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5,276 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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NickFin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We used Cruise Critic so much planning our trip, that it would seem a disservice to not leave a review ourselves! We traveled on Indy with our three kids (11, 9 and 7), their grandmother, and ourselves (30...ish). This was our first ... Read more
glscws
Member Since 2002
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our 5th Royal Caribbean Cruise and first on the Oasis Class (previous Adventure of the Seas (twice), Serenade of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas). We had been hesitant to go on this ship but our son (18) and our friend's daughter ... Read more
DON 1
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We went first time on Royal Caribbean,having previously been on Pand O and celebrity on several other cruises.The Ovation is a massive ship.The check in service was very efficient the staff were very friendly and helpful,and we got on ... Read more
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Loraben
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Outstanding cruise members were our stateroom attendant 11162 and 11170 All the staff were excellent but especially - Pablo the Brazilian bar waiter in silk, Rahman in the grande, Sebastian the polish chef, Kamel the Turkish head ... Read more
flcruisemeister
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We have been sailing Royal Caribbean for many years. Our last cruise was on Vision of the Seas and we had a very poor experience. We decided to give RCCL one more shot and decided on The Independence of the Seas. First off it is a ... Read more

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frogmoretiger
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation was easy. Used a hotel with stay and go for the shuttle. The main stage entertainment was probably the best of any cruise I have been on. The ship's orchestra and dancers were professional. The food and ... Read more
Joyjynx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
3 stars seems mean, 4 stars too many, so read this as 3 and a half stars! Firstly, this is an amazing ship, well, it is brand new! The cabins are fab, more closet space but maybe at the expense of the bed size and how close the cupboard ... Read more
Fangfarrier
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Check in was extremely easy. I was expecting a much slower experience due to passenger numbers. We first made our way to 270 which gives panoramic views to the rear of the ship and doubles as an entertainment venue. There was a pleasant ... Read more
Cruising Cindy Lou
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
107 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked this cruise 1.5 years ago. It was a first sibling cruise for my husband's siblings and spouses. There were 8 of us traveling together. We arrived at the Port at 10 AM. By 11:15 we were able to board the ship. We did a quick ... Read more
_wayne_
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
royal caribbean get it wrong again, ship was superb, cabin was lovely, very well set out balcony cabin. first night came back to cabin no steward had been in. no clean towels or bed made etc, 1st morning waited approx 30 minutes for a ... Read more

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Dave Seecharan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my wife's and I first cruise. my wife was a bit apprehensive at first to be on the ocean but eventually agreed. Everything went very smoothly with the embarkation and the staff was very helpful. The ship in itself was majestic ... Read more
MOLLY124
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my 12th cruise with RC but 1st on freedom of the seas. Totally enjoyed food, shows were fantastic and shore excursions booked thru RC were great. On the last day of cruising I suffered acute respiratory failure and taken by ... Read more
Kovitlac
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my third cruise, 2nd one to the Western Caribbean, with all having been with Royal Caribbean (both the Mariner and the Oasis). So I knew what to expect, and I wasn't disappointed. Embarkation was easy and streamlined. My ... Read more
adnorm08
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have to say first that Liberty of the Seas is a beautiful ship! We were so excited to see her since she recently arrived to Galveston back in November. We had previously been on Navigator 3 times prior to Liberty. It's the exact same ... Read more
zaherej
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We just returned from an April 10th sailing on the Freedom of the Seas where we had a really great time. We sailed the Western Caribbean and this was our second cruise as a family (4th for my wife and myself) and I may interject some ... Read more

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Zerenity
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise but definitely won't be our last! We traveled with our newlywed daughter and son in law, they brought our 9 month old granddaughter. We chose our embarkation port of Baltimore for easy access by car to our ... Read more
CarolBoyd-Tindale
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
What can I say, will go again. The service was first rate. Room service was fantastic, rooms were beautiful, loved our balcony and we had our kids next door, so we opened the balcony up so we had one big one. The food was out of this ... Read more
lola-tabor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Chose this cruise based on high satisfaction ratings/reviews and on price. This was our first cruise and it was worth it. The boat is big and beautiful with lots to do. Was concerned about the sheer size but the staff does a great job ... Read more
Breldan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took this cruise with my husband, in-laws, and my brother and his family. I've cruised several times on the west coast, but this was my first time to Florida and the Caribbean. Everything about this trip worked out perfectly. We all got ... Read more
lmngm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
32 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this particular cruise due to the multiple ports in their itinerary. I poured over the reviews from here (thank you) and wrote down tips and tricks. I will return the favour and list the most helpful tips that I used. I ... Read more
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Yankee1962
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I love this class of the Royal Caribbean fleet, its not too big, not too small. I love the royal promenade center with all the shops and specialty bars. great place to people watch, party, and sit with family and friends. My 5 day ... Read more
ScottishFamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose this Cruise purely because it went to Key West and fitted in with our dates. After I booked it I started to look at reviews etc but I booked on a total whim. We had never cruised before and it was a daunting experience not knowing ... Read more
steencondo12
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
For the very first time EVER RC did not receive 5 stars from us. I'll get this issue out of the way first. The centrum is the main focal point on the Brilliance. There are many activities held there during the day The main activity at ... Read more
Suffieldcruiseguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We booked Anthem over a year in advance while cruising Oasis for the Super Bowl. In total 12 of us from age 9 to 82. We live in the North East so we figured save all those plane fares. Well, it took us 5 hours in the car each way just to ... Read more
FionaSarre
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We LOVED this ship & are all sad to be back home! First impressions were bad because we'd booked the first time slot to board but ended up sitting in traffic for 1 hour at the port! Check in was easy and well organised, I had done ... Read more

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