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3,058 Royal Caribbean Miami Cruise Reviews
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mrlittlejohn
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Embarkation: went well About ship: small, can have more personal feel About our cabin: about 70% of the size of my previous line, same category cabin About cabin bathroom: VERY small, shower area was tiny. Even our friends’ ... Read more
teachin23
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
The ship is old. Most of the staff is ambivalint to their job and service. There were very few staff members who seemed to enjoy or complete there job correctly. Skip Chops, service was a nightmare. We didn't even have a waiter to ... Read more
jamesmay125
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We love cruising on Royal Caribbean. This was our 5th time (maybe our last). We ended up on a ship that was small and unfortunately had 1000+ college kids with all you can drink packages. If you wanted a drink, be prepared to stand in ... Read more
wtwi224
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation both went very smoothly- this was about the only positive of this entire week. The Empress of the Seas is an older ship and shows its age quite clearly. Despite the ship's recent refurbishment, there is ... Read more
MrAverage
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise mainly because I sailed Empress 21 years ago (then "Nordic Empress") and I wanted to see how the fair lady was doing. In some ways, I was disappointed. Despite sailing during spring break with hundreds of ... Read more
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danamelnic
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Have enjoyed our trip with the exception of the fact that 80% was booked by college students on Spring break and many times they were acting inappropriately. We were there as a family with 2 young kids and so had to explain a lot of their ... Read more
ober134
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
89 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this trip because of dates, long stop at Key West, and the price (we got a very nice deal). Had a family and friends group with us, and most of them were newbies who wanted to try a short cruise. Me and DH have cruised fairly ... Read more
Fuzzy194262
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
The ship may be small but kept clean, the staff super friendly, and always willing to hep. The dining room is set up so you feel you are dining in style, they have a complimentary Brunch on the Day at Sea, it was very well done, free ... Read more
hip2hip
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the time frame and we wanted to go to Key West. The bartenders were extremely slow especially when we had a full cruise. The pool is also too small to accommodate all the passengers. As well as the day at ... Read more
Tuffy Katt
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was a family cruise of 11 family and 5 friends of granddaughter. When we went to the pier to board there was no one to take our luggage. No porters. Asked the first of many as to where to take my luggage and everyone pointer so we went ... Read more
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Vegaslovesbeach
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our trip had an auspicious beginning. We had elected to stay at the Intercontinental Miami and were thrilled at our reception, our accommodations, and the staff every step of the way. We enjoyed every moment of our two night stay here. ... Read more
warriorforkids
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
14 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We went on the cruise with a small group. Because we have went on several cruises in the past, we were able to know what to expect, and where this particular cruise stacked up in regards to others. It is solidly at the very bottom of the ... Read more
dennis-in-ct
Member Since 2014
1 review
43 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The cruise director - Carlos Torres - was one of two BEST directors. For me, he tied with Matt Mitcham on Carnival. The cabin steward Manuel for our cabin was outstanding. THANK YOU to all the talent and performers. The live music was ... Read more
pakurtin
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Pier check-in was a nightmare! Took two hours standing in lines. Unknown to my wife and I, who are in our fifties, this cruise was marketed to college spring breakers. The overwhelming majority of the cruisers were 21 years old. Three ... Read more
Barnkitty
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
7 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I travel with my husband, all our children, grandchildren and brother, and sometimes his children- so anywhere from 2 to 21 people at a time. This time there were 8, from 11 to 75. This was our second cruise on Royal Caribbean, our first ... Read more
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Cruise Girl Forever
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
1,333 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise for the ship, itinerary, and great price. Flew in a day early and stayed at the Majestic in south beach. The following morning called uber and headed to port. Embankment: we arrived about 12:30 and so did ... Read more
Corwilco
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because I wanted to sail on these specific dates on a 5 day cruise. It also seemed to be good value for the price. I was aware it was the smallest ship, had a small pool and would not have so much to offer as the ... Read more
melbarb
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Don't expect much on this ship if you are A Diamond or above member for get togethers,food as you may be accustomed to with having Diamond Lounges.Considering the amount of money and Cruises you take to get to that level I wonder if they ... Read more
bryanem
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
The review on this ship is wrong in that there are "plenty of loungers". Actually there are but at least 1/2 of them are saved, only on days at port you can find a lounger, forget it on sea days. Dinners in dining room are ... Read more
shesha01
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Let's face it, it's pretty hard to compare an older smaller ship to the classes of ships we've previously sailed on namely Voyager and Freedom class ships. On the whole it was enjoyable for my wife and I but we did not bring our two teen ... Read more
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firegal2539
Member Since 2013
12 reviews
1,227 forum post
6 helpful votes
Arrived at the Port of Miami around 1230 pm. The check in was Eazy Peazy. There was no one in Terminal H. Even the check in reps were commenting on how few people there were. Around 1245 I was on the ship and was told the rooms ... Read more
sr1958
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Cruised w a group of friends. My cabin was very comfy and it seemed perfect. However, some of the ship (like public restrooms) were a bit worn and missing parts, chipped in some places, and cleaning rags were left in restrooms, which is ... Read more
musman
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Miami cruise port First of all, if you are driving, the Miami traffic is very congested. We got into Miami at 9:30 am Allow 1/2 to 1 hour extra time. After checking all the reviews for parking and shuttles, I recommend paying the ... Read more
PLL8
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Chose cruise for itinerary first week & second week was just to complete our back to back cruise. Ship was very clean. Crew was friendly & helpful. Cabin steward kept our room vety clean & was also friendly & helpful. ... Read more
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sarvin4
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
28 forum posts
15 helpful votes
On February 17, 2017, my husband and I sailed on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas for a 9 day Southern Caribbean cruise. This would be our 18th cruise and our third with RCCL. As always, we fly in a day early, and this time stayed ... Read more
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