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Royal Caribbean Cruises

43,472 Reviews
Harmony of the Seas

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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Brilliance of the Seas
Brilliance of the Seas

8 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Voyager of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas

5 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

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Icon of the Seas
Icon of the Seas (Rendering: Royal Caribbean)

7 Night
Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas

9 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

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MSC Cruises

14 Night
14 Nt Italy, Spain, Azores Transatlantic

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10 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

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9 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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6 Nt Western Caribbean Holiday

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16n Ultimate Japan, Vietnam & Singapore

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Bermuda Cruise

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Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise

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Western Caribbean Cruise

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Perfect Day Getaway Cruise

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Western Caribbean Cruise

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Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Royal Caribbean Cruises 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.

Find more info on the history and vision of Royal Caribbean from our industry experts.

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 Royal Caribbean's 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

this ship is very different than the original voyager

They have been recently taken out(no more steam or sauna) and a large number of new cabins were added to accommodate more guests.It included a sauna and steam room.Read More
jiimpa2

many10+ Cruises

Age 75s

Another great cruise on RCCL!

After a couple of times doing this cabin, we will likely go back to ocean view balcony next time, but it was a fun change.Overall, despite the nearly 1600 kids onboard (according to our MDR waiter), we had a very nice cruise, once again, on RCCL and are looking forward to our next one on Utopia this Fall!Read More
DiscoDogMom

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 54s

Miserable 4 night sailing on a dilapidated ship.

No one told us that you have to go to customer service to confirm our dining time the day of arrival.When we booked we selected a 5:15 main dining room time.Read More
Vargc

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 39s

Good Ship. Good Crew.

Throughout the cruise, we still managed to stumble across a few areas we had not yet discovered (such as a remote area at the front of the ship looking down into the bridge) This class of ship has everything you need without the insanely large crowds of the bigger class ships.By the end of day 1 you've probably seen most of the ship, but it takes quite a few days to really get fully oriented.Read More
The Beautiful South

few6-10 Cruises

Age 46s

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