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jc3443
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall we had a very enjoyable time on the cruise and the staff was excellent. The itinerary and being on the ship over Christmas and New Year was wonderful! The ship is obviously one of the smaller ones, which personally I prefer. It ... Read more
tsbetts
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
We have been loyal Carnival cruisers for over 10 years. We've also done Disney a couple times before that. We always thought that Carnival provided a good value for the price and since we generally cruise at the most expensive time of ... Read more
Hansa
Member Since 2017
1 review
Vegan option hardly available nor are they understood. Served dairy milk when dairy-free alternatives requested. F&B manager then offered us a fish dinner to compensate. Careless kitchen staff refused to offer vegan options despite ... Read more
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maxxmaxx
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
You don't go to Olive Garden and expect a fine Italian meal. RCCL is what it is, a mainstream cruse line and if you get over that you can have a great cruise. Been on over 25 cruises and always believe that the staff, the people you meet ... Read more
mtcm0606
Member Since 2017
1 review
We love Royal Caribbean. They went above and beyond with everything. The staff and crew were fantastic. The activities on the boat were amazing. The best time to enjoy the ship is when it docks. We stayed on the ship at most ports and ... Read more
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rob-p
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise left 2 days before Christmas and returned the day after New Years, so it was truly a holiday away at sea. We took the cruise with a large family group to celebrate a family event and it exceeded expectations in almost every ... Read more
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drpolje
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall we had a very nice vacation. My teenage children met friends easily, and had lots of activities and things to do. There were many venues on this ship, including teen club, ice skating, flow rider, Sorento's Pizzaria, and pools ... Read more
chiefy134
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
As a background we have cruised with RCCL 7 times previously, on all of the Freedom class ships plus Oasis, Allure and Anthem. We have also cruised with NCL on Getaway, Breakaway and Epic. We booked this cruise back in summer 2015, based ... Read more
Llbbss
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Oasis (love the ship ) had the worst food of any ship we have been on. This was our fifth time on RCL and it just continues to disappoint in the category of food, daily events (focus on spa, selling merchandise , drinking and casino ) ... Read more
Peter Kor
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Not the Royal Expectation we expect for spending Christmas and New Year on board Anthem of the Seas. So much has been said about the ship itself. One would expect this particular cruise to be of some differences at least, because this is ... Read more
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mopop
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we like Royal Caribbean and our 11 year old granddaughter was studying ancient civilizations and we wanted our grandchildren to see the Mayan ruins at Tulan, Mexico. The cruise provided the ideal mix of ... Read more
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dtclee
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our children and grand kids liked to celebrated Christmas together in a cruise. So we choose Oasis of the Seas because it offers many features on board. We paid more than 4000 dollars for 8 nights including air flights and airport ... Read more
Manx in France
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We sailed on 23rd December on a full ship. The staff were overwhelmed in the Windjammer restaurant with tables not being cleared promptly, cold food and food looking lack lustre, In other restaurants, cutlery was dirty ( food debris still ... Read more
DRL66
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose Royal Carribean for the 10 day eastern carribean cruise for the location out of NJ, no flying. The check in process was really not good as they don't give you any information, just merely check your passports etc. They don't tell ... Read more
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fefifamily
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We want to spend our Christmas and New Year together in one of the worlds largest cruises in the world along with our family. Royal Caribbean and Allure of the Seas team provided a fantastic vacation experience on board the magnificent ... Read more
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mariagarcia
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
AWFUL: PADI service. We understand the policy of not serving kids under 12 years old. What it is unacceptable is that the guy from South Africa in charge does not help in contacting other PADI centers to facilitate diving to families ... Read more
juanabanana
Member Since 2012
1 review
42 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
There are too many issues. Embarkation is a nightmare - too slow and not well co-ordinated. Embarkation staff is not so efficient and familiar (was asked if we are leaving USA within 8 hrs of disembarkation). Too many loud ... Read more
Suz B.
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The Crew members of Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" is outstanding in every aspect. They work so hard to help you have a positive cruise experience. Our stateroom attendant was very welcoming, and maintained a personal ... Read more
CRUISEWITHMYKIDS
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second time on the Anthem of the Seas. We chose this cruise because we love to cruise out of the New York area. The entire cruise staff was turned upside down. We were so happy with all of the improvements in the staff and ... Read more
Mark Hopkins
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise fitted both Christmas and New Year in which was really nice. The ship was nicely decorated for Christmas and the New Years Eve party was just amazing with over 10.000 balloons dropped and partying went on till the early ... Read more
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FamVacations
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Anthem of the Seas Christmas and New Year's Cruise with a group of 19 (ages 11 - 82). Fun time was had by all! We love the convenience of leaving from NYC area and enjoyed the 3 days at sea on each end of 4 ports (Labadee, Puerto Rico, ... Read more
hthieme0805
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I choose the Allure of the Seas because of the activities & amenities offered on this ship and what I got was so much more than I ever could have expected. I traveled with my husband, my 2 teen children, & father. We are not ... Read more
jrandjr
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
The itinerary, holiday dates and port were why we chose this cruise. Pros: - Ship is very clean - Stateroom attendant 7078 was fantastic. Always there when we needed him - Chops grill and the Italian restaurant were worth the ... Read more
bohol
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship stood up to its name! one is really allured to all its fun activities, shows especially the mama mia (saw it twice!) and Blue planet! The ship design I thought was well planned and not only aesthetically pleasant but efficient ... Read more
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roger7430
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The Allure on RCCL is a great ship. We have been on 26 cruises so are pretty experienced. Disappointed with breakfast & lunches in Windjammer (Never ate dinner there). No omelette station, no nova platter. Seems like RCCL is cutting ... Read more
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