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Eroshini
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We happen to choose RCL Allure of the seas as the date of the Cruise & the destinations suited our requirement. The embarkation was much smoother than one of our previous experiences from another cruise line from Baltimore MD where ... Read more
cruisinterps
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed two weeks ago
My family (parents and 3 and 5 year olds) just returned from a 5 nighter on The Independence of the Seas to Labadee and Jamaica. Having read cruise critic extensively before we left, I have to agree with most of the reviews you see here, ... Read more
Rengbrandt
Member Since 2017
1 review
Not sure if this is an American phenomenon, but if I pay for an all inclusive vacation, and spend a fair amount of money for me and my family, I would expect that the price of the drinks and wine in the bars and restaurants, is the price ... Read more
CPABill
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
Of our 25 cruises, about half have been on RCL. We usually travel as a group of 2 or 4. This time, we brought 8 family members, and found that RCL was not well equipped to handle a group of that size. Restaurant reservations were a ... Read more
sortalizlemon
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our second RCCL cruise - first on Allure its inaugural season, and this time on the Harmony. Without question, it is a beautiful ship. The shows were fantastic: the stage shows were energetic and the cast members talented, ... Read more
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tommagee65
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Harmony is a great ship. They fixed issues from the Allure and Oasis. Easy to get around and find everything. Embarkation was fast and easy. Windjammer lunch was easy as it appears roomier than the other Oasis ships. Rooms ready on ... Read more
Cupidlove01
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were highly skeptical of going on a cruise. So glad we did it anyways! We went to Cozumel and were planned for Costa Maya, but ended up not getting to go to Costa Maya, because of the storms. Excursion: We booked a Monster ... Read more
wendyfriend
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We took our adult sons (age 19 and 24) and the 4 of us had a great time! I saw many reviews that said the ship looked old and the bathrooms smelled like sewage. We experienced none of that! The ship was in great shape. Spoke to a couple ... Read more
Shelb75
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
This was the second Royal Cruise we have taken and even took out Daughter with us on this one thinking it would be as good as the last cruise. We were disgusted with food in the Windjammer, lacked activities unlike last cruise, need to ... Read more
gonnaflyaway
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
116 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Cabin - good, some fuel smell, esp. on port days Food - MDR - good but the same selection as other RC cruises, I just kept trying new things; WJ - rarely ate there but hubby did and liked it every day. They had many international ... Read more
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rundrun
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
It was our first time on the Grandeur of the Seas and it has a lot to offer. We left Baltimore and cruised for 3 days before encountering the first of the 4 US Virgin Islands. The food in the Great Gatsby dining room was exceptional and ... Read more
DavidinShaker
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 2nd cruise aboard Anthem & our longest itinerary of our cruising career. The ship, staff & ports of call were all great. We lucked out with amazing weather. The Bayonne port experience is very good. We flew in the ... Read more
border121
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
first I have to qualify this review by the following - first time cruiser - Travelling with teenagers (15 and 17) With that being said this cruise was the best family vacation we have ever taken. I have not critiques for RCI, the ... Read more
Gustavus Adolphus
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise fit in with everyone's schedule, we had never been to this part of the Caribbean, and it was the right length aboard a large vessel we had never sailed before. It looked perfect on paper and turned out to be just that. We ... Read more
Ashlauren
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so I cannot compare it with other cruises but overall we had a good experience. Our youngest child had difficulty going to the kids club and the staff did not have much patience for him, so at times it was ... Read more
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toothfairy3boys
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I had read MANY reviews prior to going on this ship and I can honestly say that there is not one thing to complain about. We left out of Bayonne, NJ. We drove there and were pleasantly surprised to find they had a COVERED parking ... Read more
NicNac4498
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
334 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just a few random thoughts about the Anthem of the Seas. Overall she is a beautiful ship with something for everyone. Embarkation and Disembarkation were the quickest I have experienced in 20+ cruises. Food: Sorrento's Pizza ... Read more
aecarp
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise because of the dates and port it was leaving from (needed to fit in between New Year's and back to college time)-- It was the frist time for our son (20) cruising and the second time for our daughter (18) and the 2 of ... Read more
cparrish001
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We selected the Liberty of the Seas because of its itinerary, all the activities offered on the ship and the recent 2016 refurbishment. Royal Caribbean and the Liberty of the Seas exceeded our expectations with a great ship, great ... Read more
flintstonee
Member Since 2017
1 review
BEWARE OF FT LAUDERDALE CABS FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE TERMINAL. They attempt to overcharge claiming extra passsengers. Ours for the second year in in a row asked for $10.00 over and above the meter rate. I asked for a receipt, magically ... Read more
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Melodink
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a family vacation which included my son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren (ages 1 and 3 years old). The Allure of the Seas had something for everyone! The kids loved the cruise, characters, parade, kids camp, kids swim ... Read more
barbiecarlos
Member Since 2017
1 review
The ship really needs some major improvements! Cosmetic, food wise in the buffet was not the best in selection or quality. Rooms were hot and the piping in the bathroom smelled. The main entertainment needed to be more upbeat. Also, ... Read more
yaniris_castillo
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
I went with my husband and 2 boys to the Allure, Excellent experience, from the arrival to the boat, the ride to know the boat the first day, the cabin with a very suitable furniture to store the belongings and give the sense of ... Read more
Golfnut_PA
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
28 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We just got off the Allure and I must say we loved it so much we booked it again for next year. This was our first time on this large of a ship and I really enjoyed all the choice of placed to eat and drink. The ship is by far the ... Read more
Texas Bevo
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Our family of four, two daughters between 16 and 20, sailed from Galveston on January 2, 2017 for a 6 day Caribbean cruise. This was our 6th cruise, and the 2nd on Royal Caribbean. We live in Houston and drove to the port. Embarkation was ... Read more
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