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5,788 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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elet3
Member Since 2016
1 review
Timing of the cruise is convenient for us all. Embarkation and Disembarkation was smooth. But sometimes the lines were long. The ship was small compared to others but the service was exceptional. We very much appreciate the ... Read more
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Gajano
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Small ship with a Big Heart. Sometimes small ships give you a better experience, enjoying all the entertainment and activities, without getting lost. The Empress of the Seas is a perfect example. Lots of fun and tons of activities. ... Read more
baileymouse
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
231 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise as an introductory cruise for my daughter. She and my husband had never cruised before. Embarkation went smoothly. I've cruised out of Port Everglades and it was a bit of a pain. We sailed through here pretty ... Read more
Traveling Forever
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
The Empress of the Seas was clean and in good condition. The style of the vessel was elegant and you could tell that it had been updated recently. The decorations were tasteful and very appropriate for a cruise ship. However, the highlight ... Read more
windsor1104
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We always sale Royal Caribbean. You cannot beat the level of service that you receive. We have learned that it is not about the port of calls that you go to. It's truly about the ship and the staff that make a cruise worth spending the ... Read more

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rfelice
Member Since 2016
1 review
Excellent Cruise - overall. Problem (like many other cruises) is a lot of music, drinking and dancing. They forget to provide entertainment in other areas: a) Arcade: Only 8 to 10 games, over-priced and not fun. If the idea is not ... Read more
jthomas53@hvc.rr.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We will never sail on Royal Caribbean again. This was our 45th cruise and we have sailed on Carnival, Celebrity, Norwegian and Holland America. We have never had an experience like we did on Freedom of the Seas. We have sailed on Royal ... Read more
mozart!!
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
We were six family members from Florida and Texas traveling to celebrate an anniversary. The ship exceeded my expectations on size, amenities, service,and food quality. Embarkation, get there early, and disembarkation went smoothly. The ... Read more
GirlGoneTexan
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We travelled with our family of 4 (kids ages 7,10) and another family of 4 with kids the same age. Arrived at port around 9:45am, breezed through lines, and we were on the ship eating in Windjammer by 11:30am. We loved our Promenade ... Read more
Shygal122
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our son's 16th birthday with the intention of having a nice, relaxing vacation and that we had! The embarkation and debarkation was very smooth and effortlessly... The ship is beautiful with plenty ... Read more

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fishgod
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We just came back from our 7 night (Labadee, Falmouth, Georgetown and Cozumel)cruise on the Freedom of the seas and we finally understand why there are more frequent negative reviews about this ship. We are loyal to Royal Caribbean, ... Read more
MrsHall1108
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
This was my husband and my 3rd cruise. We've previously been on the Oasis and the Freedom. We by far prefer the Freedom class ships. The Liberty was amazing - probably our most favorite ship so far. Really the only negative we had was ... Read more
TheBird83
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I will preface this review by stating that the ship is beautiful, the service was excellent, and the food onboard was probably the best I have ever seen on Royal Caribbean (We have cruised with RCL 10+ times). There were a lot of ... Read more
pdeprins
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Let's do the good to bad game. EXCELLENT: the ship is an engineering marvel, and your jaws will drop the moment you set foot at the ship. It's like stepping into a DreamWorks movie. Choice of food in the main dining rooms is ... Read more
lgh34609
Member Since 2015
1 review
68 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
This was a cruise to celebrate my 50th, took Adventure because of the itinerary with some islands we haven't been to before. Didn't have hot water for 1st 3 days, after getting hot water it was to hot because now we didn't have any cold ... Read more

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dude_hdt
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
242 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Being from Houston, we're used to the convenience being 30 minutes from the port of Galveston. However, destinations and ship choices from there are rather limited. Thus we accepted extra airline travel and decided on Oasis of the Seas ... Read more
dzTexas
Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise for some time with our grandchildren and children. The grandkids spent time at the pool, rock climbing wall and playing shuffleboard. We dined at Chops specialty restaurant and the buffet as well as the dining room. We ... Read more
JayHay
Member Since 2016
1 review
The best way I can summarize this is by comparing the cruise lines to fast food joints. If Carnival is the McDonald's of the seas, then RC's Grandeur of the Seas is Wendy's. By a hair. Not even a Panera. A Wendy's. The good: The ... Read more
DCCruiserX1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean, and have only sailed with one other cruise line in the past. I have heard wonderful things about this cruise line and choose this particular cruise because of it's proximity to home and the ... Read more
ibeplato
Member Since 2005
1 review
41 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
Our family (two adults, two teens) just completed a weeklong sail on the Radiance from Vancouver to Seward. Overall we loved the ship, the crew, and the itinerary. Nits were mostly minor. Dining room food was good, service was ... Read more

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sjwyche81
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
This was my first cruise on Royal Caribbean. I enjoyed and would do another one with this cruise line due to the level or service we received. I am not sure if our service was better due to us being in a Junior Suite. I loved our Junior ... Read more
jwutony16
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
I went on this cruise as part of a group that owns franchises in Florida. While I never complain about a cruise because I love them so much, the Explorer of the Seas had some flaws. We had a balcony stateroom which was great. Inyoman our ... Read more
RtisticMe
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise for the price and the location. I was taking my son on a weekend getaway. For the first time, I booked the JR suite on the 10th deck and it was fabulous. Plenty of room for the two of us. Big sliding glass door and ... Read more
Losito702
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Like many people, I chose this ship for the convenience of leaving from NJ and it also helped that a friend and his wife and kids were going as well. I was going with my wife 3 year old daughter and 8 month old son, so I realize that this ... Read more
dadababa
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
This was my 7th cruise with Royal Caribbean and sadly, I have to say this was the worst for several reasons. 1. I should have took the advice of some cruise critic's review about Anthem of the seas. 2. As soon as you board the ship, ... Read more

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