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5,408 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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noleboy1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Went on Majesty of the Seas for 4 night cruise from Port Canaveral. It was excellent! Boarding was delayed 1.5 hours due to ship coming in late because of rough seas but that is not RCL's fault and we were notified via text. Ship was ... Read more
PeridotQueen1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Getting on-board was a snap. Cabin and cruise staff was exceptional. The ship holds about 4500 passengers, but never felt crowded. We had a balcony room and loved viewing the sea as we travel. The entertainment was terrific, the ice show ... Read more
Lienmachine
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I made the mistake of reading reviews a couple of nights prior to our cruise and started to have second thoughts. Just like anything else in life, your experiences cannot be compared to anyone else's and it's all about what you make of it. ... Read more
Kuri
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just got back from the 9 nights sailing for group of 8 and we all enjoyed our cruise. I was a little concerned when I read negative reviews before our trip but our experience has been great over all. We did our homework 5 months ahead of ... Read more
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BigChewy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The web site doesn't give you all your cruise information in an easy to find manner. The food was extremely average. The dinner service was also very average. We found the food to be not very good. As bad as some of the reviews we ... Read more

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netrodini
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
39 helpful votes
12 Night Mediterranean Cruise Brilliance of the Seas Sail Date: 05/14/2016 To whom it may concern: I’m sorry to say that the cruise experience on this last trip was not one of the worst that I have experienced; it was THE ... Read more
charminas@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I was the group leader for 25 family members cruising with Royal Caribbean on the Enchantment of the Seas June 2016. Overall we had a wonderful time because the customer service was great. Half of our group had not cruised before. I ... Read more
intraweb
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I was very excited to board the world's newest mega super liner, only to be disappointed by countless failures by Royal Caribbean. Embarkation in Singapore - Total nightmare. Disorganized, slow, no one had a clue what was going on. ... Read more
MKSP
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The good first: cabin was roomy and very clean and the bed comfortable. Guest services desk very helpful. Embarked and disembarked smoothly. The food was very good. We took a behind the scenes tour of the galley and I was impressed by ... Read more
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delligattimichael
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My wife and I cruised to Bermuda a couple of years ago on The Grandure of the Seas and had the ultimate experience so we decided to take our kids this time and chose a bigger ship (Anthem). While the ship was beautiful, clean and ... Read more

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friend_of_bears
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My wife and I sailed on RCL Anthem of the Seas along with our 3 daughters ages 12, 11, and 9 departing Bayonne June 11, 2016 with a day and a half port-of-call at Kings Wharf, Bermuda. Overall we had a VERY pleasant experience. We ... Read more
3cheermom
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
34 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
After all the issues with the May 28th trip, I was expecting the worst. But my family really enjoyed our time on this trip. This was our 2nd cruise. The first was on Enchantment. Empress is a small ship but it was not a problem for us. ... Read more
Mobes119
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
46 helpful votes
I'm writing a fairly extensive review here in light of the vast number of overwhelming negative reviews for the Empress of the Seas. Like many of you, in advance of our cruise, we were really regretting her decision to sail on this ship. ... Read more
lalaland484
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Ship -- It's nice. Alot of technology Stuff. The wifi service is very great, Cabin -- The cabin is very nice as well, alot of storage space, much bigger than any other previous cruise I been on. Dinning -- Horrible. The staff doesnt ... Read more
Lazyriver1952
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
If you are booked on the Empress, do not panic! This cruise exceeded our expectations! Of course, after reading the reviews of the first cruisers after drydock, we had the lowest of expectations! The Empress is a small ship that was ... Read more

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DaniDee123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Prior to boarding, I was concerned with the recent online reviews posted. However, we couldn't have had a more different experience (thank goodness!). My family of four absolutely loved this cruise. We were on the 4th sailing of the ... Read more
Lwillett55
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We choose this cruise to try out the new Anthem ship with family. The ship is beautiful. The crew lives up to the Royal sensibility of extremely friendly and helpful. Our group included 10 adults a 6 yo and an 11 yo. I think that the ... Read more
marlowman
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was part of a Tripadeal tour which included a tour of National Parks and Las Vegas.Overall we felt that some things we average and some below average. The Crew were good but the food was average and sometime below average. We had My ... Read more
knorc
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Smokers everywhere and no enforcement of smoking areas. Did not show movies as scheduled. Food was good. I loved royal Caribbean in the past... but this smoking experience has tainted me. It's too bad. They need to just ban smoking instead ... Read more
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nikki___c
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This cruise did not deliver what was promised. The star attractions (i.e. North Star and iFly) were fully booked by the time we boarded. There was no transparent reservations system notified to us before boarding. To quote guest services: ... Read more

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chanwkalex
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Entertainment and Services -- Extremely poor management of on board activities. Signed up for this cruise to enjoy the much advertised front page banner activities such as iFLY and Northstar. But when i boarded the ship on departure day ... Read more
veilyoga
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We chose this ship as it was advertised as having all the exciting new features like indoor skydiving, bumper cars, etc. To our MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT, the moment we boarded the ship and tried to make on online reservations for ... Read more
samsnj
Member Since 2010
1 review
112 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship was in dry dock 5 months for renovations. First of all the airconditioning was not working properly in many of the public rooms. The Boleros room, newly redone, one afternoon was stifling. In the evenings it felt warm inside. ... Read more
mwrighteous
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our large family of 10 chose this ship mainly because the dates worked for everyone and was in our price range. We had a lovely time on our cruise. However, I would have to say that 4 days to Nassau and Coco Cay was plenty. The staff ... Read more
nb3798
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Not a family friendly ship. There were NO activities for kids or teens. Pool was closed most of one day. Ice Cream machine was always broken. Breakfast foods were always stale, over cooked and reheated several times. Nothing was ever ... Read more

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