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wardo657
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Family Cruise 2017 Selected as other family members wanted to do Royal and it was for 3 family member's birthdays. To put it mildly my wife and I were very disappointed by Royal in so many ways. We have been on Disney, NCL, ... Read more
Jeffiro
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The overall quality in RYI for the Asian market is quickly going downhill. Already the quality in this market is significantly lower than other markets served by RYI. Even within this market there is definite degradation from that of 2 ... Read more
joelmw
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Came back to Royal Caribbean because of prior cruise. Food and service was excellent. Island activities well planned. Deluxe drink package a must and well used. Only problem was with our cabin. We were not happy with vile odors coming from ... Read more
kjbowweezy2
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
The staff was great. Everything on the boat closes after 1:30 which sucked. for my prev cruises there was always a 24 resturrant, ice cream and pizza. And also the room service after midnight cost for the delivery. The boat was a smallest ... Read more
Starchild7804
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I am a diamond member and usually enjoy cruising with RCCL. On this cruise, my wife and I did not get any sleep because of loud banging (construction) going on below our cabin. The Director of Housing was attentive and immediately changed ... Read more
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Partygail
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We signed up because 16 of my husbands friends were taking this trip as a 70th birthday celebration. I had not cruised out of Galveston before and was a bit wary , as the prices were so low, I did not have high expectations regarding ... Read more
RICHO42
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our last opportunity to experience "Legend Of The Seas" before she was transferred over to The Thompson Group. My wife and I loved sailing on this vessel - three times last year alone - and needless to say we are sorry ... Read more
lyndame
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I selected this cruise for its newness and to see first hand what it would be like to cruise on a ship of this size. Even though the size was impressive and overwhelming, we sometimes found ourselves in the elevators by ... Read more
jseash
Member Since 2005
1 review
413 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to experience a large ship cruise. Our only disappointments were the lack of anything decent to watch on TV before going to bed, no ice routinely in our cabin. Our balcony cabin was ... Read more
Travelin people
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Left Tampa on Rhapsody of The Sea for 7 day cruise to some great ports. We did this cruise because we live an hour from Tampa, and could be dropped off, and picked up by a relative, and didn't have to pay for parking. This was my first ... Read more
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Fun Times 2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
26 forum posts
I had never been to Australia/New Zealand. This cruise was only New Zealand and most ports were just like big American cities. Didn't see any cool animals. Shopping wasn't very good. I even went to a dollar store where nothing was a ... Read more
twigstansel
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Love cruising in January and February. This ship is fantastic and with 12 elevators on each end, we did not have to wait much. The shows are unbelievable. We saw Grease twice and the performers were really good. We love the port at ... Read more
Jacq2010
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Embarkation - very efficient! Our check in time was scheduled for 11.30am, we were on board at 11.40am. Their statement of kerb to ship in 10 minutes was true. Very well organised which it needs to be when around 4,000 people are boarding. ... Read more
crochetqueen
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed January 2017
Booked this cruise because we wanted to experience the ship. Will never go on such a large ship again. Will stick to smaller ship of about 2000 passengers. Food in one of the free restaurants was RAW on one side. They were beef strips. I ... Read more
Lost4words
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
147 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this short cruise as I needed the points to take me up to Diamond Plus and I live only an hour away from Tampa. The things I liked about the Brilliance is the Diamond lounge. Its great to have a place I can go and have a coffee and ... Read more
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cthom
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
22 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
we did this same cruise on the quantum 2 years ago and expected about the same and we got it right; we cruise for the ports as we have visited them many times; we know the shops and the beaches and they were all lovely; short time in san ... Read more
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dancegran
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because of the islands it was going to and it being berthed in NJ. We loved the ship and the entertainment was great. The food just average except for Wonderland which was fantastic. I never thought I could afford a ... Read more
Anna43
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it left from Bayonne. We tend to cruise on smaller ships. Embarkation and disembarkation went quickly. The terminal has a place indoors to wait for transportation after the cruise. Our cabin was an ... Read more
polney
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The staff on the Empress were very friendly, helpful and informative. I am glad we traveled with them and will travel with them again soon. I DO RECOMMEND purchasing the drink packages (if you're going to drink more than four drinks a ... Read more
cotonj
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Having never been on a brand new ship, we did the 5 nights to Tasmania to experience it. Walking on board was full of "wow" moments, the kids water park, the North Star, Seaplex complex with the dodgem cars, we definitely want to ... Read more
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Janis H.P.
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
6 of us cruiser friends went on this 11 day cruise to 6 islands on the beautiful Serenade of The Seas. Captain Olsen is up-beat, funny, positive, informative and a delight to listen to. Our cabin steward, Donis, always 'went the ... Read more
kwjc
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
The ship is fairly new so everything is in good working condition, clean and looks well. It is big, good and bad. Good is very stable during cruising. Bad is the long walk between the front and back ends where the theater and restaurants ... Read more
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Vidmar
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Just returned from the Tassie cruise (23 – 28 Jan) and I wanted to comment on our experience (having noted some negative feedback from others on the NZ trip) We are seasoned travellers although this is only our 2nd cruise ... Read more
Pool Chef
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were with a group of over 300 on this cruise, most of us seasoned cruisers , who wanted to experience the wonders of this ship.It is large, the neighborhoods are very interesting, and the entertainment was top shelf. Our balcony ... Read more
Murphy007
Member Since 2012
1 review
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This is the first cruise that I didn't go to a specialty restaurant. We booked Chops but after reviewing menu in main dining room we cancelled our reservation. I always wanted to do an Oasis class ship and now it's out of my system. I do ... Read more
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