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Food like Europe style. Food is ok. But lamb and steak yummy, new and clean and comfortable. Price is good, show is good. But different from Royal Caribbean cruise style. Staff always friendly and lovely. Always do their best. Nothing ... Read More
Food like Europe style. Food is ok. But lamb and steak yummy, new and clean and comfortable. Price is good, show is good. But different from Royal Caribbean cruise style. Staff always friendly and lovely. Always do their best. Nothing complain. Many ports within walking distance. Nice ports and pretty place. Travel w my husband. Have basketball and soccer and table tennis tournaments. Fun and ppls can group together. Didn’t feel boring. Many activities. Staff alway will help. Really clean everywhere, staff always work hard and work heart. Many Europe ppls join. Can meet a lot of countries ppls. Many languages. Staff always take care u, and always remember u. Always concern u. I didn’t join their excursion. No comment. But I will join msc Cruises again. I did join many cruises b4. Carnival princess Royal Caribbean.... but what I feel msc is best vales. Shower nice and powerful. Using grohe faucet. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
How do I start with this the first Royal Caribbean’s Cruise we have been on since a great trip from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale in the Fall of 2007? Fluctuating? Annoying? Pleasant Service? Discount airline-style “nickel dime-ing” ... Read More
How do I start with this the first Royal Caribbean’s Cruise we have been on since a great trip from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale in the Fall of 2007? Fluctuating? Annoying? Pleasant Service? Discount airline-style “nickel dime-ing” one to death? Great Cabin? Decent food? Rude dinning room managers? All of the above. We decided to take this cruise out of Galveston on a whim. Needing to be in Austin on the 10th for a meeting, the schedule was perfect. Having settle on Holland America and Princess Cruise Lines as our go to ships, we were nervous. But, off we went anyway. 1. Boarding: After so many years in the business, one would expect RCL to know how to handle a crowd. They don’t! The processing, carding and boarding was laborious, time wasting and down right irritating. 2. Cabin: Finding our Cabin, 6376, Starboard-side toward the stern, was relatively easy. We were pleasantly surprised by its layout, spaciousness, and balcony. A little threadbare, it no the less was good. Ample storage, drawers and closet. 3. Casino: We went to the Casino on the first night, a major attraction for my Wife. We discovered shortly after arriving at the Cashier Window that RCL and their casino operator had tacked on a 5% add on fee if you utilized your Cruise Card attached to your Credit Card for payment. So, a $100.00 start up limit was actually $95.00 after the operator and RCL took their 5%. Ridiculous. 4. Crowding: Half of the Windjammer Buffet was closed down at night to facilitate a Specialty Restaurant. Really? 5. Atmosphere: Every thing on this Cruise appeared the normal Cruise-related orientation until you reviewed the stupid little things they do. The air conditioning is poorly managed and the thermostat in the Cabin is unresponsive. You take a comforter out from under the bed for additional warmth and the room steward gets upset because “it is for the use of future cruisers.” Again, Really? 6. Service: In the Windjammer Buffet, the busboys are removing yourself dishes and silverware before you have even finished eating. Crazy! 7. Spa: Want to use the Thermal Pools in the Spa. Nope. Don’t have one. All in all, we enjoyed being back at sea. We enjoyed the decent food. And we enjoyed the everyday folks who looked after us. But man, Royal Caribbean, you need to get your customer service act together. And soon. Norwegian, Holland America, Princess and Cunard are leaving you in their dust in the customer service area and one day loyalty to a brand will be important again. Just ask General Electric and General Motors. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
This was our second NCL cruise. Our first was on the Escape. Comparable experiences. The food at the Garden Cafe was mediocre. Long lines for omelettes, as usual. Soft serve ice cream was usually too soft. Salad selection never changed. We ... Read More
This was our second NCL cruise. Our first was on the Escape. Comparable experiences. The food at the Garden Cafe was mediocre. Long lines for omelettes, as usual. Soft serve ice cream was usually too soft. Salad selection never changed. We ate breakfast at Savour...much better ambiance and service!!! Great service! We ate mostly at the specialty dining restaurants. Ocean Blue was phenomenal! Le Bistro came in #2. The menu in The Manhattan Room and Taste were identical, at least on the nights were were eating there. We had an aft cabin, port side...which was awesome. Quiet but close to Entourage (our 13 yr old lived there all week) and Spice H2O. It was a little noisy on Glow night but we were there partying, too! I would choose this section again. Some disembarking was done in the aft section (not just mid-section)...which made port days easier. I found final day disembarking long (45min) but there was a delay getting clearance which backed everyone up. We took our own bags off the ship. Some complained of delays retrieving their baggage. Ports... Anthony's Caye in Roatan...the hubby will write a Trip Advisor complaint. It was our second time there. Great experience! Our daughter loved the dolphins which were in ocean water...not a chlorinated pool! However, they jerk d us around with our booking time which created a delay for our returning taxi! We hadn't left the pier and our cab driver was back to get us! Harvest Caye...loved it but NCL should have had food and beverages for free, like NCLs sister island in Bahamas, I believe. Booze and food were not cheap. Also, it's hot as HELL there! We rented a sun shade for $40...worth every penny. Costa Maya...we just toured the shopping area. Cozumel...I got inked! I researched Tattoo parlours...did my homework. Contacted Sailor Ink and am very pleased with the art! Plus they speak perfect English. Sea days were crowded onboard...no surprise! Wake up early to grab lounge chairs! Entertainment was fabulous!!! Burn The Floor, Rick of Ages, Howl at the Moon, the comedians...all top notch! Our CD JC Sanchez.. the king Phillipino of the ship! He's blinged out in a glittery, sequin way. Our captain was very nice. All the staff were friendly and accommodating. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
I chose this cruise for the specific period of time I had available and the port it departed from. It started off great. The embarkment went very smoothly. When I got to my cabin it was clean and ready for my husband and me. Our ... Read More
I chose this cruise for the specific period of time I had available and the port it departed from. It started off great. The embarkment went very smoothly. When I got to my cabin it was clean and ready for my husband and me. Our cabin porter, Tom, was wonderful. Any requests we had he took care of in a timely manner. There was plenty of closet space for clothes,shoes and so on. There also were lots of drawers and a very nice writing area. The bathroom was well designed with good lighting and shelves. However, there was no shampoo or conditioner,and a very small soap that was not replaced until it was a tiny blob. TheThe entertainment was the very best I have experienced! The productions were out of this world, as good as the Vegas shows I have seen. We did not go on any excurisons but there was plenty to do on the ship, or just relax as we did. The ship was very nice, but was hard to find a nice quiet place to read. My major complaint were the meals for dinner. I cook at home and I was looking forward to great food and good service. The dinners started with a menu the looked like it was printed on the cheapest paper available. Although they offered a meat, fish,vegertarian and so on, there was usually only one choice of each, and not necessarly what one might want or like. I really wish that they would teach the servers not to reach across someone to serve another seated guest. If a nice dinner and service is important to someone as it was to me I would not necessarly recommend this cruise to a friend. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We were looking forward to being on the new Celebrity Edge . The embarkation was a breeze walked on and within 10 Minutes we were on board receiving our glass of sparkling wine. Doing the photos on line and downloading the passes ... Read More
We were looking forward to being on the new Celebrity Edge . The embarkation was a breeze walked on and within 10 Minutes we were on board receiving our glass of sparkling wine. Doing the photos on line and downloading the passes was to our advantage. The decor of the ship is amazing as it the art work , although some of the designer seats are a bit uncomfortable and difficult to sit in. We were in a C3 cabin with and infinity balcony which we liked and had no problem with. our cabin attendant who was excellent at his job and looked after us well. We enjoyed all the areas on the ship our favourites being the Sunset Bar and the Roof Top Garden , It was great to sit in the Roof Top Garden Area have a drink and listen to the great Musicians that were entertaining us a various times of the day.. The gym is well equipped with modern machines and plenty of space. We enjoyed the concept of the MDR being split up into different themed dinning areas the food was great in all the areas and the service was good to excellent , the only one that let themselves down was the Normandy where the wine service was poor ,waiting 20 mins for a refill of wine on two different occasions just does not live up to the expected Celebrity Quality. We had and evening meal at the Roof Top Garden , the setting was great and it was not windy , the staff were excellent in looking after us. The food was like a good class BBQ and well presented. We also had lunch and breakfast in the Buffet Area the choice and layout was excellent with no crowding or people rushing in front of you. There is a nice place to eat the buffet at the rear of the ship with a shaded area as well , the waiter serving drinks looked after you. The Martini Bar was a nice area but again the layout does not help people standing waiting to be served as the people sitting were being served in front of the people standing we waited 15 mins to be served but this never happened but people sitting just looked up and got served. A good bar tender should be aware of his customers and serve them in the correct order, No problem at the Sunset Bar all staff very attentive and worked well. The gym is well equipped with modern machines and plenty of space. Eden was very interesting and grew on you lots of different entertainment and artists , although we did try two of there special Cocktails within our $15 dollar limit think they were called Plant and Earth no to our taste at all. Entertainment shows we saw were excellent , both comedians and the Bubble Trio. The Celebrity Excursion for Snorkelling at Cozumel was great , professional service with good instructions We saw lots of beautiful fish and a on the 2nd area caught sight of a baby stingray., good fun on the way back with some singing and dancing. , The Disembarkation was a bit confusing in trying to find the correct door to leave from with no clear signs after having left the Restaurant on the correct number being called , but after that it was straight forward and no problems going through Immigration. Would we go back again certainly, Celebrity Edge was a one of the best we have been on in 90 % of the areas we like but could improve slightly in Dinning Service Area. The cost for us from the UK appears to be rising greatly but at present is still worth it. Also we had two days Post Cruise in South Beach Miami did not know it was Spring Break that was another adventure but mostly enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
This was a cruise to a place I always dreamed of visiting - CUBA. That was the highlight of the cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly. We had a 12 show time and we were on board eating and playing cards by 12:30. Due to an serious ... Read More
This was a cruise to a place I always dreamed of visiting - CUBA. That was the highlight of the cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly. We had a 12 show time and we were on board eating and playing cards by 12:30. Due to an serious fall, my niece broke her leg and rented a knee scooter which met the size requirements of Carnival. It was to be in the room by 2pm. At 2:15 we entered the room and there it was. Perfect. 4pm we set off from Tampa. We arrived at Key West the next day at noon. We hung out on the ship while in dock, lazing around and enjoying each other's company. We took off from Key West, spent the night in the casino and in the morning arrived in Cuba. Disembarking was also made easy via customs, even though explaining an e-cigarette met with odd looks. Off we went to meet up with Jorge from Blexie who proudly drove us around Cuba explaining various areas, customs and culture. It was a long awaited experience and not a moment of regret. Back on the ship we dressed and got ready for a night at the Tropicana. An incredible show that made the trip even more memorable. We were sailing by the time we woke for two sea days and just remembering what we experienced. The trip back home was a little rocky, but not sickening. The temperature was too cool to be outside, so it was back to the casino. We arrived in Tampa, disembarkation went well and now I spend my time remembering the sites and sounds of Cuba and the wonderful crew of Carnival. It was perfect!!!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We have traveled with NCL once before and enjoyed it so we decided to take another one. The food had quantity but not quality. Most food was cold and just average. There was only one bar/resturant to get food after 10:00 pm. Bar ... Read More
We have traveled with NCL once before and enjoyed it so we decided to take another one. The food had quantity but not quality. Most food was cold and just average. There was only one bar/resturant to get food after 10:00 pm. Bar service was extremely slow. We waited as much as 15 minutes to get a drink. Employees seldom cleaned off tables with used glasses or ash trays. Once we spilled a drink and we actaully cleaned it up with no help from them and they knew a drink had been spilled becuase they gave us towels to clean it up! There were only three places to smoke on the ship and one of them was the cigar room which was much to smoky to smoke in. Our cabin steward was awesome. No probelms there. The cabin was always clean and fresh. Harvest Caye, NCL's private island in Belize, was not worth getting off for unless you had booked an excusion. We booked a snorkeling excursion and was well worth the money. It was the highlight of the cruise for me. The last time I stopped in Belize was my highlight stop and we ported in the country of Belize and not NCL's island. The island is a tourist trap with nothing to see or do and of course if you get a drink or food that's out of your pocket. I don't know about all NCL's ships, but the Breakaway has so many extras charges that I feel should be included in the cost. There are bars that have a cover charge and some of the entertainment is extra. However, the free entertainment was good, but the seats in the Breakaway theater was extrmely uncomfortable after sitting for more than 45 minutes. The free dining rooms all had the same foods which we didn't like so we ate at the café most of the time. The ship offers three upscale dining rooms but the cost is extra. The Spice H2O (adults only) floor has no pool but offers a large water fountain and two hot tubs. No music or entertainment during the day which would have made it much better. Occasionally they had entertainment at night at Spice H2O but even though it was for adults only there were many teenagers running through the people. O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill had the best food but the menu didn't have much to pick from. The best was the cheeseburger. This was the only place to get food after the café closed down. I'm a soda pop lover and it was very disappointing to receive a flat Diet-Pepsi every time I ordered one for the entire week and my husband loves unsweet tea and the tea was so bad he couldn't drink it. The Breakaway holds 4,000 guests and I can say that it didn't seem overly crowded. The ship was clean other than many, many dirty tables. The embarkation and disembarkation went extremely well. The next time we cruise we will be taking another cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Everything was seamless- the boat was easy to navigate, crew went above an beyond to ensure a great experience. Our inside stateroom was perfect for the two of us... many storage compartments and beds and pillows were super comfortable. ... Read More
Everything was seamless- the boat was easy to navigate, crew went above an beyond to ensure a great experience. Our inside stateroom was perfect for the two of us... many storage compartments and beds and pillows were super comfortable. Many activities for teens. Entertainment was either very good or disappointing but the parties and outdoor movies were great. Food was delicious in both dining rooms. Valentines was celebrated with a fantastic chocolate buffet. I truly appreciated how the staff encourages people to wash hands. Issues: the app isn’t reliable , announcements can’t be heard in the cabin, smoking areas are not located in great areas..... casino stinks of smoke and the smoking area on deck 11 is too close to the doors and towel station... several of the staff at the customers service desk were not fluent in English which led to mistakes and misunderstandings. Our stateroom assistant was outstanding.... he couldn’t do more for us. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
We wanted to try NCL for the first time, we have cruised Disney and Princess for year. The ship and food were great, but the customer service was really bad. Honestly about 50-50, half the staff were very friendly the other half were ... Read More
We wanted to try NCL for the first time, we have cruised Disney and Princess for year. The ship and food were great, but the customer service was really bad. Honestly about 50-50, half the staff were very friendly the other half were very rude. I do not think we will be going back on NCL after this experience. It is a shame because we really liked the ship and the food. I did hear from crew this ship in particular has a bad reputation for the management, so hopefully that is the case. It is also not family friendly in any of the entertainment, so with all the activities for kids the nightlife has nothing for the kids. Spa is behind right now so they are pushing very hard to sell you anything if you have any treatments. We really enjoyed the specialty dining apart from the service by the staff. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
The service was good. The room was kept clean and orderly on our schedule. The food staff and the bust boys were always courteous. The busy bartenders had kept their smiles up the entire duration. "Neli" rocks. The entire ... Read More
The service was good. The room was kept clean and orderly on our schedule. The food staff and the bust boys were always courteous. The busy bartenders had kept their smiles up the entire duration. "Neli" rocks. The entire range of drinks they had made were terrific. Get the drinking package, it is a great investment. Made every port on-time, except one slight delay. With cooperating weather, we were able to do all of our excursion pre-purchased on the NCL website. The excursion staff on shore were friendly, knowledgeable, entertaining, and accommodating. The food at Ocean Blue was amazing and still quite memorable. The Teppanyaki had us laughing the entire duration with good food to follow. "Burn the Floor," has some amazing dancers, period. After a great day on shore with an excursion, the adequate time alloted for shopping, and then a great dinner at the various restaurants on the Getaway, we were able to dance and drink the night away with themed music at "H2O" every night, followed by more clubbing at "Bliss." To us, that felt like such a great bonus, a gift from the ship we had not anticipated. Compared to the previous cruise we were just on a month prior with Holland America Line, it was night and day. Wish I had a chance to review the Veendam on here with you. Overall, Norwegian Cruise Line Getaway has a much happier staff. We had felt that ship vibe from the get-go. A happier staff equals a happier trip for all of the customers on board (and returning customers). It is also a great reflection of a successful business. In the end, we had met great people who are now friends. Great photos were taken. Great memories were created. I'll forever miss the "washi-washi" hand-sanitizing girls on deck. Thanks to them we didn't get sick this time. Thank you NCL! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
This was the second time that we travelled on the Allure o/t Seas. 1. The most impressive improvements were embarkation and debarkation. Not doubt RC has done a great job with Terminal A at Miami cruise port and the new procedure. ... Read More
This was the second time that we travelled on the Allure o/t Seas. 1. The most impressive improvements were embarkation and debarkation. Not doubt RC has done a great job with Terminal A at Miami cruise port and the new procedure. Getting on board worked like a breeze. Also impressive reentry to the US just with facial recognition! 2. The second improvement to mention is the new RC phone-app, which makes it easy to see what is going on, during your stay at the ship. But there are still improvements possible. i.e. I found it difficult to find the arrival and all aboard times for port of calls in the abundance of activities listed. The same activities were also listed on the cabin-tv. While booked shows and shore excursions carried over to the phone, individually entered calendar events at the tv (non ship) would not be shown on the app. At one time the app froze and had to be reinstalled. Mostly though it worked fine. 3. We thought that this time the food in the main dining room was better than the first time we traveled on her. 4. The whole experience on board was also more enjoyable, but this I contribute more to our experience from last time, which helped tremendously to get the most out of a 7 day cruise on a ship of this size. 5. The shows, the main reason we returned to the Allure, were as good as ever, you just have to make sure you book the most convenient time for you beforehand. 6. The hostess in the Elite and higher lounge was of exceptional help with getting thigs organized and clarified as needed! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Embarksion was the fastest/ smoothest ever! We loved the navigation screen around the ship which explained everything. Bars, restaurants, shows and daily programs. You can make reservations here by swiping your card. The elevators ... Read More
Embarksion was the fastest/ smoothest ever! We loved the navigation screen around the ship which explained everything. Bars, restaurants, shows and daily programs. You can make reservations here by swiping your card. The elevators displays where things were , events, ports and all aboard time. Kids club was amazing! The staff was friendly/ fun. Kids could wait to go! Main dining room had different choices every evening including dessert. We were given 9:15 time which doesn't work with children but was told to come at 530 every night and was seated then. The pools/ water slides were so much fun! Our kids favorite part. We would have liked to have live music by the pool. The cruise critic party was fabulous! We enjoy the drinks, chocolate covered strawberries and cake. Meeting the crew was fantastic. We loved the perks of being a black card member and will sail MSC again! Read Less
Sail Date November 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
We are gold on Carnival and with that we can say that the Vista was a fantastic ship. We were in a suite 7370. Excellent access to all events. We are stair people, only because we don't want to make that extra 5 lbs average ... Read More
We are gold on Carnival and with that we can say that the Vista was a fantastic ship. We were in a suite 7370. Excellent access to all events. We are stair people, only because we don't want to make that extra 5 lbs average increase on a cruise get the better of us. So elevators issues were not a problem. We took them getting on and getting off only, since we had bags. They were as to be expected, tight and you had to go down to go up (if you know what I mean), but everyone was friendly. The ship was clean and tight. The last approximately 2 1/2 years have been good to the Vista, that is a tribute to the crew and their tireless push to keep it looking ship-shape and Bristol fashion! Shows and clubs were well attended and fun. The IMAX is completely unhooked! It in my opinion is one of the best small theaters I have ever been in, small meaning 185 people small!. Behind the Fun tour is hard to get but very very worth the effort. Sign up as soon as you enter the ship at excisions or customer service! Seeing the I-95 is amazing, that is deck zero corridor that runs the length of the ship. Also the galley, laundry, back stage, oh and the brig...it is a great behind the scene tour! They do 2 every last sea days with 16 people per tour. So they fill up fast. Nice job Carnival in bringing a truly first class ship to Texas! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Me and my wife took the cruise for our honeymoon and first vacation ever to ourselfs. I was surprised at the selections of food they had on the cruise. Me and my wife definately did not go hungry, if anything we gained a few pounds while ... Read More
Me and my wife took the cruise for our honeymoon and first vacation ever to ourselfs. I was surprised at the selections of food they had on the cruise. Me and my wife definately did not go hungry, if anything we gained a few pounds while on our cruise. The sun decks were perfect for many people to enjoy the sun as well as other company. I enjoyed trying my hand at many games in the casino, even thou I didn't win anything. My wife enjoyed a couple of the games in the video arcade, at least the easy ones. The pool side movies were a nice touch, even thou I only got to watch one of the many they showed. The cabin was spacious for two people to share, might've been crowed if more than two had the same room. The steward we had, Junaedi, was very nice and helpful with any request. We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion we decided at the last minute to go snorkeling and eat a Mexican lunch with tequila tastings with Claudia. I would highly recommend taking the cruise with the triumph going to Cozumel, Mexico. Just make sure to bring plenty of spending cash. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We love to cruise and this is an easy place to catch a cruise out of Galveston for us in Texas. The bigger ship in Galveston is a nice touch and we are grateful. I love the Liberty of the Seas class of ship because it offers so much for ... Read More
We love to cruise and this is an easy place to catch a cruise out of Galveston for us in Texas. The bigger ship in Galveston is a nice touch and we are grateful. I love the Liberty of the Seas class of ship because it offers so much for both adults and my kids. The dining rooms and the specialty restaurants are typical on my RCI ship and they didn't let us down, I will say the Chops restaurant and Sabor were our favorites and we took advantage of them and the 3-day upgrade to specialty restaurants for a low price. The Grand Suite was very spacious and well laid out including a fabulous balcony to enjoy the sunsets and sunrises. I love the ability to order room service and have breakfast on the balcony for no extra charge. The bathroom was great for a family of 4 to enjoy. I will say the tub is a little high and we had a hard time not slipping getting out of it after a shower. The entertainment was sub-par on this cruise. The big Broadway show, Saturday Night Fever, was the best I've ever seen on a ship but the other shows lacked the wow factor. The comedians were ok at best and lacked a real fun factor. We have seen so much better on Disney and NCL ships including Blue Man Group and many cool headliners. I generally get internet on cruise ships and or the most part they are terrible. Once we get on and find a good spot it works generally but our stateroom was a dead zone which made it impossible to use. Although we loved the cruise, one thing we are noticing is RCI is making economic cuts to save money and it is noticeable. We cruise every year and the types of fun things to do have been cut back from previous years. We use to see big extravagant meals with outside BBQ's, ice carvings and chocolate fountains are gone. We use to see towel animals regularly at night, those are now just two. The entertainment big acts are cut to local or t year ago has-beens. The one thing that is so disapointing on this ship was the pool bar staff. They don't have enough people to support the people on ship and then they priortize the people paying for the drinks vs just getting a coke on a package. You typically see one bar person for 20 people. They also have bad attitudes and were not friendly. I paid lots of money for my suite on the ship and didn't appreciate the attitude. I will wrap with saying this was an amazing cruise and we got to celebrate my sons graduation from high school before college. We were able to bring five other friends and families and they had a great time. My feedback to RCI Execuitve Management is don't cut so much that devalues the name RCI has in the industry. We travel on RCI because it means high class as opposed to other cheaper cruise lines. We booked a 12 day cruise next December and looking forward to it. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
The crew were excellent, friendly, made sure we were happy. Provided special equipment for my husband when needed. They were ready with drinks at dinner time as they knew what we liked. We did not even have to ask. Our steward and ... Read More
The crew were excellent, friendly, made sure we were happy. Provided special equipment for my husband when needed. They were ready with drinks at dinner time as they knew what we liked. We did not even have to ask. Our steward and dining staff were excellent. The Liberty had so much entertainment on board i.e. water slides, Flow rider, miniature golf, outdoor sports like basketball and shuffleboard. The shows were spectacular. I just could not imagine that there could be and ice rink on a ship, but there it was with the professional skaters to present as well. The service by the staff was exceptional. My husband needed an additional power cord for his sleep apnea machine and our steward was able to provide. We found a drink waiter that loved to please us and could find him throughout the ship. We prefer to utilize the same person if possible then they know our preferences when it comes to beverages, and he kept us very happy. The ports were awesome. Grand Cayman and Jamaica were my favorite. Swimming with the Sting Rays, what a cool experience that was. We have already booked our next cruise which can be done on the ship while cruising. Very convenient. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
I love RC but this was not a hip or fun cruise ... not many single or youn adult things. The nightlife was awful and boring. The comedian was the same every day unlike others that changed them in port of calls the casino was smoky even on ... Read More
I love RC but this was not a hip or fun cruise ... not many single or youn adult things. The nightlife was awful and boring. The comedian was the same every day unlike others that changed them in port of calls the casino was smoky even on non smoking side and the robot who made drinks was awful. They need to remove that Robot.. get happy bartenders and add a martini bar or something else. The food was marginal and need more 24 or til midnight options.. it would be great if they had more open venues as all of the shows were booked day 1 and it was impossible to see shows with NO options. This was sad I was happy with the dinner staff and variety but if you sat diwn for breakfast in dining area it was the same daily... sadly they did not change daily. We needed variety. It forces you to the buffet when the choice is limited. It was terrible Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
I wanted a good experience on my vacation! Believe me it is not fun when your food-service and entertainment don't meet expectations as last summer on another cruise line. This met all of my expectations--great food==wonderful ... Read More
I wanted a good experience on my vacation! Believe me it is not fun when your food-service and entertainment don't meet expectations as last summer on another cruise line. This met all of my expectations--great food==wonderful entertainment==great service=tours were great. One thing that really thrilled me was i could watch fox news instead of cnn!! The specialty restaurants were an added pleasure. The chops restaurant had a steak that would melt in your mouth and excellent service. The sabor mexican restaurant that gave a seminar on guacamole and margaritas was fantastic!! The food was also awesome! The only thing that wasn't up to the great standard was the photos. I felt they didn't take the time or effort to get a really goo photo--therefor i bought none! I loved the balcony room. We could watch everyone coming and going from the balcony--you know the last man on ship running! We enjoyed the experience of having the ocean right out our door! I can't say enough for the wonderful time spent on our 7 day cruise on royal caribbean. Will be going on rcl again soon. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We went on this Cruise because the ship was just out of dry dock. We decided to try Carnival again ( we went on the Glory Carnival 2014). Our expectations were very low & we were surprised to see how beautiful & clean the ship was. ... Read More
We went on this Cruise because the ship was just out of dry dock. We decided to try Carnival again ( we went on the Glory Carnival 2014). Our expectations were very low & we were surprised to see how beautiful & clean the ship was. The staff everywhere were very helpful, pleasant & always there to help. TIPS: We had the Faster to the Fun- did get you on fast but our luggage wasn’t at the cabin on time. It did also help with disembarkment! We also had the “eat anytime” the lines were very long! ( FTTF) doesn’t work for restaurants on this ship! (Next cruise we’ll do a regular time slot) Do get the drink package & when at dinner ask for your bottle of water for your room or they charge you if you use the bottles in your room. Tell your room steward you want your room done twice a day & ask for a bucket of ice for your water.(we tipped him in the beginning of the cruise) He did a wonderful job! We also always bring singles with us! We tip after our drinks are served & you will see a difference in how you are treated. (This is on all cruise ships) Don’t go on carnival for great food! The food is ok. Nice they put the two new eateries on board. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Chose Royal Caribbean because we were getting a great deal through Costco Travel and other families were also travelling with us and preferred this cruise line. Awesome service, great and friendly staff, activities and amenities were ... Read More
Chose Royal Caribbean because we were getting a great deal through Costco Travel and other families were also travelling with us and preferred this cruise line. Awesome service, great and friendly staff, activities and amenities were fantastic, food especially for our group with diet restrictions such as Nut allergies and special No Onion/Garlic restrictions was made special by chefs onboard. We were greeted with a smile always by everyone working on the cruise line. The shows and entertainment was amazing - we really enjoyed the standup by Kivi Rogers - he was really funny. The show on ice was fantastic as well and was performed very well. Our Stateroom attendant (Hudson) and other servers (Franklin and Mohit), our chef Kaushik and other staff members in the Bars and everywhere else were just perfect! Would have loved to see more programs for the seniors as we had our parents (70+) with us and would have loved to participate in those activities. Our Teens enjoyed the activities geared for them but wanted more organized activities because they are very active teens and wanted to be active and engaged at all times. We all enjoyed the excursion at the port of call Cozumel (Riviera Maya Cancun) - ziplining, ATV, rafting, lazy river - this is a must do for active teens/adults and parents and is just so much fun. We picked the all-inclusive one and it was worth the money though initially we thought it to be too expensive. Would do this again soon and would pick Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
I was cruising one week on the HARMONY and then transferring for one week on the FREEDOM (separate critique to follow). This review is for the HARMONY. Embarkation was very slow; there were only two attendants working the Diamond ... Read More
I was cruising one week on the HARMONY and then transferring for one week on the FREEDOM (separate critique to follow). This review is for the HARMONY. Embarkation was very slow; there were only two attendants working the Diamond Plus, Pinnacle and Suite levels. Eventually, a third attendant came to help with the growing queue. Once onboard however, the service was excellent. Our waiter in the main dining room was always attentive and our table was always ready. The food was tasty, attractively served and presented in a very timely manner. The entertainment was a bit of a 'mish-mash'. Royal's shows were excellent but the 'headliners' left a lot to be desired. Both ice shows were very well done; highly energetic and most entertaining. The comedians in the Attic were both poor. I had seen them both perform many times and their material is exactly the same now as it was then. Shame! The ventriloquist I have also seen a few times and his material (although entertaining) was not updated either. Double shame! Maybe these people don't realize that there are regular cruisers on board and these guest artistes need to update their material on a regular basis. The Fine Line Aqua show featured high-fliers, stunts and acrobatics and was fantastic to watch. Grease and Columbus were both performed well. The activities were diverse and fun to watch and take part in. I booked the Galley Tour, the Theatre Tour and the Bridge Tour, which were all scheduled for the same day. However, all three were excellently managed, most informative and conducted on time. Labadee, Haiti and Cozumel were as nice as always. This ship is very much geared towards families and children so if you have kids and are looking for a fun-filled, exciting and yet relaxing cruise, this is the ship for you. In short, the service was excellent, the headliners could be better, the activities were entertaining and the Casino staff were the absolute best; kudos to Adrian Stroe (Host) and Michael (Slot Manager). My stateroom comments are below. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This was our first cruise and it was great! The ship was very nice even though it was older. There was plenty of things to do to keep you occupied and relaxed. The food was amazing and our cabin, which was a balcony cabin, had plenty of ... Read More
This was our first cruise and it was great! The ship was very nice even though it was older. There was plenty of things to do to keep you occupied and relaxed. The food was amazing and our cabin, which was a balcony cabin, had plenty of room. Our room attendant was truly amazing and our waiters at our dinner service were so awesome that we requested to be seated in their section every night. We swam with the dolphins at Cozumel, and if you have never done this or are thinking about it, I would highly recommend it. The experience is unbelievable. As we are members with World Wide Travel Experts we booked our cruise and flights through them. With our membership we were able to find and save about $80/ticket on 4 airline tickets and as we did save a little on our cruise. Our larger savings will be on our next vacation with utilizing the points we earned on this one. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
I coincided myself a easy going passenger on the cruises we go on and there have been 26 with this our first Costa cruise but it will be our last. i don't know where to start so lets start at the beginning. They lost a piece of ... Read More
I coincided myself a easy going passenger on the cruises we go on and there have been 26 with this our first Costa cruise but it will be our last. i don't know where to start so lets start at the beginning. They lost a piece of luggage of my, my cpac machine so the 10 day cruse went without much sleep for me and my husband. They front desk couldn't care less, I was bothering them every time I made a inquirer. Second the rooms are old , we had a mini suit and it had seen better days, worn fabric on rugs and chairs , chipped and discolored counters and surfaces. Door would not lock and you needed a hammer to open it. They came twice to fix it and still I had to kick it to o pen it. The toilet backed up 3 times, I got to know the plumber by his first name. The electric went off several times and so on.... The food is fair at best, your lucky if you get a hot meal as they serve them all at once in the dining room. The troth as we call it ( the buffet) is even more of a disappointment , mostly casseroles and pasta, stews and no carving stations. The charge extra for a hamburger and pizza. You only get water to drink EVERYTHING else is extra , even ice tea. They nickel and dine you right from the start. The entertainment was fair at best we walked out on several shows as other did just because it just was not entertaining. All in all this was the worst of our 26 cruises and we have been on some stinkers. This was the worst.. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
I was looking forward to a nice elegant ship and this was the wrong choice. The ship was very dated, carpets and chairs worn out. The food was terrible and there was no entertainment. I have been on a lot of cruises and this is the ... Read More
I was looking forward to a nice elegant ship and this was the wrong choice. The ship was very dated, carpets and chairs worn out. The food was terrible and there was no entertainment. I have been on a lot of cruises and this is the worst food I think I was ever served. The crew was not upbeat or friendly. It felt as if they were wanting it over and didn't want to go out of their way to say hello. The entertainment was good but there was not enough of it. Unless you gamble there was nothing to do from 7pm to 10:30 pm. And at 10:30 pm the disco opened. Much too late after a day of sun. The excursion was fun and that was the best part of the trip. I would not recommend this ship to anyone. It needs to be scrapped and refreshed. Which I was told by staff the ship is getting remodeled in April 2018. That would explain a lot. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018

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