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Royal Caribbean Cruises

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Harmony of the Seas

Message from Royal Caribbean International

Moments on vacation with loved ones and fellow travelers have made it unmistakably clear that creating memories with others is part of what makes travel worthwhile. At the heart of cruising with Royal Caribbean has always been a sense of community -- among our guests, crew and local partners. That feeling of community will be there when we’re back together. We’ll soon sail again, committed and ready to deliver memorable vacations.

Michael Bayley

Michael Bayley

President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International

About Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean emphasizes the "wow" factor with the most high-tech fun at sea on most, but not all, its cruise ships. Boasting surf and skydive simulators, rock climbing walls and mini-golf, plus Broadway-style shows and several onboard eateries, this family-friendly line sails all over the world.

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Rhapsody of the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas

14 Night
Ultimate Caribbean CruiseDetails

1,481 Reviews
Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Dec 4, 2022
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Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas

9 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

707 Reviews
Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas

11 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

2,796 Reviews
Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
May 1, 2023
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Rhapsody of the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas

7 Night
Southern Caribbean AdventureDetails

1,481 Reviews
Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 2, 2023
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5 Night
Western Caribbean CruiseDetails

2,004 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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8 Night
Pacific Coastal CruiseDetails

1,211 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Sep 29, 2023
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7 Night
Alaska Glacier CruiseDetails

501 Reviews
Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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12 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

1,612 Reviews
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 22, 2023
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5 Night
Western Caribbean CruiseDetails

2,174 Reviews
Leaving:Galveston
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jan 23, 2023
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Ensenada CruiseDetails

2,252 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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5 Night
Bermuda CruiseDetails

2,591 Reviews
Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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17 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

1,520 Reviews
Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 4, 2023
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8 Night
Southern Caribbean HolidayDetails

1,481 Reviews
Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Dec 26, 2022
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4 Night
Western Caribbean CruiseDetails

2,174 Reviews
Leaving:Galveston
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Alaska Glacier CruiseDetails

707 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Royal Caribbean Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Royal Caribbean cruise ships?

For the most part, Royal Caribbean ships that sail from the United States attract a wide variety of North American passengers, mostly between the ages of 30 and 55 on the seven-night and shorter cruises, and 50 and over on cruises longer than seven nights. Seven-night and shorter cruises are also popular with families, especially during American school vacation periods, when the ships will often be at filled at well past double capacity and carrying more than a thousand kids.

Cruises from the U.K. -- as well as Mediterranean, Asia and Australia cruises -- attract a significant number of locals from each area, as well as Royal Caribbean's usual North Americans.

Do I have to dress up on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

Royal Caribbean's dress code is casual during the day; at night there's either casual, smart-casual or formal dress code depending on the schedule. Casual attire includes jeans and collared shirts for men and sundresses or pants with blouses for women; smart-casual means collared shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, or pantsuits; and on formal nights, suits and ties, tuxedos, cocktail dresses or evening gowns are expected. If you want to avoid dressing up altogether on any night, the extensive Windjammer Cafe is always casual dress.

Caps, tank tops and bathing suits are never allowed in the main dining room or specialty restaurants; shorts are not permitted during dinner and footwear is always required.

Is everything free on Royal Caribbean cruises?

No. Royal Caribbean ships really vary in terms of complimentary dining, with the main dining room and huge Windjammer Cafe as constants. Coffee, tea, milk, lemonade and a few other beverages are available without cost at all times, as well. Most specialty restaurants carry an additional charge, but there are options that are free, including pizza, the Boardwalk Dog House, the Park Cafe (on select ships) and more, depending on the ship. Ice cream, scooped at mealtimes and from machines in between (apart from Ben & Jerry's) is also free. Other dining choices with additional cost run the gamut from Asian to a steakhouse, deli and Mexican and Italian restaurants. Room service carries a $7.95 cost per order, with the exception of Continental breakfast.

What are Royal Caribbean’s most popular activities?

The main pool areas are a magnet onboard any Royal Caribbean ship, as is the peaceful adults-only Solarium. Cruisers line up for the most adrenaline-pumping activities, whether to surf the FlowRider or try out new experiences from simulated skydiving and ice skating to bumper cars and escape rooms.

Broadway shows (on the ships that have them) are also quite popular and fill up any night they're on offer. Equally as in demand are the high-flying and diving acrobatics of the AquaTheater and the ice-skating shows on the Freedom- and Voyager-class ships.

Why go with Royal Caribbean?

  • Onboard fun includes FlowRider surf simulators and rock climbing walls
  • Has two private islands in the Caribbean and Bahamas: Labadee and Perfect Day at CocoCay
  • Sails wide range of itineraries to countries across six continents

Best for: Groups, couples and families who like (very) big ships with a vast amount of entertainment, day and night

Not for: Those who are after a quiet, intimate, small-ship experience; gourmands; couples avoiding kids

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Great Cruise if you don’t plan on eating

The food was really bad at all of the dining included with the cruisThe only good meals are those that you pay extra for.The Windjammer smells bad and the food is terrible.Read More
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Bdubya

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

"WONDER" Has Plenty of Room for Improvement.

The Breakfast Vegetable Bowl served in the Main Dining Room was just awful; my request for a "well-done" egg was ignored, resulting in a runny mess on top of the overcooked, bland vegetables underneath.We chose the Wonder of the Seas because we are Royal Caribbean fans who mostly like to sail on newer and Oasis-class ships, as well as the convenience of Port Canaveral.Read More
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Cruising Right Along

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Lots to See & Do

It would be nice to have a grid on one screen of the shows you’re interested in, then give you the ability to select which time slots you want.Add time and distance to next port to the TV map feature.Read More
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honeyb085

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Worst cruise ever

To make up for the bad room service, they sent me 4 chocolate strawberry about the size of my thumb nail.The main dining room service is very slow about an average of 2 1/2 to 3 hours, and the food is awful.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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