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5,524 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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Georgestark61
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Do Not Book this Horrid Ship This is the reasons 1. We where in cabin 8064 hall smelled like raw sewage the entire cruise. 2. Poor Maintenance Rust around the Pool Rust on Bath Vanity screws falling off door handles 3. Food ... Read more
gpeddell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Since I've been cruising rating the performance of the staff and activities has been a part and parcel of the vacation. I'm not sure if it is new management, a fear for loosing their job or some other factor but there was a real tension on ... Read more
45Buckeye45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise bc of convenience and date. In a nutshell, entertainment was good,service people were good. The basic problem is that the ship has gotten too big and has way too many people. I know it has x amount of rooms it should ... Read more
chris515nuke
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Wife and I departed on 9 night cruise (our longest yet) from Baltimore, MD. The transfer from the Airport to the Cruise Terminal was easy and cost us just $35 total including tip to the driver. We did not prearrange this at all, just ... Read more
Tnhere
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I am an avid RCCL cruiser and have been on over 20 cruises with this line alone. I am a 45 year old business owner who has been very loyal to the line for the following reasons: Better quality food ( The most important reason :) ... Read more

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123jmh@centurylink.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
think twice before you book ! I would rather go on the Oasis of the seas ( been on it twice) but this was suppose to be better and newer ! Huh ! Might be newer but it is over crowded with rooms and people and less places to go . and ... Read more
Debvid5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Beautiful ship with terrific service in stateroom and restaurants. So many activities...bumper cars, roller skating, ifly, flow rider, etc. Loved the comedian, We will Rock You, Spectres Caberet, the Quest and the Love and Marriage game ... Read more
donna12520
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise for a group of 14, including younger grandchildren for the features they cited i.e. bumper cars, roller skating, and other very exciting activities. HOWEVER, no one advised us to pre-reserve...so everything was ... Read more
tommiefremont
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise because it left from Bayonne where I have family. It was easy to get to the port and the embarkation process was smooth and quick. I was on the ship in no time. I arrived fairly early and attempted to make a reservation ... Read more
WiseEmpress
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this ship because of the price and itinerary. We had not been to Key West and we loved a previous visit to Georgetown, Grand Cayman. We were not disappointed at all with the ports. Scuba diving and snorkeling in Georgetown were ... Read more

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nycgal333
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We previously took an RC cruise to Alaska, which was wonderful (as well as a Caribbean cruise on another line), and several members of our 9-person group have taken multiple cruises. I think we all agreed that this was the worst cruise ... Read more
1josh777
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
132 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our family of 5 had a great time during our Alaskan cruise on board the Explorer of the Seas. Embarkation: The port in Seattle was a mess to get into. This, of course, has nothing to do with Royal Caribbean's service but I figure I ... Read more
rba12345
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
ust returning from a 7-night Alaskan cruise on Explorer. We are a family of four with two teenage girls and we had a great time onboard. We are typically DIY travelers, so the cruise was a different kind of vacation for us. I think ... Read more
lissi06
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First time ever with Royal so we were pretty excited. The ship is very nice. The embarkation process was very easy and fast (real surprised). Once we got on the ship we were welcomed by daycare staff who immediately explained the process ... Read more
oreo615@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Well, At the last minute,my wife and I booked this cruise. I wasn't sure a 20 year old ship that is small by todays standards would interest me but we really had a great time on the Grandeur of the seas.Having 2 days in Bermuda was nice ... Read more

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mblucot
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The crew members were fabulous. I never walked by a crew member that didn't say hello. The amenities and entertainment offered on board were very enjoyable. The ship is so clean it amazed me. With over 3000 passengers it was never dirty. ... Read more
mjeska
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I was very surprised at how small the ship was when we boarded. However, we made the choice to book this cruise about 2 weeks before we set sail. The ship may have been small and with limited on board options (3 bars) and rockwall ... Read more
dap413
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
WE choose Empress because was smaller Ship. We wanted that individual attention! Our experience was great!!! I just wish they stop selling packages of photos, taking photos when you tell them No! We bought the soft drink package over ... Read more
miketa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Family gathering. We have been on cruises with Viking. This is not a Viking cruise. You get what you pay for period. The drinks were great, the service was very good . The food was of poor Quality. Not because of the preparation ... Read more
TictacPatty
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Great accommodations, fun activities, kids loved the huge water slide and pools. Saturday Night Fever was entertaining not young age appropriate, comedians were entertaining, the Ice Skating show was great. Karaoke was fun. Wave runner a ... Read more

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Jhanigan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My wife wanted to travel on the "Big" ship so we booked Harmony of the Seas. We have sailed with Royal C I before and always had a great time. The ship had a lot of nice activities for the kids, at times with so many people on ... Read more
CruiseGirl340
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Frist and foremost, let me start by saying that Royal Caribbean has an excellent fleet of ships! Designed to create the ultimate wow factor. When I first boarded the ship, I was elated with the grandeur of the ship, however this spell ... Read more
Kwootton9
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a family cruise for our 50th wedding anniversary. We are only about 50 miles from Galveston, so I only had to pay for airfare for one family member. The Good: The entertainment was spectacular. The comedian, the ice ... Read more
pughimagcr3524
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Harmony of the Seas is a new ship. As a new ship. It has many options. It also has many people - about 6,000. It has approximately 2,500 crew. Sometimes it seems like it is not crowded. Other times not so. When I talk to friends and ... Read more
JessNic718
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The lack of good customer service and their inability to resolve the one complaint we made while on board casts a shadow over my entire experience on this trip and with the cruise line in general. When we first entered our stateroom, we ... Read more

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