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Royal Caribbean New Orleans Cruise Reviews

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49 Royal Caribbean New Orleans Cruise Reviews


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SHIP TRAVELER

8 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Majesty of Seas Sailing from New Orleans

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We were excited to cruise out of NOLA again on RCL and the prices on this seven day cruise were great. We traveled with two other couples from our community. We are all seniors and we all drove from Texas to New ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cruisecluestoo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise bad food and casino

We chose this cruise because we like smaller ships. It was a great ship to get around .I liked seeing the same people around the ship... I didn't think it was in as bad shape as I had been reading. It wasn't new but ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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olderbutbetter

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Old ship not very accessible friendly

Just returning from 7 days on the majesty of the Sea out of New Orleans. Brought my sister in law with us who had never been on a cruise. It was not the best Impression for a newbie. Beyond RCC control the ship ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Fast Alongside

43 Reviews Written

131 Helpful Votes

Vision Not 20-20

I have been on this ship many times and have always considered it one of my favorite smaller ships in the line. However things seemed to have changed a bit in the last year or so. This trip consisted of two one ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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lpaulow

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not bad

Got to New Orleans port at 9:30, they didn’t start letting guests start checking in with cruise staff til 10. I believe we were on the ship by 11:30 (we are not diamond club, just first time on royal). If you ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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rrtexascruiser

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Low crowds, but...

We chose this ship to sample the smaller ship. We also have never been to New Orleans, so we spent a few pre-cruise days exploring NOLA. We got a pretty good deal and was happy to sacrifice lack of “active” ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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bankster

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Barely worth it for a cheap cruise

Overall, this ship was flat out boring. There is no entertainment besides trivia, lame shows, and seminars for the purpose of selling something. The ride through the Mississippi and gulf was extremely bumpy a couple ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Crznthrulife

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We are Diamond Plus and have over 25 cruises with RCCL. This was our biggest disappointment. We love New Orleans and had a great time prior to the cruise. There were 11 people in our party, including a 3 year ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ndb2016

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The good and disappointing...

We (a mid 30's and early 40's married couple) chose this cruise originally for the ports (Coco Cay, Nassau, Key West) and because it was a good deal. Then the Coco Cay port was changed to Miami so that was the first ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Kcdaugherty

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice smaller, older ship

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, which was to include CocoCay, Bahamas, and Key West. We have been to the Bahamas, but were eager to see CocoCay and revisit Key West. Unfortunately, CocoCay wasn't ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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mscjn2

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The staff were wonderful, but didn't like the ship.

We chose this ship because friends were sailing on this ship at this time. We ended up being on different floors, not what we expected. The ship only had one dining room and seemed to lack the amenities that other ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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EmeraldCoastCruisers

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, but boring and dining experience mediocre.

We chose this cruise as it was the first for Royal leaving from New Orleans after years of being gone. We were excited to be back on a Royal cruise. No cruise is a bad cruise, BUT this ship was quite boring. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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vidmanpk

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Just another RC cruise, the good and bad

Susie and I chose this cruise as her birthday celebration. From the beginning and throughout the cruise we dealt with some of the best of cruising and some of the worst. We flew in (Southwest Airlines) day of ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cruise Lover!!!

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice but not wowed

Let me start by saying this is my 4 cruise. We've done 2 with Royal & 2 with Carnival. My husband and I are in our early 30's. Overall the ship was very nice. Our cabin was larger then most other ships I had ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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machaus

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

RCCL Service and Quality going downhill

This was my husband and my 8th cruise and 2nd on RCCL and I must say that the service and quality was not very good as compared to other cruises. It appears that the number of staff people in the dining room and ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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CruiserPICC

1 Review Written

Serenade of the Seas - SHIP OF ‘NO’

First, I would like to say this is my first review on any travel site ever on any subject. We are a family of 4 (kids - 12 and 7). This was our second time cruising. Our first cruise was last year aboard the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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osieryardmaster

1 Review Written

Great cabin poor food crowded ship

My wife and I have cruised on Princess, Norwegian, Holland America, and Celebrity, and decided to give Royal Caribbean a try. We had heard good things about RCL, however our January cruise out of New Orleans on ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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douglasgal

2 Reviews Written

3rd RCI Cruise, first time not on Mariner...not as good.

I had expected the same great food as I got on Mariner before it moved to Asia. OOPS. Not so much. MDR food was bland and blech for the most part. Decadent chocolate desserts were to die for. Rooms were not as ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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rpruzinsky

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

A great disappointment

My wife and I were extremely excited about this cruise on Royal Caribbean, as it was many years since we were on an RCI Ship. Our two previous cruises in 2013 were on the Carnival Dream and the Carnival Glory. ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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emilyfrost

1 Review Written

Serenade of the Seas Has Major Problems

We are RCCL Diamond Plus with 73 total cruises, so we are reasonably qualified to offer our view! This cruise (1/11/2014) on the Serenade of the Seas left us with one overriding thought: What is wrong with this ship ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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eglidenblu

1 Review Written

Not like I remembered

i remembered RCL being so very nice, great food, great service, just great in everything they did. I had pumped up RCL to my wife and family, that they would never again want to step on another Carnival cruise after ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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phillyshrink

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Gradual Downhill Slide

I am a Diamond member on RCI so have been on a lot of cruises on RCI and other lines. Over the past year or two I have watched the gradual deterioration in services on Royal Caribbean. This last cruise on Serenade ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Erica1NT

1 Review Written

Not as family friendly as expected

We chose this cruise line because we had heard that Royal Caribbean is one of the most family-friendly cruise lines. And looking at the ship's offerings, there certainly seemed to be a lot for kids to do. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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SoCalTraveler

9 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Transatlantic with reservations

Review of Navigator of the Seas, Transatlantic voyage April 6 through 21. 15 days, with stops in the Azores, Toulon, and Livorno on the way to Rome. Embarkation: The cruise port in New Orleans is very close ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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steveshadow

1 Review Written

Relaxing transatlantic

So all in all a good cruise with all the typical good service from RCCL. Quick notes are that they really have very limited support for kids under 3 on most of the boats below the Oasis class. We were limited to ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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