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5,345 Royal Caribbean Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews
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c553
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Don't believe most of the negatives you read about this ship. We expected the cruise to be a 4 on a 10 point scale, because of all the negatives we read on Cruise Critic. We rated it MUCH higher. No, it isn't an elegant, high end ... Read more
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Flymia
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
66 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Independence of the Seas is a great ship, large, but not too large, with lots of different things to do. Even though the ship is big, and this sailing was full, it never felt too crowded, anywhere. Outside deck space is good, lots of ... Read more
Loves to Cruise 42
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
I chose this cruise because it included Bonaire and I had not yet been there and also because the cruise was more than 7 days. Everything went well, the ports were excellent and I enjoyed every one even though I had been to 5 of the 6 ... Read more
bstark638
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We went on a family cruise the first week of January, adult kids and grandkids. This was our third cruise on Royal Caribbean. We sailed on the Allure as a couple and then on the Freedom with two of our sons in the past. Pros: I ... Read more
rickyandbev
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise because of the length of the cruise that leaves on that specific date. We had one particular date and a specific amount of time to be gone. This ship is smaller than others that we have been on. It was filled with ... Read more
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aecarp
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise because of the dates and port it was leaving from (needed to fit in between New Year's and back to college time)-- It was the frist time for our son (20) cruising and the second time for our daughter (18) and the 2 of ... Read more
flintstonee
Member Since 2017
1 review
BEWARE OF FT LAUDERDALE CABS FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE TERMINAL. They attempt to overcharge claiming extra passsengers. Ours for the second year in in a row asked for $10.00 over and above the meter rate. I asked for a receipt, magically ... Read more
Melodink
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a family vacation which included my son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren (ages 1 and 3 years old). The Allure of the Seas had something for everyone! The kids loved the cruise, characters, parade, kids camp, kids swim ... Read more
yaniris_castillo
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I went with my husband and 2 boys to the Allure, Excellent experience, from the arrival to the boat, the ride to know the boat the first day, the cabin with a very suitable furniture to store the belongings and give the sense of ... Read more
JackieDunsmore
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I choose this ship because it came highly recommended from our friends who have been on the allure! The embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth. The cabin was very nice Miss Jenny took outstanding care of our room 6549 and my ... Read more
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Sylviasimko
Member Since 2017
1 review
It was our third family Royal Caribbean cruise. We were 16 in all, with 11 cabins, The service is excellent, the ship was lots of fun for the kids and many activities for everyone. The shows were all outstanding, Broadway levels. The food ... Read more
Golfnut_PA
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
28 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We just got off the Allure and I must say we loved it so much we booked it again for next year. This was our first time on this large of a ship and I really enjoyed all the choice of placed to eat and drink. The ship is by far the ... Read more
imtorregrosa
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Naik, Joshi and the Head Waiter on the Main Dining Room were FANTASTIC. We had never experience such caring, professional and courteous service in any other place. They were paid close attention to every single detail on the first night ... Read more
labcruiser
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose Allure of the Seas for a New year's Cruise due to the dates. The cruise was great - Mama Mia was exceptional. The new show Blue Planet?? What the heck was that all about? Terrible!! What a waste of a good night. All six of us left ... Read more
northjerseyguy
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
My wife and I took a 6 night Caribbean cruise on the Allure on Jan. 2nd principally to explore this huge ship and its features. We set sail with 6,550 passengers (normally 5,400) with a large international representation and many large ... Read more
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Dance_mama
Member Since 2017
1 review
This boat had everything you could possibly ask for in a vacation. We traveled with young children which can be tough but there was something to do at any given moment and it caters to every age, size and taste. We did a western caribbean ... Read more
r1drama
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We really wanted to experience the Allure of the Seas. I was initially concerned that the ships size would be to overwhelming and crowded. However, the opposite was true. The ship is so large and there are so many activities on board, ... Read more
inga 777
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruised from December 31 till January 5. I picked new year cruise because wanted different experience of New Year. Ship had some decorations but there were no Xmas tree! Also decorations were down in January 2. Balloons drop in ... Read more
REDealmaker
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Family friends we cruised with on this sailing recommended this class of RCL. As with everything, I believe everything is relative so I am comparing to past cruises we have taken on Disney and 3 Celebrity Cruises. If you essentially want ... Read more
shadbrew
Member Since 2001
1 review
330 forum posts
15 helpful votes
The highlight of the cruise was eating at Jamie's Italian Restaurant. Food was fabulous!!! If we had known it was going to be that good, we would have eaten there many times earlier in the week, but our meal was toward the end of the ... Read more
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Cruisecathy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I am a travel agent and have cruised on over 60 Cruises. I selected the five night Independence for a group of friends and clients this year. We love to cruise over New Years. We have previously cruised on the Enchantment, Majesty, ... Read more
benlev
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
It's really sad how far the Royal Caribbean brand has fallen in 10 years. It's now pretty much a low end cruise. This is our second cruise on Royal Caribbean this year. We took this exact same New Years Eve cruise ten years ago. It was ... Read more
ndimare
Member Since 2017
1 review
For 2016 New Year's we decided to go on a cruise and we selected Independence of the Seas (from Royal Caribbean) for 5 nights leaving on Dec 31st 2016. This was our second time with Royal Caribbean and first time receiving New Year on a ... Read more
Shiva403
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed Dec 30 through Jan 7th. Yes as I had read in some reviews the ship was showing it's age. The service was great. Our room steward was very nice and left really cool towel animals in our room every night. Never had ... Read more
diana61
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
3 forum posts
First I'd like to state that we are Diamond Plus member and this was our 4th sailing on the Freedom of the Seas. We were very disappointed and a very big let down by royal Caribbean cruise line. We have always loved the Freedom and have ... Read more
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