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bobito
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My amazing wife wanted to surprise me for me 50th birthday. Surprise she did. Drove me to port with a Couple that are friends of ours for this surprise birthday cruise. She knows I love the Oasis Class ships and the Trip was amazing. ... Read more
caprice3
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Wanted to experience the biggest cruise ship in the world! Did not disappoint! Lots to do for all family members. Windjammer cafe food was ok and very crowded as always. Sometime the diversity of cultures was a hassle but there was ... Read more
Jube01
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because it was my 50th Birthday. My wife had preordered champagne,strawberries and a cake. Only the starwberries arrived and not when requested. We had sailed Liberty of the Seas and Allure of the Seas prior and we ... Read more
winkmar
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We went on this cruise because of the itinerary. The ABC islands are the best of the southern islands. Nice beaches,many dive and snorkeling sites, wind surfing and clean. San Juan unfortunately is having some turmoil with their debt ... Read more
exharlow
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Been on the Allure twice and loved it so thought the Harmony would be better. However it was a little underwhelming. It was not bad by any means, just not as good as I expected it to be. It was very similar to the Allure in layout so ... Read more
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Mariketa
Member Since 2011
1 review
96 forum posts
Let me start by saying that I booked this room because it had 2 bedrooms. I didn't know anything about the Royal Genie program or anything that it entailed. It was not a factor at all in my room decision. There were 4 of us cruising, ... Read more
sblech
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruised with our 8 year old son and visited Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Kitts. Embarkation and disembarkation was a breeze, we were on and out of the ship within 15 min. The ship is a floating resort with endless activities, bustling ... Read more
Kfisher8306
Member Since 2017
1 review
Harmony of the Seas is an amazing ship... We chose HOTS for our annual ladies cruise because it was brand new and had so many wonderful features and we were not disappointed. We arrived at Port Everglades in the early afternoon and were ... Read more
Nikki4me
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I booked this cruise as a last minute trip. The price was right and the cruise turned out to be a pleasant surprise! I knew this was an older ship and an inside cabin was the cheapest room selection, but I had no complains. My room ... Read more
PattyP151
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
My sisters and I needed a cruise to relax a little, a lot is going on in their lives. I chose this cruise because it left from Southern Florida where my niece had a bachelorette weekend. The ports were nice, but the ship was small and ... Read more
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Epulidor
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was the right duration. Our mothers really enjoyed their trip in all aspects. The ship service was excellent all the time. People who worked on the ship were very friendly, always willing to help. The ship ... Read more
Rosaleecrianza
Member Since 2017
1 review
Just always have overall great experience with Royal Cabberian love the staff & great food & entertainment. Shore trips are always on time. The cruise line is always concerned about our safety. Food choices are wonderful. Love the ... Read more
charmedthea
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We cruised with our two kids, ages 2 and 4, plus a group of friends who had a 1 year old and an 8 year old. The cruise was very kid friendly, but not as baby/toddler friendly. There were lots of activities and events for kids 3 years old ... Read more
MSunshine
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
341 forum posts
We have been on 4 Fall transatlantic crossings but this was our first time for the Spring crossing. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The ship was in good shape with the exception of the cabin bathroom showing some wear and ... Read more
Freetimecrafter
Member Since 2013
1 review
43 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because we had not been to two of the ports and we could drive to Galveston which saved money. We enjoyed walking around Galveston the night before and went through a haunted house built in a building used as a morgue ... Read more
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Flying-Rock
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is my families second cruise, but first review. TL;DR: Royal Caribbean and Allure was absolutely outstanding. Not sure it mattered where we were cruising; the boat, activities, and staff were amazing. Can't recommend it ... Read more
jdchmc
Member Since 2017
1 review
Allure was recommended by family members who had taken the Western Caribbean cruise on this ship. We were pleased to take the Eastern Caribbean tour on Allure based upon their recommendation and our own experience on Explorer of the Seas ... Read more
nancy243
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is an amazing ship, as is it's sister ship the Allure of the Seas, and we chose this as it offers something for everyone. We travelled with a fair size group, over 30 individuals, from the age of 1 to 60+, and the ship offered ... Read more
Eliddie
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because I have been on Royal Caribbean serval times in the past and preferred them over the other brands. This was my experience. First: The fire drill was a joke. The audio coming over the speaker system was ... Read more
quiltingpiggy
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
Sailed April 2017
This cruise had so many good things - but the start was not a good one! I'm sorry to agree with the other reviews about the Galveston port, but embarkation was a complete disaster. We stood in line for over three hours, with no ... Read more
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greninja2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
It was our first cruise trip. We chose Allure of the Seas because it fitted exactly with our children's spring break schedule. We were so happy that we were not disappointed. We had an Ocean View room on Deck 3, near the Conference ... Read more
hardiek
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
The Allure of the Seas is a very friendly and fun environment. This was our sixth cruise and by far the most memorable. Even though there were upwards of 5.000 customers on the ship the venues were never crowded or long lines. The ... Read more
ntx
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Great first cruise experience. My wife and I wanted to cruise on a large ship and this one didn’t disappoint. All staff members were professional, friendly, and helpful. The food and entertainment, variety and quality, were great. ... Read more
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timegoesby
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My sister and I (both in our late 50's) booked this first time experience on RC's mega Ship Oasis because of the great deal we were able to get on our ocean view Balcony room. We have cruised on RC as well as other lines in the past and ... Read more
jojoacq
Member Since 2007
1 review
72 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have always cruised on Carnival. We now will always cruise on RC! Getting on the Allure was so fast, but we were there at 11 a.m. And getting off was very efficient and fast as well! They have is down to a "T"! Our ... Read more
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