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350 Royal Caribbean Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
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blackspiral66
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
First time cruisers - early 40s, no kids. Went on an author themed cruise, booked through an agent recommended by a family member. Ship seemed to have a number of activities, but something just didn't seem themed right for the location ... Read more
Yiaoping
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
23 helpful votes
I've been on 4 cruises including this one before, and this one was definitely the best if not tied for the best (tied with star princess). I'll start with the few negatives. Negatives: If someone were to ask me what was the worse ... Read more
amanda1110
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Boarding was excellent. Great service, staff were amazing. Really great shows and entertainment. Lots to do for children. The only thing I would recommend is a ocean view balcony as not a really nice bar were you can sit and watch the sea ... Read more
zoeehlers
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 helpful votes
First of all I would like to say this is the worst cruise we have ever been on, don't waste your money! Think about this before you book....5 NIGHT CRUISE DAY 1: SHIP TO LEAVE MIAMI AT 4PM, THIS ONE LEFT 2HRS. LATE DAY 2: ... Read more
tweetynlh
Member Since 2004
1 review
61 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my 3rd cruise on Royal Caribbean. The first two were on Grandeuer of the Seas out of Baltimore, and Freedom of the Seas out of Florida. Both of those cruises were wonderful--beautiful ships and excellent food, service and ... Read more
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Cheshire Cats
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We wanted to go to the Caribbean with our daughter, her Husband and in-Laws. We had a great dining experience in the main dining room, table #323 at 6PM with Arnold and Kurana as our servers. They did an excellent job in serving us for the ... Read more
michellesboggus@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
This was my 2nd experience on Grandeur of the Seas. My first cruise in 2013 was WONDERFUL! Excellent customer service on every level. From stateroom attendant (loved Ida Ashley) to each porter. To say this cruise was different would be an ... Read more
theperry5@roadrunner.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise from this port with this destination but the first on Royal Caribbean from this port, second on Royal Caribbean total. The embarkation was standard, but as we boarded we went to a bar to buy a couple of beers to ... Read more
cchoffat
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
Went with friends who already booked it. We usually cruise on the smaller Radiance Class. We also were spoiled cruising on a 200 passenger Viking "ship". But we went with high expectations. Never again will I cruise on a ... Read more
bijal_chikani
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Overall we had a great experience. The following staff did a commendable job in exceeding our expectations - Suresh (Head Waiter) - Savino (Waiter) - Made (Waiter) - Rosmidi (Waiter) - Joel (Waiter - amazing) - ... Read more
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Geynnyth47
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
44 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Well, we decided to take this cruise because we had already been on this ship and loved it. This cruise on the Allure was a bit different. The embarkation and debarkation was flawless, I got a wheelchair both times and it was much ... Read more
RobLally
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We have just come back from the week long Mediterranean cruise on the RC Vision. I was a little hesitant with the trip as I had read so many bad reviews for this particular ship. We went with another couple and I can honestly say apart ... Read more
Fionat29
Member Since 2015
1 review
51 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I took notes during this cruise, like a diary, I really hope this helps someone the way this forum helped me. We traveled on the Freedom of the Sea, Eastern Caribbean leaving on the 17th April 2016. State Room 7699. We stayed at The ... Read more
sianish
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Sailed to Rotterdam on an extra cruise that was added as the ship was ready early. Myself and 5 friends booked 3 Balcony cabins.From the moment we arrived at Southampton until we left our ship 3 days later everything was such a wonderful ... Read more
Soltero52
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This is a smaller, older but well maintained ship and by far, my favorite. The smaller ship eliminated most of the things I don't use on a larger ship and allowed guests who participated in the same type of activities to get to know one ... Read more
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veilman
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
12 reviews
3,757 forum posts
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
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
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
25 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
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
16 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
3 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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