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JRB33165
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My wife chose this cruise for our anniversary. I have been on nearly all of the RCCL cruise ships and I have to say, this was the worst. First of all, let's talk about the Junior Suite ripoff game they have going on here. They sell you a ... Read more
deedaoz
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
53 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first time cruising on a mega ship from a US port, as we usually cruise Radiance or Voyager class from Sydney, Australia. We were therefore very excited to try this ship. Check in was relatively fast, helped by the fact we ... Read more
mikeaa86
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this because the port was close enough that our daughter and son-in-law could drive to the port. It was our first time on RCI and our first time out of Galveston. Parking and embarkation was very easy. Got there early and had ... Read more
Jamie CFVP
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We loved the Allure the first time we went on it two years ago and decided to go again on the Eastern Caribbean itinerary. (The first time we did the Western Caribbean itinerary.) We felt a little rushed on this itinerary initially. We ... Read more
TXranchgal
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
133 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have sailed the Galveston route for the past 4 years because it is my husband's birthday. This year on the Liberty, was fantastic. The service was above expectations in all areas and the food was not only tasty, but there was a great ... Read more
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ThatGirlKay
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I'd like to recognize certain staff members on Freedom by name.  INygomi, our stateroom attendant was friendly and very accommodating to my mother's needs for like, 14 pillows (I swear he worked 24/7 he was ALWAYS there!). The servers ... Read more
Zenmistress59
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this one for family reasons. I had been on the Allure once before (2014). I feel like there were more activities and less "sales" events the first time. I recall that on the first cruise I had trouble deciding which ... Read more
kamplmacdonald
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
When we were looking for a ship for my whole family we decided on the Oasis of the Seas for all the activities and for the nightly entertainment. I have been on 5 different ship amount 4 cruise lines and this by far was the best one!!! My ... Read more
shasta78
Member Since 2017
1 review
So I found great airfare from Boston to Houston so I decided on a cruise out of Galveston- this all seemed good in theory- until the logistics hit. There is no cheap way to get from Houston to Galveston- expect to spend 100.00 pp ... Read more
Cruisekittens
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Yes, the ship is huge! Yes, some of the people can be rude, pushing you, and forgetful of their manners. Yes, it could be overwhelming if you let it.... But, just take a little of MS Oasis at a time and not try to see or do it all in ... Read more
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dancevdp
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Gorgeous ship! So much to do, even if the weather isn't perfect for sun bathing. SOME of the staff were amazing. Some were great. But a significant number were less than friendly and not helpful. Our room steward was a complete ... Read more
brady19
Member Since 2003
1 review
226 forum posts
Embarkation was a breeze. Rom was ready at 1:00. We had a D2 Balcony. The cabin was nothing special. The layout of the closets was not ideal. Storage is very limited. We were on the Anthem and there was twice the amount of storage space ... Read more
Yvonne51
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Famous for being one of the three largest cruise ships in the world, I had to test it out for myself. Bigger, does not mean better. Everything was great, except the rooms were too small. Of course we made accommodations to make it work. ... Read more
DavedA
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have cruised multiple times on Royal Caribbean and on Carnival, all on different ships. I found the food on Carnival to be better and more consistent when eating in the main dining rooms, and the shows were more interesting. We traveled ... Read more
daellis
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Overall, the entertainment was excellent. The show Mama Mia was outstanding! Blue Planet and the other shows were also very good. The Headliner was average. Turning to food, the dinning room dinner was excellent. The service from ... Read more
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Saratoga Girl
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
I have cruised almost exclusively with Royal and was disappointed with the Freedom of the Seas. Our trip was fun and relaxing and Royal never disappoints with their entertainment. Enjoyed Enzo and his team. The Dreamworks ... Read more
terik
Member Since 2005
1 review
398 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was chosen as a short escape from the winter cold. It was a birthday gift for my sister in law and myself. It was her first ever cruise. While I enjoyed the cruise there were things that did not meet my expectations base on ... Read more
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LD86
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first experience with RCI and overall we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. Overall, it was very hard to fault the facilities, service and entertainment options. It is an absolutely stunning ship with first class ... Read more
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twigstansel
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Love cruising in January and February. This ship is fantastic and with 12 elevators on each end, we did not have to wait much. The shows are unbelievable. We saw Grease twice and the performers were really good. We love the port at ... Read more
PBO1111
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Big interest from Australian people and advertisements saying Ovation of the Seas was a great holiday. It was far from a great Holiday, Noumea was our 1st stop and nothing to see. Mystery Island was our 2nd stop and its a Mystery why ... Read more
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Jacq2010
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Embarkation - very efficient! Our check in time was scheduled for 11.30am, we were on board at 11.40am. Their statement of kerb to ship in 10 minutes was true. Very well organised which it needs to be when around 4,000 people are boarding. ... Read more
tunisbridal
Member Since 2004
1 review
196 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We got a terrific deal for a balcony cabin. What a great ship. Even though there was closed to 10,000 people onboard, we never felt crampted or had to wait in line. We ate at many different places for lunch and enjoyed them all. Our ... Read more
ron1946
Member Since 2010
1 review
752 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a last minute cruise to meet some dear friends. Ship was initially sold out, but scored a balcony cabin after someone cancelled. We were in 6550 on deck six. Nice room, but very little storage. Sink area in the bath had very ... Read more
longislandgirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
60 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have taken other cruises and wanted something different and after hearing rave reviews I figured I would try RCC. it could be the ship was older or my expectations were set higher? the décor of this ship is slightly creepy, ... Read more
kaymartian
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had cruised this same itinerary 3 years ago on the Oasis. We liked Jamaica and Cozumel so didn't mind returning. This time went because we wanted to sail on the Harmony. It's a beautiful ship, food is terrific and the staff is eager ... Read more
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