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2,097 Royal Caribbean Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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AdeleG
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our cruise was supposed to be 4 nights, Oct 6-10, but was shortened more than one day due to Hurricane Matthew. Royal Caribbean sent a text stating that no one would be allowed on board until 5 pm on Oct 7. The ship was docked and ... Read more
happyhappy66
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed October 2016
The Empress was wonderful a smaller boat than most cruises. Much to consider here we sailed day after Matthew left Miami so our trip was cut short. RCL cut out Key West so, Nassau, Bahamas turned out to be our only port and it was left ... Read more
kemenios
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I would like to preface this review by saying: I understand and sympathize with the effect that Hurricane Matthew had on all of the Bahamas. This is not meant to downplay the suffering of those involved, merely to outline how this ... Read more
stlouistravelers
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
436 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We decided to take a short cruise to just get away for a few days. We had sailed on the Rhapsody the previous year and were very happy with the ship. I had thought that this ship would be the same. It is much smaller. The ship was in ... Read more
Travelnsue
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have cruised on Royal Carribean before and really enjoyed Marc Walker who is the cruise director (Bing Bong) on this ship. Unfortunately we sailed the week of Hurricane Matthew and so we had a very unusual cruise. I give BIG credit to ... Read more
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jnbmom
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise was originally supposed to be a trip to Nassau, Bahamas and Cococay, as well as one day at sea. Before we left port, we knew the hurricane was coming and our itinerary was changed. Since Freeport is further north and closer to ... Read more
marcollins4
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was my husband and I's 5th cruise, but our first time bringing our daughters (ages 8 & 3). We were a little apprehensive about bringing the kids, but WOW did we ALL have a fabulous time! Embarkation: A breeze. From arrival to ... Read more
Mae Thunder
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Fantastic first cruise in spite of Hurricane Matthew and the problems it caused! Royal changed the itinerary from Bahamas to Cozumel to avoid the hurricane. Then the airline canceled the flight home. Fortunately I had booked the flight ... Read more
AntyM
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was a first time cruise so we decided to start with a three day cruise. I loved it and we are looking forward to our next. We did the beach bungalows on Cococay and it was well worth it. On Nassau we did the aquarium at Atlantis and I ... Read more
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Retired-in-TV
Member Since 2014
1 review
54 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
We went on this cruise with a group from our neighborhood. Had heard 3 night cruises are party boats, and they are. Young adult (using the word adult loosely), or those in their 20's, were heavily into the booze. They filled the dance ... Read more
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mmr06
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
47 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise beacuse we just wanted a weekend for a surprise birthday party, and Port Canaveral is the shortest distance from home. Lots of parties and celebrations going on. Now, I know 3 day weekend cruises tend to be 'booze ... Read more
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koconor
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our experience aboard Majesty was a pleasant one. This was our second cruise on this ship, the first was out of Miami before her refurbishment. Although we preferred sailing on Enchantment, the improvements to Majesty have definitely made ... Read more
sandy toes
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,745 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I choose this cruise because I wanted a shorter cruise for my girls(daughter and 2 grand daughters, ages 13 and 6), one that would involve a flight (a test for the youngest, to see how she would do on a plane), and it had a stop at Key ... Read more
FairyGodmother55
Member Since 2011
1 review
118 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We booked this cruise on a special thinking that the Majesty was going to dry dock for a major renovation only to find out that it only had a few new additions. It's an older, smaller ship and we really missed having the Solarium on board. ... Read more
Fitzy1771
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We arrived a day early and spent the night on South Beach. Never have been to Miami so wanted to experience it. The beach was beautiful, but the restaurants were very expensive! Arrived to the port around 12:30 and we were on the ship ... Read more
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kcamp317
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We decided to go on a 4 night cruise on this ship, just the wife and I this time because our daughter is in preschool. We have been on Majesty several times in the past and have never been disappointed. You just can't beat the price for ... Read more
CruisingIsLikeCrack
Member Since 2014
1 review
92 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was a perfect filler cruise, nice relaxing quick getaway. MDR food and wait staff were good. Only ate one lunch and one breakfast in the Windjammer and it was ok for buffet style food, but the bacon could be better quality. The crew ... Read more
bearlands
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was my first cruise in over 10 years. Embarkation was smooth and fast for the most part, but there were some sections that could have used more workers to direct people to the correct places, answer questions, etc. Our Oceanview ... Read more
Usaffamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and it was also our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We chose Royal Caribbean based on recommendations from friends who cruise often. We departed from Miami and left on Oct 24 2016 for a four night cruise to Nassau, ... Read more
Hecannette
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This ship was better than I expected. I was a bit nervous when I booked this cruise knowing that it was an old ship that had been remodeled and had just started sailing 6 months prior to my trip. But for the price we paid, it was well ... Read more
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susanvand
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband and I took this cruise as a getaway from our business. We read a lot of reviews on this site, prior to selecting the Empress. We knew that she had undergone some renovations and it seemed there were a few sailings right after ... Read more
DLamp
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Despite all the reviews I read, we had a great time on the Empress. Two adults and two 17 year old girls. Cruise director Elvis and his crew were so much fun. Elvis, Bernardo & Isaac know how to entertain. From cake decorating, ... Read more
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VillaFam
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
This was our first time cruising. We were a family of 5 (2 young children, 12 and 5, and an extended family member). Getting on and off the ship was very smoothly, it was a quick process. I think this was a benefit to being on a small ... Read more
Zurkhardo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The Empress' motto is "the smallest ship with the biggest heart", and it is an apt and accurate description. This was my first cruise, and I never expected to enjoy it as much as I did. Literally every single staff member, from ... Read more
redheadfla
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We got a phenomenal deal for this cruise, and although we read some sketchy reviews of the ship, it ended up being great! the food in the dining room was top notch, the entertainment was good, the only bad thing was Nassau, as there is ... Read more
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