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1,084 Royal Caribbean Galveston Cruise Reviews

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Olivine84
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My in laws have been taking more cruises than i can count. They have been very satisfied with the service they have received. After my second cruise I'm hooked. You couldn't have a better vacation than knowing where you can lay your head ... Read more
GirlGoneTexan
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We travelled with our family of 4 (kids ages 7,10) and another family of 4 with kids the same age. Arrived at port around 9:45am, breezed through lines, and we were on the ship eating in Windjammer by 11:30am. We loved our Promenade ... Read more
MrsHall1108
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my husband and my 3rd cruise. We've previously been on the Oasis and the Freedom. We by far prefer the Freedom class ships. The Liberty was amazing - probably our most favorite ship so far. Really the only negative we had was ... Read more
TXCruiser78660
Member Since 2008
1 review
117 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We sailed on Liberty on Aug. 7th out of Galveston. We dropped our bags at the port and drove the car to parking lot B across the street and hopped the shuttle back after about a 1/2 hour wait in line we were on board and exploring. Since ... Read more
nativetexan
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
294 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our family of 7 had a terrific cruise and really enjoyed the ship. Sailing in August with tropical weather is always a bit of a gamble and though we had some showers - it was a great trip. The ship was laid out well but not big enough to ... Read more

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Lou E
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
299 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our friends chose this cruise because they were lived in Houston and the timing was good for them. My wife and I are long time cruisers but being retired we have not gone on a cruise when families cruise. The ship is a wonderful ship ... Read more
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Mccracken1966
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was my first and last trip on RCI. It began with a completely disorganized embarkation that lasted hours. Once onboard, we were herded to muster areas on deck to line up and broil in the baking sun. RCI, take your cue from other ... Read more
galey
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise with RC and my expectations were higher then the experience. The good: Waitstaff in Main Dining room (super when the food wasn't always), our room steward (on top of things and always greeted us with smiles and ... Read more
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txgalcruiser
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our July 31, 2016, cruise on the beautiful Liberty of the Seas from Galveston. We drove down and stayed in Galveston the night before and arrived at the pier at the time indicated on our documentation. For some ... Read more
mlraff53
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
It's the only Royal Caribbean ship that sails out of Galveston and since we live in Houston it was easy. We had cruised on the Navigator out of Galveston a couple of years ago. This year it was the Liberty. We were supposed to stop at ... Read more

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tonyweir
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
152 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We came back to Royal Caribbean after 8 years. We have sailed on Princess and Carnival recently so I have a comparison basis. Royal Caribbean blew the others away! When I take a cruise, I don't board with super high standards the ... Read more
deb7073
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,342 forum post
7 helpful votes
We chose the cruise to get away for a week. Due to the storm, our itinerary was changed, which for us wasn't an issue. Except both Cozumel and Nassau was one shop after another, and very aggressive in Cozumel. If given a choice, I wouldn't ... Read more
Roger Dodger
Member Since 2001
1 review
252 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to create our first family cruise with folks coming from Kentucky and Virginia and we from Texas, totaling 8. And my wife cannot walk or fly because of an illness so leaving from Galveston filled the ... Read more
rabidtraveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was a good cruise on a very large ship. In general, I like smaller ships at least half of the size of the Liberty of the Seas but this ship has its appeal in other ways. The entertainment was varied and excellent. The ice skating, ... Read more
BoatyMcBoat
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Background: 2 people, 21-30 years old, second cruise Departure at Galveston port leaves much to be desired. City is aged and just in-need of an overhaul but it's a summer "hot spot" for Texans for some reason. Water is toxic ... Read more

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BOAT JUNKIE
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
600 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Convenience and the fact that we are Diamond members with Royal Caribbean(10+ cruises). The ship was very clean and separate pools & hot tubs for kids & adults. We had a great room steward who took care of our needs too. ... Read more
mlanders
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
57 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose Liberty of the Seas due because of the ships amenities, departure location, and status on RCI. The ship is nice, the Tidal wave slide is great. The entertainment is very good, Saturday night fever is an excellent broadway style ... Read more
teitup
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Embarkation was fairly smooth but bring a parka and boots! You can freeze frozen popsicles in the waiting area! We received an email that said to arrive approximately 9:00 am to board the ship. We were not allowed on until after 11:00 ... Read more
rckruzer
Member Since 2006
1 review
23 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We go on this particular cruise twice a year as it is convenient for us to drive the 4 hours. We do arrive in Galveston the night before and motel it. Do not participate in the sleep, leave the car and bus to port. We have discovered ... Read more
Silverhand
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We took the private shuttle from Hobby Airport Houston to the embarkation Port, the reason we did not use the transfer of the cruise ship since we have a very early flight in the disembarkation day, RCCL said they did not have transfer ... Read more

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Darda1969
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Everything was top rated. The only issue that we encountered was at embarkation. The porters weren't available, even at 10 am. The line was disorganized and people were cutting in front of others and there was no real help. Dining was ... Read more
Deedee1957
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our first Cruise experience and the ship, Royal Caribbean, Liberty of the Sea was as we expected, beautiful. The service in our cabin was exceptional and We enjoyed the entertainment and activities on board. HOWEVER The food ... Read more
TictacPatty
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Great accommodations, fun activities, kids loved the huge water slide and pools. Saturday Night Fever was entertaining not young age appropriate, comedians were entertaining, the Ice Skating show was great. Karaoke was fun. Wave runner a ... Read more
Kwootton9
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was a family cruise for our 50th wedding anniversary. We are only about 50 miles from Galveston, so I only had to pay for airfare for one family member. The Good: The entertainment was spectacular. The comedian, the ice ... Read more
tanntxann
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
My husband and I have been on many many cruises with most cruise lines. We had sailed with Royal Carribean at least twice before. Our adult children and grand children had never cruised and we wanted to take them to celebrate two ... Read more

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