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jakd4
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
42 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Love Transatlantic Cruises, we chose this itinerary for the ports and 8 days at sea, there is nothing better than being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with no commitments. Unfortunately RCI missed the point on this cruise by far. The ... Read more
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SusieCruiseAddict
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We have completed many Transatlantics including a previous one on Jewel of the Seas. We particularly like the relaxing sea days and getting to know other passengers, so joining activities onboard is a big plus for us. Embarkation and ... Read more
Britchip
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Wanted the experience of crossing the Pacific and this did not disappoint. The embarkation was a debacle but once on board the staff and crew really delivered. Kudos to Graham and his entertainment team that worked so hard for us on the ... Read more
SargassoPirate
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
414 forum posts
16 helpful votes
The embarkation got us off to a rough start. As Diamond Plus, we were seated in an "exclusive" area and started boarding right after the suites and pinnacles. We soon ground to a halt in the cattle chutes for Australian ... Read more
TDDownes
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is my 8th cruise with RCI. First one was back in 1997 on Majesty. Over the years I have seen a lot of changes, some not really for the better. It felt a bit like a Butlins at sea at times. I picked this cruise for the itinerary and ... Read more
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Murfee33
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
47 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Initially we saw the Tailor Made promotion, and it seemed a good price for the package. Unfortunately there were snags. We were offered the option of returning by indirect flights from singapore to Hong Kong, and from there back to UK, ... Read more
Downunderrob
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
As per normal boarding was easy and well organized. While there are parts of the ship that do need some attention I have to say it was a great cruise. Of course the norm now is to smash you at every turn with drinks packages, Rest ... Read more
bobanderson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Specifically chose this cruise as a means of visiting French Polynesia (Tahiti, Morea and Bora Bora). Booking, registration and embarkation all handled with ease - somewhat disappointed with the tired and dated condition of stateroom - ... Read more
millbridgelibrarian
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I wanted a nice long cruise to relax and visit cities I hadn't been to before. If you are not a dedicated RC cruiser be prepared to feel like a second class citizen. It began with check-in when we were put into lines segregated by ... Read more
mlncarr
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
For our 50th Anniversary we wanted to take a Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise from Tampa to Barcelona; with a Back-to-back from Barcelona to Venice to Barcelona. We've been on this particular cruise several times and just enjoy this ... Read more
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Lyndela
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2017
Good value for a 16 day cruise. However, RC has apparently achieved that by cutting back on the budget for stage shows. There were only 2 evening and 1 daytime ensemble show; much smaller ensemble than in the past. The remainder of the ... Read more
SpikeUK
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I've done a few TransAtlantic crossing with RC and other lines. Over the last ten years standards seem to have dropped. Cabin was fine if dated. TV system was old and outdated compared with what is available now almost everywhere ... Read more
McBlaze911
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Funny how we had come across this cruise. This was a post retirement cruise originally booked on a 22 day Holland American TA which cruised through the Mediterranean and ended in Rome. Back in August we were advised that the Oosterdam's ... Read more
Jan6253
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise to accompany our family and friends. First 7 days were sea days - great shows, great activities, and lots of relaxation. The crew on Serenade is simply amazing - smiles and greetings from all. The ship is due for refurb ... Read more
Gigi Peggy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary. We were disappointed to be diverted from France secondary to a port strike. The planned D-Day excursion was to be the highlight for my husband. The ship staff did a great job in setting up ... Read more
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fluffy owl
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Travelling with my husband who is confined to a wheelchair was very, very good on this cruise. Our room was perfect for accessibilty. Complimentary breakfast room service was exactly right. We were disappointed when we understood ... Read more
jcooper
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Great ports of call though our stop in LeHavre, France was changed to Dover, England due to a strike at the port. We were price gouged with the new shore excursions offered for Dover and didn't get much for our money. Very disappointed! ... Read more
Molly2005
Member Since 2009
1 review
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Last minute deal in our email box caught my eye. The price, the "close to home" port and the itinerary added up "to let's take a chance on this transatlantic to Barcelona." This is our 4th TA, and the weather was less ... Read more
Jsuecruising
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Wanted to visit ports in Italy so travelled across from Tampa the trip across was relaxing and had lots of fun people. The crew provided so many activities that I hardly had time to sit and read. Shows and entertainment was the best we ... Read more
Cruise 17
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Have been on 3 Royal Caribbean Cruises. Took almost an hour to board the ship. Cabin was neat and clean but had noise issues that they could not repair. The wood panels in the back of the room at the head of the bed would rub and make a ... Read more
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elsie3939
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,717 forum post
5 helpful votes
I love the sea days found on Transatlantics and many of the ports on their itineraries are wonderful, too. As the Radiance class ship is unquestionably my favorite class of ship, I was pleased to give the Serenade of the Seas a try on a ... Read more
Slidell_Cruiser
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
75 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
CD Carly B and her Activites Manger Grant kept us busy and informed. When the ship missed LeHarve due to French workers strike, we went to Dover and the ship provided free bus service to the train station, town center and the castle, Well ... Read more
dkviking
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
80 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The cruise got off to a rather rocky start as we sat in the embarkation lounge for 3 hours before being able to board. I have never had to wait this long and no reason was ever given by RCCL. This is unacceptable. The ship is clean ... Read more
wimauma
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I, and many others felt that Royal Caribbean has gone downhill. We are Diamond members, and are disappointed to feel this way. The reasons include: 1 - there were limited activities for us to participate in (especially on sea days, which ... Read more
Elwin612
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had always wanted to spend time at sea. We heard about repositioning cruises and chose this one. We had no idea what to expect and were absolutely delighted with certain aspects of the cruise. We did not expect the ... Read more
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