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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: 2003; Passengers: 2,146
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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
  • Active pursuits: zip-line, rock-wall, FlowRiders
  • 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
(4.5)


  • 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 #7 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.5)


  • 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 #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
(4.4)


  • Oasis-class amenities added in 2012 refurb
  • Great programming for babies, kids and teens
  • Steakhouse, Italian and Asian specialty dining
  • Launched: 1997; Passengers: 1,998
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Ranked #10 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.4)


  • 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 #11 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 #12 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: 3,686
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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)


  • Good specialty restaurants: Portofino, Chops Grille
  • High-tech nightclub, Starquest, with revolving bar
  • Generous pool area, including adults-only Solarium
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,142
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Ranked #15 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.3)


  • Family-friendly Voyager-class ship
  • Royal Promenade: hub for shops, bars and cafes
  • About half the cabins feature balconies
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 3,114
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Ranked #16 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.3)


  • 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 #17 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.3)


  • 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 #18 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.3)


  • 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: 1,992
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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; Passengers: 1,830
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Ranked #20 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.2)


  • 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: 2,050
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Ranked #21 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
(4.2)


  • Itinerary variety: Panama Canal, Canada, Baltic, Caribbean
  • Smaller ship offers intimate atmosphere and slower pace
  • Refurb has extensively updated this two-decades-old ship
  • Launched: 1995; Passengers: 1,832
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Ranked #22 of 23 Royal Caribbean Ships
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Member Reviews
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This was our 7th Cruise, 1st time with Royal Caribbean, previously with MSC and Carnival. From what I'd read and heard about Royal Caribbean was expecting it to be ...

by Janewayd1

Have today returned from 12 nights around Western Med and am very disappointed.

First went on this ship in 2010 and loved it. Now not so sure. Yes it was August ...

by nanakelly

This was our 10 th cruise in the last 5 years but the first on royal caribbean and have to say the last. Don't get me wrong, the ship is beautiful inside and out. Well ...

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