Royal Caribbean… really treated royally

22 Mar

Although I have been away from the keyboard for the week, I have a good reason. As you may remember in my post about saving money on vacation, I have been on a cruise to the Bahamas for my senior spring break with 15 of my closest friends.

The Cruise Girls

Not only did I successfully exceed the challenge of enjoying a relaxing week, but I also relished in being treated like a queen. Wow, does Royal Caribbean do it up right, or what?!

The service was absolutely incredible! From what I discovered, they have something called Gold Anchor Cruise Service where they choose to go above and beyond the call of duty while guests are on the ship (and at various ports).

For example, our room attendant, Ryan, left us this little guy on the bed at night when Ryan came to set up the ladders for the bunk beds while we were at dinner.

Woof, woof

However, the most impressive part of the week was the  Food and Beverage Staff, including our hilarious waiter, Rodante. He always made sure that we had exactly what we needed and way more than enough of our “yum, yum” (aka dessert).

See…

Rodante & the "yummy, yummy por da tummy"

In fact, on the last night, we requested sprinkles, and although he couldn’t find any, he brought us a plate of chocolate and white chocolate shavings (which obviously are 10 thousand times better than regular sprinkles).

Not only did they serve well, but they could sing well, too! Jesus, another waiter, serenaded my roommate (and lovely cruise planner), Beth. Maybe the singing wasn’t quite up to par with the original, but we liked his version of the song better anyway.

Musical Stylings of Jesus (pronounced "Hey-soos" not like "Gee-zus")

Overall, the cruise was super memorable and those employees definitely deserve a hand for dealing with our messy rooms and hungry appetites all week. Way to go!

Have y’all ever experienced service like we did on a cruise or anywhere else? I’d love to see who else is really making guests feel special!

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2 Responses to “Royal Caribbean… really treated royally”

  1. travelwithbrooke April 19, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    My roommate and I went on a cruise after our study abroad, and our service was great as well! Love the towel creatures!

    • Lauren Locher April 19, 2011 at 10:46 am #

      what an awesome thing to do! Post study abroad cruise? I wish.

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