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3,012 Royal Caribbean Miami Cruise Reviews
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Lms120752
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Food was just so, so. Not enough variety almost the same everyday. Hot tubs were overrun by young kids eating food in them. By the third day this seem to be under control as signs were posted adults only. It would have be nice to have ... Read more
Bahamasrun
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
yes this ship is older. It could use a little refreshment in few places but I loved every part of it. It was the perfect size for our group. We could move around and had space to party everywhere we went. I loved the art fixtures ... Read more
altarrose
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
160 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My family and I are avid cruisers. We live across the country from each other and this Christmas decided to meet up by doing a big family cruise trip. My husband and I primarily cruise with NCL while my parents are prone to RCL. For this ... Read more
Cruiser6006
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
The departure was delayed by 2 hours in Miami. 4 days out of 5 the sea was rough and was not fun to be on the ship. Anyway, the crew tried to do everything to help the guests in their needs. Food and service was good, but since they ... Read more
FamiLynn
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We wanted to do our first family cruise as a Christmas present for our family of four. We didn't know enough to beware of a small ship- nor that there are some built before stabilizers were added. Lesson learned. I am taking Meclizine (the ... Read more
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Cupidlove01
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were highly skeptical of going on a cruise. So glad we did it anyways! We went to Cozumel and were planned for Costa Maya, but ended up not getting to go to Costa Maya, because of the storms. Excursion: We booked a Monster ... Read more
wendyfriend
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We took our adult sons (age 19 and 24) and the 4 of us had a great time! I saw many reviews that said the ship looked old and the bathrooms smelled like sewage. We experienced none of that! The ship was in great shape. Spoke to a couple ... Read more
dwickham1958
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We loved the coziness of the ship, not too big that you get lost but large enough to find romantic areas away from the crowds. Our wait staff in the main dining room was perfect. We looked forward to coming to dinner each night not only ... Read more
Daica
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Ship is small and ... no stabelizer. If you cruise in a slightly rough weather and easily to get motion sickness, this ship is not for you. I've been cruised few times and this was the worst cruise ever. I spent time sleeping through ... Read more
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mpersaud
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
It was a much smaller ship than others in the fleet, and probably slightly less luxurious. But service by staff met and exceeded our expectations. We were unfortunately met by bad weather at seas which made more than half the guests and ... Read more
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JASpillane
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Lack of good information regarding the necessary delay of the cruise after the tragedy in Ft. Lauderdale caused me to almost miss my cruise. The lack of details when booking the Chichen Itza shore excursion at Cozumel caused me to spend ... Read more
Vooglers
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This ship is VERY small - colloquially dubbed the "Runt of the Seas" on Cruise Critic. Unlike Holland America's Ryndam, the stabilizer on Empress of the Seas is insufficient for Western Caribbean routes in January resulting in ... Read more
seacruiserVA
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose Empress of the Seas because it was a great deal for us. We really enjoyed the service (dining, stateroom, entertainment staff) which was absolutely fantastic and top notch. The evening dining was the highlight of our trip - the ... Read more
yomongo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I am a price buyer and if they gave me all my money back and another free cruise on the Empress of the Sea, I would stay home. Take a big ship with lot's of dinning and snack choices. As an example Carnival has 3 to 4 choice of food ... Read more
copperglow53
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise because of the destination, length of cruise and the great deal. We had rough seas and very high waves. We never made it to our second port of Costa Maya, therefore, we spent one day in Cozumel and 4 days of rocky ... Read more
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KenDel
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I must first say my wife and I cruise at least twice a year. We've chosen RCL as our cruise line of preference. Living in Florida we have a lot of choices, and RCL has never disappointed us and currently we're Diamond Status. We been ... Read more
Computer Man
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Ports where what we expected.Went on one ship excursion to a beach in Curacau, and set up a fun one with Sonny Tours in Aruba. Sonny went off the tour several times to show us additional areas. Fun shows most nights. The ships shows ... Read more
barryod
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
1,296 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
For those reading this review, please understand that I write it from my perspective based on my experiences cruising. My wife and I booked this cruise based on the itinerary. We are retired and decided to drive from S.C. to Miami for ... Read more
adk0425
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
300 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Okay, background information about us: we're 40-something DINKS (for those not familiar with what a DINK is "double income, no kids", we have lots of hobbies and stay active and absolutely love cruising. Our main activity while ... Read more
ironm72
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
cruise was very nice. We really liked co co cay. I would go back to that island for sure. Staff was great . Oh and the brunch is to die for ..!!! Just wish it was every morning. The nassau was ok but not really that exciting. Of course ... Read more
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SeleneK
Member Since 2017
1 review
We received this cruise as a gift, but just the actual cruise. We spent quite a bit just traveling to Miami, and then all the little extras (like drink packages and tips). My husband and I had neither been on a cruise, and we booked this ... Read more
scorp56842
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of timing and last minute availability for booking. Ship was small, amenities limited and the crew is indifferent and uninformed. I rarely received an answer to a question on the first or even second try. This ... Read more
barbiecarlos
Member Since 2017
1 review
The ship really needs some major improvements! Cosmetic, food wise in the buffet was not the best in selection or quality. Rooms were hot and the piping in the bathroom smelled. The main entertainment needed to be more upbeat. Also, ... Read more
Vaehar
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Dinner was amazing service. Our server, Joao, was exemplary in his service, treated us very well. 10/10 experience at dinner and kept me going back every night instead of the buffet. Food selection was good and his recommendations were on ... Read more
annolev
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We booked a 3 night/2 day New Year cruise from Miami to the Bahamas...and it was fabulous! We were very skeptical reading all the mediocre reviews on this site; and learned last year, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a ... Read more
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