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2,809 Royal Caribbean Miami Cruise Reviews
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Jenwhw
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise for my husband and our two teenage girls:13 and 16. We had 2 inside cabins side by side, on deck 2. First off:we arrived at the port at 11am and were on board by 11:15 am, no joke!! We needed a short cruise due to ... Read more
MackenzieHB
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I just returned from a 4 night Royal Caribbean cruise on the Navigator of the Seas. It was such a terrible cruise experience. My family and I cruise a lot, mostly on on Carnival and Norwegian. We have taken one Royal Caribbean cruise ... Read more
antgonz
Member Since 2004
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
To qualify my rating of 4 stars I need to preface some items. The ship is showing its age even with the refurbishment earlier this year. - The windows in the Windjammer and other areas are aged and not the clearest in areas. ... Read more
tigerfanatics
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Pros: The Ship is amazing. There are 3 water slides and two dry slides, two flowriders, golf, ice skating, two rock climbing walls, zip line, merry go round, saltwater, chlorine, and sports pools, a bunch of hot tubs, lots of chairs. ... Read more
bcaha
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
86 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We wanted a short cruise and we were concerned about going on a "smaller" ship. We've only been on Voyager or larger. We were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the size of the Enchantment. We also thought it was well maintained. ... Read more
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Moodussnare
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We cruised November, 17 2016 from Port Miami. Being loyal Royal Caribbean cruisers we were looking to burn up some vacation time from work before the end of the year. When we found a great getaway deal for two on the Empress it seemed ... Read more
porcupine_shaver
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
we chose this cruise for the ports. Miami, Nassau, Cococay and Key west. We arrived at cococay early in the morning and it was raining. After 1.5 to 2 hours, an announcement was made that the seas were too rough and we would be departing ... Read more
Oliver22
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
After booking this cruise I was a little nervous after reading past reviews in august thru oct. A few were complaining that the ship needed a makeover stupid things like rust on the balcony and oak in the interior! The whole ship ... Read more
lhathon
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It's a small ship. Don't expect anything like ice rinks or movie theaters. Even though it was small it was fine for a couple that wants to get a quick break away. I have 4 kids and it they were there they would have been bored. Anyone with ... Read more
greenblue
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were trying out the cruise from our travel agent and loved the service and the cruise, this was a good Royal Caribbean cruise. The other cruises were less hospitable, but this Indian and Philippines hospitality crew was simply ... Read more
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Bwiley4
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have read negative reviews but would like to say we had a great time on this smaller, older ship! The crew was so nice and they work at keeping you happy! We were always doing something and we would cruise again with Royal Caribbean. ... Read more
karrisa49
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just let me say this to start with--a cruise is partly what you make of it. Don't set your expectations too high. If you are looking for things to complain about, you will find them. That being said, we really enjoyed the Empress of the ... Read more
Rileyles
Member Since 2016
1 review
We wanted a port intensive shorter cruise (i.e. No at sea days) and the Enchantment filled the bill with a long day into night in Nassau. We booked fairly last minute and got the last jr suite available. The pros were it's good size of ... Read more
iasameer786
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise trip and I felt very worried. From the moment that I selected Royal Caribbean International as the "go to" company, I found out that I made the right choice. From the online checking services to ... Read more
Crashed FSU
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
I'm a Diamond Plus member in Crown and Anchor. That's 175 nights on a royal caribbean ship. I'm 30 years old, and work in aviation. Just to give you a background on my perception. I knew The Empress of the Seas was the oldest ship in ... Read more
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hirro
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were highly disappointed with the quality of the Empress cruise. Rooms were very small, dirty, and bed linens had lots of rips. Directions on the cruise was lacking. During our snorkeling excursion in Nassau no one greeted us or told us ... Read more
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CruiseAddict2710
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
I wanted to surprise my mom for her birthday, however we got the surprise of our lives. The whole ship smelled like cesspool, the food was bland, horrible . We were duped into paying $17, under the pretense that we were being upgraded from ... Read more
Curvaceous
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Our adult children chose this cruise because they are taking their company staff on a Christmas cruse in December. We chose my time dining and made a reservation for the same time every evening. Our wait staff (the same ones every time) ... Read more
Wideglide
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Three friends and I took this cruise at the recommendation of a travel agent. And we had the greatest time. The staff of the Starlight Dining Room treated us like royalty. Milton and John were our servers and took care of our every whim ... Read more
DebraParmley
Member Since 2016
1 review
This four day cruise to Cozumel aboard the Empress of the Seas was a good value for the $. With one stop in Cozumel you can relax and enjoy the ship. Dining wait staff were wonderfully attentive. Clifford always made the best ... Read more
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Leoneg
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Being my 4th cruise in the past few years, and this being my first with Royal Caribbean I was kind of disappointed. My previous 3 cruises were with Carnival Cruise Line (Triumph, Magic & Dream ships), I wanted to try Royal Caribbean ... Read more
Frisbedog
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
If have cruised more than a dozen times with both Royal Caribbean and Carnival. This was the best cruise I have ever been on. Elvis-the cruise director-made this trip the best memory I could ever ask for. Most of the entertainment was ... Read more
striffkj
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our cabin steward, Basil, was phenomenal! Our room was extremely clean. Basil handled any request we made with attentiveness and the utmost efficiency. Mel, from maintenance repaired our cabin air conditioning to peak performance, in ... Read more
pakettle1957
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
rooms was clean and food was good, nice entertainment this was a nice 5 day cruise that was inexpensive port 1: Key West was a nice stop from Miami went to the butterfly museum port 2 : Cozumel Mexico tried the snorkel catamaram ... Read more
tommagee65
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We decided on this cruise based on price. We were pleasantly surprised by what a great time we had. The Ship The ship is small and easy to get around. The ship is very clean. Understanding the size and age of the ship, it was much ... Read more
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