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5,944 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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bensondog
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had been on Independence in 2009 with our little girl who was only 2 yrs at the time. This time we returned she was 9 yrs and had a brother 6 yrs as well . It was really good for them , The splash zone was fantastic they even ... Read more
lisarh
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We booked this cruise in February 2016 and my 2 sisters and our husbands just wanted a trip together. After losing our son in June, my husband and I weren't planning on going but in the end, decided we needed a distraction. It was a very ... Read more
Verso63
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
After reading some negative reviews I thought I would share my experience of this ship. We have previously been on independence of the seas and on this occasion we still found the food the same quality as previous. We were allocated King ... Read more
West Hanover Sailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this port for proximity and the ship due to familiarity. Grandeur has a great layout, itineraries and crew. We thoroughly enjoyed the destination port, excursions, dining entertainment and cabin service. The Captain expertly ... Read more
Simba_HK
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I chose Royal Caribbean based on rave reviews from family and friends. But they cruised in Europe and not on Voyager of the seas. My husband and I went with a couple of friends on Voyager just to test out a short cruise from Hong Kong to ... Read more

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shoppie19
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for itinerary and length, 10 days instead of the usual 7. For age of ship though it was in good condition clean and reasonably well laid out. We were travelling with 3 teenagers so had adjoining rooms, big mistake ... Read more
cdskurat@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
I decided to choose this cruise for the activities on the ship for my 14 yr old son and our 10 yr old nephew. The overall is that everythng looks worn. I know that the ship had just been redone last year-- so I am not sure what happened. ... Read more
Nesster05
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
38 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Great cruise - Strong points are the ship amenities, the specialty restaurants (Steakhouse, Chef's Table, Samba Grill), My first experience in a Junior Suite, well worth it in Alaska! The vast majority of this cruise was outstanding - ... Read more
Pegatha5
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Called RC to book this cruise a year in advance. There were 3 couples going. Booked the flights through RC too. All three of our flights got changed before the cruise. I personally think I will book my own flights from now on. They ... Read more
lavenderrose
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Just returned from a 10 night cruise from Venice to the Greek Islands. Overall the whole cruise was very good. We were booked into junior suite 8030 on deck 8. The cabin was surprisingly spacious with more storage space than we have had ... Read more

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chadcf
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Overall we had a great time on this, our 3rd cruise. We arrived fairly early at the port, around 10:30 AM and had no problems getting on the boat. We were on in less than 30 minutes, there was plenty of parking, shuttle came quickly and we ... Read more
nyis
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I took this short cruise out of Orlando on August 26, 2016 for our anniversary. We dropped the kids off at grandmas and were very excited for our short getaway to the Bahamas. We have cruised with Royal before and besides ... Read more
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jerseyk
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
4,225 forum posts
We took this cruise as a family vacation. We had 4 adults and 3 children , 12 and 13 years old. We had 3 balcony cabins. This was our 57 cruise and we are all Diamond or Diamond Plus. None of the ports were new as we had been to them ... Read more
Irina V
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 helpful votes
The chose this particular cruise because of the quality of the ship and the itinerary. We were not disappointed with that. I cruised on Oasis two years and thought I knew exactly what to expect from the ship. However, Harmony is even ... Read more
nycalgal
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
121 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was a birthday cruise for my sister and a good time was had by all four of us. We chose this ship because of the destinations. The Anthem is a beautiful ship, however, The service you expect of RCCL is not up to par. Tables were ... Read more

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TorontoDiabolique
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cabins are small, very small and dated, but clean. The ship looks like a great grandma with makeup on - she's trying but can't fool anyone. There isn't much to do for kids aged 12 and up - every time we were trying to sign up for their ... Read more
KRYSTALASHLEY87
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My mother chose the cruise as a gift to me for my birthday. It was just the two of us on the cruise. The staff was great and that was about the only thing great. Our itinerary kept changing unexpectedly. We never made it to key west, per ... Read more
CrisRobaina
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Meals were excellent. The crew was very helpful, with an amazing, positive attitude at all times; this includes employees at ALL levels and responsibilities, from the cabin attendants to the pool staff, the Bars, the Restaurant, ... Read more
sunflowergirl66
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
261 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I read alot of reviews that complained about the food and the service as well as statements that the ship is old and in need of work. OK here is my totally honest opinion from someone who has cruised alot with RCCL and has been on old, new ... Read more
eburke1
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our second family cruise, though the first was a 3 day Carnival cruise to the Caribbean 10 years ago complements of my father-in-law which I understand is not in the same league as what we did. We booked one junior ocean balcony ... Read more

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The Bedfloyds
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
A family holiday for 9 ages ranging from 13 to 74. This was our second cruise the first being on Liberty of the seas 2 years ago. Expectations were high as we had an amazing trip then and Liberty is so beautiful. I was slightly concerned ... Read more
DursleyCruiser
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
We have cruised twice before with Carnival and P & O. Each time we had heard how much better Royal Caribbean were, so we were super excited to get aboard the ship. My wife and I travelled with our 18 year old daughter and 17 year old ... Read more
LMTCDaniel
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This is my 4th Cruise vacation. Definitely, my worst experience. If this is my 1st experience, certainly I will not cruise again. Bad things: 1. Windjamer is always full. It's frustrating experience.The other options always close ... Read more
almichael
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I sailed with my family at the end of August. The ship itself was great, lot's of entertainment. We had 2 cabins with the balcony and there were roomy and clean. The entertainment on the ship was fantastic. Mama Mia was definitely my ... Read more
#FamilyofFour
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We cruised RC for the first time in August on the Allure of the Seas. Previously, we have cruised with Princess, Carnival, and Disney. While I'd not cruise with Carnival again and Princess is not very kid-friendly, we have routinely ... Read more

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