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1,379 Royal Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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dcoughlan1@cogeco.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We just returned from our first ever cruise. We are a family of three (myself, daughter - 8, and wife). We tend to be active and the two adults are pseudo-foodies; what that means is that we like a wide variety of foods but have reasonable ... Read more
Wilmalil
Member Since 2014
1 review
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It was my first cruise with my husband on the Radiance of the Seas. We had a balcony which was fantastic when we went through the Sounds in New Zealand. We loved the crew, who went above and beyond. Our cabin attendant Govind was ... Read more
Juliettee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my first time on a cruise, and after reading the reviews my expectations were rock bottom. However once aboard the ship all my expectations were exceeded, even the room was bigger than I had anticipated! There was a variety of ... Read more
Octopusguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was the first cruise that we have ever taken. My wife and I and our two 19 year old children. We had 2 cabins next to each other, each with a balcony. We don't have anything to compare the cruise to so this is just a listing of what ... Read more
pammyj14
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Well we were first time cruisers , so were unaware what to expect and a little apprehensive because of negative reviews. But we loved it. Yes its a big ship so of course there are going to be a lot of people but you know that when you ... Read more

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Tailwind1
Member Since 2011
17 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose the Anthem of the Seas on January 25th for our 36th cruise. My 15th review for Cruise Critic and my first RCCL cruise as a diamond member. I consider writing cruise reviews to be an obligation now and part of what contributes to ... Read more
Cadfael
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Probably the best holiday I have had in over 20 years. My wife and I plus our three children aged 6,5 and 3 had an interconnecting cabin on deck 2 towards the aft (back) of the ship. An interconnecting room with a porthole in each room. We ... Read more
EmRed1975
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I brought my mother on this cruise for her birthday. I pre-ordered one of the birthday decoration packages as well as champagne/chocolate covered strawberries. All of which were nice and set up by the time we got to our cabin. I ... Read more
JudyMW
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First things first, I want to advise future travelers not to trust Royal Caribbean with your credit card! After paying our expenses on the ship for the 12 days, one day after finishing the cruise we checked our bank statement and RC had ... Read more
mandi_moo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise and after reading some mixed reviews we were a little apprehensive, plus my hubby was worried about feeling 'stuck' on a boat but WOW. We traveled with a 12 year old and 2.5 year old as well. The ship ... Read more

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schelosk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We are typically All-inclusive resort travelers when going to the Caribbean. After being convinced by family and friends to try a cruise we decided on this short cruise just in case my wife or I had problems with sea sickness (which both ... Read more
rgedamu
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Let me start off by saying I NEVER write reviews, about anything, but after reading some not so great reviews, and being pleasantly surprised by my [first ever], 3 night cruise, I decided to put in my two cents. Stateroom- I had heard ... Read more
Travel Madness
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise. It was our Wedding Anniversary and my husband's 70th birthday, so it was booked up last June. We paid £3,900 for the holiday + £600 for 2 drinks packages, so expected some luxury... And we were so ... Read more
BixBebe
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so this review is geared more toward people like myself who spent a lot of time researching cruises to try to figure out what to expect. We were a multi-generational party of 5 - me and my husband (in our ... Read more
legallibran
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My first & only other cruise was 25 years ago where I travelled on the Fair Star with my cousin & 2 other people for 4 days / 3 nights with no port stops. With long ago memories of fun on that cruise, my hopes were for a similar ... Read more

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mitzframe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The cruise was good but I thought there were going to be a few more activities to keep my 2yr old busy. He's in swim lessons every week with a cloth swim diaper that holds in any poo if by chance we missed that he was going, but we were ... Read more
DiscoverNV
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was the first cruise my wife and I have taken and we went on this cruise as part of a company trip. As a result, I have the first time cruiser perspective but can't compare this to other cruises. A few, perhaps useful ... Read more
AliciaWalding
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
As a couple on our first ever cruise we really had nothing to compare it to so there definitely were a few surprises along the way. We had the most amazing time on our cruise to the South Pacific. The service on Radiance of the Seas was ... Read more
whatajoke2
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
All i can say is we had the Most amazing cruise holiday on the Explorer. Getting on the Ship in Sydney was about the only time we had to line up for any period of time the whole holiday. It took about 2 hours from the beginning of the ... Read more
mdwise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was a wonderful bonding time for my 19 yr-old daughter and me. Knowing that we will spend most of our time outside our cabin, we chose an inner stateroom (8237) which served us just fine. Our attendant (Adela Benliss-Nicaragua) was ... Read more

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suzanne.dk23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our first cruise so did not know what to expect. Travelling with a 7 year old we discovered kids club on first 2 days was only open 7pm to 10pm. As it was only a 4 day cruise there was not much we were able to do with a child in ... Read more
Capt288
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Reading some of these negative reviews, I am wondering what fantasy land of self absorbed entitlement these folks expect.If you want to be treated like a Saudi billionaire, be one. Otherwise you're paying a couple grand to be treated WAY ... Read more
CRUISEWITHMYKIDS
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This is my 75th cruise, and my children's 22nd cruise. We are Emerald members on Royal Caribbean and Gold members on Disney. I do not recall the statuses on Norwegian or Carnival. We went on the Anthem of The Seas for a New Year's ... Read more
Dwayne47
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I cruised on Brilliance of The Seas from Tampa to the Western Caribbean, I was traveling with a group of friends, looking to have a holiday in the Caribbean. The transportation to the embarkation port, such as buses, flights, were all on ... Read more
Barkleyman
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I will start with the positives: Boarding and getting off the ship was a piece of cake, easy, easy, easy. The balcony room was well worth the money. The room was perfectly fine, room 7640 was quite, no noise. Easy to find your way ... Read more

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