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Royal Caribbean Southampton Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
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Southampton

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670

Very Good

474

Average

469

Poor

263

Terrible

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2,015 Royal Caribbean Southampton Cruise Reviews


georgemac145 avatar

georgemac145

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not quite what we expected

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This cruise was cut to 11 days due to bad weather on previous cruise. RCI did offer a price reduction - pro rata - or a full refund to be used towards a future cruise. Apparently full cash refunds were offered, but ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Icantthinkofone

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dancing With The Captain !!

Remember this song ?There was no land in sight !!!! October 25th was quite a nice day to embark on our 11 night cruise to the Canaries I have been on this cruise many times and couldn't wait to sail. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

A real eye opener as to how Royal Caribbean views its UK customers

This review isn't so much about the ship. More about the way Royal Caribbean went about showing how little they care about their British customers. We found out a few days before leaving that this trip was going ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cruiser Rick1

11 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Expected Better

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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GILLCOX

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

EXCELLENT CRUISE- SHAME ABOUT RIP OFF SHUTTLE CHARGE

We chose this cruise because we had not been to Hamburg, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Felt it was a good way to see these destinations. Apart from the drizzly weather, which was expected at this time of the year, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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caroline1965

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as described!

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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TABG

8 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Just a cruise -- not the best

Overall the cruise was a cruise, a time away from our everyday lives to relax in order to continue with the demands normal life lends our way. That said let me tell you we have been on over 25 cruises, on several ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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2ndhoney

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just OK

I've sailed on other cruise lines and Royal was not my favorite, but they were going to a port that I really wanted to go to and not many other cruiselines went there. This was a family trip so that my dad and the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Tindy2

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Too many people ... too busy

We were really looking forward to this cruise. There were too many people on this ship. Our first evening we realised that there were not enough seating in-social areas for the amount of people on board. Every ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Mrs Haggar

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Lacks that luxury feel

This ship is disappointing. The room 2640 is on top of the engine room and is very noisy. The decor is tired and dated. The staff and food are excellent but it feels budget in comparison with celebrity and P & O. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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grapau27

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Excellent Explorer

We stayed overnight in a hotel in Southampton then got a taxi to the city terminal for 11am. As D+ loyalty we got priority security and check in and were on the ship within 20 minutes. We called into the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MouldyMermaid

5 Reviews Written

60 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean no longer up with luxury cruise leaders

Having had a brilliant cruise on Navigator last year, we booked to do the same itinerary with friends from Scotland. Our 19th cruise - and 8th with R.C. but what a huge disappointment - so much has changed. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Barb E avatar

Barb E

1 Review Written

Not for us and don't book Cabin 3309 Deck 3!!

We had wanted to go on IOS for a long time and although wasn't disappointed, wasn't for us. Several reasons really, far too big, twice the size of others we have been on and this was our 10th. Firstly when we ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GARogers

1 Review Written

Not what we expected

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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Brando54

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Improvements required

Independence of the Seas is a very large vessel but its facilities are not themselves large enough or well-staffed enough to accommodate the passenger population. Windjammer, the popular buffet restaurant, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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upwarduk

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First time Diamond

We sailed from Southampton and because we are Elite status on Celebrity, we are Diamond on Royal. This meant that we had priority boarding. We were soon on the ship, but had to go to the Windjammer for lunch as our ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Local wherever he goes

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Too many people

Just home after a cruise to the Portugal and the Canary islands departed from Southampton. Firstly, RCC never miss a trick to make money !! Always book a drinks package and a dining package - we did both and it ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Travelmad

7 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, a few small niggles, nothing major

Embarkation was great, we were on the ship 5 minutes after entering the terminal. The refurbished part of the ship is great, it’s a shame they didn’t update the staterooms. Ours was quite shabby with stained ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pamee

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Interesting journey!!

i chose this cruise because I fancied he list of ports to be visited. As a widow travelling alone I like cruising because I can sit at the same table every night with the same guests so I can get to know people ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Poipu04

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Large Ship but never felt crowded

Being frequent sailors on NCL, we had some trepidation in dipping our toe back into RCCL's offerings. We were pleasantly surprised on many, but not all, points. The ship was large, but unlike the NCL Breakaway, it ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cruisewhippersnapper

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overrated cruise line with a ship showing its age

We chose this cruise because it was cheaper than Disney and had basically the same itinerary. I had never been on Royal Caribbean before but I had been told that they were a little below Disney but above Princess, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Kezza2705

1 Review Written

Perfect 1st Cruise

This was our first cruise and we absolutely loved it. 2 adults & 1 teen Our Balcony Cabin was bigger than expected and equipped with everything we needed, a bit dated but clean and comfortable. Nice bedding and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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flicjagger

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dated Taster Cruise

We have cruised with P&O and NCL and decided to do a Royal Caribbean taster cruise before we committed to booking a full cruise for us and our children. We travelled with our 2 and a half year old, we have found ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Doreen lesley

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best holiday yet

I was asked to accompany a friend and this was my first ever cruise. It was the best experience ever, From start to finish the whole experience was effortless. No queuing to board or disembark. Very calm and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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KVWalton30

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great holiday and great ship

We have just returned from a 13 day cruise from Southampton to Spain, Lisbon, France. Travelled in 2 cabins, myself and my husband in one and our 2 teenage boys in the other. The embarkation and disembarkation ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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