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Sail Date: October 2018
The crew is friendly but rather unhelpful, they never clarified any instructions and I was offered a drink maybe once in my several days by the pool. There was no one out taking drink orders and bringing drinks. The food at the formal ... Read More
The crew is friendly but rather unhelpful, they never clarified any instructions and I was offered a drink maybe once in my several days by the pool. There was no one out taking drink orders and bringing drinks. The food at the formal dining was not great, and even upon sitting at the bar my younger sister tried to get the crews attention for over 30 minutes. I’m addition when we made it to our second stop we originally were told we could get off at 11, well going through customs has people still on the boat it’s alrwady 2 o’clock. Originally they also said we didn’t have to be back on the hot until 8, that has also been moved up until 6:30. This is the most unruly cruise I’ve ever been on, people are missing their excursions they paid hundreds of dollars for, and frankly it isn’t even worth it to get off the boat anymore. Simply ridiculous. All of this said, we were looking for a cheaper cruise but I feel even for the price it wasn’t worth it. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
Geez where do I start. This was our 8th cruise on Disney. For Halloween, they only brought out 4 characters for 2 hours dressed in Halloween attire. The first day and rest of second we’re in traditional attire. The 4 characters ... Read More
Geez where do I start. This was our 8th cruise on Disney. For Halloween, they only brought out 4 characters for 2 hours dressed in Halloween attire. The first day and rest of second we’re in traditional attire. The 4 characters were Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy- no villains. Trick or treat was at 2p for 30 mins at 7 stations on Deck 3,4. Trick or treat bags were delivered to rooms but many did not not receive them. The cruise line seems like they are getting really cheap. We use to receive a welcome letter from Cast a way club when we arrived in our room Day 1- or any more. In the past we always sailed Concierge. We always felt the services were below par so this cruise we were in a 4a room which was so small with a tiny shower for a short person. On a past cruise we saw the Concierge attendant come down with a group of guest and let them off first for Walk off. They filed to tell us about this and we were knee deep in a crowd waiting to get off. Sadly, the same happened on this cruise to a concierge guest waiting disembark for walk off. At the same time I was telling her family what happened to us, the concierge attendant comes down with a group of guests and let’s them off while they were waiting in line. I also noticed none of the concierge guest had a lithograph. Disney has gotten so controlling and cheap. The first day there were only 2 characters in the lobby. We did not relieve tip sheet and comment card until 10p the night before we disembarked. The ship was still showing Golden Mickey (zzzzzz) and Frozen. No music acts. Time for a change. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
Booked a last minute escape on Dawn to the Whitsundays. Only cabin selection left was mini suite so paid top dollar. We cruise twice a year if we can and have previously sailed on Dawn, Jewel, Pearl, Sea Princess, Carnival Spirit and ... Read More
Booked a last minute escape on Dawn to the Whitsundays. Only cabin selection left was mini suite so paid top dollar. We cruise twice a year if we can and have previously sailed on Dawn, Jewel, Pearl, Sea Princess, Carnival Spirit and Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas. We found food quality poor so far on this journey. The Ship is in bad repair and looks worn with caution tape on handrails on lido deck. No adults only pool which is disappointing and a lack of shade and cover in Oasis adults area. Worst planning ever putting suites on level 11 directly beneath Lido deck where pools and deck parties are held! Received a notice on second deck party night pre apologising for noice till around midnight. When asked if that was best they could do offered ear plus! Not usually one to complain and always try to make the best of but am disappointed and feel this old lady Dawn is seriously past her prime and due for retirement. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
we choose this particular cruise because it was our 1st and 3 days was to short. in the future i will be staying with carnival. we were very please with everything on this cruise. TJ the cruise director was so friggin awesome, loved his ... Read More
we choose this particular cruise because it was our 1st and 3 days was to short. in the future i will be staying with carnival. we were very please with everything on this cruise. TJ the cruise director was so friggin awesome, loved his personality, his energy and his humor. Stephanie from the fun squad was so cool, sad she is leaving the Valor. she will be hard to replace. Lisa with the photo squad was the best photographer on the ship. loved her/ only went to the main dining room on formal night, loved the show, food was amazing, i paid extra to get the surf and turf, well worth it. getting on and off the ship was so easy we had FTTF again well worth it. we did a snorkeling excursion in cozumel with the mexican lunch again so worth it. we are trying to plan our next cruise for next year i can not wait i am so excited, this cruise was for my husband and myself. so romantic, we will always get a balcony room. loved the view. Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2018
We booked this cruise last minute out of Tampa for a great price. This marked our 12th cruise but first on Royal Caribbean. The overall appearance of the ship was pretty good, the ship is showing some age but still beautiful. The ... Read More
We booked this cruise last minute out of Tampa for a great price. This marked our 12th cruise but first on Royal Caribbean. The overall appearance of the ship was pretty good, the ship is showing some age but still beautiful. The highlight was Chops Steakhouse. I had some reservations because I felt like they would be attempting to do a fine steakhouse with a low quality steak. I was wrong, it was a great meal. The steak was tender of perfectly cooked. The sides were great and the service was solid. There are a couple of negatives. Smoking.... half of the pool deck is dedicated to smoking. If you were using that side of the ship, you had to walk through plumes of smoke. The location is near the main pool. Kids can’t use the large adults only serentity deck and they have to fight the smoke (windows and partial roof enclosed) in the pool area. Also, the smoke ventilation system in the casino is poor, smoke wafts into the main atrium from the 4th floor to the 7th floor. The kids club should also be revamped. There isn’t a lot for the kids to do. Mine rated it below NCL, Carnival, and Disney. The entertainment was OK, standard for a small ship. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
This cruise was awesome, even though we sailed through the remnants of hurricane Michael. (More about that later) We flew into JFK, arriving at about 9am. Airline temporarily lost our luggage and we waited for what seemed to be ... Read More
This cruise was awesome, even though we sailed through the remnants of hurricane Michael. (More about that later) We flew into JFK, arriving at about 9am. Airline temporarily lost our luggage and we waited for what seemed to be forever for the Princess shuttle to the pier. The Princess transfer was absolutely terrible. Very small bus, not enough room for all the passengers, much less the luggage. Princess needs to correct this ASAP. Get more buses!! Don't make people wait at the airport for hours!! Terrible!! Once at the pier, embarkation was smooth as silk. We climbed onboard and our cabin, Riviera 219 was ready at about 1p.m. Our cabin steward, Florian, was very accommodating. We gave him additional gratuity at end of cruise. Cabin is on deck 14 and very forward. Do not recommend this location because of distance to dining, but very nice nonetheless. Re. Dining, I have cruised multiple times and still can't grasp how the galley can pull off delicious meals for 3500 passengers day in and day out. But they do it! We dined at the buffet, in restaurants. In bistros and room service. All very good. My cousin spent hours every day in the Lotus Spa enclave and took advantage of lots of services there. She loved it and the staff therein. Entertainment was typical but good. We did our own thing on shore and enjoyed the ports. Nothing really special since both of us had traveled these before. All staff friendly and helpful. Last day was sea day and given we sailed through high seas and big winds, I was glad to see it come to end. Captain kept the passengers well informed which I very much appreciated. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
I selected Royal Caribbean Voyagers of the sea as this schedule fits my family. Read alot of negative reviews before trip and was kind of worried that it will be a disappointing one. However all was falling in place from the moment we ... Read More
I selected Royal Caribbean Voyagers of the sea as this schedule fits my family. Read alot of negative reviews before trip and was kind of worried that it will be a disappointing one. However all was falling in place from the moment we arrived at the cruise centre. Instructions were clear, boarded the ship by 12noon and had lunch on board. Good selection of food at the buffet but of course if you eat buffet continously you will get tired of the food by the last day. Fine Dining at the Sapphire was quite a good experience. We were allocated a table and timing already for dinner. A couple of specified waiters served us for Day 1 and Day 3. They were great, fantastic service! Cafe Promenade serves snacks 24hrs which is already in package. A bonus as the children feels hungry after activities in the evening. My teens kid had so much fun on board with friends at the teens club. Housekeeping was done twice daily if you have requested. Tip them a little and be amazed by what they can do for you and make the trip more memorable. I brought my own wine and requested wine glasses from housekeeping. no issues at all. There are alot of activities you can do if you join in the fun. Highly recommend to cruise with them. Will join a different ship the next time. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
Disney gone cheap. Halloween bags not delivered to room, only four characters appeared once each in Halloween outfit over a 2 hour period, 2p trick treat at 7 stations on deck 3,4, no Halloween on Day 1 and only 2 characters in lobby. Cat ... Read More
Disney gone cheap. Halloween bags not delivered to room, only four characters appeared once each in Halloween outfit over a 2 hour period, 2p trick treat at 7 stations on deck 3,4, no Halloween on Day 1 and only 2 characters in lobby. Cat room 4a very small. Characters were common 4..no villains or scary ones. Boring. Concierge guests did not receive lithograph and had Stich at Private meet and greet. Shows were Frozen and Golden Mickeys. Time for a change. Concierge guests were not told of private escort for walk off. Little upset when they were standing in line and saw concierge escort group off so htem. Same happened to us on the Magic. Checked in online first day, first minute but was assigned group 9 at cruise terminal. First to check in at port. Tip sheet and comment card were delivered to room at 11p. No bag tags were ever deleivered . Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
This cruise matched perfectly my kids fall break and it was the reason we chose it. We got the extended balcony Grand Suite and had priority embarkation and debarkation. We are not heavy drinkers so we did not get any drink package and ... Read More
This cruise matched perfectly my kids fall break and it was the reason we chose it. We got the extended balcony Grand Suite and had priority embarkation and debarkation. We are not heavy drinkers so we did not get any drink package and actually brought some wine in the boat. All the restaurants were really good and we did not have to wait long in line at the buffet or to be seated. There had so many activities to do that overwhelms. The evening shows were amazing as well as the comedy club. My favorites were Cam the cruise director, Neil the guitar player and Mow Mow (butchering the name) who had great voices and were able to entertain all day long. My kids love the mini golf and the water slides. They also enjoyed the kids Camp Ocean so much they wanted to go there every day (not the case when we travel to all inclusive hotels in the Caribbean). Overall it was a great first cruise for some of us and a way better cruise for one of us who had cruise before. There were great deals at the shop, the spa, the art gallery, etc, but not that much time to enjoy it all. The crew were so kind and helpful, Wayan the steward would leave nice notes with the fun towels everyday. Anatoliy performed 2 magic tricks for my kids in the dining room. Magali was so sweet and kind to my kids and family. I mean, I could go on, but they really made us feel like family and appreciated. Looking forward to our next cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
We have cruised many times on the Triumph, Yes she is old and needs some updates, but we do not cruise for the décor. Simon was an incredible cruise director, so polite,fun and entertaining. We love to play the music trivias and ... Read More
We have cruised many times on the Triumph, Yes she is old and needs some updates, but we do not cruise for the décor. Simon was an incredible cruise director, so polite,fun and entertaining. We love to play the music trivias and this cruise ROCKED with these trivias, (Motown, 80s and 90s). Everyone was singing and laughing, felt like a great big family. Never met anyone who worked on the boat that was rude, they were always smiling and saying hello. Our room steward was awesome (Mark). The bands that play in the casino are great! Even Cheryl-Ann who cleaned up the tables in the casino area was wonderful. Comedy was ok this time, we have definitely had better on past cruises. When you are on a cruise you can either look around and find things to complain about, or relax and enjoy the things that matter ( no cooking, cleaning, or making my drinks). Would I cruise Carnival again, absolutely, we already booked for April on the Dream. Read Less

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