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mrlittlejohn
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Embarkation: went well About ship: small, can have more personal feel About our cabin: about 70% of the size of my previous line, same category cabin About cabin bathroom: VERY small, shower area was tiny. Even our friends’ ... Read more
teachin23
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
The ship is old. Most of the staff is ambivalint to their job and service. There were very few staff members who seemed to enjoy or complete there job correctly. Skip Chops, service was a nightmare. We didn't even have a waiter to ... Read more
jamesmay125
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We love cruising on Royal Caribbean. This was our 5th time (maybe our last). We ended up on a ship that was small and unfortunately had 1000+ college kids with all you can drink packages. If you wanted a drink, be prepared to stand in ... Read more
MrAverage
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise mainly because I sailed Empress 21 years ago (then "Nordic Empress") and I wanted to see how the fair lady was doing. In some ways, I was disappointed. Despite sailing during spring break with hundreds of ... Read more
danamelnic
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Have enjoyed our trip with the exception of the fact that 80% was booked by college students on Spring break and many times they were acting inappropriately. We were there as a family with 2 young kids and so had to explain a lot of their ... Read more
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McCleary91
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Several of our family members cruise with Oasis every year. This was our first time on the Oasis and we loved it! The staff was amazing! Our Room Attendant was fantastic and the servers in Windjammer will stop and talk with you and if you ... Read more
RevScott
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to the timing (Spring Break). In Tennessee we have an early spring break which somewhat unfortunately coincides with collage spring break. That was our only hesitation at booking this cruise. Yet, we were very ... Read more
lmcclub
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose the cruise because my daughter's finacee's family had selected this one and wanted to go with them. Was really looking forward to it and I did have a great time. My only disappointment was the obstructed view balcony. If only I ... Read more
GiaGia
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
138 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have now taken 3 Quantum class cruises originating at Cape Liberty. One on Quantum and 2 on Anthem. We love the ship itself in terms of its' layout and attractiveness.We find the service on RCCl exceptional and friendly. Food quality ... Read more
crussell2005
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
There is so much to do on this ship you can't do it all. The shows were wonderful, particularly Mamma Mia and Blue Planet - a must-see! The service in the dining room was excellent - they took good care of my daughter with severe food ... Read more
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ftwtong
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We departed from Galveston, Texas. We used the indoor pier parking, which was very disorganized. I would probably use Lighthouse parking if I travel out of Galveston again. Embarkation through terminal 2 was equally disorganized and took a ... Read more
MarkM2628
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First of all let me qualify this review by saying that the weather was absolutely terrible and that I realize there was nothing anyone could do about that.It was a bad week for temperatures so it made many things miserable if not ... Read more
mindyespey
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We are early 50's, very active, and well acquainted with the Caribbean and many islands. This was our 5th cruise, having sailed on larger ships before. This ship was a great choice and I highly recommend Jewel and the Southern Caribbean ... Read more
treasureseeker70
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
best ship best locations best crew......... we really enjoyed our weeks cruise..lots to eat..lots to see.. the overall experience was very good.. the staff were very helpful and courteous.. the food at all the places to ... Read more
capnjoe
Member Since 2006
1 review
309 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Im not big on reviews, however I must say the ship is beautiful. I have to say the embarkation was unreal! We got to the port at 10:30 and was on the ship by 10:45!! The ship is different than most cruise I have been on however. Its a ... Read more
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Roseviolet
Member Since 2002
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
One of our large group liked Royal Caribbean and we agreed to try it. We usually sail on Celebrity. The ship was fine and our rooms were good. The stateroom attendant we had was good although other family members on another floor had ... Read more
Les57
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
After reading many of the reviews, I was nervous about our upcoming trip on the Anthem. I was traveling with my 3 adult children including one who was severally mentally and physically disabled and in a wheelchair. She is also ... Read more
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JJF1031
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We picked this cruise because of the dates and live in TX and didn't want to fly to a port in Florida. Overall we had a great time! We have 2 kids 16 &18. The staff goes the extra mile to make it a pleasant experience. The ship was ... Read more
ColoradoExceptInWinter
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise. We are approaching Elite level on Princess, so decided to branch out and try other cruise lines to see how they compared. We try to lead fairly active lifestyles, so only take the stairs while on the ship. We also ... Read more
djbb
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We just returned from the Western Caribbean itinerary with 2 adults and 2 teenage girls. Even though there were over 7000 passengers on board the week we went, embarkation, disembarkation and the public areas on the ship didn't reflect ... Read more
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kramahsened
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with RCCL. Our only other cruise was on the Disney Dream. It's very hard to compare RCCL to Disney, especially when you're cruising with an 8 year old. We were also cruising with anoth couple and their 8 year ... Read more
MariahBeth
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We loved this cruise. While Rhapsody isn't one of their largest ships, it doesn't lack in things to do. They keep the schedule packed with shows, classes, and events. There was a show every night with good performers. The ship had limited ... Read more
C6Cyrus
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We were quite pleased with our cruise experience. The cabin (oceanview 2556) was more impressive and roomy than we had anticipated. The cabin appointments were good, the cabin was clean, and generally was above our expectation. The bed ... Read more
HedgeFunder
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We are a young family that went on our 2nd cruise for some much needed RnR during the school holidays. Initially, we were a little worried about the cruise being a little too Asian themed, having read the reviews here, but we managed to ... Read more
ober134
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
89 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this trip because of dates, long stop at Key West, and the price (we got a very nice deal). Had a family and friends group with us, and most of them were newbies who wanted to try a short cruise. Me and DH have cruised fairly ... Read more
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