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Royal Caribbean Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

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375 Royal Caribbean Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Ni3166

1 Review Written

Awesome Christmas Cruise!!

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We were looking for a Christmas vacation without any of us having to cook or plan events. This was definately the best family Christmas week for the 20 of us!! Our group ages ranged from 5-85 yrs old and every one ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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rbrski

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

9 Night Christmas Cruise 12/21-30/2017

This was our second Christmas cruise with RCCL with the first one being in 2015 on the Serenade of the Seas. This was just as good, if not better!! We were happy to see Christmas caroling and midnight mass being ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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gandjpedersen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grandeur of the Seas - Showing its Age

Departing from Baltimore was excellent! We anticipated a wonderful, joyful Christmas cruise. In actuality, the decorations and activities were minimal and low budget. The entertainment was generally passable, but ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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markc714

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Old boat with poor food options

Traveled to the Bahamas (Nassau and RC's Coco Cay) on Royal Caribbeans Majesty of the Seas from Port Canaveral Florida. December 29 to January 2 my wife and I brought in the new year of 2018. Weather for entire trip ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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bobdudley2003

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

What happened to Royal Caribbean?

I was on the Christmas 2017 Allure of the Seas cruise. My wife and I had a balcony room. We have done about a dozen cruises, the last several on Royal Caribbean. As a matter of fact, this was our second time on ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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billpeg

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Christmas cruise

To enjoy a special Christmas and New Years holiday vacation in which I treated my sons and their wives (40 ish adults) I booked this cruise expecting an enjoyable 10 days. I Have been on over 40 cruises to date and ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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anabelniles

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship, terrible service

We chose to do this cruise as it encompassed both Christmas (which also happens to be my son's birthday) and New Year's Eve--many other cruise options offered just one or the other. For such a big ship, I was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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diana61

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

New Years Cruise on the Freedon of the Seas

First I'd like to state that we are Diamond Plus member and this was our 4th sailing on the Freedom of the Seas. We were very disappointed and a very big let down by royal Caribbean cruise line. We have always loved ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Kateandstevec

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Explorer of rhe seas 22/12/2016 - 03/02/2017

Have to say our room attendant, waiters and drink waiter staff of an evening made a trip amazing, nothing was too much of a problem and they went beyond to make a cruise memorable. Overall our cruise was great, ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Geoffro-62

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Crowds, Queues & Chaos

This was our first ever cruise with any company and it has put me off any future sailing with RC. I went on board with an open mind after reading many poor reviews about this ship. Unfortunately, most negatives ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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haywire17

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Holiday cruise

good value for the dollar we got two holidays in one trip. The dining was our only issue, the waiter was not very friendly or sociable just stuck to his job and staff was under sized as our waiter's helper had 4 ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Sarah Sally

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

5 night Brilliance of the Seas Caribbean Cruise

This was our second time cruising with Royal Caribbean and our first time on Brilliance of the Seas. Everything went very smoothly right from check in to the time we left the ship. Our cabin was very clean and we ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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dobelover

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Holiday Cruise

My adult niece and I both live in Maryland so sailing from Baltimore eliminated a long drive or a flight. We drove in the morning of cruise, arriving around 11:30am. Dropping of luggage, parking car and entering ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Peter Kor

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Without fear or favor to all

Not the Royal Expectation we expect for spending Christmas and New Year on board Anthem of the Seas. So much has been said about the ship itself. One would expect this particular cruise to be of some differences at ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Lezley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing xmas and new year cruise

Ship tired rusty dirty carpets and old fashioned in the public areas. The cabins were clean comfy beds and clean linen and towels cabin staff excellent. Bar staff over worked tiered and stretched. Main ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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TB and TP

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

AVOID VOYAGER UNLESS DIAMOND STATUS OR SUITE LEVEL

15th Cruise (2nd on RCCL) in our 50's. All previous reviews about Voyager are mostly correct. If you have a Suite or are Diamond status or higher then you can escape the crowds generally. LIFTS These are always ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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simonn

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Somewhat disappointed

Cruising out of Singapore Dec. 29th with my wife over the new year's eve to Kuala Lumpur for 5 nights. Having cruised with RCL before on board of the Allure, Oasis, Independence & Serenade, I was eagerly looking ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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vivianrose6922

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Don't! Unless you love other people's kids!

Christmas Cruise. I guess I should have known better but this cruise had 2,000 children on it. That's an actual number not an exaggeration. Almost no activities for adults. In a few of the lounges, after 9:30,PM you ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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CruisyJ

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very dissapointing Christmas cruise on Voyager of the Seas

After an amazing trip on Freedom of the Seas we were excited to be spending Xmas onboard Voyager of the Seas after the refurbishment. Unfortunately the boat, cruise and service were all disappointing. The meals ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Tcsmum

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Major Disappointment

I have recently returned from a 14 day New Years Eve cruise to Fiji and New Zealand with my husband and 11 year old daughter. Having previously sailed with P & O, which we enjoyed, we were really looking forward to ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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mtbates

1 Review Written

Do not recommend this ship.

We went on a Christmas cruise and the ship is old and the entertainment and onboard activities are only OK. I would never go on this ship again as the food was terrible. I almost "lost it" when I saw Caribbean goat ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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cinnamonpug

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas New Year cruise.

This was my 6th cruise, 1st time on Royal Caribbean. I had heard lots of good things about RC so I was a little disappointed. Firstly I agree with some of the comments others have made here; greatly under staffed in ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Triz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Cruise to Remember

This was my first cruise, so I really have nothing to compare it to. There were 20 of us, on this xmas 2014 cruise. The Voyager was lovely, found it to be really clean, and the service exceptional. Both our ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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AussieMum

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not Quite Good Enough

My husband and I went on New Year’s Eve cruise leaving Sydney 29 December 2014 on the Voyager of the Seas for 14 nights around Fiji and New Zealand. Last year we did a similar cruise for New Year’s Eve on ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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maachi

7 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good Value for the Money

Was onboard the Adventure of the Seas on the Dec.21.2014 sailing and here is my review. Please note I have also been on the Allure and the Oasis of the Seas, other RCL ships and Emerald Princess in the past as well ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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