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5,948 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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Medic9701
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
We were looking for a cruise to celebrate a birthday and introduce our kids to cruising. I found Enchantment's 4-night itinerary to be a great value and the interior rooms were surprisingly spacious, but the cruise offered nothing ... Read more
lorenzod
Member Since 2008
22 reviews
2,762 forum posts
1 helpful vote
What a wonderful surprise. This was our first cruise on the Empress of the Seas and were pleasantly surprised how wonderful this 5 day cruise was. I had in my mind this is an old ship, but once aboard we saw that the ship had been ... Read more
kennysnelling@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was about our 10th cruise but as we were sailing on our smallest ship ever, the Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas, so we were a little timid going in. But from the minute we got on the ship until the minute we got off, we were ... Read more
Buzzy55
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I have been on several cruises with different cruise lines and this was the best.. The food, entertainment, friendliness of the staff.. Everyone just made me feel pampered and special every day. The entertainment was like Broadway.. I ... Read more
haroldriv
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was looking for a great deal in a cruise for me and my family. Empress of The Seas is a Great option. The value for the money was great. The best thing was the food and the all the staff. They are very nice and exceed your ... Read more

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angelrod
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
To put it in a few words, this is a small ship with a very big heart all thanks to its amazing crew. My family and I have taken 10 cruises, including this one, and for the very first time in a long time we felt so welcomed by the entire ... Read more
filmstar40
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
138 forum posts
I would rate this in the minus if I could. The cruise started badly with Royal caribbean's choice of Airline BA leaving all our luggage behind in Gatwick. The efforts by both BA and RCI in getting the luggage to us could only be ... Read more
neat82168
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
Fantastic ship, fantastic crew, fantastic itinerary!!! What more can I say other than I love this ship? Second time in her and am so sad to see her move her home port to Fort Lauderdale! The crew did and exceptional job all week long. ... Read more
cruiselady66
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
368 forum posts
1 helpful vote
From the start at embarkation to the disembarkation our cruise was great. Our cabin attendant was excellent. "Saturday Night Fever Musical" was lively and entertaining. The dining room staff were quick and attentive. The ... Read more
--Hooked on Cruzin Pa
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 9th cruise, but our first on RCCL. our daughter and son in law joined us , it was the first cruise for them ever. We used the Go Port Canaveral service and it went flawlessly "Fly Snooze Cruise" Highly recommend ... Read more

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Tucker in Texas
Member Since 2005
8 reviews
4,950 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Cabin Plenty of storage. We put the coffee table in the closet to open up space and not worry about tripping over it to and from the bathroom at night. I brought hangers with me as they never have enough to hang all I want to hang. ... Read more
ExFed drvr
Member Since 2012
1 review
549 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Always wanted to cruise this big ship. The ship was very big so everyone was spread out. We only ate in the MDR one night, ate at Chops, Sabor(mexican) and buffet the rest of the time. We have good food and service at Windjammer because we ... Read more
GoodWitch1964
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Well we just returned from our 9/10/16 departure from San Juan Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas cruise,,,it was the most disappointing cruise I've ever taken...until this cruise, we have ALWAYS bragged on Royal Caribbean, but no ... Read more
poudrerie
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose this ship because we had loved it in 2012, but this time, we were not impressed. The mattresses in our cabin were caving in and very uncomfortable, there were stains on the carpet, holes in the curtains. It seemed like the ... Read more
mansf0912
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
SHIP: the ship is stunning and VERY clean. In fact, our rooms alone were cleaned at least twice a day. The pools are constantly being sanitized as well. One is saltwater. The other is regular with chlorine. There is lots to look at. The ... Read more

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MomOfAFlock
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
First time cruisers! This cruise was a bucket list item. We expected to take it some day, maybe in 10 years or so when retirement is upon us. But we were blessed to receive it as a gift by my husband's employer, as a reward for years of ... Read more
FISO_Vids
Member Since 2013
1 review
45 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A review of Independence through the eyes of our 3½ year old granddaughter Jessica. Very excited sleep countdown to our departure on 9th September 2016, travelling with my Nanna and Granfer. After quick hugs with mummy who we ... Read more
csk47
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
75 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We have about 20 cruises on Royal Caribbean and are Diamond members. This was our fourth cruise on Voyager class ships including the Majesty, Monarch, etc.plus we have been on the Oasis, Allure and Freedom..to name a few. It is sad to ... Read more
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candoez
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
65 forum posts
I'll try not to repeat information already posted. We were on Sept 8 New England 9 day trip. After finding the terminal??? embarkation was great. Having agents outside with laptops was efficient. Speaking of laptops the passenger ... Read more
reney431@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
After reading many reviews I was almost tempted to cancel our trip. I am so glad I did not listen. We had a wonderful time. The Embarkation was a breeze, got on board within 15 mins of arriving. Went up to the Windjammer for a fabulous ... Read more

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jessicas mom
Member Since 2010
1 review
322 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We loved our 9-night New England/Canada cruise on the Anthem, which is a beautiful ship. Embarkation day was challenging, due to crowds and some issues with check-in and our cabin (tv, safe, and remote for virtual balcony all ... Read more
Willymoon
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had a great time on this ship and had lots of fun. I didn't like the idea of making reservations for all of our meals and shows. The cruise director was great and all of the shows were great. The best restrauant to eat at was the Grand. ... Read more
askjojo
Member Since 2011
1 review
49 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I have sailed on many cruise lines, including Rccl, and believed that since this ship was older and smaller, the experience would below what I would come to expect from Rccl. THAT WAS FAR FROM THE TRUTH. Empress surpassed my expectations, ... Read more
CC5
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Everyone was exceptional at providing an environment of feeling pampered and safe aboard a beautiful ship amid beautiful waters. Loved it! The Empress of the Seas is truly the heart of the ocean! The ship and staff exceeded my expectations ... Read more
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gdouyon
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Royal Caribbean came highly recommended by family members and friends. It was my birthday celebration and the staff made it very special. I am planning to celebrate my husband's birthday in March on one of Royal Caribbean's ships. It ... Read more

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