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5,577 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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ValT
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was a first time cruise that I was persuaded to go on by my nephew. I went with my sister and her family and my 82 year old Mum who needed to use a wheelchair. Boarding process was easy having filled in all paperwork online pre ... Read more
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gpeddell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Since I've been cruising rating the performance of the staff and activities has been a part and parcel of the vacation. I'm not sure if it is new management, a fear for loosing their job or some other factor but there was a real tension on ... Read more
45Buckeye45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise bc of convenience and date. In a nutshell, entertainment was good,service people were good. The basic problem is that the ship has gotten too big and has way too many people. I know it has x amount of rooms it should ... Read more
BNBR
Member Since 2016
1 review
40 forum posts
8 helpful votes
After reading some other reviews, recent ones, I felt the need to jump in on this. One reviewer - who appears to have been on the same dates I was - had such a remarkably different experience. It's really amazing how that works ... Read more
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jenniet
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because I am a loyal Royal Caribbean customer. I've been going on cruises with them since I was 8 years old. I am now in my 40's and beginning to take my 3 children on them. This was their second time cruising to ... Read more

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Eve
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
226 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a family celebration cruise. We had four people celebrating birthdays and two graduates in our group. We selected this ship because it seemed to have something for everyone, no matter their age. I want to start by saying that ... Read more
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jetsetsun
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I along with our two teenage kids (ages 17 and 14) along with my sister and another family took this cruise. First let me say that we are loyal Royal Caribbean cruisers and been on more cruises than I can count. This was ... Read more
Kjr3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The ship is beautiful, the shows were excellent, but everyone in our group felt they had issues managing the quantity of people on this ship. Lines for activities, lines to get on crowded elevators, restaurants running out of food, delays ... Read more
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Bflick
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Royal Caribbean is the best. Very friendly staff, very clean ship, very good,top shelf drinks,good food. The only negative thing was the dynamic dining. We couldn't make reservations prior to sailing or when we got on the ship. Everyday ... Read more
elenawilkonski
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
If I could give Adventure of the Seas 10 or more stars I would. My daughter suggested Royal Caribbean International for our family cruise to celebrate my husband and my 50th anniversary. The family included 9 of us with our 23 month old ... Read more

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chris515nuke
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Wife and I departed on 9 night cruise (our longest yet) from Baltimore, MD. The transfer from the Airport to the Cruise Terminal was easy and cost us just $35 total including tip to the driver. We did not prearrange this at all, just ... Read more
Tnhere
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
39 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I am an avid RCCL cruiser and have been on over 20 cruises with this line alone. I am a 45 year old business owner who has been very loyal to the line for the following reasons: Better quality food ( The most important reason :) ... Read more
123jmh@centurylink.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
think twice before you book ! I would rather go on the Oasis of the seas ( been on it twice) but this was suppose to be better and newer ! Huh ! Might be newer but it is over crowded with rooms and people and less places to go . and ... Read more
Debvid5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Beautiful ship with terrific service in stateroom and restaurants. So many activities...bumper cars, roller skating, ifly, flow rider, etc. Loved the comedian, We will Rock You, Spectres Caberet, the Quest and the Love and Marriage game ... Read more
donna12520
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise for a group of 14, including younger grandchildren for the features they cited i.e. bumper cars, roller skating, and other very exciting activities. HOWEVER, no one advised us to pre-reserve...so everything was ... Read more

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tommiefremont
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise because it left from Bayonne where I have family. It was easy to get to the port and the embarkation process was smooth and quick. I was on the ship in no time. I arrived fairly early and attempted to make a reservation ... Read more
WiseEmpress
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this ship because of the price and itinerary. We had not been to Key West and we loved a previous visit to Georgetown, Grand Cayman. We were not disappointed at all with the ports. Scuba diving and snorkeling in Georgetown were ... Read more
nycgal333
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We previously took an RC cruise to Alaska, which was wonderful (as well as a Caribbean cruise on another line), and several members of our 9-person group have taken multiple cruises. I think we all agreed that this was the worst cruise ... Read more
gmd4462@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise, and I was quite nervous. But we were very impressed with the cleanliness of the ship, the variety of activities (for a smaller ship) and especially the service. I'd heard Royal's service was the best, and I was ... Read more
1josh777
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
133 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our family of 5 had a great time during our Alaskan cruise on board the Explorer of the Seas. Embarkation: The port in Seattle was a mess to get into. This, of course, has nothing to do with Royal Caribbean's service but I figure I ... Read more

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rba12345
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
ust returning from a 7-night Alaskan cruise on Explorer. We are a family of four with two teenage girls and we had a great time onboard. We are typically DIY travelers, so the cruise was a different kind of vacation for us. I think ... Read more
lissi06
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First time ever with Royal so we were pretty excited. The ship is very nice. The embarkation process was very easy and fast (real surprised). Once we got on the ship we were welcomed by daycare staff who immediately explained the process ... Read more
MrLancasterPA
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
What a wonderful cruise to Bermuda, the Bahamas and then Coco Cay. The ship is an older ship int e RC fleet but was still maintained beautifully. The staff on board catered to your every need. Vitaliy and Vadym where excellent each night ... Read more
oreo615@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Well, At the last minute,my wife and I booked this cruise. I wasn't sure a 20 year old ship that is small by todays standards would interest me but we really had a great time on the Grandeur of the seas.Having 2 days in Bermuda was nice ... Read more
mblucot
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The crew members were fabulous. I never walked by a crew member that didn't say hello. The amenities and entertainment offered on board were very enjoyable. The ship is so clean it amazed me. With over 3000 passengers it was never dirty. ... Read more

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