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733 Royal Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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171
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viajeluna
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
My husband and I enjoyed being together and we love being on the water, but the ship left a lot to be desired. The entire ship needed a face lift. It was looking tired, and actually, unclean and unsanitary in certain locations. The ... 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
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 TV system was old and outdated compared with what is available now almost everywhere ...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
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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
earlyretire
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I caught a good price for this cruise and the ports it was going to made it highly desirable! Even though events prevented us from going into France (Le Havre), I think the crew handled it well. I know I was one of the few that weren't ... 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
Grandma Lynda
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
It was Our 50th anniversary and wanted to try a transatlantic. It was very enjoyable and a well run ship. Food and service was exceptional. Crew seemed very happy and was always friendly. The shows were very good and the band was ... 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
Fast Alongside
Member Since 2011
29 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This was my first crossing even though I have done numerous previous cruises throughout the world. There were a large number of people who had done many crossings. Most of them agreed that this was either rougher than previous ones or ... Read more
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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
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
81 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
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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
ibz1492
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
53 forum posts
4 helpful votes
4th time on Brilliance. Solarium is still awesome..... The Centrum was much more fully utilized than previously..... without the Promenade, this use of the Centrum worked well. Windjammer was top-notch.... No better casual dining at sea ... Read more
Mskaj
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
The cost and the date of the cruise The crew is excellent and eery one tried to please. The movies I ant say enough about Best of any ship I have been on. Activites were good to keep us busy for the crossing The internet needs work as it ... Read more
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seaproponent
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
220 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Many years ago I had my first and last cruise on Royal C. -- an unpleasant one. Since then I've become a fan of Holland America and Celebrity, so most of my baseline in writing this review will reference those experiences. We always ... Read more
bubblysandy
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
As a first time cruiser, this trip was amazing. The staff were outstanding in terms of friendliness, helpful and they would go out of their way to assist you. An itenary is given to you the night before so you know whats happening in ... Read more
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