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6,368 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews
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wisnir
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
My wife and I cruised the Grandeur of the Seas last year, mid November, 2015, and the quality of the food was a lot to be desired. The "Manhattan" steak was small, thin and tasted like leather, this cruise, all of the meal in the ... Read more
kcdavis2010
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our annual cruise vacation, and we wanted to make it overly special by traveling on the Harmony of the Seas - currently, the world's largest cruise ship. I traveled with my wife and two kids (12 & 11). The ship is ... Read more
cockney cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
The ship is showing it's age, but is still nice to sail on. The getting on was very smooth, our stateroom 7136 was ready on time and our attendant was very good. The standard of the food although very high has dipped below the usual R.C.I ... Read more
ohiocruise7
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We took a Grandeur of the seas 9 night out of Baltimore. We did this primarily because of the driving distance from Ohio. Getting onto the ship was very easy and convenience. The best embarkation to date. We have been on 5 cruises to date ... Read more
greenblue
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were trying out the cruise from our travel agent and loved the service and the cruise, this was a good Royal Caribbean cruise. The other cruises were less hospitable, but this Indian and Philippines hospitality crew was simply ... Read more
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G3worldtraveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
I guess the best part was the embarkation and disembarkation process. Other than that nothing much to report about. I will also give credit to my stateroom attendant and the dining room attendant. The shore excursion also was very well ... Read more
JeromeAM1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
As this was our first cruise (2 adults, 8 year old and an 11 year old) we had no real expectations. We dropped off our bags early at the ship (around 9.00 a.m) and explored Sydney's waterfront and the Opera House district. Embarked ... Read more
Monstar
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We were recommended by our cruise consultant to try Royal Caribbean.We found that there was so many things which failed to deliver an enjoyable cruise.From the lack of air conditioning and the water being turned off in the cabin.The mini ... Read more
ctaz
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
22 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First of All, this ship is not cursed!!!!! Second, judge for yourself, some people love to complain, so don't believe everything you read. If we believed all the negative reviews on this ship, we wouldn't have gone. This review is ... Read more
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Traveller01
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We just completed a ten day cruise on the Explorer of the Seas to the South Pacific in November 2016. We purchased the cruise on the price as we tend to chase cruises that are under $100 per day. As we had been to the Pacific Islands, the ... Read more
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Tomballfam
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise was a complete unplug and re calibrate. It was a 100% success!! I suggest the pre check in option, it saves some time. I also suggest pre booking reservations. First time out of Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ. IT was very ... Read more
chester32
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
531 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Did a cruise to south pacific first time on Voyager it is a big ship and has a lot of good points such as entertainment, food and kids activities Main dining room was good staff seemed a bit run of there feet but did their best ,Windjammer ... Read more
jkelward
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We all had fun and loved the great friendly service. The ship had a family ship vibe with kids, parents and grand parents all having fun. Wide range of activities. traveled with our 9 year old daughter who loved the whole experience. ... Read more
RalphHome
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
(1) We spent 90 minutes on 4 or 5 different queues before finally getting on board. There must be a better way to do this. (2) Then our extended family of eleven were given 4 different dinner times. OK sometimes stuff happens. This ... Read more
adryanta
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Our trip is from Singapore - Port Klang (Malaysia) - Phuket (Thailand) - SIngapore. The embarkation on the first day is a bit disappointment. They delayed about 3 hours. We had to wait in big waiting hall, with only drinking water and ... Read more
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iasameer786
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise trip and I felt very worried. From the moment that I selected Royal Caribbean International as the "go to" company, I found out that I made the right choice. From the online checking services to ... Read more
Jason Tan
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
It's our first time onboard, we wanted to try our this cruise and gain some fun along with the journey. For us it is a brand new experience we had. While onboard those staff members were friendly and helpful. They would answer any ... Read more
tracyanns
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
3,929 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
This was our 32nd cruise and was one of the bottom 5! I don't have a lot of expectations but I do expect a decent level of customer service and this sailing failed miserably! The food was fine, no problems there and the drinks were ... Read more
L Jane
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
187 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About me: I live in Texas, Diamond with RCCL, also have cruised with Carnival, Princess, and Norwegian. This cruise was with my cousin from Pennsylvania (Gold RCCL). We selected an inside cabin to save $. Embarkation As Diamond ... Read more
sewickleymom
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was the first cruise experience for most members of our party of 8 people and the first Royal Caribbean cruise for all of us. We elected to book the 2 bedroom Aqua Theater suite (10330) which accommodated our party (which included 5 ... Read more
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cruisecriiticrispoli
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose the cruise for the ship after seeing it in commercials on TV. The Aqua theater is a little smaller than it looks on TV. The boarding process was very quick as we arrived at 2pm for a 3:30 last call. The arrival buffet was ... Read more
dmike100
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Positive: - Beautiful ship, with lots of things to do. - Shows (other than the comedian) were very good to excellent. - Easy and efficient boarding process. - The kids camp (9-11 year olds) was great. My daughter enjoyed ... Read more
ctsai81
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I will be keeping this review short and straight to the point: VOOM internet: Do not get it and save your money!! I was unable to log in for the majority of the cruise, and the connection speed was awful. I tried to check bandwidth ... Read more
Retired Lawyer
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The good: The hard product -- the ship -- was wonderful, with plenty to do for our entire family. The bad: The food and service quality onboard were poor. The ugly: RCL's computer systems were the most atrocious of any we've run into ... Read more
sgjanice
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
523 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first time on Freedom, we've been on Adventure three times. I found Freedom a bigger version of Adventure. To me it seemed our balcony room and balcony was even bigger and we booked the same carptagory we always book. Our room ... Read more
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