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1,174 Royal Caribbean Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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Crusader72
Member Since 2012
1 review
50 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Transatlantics are best value especially when booked early. Cabin had creaking metal overhead which made it difficult to sleep. Otherwise the cabin was fine. Room attendant was very pleasant and efficient. Johnny Rockets was best for ... Read more
germanfflyer
Member Since 2005
1 review
741 forum posts
10 helpful votes
The ship already looks very run down after only a few month - the carpets the chairs - general facilities are showing a lot of tear and wear already The cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired. The materials used to build this ship ... Read more
SarasotaPro
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Just returned from Spain on the 13n transatlantic cruise on Harmony of the Seas. Normally do not write a lot of reviews but read some others on HOTS and thought i should offer some thoughts. First, we have been on over half of RCs ... Read more
ab Cushner
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
For a maiden crossing , the ship was well prepared. Embarkation was professional. Royal brought in their best employees. The steward knew his job and was very helpfull. The dining staff ALL over the ship was polite and also did a ... Read more
Bucky63
Member Since 2006
21 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation: We arrived early at the Port of Barcelona and were checked in quickly and efficiently. We could not board until 12:00 noon so we waited in the port facilities. Out stateroom was available at 1:00 PM. Overall the check-in ... Read more
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martydisney
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Thought it would be interesting to try a new large ship. It was interesting. Ship was large and crowded. Not enough seating in public areas. Shows were better than some of the other ships. Food was mediocre. I do have to say, our Dining ... Read more
fjtota
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
After a month long trip thru Europe, my wife and I were looking forward to our second cruise aboard the Brilliance of the sea from Barcelona, Spain to Tampa, Florida. Having cruise on her back in 2003, we always talked about how beautiful ... Read more
dookeofearl
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We finished our European touring with this cross Atlantic sailing. Our cabin (3560) was very quiet, very clean, great location and our cabin steward was excellent. The ship was clean throughout and We were happy to see the ... Read more
Texas Traveler 4
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I joined my best friend, her mother, and her mother's best friend on this cruise. They were all repeat transatlantic cruisers, but this was my first time being recently retired. Our trip started with 5 days in Barcelona, a city that I ... Read more
kedick01
Member Since 2007
1 review
431 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This cruise was one of the best we have taken with Royal and we have over 50 cruises with them. It was our first transatlantic and the staff went all out. The CD Clo and her staff were wonderful. We had excellent entertainment every ... Read more
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Unkagabi
Member Since 2006
1 review
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Of several TAs we have done over the years, this was one of the best. Our reasons were many: 1) So many nice touches were done for the passengers by the hotel director and other management, e.g. gift hats received, multiple raffles ... Read more
SbbquilterUT
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
76 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Starting in the beautiful city of Barcelona was lovely - spent three days prior to boarding exploring, enjoying the architecture, food and friendly people. Monday morning we walked to the Rambla flower stalls to find a bouquet for our ... Read more
MarthaY
Member Since 2001
1 review
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Some areas of the ship are nice, such as the Schooner bar, the Colonny club, the theatre but seats in other areas are old fashioned and show age. The Atrium, where many activities took place is small, also, there is a bar there where night ... Read more
chris_kelowna
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
467 forum posts
We booked this Transatlantic cruise while on the Allure Transatlantic last year. In Barcelona we stayed at the Ciutat del Prat hotel. Very convenient as they pick you up from the airport, provide a lovely breakfast, and take you to the ... Read more
diacar58
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
This was our first 14 day trip and it was very good. From the excellent, fast embarkation in Barcelona to the speedy disembarkation in Tampa, rarely were we held up for things that Royal Caribbean could control. The service staff in ... Read more
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kcsails2
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Nice ship with attentive crew. Specialty restaurants, Chopps and Giovanni's were great as usual. We never eat in the dining room, as all we ever get is the 8:30 PM seating, so the alternatives are important. Windjammer and the afternoon ... Read more
Mad RCI fan
Member Since 2015
8 reviews
2 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to sail on this wonderful ship on the Maiden Voyage from Southampton to Barcelona. I had a fantastic time and wanted to return to Harmony on her last Mediterranean cruise before going Transatlantic. This time I decided ... Read more
Depressing
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We decided to go on a cruise as we had never been before and thought it would be something different. We choose Harmony of the Seas as it was one of the newer ships and it looked beautiful! On first sight the ship looked beautiful and ... Read more
Bootle Buck
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
129 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to try Harmony before she relocated to US. So glad that we took this opportunity. When we booked only "Guaranteed" cabins were available so we took a chance and booked a Balcony cabin. ... Read more
Kanin
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We live in Spain and drove to Barcelona to join ship. We parked in Trade Centre parking which is really handy for the cruise terminal. We arrived the night before embarkation and stayed in the Eurostar Grand Marina Hotel which is above ... Read more
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archive42
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Ship was good aimed at families there is a lot to do for the children.As we are used to travelling from Southampton there are a few things to take with you If you smoke there was NO Duty free on board as we did not call at any none EU ... Read more
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
52 forum posts
4 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
101 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
531 forum posts
16 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
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