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194 Royal Caribbean Boston Cruise Reviews
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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
2 reviews
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
Janet Savage
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We cruise once or twice a year but this was our first with RC. What we liked: - The variety of foods available in the Minstrel dining room and Windjammer Cafe (help yourself dining) was almost always tasty and pleasing to our ... Read more
SHEILA.TUDOR
Member Since 2015
1 review
Returned from Tampa after 13 day cruising the Caribbean and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Long flight from UK so enjoyed chilling out on first three sea days. Good table in Minstral with very attentive service from Mckoy and ... Read more
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alswaysawayflorida
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our second cruise on Royal Caribbean and our first repositioning cruise. As Floridians, we usually sail from Jacksonville, Port Canaveral or Fort Lauderdale. We found the embarkation process in Boston to be fine. The port was ... Read more
flowers44
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
2,240 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
We sailed on the Repositioning cruise from Boston to Tampa Florida. On this cruise, my husband and I reached our Diamond status with the Crown and Anchor Society. We had 69 nights onboard when we sailed so we reach Diamond on the 11th ... Read more
Patrick123
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
Sailed October 2015
My wife and I just returned from a 13 night repositioning cruise onboard the Brilliance of the Seas. We had a nice time, as usual. This was our Third Cruise on board the Brilliance. We don't have any Major complaints. We always get ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
34 reviews
67 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is the annual repositioning trip from Boston to Southern Florida done each October after the Fall Foliage season in N.E. is over. It is "peopled" by many New Englanders who use it as a annual vacation or even to ... Read more
northshoren
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise was very nice. St. John's NB should not be a stop. There just isn't enough there to warrant a full day. Could be skipped altogether. Bar Harbor and Halifax were outstanding ports. Did not see the colors we thought we would. ... Read more
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ccdqa
Member Since 2015
1 review
Food during main dining and at Windjammer was at best average. On past cruises dinner selections and food were above average. Toliets in stateromm did not work 3 of the 7 days (over 40% failure). One day our side of ship had toliet ... Read more
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lovetocruise120413
Member Since 2015
1 review
Only a couple of things on this cruise annoyed me. I understand that people do travel in groups. Does this mean that they are entitled to "save" a bunch of seats in the theater. We arrived early to pick our seats, but were ... Read more
orlandodolly
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
118 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We started our cruise by arriving in Boston 2 days early. Thoroughly enjoyed Boston, walked the Freedom Trail and stopped at several pubs along the way. We had dinner at the Union Oyster House and it was very disappointing. High prices ... Read more
papajimd
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We are seasoned cruisers, having over 25 cruises through a couple of decades. Brilliance of the Seas has many positives. We particularly enjoyed that (1) it had a Gluten-free ‘island’ in the Windjammer buffet; excellent to the ... Read more
harryn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We went on the sister ship a few years ago The Jewel of the Sea and it was beautiful ship as is the Brilliance, so we thought we would try them again. We liked the ship and the buffet setup better than most other ships as they have ... Read more
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Hvnfuninmn33
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
75 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
Just off BOTS (10/11/15). I was on a 7 night cruise to New England/Canada with stops in Portland, ME/Bar Harbor, ME/Saint John, New Brunswick/Halifax, Nova Scotia. Embarkment went very smoothly (until their computer system went down). ... Read more
LUV TO CRUISE AR
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I was very hesitant about this cruise after reading others reviews about this being a "training" ship for the staff, poor service given and poor food choices. We have cruised at least a dozen times but this was our first RCCL. It ... Read more
CJS1111
Member Since 2015
1 review
Having sailed Royal Caribbean twice before, but almost 10 years ago, I expected the special first class treatment I received those times. This cruise was a huge disappointment though, as Royal Caribbean nickel-and-dimed the passengers ... Read more
Trekker954
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
3,681 forum posts
We were told to show up between 1 and 4 because coast guard was conducting an inspection. We had a rental car and dropped off our bags with one of the baggage valets at the port around 10:15 am, tipped her and off we went to return our ... Read more
kedmond@live.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed September 2015
Embarkation was smooth for us, but debarkation was a headache every time, but especially for leaving the last day which dragged on for an hour. Many times at port the lines were very long down a narrow hallway next to cabins. The lines ... Read more
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JCMass.
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
441 forum posts
This was a special cruise to Maine and Canada, 9 days total, instead of the usual 7 day cruise. We choose it because of the longer length, but also because we can drive to the port of Boston in about 45 minutes. We enjoy driving to ... Read more
mojomorris
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
86 forum posts
BACKGROUND: My wife and I are both retired and are Platinum level on several cruise lines. This was our 2nd RC cruise and we thought we’d try a Canada/New England cruise. For this review, I decided to give each component a ... Read more
tawcat
Member Since 2002
9 reviews
1,121 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The embarkation process was probably the smoothest of our 30+ sailings. The ship was great. Very clean and the staff overall were fantastic; always personable and cheerful. We originally had My time Dining, we did not go the first ... Read more
Wolfeman
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
Best to begin with a positive - stops were quite enjoyable and onboard entertainment was excellent. Beyond these not much was above average. The ship is not impressive by any standard of appearance excellence, yet from a functional view ... Read more
Craig Cole
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
30 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was the sixth eastbound transatlantic cruise for me and my wife, and our 19th holiday in Europe, so we are not neophyte European travelers or cruisers. One aspect of this cruise which has not been commented on was the weather. It ... Read more
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