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190 Royal Caribbean Boston Cruise Reviews
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SteveMcP
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We prefer re-positioning cruises for their normally unique itineraries and they are normally more than the standard 7 day adventures. This cruise embarkation was in Boston which is only an hour flight from Toronto so we could fly out and ... Read more
DeckBuddy11
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The second day at sea I had not heard where the Cruise Critic meet up was to be so I checked with the guest services and was told it had already happened and they gave me to note. They would note that I was missed on the distribution. ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
33 reviews
67 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was the annual repositioning cruise of whatever Radiance class ship is sailing the Boston - Canadian Maritimes route - this year the Serenade. The cruise leaves Boston and then spends 12 days doing a southern Caribbean cruise before ... Read more
patmama
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My hubby and I went to Alaska in June of 2004 on Serenade of the Seas. We thought it was a beautiful ship and after 25 other cruises decided to go to Canada/New England on the Serenade. We flew into Boston day of the cruise because ... Read more
JCMass.
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
425 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For my husband and I this was our second trip with RCI to Maine and Canada out of Boston. Last year we took the Brilliance of the Seas and were lucky with a once time only 9 day cruise that included three more stops than this year. ... Read more
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arzcpa
Member Since 2010
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We were driven to port by our daughter at about 1:00 p.m. Did not see our luggage until 5 hours later. Got to stand outside during muster drill in topsiders and cold weather, while some woman was coughing on me. Meanwhile is lecturing ... Read more
FirstTeacher
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
45 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from our cruise to Maine and Canada. We're from the Boston area, so we weren't traveling as much for the ports as for the cruise experience. This was our fifth RCI cruise, the second on a Radiance Class ship. ... Read more
chadbt
Member Since 2006
1 review
106 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Boston. History aplenty. Welcoming. Our Back Bay pre-cruise stay at the Lenox Hotel was excellent. Good walking/shopping area in the immediate vicinity. Cruise Port facilities were fine - our first impressions were favorable. ... Read more
Beane
Member Since 2006
1 review
35 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to leave from our home port of Boston (much as we did with our previous cruise to Bermuda on Norwegian). I've been on one additional cruise, also on RCI, to Alaska, about ten years ago. ... Read more
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drebo
Member Since 2005
1 review
55 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise so we could view the Fall colors and visit Canada. We did see beautiful foliage and enjoyed visiting the ports of call in Canada. We flew into Boston two days early so we could experience the city of Boston. We had ... Read more
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greaper
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had not been on this itinerary before and it seemed like a good alternative to the Caribbean. When we first booked the cruise, over 1 year before sailing, our travel agent told us that the only option for ... Read more
tlfarms
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We choose Royal Caribbean because this was the destination we wanted. Also we have been on Royal Caribbean cruises before and have been pleased. I gave this boat a average rating . First of all maybe this is the trend all lines are ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
33 reviews
67 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I am a RCI Pinnacle with about 100 trips on RCI. This was in all respects a "typical" RCI cruise with their product being fully and ably presented. Serenade, a Radiance Class ship, was "revitalized" in the past year ... Read more
zstkbrkr
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this ship for the price and itinery for New England. We had never sailed on an RC ship before and it was nice. The ship has a nautical theme with a lot of glass. The cabin was small and all balconies on 7 have the tops of the life ... Read more
OlsonK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We were very pleased with this cruise ship, staff and itinerary. Here is what I can share: Transfer from airport to port: We booked a transfer from the airport to the ship. We were met by a host at the luggage pick up. Very smooth ... Read more
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OlsonK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We just returned from a New England/Canada 7 day Cruise with Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas. On a scale of 1-10 I would give this cruise an overall rating of 10. The ship was clean and well kept. Our cabin was clean. Upon ... Read more
MJN
Member Since 2003
1 review
787 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I sailed on the Serenade of the Seas leaving Boston on Sept. 18, 2016 to Canada and New England. This was our first time doing this itinerary but our 2nd time on the Serenade and 4th or 5th cruise on this class of ship. We ... Read more
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lexmiller
Member Since 2012
20 reviews
252 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I wanted to allow my impressions to settle in, so I’m writing this review a month after sailing. We are Celebrity loyalists, but this cruise was round trip out of Boston, our home port - driving our car a mere 20 minutes to the port ... Read more
majoba33
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are a retired couple and this was our first cruise. We chose this one in particular because it was roundtrip from Boston and the ports were of interest to us. We had two days to tour Boston on our own before boarding the ship. Our ... Read more
Husney
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
236 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Embarkation in Boston was a breeze. We were on board within 30 minutes of arriving at the port. The ship however is in sad shape. Filthy windows, stained upholstry in the room and in the common areas. Entertainment was mediocre at ... Read more
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mj167267
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Second time we were on this cruise. Enjoyed the ports and embarking process. They were quick and efficient in Boston. Staff pleasant and hard working. Main dining food was good and service was great. Entertainment was ok but we had ... Read more
BRIND
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Always trying to cruise new areas, we chose this as we had not been to this area of America before. Having cruised with Royal Caribbean before,we were classed as Gold Members & Embarkation was very swift (full marks). However we had ... Read more
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NC Cruiser 1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I have cruised 12 times...mostly with Celebrity & Holland America. This was our second Royal Caribbean cruise and we chose it for the New England and Canada itinerary. I would rate the cruise as a 2.5 . I should ... Read more
winelover817
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for a girl's getaway. Very disappointed in the food and service on this ship. This was my 3rd cruise this year. The food was the worst! In the dining room was served lukewarm at best. Most seemed like it had been ... Read more
Emergency Nurse
Member Since 2010
1 review
46 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was not our first cruise but it was our first Royal Caribbean Cruise. We knew that we wanted something longer than 7 days. This was 13 days, a Repositioning Cruise. Initially we chose this particular cruise because it left out of ... Read more
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