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413 Royal Caribbean Holiday Cruise Reviews
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sunshinechgo
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
907 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
ddpe
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
292 forum posts
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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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ExplorerofSeas
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
RCI13
Member Since 2014
1 review
The Explorer of the Seas is a Voyager class ship of Royal Caribbean International. Explorer of the Seas is a large ship that measures 138,000 GT. Overall, Explorer of the Seas is a big ship, but also an old ship. Let's start off with the ... Read more
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TonyL128
Member Since 2014
1 review
151 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
This is my 7th cruise and 4th with RCI. This is my first time on the Adventure of the Seas, but my second on a Voyager class. The other RCI I've been on was the Allure. We arrived in San Juan the Friday before embarkation because this was ... Read more
Harbor1492
Member Since 2008
16 reviews
Sailed December 2014
Navigator of the Seas, December 21 – 28, 2014 Route: Seven day cruise: Galveston-Cozumel-George Town-Falmouth-Galveston. 1. General Comments: A pleasant Christmas cruise. We are regular cruisers and were last on this ship in ... Read more
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petals356
Member Since 2013
1 review
Where to begin? Being seasoned cruisers and having done the Radiance last year,we had a couple of expectations surrounding this cruise. Beautifully refurbished ship,Christmas happy people all having a nice time....Wrong!! We and a group ... Read more
rscottbailey
Member Since 2015
1 review
My extended family (10 total, ages from mid-70s to early teens) decided to celebrate the holidays somewhere warm where nobody had to host. Most of us were first-time cruisers, although my parents have taken numerous river cruises on much ... Read more
CarolFrau
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
This Vision of the Seas cruise, Dec. 20-27, 2014 was only our 2nd cruise (first was on Holland America 2013 thanks to my generous mother-in-law). I loved that this was about the same size ship (about 2K Pax and 800 crew) compared to our ... Read more
pmmr
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
This was our first time sailing with RCCL having sailed several times previously with HAL and Princess. We caught a great deal for Christmas week with Royal, so decided it was worth it to give it a try, especially when travelling as a ... Read more
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DanWilJr
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Last fall after visiting Universal Studios for a week my wife who is a big Harry Potter fan wanted to go back for Christmas however after checking prices and deciding that the park would be too crowded. We decided to take a cruise and ... Read more
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pek1098
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
Will this was my second time on the The Rhapsody and 4th time with RCCL and I must say that I was VERY disappointed. RCCL to save on cost have changed a few things around and I feel not for the better. Basically they were more like a P ... Read more
Mariangrove
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
I have just returned from a Christmas cruise on Voyager of the Seas to the South Pacific To say it was a disappointment is putting it mildly. The food in the main restaurant was of such poor standard that most people opted for the ... Read more
Jacs
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
735 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean, but our first from Australia. We have previously done a European Cruise on a Voyager Class and a trans Pacific with Celebrity Cruises. Boarding was straight forward, we arrived at about 1pm ... Read more
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DFWMel
Member Since 2013
1 review
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is my DH's and my 7th cruise and my kids 6th cruise. We loved the ship and staff.....definitely one of the best. Now, Grandpa and Grandma like smaller ships, so for them this ship was too big. Pro's: Beautiful details (ie., Central ... Read more
hanoudi
Member Since 2014
1 review
25 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
I don't consider us as experienced cruisers since this is our our 3rd cruise only. Please take this into consideration. We have previously cruised on Disney Dream and the Norwegian Epic. We were a group of 26 people in 7 staterooms (all ... Read more
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Georgeny
Member Since 2008
21 reviews
317 forum posts
I am mid 60's, wife late 50's, this was RCL cruise 14 of 63 past cruises. Started 1984 seen plenty of changes so it wasn't just that cruising is changing. This is simply changes that change the whole previous concept. Embarkation: Looked ... Read more
Marza
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
The enticing itinerary of Roatan, Cozumel and Costa Maya, was the reason we chose this cruise departing from Tampa. The port stops were lovely and we had some great excursions including cave tubing, zip lining from 9 platforms, horseback ... Read more
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trendyp
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
We have just returned from our holiday aboard Voyager Of The Seas and it was outstanding. The food was varied and delicious, with a different menu every night. The service was personal and outstanding.We had 2 waiters (Imade and Leo) who ... Read more
crowleycruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were very excited to join the royal loyal following of RCI only to be met with disappointment after disappointment on this, our first (and possibly last) cruise with RCI. This was not only the Christmas cruise but it was our honeymoon ... Read more
Jimbohio
Member Since 2014
1 review
Our room steward was silent and unseen. That was strangely neat! The dining staff in The Windjammer were VERY accommodating! I have been cruising since the early 90's and I can truly say that it (cruising) has changed dramatically. We are ... Read more
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