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harrispartyof5
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
This was a great cruise, got a great price and the ship was awesome! We were on the Allure in May, this ship was just a scaled back version to us. 4300+ passengers, but big enough to not feel crowded, and not overwhelming. We docked next ... Read more
epcopres
Member Since 2012
1 review
312 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it had been a few years since we had been on a cruise since we are new parents. We wanted a shorter cruise and didnt want to be away from our little one too long. This was Freedom of the Seas final Port ... Read more
brianlarsen
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We have been on 15 cruises previously, mostly with RRC or Celebrity. We wanted and liked the 2 or 3 days at sea on both ends of the cruise. Its really relaxing to "book-end" your itinerary with days at sea. It also ... Read more
SandyDann
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Went last year on Liberty of the Sea and had a fabulous time so we wanted to go on another cruise with Royal Caribbean again. The ship is new, clean, gorgeous art work, delicious food, wonderful personnel who always were helpful. Our ... Read more
garyrobertsd
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We had cruised on the Empress in July and enjoyed it It might be a small ship but it has a big heart. Our room attendant was attentive to our needs and we only had to ask once for something and it was there everyday. Windjamer had good ... Read more
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sail2day
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
202 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I booked this cruise as a short getaway during the Halloween weekend. I ended up reserving a "run of the ship" outside cabin. We were assigned an outside cabin on deck 2 at the bow of the ship. The cabin was compact, but well ... Read more
SamuelClemens
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise, so we had nothing to compare it to. The unfortunate timing of the rough waters made it pretty much suck. Being the smallest ship, it rocked back and forth and up and down 24/7. Which ruined any excitement or ... Read more
avgsuperheroine
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
59 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We've done this itinerary before on the Majesty, and since then have gone on three Disney cruises. We love how much less expensive Royal is so we thought we'd give it another go. Some of what happened wasn't anyone's fault, you can't ... Read more
tommyhov
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The fare was reasonably priced. The food in the dining room was not hot and was not very tasty. The selection and quality of the food left a lot to be desired. It was overcooked. The shows were okay. Cabin accommodation was deceiving. The ... Read more
mashelley
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 3rd T/A and 17th cruise with RCCL; we have had some excellent experiences, but this is the best so far. Beautiful ship and a wonderful crew. As with most things it is all about leadership; Captain Gus is far more than a nice ... Read more
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happyiam
Member Since 2011
1 review
226 forum posts
1 helpful vote
When we were looking for a ship to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, we knew we wanted a Royal Caribbean ship. We had sailed on the Oasis for our 25th and decided to downsize to check it out. We loved the Freedom of the Seas. It is ... Read more
JackAndPatti
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the ship not the destination. It turned out to be our favorite ship by far. We stayed on the 9th deck in a balcony, which was meticulously maintained by our steward. The layout of the ship was fabulous. In the ... Read more
Cindy9271
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We drove from Boston to Ft Lauderdale and stayed at the Universal Palms Hotel in Ft Lauderdale. (Hotel was mediocre--in desperate need of updating room, carpet was fraying and mold on the lampshades) 20 minute drive to Port ... Read more
billva58
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
First of all, the crew is awesome. They go out of their way to make you happy. That said, there were issues. The ship is very old and it shows. The showers are almost unusable, very tiny. The beds were not comfortable and the pillows ... Read more
vagolferbob
Member Since 2014
1 review
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The cruise director and staff did an excellent job of keeping us entertained and activities/events moving. The headliner shows for the most part were perfect with only one magic act uneven in his performance. The food in the dining room ... Read more
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EiEiMarkO
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Hubby and I chose this short get away to use some points and celebrate our 17th anniversary. Our anniversary was back in August so we were using the Anniversary as a rouse to get away without our 12 and 15 year olds. It worked. This was ... Read more
2tdenise2
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
25 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This cruise was chosen to celebrate our wedding anniversary, pricing fluctuated until final pay-off date, I was able to call and receive reductions as I saw reductions. After final pay-off, a 'military rate' was offered resulting in ... Read more
MrsB05
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
2,519 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
Since we live in FL, we typically sail out of one of her ports. However, I really wanted to try this class of ship so I talked the DH into it. It didn't hurt that we got a really nice deal on our Spa JS (of course, we booked it in March ... Read more
shayronis
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We cruised on Empress of the seas which is one of the smaller ships but the experience was terrific. Everyone from the room attendant to the people in the spa to the bartenders and food servers are so friendly and welcoming, we could not ... Read more
dawoz
Member Since 2007
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Embarkation: Singapore was a mess. Thousands of people waiting around to get on. I couldn't help asking myself "have these people done this before". Things just seemed unorganized. In all, we were over 3 hours late ... Read more
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Unkagabi
Member Since 2006
1 review
27 forum posts
Of several TAs we have done over the years, this was one of the best. Our reasons were many: 1) So many nice touches were done for the passengers by the hotel director and other management, e.g. gift hats received, multiple raffles ... Read more
allongjr
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I choose this cruise to celebrate my 64th birthday. It was my first cruise so I was very excited to get underway. We embarked from Galveston, which was a great city, after having a nice meal at the Mediterranean Restaurant. ... Read more
Bootle Buck
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
109 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to try Harmony before she relocated to US. So glad that we took this opportunity. When we booked only "Guaranteed" cabins were available so we took a chance and booked a Balcony cabin. ... Read more
charlesetta
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is not our first cruise with RCCL but tis is the worst.customer service was unprofessional did not meet our needs out of 4000 passengers there were only 15 international yet the shore excursions we only for 15 english speaking and ... Read more
nemonikh
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was the first cruise for my wife and me. Based on a large number of online recommendations, we decided to go for a 7-day cruise and it was definitely a good call -- anything less would have made the 1st experience feel too short. ... Read more
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