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Bahamasrun
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
yes this ship is older. It could use a little refreshment in few places but I loved every part of it. It was the perfect size for our group. We could move around and had space to party everywhere we went. I loved the art fixtures ... Read more
gratanter
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise, and my husband's second. It is the opposite of the kind of vacation we usually take, and I had no idea what to expect. A professional group I'm part of decided on this cruise, so there we were. I'm afraid that now ... Read more
gtaylor08
Member Since 2006
1 review
42 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
First off to all the Veteran Cruisers, Let's face it the industry has changed dramatically. The days of the Deck Parties, Ice Carvings, Midnight Buffets, Festive sail away parties and Theme nights are a thing of the past. Not sure what the ... Read more
jolyne
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was my second cruise with Royal Caribbean. They experience was just as amazing at the first cruise with them. The service was amazing, The wait staff and stateroom attendants was amazing as well. The ports were amazing to see, with ... Read more
Vaehar
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Dinner was amazing service. Our server, Joao, was exemplary in his service, treated us very well. 10/10 experience at dinner and kept me going back every night instead of the buffet. Food selection was good and his recommendations were on ... Read more
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Williamsburgcruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This cruise was for my father's 80th birthday - for 21 of us sailing with him. This was a 5-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Costa Maya, and Cozumel. Overall, the cruise was fine. I do not recommend boarding and sailing on New ... Read more
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
Skip2MySue
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,144 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
First off this size ship is not our favorite. We miss the many various venues available on the bigger ships and also miss sitting in the Promenade sipping our evening tea and people watching. The ship was full but I was amazed at ... Read more
alfo
Member Since 2017
1 review
A birthday cruise with 7 neighbors,all with poor reviews….so many people..too many kids…had to get reservations for everything..standby line never worked…frustrating cruise…a rat race.had to pay extra for ... Read more
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Bowman1
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
82 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 14th overall cruise, 4th on Royal Caribbean, 1st on the Brilliance and 1st over the Holidays. Like most cruises, the Brilliance was a wonderful experience. Is it possible to have a bad time on a vacation where your meals ... Read more
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Aidaray
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because it was going out during the Christmas Day. I figured it would be fun, it was. Just one minor complain, the ship was too small and I never was able to use the pool. It was inundated with kids.The kiddie pool was ... Read more
dropanchor
Member Since 2008
1 review
443 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Ovation of the Sea- Syd/Tas/NZ/Syd 15th December 2016 Embarkation/Disembarkation Ironically Ch9 was doing a live telecast from the ship and they were heavily promoting it as the “ Love Boat” including the presenters heads ... Read more
Rue Rue
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was a cruise sponsored by Fucillo Kia and most people enjoyed it. I was disappointed with The food on the ship. I have cruised several times Carnivalle and Princess. The food did not measure up to either cruiseline. We ate in the ... Read more
KayMac60
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise as a 60th birthday celebration for two of us and for our friends 51st wedding anniversary celebration. The Allure of the Sea, is a beautiful upper end cruise ship, with lots of variety in shops like that of Michael ... Read more
vgirl2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My husband and I took this cruise with another couple as a winter get-away from the weather in the Pacific Northwest! The 3,600 passenger ship was in pristine condition and the crew were excellent. This type of trip at holiday time was ... Read more
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Scrivanichk
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my 13th cruise with Royal and what a disappointment. -Windjammer is disgusting. The tongs that you grab your food with are all greasy and oily. There aren't as many choices as there use to be. The windjammer has no change, ... Read more
surfgurl
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The ship was very nice and had great accommodations for a smaller ship. They Gym and Spa are really nice. They have a sauna and steam shower. The public areas were very clean and well maintained. It was very easy to get on and off the ... Read more
JaniceF
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My best friend and I planned this cruise with our husbands to celebrate our 25th anniversary of our friendship, my 20th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday - all a year early because of the great deal we got. We chose this ship ... Read more
Zobeidayoumans
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Ok so where to start, so many things to say. First of all, we had to wait 4 1/2 hours in line in the heat just to get on the ship. We never went to a terminal. It was a tent that was even hotter inside to wait in more lines. After a couple ... Read more
layla04
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Apologies for the long review but trying to hit each category. We were a group of 16 (early 40’s to mid 50’s) with one child age 7 in the group (he had a blast in Adventure Camp). Half cruised before, half had not. One good ... Read more
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drbriney
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
MermaidMary
Member Since 2005
1 review
25 forum posts
This was our 3rd Jamrock Cruise, and we really enjoyed the first 2 cruises on the Norwegian Pearl, so it was a no-brainer to book this cruise, especially when we saw the amazing lineup (the best yet!). It was like a "who's who" ... Read more
pineappleexpress
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 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
5 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
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