Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Royal Caribbean Barcelona Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Royal Caribbean x
Barcelona x
Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International
Cruise Critic Overview

950 Royal Caribbean Barcelona Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
501
Very Good
224
Average
129
Poor
55
Terrible
27
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
207
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
78
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
74
Repositioning Cruises
Repositioning Cruises
73
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
PoCo cruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
136 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
We boarded in Barcelona on a Transatlantic to Brazil. To start applying for the Brazilian Visa was a big hassle which took over 3 weeks to finalize. Boarding process was not too bad but there were a lot of confusion at the beginning. ... Read more
Fancy Free
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Four years ago my husband and I took a repositioning cruise on RCCL's Vision of the Seas, from Rio to Lisbon. We had such a relaxing, wonderful time that this year we decided to repeat the experience, and take the repositioning cruise ... Read more
Fincabiggs
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was the 3rd RCI cruise of the year for my wife and I, the others were on the Allure and the Explorer. We were concerned that this Vision class ship might be too small in comparison to the others and we were a bit concerned as to how ... Read more
rdun41251
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 8th TA with RCL/Celebrity and with the exception of what can only be described as the most diabolical Wi Wi system and very poor immigration arrangements in Tampa, my wife and I had a great cruise, if not quite, an exceptional ... Read more
onyourmark
Member Since 2003
12 reviews
457 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed twice on Celebrity Reflection from Rome to Miami so we were ready to explore a new ship. This was our first Oasis class, and we were not disappointed with the ship as a destination on our Westbound Transatlantic from Barcelona on ... Read more

Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises

VAMSCruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Like others, we were also NOT "WOWed" by this cruise.Embarkation was the high point of the trip! Once on-board, the front-line service personnel (from waiters to bar tenders to cabin stewards) were very nice & seemed quite ... Read more
MommaMickey
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I live by the adage any cruise is better than none and nothing beats a transatlantic. I cruise with my best friend on a 15 night transatlantic on Vision. Vision is an older ship and small. Our flight booked through ChoiceAir was great ... Read more
Alan13
Member Since 2005
1 review
639 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Overall I had a good cruise with lots of friends onboard. I had a Balcony Cabin on Deck 11 near the forward elevators. My first full morning I went to walk on the walking/jogging track (great). I turned left from my cabin and could not ... Read more
mcarr91831@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Even though The Allure of the Seas Ship and employees were fantastic, the food and lack of headroom were below average! They promised me 7' 6" of headroom in our stateroom, we only had about 6' 9" of headroom. Being 7' 2" ... Read more
Lisakauai
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was my fourth TransAtlantic in the past five years. After crossing from Sao Paulo to Lisbon on the Splendor of the Seas, I was looking forward to experiencing the "mega" ship. Our cabin was a balcony on the 8th floor which ... Read more

Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises

trvlgirl65
Member Since 2010
1 review
71 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
The Allure is a big ship and you need to be prepared for it when sold out like our cruise was. That said RC should not have made the venues so small for the amount of people on board. Time after time you could not get in to bars that ... Read more
Ladyhawk5
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was my 3rd cruise ever. The first was a short Carnival Carnival cruise 10 years ago, then an 8 night this past January on the Independence of the Seas. I was slightly apprehensive about 11 nights at sea: would there be enough to do, ... Read more
Papaoopa
Member Since 2013
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I are in our mid-60's and are Diamond Members with RCCL. After our next cruise, we will be Diamond Plus. We have been on about every size ship in the RCCL fleet and this was our second cruise on the Allure. We have been ... Read more
fredflint
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
766 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I want to break this review into 2 parts the first is facts the other is opinion: We were in Cabin 11190 which is a front facing hump, very nice cabin with the bed by the window which I think is the better location. The room was very ... Read more
Lindy4508
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
95 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We live in Fort Lauderdale and it's the home port for the Allure. Because of this, the ship gets a lot of publicity. We ordinarily don't like a ship this big, but we were curious. Several of our friends had sailed on her and raved about ... Read more

Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises

Bethwalt
Member Since 2014
1 review
59 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have cruised on RCCL 25 times. We have taken 7 transatlantic cruises, 5 on RCCL and 2 on Celebrity. There were some wonderful things about the Allure and some disappointing aspects. Entertainment was spectacular. Best of any cruise we ... Read more
lise1
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
33 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Perfect cruise on Vision of the Seas This is our 2nd cruise with RC and this one exceeded our expectations. Embarkation and registration took all of 20 minutes. We arrived at Port/Barcelona at 10h30 and by 10h50, we were having lunch in ... Read more
Helpful? Thank lise1
AnneOttawa
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Was not sure what to expect on our first cruise but we were very happy with the experience. Loved the size of the ship. Our cabin attendant was great. We were very happy with the food, did My Time Dining and felt the meals were ... Read more
travelhappy2000
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were one of many who took the back to back on the Vision. This was not our first back to back so we have other cruises to compare our experience with Vision. We had to transfer cabins as they claim that the ship was fully booked and ... Read more
Ordinary People
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We were on 11 nights Vision of the Sea on 10/19/15 and the food in Main Dining Room and Windjammer were same almost everyday except they may change the food name. Do not expect free lobster and steak any more or free kitchen tour or ... Read more

Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises

joeandwendy
Member Since 2003
1 review
190 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We have cruised with RCCL over 30 times, our first to the Mediterranean, and was very pleased with the ports visited, however, not so with the ship! The food onboard was mediocre with the best being the bacon cheeseburger from room ... Read more
Mcantabene
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Vision was a smaller ship and easy to navigate. I prefer the Mega ships. That being said, it was quite a "busy" itinerary. We spent 2 1/2 days in Barcelona before sailing. For our shore excursions in Nice, Florence/Pisa, Rome ... Read more
baldeagle53
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We boarded the ship via a priority line for suite guests with no problem (around 11:30am) in Barcelona. Our "Grand Suite" would not be available until 1:00pm. We had lunch on the Lido deck. The food in the main dining room was ... Read more
Delfal
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived on the Vision of the Seas to the moment we left we were in our element. On arrival we were checked in at the Port in Barcelona, all the staff at check in were helpful and were aware of the packages we had ... Read more
nevilleward
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second Med. cruise in three years, both leaving from Barcelona, but hitting mostly different ports. We have completed 9 cruises now, seven of them with Roy Caribbean. This was our first time on the Vision-class of ships. ... Read more

Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.