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RalphHome
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
(1) We spent 90 minutes on 4 or 5 different queues before finally getting on board. There must be a better way to do this. (2) Then our extended family of eleven were given 4 different dinner times. OK sometimes stuff happens. This ... Read more
adryanta
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Our trip is from Singapore - Port Klang (Malaysia) - Phuket (Thailand) - SIngapore. The embarkation on the first day is a bit disappointment. They delayed about 3 hours. We had to wait in big waiting hall, with only drinking water and ... Read more
iasameer786
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise trip and I felt very worried. From the moment that I selected Royal Caribbean International as the "go to" company, I found out that I made the right choice. From the online checking services to ... Read more
Jason Tan
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
It's our first time onboard, we wanted to try our this cruise and gain some fun along with the journey. For us it is a brand new experience we had. While onboard those staff members were friendly and helpful. They would answer any ... Read more
tracyanns
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
3,929 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 32nd cruise and was one of the bottom 5! I don't have a lot of expectations but I do expect a decent level of customer service and this sailing failed miserably! The food was fine, no problems there and the drinks were ... Read more
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L Jane
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
187 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About me: I live in Texas, Diamond with RCCL, also have cruised with Carnival, Princess, and Norwegian. This cruise was with my cousin from Pennsylvania (Gold RCCL). We selected an inside cabin to save $. Embarkation As Diamond ... Read more
sewickleymom
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was the first cruise experience for most members of our party of 8 people and the first Royal Caribbean cruise for all of us. We elected to book the 2 bedroom Aqua Theater suite (10330) which accommodated our party (which included 5 ... Read more
cruisecriiticrispoli
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose the cruise for the ship after seeing it in commercials on TV. The Aqua theater is a little smaller than it looks on TV. The boarding process was very quick as we arrived at 2pm for a 3:30 last call. The arrival buffet was ... Read more
dmike100
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Positive: - Beautiful ship, with lots of things to do. - Shows (other than the comedian) were very good to excellent. - Easy and efficient boarding process. - The kids camp (9-11 year olds) was great. My daughter enjoyed ... Read more
ctsai81
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I will be keeping this review short and straight to the point: VOOM internet: Do not get it and save your money!! I was unable to log in for the majority of the cruise, and the connection speed was awful. I tried to check bandwidth ... Read more
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Retired Lawyer
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The good: The hard product -- the ship -- was wonderful, with plenty to do for our entire family. The bad: The food and service quality onboard were poor. The ugly: RCL's computer systems were the most atrocious of any we've run into ... Read more
sgjanice
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
523 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first time on Freedom, we've been on Adventure three times. I found Freedom a bigger version of Adventure. To me it seemed our balcony room and balcony was even bigger and we booked the same carptagory we always book. Our room ... Read more
LSUDon
Member Since 2016
1 review
A family member (Royal Caribbean Diamond Plus ) invited us to go along with them. We had a deal with RCI that we used. The ship's staff was very good, but there were simply too many people aboard. Entertainment was excellent. We were ... Read more
OscarShui
Member Since 2016
1 review
Let's get this out of the way first. This is a huge ship and can hold 5000+ passengers. With that being said, there should be some expectations that during the very first and last days of the cruise, one may have to wait for an elevator ... Read more
Ahaohio
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
We have been thinking about visiting Greece many times but found it to be impossibly hot in the summertime. As I retire this fall we thought that it might be a good time and found this cruise. This is our second cruise ever and the first ... Read more
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traveleroftheworld
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we liked Oasis of the Seas, and this was the newer, improved version of it. We went on a 3 day Bahamas cruise. The ship is stunning; everything in it is beautiful, magnificent. Wherever you look there are ... Read more
mvasturo
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
I do not usually post reviews because they are only a snap shop of an individuals experience however, given that every passenger I spoke to on this cruise was of the same opinion, i am sure many reviews are coming. From the moment we ... Read more
Seattletravelers
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
You will be happy! Otherwise .... don't go. This cruise and the ship choice was by default - we were a wedding party of 80+, (YES RCI EIGHTY people and everyone had a similar opinion as what I've written below - most simply said 'never ... Read more
WWalsh
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Where to start - lovely ship, shame about the lack of customer service and operational expertise. Have cruised with RC a number of times before this last trip - but am very doubtful I will do it again. It wasn't a good start when RC ... Read more
DebraParmley
Member Since 2016
1 review
This four day cruise to Cozumel aboard the Empress of the Seas was a good value for the $. With one stop in Cozumel you can relax and enjoy the ship. Dining wait staff were wonderfully attentive. Clifford always made the best ... Read more
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noseasickness
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed 01 November 2016 on a 7 day trip to Noumea. Embarked from Sydney. We found it a very organised setup with plenty of staff to give directions or answer queries. Our cabin was a Junior Suite on Deck 9 with a lovely balcony. It was ... Read more
suejol
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as we were traveling with first timers who didn't want to commit to anything longer. On a ship the size of Voyager 7 days just isn't enough. Embarkation in Sydney was a breeze. From baggage drop off to cabin took ... Read more
Johnmay1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as we felt that would be enough onboard to entertain 6 adults and 6 grandchildren. Embarkation took over an hour, but hey they processed 3800 people in just a few hours. Cabins were stock standard, of a a high ... Read more
skillett
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Wished to undertake the cruise with elderly mother. The cabin was in disrepair, headboard was detached, the curtains torn but otherwise clean. The couch in the room was stained and dirty. The same can be said of the chairs in the ... Read more
mom4u2
Member Since 2012
1 review
71 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Booked two inside cabins on 9th Floor on this cruise because RCCL is typically one of the top of the line companies and the price. Cruise was booked in July for the October 30 sailing at the Friends & Family rate, a really great ... Read more
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