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5,539 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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amirabella
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 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
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
3 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
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
fr0mNJ
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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 four weeks ago
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

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seppyk
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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
1 helpful vote
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

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kreddish@stcatherines
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 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
Florida2020
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I chose this ship because i wanted to try an oasis class ship. My daughter and I have been on several cruises but not on this class. The ship felt tired to us. Balcony room overlooking boardwalk was nice with view of water and theatre. ... Read more
GAcruisegirlie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
34 helpful votes
LOVED this ship! I cruised on Harmony on June 26 from Barcelona. We visited Italy, France and Spain. I absolutely loved the ship, although I have sailed on Harmony previously! The staff is amazing. The ship is beautiful ... Read more
mnachum100
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I chose Royal Caribbean because of the great reviews it received from both professional travel writers and customers. I was a little worried that the ship might be too frenetic with its water slides, zip lining and bowling alleys, etc. so ... Read more
Tiffany1129
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was the first cruise for our family of four including two teenagers and we had a wonderful time! Embarkation was easy. After a crowded lunch in the Windjammer buffet, our cabins were ready at 1:15. They were roomier than expected ... Read more

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Shannon81
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
The ship was amazing. The staff members were terrific. The crown loft suite was fabulous. Grease and Columbus were wonderful. The food was good everywhere (we ate mostly in the Coastal Kitchen, but also tried the Hibachi, Sabors, Johnny ... Read more
saling123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We have embarked on June 25 and issues started from the moment we have received access to our room. I was amazed to find in our room that supposably was cleaned before our arrival, pair of women underwear in the draw. Later on I have found ... Read more
dixierob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
3.5 stars This is our second time sailing on Oasis of the Seas. The ship is now 6 years older and showing signs of its age, but still very nice! The carpet in our room looked super dirty and the pull out couch had spots of who knows ... Read more
rc3rdtc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Totally agree with WillieG22, Bigger is not Better, in total agreement with his entire review, from food in buffet, pool, price of drinks, etc....Not impressed with drink options at Windjammer buffet, juice, punch all seemed watered down, ... Read more
grandvillemike
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was my second cruise. The first was with Explorer of the Seas, we loved it so much that we went on the Anthem with friends and family, 18 in total and we were all disappointed. Ages ranged from 9 - 73 and there was something for ... Read more

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