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6,310 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews
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FLMom4
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We (me, husband and 4 kids) wanted to experience one of the "mega" ships to see how it compared to our other trips (Disney, Carnival). The good part was it didn't feel crowded, except for the elevators. And considering there were ... Read more
betz2u
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Our family traveled on the cruise over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We had 6 in our suite, including our parents, my husband and I and our 13 year old and 7 year old. There was something for all of us to do! They manage the mass amount of ... Read more
lil2545
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Attended a Family reunion on Allure of the Sea's, a great way to meet up and create long and lasting memories, with family and friends until we meet again. Great way to dine and shop and visiti interesting sea ports. Delicious food and ... Read more
MsJoeyC
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
When choosing this cruise I was expecting the best. The best ship, the best service, the best dining, the best entertainment, the best children activities, the best adult activities, the best shore excursions, the best cabin, and the best ... Read more
davidcruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was by far the best cruise we ever went on. We like Disney alot because it's very high class. Now that our kid is getting older we haven't found a ship yet to compare it to till now. We loved loved loved it and we will go back again. ... Read more
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porcupine_shaver
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
we chose this cruise for the ports. Miami, Nassau, Cococay and Key west. We arrived at cococay early in the morning and it was raining. After 1.5 to 2 hours, an announcement was made that the seas were too rough and we would be departing ... Read more
charlie.tan
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Had a wonderful experience with RCI's Serenade Of The Seas in May 2005. 11 years down the road, decided to bring my extended family to the cruise covering Port Klang, Malaysia and Phuket, Thailand. Day 1 - On embarkation, the lunch ... Read more
MamaDoubleA
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
We enjoyed our five-day cruise out of Tampa with stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We had rain the first sea day but there was still plenty to do inside. We had a junior suite that was very spacious and comfortable. There was some water ... Read more
dedewood
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This is the 3rd time on an Oasis Class (over 6,000 guests) ship. The Oasis again did not disappoint. The ship is beautiful, which includes "Central Park" - best lunch!! The dining experience in the "My Time Dining" ... Read more
Cruising Kevin
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My wife and I picked this cruise to get us closer to diamond level. This was our 8th cruise with RCCL, the third on the Liberty. We have 34 cruises to date with 4 more booked for next year. We live in San Antonio so it's only a 4 hour ... Read more
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lyttler
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship and onboard service was very good.The food was mediocre,an often heard comment.I personally believe the food was better at the Windjammer than at the formal dinners.Our balcony cabin was nice.There was plenty of storage space,the ... Read more
leanne610
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise for the time of year and the ports of call. This was my first time on Freedom of the Seas and the ship is very comfortable to navigate, with the exception of the 3rd floor rooms ... took me a few to figure out that you ... Read more
ezmail
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship is small, but enjoyed the Ports of calls to Greece, Croatia, and Turkey. The food was very good. There are only 2 complaints that I have, breakfast in the dinning room, was extremely slow... Long time to get order taken, and ... Read more
wisnir
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
My wife and I cruised the Grandeur of the Seas last year, mid November, 2015, and the quality of the food was a lot to be desired. The "Manhattan" steak was small, thin and tasted like leather, this cruise, all of the meal in the ... Read more
kcdavis2010
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our annual cruise vacation, and we wanted to make it overly special by traveling on the Harmony of the Seas - currently, the world's largest cruise ship. I traveled with my wife and two kids (12 & 11). The ship is ... Read more
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cockney cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship is showing it's age, but is still nice to sail on. The getting on was very smooth, our stateroom 7136 was ready on time and our attendant was very good. The standard of the food although very high has dipped below the usual R.C.I ... Read more
ohiocruise7
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We took a Grandeur of the seas 9 night out of Baltimore. We did this primarily because of the driving distance from Ohio. Getting onto the ship was very easy and convenience. The best embarkation to date. We have been on 5 cruises to date ... Read more
greenblue
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were trying out the cruise from our travel agent and loved the service and the cruise, this was a good Royal Caribbean cruise. The other cruises were less hospitable, but this Indian and Philippines hospitality crew was simply ... Read more
G3worldtraveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I guess the best part was the embarkation and disembarkation process. Other than that nothing much to report about. I will also give credit to my stateroom attendant and the dining room attendant. The shore excursion also was very well ... Read more
Monstar
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were recommended by our cruise consultant to try Royal Caribbean.We found that there was so many things which failed to deliver an enjoyable cruise.From the lack of air conditioning and the water being turned off in the cabin.The mini ... Read more
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ctaz
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First of All, this ship is not cursed!!!!! Second, judge for yourself, some people love to complain, so don't believe everything you read. If we believed all the negative reviews on this ship, we wouldn't have gone. This review is ... Read more
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Traveller01
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just completed a ten day cruise on the Explorer of the Seas to the South Pacific in November 2016. We purchased the cruise on the price as we tend to chase cruises that are under $100 per day. As we had been to the Pacific Islands, the ... Read more
Tomballfam
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was a complete unplug and re calibrate. It was a 100% success!! I suggest the pre check in option, it saves some time. I also suggest pre booking reservations. First time out of Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ. IT was very ... Read more
chester32
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
530 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Did a cruise to south pacific first time on Voyager it is a big ship and has a lot of good points such as entertainment, food and kids activities Main dining room was good staff seemed a bit run of there feet but did their best ,Windjammer ... Read more
jkelward
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We all had fun and loved the great friendly service. The ship had a family ship vibe with kids, parents and grand parents all having fun. Wide range of activities. traveled with our 9 year old daughter who loved the whole experience. ... Read more
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