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6,385 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews
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Cherylok
Member Since 2013
1 review
69 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
It was school holidays and the Mariner of the seas was full of kids enjoying the school holidays. The kids were very well-behaved and seemed to be enjoying themselves, but as adults, we found that the cruise was centred mainly on kids ... Read more
bsorge
Member Since 2002
12 reviews
13 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We are veterans of 80 cruises over 20 years. We last sailed this ship in 2012 with our family and did so again. The ship is in good shape overall and the crew is still good. Everything else, except entertainment, was below our standards. ... Read more
Jenwhw
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise for my husband and our two teenage girls:13 and 16. We had 2 inside cabins side by side, on deck 2. First off:we arrived at the port at 11am and were on board by 11:15 am, no joke!! We needed a short cruise due to ... Read more
putertutor
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This ship is probably the most beautiful ship we've ever sailed on (we've done about 15 cruises)! Of course, being new helps, but it's much more than that. They've really gone out of their way to make it visually appealing, from the ... Read more
drbriney
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Group of 22 from age 1 to 65. The great/good: 1) Dining room service was the best we have EVER experienced (8 time cruise history from Disney to RC to Carnival). The team of 3 were extremely attentive to every one of us and knowing ... Read more
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curtsmith99
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went on this cruise with 23 family members staying in several different suites. Four of the family members, including myself were bitten by bed bugs in four different suites. We did not realize what this was until we returned home. ... Read more
knowlescl
Member Since 2016
1 review
The price and locations, we visit. Dinner was not good. Line was too long for dinner. Food chooses was not good. Service took too long, after you ordered your food. The activities during daytime between 11 A.M to 5P.M was boring. Price for ... Read more
hdhatto5037
Member Since 2016
1 review
Drink package didnt work accordingly, internet had issues constantly causing issues with online coursework for college courses, issues with a McKenzie in Boleros. Outstanding service provided by Room Attendent Rafael and Tony who provided ... Read more
antgonz
Member Since 2004
1 review
17 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
To qualify my rating of 4 stars I need to preface some items. The ship is showing its age even with the refurbishment earlier this year. - The windows in the Windjammer and other areas are aged and not the clearest in areas. ... Read more
erincrobb
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
• Let me start with the pros…there are so few: The staff on board in all areas is friendly and helpful. The drink package was great and there were plenty of staff members serving drinks in all areas. CocoCay island was ... Read more
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RuudHartog
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a family cruise for 17 people with children, grandchildren and some cousins. We sailed on the “Allure of the Seas” from Port Everglades on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise. The Allure is a beautiful ship with ... Read more
Beffer649
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
I have seen all the advertisements for the Oasis and wanted to experience it for my self. I have been on a handful of cruises, but this ship was not worth the hype. The storage in the rooms are more than what I have experienced and the ... Read more
widallas
Member Since 2011
1 review
515 forum posts
Traveled on Liberty of the Seas out of Galveston for Thanksgiving week -- November 20th-27th. Overall, we had a nice cruise – it was relaxing, fun and we left with things we’d like to come back and try again. Personal ... Read more
busycruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
RC ships always had something innovative. This ship's especially amazing. The 270 lounge (robot monitors/floor to ceiling window screens) was my absolutely favorite. The most advanced theater on land and sea. The shows at 270 amazing. ... Read more
Bacchus2010
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
23 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
After many sailings on Norwegian, I was open to try other Cruise lines so when my brother asked me to vacation with his family over Thanksgiving, it was the perfect opportunity to do so. RCI presents an image of an above average vacation ... Read more
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CruiseLvrFromDE
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
+ Convenient for people in north east area.  No need of air travel + Great covered parking facility at the Bayonne Port.  Reasonable price of $20 per day + Modern ship, great wi-fi, nice & modern facilities, bigger ... Read more
prpjen
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to visit some beautiful places in the world for a great value. The number of activities, entertainment, and food options aboard was impressive. The Aqua show and Ice Skating were my ... Read more
davidrod
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
94 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my 13th cruise overall and 6th with RCCL. First Thanksgiving Cruise. We chose this cruise because of the convenience of not having to fly. Since we leave in the Houston area, it is very convenient for us. OUR PARTY: Our ... Read more
civichkb
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We traveling with two kids and 2 other families. The housekeeping was amazing, our cabin was cleaned two times a day. During our day activity, he turned our sofa bed back. So after our day activity our cabin are clean and with spaces as ... Read more
Rulloff
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The embarkation and disembarkation of the ship went very smoothly and easily. The room was obviously smaller than any of the rooms of other ships we have been on and after a few days the room was feeling very crammed. The two main ... Read more
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ojycart123
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first time on the Allure after doing Oasis Thanksgiving 2014. I read reviews for everything we do and I review everything after. As with any reviews I take with a grain of salt and believe there are just people out there ... Read more
4mrancher
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were in an owners suite which was very nice and roomy. The room was clean and looked to have been updated carpet and sofa. They have cut way back on suite amenities. The bed was very uncomfortable. They should have updated the ... Read more
RCTOBY77
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
PLEASE READ BE AWARE! Facts My family and I planned this great cruise for the week of Thanksgiving week! It has been a long time since I had been on a cruise and things are quite different. Here are a few key things you should know! ... Read more
cruzcruzcruz
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose Port Liberty for ease of access during school vacation for the grandkids. They had a ball! Boarding was the most efficient ever, and we've boarded cruise ships about 40 times. We thought the restaurant scheme with daily ... Read more
cmrobbins86
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This cruise lived up to the expectations I had for the Royal Carribean Cruises. The staff was very friendly and although we were cruising as a couple with no children and there were a great number of children on the cruise we never felt ... Read more
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