Originally posted by Dave Beers:
Did you use an agent who specializes in cruises for this booking or did you do it on your own?
Perhaps your expectations were not realistic? Trust me, the cruise experience among all the mainstream cruise lines is pretty much the same when you look at the boilerplate items such as food, drinks, prices, service, and accommodations.
Those were my thoughts, as well. And, to put things in perspective, my last Royal Caribbean cruise was nine years ago. Yet, if I reread the original post, I could pretty much put any cruise line in there. This sounds like a combination of unrealistic expectations and the realization that cruising is not the ideal vacation for you. At least you gave it a try.