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596 Royal Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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germanfflyer
Member Since 2005
1 review
425 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The ship already looks very run down after only a few month - the carpets the chairs - general facilities are showing a lot of tear and wear already The cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired. The materials used to build this ship ... Read more
SarasotaPro
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just returned from Spain on the 13n transatlantic cruise on Harmony of the Seas. Normally do not write a lot of reviews but read some others on HOTS and thought i should offer some thoughts. First, we have been on over half of RCs ... Read more
ab Cushner
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
For a maiden crossing , the ship was well prepared. Embarkation was professional. Royal brought in their best employees. The steward knew his job and was very helpfull. The dining staff ALL over the ship was polite and also did a ... Read more
Bucky63
Member Since 2006
21 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation: We arrived early at the Port of Barcelona and were checked in quickly and efficiently. We could not board until 12:00 noon so we waited in the port facilities. Out stateroom was available at 1:00 PM. Overall the check-in ... Read more
tomwins
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
448 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We sailed from Civitavecchia on a short three nghts to get to Barcelona before a 13 night sailing across the Atlantic (TA) to Miami. Just off the Florida coast we met up with Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas for a photo op. We ... Read more
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fjtota
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
After a month long trip thru Europe, my wife and I were looking forward to our second cruise aboard the Brilliance of the sea from Barcelona, Spain to Tampa, Florida. Having cruise on her back in 2003, we always talked about how beautiful ... Read more
dookeofearl
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We finished our European touring with this cross Atlantic sailing. Our cabin (3560) was very quiet, very clean, great location and our cabin steward was excellent. The ship was clean throughout and We were happy to see the ... Read more
Texas Traveler 4
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
I joined my best friend, her mother, and her mother's best friend on this cruise. They were all repeat transatlantic cruisers, but this was my first time being recently retired. Our trip started with 5 days in Barcelona, a city that I ... Read more
kedick01
Member Since 2007
1 review
427 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was one of the best we have taken with Royal and we have over 50 cruises with them. It was our first transatlantic and the staff went all out. The CD Clo and her staff were wonderful. We had excellent entertainment every ... Read more
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
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SbbquilterUT
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Starting in the beautiful city of Barcelona was lovely - spent three days prior to boarding exploring, enjoying the architecture, food and friendly people. Monday morning we walked to the Rambla flower stalls to find a bouquet for our ... Read more
MarthaY
Member Since 2001
1 review
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Some areas of the ship are nice, such as the Schooner bar, the Colonny club, the theatre but seats in other areas are old fashioned and show age. The Atrium, where many activities took place is small, also, there is a bar there where night ... Read more
chris_kelowna
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
456 forum posts
We booked this Transatlantic cruise while on the Allure Transatlantic last year. In Barcelona we stayed at the Ciutat del Prat hotel. Very convenient as they pick you up from the airport, provide a lovely breakfast, and take you to the ... Read more
diacar58
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
This was our first 14 day trip and it was very good. From the excellent, fast embarkation in Barcelona to the speedy disembarkation in Tampa, rarely were we held up for things that Royal Caribbean could control. The service staff in ... Read more
kcsails2
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Nice ship with attentive crew. Specialty restaurants, Chopps and Giovanni's were great as usual. We never eat in the dining room, as all we ever get is the 8:30 PM seating, so the alternatives are important. Windjammer and the afternoon ... Read more
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sengsational
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I'll start right out with the negative: RCL wasn't quite "Brilliant" enough to completely contain the sewer gas. My cabin and a few hallways had a little too much smell for my, admittedly sensitive, nose. But this is a 4 out of ... Read more
mrsmacadam
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of its very different itinerary which included Copenhagen as a starting point, 2 ports in Norway, 3 in Iceland, Halifax, and, finally Boston. We had had such a wonderful first-time transAtlantic experience with ... Read more
Sockie
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
348 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Entertainment was excellent. Several service issues that needed to be addressed as there were a lot of new employees being trained on this sailing for Harmony of the Seas. Disappointed to see more increase in charges at specialty ... Read more
Elaj
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Transatlantic cruise was smoother than I thought with an older ship. The cabin was very clean, just a complaint that on the 7th deck, you cannot see down to the water due to the roof on the lifeboats, which is not designated as even ... Read more
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bluebeast
Member Since 2010
1 review
16 forum posts
Iceland was the new destination. And it was great. Glad we went. We had an extra day in Copenhagen. However we had a bad screw-up with their air department. At this time I don't recommend using OVC air department. The hotel we ... Read more
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pleasehelp
Member Since 2010
1 review
34 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We originally chose this cruise to see the Northern Lights & the Faroe Islands. The Northern lights were a bust (not the ship's fault) but the Faroe Islands were mysteriously cancelled by Royal with no explanation. The dining on the ... Read more
psychokitty
Member Since 2014
1 review
89 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because of the 4 days / 3 ports in Iceland and were not disappointed in our choice. The pre-cruise stay in Copenhagen was enjoyable and enjoyed the city tour and canal bout ride (arranged via Expedia) Even though ... Read more
July4
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
324 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We originally booked the TA cruise because we wanted to see Iceland and try a TA. Six months later we decided that is we were flying across the pond we would add the Norway Fjords cruise to it. We enjoyed both locations. Unfortunately ... Read more
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NV-Joe
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise was for my wife and I on our 25th wedding anniversary. Neither of us had ever traveled to Europe. This repositioning Trans-Atlantic Cruise seemed perfect, and for the most part it was. This was our second time on Royal ... Read more
flowyogafaith
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
At the age of 63 it was time to embark on a new journey. As a child I traveled with my family, as a young woman I ventured to a beach resort with some other friends, as a married woman I traveled with my husband and as a single mother to ... Read more
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