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5,269 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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flcruisemeister
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We have been sailing Royal Caribbean for many years. Our last cruise was on Vision of the Seas and we had a very poor experience. We decided to give RCCL one more shot and decided on The Independence of the Seas. First off it is a ... Read more
frogmoretiger
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation was easy. Used a hotel with stay and go for the shuttle. The main stage entertainment was probably the best of any cruise I have been on. The ship's orchestra and dancers were professional. The food and ... Read more
Joyjynx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
3 stars seems mean, 4 stars too many, so read this as 3 and a half stars! Firstly, this is an amazing ship, well, it is brand new! The cabins are fab, more closet space but maybe at the expense of the bed size and how close the cupboard ... Read more
Fangfarrier
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Check in was extremely easy. I was expecting a much slower experience due to passenger numbers. We first made our way to 270 which gives panoramic views to the rear of the ship and doubles as an entertainment venue. There was a pleasant ... Read more
Cruising Cindy Lou
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
107 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We booked this cruise 1.5 years ago. It was a first sibling cruise for my husband's siblings and spouses. There were 8 of us traveling together. We arrived at the Port at 10 AM. By 11:15 we were able to board the ship. We did a quick ... Read more

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_wayne_
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
royal caribbean get it wrong again, ship was superb, cabin was lovely, very well set out balcony cabin. first night came back to cabin no steward had been in. no clean towels or bed made etc, 1st morning waited approx 30 minutes for a ... Read more
MOLLY124
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my 12th cruise with RC but 1st on freedom of the seas. Totally enjoyed food, shows were fantastic and shore excursions booked thru RC were great. On the last day of cruising I suffered acute respiratory failure and taken by ... Read more
Kovitlac
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my third cruise, 2nd one to the Western Caribbean, with all having been with Royal Caribbean (both the Mariner and the Oasis). So I knew what to expect, and I wasn't disappointed. Embarkation was easy and streamlined. My ... Read more
adnorm08
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have to say first that Liberty of the Seas is a beautiful ship! We were so excited to see her since she recently arrived to Galveston back in November. We had previously been on Navigator 3 times prior to Liberty. It's the exact same ... Read more
zaherej
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We just returned from an April 10th sailing on the Freedom of the Seas where we had a really great time. We sailed the Western Caribbean and this was our second cruise as a family (4th for my wife and myself) and I may interject some ... Read more

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Zerenity
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise but definitely won't be our last! We traveled with our newlywed daughter and son in law, they brought our 9 month old granddaughter. We chose our embarkation port of Baltimore for easy access by car to our ... Read more
CarolBoyd-Tindale
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
What can I say, will go again. The service was first rate. Room service was fantastic, rooms were beautiful, loved our balcony and we had our kids next door, so we opened the balcony up so we had one big one. The food was out of this ... Read more
lola-tabor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise based on high satisfaction ratings/reviews and on price. This was our first cruise and it was worth it. The boat is big and beautiful with lots to do. Was concerned about the sheer size but the staff does a great job ... Read more
Breldan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Took this cruise with my husband, in-laws, and my brother and his family. I've cruised several times on the west coast, but this was my first time to Florida and the Caribbean. Everything about this trip worked out perfectly. We all got ... Read more
lmngm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this particular cruise due to the multiple ports in their itinerary. I poured over the reviews from here (thank you) and wrote down tips and tricks. I will return the favour and list the most helpful tips that I used. I ... Read more
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Yankee1962
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
28 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I love this class of the Royal Caribbean fleet, its not too big, not too small. I love the royal promenade center with all the shops and specialty bars. great place to people watch, party, and sit with family and friends. My 5 day ... Read more
ScottishFamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this Cruise purely because it went to Key West and fitted in with our dates. After I booked it I started to look at reviews etc but I booked on a total whim. We had never cruised before and it was a daunting experience not knowing ... Read more
steencondo12
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
For the very first time EVER RC did not receive 5 stars from us. I'll get this issue out of the way first. The centrum is the main focal point on the Brilliance. There are many activities held there during the day The main activity at ... Read more
Suffieldcruiseguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We booked Anthem over a year in advance while cruising Oasis for the Super Bowl. In total 12 of us from age 9 to 82. We live in the North East so we figured save all those plane fares. Well, it took us 5 hours in the car each way just to ... Read more
FionaSarre
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We LOVED this ship & are all sad to be back home! First impressions were bad because we'd booked the first time slot to board but ended up sitting in traffic for 1 hour at the port! Check in was easy and well organised, I had done ... Read more

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A Pisces
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,223 forum post
5 helpful votes
Overall, this vacation was outstanding! It was more of a South Eastern Caribbean cruise. It was my husband and I, and my sister in side by side balcony rooms. Deck 7, 7014 and 7016. We flew out of Atlanta on Southwest Airlines, ... Read more
ISABELLA
Member Since 2000
1 review
3,148 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Writing from a Diamond plus member, who mostly sail with Celebrity Cruises. I am not going into details regarding frustration I experienced, booking all dining and activities. Yes, my reservations got cancelled and I have to do it ... Read more
Wheatenboys
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I took my 13 y.o. nephew on this cruise for his first cruise and he absolutely loved everything. I have been on three Royal cruises and this was my first on Enchantment of the Seas. I loved it. Everything really was just perfect. ... Read more
AussieChook
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because it visited Fiji, somewhere we hadn't been before. Voyager of the Seas is a lovely ship, well maintained, clean and spacious. However, we unwittingly chose a school holiday cruise so the ship was at 100%+ ... Read more
Gripanhogan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship was outdated and very dirty. If you have an allergy to mold or mildew beware. Our son had severe asthma attacks due to the mold and mildew level on the ship our entire cruise! Our shower floor, curtains, bed and toilet were ... Read more

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