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Royal Caribbean

BY ROYAL CARIBBEAN #2 in Cruise Lines

4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars74%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.65 / 5 based on 5,725 Reviews

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  • "Overall, all the cruise lines are more or less the same, so you have got to look for the reward program - those perks you don't want to miss!" in 22 reviews
  • "this was the first cruise I went on with the whole family and we had the best time there was so much to do and the children had a lot to keep them busy it was fantastic" in 18 reviews
  • "I've been going on cruises yearly, and I have to say, Royal Caribbean is probably the best cruise line I've ever sailed with!" in 14 reviews
  • "there is always something to do, the staff rocks and if you get involved with activities you will have the time of your life the ports and excursions are amazing as well " in 10 reviews
  • "Between the amazing service, the food, the incredibly fun excursions, and dining company - I've never had so much fun on a vacation." in 10 reviews
Ana Belen M.
MIAMI, FL
89 reviews
The cruise with the best destinations in the world, is a departure from the routine, an escape to a paradise, you can enjoy in family, couple, a special meeting, an anniversary,
Lesley R.
Lenexa, KS
28 reviews
Absolutely love RC...great itineraries, great food, entertainment isn't half bad, love their beverage packages!
Lily D.
8 reviews
I have been on one cruise in 2015 and we already have another scheduled for 2017. All my friends recommended Royal Caribbean as the cruise line to use and so we scheduled our first cruise to depart from Ft Lauderdale Feb 2015 to the Eastern Caribbean, on Indepenance of the Seas. The ship was amazing, like a city on the water. It was much bigger than we anticipated. The food was amazing, and the Bread Pudding was my favorite! I wish I had the recipe. The staff was amazing. They were so helpful, we had a lot of questions because it was our first time and we were not traveling with any cruise-veterans. The shows were amazing. They were fun and upbeat, even the ones we weren't sure we would enjoy, we did.
Angie T.
Rockville, MD
20 reviews
The pros:
~ Everything on the boat looked nice.
~ The pools/hot tubs were awesome.
~ The gym, dry sauna, and steam sauna were awesome!! Very clean.
~ The ice skating show and the cirque du soleil type show were amazing!

The cons:
~ A lot of confusion happened on the ship due to the information on the compass being incorrect. (times and locations of events; no description of the event) A lot of the workers didn't even know what the events were or when they happened.
~There were 2 formal nights and 0 semi-formal nights. We weren't told when formal nights where until the night before, so it was hard to plan for activities since you don't know when you need to get dolled up and when not to.
~ We did dine-in dinners in the main restaurant every night of the cruise. The food almost always came out room temperature. The pasta would come out under cooked. The ice cream by the time it reached our table was half melted. The dessert would literally be sitting in a pool of ice cream. Food was very salty. You can tell the food was pre-made and sitting there for awhile before it was served. The main waiter was never really at the table. He also would give half the table their food, but then disappear for awhile before handing out the rest of the food which we could clearly see sitting a two feet away from us.
~ Too many comedian nights; who weren't very funny.
~ Too many add-ons you had to pay for. Many times too expensive. Around $90 just for soda for the week.
~ They had more places where you had pay additional to eat at compared to what came with your regular cruise ticket. 3 restaurants, a cupcake store, a ice cream store, and a coffee store all cost extra. 1 buffet, 1 restaurant (short time frame), a pizza place (normally only 2-3 types of pizza), a tiny sandwich selection (inside the coffee shop), and a frozen yogurt machine by the pools. Because the buffet and restaurant were only open for short time frames, the lines for pizza, sandwiches, and frozen yogurt were extremely long all the time.
~ We were on the ship on Christmas and Hanukkah There were barely any holiday decorations. Santa only visited twice (an hour each time) I wish they made the ship a bit more festive.
~ The entertainment was either geared to the children or the older generations. Not much for the young adults. (18 yrs old - mid 30 yrs old)

I probably will not go on a Royal Caribbean cruise again. I'm not sure if this experience was a one time thing or what, but there were a lot of cons and not enough pros.
Melanie N.
Valrico
85 reviews
Great cruise line! I had so much fun. Nothing but great things to say about it. I loved it.
Maidelyn P.
Miami, FL
88 reviews
Royal Carribean was the first cruise and cruise line that I went on. We booked the trip my family and I through AAA. The ship we stayed on was the Majesty of the Sea which is one of their older ships. It was a 5 day cruise leaving from Miami to the Bahamas. This was not a very pleasant trip. Now mind you, some of the issues we had were specific to the ship, which again, I want to point out, wasn't a new ship, but still there were a lot of issues. First of all, this was a family trip with 5 adults and 5 teens (under 21 but at or over 18), due to the rules one ship anyone under 21 had to be in a room accompanied by an adult. So the suite that the adults got was split up and adults were then forced to sleep in a tiny interior room with a young adult. We worked around that though, it just would have been nice to know when we were buying tickets... Then we brought my grandmother who is handicapped and needs a wheelchair to get around. There was 1 working elevator on this ship and 90% of the time it was down for one reason or another. So doing things with grandma was a huge hassle! Then come to find out the adult suite that we were in had roaches in it and other bugs.... The rest of the cruise was decent... Because it was an older ship there wasn't a lot to do, and with all the kids running around it was just blah... The worst part of the trip happened at the end. We all wanted to leave together but of course the released us by floors and since the suite and the interior rooms were on different floors that couldn't happen, plus we all had different flights back home so some had to leave right away while others could wait. All of my family has gotten off the boat at this point besides my cousin and I I get to the door and they swipe my card and tell me I can not leave the ship, I must go speak to the front desk. Now I'm just shy just turned 18 or maybe I was 17 at that time not sure, but I'm freaking out because I've never travelled before and my family has all gotten off and I'm being told I can't leave, and the line for the front desk is huge! So I call my mom and tell her they won't lead me off, she freaks out turns around starts yelling and screaming at the people to let her back on, he PR child is being detained blah blah blah, finally she gets to me, we get to the front desk.... Come to find out they stopped me because they wanted to offer us a 20% off our next trip with them because of the roaches.mcome to find out they meant the offer for my dad who share the same first name as me, but they stopped me by mistake. My mother flips out on these people then come to find out my cousin was also stopped for a outstanding bill. Which he meant to pay but his paycheck was still processing when we got back to port. Instead of telling us about a promissory note he could have signed to pay the money back later, they made it seem like if he didn't pay it all right then he would go to some debtors prison or something, basically forcing my mom to pay for his debt to make sure we could all leave and still catch out planes. Luckily we were able to get out fairly quickly afterwards and nobody missed their flight, but it was a pretty big thing to hold up a child for a coupon... I man they could have emailed it, mailed it, just put it on our account, any number of things really. But anyway, besides that the good parts were good, the food was amazing! I would suggest getting the soda plan which gives you access to unlimited soda. The Bahamas the self were beautiful and there were some pretty cool things to do on the ship, especially at night. I'd definitely take a cruise again, maybe with Royal Carribean but only if it were in a newer ship. Before you take a cruise though really research the ship!
Lea U.
Greendale, WI
14 reviews
Guys, I definitely recommend that you guys go on a Royal Carribean cruise. The staff on there was so nice and friendly and made my experience so much better. it's so worth your money! I had such a fun time on the cruise and it was so fun. You must go on one of these cruises
Amanda M.
Lakeland, FL
317 reviews
Royal Caribbean is always nice and clean. I had a few issues with some rude staff the last time I went, but that was a first. Over all it's a great cruise line.
Larissa O.
Burr ridge , IL
36 reviews
Globetrotter Expert Level 1
I’ve been on 19 cruises and we’ve mostly gone on royal. Royal is great. Of course it depends on the crew mostly but I’ve never had a bad time on a royal cruise.
Tanya G.
7 reviews
Went on a weekend Cruise to the Bahamas. They have great food, Great Entertainment and plenty of things to do on board.. Cant wait to go on my next cruise trip!
Kelsey B.
39 reviews
Is Royal Caribbean a better cruise line than Carnival?
Karyne R.
Lansing, MI
258 reviews
Globetrotter Expert Level 2
I am looking to go on my first cruise next year in the fall. Is this a good cruise line to use for a first timer?
Haley L.
Indianapolis, IN
392 reviews
I have never been on a cruise. I get motion sickness very badly, but can you feel all of the movement on the boat?
Daisy M.
Guayama, PR
1 review
Where is the most favorite destiny of the Royal Caribbean travels?
Jay A.
364 reviews
Globetrotter Expert Level 3
I've always wanted to go on one of these trips, for a first timer would you recommend going with a small or big group?

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