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293 Royal Caribbean Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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veilman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We enjoyed our cruise overall. The ship was nice and clean, had many things to do and many food options. Rooms were what I expected based on what I paid for, small and clean. First complaint, their website said we would leave at 6PM ... Read more
BenjiRodney
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
3,643 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 16th overall cruise and 3rd cruise on RCCL. I will openly admit that I prefer Carnival over Royal. We flew into Tampa a day prior, glad we did as storms on Saturday caused a few to miss the ship and catch up later in ... Read more
KennyM
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Reading some of the other reviews for this cruise makes me wonder if we were all on the same ship? But everyone has their own expectations and I know it's not cool to refer to other reviews, so I'll refrain from doing so. I've cruised ... Read more
Srandaz2
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Navigator of the Seas – March 5th 2016 Sailing My wife and I are seasoned cruisers and I have completed Cruise Critic entries of our past voyages, I certainly do not use this forum to criticize at least that is not my intent. I ... Read more
shirley.denton@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was my first cruise but had many friends and family who gave great advise, plus I read everything on this site I could read. My room stewart was exceptional. He worked around us and anticipated our every need. We loved our wait ... Read more

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harvestmeadow
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was a wonderful cruise for our first time cruise. The shows were great, the food was pretty good and the staff was excellent, with a couple exceptions. I would be here all day if I listed every thing we enjoyed so I think I will ... Read more
Robspeakman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was my wife and my first cruise with Royal Caribbean. We arrived in San Juan 3 days prior to our cruise as there are only two direct flights from the UK which are on a Wednesday and Saturday flying with Norwegian Airlines. After a ... Read more
Joi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We left Sydney February 18 and returned February 25, 2016. This is my 3rd cruise but 1st on Royal Caribbean. We booked Delta from MYR to SYD, NEVER again as they delayed, rebooked, stranded, and the list goes on. BUT, once we got to the ... Read more
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Boss A. Nova
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I was told that Royal Caribbean was rated highest among the cruise lines. They certainly did not disappoint. We sailed on the Vision of the Seas for 7 nights to the Western Caribbean and had an excellent time. This was our first cruise and ... Read more
em ar
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise was just meant to give me a short break with my friend who also has a short time to spare. I have cruised more than 25 times in my lifetime so I didn't have a lot of expectations, just curiosity if this ship will live up to ... Read more
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Anothercruise2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We have taken approximately 15 cruises. This, by far, was the worse. We followed the "70,000 pounds of metal" heavy metal cruise and they left the ship (and the crew) a disaster. Arrived at port and breezed through registration ... Read more
cruisingisforme
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
322 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We sailed 06 FEB 2016 Eastern Caribbean and we had a great time. I found myself loving the ship more each day. We had a oceanview balcony cabin CAT D6 cabin # 11690. Nice and quiet, bed comfy and decent size shower with great water ... Read more
Burlingtontownie
Member Since 2007
1 review
928 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise was cut short by a terrible storm that the ship found itself in, with considerable motion from the ocean from hurricane force winds. We do not really know how much advance warning the captain had before sail day, but he ... Read more
TracyMurphy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I'll start with the the best part of the cruise. Our Cabin Attendant (Clover Roberts) was a great Steward. She was always helpful with a smile on her face and very respectful. She made a so-so trip for us a better than it would have ... Read more
Pellaz
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1,203 forum post
6 helpful votes
This cruise on the Indy was a music charter called 70,000 Tons of Metal, including 60 bands on 4 stages on the ship, with each band performing twice. A giant stage is constructed on the main pool deck and the pool itself is drained and ... Read more

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live2vayk
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
305 forum posts
2 helpful votes
To help my sister in law celebrate her 50th birthday, a group of 10 women sailed from Tampa to Cozumel on Brilliance of the Seas for 4 nights. I will attempt to give you an overview of our experiences, and my opinion on things. (In other ... Read more
mammaw-here@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have been on several cruises in the past but by far this was the worst. First the gangway was broke so they couldn't get the other guest off he ship, so we sat there in the port from 11 till almost 5 before we got onto the ship. We were ... Read more
vsomeren
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
On the plus side, the food, service, rooms, entertainment and number of on-board attractions were excellent. Everything was very clean. We certainly did not hate this cruise but... Our whines include: Swimming pools that were too ... Read more
Denise&Paul STL
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
675 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed out of San Juan January 24, 2016 on Jewel of the Seas. We stayed a night off of Condado Beach, which was a wonderful location with lots of shopping, beach, park and restaurants - even a Walgreens nearby. Costs of cabs varied - ... Read more
oranjepants
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Traveled with 5 other couples who were celebrating a 25th anniversary or turning 50. A mix of experienced cruisers, and newbies (me 2nd cruise). Ship: the layout, organization, amenities, and choices on the Adventure of the Seas was ... Read more

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DiscoverNV
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
Dwayne47
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
bigbobb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We are experienced travellers and cruisers with about 25+ cruises. A large group of use got 10 balcony and junior suites for a cruise from 12/19/15-12/26/15 WORST EXPERIENCE CRUISING EVER! For starters, the cruise was almost ... Read more
Wollies
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We did a back on back, so cruised for 20 days. Tasmania, Pacific Islands and New Zealand. The upgrades that have been done are excellent, especially the Flow Rider. Good entertainment for all and wonderful caring staff. This was our ... Read more
Cholseygirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I was a bit wary of cruising mainly due to seasickness experienced on car ferries from UK to France. I decided to take the plunge with my experienced cruiser family. To my delight, I didn't feel nauseous at all. We had a great cabin on ... Read more

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