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Royal Caribbean Ship Reviews

 
Ranked #1 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.7)


  • Mid-sized ship with many dining, entertainment options
  • Good for families, singles, couples and groups
  • Alternative restaurants: Portofino, Chop's Grille
  • Launched: August 2003; Passengers: 2,112
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Ranked #2 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.7)


  • Watch Broadway show, "Hairspray"
  • Lounge in foliage-filled Central Park
  • Live it up in a two-deck Loft Suite
  • Launched: 2009; Passengers: 5,400
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Ranked #3 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.7)


  • Fun feature: FlowRider surf simulator
  • One of the best ships afloat for families
  • Entertainment partnerships with DreamWorks and Mattel
  • Launched: 2006; Passengers: 3,634
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Ranked #4 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.7)


  • Shares title of world's largest cruise ship with Oasis
  • Casual eats: a hot dog joint & Mexican cantina
  • Ship features cruise industry's first Starbucks
  • Launched: November 2010; Passengers: 5,400
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Ranked #5 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.6)


  • First of five Voyager-class ships to get Royal Advantage overhaul
  • Endless sea day diversions: rock-climbing to shopping
  • 22,000 square feet dedicated to kids' areas
  • Launched: 2003; Passengers: 3,114
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Ranked #6 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.6)


  • Received Oasis-class features during 2011 refurb
  • FlowRider offers a taste of surfing at sea
  • Nice blend of free and for-fee dining options
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 3,634
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Ranked #7 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.5)


  • Alternative eateries: steakhouse, Italian
  • Lovely Thai-themed, glass-domed solarium
  • Vortex Disco is fun revolving nightclub
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 2,112
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Ranked #8 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.5)


  • $20 million spent in 2011 to makeover "Mid-size" ship
  • Features outside elevators; half of exterior is glass
  • Huge stone elephants grace African-themed Solarium
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 2,112
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Ranked #9 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.5)


  • Sails to Bermuda and Caribbean from Cape Liberty
  • More than 15,000 square feet of fitness and spa space
  • Some 50 percent of cabins feature balconies
  • Launched: 2000; Passengers: 3,114
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Ranked #10 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • 81 inside cabins have "virtual balconies" (HD screens showing sea views)
  • Onboard ethnic dining: Mexican, Japanese, Italian
  • Royal Promenade indoor mall with bars, shops and parades
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 3,114
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Ranked #11 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • Oasis-class amenities added in 2012 refurb
  • Great programming for babies, kids and teens
  • Steakhouse, Italian and Asian specialty dining
  • Launched: 1997; Passengers: 2,040
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Ranked #12 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • First in RCI's innovative Voyager class
  • One of the most family-friendly ships at sea
  • Casino has 300 slots, blackjack, craps, roulette
  • Launched: 1999; Passengers: 3,114
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Ranked #13 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • Ship was cut in half and extended in 2005
  • Expanded pool deck with suspension bridges
  • Activities cater to multigenerational groups
  • Launched: 1997; Passengers: 2,252
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Ranked #14 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • Family-friendly Voyager-class ship
  • Royal Promenade: hub for shops, bars and cafes
  • Active cruisers enjoy rock-climbing, rollerblading
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 3,114
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Ranked #15 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • Underwent $7 million refurbishment in 2013
  • New restaurant and cafe added
  • New features including giant outdoor cinema screen
  • Launched: 2008; Passengers: 3,634
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Ranked #16 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • 3- & 4-night cruises offer quick, affordable getaways
  • Viking Crown Lounge provides quiet space, scenic views
  • Adventure Ocean kids club, Royal Babies & Tots
  • Launched: 1992; Passengers: 2,350
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Ranked #17 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • Centrum with bar, dance floor and aerial shows
  • Sailings out of Baltimore to Bahamas and Caribbean
  • Multiple dining venues: Asian, Italian, steakhouse
  • Launched: 1996; Passengers: 1,950
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Ranked #18 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • Good specialty restaurants: Portofino, Chops Grille
  • High-tech nightclub, Starquest, with revolving bar
  • Generous pool area, including adults-only Solarium
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,112
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Ranked #19 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.3)


  • Windowed Centrum offers aerial spectacles and daytime activities
  • Midsize ship with multiple dining venues
  • Features 18-hole mini-golf course
  • Launched: 1996/1998; Passengers: 1804
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Ranked #20 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.3)


  • 2013 makeover: new restaurants, movie screen, nursery, aerial show
  • Lots of glass walls bring outdoors in
  • Many cabin types, including family staterooms and panoramic ocean views
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,514
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Ranked #21 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.2)


  • Based year-round in Japan, China and Korea
  • Part of the mid-sized Vision class
  • Elegant white, pale blue and turquoise decor
  • Launched: 1995; Passengers: 1804
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Ranked #22 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
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