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5,788 Royal Caribbean Family Cruise Reviews

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musikus1704
Member Since 2012
1 review
63 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had a nice journey but the crew in the dining room was not as good as on other ships. We had to wait to be seated also there were no other guest ( mdr & chops grill ). The entertainment was ok, one evening no show. It was very loud ... Read more
Jacobcdeberry
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Wanted a quick getaway and it was very relaxing. It's a small ship, you'll get to see the same new friends over and over again. Being small, dinner service was tight. Our chairs backed up to a service station and we were bumped by ... Read more
DGillie
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as the cost was very affordable, the ports of call were good and we had great experiences on previous cruises with Royal Caribbean. Although the Empress of the Seas is Royal's smallest ship, it delivered, as expected ... Read more
Alfonsoflorez
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
we traveled with 6 kids and they were trilled they keep talking about about all the other children they met and all the activities they share. Three of our grand sons claimed the wall every day that we were there. Our eleven year old grand ... Read more
quirkle5
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Last year we were on the Freedom of the Seas when the explosion occured and we lost our toilet for most of the cruise. To compensate - and after spending more time than I wanted with customer service - we received a credit towards another ... Read more

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lori.paschall@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Dining staff and food at dinner in the starlite - every single night was excellent. food and staff were amazing! highly recommend. Entertainment staff that hosted karaoke, bingo, game shows, and more - great! awesome personalities ... Read more
CapnKimo
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Great ship and crew. The only major negative is that the ship is quite large which means that there are proportionally more clueless, rude and grumpy people to deal with. Sailing on one of the largest ships in the world out of one of the ... Read more
lucysherm
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We have sailed on Royal Caribbean 8 times, including the big ships Oasis and Allure. This was by far our worst cruise and I would never go on Anthem again. It seems like RC is also just out to make money, and has lost the sense of good ... Read more
UKmum
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are a family with 2 teens – 15 and 16. We aim to enjoy our holidays so don’t stress if the towels are smaller than they should be (which they are) or if Guest Services give us a spare room key that didn’t work, ... Read more
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CruizX2
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
The Alaska ports of call were amazing! Fabulous views, breathtaking scenery, exciting wildlife....a trip to remember! The cruise ship itself was compact and a bit tired/worn - could use a facelift. But the crew were attentive, and the ... Read more

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rilugusi
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Decided on this cruise due to port location just a drive away and the newness of the BIG ship. Big was defiantly better with lots more activities like bumper cars, roller skating, lots of games, flow rider, etc etc. Lots for kids. No ... Read more
Meriel Gainsbury
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
A lovely ship with some great places to visit. (Corfu, Athens, Santorini, Mykanos, Kotor and Zadar). It is not one of the biggest ships so it does not offer all the features people might expect but on the other hand this makes it easier ... Read more
ctu
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Although we have lived in Maryland for 21 years, I haven't thought of cruising out of Baltimore because all ships available are small. We selected Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas out of the convenience and destinations to New England ... Read more
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hisfuzziness
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
It was our first cruise out of Baltimore, second cruise overall (both with Royal). We were very impressed with getting on and off ship -- very efficient and orderly. It was only an hour drive for us, so I'm definitely looking to do another ... Read more
HueyH
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as a change to typical beach resort vacations, since our daughters are 10 and 13. We figured they would enjoy visiting new places where we would not ordinarily go. Photos- very important. I didn't purchase the ... Read more
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radwanmasri
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
That was our 4th time on Royal Caribbean ( all Mediterranean). This time service was bad, restaurants were packed jam not like other big cruises we took, staff somehow unfriendly & on board spending was way too high, much higher than ... Read more
findmeonthebeach
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Left out of Miami, Arrived the day before Stayed at Comfort Suites near the Airport. The terminal was a little confusing. We drove there and parked across from Royal Caribbean.Porters were confusing as to where to go in. Apparently in ... Read more
BlueEagle913
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Opposite of Royal Caribbean's marketing, our cruise on Empress of the Sea on Aug 01, for 5 nights, were not so Royal after all! My wife and I cruised on Majesty of the Seas before, with excellent experience. This time we were cruising ... Read more
germanshephard
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I don't have enough room in this little box. I have cruised on over 100 cruises, too be exact this was my 103rd cruise. My wife and I have been cruises since 1984, Normally it is NCL and sometimes Carnival. We have sailed on RCCL ... Read more
flyfairies
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I choose this cruise because the deal was good, but we did not get the ocean view we paid for. The view was obstructed by life boats. The staff were great and the cabins were clean, but small. Dining room dinner was good and servers in ... Read more

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freq_traveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Food was average with limited/repeated options. By the last day had hard time finding something good to eat. We were also ordering the indian food at the starlite dining (formal dining) but the food didn't taste good. Was initially happy ... Read more
Sariyari
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The breakfast. lunch and dinner at the buffet restaurant is well presented and plenty of choices are available for every taste. The a la carte Restaurant "Starlight" was very pretty and well maintained the biggest table can ... Read more
c_spope
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We really enjoyed this cruise. It's the smallest Royal Caribbean ship so it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the big boats, but it's beautiful, comfortable, has great service and for the price is amazing. The new renovations ... Read more
mom71701
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Please do not cruise on this ship. I had not cruised in about 12 years and the service has gone down more than I could have ever imagined. The Majesty of the Seas ship was way outdated and unclean. My party had 3 cabins and we had ... Read more
reymolina41
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have cruised with Royal Caribbean before, and I'm always pleased with your services throughout the whole trip. I love the restaurants, starting with the food, the friendly servers and the whole staff. The day activities really suit our ... Read more

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