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Royal Caribbean Galveston Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Ship
Destination
Galveston

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Excellent

1,100

Very Good

707

Average

387

Poor

198

Terrible

95

Cruise type

2,503 Royal Caribbean Galveston Cruise Reviews


kkrosa99 avatar

kkrosa99

1 Review Written

Surprisingly Outstanding

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By the title of the review, you might misunderstand what I was trying to say. This was the first time I went on a cruise and I went with my work team as a part of a thank you gift from our boss. The ship was pretty ...
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Sail Date March 2020


ched03 avatar

ched03

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasantly surprised with the charm of this little ship.

Embarkation was super easy because of the option to check in with expedited check in. I highly recommend taking advantage of it any time it is offered. I had heard so many things, good and bad, about ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Ranoah avatar

Ranoah

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Read the reviews and do your research before booking!

Let me first say the entertainment, stateroom attendant and dining room waiters were great! However........ Don’t forget to pack your patience! We planned this trip for our four teenagers during spring ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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mimimacaw

8 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great ship, food and entertainment

Galveston is a great port especially if you plan it around one of its many annual events, which this happened to be the last weekend of Mardi Gras and except for being a little chilly, it was fantastic. There are ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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MDtechiecruiser

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

A great, unique experience

I used to live in Galveston (20 yrs ago) and cruised on Carnival a lot, and once on Royal from Houston. But this was my first after all that time. The thing that sticks with me the most is the unique, Texas-centric ...
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Sail Date February 2020


dmedward avatar

dmedward

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice getaway

Ship overall – it is showing it’s age. Rust on the outside, the banisters in the pool area need refinishing as they are chipped and worn. Carpets did not seem to be stained and had normal wear and tear. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jjm3

1 Review Written

A lot of disappointments

This is my 3rd cruise and all 3 have been with Royal Caribbean. Unfortunately this one left a bad mark and the way things were handled more or less ruined my vacation for me and left me questioning if I’ll ever ...
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Sail Date January 2020


ChristieP avatar

ChristieP

1 Review Written

Seven nights of fun with great service!

My husband and I were part of a family cruise group of 10. This was his first cruise, and my first in 30 years. Our entire group purchased The Key, and we purchased the Unlimited Drinks package. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Gretel1128

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Dining Nightmares

We prefer to cruise from Galveston and have previously cruised on the Liberty. Embarkation was a breeze. Both Hubby and I used our own Scooters and had no problem getting on the ship. Since we timed our arrival ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Jp03559

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise took us to Roatan, Belize, and Cozumel.

Cruise took us to two ports that we have not been to. Galveston is driving distance from home. Roatan we took a cab for 3 hours around Roatan and was great. Cab driver did not speak English, however, we do ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ROBITAIP

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good entertainment

Embarkation was well organized and fast. Rooms are showing their age and are in bad need of a facelift. The buffet is the windjammer, should be called the people jammer, on sea days it’s absolutely gross in there, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jfslcruise

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Staff made Christmas Cruise. Ship not so much.

This was a family vacation consisting of parents (54 & 53) and daughters (20 & 16). The primary reason for picking this cruise was that it fit a compressed holiday schedule. This was our eighth cruise (4 RCI, 3 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


can80n avatar

can80n

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Had high expectations - Don't get room overlooking Royal Promenade

We chose this cruise because of the Galveston departure port as we live in TX. We have two small boys (5 and 8) and this was our "trial" cruise for them to see if they liked cruising. We wanted to keep it simple and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Denise8769

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Highs and Lows

Easy, expedited boarding from Galveston at 12pm. We were guided to 9th deck for relaxation and drinks while embarkation was underway. Waiters were hustling trays of pre-made Mai Tais as soon as we sat down. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Bk4 avatar

Bk4

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Horrible cruise experience & even worse customer service

This was our 5th cruise, 4 with Carnival (absolutely no issues at all), but our first with Royal Caribbean, huge mistake on our part. I deeply regret that we switched lines! The multiple issues experienced & the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Bsheridan avatar

Bsheridan

1 Review Written

Nice Enough Cruise Overall

We chose a 7 night Caribbean voyage for our first Royal Caribbean cruise. We had been to the 3 ports many times, but took totally different excursions. The itinerary was fun as usual, but this particular ship was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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bfennell

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A lot left desired...

First time with RC, picked cruise because it fit within traveling dates that I needed as well as I was advised RC was better than Carnival which I had previously cruised on. Totally wish I wouldve done better ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Ms Elle avatar

Ms Elle

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Old and rusty ship. We called it The Rust Bucket!

This was a 5 day cruise out of Galveston. We had a balcony on the 8th floor. The rooms really need to be updated and renovated. The ship has so much rust in it's exterior that it just looks bad. This is our first ...
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Sail Date January 2020


texasreb avatar

texasreb

14 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Looking tired

My wife and I have been on this ship several times. We had a deck 9 balcony cabin which was good. Nice quiet cabin. The railing outside needed to be refinished. other wise as expected. On the first night did the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Bucky63 avatar

Bucky63

28 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

I want a Refund!

Overview: Royal Caribbean owes us a refund! The condition of the vessel and subtle changes made to cut costs has demonstrated that the company is more concerned with the bottom line that in pleasing its ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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zvollmar

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Needs dry docking bad

Hallways and cabins smell very bad. The smell of foul odors and dirty carpet. Filthy carpet. Elevators falling apart. Extremely outdated cabins. They made our beds and gave us new towels but never changed our ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jaynelizzy

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Decent for the price

My two adult daughters and I chose this cruise because we wanted a quick, economical get-away, we love to cruise, and the dates worked well with one daughter's college holiday break. We had never before sailed ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Ron Don avatar

Ron Don

9 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

We Have Done This One Before

We were going to travel with old friends but they had to cancel at the last minute so traveling on this itinerary was no big deal, we have done it before several times. We always like meeting new people and finding ...
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Sail Date January 2020


KB Cruisin avatar

KB Cruisin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A perfect 50th birthday cruise in every way!

We were on Liberty of the Seas January 12-19, 2020. We had only been on one cruise before, last May, on the Harmony. We had originally reserved an inside promenade view room but won the royal up bid to get a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cruise1991

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dissatisfied

Booked cruise with several friends, We took a 7 days Liberty of the Seas cruise. Roatan, costa maya, and Cozumel were are poets of call. Nothing special about any of these ports. Sadly these ports and the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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