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1,379 Royal Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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namradyw@sbcglobal.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my 1st time cruising w/Royal Caribbean & may be my last. We went on this ship because we had family from Atlanta going & they had been on this ship several times. They love it. We were told several times & from several ... Read more
lottathought
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We are a family of 4...to include a 13 y/o and a 4 y/o. This was our first cruise but every member in my family is already looking forward to the next cruise and trying to decide where we should go. It was not perfect...but honestly, ... Read more
coreyswife7701
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is our first time cruising. It was just me (34) and my husband (35). We have 3 kids but left them AT HOME for this long awaited short getaway. We drove down from North Georgia and stayed at the Country Inn and Suites-Seffner. It ... Read more
Chandra76
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our cabin was nice and roomy, however, the shower was way too small especially for my 6'4 husband. I had read reviews about the shower curtain sticking to you but I had no idea of how hard it would be until we arrived. I even brought clips ... Read more
Yostefee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Book another boat!! This one is smelly and moldy. The sewer backs up and makes the boat smell plus the mildew odor in certain parts (even the dining area) is unbearable. I don't think I have had worse food anywhere else. It was not edible. ... Read more

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Garziegirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I took our first cruise on Liberty of the Seas and not knowing what to expect we were pleasantly surprised and Royal Carribean set the bar high. First for the good things: food in Windjammer was good. Always crowded but ... Read more
griley7071
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise so we did not know what to expect. We stayed at the Bay HArbour hotel the night before departure. It was very nice and had a great restaurant on site. We took the shuttle to the port and was able to board ... Read more
Graham 1964
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I travelled on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Pacific Cruise between 21 March 2016 to 30 March 2016. We both considered the Cruise as the holiday of a lifetime. We were lucky to have a spacious Ocean view Suite ... Read more
belinda5d
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Hubby, 3 kids (3, 8 and 9) and I had a great time. We were on deck 2 with no balcony (at our request) and it was perfect. We had interconnecting rooms, which the door between could be left open. When you shut the door, you couldn't hear ... Read more
Irish Madge
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We are a family of 4 with two young children. Overall I scored the cruise a 3/5. Here are the top pros/cons: 1. Food - good and bad. The buffet made it easy to feed the children reasonably healthy food. For the adults I found the food ... Read more

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Emilykate20
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and I really enjoyed it! I'm 20 years old. I travelled with my grandparents, parents and brothers (14, 13 and 5) and there was always something to do that we enjoyed. My brothers loved all the outdoor ... Read more
Nan288
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My family had a wonderful time on this cruise. Never having been on one before, we did not know what to expect. We had heard good stories and horror stories from some of our friends who took cruises on other cruise lines. However, Royal ... Read more
KennyM
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Reading some of the other reviews for this cruise makes me wonder if we were all on the same ship? But everyone has their own expectations and I know it's not cool to refer to other reviews, so I'll refrain from doing so. I've cruised ... Read more
Andyinmacksville
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have recently returned from a 12 night South Pacific & Fiji cruise aboard Voyager of the Seas. I had read some negative reviews here but can say I have no idea how they managed to complain about this magnificent ship. I guess you ... Read more
Annapobalto
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was the first cruise for my 17 year old daughter and myself. I would book it again in a heartbeat. In the past I would have never considered going on a ship with 2,000 strangers for 8 days. Well, never say never! We had a fantastic ... Read more

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AGarlough
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my husband & I's first cruising experience. Beachbody had chartered the boat and we were excited for this unique trip! The ship is large - lots of entertainment - clean and beautiful. Lots of food choices (some for $, some ... Read more
patriot4657
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I am not going to give a lengthy review of what my experience was like. Instead, I will give the pros and cons as this was my very first cruise Pros: 1. Staff was very friendly (including the bartenders) I will give a list of crew ... Read more
aimsrock
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. The Jewel of the Seas was a smaller ship so not much to do on days at sea. The Cruise Director Dennis and Activities Director Enzo were hilarious and kept the crowd entertained. Our wait staff was one of the ... Read more
Missourigirl1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I like to explore when we vacation so we were hesitant to take a cruise but we decided to try it for our 22nd wedding anniversary and we're so glad we did! (Our hotel stay at Days Inn the night before was horrendous. Do not ... Read more
Kimbel5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was our first cruise to celebrate both my wife's birthday and our anniversary. First, we spent some time reading the reviews of this ship and offerings and feel that the reviews are obviously sided to the perception of the reviewers. ... Read more

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MammaCaps
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
FIRST TIME CRUISERS! Brilliance of the Seas. Balcony rooms. Timing of this cruise was crazy college spring break time but our family always got our 4 pool chairs on upper deck (early birds). We found so many things to do and really ... Read more
pattibartels@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise but I have been to seven all inclusives in the caribbean. I loved it! It's so fun to see a different island each day! The ship didn't impress me the way I thought it would. It was certainly nice but it didn't ... Read more
Luzdilaurahuertas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is my first cruise and I decided to bring my 7 year old daughter with me . So it's just the both of us. The first day I checked in and went to lunch we walked around all is fine then we go to our room which is very nice and ... Read more
ashbrow
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first experience of cruising so we had mixed feelings once we started to read the reviews but I suppose you can't please all of the people all of the time. We were met at the airport and because of the time of day 8:00am we ... Read more
jcollma
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We loved our cruise. We went to Nassau, Cococay, & Key West. Nassau we did the Queen's Staircase and a Booze Cruise. I recommend both. Stay away from Senior Frogs. Overpriced. Cococay we brought our own snorkel gear and swam ... Read more

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