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406 Royal Caribbean Holiday Cruise Reviews

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RCI13
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
57 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
15 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
petals356
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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CarolFrau
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
pek1098
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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Jacs
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
733 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Georgeny
Member Since 2008
19 reviews
309 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
6 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
krazy_dave
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
563 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the December 2nd nine night cruise, Southern Caribbean with stops at Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and Labadee. Embarkation-We arrived early, around 10. There was a bit of a line, and they started getting us through screening and ... Read more
cocobella18
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
My family and I recently went on a cruise on Voyager of the Seas to New Zealand, leaving the 9th December from Sydney and returning on the 20th of December. This is our second cruise with Caribbean, the first being on Rhapsody of the Seas, ... Read more

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indyslf
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My daughter, her friend, and I took the RCI Southern Caribbean cruise for Christmas. (Dec. 20-27). Our ports of call were St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, Martinique, Barbados. We loved each island, particularly the fact that they all ... Read more
MRB Cruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Royal Caribbean is still our preferred cruise line. However, Explorer of the Seas is in need of some attention and it is my understanding that the ship will go in for enhancements starting early spring. But, in general, the entertainment ... Read more
Gresha
Member Since 2007
1 review
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
In general is was a very nice cruise. The ships staff were wonderful. They were engaging and very friendly. The ship is very clean and looks great after the refurbishment earlier in 2014. For the most part the passengers were friendly and ... Read more
ggizzi
Member Since 2014
1 review
95 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a great cruise this December on Freedom. A child's life was saved and we made it home safely, with a loss of propulsion power. The ship was in great order otherwise. The staff were exceptional, and cruisers were friendly and polite. ... Read more
gailnjohn
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
My wife and I travelled with our family - children and grandchildren - we had cruised before but none of the others had.  The cruise was terrific in that the grandchildren were well catered for - food, entertainment, port activities - ... Read more

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