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416 Royal Caribbean Holiday Cruise Reviews
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Sarah Sally
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our second time cruising with Royal Caribbean and our first time on Brilliance of the Seas. Everything went very smoothly right from check in to the time we left the ship. Our cabin was very clean and we had a great cabin steward. ... Read more
diana61
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
3 forum posts
First I'd like to state that we are Diamond Plus member and this was our 4th sailing on the Freedom of the Seas. We were very disappointed and a very big let down by royal Caribbean cruise line. We have always loved the Freedom and have ... Read more
Geoffro-62
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first ever cruise with any company and it has put me off any future sailing with RC. I went on board with an open mind after reading many poor reviews about this ship. Unfortunately, most negatives were confirmed. Too ... Read more
billpeg
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
To enjoy a special Christmas and New Years holiday vacation in which I treated my sons and their wives (40 ish adults) I booked this cruise expecting an enjoyable 10 days. I Have been on over 40 cruises to date and previous ones without ... Read more
anabelniles
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose to do this cruise as it encompassed both Christmas (which also happens to be my son's birthday) and New Year's Eve--many other cruise options offered just one or the other. For such a big ship, I was surprised to have to go ... Read more
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Peter Kor
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Not the Royal Expectation we expect for spending Christmas and New Year on board Anthem of the Seas. So much has been said about the ship itself. One would expect this particular cruise to be of some differences at least, because this is ... Read more
Lezley
Member Since 2017
1 review
Ship tired rusty dirty carpets and old fashioned in the public areas. The cabins were clean comfy beds and clean linen and towels cabin staff excellent. Bar staff over worked tiered and stretched. Main Dinning room staff ... Read more
Kateandstevec
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Have to say our room attendant, waiters and drink waiter staff of an evening made a trip amazing, nothing was too much of a problem and they went beyond to make a cruise memorable. Overall our cruise was great, ship was spotless, food ... Read more
haywire17
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
good value for the dollar we got two holidays in one trip. The dining was our only issue, the waiter was not very friendly or sociable just stuck to his job and staff was under sized as our waiter's helper had 4 tables to handle when ... Read more
dobelover
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
638 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My adult niece and I both live in Maryland so sailing from Baltimore eliminated a long drive or a flight. We drove in the morning of cruise, arriving around 11:30am. Dropping of luggage, parking car and entering cruise terminal took all of ... Read more
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TB and TP
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
15th Cruise (2nd on RCCL) in our 50's. All previous reviews about Voyager are mostly correct. If you have a Suite or are Diamond status or higher then you can escape the crowds generally. LIFTS These are always crowded with long waits ... Read more
vivianrose6922
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Christmas Cruise. I guess I should have known better but this cruise had 2,000 children on it. That's an actual number not an exaggeration. Almost no activities for adults. In a few of the lounges, after 9:30,PM you could listen to someone ... Read more
simonn
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed December 2014
Cruising out of Singapore Dec. 29th with my wife over the new year's eve to Kuala Lumpur for 5 nights. Having cruised with RCL before on board of the Allure, Oasis, Independence & Serenade, I was eagerly looking forward to this sailing ... Read more
CruisyJ
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After an amazing trip on Freedom of the Seas we were excited to be spending Xmas onboard Voyager of the Seas after the refurbishment. Unfortunately the boat, cruise and service were all disappointing. The meals were average and lacked ... Read more
Tcsmum
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
I have recently returned from a 14 day New Years Eve cruise to Fiji and New Zealand with my husband and 11 year old daughter. Having previously sailed with P & O, which we enjoyed, we were really looking forward to our cruise on a ... Read more
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mtbates
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
We went on a Christmas cruise and the ship is old and the entertainment and onboard activities are only OK. I would never go on this ship again as the food was terrible. I almost "lost it" when I saw Caribbean goat curry a selection on the ... Read more
cinnamonpug
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was my 6th cruise, 1st time on Royal Caribbean. I had heard lots of good things about RC so I was a little disappointed. Firstly I agree with some of the comments others have made here; greatly under staffed in areas. Whilst the staff ... Read more
Triz
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
This was my first cruise, so I really have nothing to compare it to. There were 20 of us, on this xmas 2014 cruise. The Voyager was lovely, found it to be really clean, and the service exceptional. Both our restaurant attendants were great ... Read more
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AussieMum
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
Sailed December 2014
My husband and I went on New Year’s Eve cruise leaving Sydney 29 December 2014 on the Voyager of the Seas for 14 nights around Fiji and New Zealand. Last year we did a similar cruise for New Year’s Eve on Princess around Fiji ... Read more
Jack&Laura
1 review
Sailed December 2014
Our third New Year's Cruise: 2 Carnival, 1 RCCL. This was the WORST. 2,000 people on Prominade Deck. Shoulder to shoulder. Can't sit. Can't move. No champaign at midnight. No dancing or music...no room to do anything except stand. Cost ... Read more
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maachi
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Was onboard the Adventure of the Seas on the Dec.21.2014 sailing and here is my review. Please note I have also been on the Allure and the Oasis of the Seas, other RCL ships and Emerald Princess in the past as well San Juan Airport to ... Read more
JasonV1
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
1,100 forum post
Eight days aboard the soon to be refurbished Explorer of the Seas. The good: Port Canaveral efficient as always - My first favorite port to drive to, and second to sail from (Port Everglades is my favorite to cruise from). Showed up ... Read more
latty17
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Wife and I just returned from a 13 night Christmas and New Year cruise around the Caribbean on Legend of the Seas embarked on 24/12/2014, our first cruise was on this ship 11 years ago (after which we were hooked on cruising), we are now ... Read more
Srandaz2
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
1 helpful vote
I will begin this review by saying we are not fly by night cruisers or first timers – our latest cruise on the Serenade was our fourth RCCL cruise with 5 cruises total under our belts. We have sailed on Oasis – Freedom and ... Read more
Cruisethemoon
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2014
I've read a lot of reviews about this ship prior to our departure so I was prepared for some not-so-perfect adventures. Firstly, the ship is beautiful. I mean drop dead awesomely beautiful. I have never been on any ship like it before. ... Read more
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