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2,441 Royal Caribbean Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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stoneem
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We needed to relax and because of work had to take a short cruise. We really did not care much about ports, but Key West, Nassau and Coco Cay certainly were not on our list. We did a dauphin encounter while in Nassau, and it was ... Read more
emlsmith922
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
There were some really cool things I loved and some not so loved things. Crew members were seen getting smitten in public. Some crew members did not step aside when they were in the middle of the walk way forcing me to go around them. ... Read more
adi263disk
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed January 2017
Got the cruise as it was 5 days and the cost was very attractive. HOWEVER. the bargain ended there. I am a platinum member and got directed by a Royal Caribbean employee to the wrong check in line and wasted almost an hour in a line I ... Read more
edrosado1
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
1,476 forum post
I chose this cruise to celebrate my birthday which I do every year. The price was right and thats why I chose this particular ship. The Empress of the seas was recently refurbished, but it shows its age. The cabin is still very small in ... Read more
EverydayAdventure
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Enchantment of the Seas was not what I expected. My first two cruises were on larger ships with many amenities. I was worried I would not adjust to the ship's age and size. However, I did read the ship was refurbished not too long ago. ... Read more
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sonysita
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation both went very smoothly. The ship didn't look aged as I thought it would. It was actually a very beautiful, well-kept ship. The food was AMAZING in the MDR. The service was the best I've had on Royal ... Read more
Trigirl7
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise. From the web, I thought there were multiple pools, fancy spa, and great workout facility. None of the above exist on this ship. The ship itself is dated and dirty. The elevators took forever, which ee had to ... Read more
mconway5
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for scheduling purposes, while 4 days is never enough cruising, it was all we had time for. We had not sailed on RCCL in a while (Princess and Carnival the past couple trips) and were pleasantly surprised. While the ... Read more
karambelas31
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This ship was a mess. Leaking sewage on almost every floor. Carpets wet, liquid running down thru floors and dripping out ceilings below in common areas. Some areas smelt bad others they must have chemically treated to eliminate the ... Read more
KnoxGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This is a small, old ship--so don't expect a lot of bells and whistles. It is perfect for a relaxing getaway however. Main dining room is a long wait before you get your meal so plan for at least an hour and thirty minutes to dine each ... Read more
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porthole21
Member Since 2010
1 review
47 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and another couple sailed on the Empress of the Seas 5 Night Bahamas Cruise January 16th-21st. We both had previously sailed together on the Enchantment years back and my wife and I have also sailed on the Independence, one ... Read more
Lucypack
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
We really have but a few complaints and many praises for this cruise. My fiancé and I boarded the ship in Miami with no problems or delays. Once aboard, beverages were plentiful and we had plenty of assistance finding our way around ... Read more
resetjet
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we were looking for a cheap getaway. Parked with premier parking in Miami which was a good choice, boarding was easy, rooms ready by 1pm. Our room was on deck 7 interior front and was the smallest I have ever ... Read more
dave_cwiklinski
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
Please use my review knowing it is my first cruise, and I have nothing to compare too...and all my travel up until this point has been one-location and all-inclusive so some of my review may just be how cruising is. First off, we ... Read more
earthtoemily
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
1st cruise- Couple- Ages 23 and 28 We mainly picked this cruise based on cost and timing. Having never been on a cruise before, we didn't know what to expect. Mostly positives, with a few things here and there. The ship itself is ... Read more
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garrymorere
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
I was overdue for a cruise since being hooked on the idea in 2012, when I set sail on the Disney Dream for my first cruise. I had since sailed twice more on the Dream, but then went two and a half years, so needless to say, I was very ... Read more
lgallagher123
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see what this big ship was like. It was wonderful. The shows were so professionally done. We saw mama mia. The cast was great and it was so fun to watch. The diving show was also great! The ... Read more
dakacz
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
425 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Took this cruise to get away from the cold . Went with 3 other couples from town. Like Baltimore port for closeness to home. No need to deal with airlines.. The Grandeur is familiar with friendly crew. Always found chairs and loungers ... Read more
speedlady
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
681 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We did this cruise as a back to back with the preceding Caribbean 11 night, for a total of 20 nights. The price was good and there were some ports we had not been to so we chose to try going out of Baltimore in the winter. I should ... Read more
Crabberwoman
Member Since 2009
1 review
293 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This cruise left Baltimore, which worked for us because we could park at the port. Boarding was no more difficult than it has been for any cruise we've taken. (Compared with some of our fellow cruisers, we are pretty new at this!) ... Read more
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rrzeigler43
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Our cruise started out in Baltimore on a Saturday and it was an hour or two late leaving port due to an engine problem. On Sunday at sea everyone received message there would be no water from 1 a.m. for several hours and this would ... Read more
Bitsko
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose to sail with Royal Caribbean because it was winter, out of Baltimore and a good price. Boarding was smooth. Our cabin was adequate but the layout put the bed in front of the window and restricted our ability to look outside. The ... Read more
Joyinthemouse
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
79 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it was over Martin Luther King holiday from school for our kids and to save vacation days. We did enjoy the ship even though it is older and smaller but I do prefer the Freedom class size of Royal ... Read more
Lots of H20
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We decided to take this cruise because we were just three points short of Crown & Anchor Diamond status. I knew what to expect because one of my best friends and I sailed on Majesty's sister ship Monarch of the Seas in 2009, but it was ... Read more
BethBuchek
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
If you are considering cruising with Royal Caribbean, beware the Empress of the Seas. While all of the staff and crew were friendly and professional, the actual ship was tired and dated. Areas are clean, but in need of renovation. Our ... Read more
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