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735 Royal Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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GrumpyCruisePants
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Keep in mind that this is just my second cruise and I am not exactly a "cruise person." The idea of taking multiple cruises every year makes no sense to me at all. Anyway, we signed up for this "repositioning cruise" ... Read more
colbeaver
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
RCI was tops in our cruise choices due to our prior experience. Now , it is below Holland and Princess. The reasons are the multitude changes that must be caused by the bean counters. Everything on the ship is offered at a price, the ... Read more
Traveler4k
Member Since 2014
9 reviews
42 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
I was really looking forward to this cruise as I love transatlantic cruises and I had not been on this class of ship. With that said, there were many pros and cons regarding this ship. THE CABIN: I had as a solo was one of the new ... Read more
thrilled4time
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
417 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
This was our second Transatlantic cruise and our first time on a Freedom Class ship. For eight days cruising at sea (losing an hour each day at noon) and a bit overcast/windy this time, we still found enough to do to keep us from getting ... Read more
Badger1973
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Repositioning and landed in Rome End in Rome End in Rome Excursion group was not helpful, a waste and reason to choose another ship and/or cruise line. They seemed disconnected / not organized. An view held by many fellow ... Read more
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dakotatex
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
190 forum posts
This was our 4th TA and the 3rd on a RC ship. The check-in was somewhat unorganized, prior to them losing several cameras at the check-in. Even with these problems the crew was able to get our pictures and log us onto the ship. We ... Read more
Seasoned firefighter
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
879 forum posts
The price was very good, the repositioning cruise is always longer, which we like. The ship was new to us and most ports we had never visited. We like to do different ships, ports and adventures. We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale late the ... Read more
quiltzalot
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Low cost for Transatlantic and an invite from friends drove us to choose this cruise but 8 days crossing with mostly high winds and cloudy skies dampened our enthusiasm, Royal Caribbean did nothing to plan alternate indoor events for us. ... Read more
wallstreet_jim
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Never tried a trans-Atlantic crossing before. If you don't want to be on the water for 8 straight days, this isn't the cruise for you! That said, it was relaxing and enjoyable. Entertainment and food were great. Diamond lounge was ... Read more
cardboss
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
127 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruise Director..Michaela was one of the best we've ever had embarcation was worst ever ! RCCL needs to improve their secondary terminal in FLL. Got a sinus infection after walking 150 yards downpour to get to terminal. Completely ... Read more
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rjr4band
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The ship allowed us to take a 14 day cruise, with 8 days at sea and visiting various ports in Portugal and Spain. I have worked on cruise ships as a musician and have also traveled on many cruise lines since then. The embarkation was a ... Read more
sg1phileshipper
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
3,195 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was my first transatlantic ever and from start to finish the cruise was simply awesome. Arrived at the port just a little before 11 and was on the ship an hour later. It would have been faster, but they experienced some computer ... Read more
MSunshine
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
344 forum posts
We have been on 4 Fall transatlantic crossings but this was our first time for the Spring crossing. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The ship was in good shape with the exception of the cabin bathroom showing some wear and ... Read more
proffurey
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
5 forum posts
I have no complaints about the cruise portion of this trip, but was disappointed with the hotel overcharges arranged by AIR2SEA, Royal Caribbean's partner. I was charged $513.72 for a two night stay in Barcelona, but was quoted a price of ... Read more
croaziera
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
561 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my second TA and first with Royal Caribbean. It was cruise #34 for me and it was my most enjoyable so far. I will break down this review in categories, to make it easier to read and understand. I will post videos of the entire ... Read more
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tapestrylady
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had been on the Freedom of the Seas on a few other occasions. The ship is large enough with a variety of activities for a long cruise. Our balcony room was spacious and well maintained by the staff. The health spa on the eleventh ... Read more
Parguera Pirate
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
CRUISE CRITIC REVIEW BY: Ernest H. Williams, Jr. QUALIFICATIONS: Hundreds of restaurant and hotel reviews and 85 previous cruises. CRUISE SHIP: Jewel of the Seas CRUISE LINE: Royal Caribbean DATES OF CRUISE: 23 April to 6 ... Read more
Ridger
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
The room w as spacious we enjoyed the large balcony and the view from the back of the ship even if it was a long walk.Our steward Wesley was efficient and friendly.Our dining room servers were good and everything was in a timely manner. ... Read more
osalazar
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because of its Port-au- Calls, which I had not visited before. It was somewhat inconvenient as it sailed from San Juan, PR and we live in Miami, thus had to fly in the day before (the same day flight was leaving at 7 ... Read more
jefarl
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,035 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We took this TA ( our 4th TA) because of the ports and cost. We had a balcony on Deck 8 which was spacious and more storage than we expected. Our CRuiseCritic roll call was very active and we participated in many events through the cruise, ... Read more
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teoder
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We like cruises with more sea days and less ports. Transatlantic is perfect for that. We had 8 days at sea and we really enjoyed that. There was a great band on the ship so we danced almost every night. The Ice Skating show was excellent. ... Read more
fvandewouwer
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
630 forum posts
5 helpful votes
the Freedom of the Seas : our first cruise 11 years ago was on this wonderful vessel and it still is a beautiful ship with wonderful staff great staterooms a variety of entertainment and amazing choice of fresh food, we loved our second ... Read more
lovetosail
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Excellent trans-Atlantic cruising experience on Freedom of the Seas We just returned from a two week Portugal and Spain trans-Atlantic cruise on the RCL Freedom of the Seas. This was our first cruise on the Freedom and fourth in this ... Read more
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
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