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5,958 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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reney431@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
jessicas mom
Member Since 2010
1 review
322 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four 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 four 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 four 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
juls4052
Member Since 2013
1 review
103 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We are just of the Rhapsody on Friday had a great cruise.The ports we visited were great and easy to get to even though we never done any excursions.Sorry we done one to Lindos and glad we did it is a beautiful place.The ship was fine only ... Read more
janklo08
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We really enjoyed all the ports. Barcelona and Valencia were our favorites. My husband and I traveled with our daughter, son-in-law and almost two year old granddaughter. We had the Select ... Read more
tigana75
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I had booked this cruise before the ship was built and was regretting it based on the negative reviews. But, I have to say, while SOME of the negative points were well founded, I did have a really nice vacation. Here's my experience (as ... Read more
Terre
Member Since 2001
15 reviews
4,467 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Freedom of the Seas September 4—11, 2016 Category E2, Deluxe Ocean View State Room with Hump Balcony 34th Cruise, 6th with Royal Caribbean Western Itinerary: Grand Cayman, Labadee, Falmouth, Cozumel Captain: Toni ... Read more
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tayabur021
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Well, only couple years ago there were several Royal Caribbean ships in the cruise critic top 10 list. Now, there is none. And there is a reason for it. The first thing I noticed after boarding this ship, Royal Caribbean is trying to cut ... Read more
Helena UK
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We picked this cruise primarily because of the ports of call but also because we had sailed on this ship before and enjoyed it. Generally a really great cruise, good ports ( although we were a little disappointed with Jamacia), Grand ... Read more
All4114All
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
in favor: - great ship, - buffet with good food, a la carte restaurants recommended (main dining room) - plenty of entertainment, - shows with superior quality, - cabin quality, - ship stability, - in the ports, easy ... Read more
extremelyunderwhelmed
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
We were very excited about this cruise and looked forward to trying RCI this time..We researched the ship and looked at reviews. Over all the ship layout was good. The food was possibly the worst thing I have ever experience anywhere. The ... Read more
fambamvaca
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We were so excited to see Bermuda and experience all Anthem of the Sea had to offer. Let me start by saying, the ship has some pretty awesome things. Their Seaplex was pretty amazing. People loved the bumper cars, roller skating and ... Read more

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tamalero
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
After spending 2 days at Miami Beach visiting the Everglades and other tours. It was our time to board the Royal Caribbean OASIS OF THE SEAS. Note that we had visited Alaska with the Disney Wonder in our first Cruise ever. So we did ... Read more
nanadm
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
130 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise specifically for the ship. We have heard such great things about this ship, and the pictures posted by other cruisers were so impressive, we waned to experience it ourselves. Embarkation was very quick and smooth. ... Read more
Wilsonsmama224
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Cabin #9376 This cabin was in the aft of the ship. It is an "adjoining room". We could hear our neighbors next door quite clearly so next time we cruise, we are making sure our room adjoins no one. Our room was very well kept. ... Read more
TheQualified1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I will never travel RCI again!!! After traveling with Carnival for years (15 cruises) and a few other cruise lines, my family decided to try RCI. Don't get me wrong, Anthem of the Seas ship is BEAUTIFUL...however, once you get pass the ... Read more
Basket cruiser
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
49 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We went on this cruise with our niece, her husband and some of their friends and family, a total of 12 of us. We are Diamond members so we have cruised before and on other cruise lines as well. First time on Oasis of the Seas. The staff ... Read more

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pgepetto
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have been on numerous RCCL vessels and have maintained our trips to the mid-size ships. We had always heard rumors that the larger ships were too impersonal. Our vacation on Oasis found this to be entirely false. The crew was very ... Read more
mad24960
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
A quick 5 night Labor Day weekend getaway at an attractive price. We had two adults and nine year old on an interior guarantee for $912. The value was exceptional which is why we booked it. First of all you must remember the ship was ... Read more
karn0875
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because it was leaving from a port close to our home and was only five days. The cruise was a bit pricey for a five night cruise, but thought we are saving on airfare and it is a brand new ship with many amenities. ... Read more
1956deb
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the ship which was beautiful but we did not like the concept. We had the Grand Suite so the boarding process was fine. We arrived early so we waited about an hour to board (around 11:00). Went straight to Cafe 270 ... Read more
ClarkGriswold2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We were with siblings and in-laws and it was an amazing group. We had a blast because we all enjoy each others company and we never get to do things like this. The ship was old and ragged looking. I couldn't find a single employee that ... Read more

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