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TB and TP
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
0 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 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
0 forum posts
0 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 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
1,073 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
9 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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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honest traveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Before departure: the port where we left in Fort Lauderdale is poorly maintained. Almost 4.000 people on a line to get in the ship and two filthy bathrooms that not even cockroaches would like to visit there. Expect a long line and about ... Read more
Jimx2inDC
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
As a Diamond Plus member I am very loyal to the brand and obviously love the experience on Royal over others. I have also been on the last 3 newest ships within their first 3 or 4 months. I recall a few food issues on Allure and a bag that ... Read more
sailingaway89
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Here’s my review of the December 27th sailing. Just letting everyone know in advance that it is a little long, as I am trying to include every detail I can think of to help those of you who are traveling on her in the future however, ... Read more
sunshinechgo
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
805 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was our 13th cruise during Xmas/New Years. This year we did Xmas week. We arrived in San Juan on Saturday a day before our departure. I received an email prior saying we needed to arrive no earlier than 1pm. We left the hotel about ... Read more
wrbenton
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me first say that we have cruised out of every cruise port in Florida on alomost every cruise line and I have to say that the embarkation from Port Everglades on this ship was one of the smoothest we have ever encountered. That does ... Read more

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ddpe
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
286 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
In 2013, we sailed on RCCL with the Freedom of the Seas for New Year's Eve and had a wonderful experience. Therefore, we booked the Brilliance of the Seas for New Year's this year and invited additional family members. The result was a ... Read more
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egalfanatic
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was my first sailing with Royal Caribbean and compared to Carnival this ship lacked a few things but over all it was a good time. We had the my time dinning option which given the chance i will not do again. I like the consistency of ... Read more
brutusbucknut
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised for the fourth time the week of Christmas on Freedom of the Seas. We have cruised other lines as well as other RC ships. Honestly, if this had been my first cruise it would have probably been my one and only. This was not the ... Read more
ExplorerofSeas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I took cruise on the “Quantum of the Seas” from Bayonne, NJ. (Dec 22- Dec 27, 2014). Being a Loyal customer to Royal Caribbean I wanted to love this new Quantum of the Seas Ship that just came out as it was promoted as being ... Read more
swarshaw
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the first time we have sailed RCCL. This was my 12th cruise and over the past 22 years I have sailed on NCL, Princess and Carnival. The ship is elegantly designed, beautiful and amazing! It never felt crowded to us (wife, 17 yr. ... Read more

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