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1,150 Royal Caribbean Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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Mrs.J
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise to be able to enjoy seeing Europe. We took an arranged tour for the morning we arrived that was a Royal Caribbean offering. It was given by a woman whose English was hard to understand. We had one stop to use the ... Read more
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sengsational
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I'll start right out with the negative: RCL wasn't quite "Brilliant" enough to completely contain the sewer gas. My cabin and a few hallways had a little too much smell for my, admittedly sensitive, nose. But this is a 4 out of ... Read more
Shone216
Member Since 2016
1 review
93 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
After cruising on Oasis in March and loving it we decided Harmony a must for us. Embarkation was easy and quick, we did online check in prior to boarding and were on the ship in no time at all. Knowing the layout of the ship made it ... Read more
lidopuppy
Member Since 2007
1 review
522 forum posts
9 helpful votes
An incredible experience for a Mediterranean cruise! Though the Brilliance is older and smaller than most of the ships that we sail, we found it a perfect choice for a 12 day Mediterranean cruise. The size allowed for a more intimate ... Read more
TEALBIRDS
Member Since 2006
1 review
96 forum posts
7 helpful votes
First time on RCL - just went for the sake of being on worlds biggest ship. Great mix of international passengers & age groups. Itinerary was port intensive would prefer some extra time at sea to enjoy the ship. Seemed to be over ... Read more
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Georgeven
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
73 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We decided to book this cruise very well in advance (a year or so) to try the newest and biggest ship even though we are not fans of this size of ships. This was a Family cruise with a party of five, both of us (38 and 39) with around 16 ... Read more
grant henderson
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is our 3rd cruise with Royal Caribbean. Last year we cruised the Med on the Allure of the seas and loved it. Harmony is practically the same ship with a few extras like the water slides and the ultimate abyss which is the slide at the ... Read more
Freebie48
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise, the first with Royal Caribbean. We boarded in Barcelona and had a day to explore the city before boarding. Be sure to check out the Magic Fountain of Montjic. It is amazing. When we boarded we were surprised how ... Read more
livoc
Member Since 2010
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The most amazing ship...went on my own for the first time and it was ideal. Lots to do. Lots to eat and drink...Just fabulous. Room amazing. Staff incredible. Activities to die for. Ultimate Abyss and water slides so much fun. Cruise ... Read more
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jmspls72
Member Since 2015
1 review
83 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been on 4 other cruises with all but one being on RCCL. I normally don't do reviews for my trips that due to all the negativity about the ship I thought it be necessary to give what I feel is a fair and realistic review of the ship ... Read more
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Lovetocruise53
Member Since 2002
1 review
33 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
For just a big ship I thought getting on and off in Barcelona was so easy. I have been on the Allure out of Ft Lauderdale and it took longer. We got on the ship by noon and the luggage were by our door when we got to the rooms at 1pm. ... Read more
blueferguson
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
I sailed on freedom of the seas 5 years ago and loved it so wanted to go on the latest model. Embarkation was a breeze We were not disappointed i would like to say a big thank you especially to amir and imadi in the silks dining ... Read more
Lawyer82
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise but our first since having our daughter who had just turned 3 years. We hoped that a boat like HOTS would give us the cruise experience we wanted but would cater sufficient for her and we weren't disappointed. ... Read more
bondo007
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Wow! This cruise did not disappoint! This was my first time in Europe, and first time taking a cruise. I have a feeling that my boyfriend and I will be disappointed by future cruises because this cruise was so amazing. From the service, to ... Read more
aidansargent
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
I had read a lot of the reviews before I actually sailed and was feeling quiet nervous about the ship due to the volume of negative reviews. I can understand the issues that were had the first couple of weeks but was worried with the ... Read more
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Finchyy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This cruise was our 16th - the 12th with RCI so straight away, you'll see that we are biased towards Royal Caribbean or 'loyal2royal' and whenever they launch a new class, we usually sail during the inaugural season. We're a couple with ... Read more
kcdionysus
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We've cruised with different cruise lines and on this occasion we were taking the in laws for their first cruise. They specifically wanted to go to the Vatican so a trip round the Med ended up being the obvious solution. As they weren't ... Read more
KruiseMama
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Brilliance of the Seas was amazing. I enjoy traveling on Royal Caribbean because I know the standards and service are always the same. I like the consistency and knowing the venues and dining rooms makes it easy to focus on what is truly ... Read more
paulroo
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
have been wanting to do this for a long time, it was way better than our expectations, will be going again. Its hard to imagine you are on a ship, everything was excellent, all the staff are very courteous and helpful, training must be a ... Read more
zacharias23
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Ship: Being the largest cruise ship in the world, I was concerned with a sold out ship being a logistic nightmare. To my surprise, the ratio of staff to passengers and vast ship size alleviated any issues of the feeling of ... Read more
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aaakane
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
The embarkaton process on and off the boat was quick and painless at Barcelona (pick terminal C lot less crowded) - carry your luggage off the boat it is a lot easier. RC made the shuttle/ check in process at the Barcelona airport very ... Read more
Within temptation
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Having sailed with RCCL 10 times we always wanted to try an OASIS class ship. Along comes Harmony Of The Seas (HOTS), and an opportunity to try the largest cruise ship. My wife and I are 60, so not exactly young, but were saddened to ... Read more
dianekeens@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
I have been on the Independence of the Seas and the Voyager of the Seas and was keen to try the new biggest cruise ship in the world. The boat is awesome, you can't help but be wowed by it. Everywhere so clean and new. Very ... Read more
WorldWatcher
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
First time cruisers. Overall, its simply great to have everything laid on for you, and have a different part of the world come to your balcony every morning. Can't wait to go again. I'd guess the ship was probably a nice mix between ... Read more
Kiwicruisers2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Amazing trip! We stayed in Barcelona for a couple of days prior to boarding the Brilliance of the Seas and enjoyed two days on the hop on and off bus tours. This was our first time cruising so had no idea what to expect. Embarkation was ... Read more
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