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409 Royal Caribbean Holiday Cruise Reviews
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crowleycruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were very excited to join the royal loyal following of RCI only to be met with disappointment after disappointment on this, our first (and possibly last) cruise with RCI. This was not only the Christmas cruise but it was our honeymoon ... Read more
Jimbohio
Member Since 2014
1 review
Our room steward was silent and unseen. That was strangely neat! The dining staff in The Windjammer were VERY accommodating! I have been cruising since the early 90's and I can truly say that it (cruising) has changed dramatically. We are ... Read more
krazy_dave
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
620 forum posts
This was the December 2nd nine night cruise, Southern Caribbean with stops at Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and Labadee. Embarkation-We arrived early, around 10. There was a bit of a line, and they started getting us through screening and ... Read more
cocobella18
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2014
My family and I recently went on a cruise on Voyager of the Seas to New Zealand, leaving the 9th December from Sydney and returning on the 20th of December. This is our second cruise with Caribbean, the first being on Rhapsody of the Seas, ... Read more
indyslf
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 forum posts
My daughter, her friend, and I took the RCI Southern Caribbean cruise for Christmas. (Dec. 20-27). Our ports of call were St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, Martinique, Barbados. We loved each island, particularly the fact that they all ... Read more
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MRB Cruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
Royal Caribbean is still our preferred cruise line. However, Explorer of the Seas is in need of some attention and it is my understanding that the ship will go in for enhancements starting early spring. But, in general, the entertainment ... Read more
Sailed December 2014
In general is was a very nice cruise. The ships staff were wonderful. They were engaging and very friendly. The ship is very clean and looks great after the refurbishment earlier in 2014. For the most part the passengers were friendly and ... Read more
ggizzi
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
106 forum posts
We had a great cruise this December on Freedom. A child's life was saved and we made it home safely, with a loss of propulsion power. The ship was in great order otherwise. The staff were exceptional, and cruisers were friendly and polite. ... Read more
gailnjohn
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2014
My wife and I travelled with our family - children and grandchildren - we had cruised before but none of the others had.  The cruise was terrific in that the grandchildren were well catered for - food, entertainment, port activities - ... Read more
mtsakiris
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed December 2014
I booked this cruise on opening day of reservations a year and a half ago and could not wait to experience the WOW ship. I am a Diamond cruiser with RC and had such high hopes.  Just got off the Christmas cruise to the Bahamas and I ... Read more
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dazza74
Member Since 2011
1 review
300 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
Just off the 12th December 2014 sailing of Quantum of the Seas and WOW. This is the first time I have sailed RCCL solo previously sailing with a friend on Freedom and Allure. This was my 16th cruise with my favourite company being NCL, I ... Read more
Cruisin Texans
Member Since 2009
1 review
452 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
We were on the Navigator 12/07-12/14, 2014. Since being home I have read CC for the week we were on the ship. Sometimes I wonder if we are even on the same ship with some of the others. I have read complaints about no hot water, ours was ... Read more
realgearhead
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Hello We choose to try out the Quantrum as it Is a Brand new ship and came with a lot of Hype . Our History ,this was our 31st Cruise and our 4th with RCI ,We've cruised with all the popular Cruise Lines NCL, Cunard, Holland America, ... Read more
fuzfoz
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
We sailed out of Port Canaveral on 12/7/14 for a 7 day Western Caribbean vacation. Getting on the ship was no problem. Once on the ship we went to the buffet for lunch. I had a hamburger and some fries....so far so good. No utensils to eat ... Read more
sfh1957
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed December 2014
Nice ship, wonderful staff, great food, terrific entertainment. What or who ruined it were other cruisers. Guess because it was so close to Christmas and the colleges and universities were off, the young people decided to party. First day ... Read more
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pasmac
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Where to start..... Having cruised on Radiance last year, and knowing this ship had been overhauled, we were really excited and had huge expectations. Because our last cruise was so good we talked up RC and how good their ships were. 7 ... Read more
Geo123x
Member Since 2014
1 review
Embarkation - OK, long line but moved along well, no issues. Ship - I understand it is due a refresh, you can see some areas need it BUT not a problem. Food - good food buffet choice was good, restaurant, small portions but good. Went to ... Read more
SnowBird-Beachbum
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
The staff on Adventures of the Seas was outstanding! This ship was nice and clean at all times. My husband and I have a few (small) gripes, things that we liked better on other cruise lines: 1. not enough (free) counter service food/meal ... Read more
Island.Hopper
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
42 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
This was our 8th cruise and the 4th with RCI, the others with Princess and Celebrity. Our embarkation was very smooth and we were soon on the ship with our cases reaching our cabin swiftly, which is more that can be said for our taxi ride ... Read more
doraohio
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
46 forum posts
Embarkation was to be in 10 minutes from pier to room. No Way rooms not ready until 1pm. Door locked so you could not go to room. Now to the windjammer which was quit nice and food selection great. Homemade cookies baked fresh daily from ... Read more
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rwbarney
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Excited to take this 12 day trip as a well deserved vacation break. The problems began with the embarkation process, inadequate seating, chaos and mayhem when they roll up the doors to proceed, and the problems continued all the way ... Read more
sun spot
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed November 2014
Booked this cruise 18 months in advance and we were so looking forward to it.  We booked a back to back cruise from the UK.  1st week the weather was not so good and the ship was not steady at all so spent most of the time ... Read more
afsilverman
Member Since 2003
8 reviews
1,411 forum post
1 helpful vote
The ship has held up very well. We feel that chops was not up to what we are use to. Johnny Rockets waited 1 hour only to get the wrong food. The show was Saturday night fever was just not great. The rooms look great. The dining room food ... Read more
RissaRN04
Member Since 2012
1 review
172 forum posts
In February 2014, my husband and I booked our first cruise with Royal Caribbean. We have cruised previously with Carnival, Disney, and Holland America Lines. We were so excited to enjoy this new cruise line that before we knew it, we had ... Read more
lethal123
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed November 2014
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 12 night cruise to Fiji, Vanuatu, Isle of Pines and Noumea on the Rhapsody of the Seas. Staff were very attentive, particularly in the main dining room. Food was excellent. Several bars to choose ... Read more
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