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131 Royal Caribbean San Diego Cruise Reviews
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ScubaCruiser54
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
193 forum posts
It was an interesting trip. We flew into San Diego from Houston. We had booked our pre-cruise room at the Hilton San Diego Bay Hotel. We arrived a little bit after 12:00 pm. The Hotel looked nice from the outside. The lobby was ... Read more
NanTOsh
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
This was our first cruise on RC and only our second cruise overall. We cruised from San Diego to Vancouver, BC, though we disembarked in Victoria to visit family. When we entered the cruise embarkation area, we were whisked around the ... Read more
yagoelen
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
We were accustomed to Celebrity on several recent cruises but remembered nice ones that had been taken with other 4 RCCL ships. This time because of convenient dates we decided to take this cruise and were not happy we had done so.It ... Read more
richard1s
Member Since 2004
15 reviews
435 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
The following are some experiences and observations about our 5/16 California repositioning cruise on the Jewel of the Seas - sailing out of San Diego. We chose this cruise specifically for the itinerary, but we are also big fans of the ... Read more
HouseRulz
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
192 forum posts
This was my 6th cruise, and first on RCCL. I was traveling with my Mother. We have cruised together several times. This cruise went to Catalina Island, San Francisco (with overnight), Victoria, and ended in Vancouver. Embarkation: We ... Read more
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_Marshbird
Member Since 2015
1 review
When a company tries to nickel and dime their customers, they are destroying customer relations. And that is what Royal Caribbean has done for me on this my last cruise, and very certainly my last cruise with RC for some time. Pros: ... Read more
AHobs
Member Since 2015
1 review
I recently returned from the Pacific Coastal cruise I went on with two family members, with only one who had been on a cruise before (he sailed on Celebrity). We were very disappointed with Royal Caribbean's customer service on this ship ... Read more
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cmlv150
Member Since 2009
1 review
354 forum posts
My party flew into San Diego, the morning of the cruise and took a taxi from the airport over to the cruise ship terminal area. We arrived around 10:30am walked up, dropped off our luggage and then walked to the North along the pier to ... Read more
capalmtree
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
3 forum posts
Having researched many Panama Canal itineraries, we were pleased with our 15-night trip on Vision of the Seas. We wanted an itinerary that actually transited the canal and also spent a day in Panama for touring. We were a bit concerned ... Read more
DosMariasFromSF
Member Since 2013
1 review
RCI , Royal Caribbean International Vision of the Seas Panama Canal April 2013 West to East (San Diego to Ft Lauderdale) Room 2072 (Senior Citizens , no children) Overall, a very rewarding experience, though it did not start off ... Read more
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ladyslippertraveller
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
3 forum posts
My sister and I just completed a five day visit in San Diego and a 15 day Panama Canal cruise on board the Vision of the Seas. The only negative comment I can make is the terrible check in procedure at the San Diego pier. This has to be ... Read more
beachfinder
Member Since 2009
1 review
577 forum posts
Check in was the worst of any cruise we had ever done. Despite being a Diamond member with a Jr. Suite, I was sent to the "regular" line and they couldn't do anything fast. They couldn't verify my credit card either and blamed everything ... Read more
Ruth
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
2,980 forum posts
Good -Great Cruise Critic's to hang out with. 14 day cruise. Time to relax. No kids on board, they were in school. Bad -Worst room steward we have ever had. He was unhappy, complained about his job to me each time I spoke to him. Never ... Read more
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pgtraveler
Member Since 2011
1 review
My wife and I live in California, and were planning to attend a wedding in Key West. Since we had a significant (and about to expire!) RCI credit from a Mediterranean cruise where half the ports were canceled due to weather, the Panama ... Read more
swiss305
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed May 2010
We chose the repositioning cruise on the Radiance for our first look at Alaska. It was a wonderful trip with much warmer weather than we were warned to expect--very little rain, many sunny days. We inched very slowly toward Hubbard Glacier ... Read more
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kept
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
151 forum posts
May 3, 2010 Radiance of the Seas, 5 nights R/T San Diego to Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas. Onboard this cruise was me 44, and my daughter 4. I just made diamond. Check in: Check in went fine. We took the train down to San Diego and ... Read more
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styles27
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
989 forum posts
My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Catamaran Resort and Spa in San Diego prior to our sailing. The hotel was nice. It's located in the Mission Bay area of San Diego, about 20 minutes from the pier. San Diego is a wonderful city, we ... Read more
azbarbu
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
9 forum posts
My partner decided to take a short 5 night Mexican cruise in conjunction with a conference I had in San Diego. All in all, the cruise exceeded our expectations. We had sailed on Carnival twice before (Elation and Legend), and Royal ... Read more
Paul
Member Since 2000
20 reviews
9 forum posts
Embarkation at San Diego was quick and easy and it's worth mentioning that we stayed at the Holiday Inn just across the road from the cruise terminal which was amazingly convenient. The cabin (stateroom) and bathroom were clean and ... Read more
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blueyesdm
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,301 forum post
We just returned from the 10 night Mexican Riviera cruise onboard our favorite ship, the Radiance. For being as old as she is, I think the ship is kept in great condition and we didn't notice any problems. This was my 10th and hubby's 11th ... Read more
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krismis176
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
2 forum posts
This was our 4th cruise, 1st with Royal Caribbean.. Embarkation: we arrived at 12:30 at San DIego Pier- we were on the boat and in the Windjammer Cafe in less than 45 minutes- most of the line, and confusion was with security- Food: ... Read more
Former Diver
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
4 forum posts
This was our 7th cruise with Royal Caribbean and our first to the Mexican Riviera. We had planned to celebrate our anniversary in January but in the end chose to delay a cruise until the spring. The price and itinerary made this especially ... Read more
coolK
Member Since 2010
1 review
First, sorry for my bad english. I can not use the same words to descript this review as detailed like others do. This cruise was our 4. cruise (Royal, Carnival and Costa). We enjoyed the cruise very well. We started in San Diego where the ... Read more
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Gracious Rose
Member Since 2010
1 review
104 forum posts
This was our first time cruising and we're glad we did it with RCI. We had a fantastic time, met a lot of wonderful people on the ship and off and are looking forward to going on a cruise again some day. This is a great cruise because it ... Read more
Aussiemick
Member Since 2010
1 review
127 forum posts
Sailed April 2010
Cabin: The cabin was much better laid out and had more storage than the same category on Princess last year. Unfortunately, the toilet stopped working twice, right after morning coffee. We called maintenance and after 45 minutes went ... Read more
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