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Onetime2time
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise because it was on the new ship Anthem of the Seas and it was 9 nights. Getting on the ship was an easy process, it went smooth other than we had to sit in traffic for over an hour to drop our bags off. (never had to ... Read more
sailanddine
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
My family wanted to go to Cuba, I had been there before on a sailboat years ago, a couple times. If anyone would like to go, this cruise ship would be perfect. Tampa, was a great place to depart and return, with smooth embarkation and ... Read more
Boilermaker92
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
You don't choose this ship for the amenities, you choose it for the destinations. We wanted an adventure to see Cuba, the rest was icing on the cake. The ship is the smallest we have ever sailed on. It doesn't have the same features the ... Read more
jamaya2001
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose Royal Caribbean for our first cruise based off of recommendations of friends. We are so glad that we did. Everything on board was excellent. The ship was smaller than other cruise ships, but had enough activities to keep us ... Read more
sumreb
Member Since 2017
1 review
We are a busy family of four and this was the only cruise we could fit into our summer schedule along with two other families with teen boys. I was disappointed that the first thing we encountered when we entered the ship was people ... Read more
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cds1968
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our family's first cruise, and we were highly satisfied with most elements of the experience. 4 night cruise to Caribbean (Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West). Overall, it was very enjoyable, the staff were great, especially at ... Read more
ladyalyssa96
Member Since 2017
1 review
I wanted to write this on the Royal Caribbean Survey, but there wasn't a spot to put it... Coco Cay was a very nice, relaxing day on the beach, but we had a couple hiccups. We took our 17 year old daughter. They offered a 3 hour Teen ... Read more
Abloom
Member Since 2017
1 review
Dining was fantastic in the main dining room, but buffet style dining had us waiting for tables to be bussed and available and food not replaced quickly. Wifi was down most of the trip. Hallways had a sewage smell following a burst pipe in ... Read more
Cardiac Dad
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I have a family of six and this was our first cruise. I took the online advice of preparing my paperwork beforehand and presenting it at check in. Our check in at the terminal went quickly and smoothly with all papers in hand. The ... Read more
ctownsend
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This cruise is great for a family. We traveled with Grandma age 70 to kids age 11. Everyone had a blast. The service once you enter the boat was amazing. We were greeted by the staff once we entered the boat. The rooms were available ... Read more
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Krispychef
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My husband and I took our adult son, four year-old granddaughter and 13 year-old grandson on this cruise. We had rooms next to each other and they were small, but adequate. We were on the fifth floor and the Starlight Dinning Room was on ... Read more
Roy1311
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted to take our grandchildren (who are 5 and 7) on a July 4th cruise. We were told that there would be fireworks and a children's pool playground. That children's pool was a fountain. No fireworks. Big let down - I fired the travel ... Read more
iriswiss
Member Since 2017
1 review
Vacation of a lifetime! I wanted to have a special experience and create memories to cherish with my son who will start his Sr year in high school next month. This cruise and the ports of call did just that! We scheduled excursions ... Read more
TravelDreamer75
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
10 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I took this cruise to be with friends who had children, and I think that it was great for meeting that objective. I saw lots of families and young friends together and I think the ship is greet for that purpose, but older folks or older ... Read more
IDCruiser008222
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The buffet was really good, and the main dining room was good... although wait staff in general were lethargic and seemed to be sedated. Also, we bought the 3 night dining package and the Chef's table package... the 3 night package is not ... Read more
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MDNOTMD
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
580 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
The Liberty of the Seas ship is not a new ship, and could use some additional TLC; for example, there is some rust in places and threadbare carpet on the some of the stairs. I admit that part of my criticism could be because the last ... Read more
mhaynes
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I selected this cruise because friends were going to the Greek Island, but the ship is too small and too old. The musical shows were not good. There was no comedy show. The crew painted the door my room hallway, and left a strong ... Read more
Judimarie
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise, because this was our third time on the ship and we have always had a wonderful experience. As well as Galveston is an easy drive from where we live. The ship is beautiful, especially the main dining room. It was a ... Read more
mariewoods8
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Great ports with fun and exciting excursions to pick from. But some cons to Royal Caribbean. The buffet lacks with choice, not a lot of dessert options, same thing every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It closes early compared to ... Read more
JoB11
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Staff was wonderful and the ship was really clean. The food was of great variety and quality. We were not aware of breakfast being available in the main dining room until the last day.The beverage packages are overpriced. Best just to ... Read more
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kzg525
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship, cabin and staff were excellent. The entertainment (except for the "headliner" show) was outstanding. Mama Mia was fabulous. Blue Planet was breathtaking. The ice show and the aqua show were both great. The dining ... Read more
lcamp
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Ship is overwhelming! Cruise days are great but can be very windy on top side so may want to buy&bring towel clips for lounge chairs. If you are new to Downy wrinkle free spray, you should try it for your clothes! CABIN: 2 large ... Read more
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Spanish holiday
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation was quick and efficient as was disembarkation .Although the ship could do with refurbishment or at least change to bedding the crew work hard at keeping it very clean. We were disappointed with the quality of the food in ... Read more
LinaSanMateo
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The overall cruise ship design is very important to me. I didn't choose other cruise lines because their ships are old now. I want a spectacular ship. Like this one. I would go through the trouble flying to Florida, paying the airfares ... Read more
ginnymich
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We took this cruise with our two children (21&17) as well as some friends and neighbors. This was our first cruise, and it did not disappoint! Embarkation was a little crazy, so I would suggest going early or late. Disembarkation ... Read more
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