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Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe

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Europe
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143 Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe


GARogers avatar

GARogers

1 Review Written

Not what we expected

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Second cruise with RC, first one was on the Navigator (pre refurbishment) and that was so much better, as my wife is in a wheelchair there were many issues that we feel should be addressed:- -Lack of unisex ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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The Frequent Cruiser

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

What happened to cruising .... and manners !

Where do I begin .... or should I just say wow I'm glad i'm off this ship. We have sailed with many companies down the years including Royal Caribbean and always had wonderful experiences with excellent ports of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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pollyjane

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Baltic cruise

We chose this cruise as it was the Right time of year school holidays and going to Northern Europe with st Petersburg on the itenary we were disappointed in that my two girls couldn’t attend the children’s ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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RogerBann

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Tired old Explorer, ship and crew in need of TLC. Declining service quality

Just returned from Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas Northern Europe and Russia cruise. THIS IS A FULL REVIEW. Explorer is 20 years old and smaller but otherwise identical layout to Freedom and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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jacksonthego

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good food & crew, but the company is lousy.

First let me say that my wife and I are not active cruisers, having taken fewer than 8 in our 50 years together. We prefer to plan our own trips and see things on our own. We chose the Baltic cruise on RCI because ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Gary@Lpool

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Going to the Football Match - She's gone downhill .... :(

Wow !! My 8th time on Indie and possibly the busiest & worst cruise I have ever been on , no seats in the bars, no seats on the sun deck, bodies lying in every corner possible !! an absolute shambles !!, food in the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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costa del sol

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

RCL Independence to be avoided at all costs

We chose this cruise last September, 2017, to fit in with our kids school holidays and to celebrate our 55th Wedding Anniversary we took all l7 of our family for a memorable trip instead of a party. We had nothing ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Mark1976

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

August Cruise on Symphony of the Seas

Set off from Barcelona for med cruise on the Symohony of the Seas August 2018 We took this cruise as a family of four to try a new experience, we initially started by having a great three days firstly in ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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wirral36

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Over run with teenagers Butlins on the sea

after being on allure and anthem for previous cruises, independance was a true downgrade. We were so excited to experience Indy but didn’t realise what a difference the class of ship would mean. The teenagers ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Gizmo dog 77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

1st cruise booked as a special occasion for our 25th anniversary. Travelled with 2 children 11 and13 years. Cruise was overcrowded with queues for everything. Activities over subscribed. Staff looked exhausted and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Laylag91

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing staff; poor cruise

As i lay in my stateroom ready to go to sleep, for the fourth night running I can hear the immense noise of the theatre below me. Whenever there is a theatre performance on this ship, we can hear it in our room as ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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glynisteven

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed, overcrowded.

Very disappointed with this cruise ship.Having high expectations after such a good time on the navigator last time as a family , this time not the case,from the time we got on the ship you could see that there was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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chrisnich

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed with this cruise ship

We chose this ship as we enjoyed it so much last June. If the booking agent on ship had told us of the changes to accommodate more of families and teenagers we would not have booked. Not only has the ship got ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Parrot Pirate

1 Review Written

Cheap...cheap...cheap

Royal Caribbean used to be a top cruise line...no longer...this cruise has been Carnivalised...no lobester night unless you pay extra...movies in your room? Only if you want to pay $13.00 a movie, not first ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Charl123

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Far too crowded

I have been on many cruises over the years. The independence was a great ship ruined by corporate greed to introduce hundreds of new cabins at the expense of passenger enjoyment. It is now far far too crowded. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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SMF Carter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Run down ship/horrible food

We choose this ship based on the itinerary which was wonderful. Barcelona was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. Embarkation for extremely easy. The ship on the other hand was another story for it was in need ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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tjandrobby2018

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Entire ship smelled of smoke from the Casino

Itinerary was great. Ship condition was below average. Dated and reeking of smoke. Food was below average. The buffet had the exact same food on it for 12 days. Everything was an up charge. Wine options were ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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sineadlemonade

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grubby ship, British themed entertainment and luke warm food.

We chose this cruise because of the amazing destinations. Traveling through the Baltic, stopping in Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Finland and finishing up in St.Petersburg in Russia. The destinations did not ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Melissarosen

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

BOOK ANOTHER SHIP!!!!

Where do I start? I’ve been on many different ships with many different cruise lines and this ship is mediocre. A big ship, yes! But not done elegantly. It felt very hokey. Let’s start with the good. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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SBcrusing

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Average Cruise

Food and Shows are getting worse over time... Don’t do this cruise if you have kids. I would spend the extra money and go Disney. The shows were dated and there were several days with comedians which were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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ddnewburger

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Hen/Stag Party Ship

booked in january to see what the refurb looked like and to try a shorter cruise,, couple days away!!! full of hens and stag chasing around the ship, drunk on top deck, loud... ordering rounds of drinks at the bar ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Josiej

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not as expected

Loved the main dining room and the staff , Blyton, Paul and Diana were fab. Grease was good and most of the other shows. The onboard activities were lacking unless you like quizzes! The ship was far too ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Lex450

1 Review Written

Shambolic end to a cruise - mismanagement at its worst

A small ship for Royal Caribbean, so didn't take long to find way around. Stayed in Owners Suite 8001 Spacious room with good storage. Room in good condition but carpet dated. Found cabin be be noisy, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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katwhite

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

If you are injured on a cruise ship beware

cabin 6298 is opposite a main cleaning storage cupboard where all the room attendants congregate. It is extremely noisy here from early in the morning and in the afternoon. I wouldn't recommend this room. The room ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Little pup

1 Review Written

Average Cruise with great ports

We booked our cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We selected Freedom base on ports of call. We have been on multiple cruises on a variety of different cruise lines. The embarkation was easy and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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