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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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Explorer of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas

9 Night
Eastern Caribbean CruiseDetails

1,997 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Odyssey of the Seas
The two-level pool deck on Odyssey of the Seas (Image: Royal Caribbean)

6 Night
Western Caribbean & Perfect DayDetails

49 Reviews
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas

6 Night
Bermuda CruiseDetails

1,918 Reviews
Leaving:Baltimore
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Allure of the Seas
Allure of the Seas

8 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

3,043 Reviews
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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4 Night
Western Caribbean CruiseDetails

1,734 Reviews
Leaving:Galveston
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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9 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

695 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Sep 30, 2022
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5 Night
Bermuda CruiseDetails

2,155 Reviews
Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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7 Night
Perfect Day Bahamas CruiseDetails

3,699 Reviews
Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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5 Night
Western Caribbean CruiseDetails

1,734 Reviews
Leaving:Galveston
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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7 Night
Canada CruiseDetails

1,436 Reviews
Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Sep 25, 2022
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18 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

695 Reviews
Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 15, 2023
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7 Night
Boston To San Juan CruiseDetails

1,436 Reviews
Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 30, 2022
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5 Night
Bermuda CruiseDetails

1,918 Reviews
Leaving:Baltimore
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 29, 2022
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8 Night
Bermuda & Perfect Day CruiseDetails

1,285 Reviews
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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11 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

2,781 Reviews
Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
May 1, 2023
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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

Royal Caribbean International Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Never again

Took time out of the excursions/activities to sell us products even being pushy putting us in a closed rooms that felt like abduction.Seemed like the whole time they were pushing to sell products(mostly jewelry).Read More
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jackielurv

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Ship is WOW but Royal Caribbean is disappointing

In addition, if you are Decaf Coffee drinker, Not one of the three noted venues carries it.We purchased the beverage package for sodas, waters, juices, It also covers premium coffee, which are sold in three venues on the ship.Read More
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getawayfromitall

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Way too crowded.

A little too much salt some days but on the whole the variety was good and the quality OK, not great but OK.In general, the quality of music performers on the ship was not as good as usual and they played the music in Boleros WAY TOO loud.Read More
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LB_NJ

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Alaskan Cruise on Quantum July 2022

Seeing a glacier from afar made me wish we had splurged and done one of the excursions where you do a helicopter ride and dog sled experience on a glacier.Coffee, on the other hand, was just ok; I ended up splurging and paying for a latte a few mornings which was far better.Read More
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FLfamoffour

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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