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1,003 Royal Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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671
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184
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66
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39
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19
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02/15
We embarked on our first cruise with Royal Caribbean on Radiance of the Seas around the bottom end of Australia and the ... Read more
02/15
What a magnificent ship! You definately need more than a week to take it all in! So much to see and do. It's definately ... Read more
First time cruising - travelling with parents and siblings (1x U18s & 3x20s) After reading mostly negative reviews ... Read more
First Time and Loved It!! goingtocarolina
01/15
This was our very first cruise and we chose the Explorer of the Seas because of where it sailed to and the dates we ... Read more
This was our first cruise, and we went as a large group of 14, ages 2 to 70. 6 children, 8 adults. The check-in ... Read more

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Royal Caribbean International “Oasis of the sea from heaven to hell!” This was my and my friend first ... Read more
Cruise from Hell 1traycee
01/15
We had never been on a cruise before and this was my last cruise. Long lines everywhere - 3 hours on the ship, lines ... Read more
01/15
So we only got 4 pieces of information when booking the cruise had no ideas about formal nights or that it was in USD ... Read more
01/15
we have nothing to compare our trip to so to us it was very enjoyable. Cannot speak highly enough of our cabin ... Read more
01/15
I am not usually one for writing reviews of anything. However, I just had the most amazing vacation on Royal ... Read more

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01/15
We are first time cruisers and retirees. Embarkation was a breeze and the terminal was beautiful, all glass, so not ... Read more
Amazing Cruise! Brownbettiepage
01/15
My dad decided that he didn't want to cruise alone, so off we went. Since this was my first cruise, I didn't know what ... Read more
01/15
Seeing the dip in positive reviews here, I was initially sceptical of Mariner of The Seas. However, the experience was ... Read more
I booked this with my family, parents and mother-in-law for a 2 day out of Port Canaveral. Apparently the propeller on ... Read more
Don't want to sound totally negative here as we had a blast but really was because of the company and not so much the ... Read more

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This was our first ever cruise and we loved it. Traveled with 19 year old son and 14 year old daughter. 19 year old ... Read more
01/15
My husband and I sailed on the Brilliance as a slightly belated honeymoon since his military training had kept us from ... Read more
01/15
When I read the late David Foster Wallace’s essay on cruising in Harper’s, Shipping Out, On the Nearly ... Read more
01/15
I had researched and reviewed information on the Royal Caribbean site and Cruise Critic. I had booked two excursions ... Read more
Arrival: You cannot see the check-in time when you book the cruise. With a departure at 4:30 pm, all should check in ... Read more

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This is my DH's and my 7th cruise and my kids 6th cruise. We loved the ship and staff.....definitely one of the best. ... Read more
Customer Service? gmbpcruiser
12/14
This was our first cruise experience and from talking to regulars we had high expectations as to what we were to ... Read more
First Cruise Lc28469
12/14
This was our first cruise and we picked this trip because it was short and thought it would allow us to get a feel for ... Read more
I'd like to preface my review with some context. This was my first cruise, as cruising is not personally my ideal type ... Read more
Meh! Just ok. OceanBlueJo
12/14
So this was our first time cruising and will probably be our last. Some of this has to do with the problems experienced ... Read more

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