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8,286 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews
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luism1230
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
All of the services were excellent. The staff and and the environment were all above average. The entire staff was very attentive to the needs of the passengers. The restaurants were very clean and staff was very hospitable. The ... Read more
Sbpats97
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
I chose this cruise to just get away, unplug and relax. I have been cruising for 20+ years and mostly on RCCL. My experiences with them have always been fantastic. However, This particular cruise was inundated with service and ... Read more
mickeychicky
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
164 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I took my son and his girlfriend on this cruise for a quick trip to the Bahamas. Arrived Port Canaveral around 11:30ish and was a little slow going through security but check in was a breeze. Quick stroll around the ship (doesn't take ... Read more
Chris Conoley
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Despite the mixed reviews for this cruise, our experience on the Liberty of the Seas was a very positive one. The embarkation process was the only challenge with this trip. It certainly required a lot of patience both at the hotel, Moody ... Read more
Crown Mom
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We wanted to go on the new ship. We loved Allure and Oasis and wanted to see the differences. The shows were amazing. GREASE was very well-done. The ice show was excellent and the bubble-blower was one of my favorites. I am still ... Read more
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Rfrankland85
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
I am overall extremely happy with my cruise vacation with royal Caribbean. I am extremely happy with my service provided by my stateroom attendant Arya Prasetya. Arya went above and beyond the call of duty. Arya recognized us by name ... Read more
cm4337
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Cruised during kids sale free event. Made it much more affordable. Kids loved cruising for the first time. Ship was not geared to kids directly but they found plenty to keep them busy/entertained. Bermuda was breathtaking. The food was ... Read more
rodriguezalicia8
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
It was my first time taking a cruise and I had very high expectations from the review I received asking around about Royal Caribbean. As Hotel Managers in Miami, my friends and I had high hopes. The Check-In process to the boat was very ... Read more
obieboy
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We were looking for a short Mother's Day weekend cruise. It was great. Food was really good. Dining room service, excellent. Ship was very clean as was all facilities on board. All staff we encountered were extremely pleasant and ... Read more
SheilaEllison
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I had an amazing time... the food was awesome as was the people on the boat. I felt safe and the employees made me feel like they've known me for ever. It was my first cruise and they took away all of the fear that I had when I walked into ... Read more
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Tapisfun
Member Since 2009
1 review
43 forum posts
We chose this short cruise celebrating a milestone birthday (for me) based on dates and itinerary. With a family of 9 very busy people, it is very difficult to plan an event where everyone can come and enjoy it. This cruise was perfect! ... Read more
eb0ne
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Staff professional and friendly. $13.50 per day gratuity charge for room attendant, and, at end of cruise there extra-tip envelopes for room attendant and/or for any other staff for exceptional service. Dining room food was great. There is ... Read more
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Docky
Member Since 2013
1 review
87 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because I love 9 day cruises. I am always sad to leave after 7 days so this was our 2nd 9 day out of Newark. We went because we wanted to experience the newer ANTHEM of the Seas. The ship is beautiful and the cabins ... Read more
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Meet
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Staff was very friendly and there are a lot of things for older kids to do. There are bumper cars, trapeeze training, pools, and plenty of things to keep you occupied. The casino is spacious and has classes to learn the table games. The ... Read more
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Cruise girlie
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to explore all-inclusive adventure at Cozumel ... for the zip lining and the under water rafting in the cavern ....they wouldn't allow us to go .... they said my husband was too old ... but ... Read more
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aalvarado08
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I am already booking another Cruise for this year! Traveling from CT to Tampa kind of a long day, but living on the ship is amazing!!! The staff was very professional and hospitable! The ship actually started feeling like home!!! This was ... Read more
DarthGrady
Member Since 2007
34 reviews
10,838 forum posts
Empress of the Seas: May 11, 2017 As a ship buff, exploring the vessel itself is one of my favorite things to do on a cruise. It’s always sad when a ship gets transferred overseas or retired before I have a cruise on them. I got ... Read more
Fourmikes
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise to celebrate my son's graduation from college. It was the only cruise that fit the few days we had free for a family vacation. We definitely got lucky. The service was outstanding. The staff was always fun and ... Read more
Hollianna2
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Food was cold found hair in several items, odor in the hall, soda machine not always working, pool restroom never working. Vacuum cleaners were always left in the halls. There was a charge for room service. Goggles for snorkeling were old ... Read more
CupOJoeGA
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
2 parents with 3 children ages 16, 14, and 12. Traveled with one set of grandparents whose stateroom was on a different floor. Traveled by car from Atlanta area; Stayed at Radisson in Port Canaveral with package to keep car parked ... Read more
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Desert Cruiser17
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were looking to make our second cruise with Royal Caribbean after enjoying an Alaskan Cruise five years ago. The Majesty of the Seas did not disappoint. The galley tour was nicely done. The food and service excellent. We were on Deck ... Read more
Ebren3
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Had cruised RC before and liked it This ship has seen better days. It should be retired! If you need to disembark early you must get your luggage down flights of stairs by yourself from deck 5 to 4. We are in our 70's and my ... Read more
KimShi
Member Since 2017
1 review
We wanted to experience the biggest ship in the world. It really is a beautiful ship - very stable and calm - we hardly felt it move. We loved the track on the 5th floor and the shows especially "Mama Mia" is really good. ... Read more
bondsbigsister
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise with Freedom of the Seas because of the facilities on board for our granddaughter, splash pool etc. having normally cruised with Thomson. Ship was okay, cabin was fine, plenty of storage space, could do with ... Read more
Cruising together 2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Allure of the Seas was awesome. Cruise director and Activities director were great and really involved with the guests. Everyone can see that they enjoy their work! Mama Mia, Ocean Aria, Blue Planet, Character parades were fabulous and ... Read more
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