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5,799 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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pdeprins
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Let's do the good to bad game. EXCELLENT: the ship is an engineering marvel, and your jaws will drop the moment you set foot at the ship. It's like stepping into a DreamWorks movie. Choice of food in the main dining rooms is ... Read more
lgh34609
Member Since 2015
1 review
68 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a cruise to celebrate my 50th, took Adventure because of the itinerary with some islands we haven't been to before. Didn't have hot water for 1st 3 days, after getting hot water it was to hot because now we didn't have any cold ... Read more
dude_hdt
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
242 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Being from Houston, we're used to the convenience being 30 minutes from the port of Galveston. However, destinations and ship choices from there are rather limited. Thus we accepted extra airline travel and decided on Oasis of the Seas ... Read more
dzTexas
Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise for some time with our grandchildren and children. The grandkids spent time at the pool, rock climbing wall and playing shuffleboard. We dined at Chops specialty restaurant and the buffet as well as the dining room. We ... Read more
JayHay
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The best way I can summarize this is by comparing the cruise lines to fast food joints. If Carnival is the McDonald's of the seas, then RC's Grandeur of the Seas is Wendy's. By a hair. Not even a Panera. A Wendy's. The good: The ... Read more

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DCCruiserX1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean, and have only sailed with one other cruise line in the past. I have heard wonderful things about this cruise line and choose this particular cruise because of it's proximity to home and the ... Read more
ibeplato
Member Since 2005
1 review
42 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Our family (two adults, two teens) just completed a weeklong sail on the Radiance from Vancouver to Seward. Overall we loved the ship, the crew, and the itinerary. Nits were mostly minor. Dining room food was good, service was ... Read more
sjwyche81
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise on Royal Caribbean. I enjoyed and would do another one with this cruise line due to the level or service we received. I am not sure if our service was better due to us being in a Junior Suite. I loved our Junior ... Read more
jwutony16
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I went on this cruise as part of a group that owns franchises in Florida. While I never complain about a cruise because I love them so much, the Explorer of the Seas had some flaws. We had a balcony stateroom which was great. Inyoman our ... Read more
RtisticMe
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise for the price and the location. I was taking my son on a weekend getaway. For the first time, I booked the JR suite on the 10th deck and it was fabulous. Plenty of room for the two of us. Big sliding glass door and ... Read more

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susurasu
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Wanted a fun ship for the kids. My husband and I have cruised 10 times on various lines: Princess (most), other RC, Oceania, Disney, and Carnival. We have always experienced exceptional service on cruises... until this one. With 6500 ... Read more
Losito702
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Like many people, I chose this ship for the convenience of leaving from NJ and it also helped that a friend and his wife and kids were going as well. I was going with my wife 3 year old daughter and 8 month old son, so I realize that this ... Read more
dadababa
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
This was my 7th cruise with Royal Caribbean and sadly, I have to say this was the worst for several reasons. 1. I should have took the advice of some cruise critic's review about Anthem of the seas. 2. As soon as you board the ship, ... Read more
wandaray
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it was leaving close to home. This was our 1st cruise and it was a great deal for a 10 day cruise. The ports were places we wanted to visit so it was a win win. We did do our homework prior to boarding - ... Read more
alto
Member Since 2009
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Only problem was account info on tv, great ship. Buffet a little crouded during breakfast. You must make reservations for shows, North Star, I fly, and special dinners 60 day before cruise date to get your best times. Boarding ship at ... Read more
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Royalcruiser11
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
31 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We really enjoyed sailing on the Anthem of the seas for the past 10 days. Admittedly I was nervous after reading some reviews on here but came to realize that everyone has their own opinion. We really could not complain and would do this ... Read more
3o5cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Ship: Empress of the Seas Food - Buffet: Everyday of the week, the buffets had the same food, cold hamburgers, hotdogs and tacos. On the last night they offered cordon blue chicken and onion rings. Only ship I have been on that did ... Read more
Amyb323
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
First of all ... I am a repeat cruiser with RCI. I prefer this line to Carnival. I sailed on the Grandeur of the Seas in July 2016, plus three other RCI ships. I have expectations of RCI based on my past cruises. This trip ... We ... Read more
Nauticals
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this ship & destination for a quick family summer vacation, Living in Florida made the commute to Port Canaveral( Orlando) a breeze. This was the first cruise experience for our 3 children ages:10-19. My spouse and I ... Read more
Alia150270
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Just returned from our first cruise, a14 night Mediterranean cruise on Navigator. We travelled with my son who is 13 and a full time wheelchair user and stayed in cabin 1814, accessible panoramic stateroom on deck 12. We chose a cruise as ... Read more

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mcleans@ig.com.br
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was the very best cruise I´ve been to. My family loved it. On this boat, there are 21 restaurants, 14 pools, jacuzzis, night shows, a beautiful patio called "The central Park" with trees and flowers and benchs to seat ... Read more
Deep Thinking Fish
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
34 forum posts
In keeping with many other comments there were a lot of good bits, and some less so. Starting with the good, embarkation at Southampton. Remarkably swift and efficient. On board 10 minutes after climbing out of the taxi. Wow. Cabin - ... Read more
sally o
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Having cruised with a number of lines including Fred Olsen and P&O over period of 20 years, we had a fair idea of what we ought to expect when choosing Royal Caribbean. We chose the Navigator of the Seas Mediterranean cruise on 7 ... Read more
Chars3011
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are a family of four: Mum and Dad, 12 & 15 yr old girls. And we found there was something for everyone. Personally me and my husband liked just liked chilling by the pool and my daughters liked exploring the boat. They had a go at ... Read more
Georgie girl 51
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had a fantastic time, entertainment was great, service was great, food was good just too much of it hehehe. Sapphire restaurant was lovely food. And great service from the staff. We could not find anything to complain about. We had ... Read more

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