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350 Royal Caribbean Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
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drbriney
Member Since 2016
1 review
Group of 22 from age 1 to 65. The great/good: 1) Dining room service was the best we have EVER experienced (8 time cruise history from Disney to RC to Carnival). The team of 3 were extremely attentive to every one of us and knowing ... Read more
Margaret Mihlebach
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
The food was wonderful. WE enjoyed the Lobster tails. They were delicious. The room was pretty and clean. embarkation and disembarkation went very well. The man who handle our luggage was wonderful. The ship is beautiful.the dining was ... Read more
pineappleexpress
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Background information: This a specific chartered cruise that is done once a year by a group called the flying dutchmen. We paid nearly 5K more to when comparing apples to apples minus the entertainment of having the bands on board. So ... Read more
cruisersaf
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Cabin #7595-Promenade room was very clean and I liked having the ambiance of the window seat & the black out curtains were amazing when trying to rest. Our television was an "upgraded" version & the interactive account ... Read more
greenblue
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were trying out the cruise from our travel agent and loved the service and the cruise, this was a good Royal Caribbean cruise. The other cruises were less hospitable, but this Indian and Philippines hospitality crew was simply ... Read more
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laurancef
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
If you want the largest ship afloat, this is your boat. If you want a memorable trip this is not your ship. The crew are young and inexperienced. They do not know how to serve in the dining room, and frequently make you wait for the ... Read more
Peggielynn
Member Since 2016
1 review
Schedule, 8 days was attractive, we like Port Canaveral, had never sailed on Oasis. Not likely to sail Oasis again. Just too big, common areas like the restaurants and bars are windowless, it felt like a windowless barge . We have had ... Read more
cruisetiludrop
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
oasis-of-the-seas Nov 7th 2016. First cruise out of Port Canaveral for 8 days to Labadee, Jamaica, Costa Maya and Cozumel. We had a great time in an oceanview balcony room on deck 11. We ate dinner in the main dining room twice, ... Read more
Seattletravelers
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
You will be happy! Otherwise .... don't go. This cruise and the ship choice was by default - we were a wedding party of 80+, (YES RCI EIGHTY people and everyone had a similar opinion as what I've written below - most simply said 'never ... Read more
Frisbedog
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
If have cruised more than a dozen times with both Royal Caribbean and Carnival. This was the best cruise I have ever been on. Elvis-the cruise director-made this trip the best memory I could ever ask for. Most of the entertainment was ... Read more
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RDH0814
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Every one should experience a Halloween cruise at least once ...The ship is fantastic & has an abundance of activities to offer....The food in the main dinning room has a lot to be desired..The specialty dinning is above par we ate in ... Read more
Debbifuller
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I belong to World Wings International, the former Pan Am flight attendant organization and this year we held our convention on this cruise. The ship is huge but elegant, clean, very stylishly appointed. My stateroom was on deck 9 with an ... Read more
Elliott Waters
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have been a loyal cruiser, I have been summer cruises with Royal Caribbean, but I wanted to experience an Autumn cruise. As I am an emerald member, the embarkation process was quick, smooth and easy, it had taken 10-15 minutes from ... Read more
BigBen2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was a 'performing arts' cruise with a stunning array of talented performers. All performers gave it everything they had and mixed freely with passengers. Unfortunately the joy of experiencing their performances was overshadowed by ... Read more
Callensworth
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I am a loyal Royal Caribbean cruiser. I have been on all sizes of the Royal fleet. This cruise made my tenth cruise. My daughter won a complimentary cruise on Empress of the Seas so we were excited to try the baby ship of the fleet. ... Read more
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Jolynpaige
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I needed 9 points to reach Diamond Status on RCCL. Booking a suite would achieve that. We were in an Owner's Suite with a very large balcony which was just beautiful. The weather didn't cooperate so I could ... Read more
joelfreed
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
the show cats, the crew begged you to stay. with all the great high energy productions why this? the food had no taste and no change .we had one good dinner in the specialty italian resturant (but why should you have to pay for good food? ... Read more
mbruck
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
124 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I would normally not choose a short cruise like this, as I have been on at least 10 others, but a seminar was scheduled to be held and I needed continuing education credits anyway. I always judge a cruise not by whatever problems crop up, ... Read more
tlfarms
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We choose Royal Caribbean because this was the destination we wanted. Also we have been on Royal Caribbean cruises before and have been pleased. I gave this boat a average rating . First of all maybe this is the trend all lines are ... Read more
jmspls72
Member Since 2015
1 review
83 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been on 4 other cruises with all but one being on RCCL. I normally don't do reviews for my trips that due to all the negativity about the ship I thought it be necessary to give what I feel is a fair and realistic review of the ship ... Read more
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hokiesdjs
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I were joined by a group of friends on a Anthem of the Seas cruise to celebrate my 30th birthday. In total, we had 8 people. In general, we had a great time and really enjoyed the ship. There are a few things that are important ... Read more
Hpottergiftguy1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This ship is 20 years old and shows every day of it. It is in need of a re-fit or probably a trip to the scrap yard. Showers are so small as to be almost unusable. Best bet is to go to the spa for a shower. Alcohol prices are very ... Read more
mdsh
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
massive beautiful ship I loved every part restaurants we ate dining each night food ok service not so good but we were with a large group and sat with strangers so I wonder how different it may have been if we had been a family so I ... Read more
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Emtbsam
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,939 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We usually travel on Silversea, a small ship cruise line, the largest carrying 540 passengers which has double the number of crew per passenger than on RCL. We have only cruised on one other large ship, that being the Carnival Pride, so ... Read more
DEBRA PENNICK
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
I will NEVER sail on Oasis of the Seas again. I am a frequent cruiser and this is the first ship I was totally disgusted in. The ship is so large with 6,000 that you are treated like cattle...get in and out. The cabins are smaller, my ... Read more
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