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7,093 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews
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longislandgirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
60 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have taken other cruises and wanted something different and after hearing rave reviews I figured I would try RCC. it could be the ship was older or my expectations were set higher? the décor of this ship is slightly creepy, ... Read more
kaymartian
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had cruised this same itinerary 3 years ago on the Oasis. We liked Jamaica and Cozumel so didn't mind returning. This time went because we wanted to sail on the Harmony. It's a beautiful ship, food is terrific and the staff is eager ... Read more
racerxspeedy
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1,544 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Excited to see the newest RC Ship. Loved the latest enhancements and decor. The shows were all exceptional compared to the average cruise production. RC claims to have speant 11 million just on the productions (which doesn't include ... Read more
sarlin
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
63 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I was very fortunate to cruise with my friend in the Royal Suite-#1744 the past week on Harmony of the Seas!!! We had an awesome time-Honestly on the plane ride home I was trying to think of something negative I could say about this ... Read more
Happyreb
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
93 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Took a southern Caribbean cruise on Anthem out of NJ with my spouse and 11-year-old daughter in January of 2017. We had a fabulous time! The ship always had fun and interesting activities to keep us busy on sea days. Our cabin was ... Read more
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AlwaysCruising4Fun
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had a good time and enjoyed the itinerary. However, we were disappointed compared to our vacation on this ship last year. My Time dining changes and making all the restaurants have the same menu was not a positive in our opinion. ... Read more
BarbaraJean19
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We joined this cruise late - in December my cousin's husband called stating there were still rooms available. We were on Deck 3. The rooms were great and convenient. The ship is full of great activities for all. The entertainment, other ... Read more
polney
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The staff on the Empress were very friendly, helpful and informative. I am glad we traveled with them and will travel with them again soon. I DO RECOMMEND purchasing the drink packages (if you're going to drink more than four drinks a ... Read more
lancekornoelje
Member Since 2017
1 review
Got a great deal, but truly in this case you get what you pay for. Small ship, only a little single saltwater pool. 1 out of every 3 or 4 deck chairs has broken bands that make it very uncomfortable. Food is great, we had one server ... Read more
Love Holiday Time
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise on the recommendation of a friend, that I was travelling with who had used Royal Caribbean many times. One the website the ship looked good and had plenty of facilities. The stateroom was dirty and shabby, the linen ... Read more
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ryck
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My husband, 20 yr old daughter and myself had a wonderful large balcony cabin. 8660. It had plenty of room and a huge deck, mid ship. We had plenty of storage. 2 wardrobes, heaps of drawers. Loved that the bathroom had proper shower ... Read more
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Rob F
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
To be quite honest, we choose this cruise on price, as we were actually in the travel agents paying the final payment for our imminent caribbean cruise with msc and it seemed too good to be real or true! Really, were it not for the msc ... Read more
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gomerdog123
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
we chose to cruise on the grandeur for the third time in 4 years. we like that it departs from baltimore and have chosen it repeatedly because of the staff. the embarkation process went smoothly, though disembarkation had some minor ... Read more
kmchiera
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because of the ports visited. We enjoyed both very much. The ship was Great, the food was very good, especially Sorrentos pizza, we loved it! The shows were terrific! My husband and I went on the Majesty of the Seas 6 ... Read more
GAP
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
I tried this ship as it was brand new, large and I wanted to see what RCL was like. The ship is impressive, with well presented cabins, lots of space and options for relaxing both inside and outside. I've never been on a ship with so ... Read more
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topssuite
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We just got back from spending five nights on the Brilliance of the Seas. It was a lot of fun and the ship is very well kept. King and Country Pub was fun as was the Schooner bar area. The food was very good in the Wind Jammer and at ... Read more
Mozzavella
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Family reunion, and the people that accompany me have done many cruises. The ship being fairly new was clean, big and the ride seemed okay to me. Queues were long, cafe understaffed. The windjammer bistro was good, only because you could ... Read more
christodan
Member Since 2013
1 review
55 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Embarking and disembarking was surprisingly very quick. The ship looks very nice and it looks like there's lots to do. But it's like an amusement park in the respects that you have to line up for literally hours to do anything. We tried to ... Read more
Vidmar
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Just returned from the Tassie cruise (23 – 28 Jan) and I wanted to comment on our experience (having noted some negative feedback from others on the NZ trip) We are seasoned travellers although this is only our 2nd cruise ... Read more
sydneylawyer2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We previously sailed on Explorer of the Seas which was wonderful - Ovation of the Seas was just the opposite. Uncaring staff, room attendant who rarely even said Good Morning and seemed to have a chip on his shoulder for the entire voyage, ... Read more
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amyleby
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
They nickle and dime you to death. We had to purchase a drink card just for soda and coffee (didn't want any specialty coffee). It cost $428 for 2 people. Ridiculous. If you don't gamble or like to sit in a bar, there is nothing to do. ... Read more
traci_roo
Member Since 2006
1 review
10 helpful votes
I would call the theme of this cruise "technical difficulties". It seemed to be an ongoing thing for the Oasis. You would think this was her maiden voyage with the annoyances and issues we dealt with so this is our last voyage ... Read more
mavimissy
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was the worst cruise we have ever taken on Royal Caribbean. It was overbooked, the staff were unsociable and rude. The food was just awful, it never changed in the Windjammer. Our bed had hair under the sheet protector, our pillows ... Read more
slwasenda
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise since my daughter is 9 and she didn't want to do Disney anymore, she wanted more activities and things to do. Its great for kids but for adults it was a bit disappointing. Although there's a lot to do on the ship, be ... Read more
estrivro
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Having previously traveled on the Oasis of the sea 2 other cruises (by Carnival and NCL) I was expecting this ship to shine since it was the biggest/newest. Overall the experience was mixed despite traveling in an aqua suite and in a star ... Read more
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