I hear ya! I was also let down by the lack of "something" special on that inaugural cruise. And then the certificates that were finally handed out were not personalized. Why should that be such a hard thing to do? I know we are not alone in this thinking. Everyone seemed to be disappointed - no fireworks, special gifts, etc. Having the Captain and CD tell me on the last day at sea that "yeah, we blew it" was not much consolation.
And so it is.....we have no plans to ever book an inaugural cruise with RCI again. Too much money for what is no different than any other cruise on the ship.