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5,550 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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bcoakie
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to take our children and grandchildren on a cruise this summer and wanted to start in San Juan. The Adventure of the Seas offered a great itinerary. We were a little concerned when we found out the ship was scheduled to go into ... Read more
jrjr33880
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We wanted to duplicate our honeymoon cruise some 21 years ago. We flew down to san Juan 2 days in advance to take in the sites in Old San Juan and to sample the local restaurants. (Pannes restaurant in the Coronado District was so good ... Read more
nrdllana
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall a good cruise. Ports visited were St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and Haiti. Nice ports but only St. Maarten was had the Duty Free shopping. Staff was great, however the Cruise Director was as entertaining as the Cruise Directors on ... Read more
cuan1
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
6 forum posts
20 helpful votes
I'm always reluctant to write reviews as it is easy to focus on negativity is there is one bad thing. I have to say that one bad thing was huge. The staff are not happy in want way. This was our 13th cruise which was unlucky for me. ... Read more
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crusin gator
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
140 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I have wanted to go on the Oasis since it was built in 09, I finally got to go and it is AMAZING!!! It is literally a floating city, walking down the promenade deck is like walking in the mall. ALL of the neighborhoods are AMAZING!! I ... Read more

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DanWilJr
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
12 forum posts
7 helpful votes
After a very busy spring season in our jobs my wife and I thought it would be a good idea to take a vacation for the July 4th Holiday and we wanted to get away. Since we only live an hour from Baltimore and hand not sailed out on Royal ... Read more
tycomom2
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a vacation of a lifetime for us. This being only or second cruise we really didn't have anything to compare it as the first was was 25 years ago but RCI did a wonderful job and we couldn't be happier. From the time we boarded to ... Read more
ReneeL255
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise because of the location (Bahamas) and length of stay. We wanted a quick get away and not be too expensive for a cabin with balcony. Had a wonderful time on the Dolphin encounter tour in Nassau and the Glass ... Read more
amirabella
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband was looking forward to this trip for a long time and booked it for our family. I felt so sorry for him because it was a huge disappointment. Let's begin with packing for the trip. The literature from the cruise ... Read more
VegasGirl1108
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Overall this was a great cruise. If you are considering Alaska- GO!!! The Explorer was a wonderful ship that has a lot to offer. Since the "big ships" can't get into the places in Alaska that the smaller ones can (and the smaller ... Read more

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SunVikings
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the June 30th sailing of the Anthem of the Seas. It was a nine day cruise to Bermuda and the Eastern Caribbean. Overall -- We enjoyed the cruise but there are opportunities to improve. We would rate the cruise overall as ... Read more
tatiana813
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our family traveled on the Empress of the Seas on June 30th. We had a party of 7; 4 kids and 3 adults divided in two cabins which we were lucky to get side by side on the 3rd deck. My husband and I have been in several Royal Caribbean ... Read more
frannyb123
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We choose this cruise primarily because it sailed out of Bayonne, NJ and it was a new ship. My husband and I (both 49) and sons, 18 and 15, had never been on a cruise before and booked the cruise in early May for a June 30th sail date.. I ... Read more
OBT71
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The ship was clean and all the staff that we encountered were friendly and responsive. The ship is massive and holds a lot of people, be we never felt crowded. The only time that we noticed that we had a lot of people around us was in the ... Read more
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90+cruises&counting
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this ship as my teen son's wanted this ship as their graduation present. They saw the ship had the I-fly experience, x-box room and bumper cars, and slightly different features from other ships. I also liked the fact it was a ... Read more

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fr0mNJ
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this ship because it was new, close to home and we had never sailed for 9 nights. The ship is beautiful, the balcony cabins and bathroom are roomy, and it never felt over crowded. The Solarium was my favorite area. Along ... Read more
Traveling Commander
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Big, new and beautiful ship. Lots to do on board, but because there are so many people (6000+) reservations were required almost everywhere. Lots of kids, 1650 on this cruise, many of them out of control. Wait times for the elevators ... Read more
Georgie716
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
I must start out by saying this was my first cruise and I had no idea what to expect. First the positives. Embarkation was super easy. Everything went smoothly and we were on the ship within ten minutes. This was a family vacation and two ... Read more
Darius718@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We have sailed from Bayonne several times on the Explorer Of The Seas. Although it is a smaller ship it felt larger because there were not the "Anthem lines" as I call them, all over the place. Anthem boasts a 5,000 ... Read more
seppyk
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
My wife, daughter, and I went on the June 30th - July 9th Anthem of the Seas cruise out of Bayonne, NJ. Our scheduled ports of calls were Bermuda, St. Maarten, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Labadee, Haiti. * State room and housekeeping ... Read more

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SoCalCouple
Member Since 2006
1 review
50 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Overall this was an excellent cruise. We are Crown & Anchor Society members (Emerald level) and therefore entitled to priority boarding. We were a party of six, including three teenage granddaughters. We carefully reviewed RCCL's ... Read more
Sdpina38
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Beautiful ship. I traveled with my family including 2 kids age 14 and 11. Pros-the cabins seem more roomy and are laid out much better thereby maximizing personal space. A little different from Oasis and Allure in that the Starbucks is ... Read more
sisterSunshine
Member Since 2009
1 review
63 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My daughter chose this cruise for us because of price and dates of travel. This was our 16th cruise, and our first on Royal Caribbean. We've traveled on several cruise lines, but NCL has always been our preference, where we are Gold ... Read more
Gammy004
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have sailed twice on the Allure of the Seas, we love it!!! The activities are above and beyond! The Broadway shows are excellent. The parade is neat, the music is wonderful ! The staff in the dining room was excellent!!! We love ... Read more
kreddish@stcatherines
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the dates (school holidays) and the excitement of taking our 3 children on the biggest ship in the world. If you like a 'Disney - American' feel you will like this ship - except it doesn't come with the ... Read more

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