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redheadspitfire
Member Since 2015
1 review
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because the itinerary was different and the price we paid was unbeatable! Embarkation went pretty smoothly and within 30 minutes we were on the ship! Windjammer food was good and plenty! Our cabin was located ... Read more
wardo657
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Family Cruise 2017 Selected as other family members wanted to do Royal and it was for 3 family member's birthdays. To put it mildly my wife and I were very disappointed by Royal in so many ways. We have been on Disney, NCL, ... Read more
Psychbabs
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The Harmony is a new ship. The staterooms are tasteful decorated, with two separate closets and plenty of storage space. I was disappointed with embarkation. Initially There was no one curbside to take our luggage. We arrived at our ... Read more
Dibleyboy
Member Since 2013
1 review
58 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary as we have never been to the ABC islands before. We were also interested in taking a cruise that was loner than a week and found the 9 night to be wonderful. We had folks from 21-80 and everyone ... Read more
hicksze
Member Since 2011
1 review
70 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for the ports. The cruise was overall pretty good the ship is in pretty good shape for her age there were a couple things that needed repair but were taken care of in a timely manner. The food was fairly good we ate ... Read more
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lissi06
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I choose this ship because at the time the sale was great and I needed to find something to do for my son's 15th Birthday. There were mixed reviews about the size of the ship since it's the smallest from RC so we knew what we were ... Read more
best day ever
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall the cruise was great . The ship is well designed and the staff are wonderful . As an Elite member of Princess , maybe it's me , but I got the feeling that Royal were catering for a younger demographic than myself . Belly flop ... Read more
Mulguy Boy
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
3 helpful votes
We did this very same cruise last year when it was the Splendour of the Seas, and booked it again this year (early and paid much more than many guests we met) as we had loved it and rested and relaxed for a whole week in great weather. ... Read more
kjbowweezy2
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The staff was great. Everything on the boat closes after 1:30 which sucked. for my prev cruises there was always a 24 resturrant, ice cream and pizza. And also the room service after midnight cost for the delivery. The boat was a smallest ... Read more
barbara jones
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I thought that the Empress was part of a line that gave great service, entertainment, etc. Wrong. The service was great, however! The cabin was fine, but the outside window was so dirty that the view was difficult. The strangers ... Read more
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Starchild7804
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I am a diamond member and usually enjoy cruising with RCCL. On this cruise, my wife and I did not get any sleep because of loud banging (construction) going on below our cabin. The Director of Housing was attentive and immediately changed ... Read more
JRB33165
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife chose this cruise for our anniversary. I have been on nearly all of the RCCL cruise ships and I have to say, this was the worst. First of all, let's talk about the Junior Suite ripoff game they have going on here. They sell you a ... Read more
dmindy22
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
My family and I chose the Oasis of the Seas because we wanted the opportunity to sail on the worlds largest ship. We learned quickly that large isn't always better. We are well experienced cruisers. We have been on at least 15 cruises. ... Read more
deedaoz
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
53 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
This was our first time cruising on a mega ship from a US port, as we usually cruise Radiance or Voyager class from Sydney, Australia. We were therefore very excited to try this ship. Check in was relatively fast, helped by the fact we ... Read more
mikeaa86
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this because the port was close enough that our daughter and son-in-law could drive to the port. It was our first time on RCI and our first time out of Galveston. Parking and embarkation was very easy. Got there early and had ... Read more
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Jamie CFVP
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We loved the Allure the first time we went on it two years ago and decided to go again on the Eastern Caribbean itinerary. (The first time we did the Western Caribbean itinerary.) We felt a little rushed on this itinerary initially. We ... Read more
TXranchgal
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
133 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have sailed the Galveston route for the past 4 years because it is my husband's birthday. This year on the Liberty, was fantastic. The service was above expectations in all areas and the food was not only tasty, but there was a great ... Read more
ThatGirlKay
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
I'd like to recognize certain staff members on Freedom by name.  INygomi, our stateroom attendant was friendly and very accommodating to my mother's needs for like, 14 pillows (I swear he worked 24/7 he was ALWAYS there!). The servers ... Read more
Zenmistress59
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
I chose this one for family reasons. I had been on the Allure once before (2014). I feel like there were more activities and less "sales" events the first time. I recall that on the first cruise I had trouble deciding which ... Read more
kamplmacdonald
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
When we were looking for a ship for my whole family we decided on the Oasis of the Seas for all the activities and for the nightly entertainment. I have been on 5 different ship amount 4 cruise lines and this by far was the best one!!! My ... Read more
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shasta78
Member Since 2017
1 review
So I found great airfare from Boston to Houston so I decided on a cruise out of Galveston- this all seemed good in theory- until the logistics hit. There is no cheap way to get from Houston to Galveston- expect to spend 100.00 pp ... Read more
Cruisekittens
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Yes, the ship is huge! Yes, some of the people can be rude, pushing you, and forgetful of their manners. Yes, it could be overwhelming if you let it.... But, just take a little of MS Oasis at a time and not try to see or do it all in ... Read more
dancevdp
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Gorgeous ship! So much to do, even if the weather isn't perfect for sun bathing. SOME of the staff were amazing. Some were great. But a significant number were less than friendly and not helpful. Our room steward was a complete ... Read more
brady19
Member Since 2003
1 review
226 forum posts
Embarkation was a breeze. Rom was ready at 1:00. We had a D2 Balcony. The cabin was nothing special. The layout of the closets was not ideal. Storage is very limited. We were on the Anthem and there was twice the amount of storage space ... Read more
Yvonne51
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Famous for being one of the three largest cruise ships in the world, I had to test it out for myself. Bigger, does not mean better. Everything was great, except the rooms were too small. Of course we made accommodations to make it work. ... Read more
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