What a great site! Thanks to everyone for the helpful information.
Sorry if this is a repeat question. I've read a lot of people saying (from previous posts) that they felt their laptops where safe when left in the room. I hope that is the case, but is there any other option on Royal Caribbean? In other words, is there a possibility of leaving a laptop with the Guest Services desk, or something like that?
Just put it out of sight in your cabin and you will not have any trouble. I doubt the Guest Services desk will hold your laptop for you. If its that critical that it does not get stolen, then you should not even bring it for fear that you may drop it or have it snatched during travel.
You don't have to worry about your room stewards. I have left many expensive things in plain view and they have not been touched (other than maybe to straighten things up.)
You only concern would be someone walking by when the cabin door is open and the steward is in the cabin across the hall of something... there would be very little chance of someone being able to take something unseen unless it was sitting in the open near the door.
Or buy and bring a laptop locking cable. You could lock the laptop to the dresser or tot he hanging rod of the closet when you want to secure it.
I recently took mine on Carnival and didn't have any problems. Jim's advice is spot on..as the stewards do leave the doors open when cleaning. I just put mine in the closet as they don't normally to my knowledge go in those areas of the cabins.
We also do this, simply putting laptops and cameras in drawers or the closet. This isn't a reflection on the stewards honesty, but mostly to keep things out of the way for cleaning. The security plus to this is simple: some miscreant fellow passenger might be able to do a quick snatch and run of something sitting out when the door is open for cleaning, but they aren't going to rifle through closets and drawers.