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Fuzzy194262
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
The ship may be small but kept clean, the staff super friendly, and always willing to hep. The dining room is set up so you feel you are dining in style, they have a complimentary Brunch on the Day at Sea, it was very well done, free ... Read more
hip2hip
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the time frame and we wanted to go to Key West. The bartenders were extremely slow especially when we had a full cruise. The pool is also too small to accommodate all the passengers. As well as the day at ... Read more
Tuffy Katt
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was a family cruise of 11 family and 5 friends of granddaughter. When we went to the pier to board there was no one to take our luggage. No porters. Asked the first of many as to where to take my luggage and everyone pointer so we went ... Read more
bob6098
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Royal Caribbean always has treated us like we were special. Prices are fair and service is great. Some ports of call are not the best but overall everything is fine. Two ports were in a more commercial like area rather than tourist spots ... Read more
love-travel11
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We feel that this cruise targets mainly for senior people. Its size is relatively small (1960 passengers on board our cruise, the total capacity is slightly above 2000). During our trip, there were around 70 kids on board, which according ... Read more
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RCLcruiser2012
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
273 forum posts
Good afternoon! A little background before the review... We are in our 30's and this is my 7th cruise. I love Royal the best but have cruised with Norwegian and Carnival as well. We have a 4-year-old and this was his first cruise, so ... Read more
AVN
Member Since 2015
1 review
71 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted a short trip to escape midwest winter. Thought the 1st week of March would be ok, since most schools have spring break later in the month, BAD MISTAKE! Now we know NEVER in March at all!!! They college kids took over the pool and ... Read more
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M-Y
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Walked into this cruise experience with expectancy, yet sprinkled with a little apprehension, because I've heard tons of good reviews about the Royal Caribbean cruises in general but read a few negative ones about Ovation in particular. ... Read more
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adt0330
Member Since 2005
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised quite a bit with Royal Caribbean, but this was the first time we brought the kids. This was probably the worst cruise we have had with Royal...however we still enjoyed ourselves, it was better than being at ... Read more
Harley Deuce
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I picked this cruise because I've sailed 5 times with Royal Caribbean and the last cruise we took out of Galveston on the Navigator was a blast. Our ports were Roatan Honduras, Belize City Belize, and Cozumel Mexico. The ports were great ... Read more
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tommagee65
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Embarkation: The port is a bit disorganized. Parking is easy. Once in the terminal, the staff was disorganized and there is very little direction. We were on the ship in in about an hour. Ship: Very nice ship. We did not like ... Read more
3Smiths
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise other than Disney. I have always stuck with Disney for the family friendly atmosphere and was afraid I would not get that with another cruise line. The boat itself is large yet very manageable. I never experienced ... Read more
junevk
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We recently returned from our Southern Caribbean cruise and though the stops were nice, we probably would not cruise on the Jewel again because it is a smaller ship with less things to do on board. We always look forward to the evening ... Read more
Henrytjen
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our embarkation and disembarkation experience for our trip with Oasis of the Seas from Port Canaveral was much smoother than from Fort Lauderdale. The Oasis of the seas is a very classy and luxiurios cruise ship which, eventhough the ... Read more
JavaNerd
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
The Allure of The Seas is an incredible boat. Even with 10-12 foot seas, the boat barely moved. It's very spacious and we never felt like we were crowded or needed to get away from people. The variety of restaurants and bars was great! ... Read more
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astrophysical
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because I'd cruised Royal Caribbean twice before, loved it, and have eagerly recommended it to others. Now I'm genuinely embarrassed that I've influenced others to choose Royal Caribbean. Here's what concerns me. ... Read more
Diane7555
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
San Juan is a beautiful departure port. You feel like you are in Europe in Old San Juan. The old forts are interesting to visit. It costs only $5 to visit both forts and they are in walking distance from each other. However, hotels and ... Read more
TCM21
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We were interested in a Royal Caribbean cruise and have returned more than satisfied and planning or next cruise. Initially, our choice was to be Disney or Royal Caribbean but having experienced the Allure of the Seas, we would love to ... Read more
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eeyore333
Member Since 2017
1 review
If you have young children, there is not much activities for you to do and if you want to place your young child in care, there is extra charge for 3 and under. Please keep that in mind. The specialty food was amazing. There was an ... Read more
razl1dazl
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
The Allure of the Seas is a Magnificent Ship made even greater by unbelieveable staff attending to your every need! The embarkation and disembarkation (Even with a slight timing delay) went smooth as silk. The cabin is well laid out ... Read more
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kimberlingray
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise fell short of my expectations in many areas. We have only ever had wonderful experiences with RC, have been on the Majesty, Voyager, Freedom, Oasis, & Allure. We plan to sail the Harmony this year and have already booked. ... Read more
Palm Harbor Suz
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I chose the Allure of the Seas because we were traveling with 14 other adults and we wanted everyone to have choices of many activities. We sailed out of Fort Lauderdale, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. It ... Read more
MNGrma
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
My Travel agent suggested this cruise because of price, location and dates. We enjoyed the ship and all of it's wonderful areas like Central Park, the American Icon, the Ice Show and the general atmosphere on the boat. Our dining ... Read more
happycruiser90
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
117 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise since it was close to home and my young adult children liked the onboard activities the ship offered. Loved Seaplex, North star, Flo-rider. Was so disappointed we couldn't due i-fly since they didn't open it on day of ... Read more
Brianmrclean
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my 4th cruise. Third with RC. Second on an Oasis class. Look...i will be giving you some things that i don't like, but truth be told we will go on another cruise and will have a good time overall. I have been on Carnival for ... Read more
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