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Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe

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Wasted back to back cruise for a great itinerary (on paper)

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Gulf01

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

After 16 cruises with Royal Caribbean in three and a half years (Diamond Members), I can say without a doubt that this is probably our last RCL cruise. Unfortunately, I can also honestly say they probably don't care and won't notice. Our first cruise on the Jewel was marginal at best for the ship but great for the ports so when we saw this cruise to the Holy Land, we booked it. While on the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Interesting Cruise Experience

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Noble724

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We selected this cruise for the itinerary, The Holy Land. The first sailing day we had stormy weather. Lots of queasy passengers, very hard to walk around and several activities cancelled or rescheduled. This is one of the challenges of sailing and -- it happens. The crew did a great job of communicating and making us as comfortable as possible given the circumstances. Because of the weather, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


OMG horrible!

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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binkismom1119

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

As I've travelled on Carnival, Princess, Holland America and others, this is a comparison to these lines. This was a nightmare. Twelve days and nights of misery. The cabin was supposed to be a room for 3 adults but immediately found there were 2 twin beds and a love seat. Customer service said there was a drop-down bunk bed only, for which a disabled 70 year old had to climb into. No way to ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Old ship and uninterested crew

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Taz1983

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

This cruise had good reviews but now I realize the reviews are from Royal Caribbean lifers. FYI if you have kids the ship attracts a majority of older people. There was only 1 main dining room aside from the buffet. I felt pressured to pay extra to eat at the specialty dining rooms because the salespeople were always standing at the entrance to the buffet. Cleaning was poor, I found false ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Wonderful

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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cORINDAGIG

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

As I much prefer the smaller ships, this was a perfect fit. The Brilliance is in good shape overall. We were in a Grand Suite. Our room was clean and in wonderful condition. Our cabin steward, Luis, was attentive to all and any of our needs. The concierge, Amit, was very helpful in all facets especially with getting off the ship quickly at the ports of call and disembarkation. As for the food. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


A 9-Night Greek Isles Cruise in the end of October with nice weather

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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jakob71

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Pre-cruise: My wife and I had reserved a room at the Hotel San Giorgio in Civitavecchia, Italy. In addition, we had also purchased the hotel's Gold Package. The package included among other things, a shuttle service from Funcimo Airport, Rome and to the hotel. Unfortunately, the hotel shuttle from the airport was obviously overbooked, and we had to wait an extra four hours at the airport, beyond ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Good but could be better

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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bigjohnfun817

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We choose this cruise for the Europe destinations. Rome was great to see when we first got there, a little crowded, but were told it's worse in the summer months. The cruise terminal is a long ride, but we had a private transfer which made it nice. The embarkation seemed like we were in a third world country. Pop up tents and metal guard rails in a parking lot, but it went pretty smooth compared ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Not as described!

Review for Independence of the Seas to Europe - All

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caroline1965

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Wont be using RC again or recommending them. Needed something to fit in school holidays. I wanted plenty to occupy child and flexible enough to allow them to eat / play / explore without pressure. So we could all have a break. Unfortunately it didnt work like that. Boarding was straightforward having cruised before I expected to go straight to my room find cases outside,unpack, go exploring/ have ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Traveled with children


Hit & Miss

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - All

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Findus Stander

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Cabins need a refurb. Public areas ok. Entertainment was hit and miss. Ventriloquist was excellent a really funny show. Take that experience were good. Not sure about the headliners, didn't enjoy any of their shows. Drinks prices high. Charged for shuttle buses we waited for over an hour for one and in the end paid for a taxi back to the ship, other cruise lines provide these free of charge. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Expected Better

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - All

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Cruiser Rick1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the D Day Beaches and the American Cemetery at Normandy. We booked a fairly expensive all day excursion in Le Havre. I was shocked to receive an email about a month before sailing, that due to ship speed limits, we would not arrive a Le Havre at 10:30 am as scheduled but at 12:30 pm. The excursion was cancelled and we did receive a full refund. I booked a different ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


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