Royal Caribbean is a great choice for families — second only to Disney Cruise Line and significantly less expensive. It’s also ideal for sporty travelers: The line’s adrenaline rush-driven activities — the best at sea — include rock-climbing, surf simulations, ice skating, ziplining, inline skating, and boxing (in a real ring). Royal Caribbean's entertainment choices feature high-dive shows on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, as well as parades with stilt walkers and “Madagascar,” “Shrek,” and “Kung Fu Panda” characters, the result of a partnership with DreamWorks Animation.
Royal Caribbean sails 25 ships.
Royal Caribbean is a great choice for families — second only to Disney Cruise Line and significantly less expensive; it’s also good for sporty couples and singles who want a never-a-dull-moment experience.
These cruise ships aren't for anyone who doesn’t love people, or action.
Sports activities on Royal Caribbean are the best at sea, including rock-climbing, surfing simulations, ice skating, zip lining, inline skating, boxing (in a real ring!), and billiards — and most of them are complimentary.
Impressive, high-octane entertainment choices include high-dive and synchronized swimming shows on Oasisand Allure, and parades with stilt walkers and costumed characters.
Classic Broadway productions (“Chicago,” “Saturday Night Fever,” and “Hairspray”) … need we say more?
Royal Caribbean's partnership with DreamWorks Animation brings characters from “Madagascar,” “Shrek,” and “Kung Fu Panda” aboard for character breakfasts and photo ops.
Kids are catered to with water parks that have cannons and sprayers (on Freedom and Oasis classes).
The 1950s-style Johnny Rockets diners (with singing and dancing waiters) are a great alternative to the sprawling buffet restaurant.
The innovative Oasis-class design features themed neighborhoods, including a “boardwalk” district that has a carousel with hand-carved wooden horses.
The two-story, glass-walled Loft Suites have a living room below and a loft bedroom above.
We could live without
Royal Caribbean's small standard cabins have truly compact showers.
Huge passenger capacities mean competition getting on and off the ship, as well as for deck chairs.
The push to sell … just about anything, from DVDs of the cruise to the ubiquitous photographers snapping pictures they sell later, can get quite annoying.
The crew left a rope dangle on the side of the ship . It banged on the stateroom wall all night . They said they could not do anything because we were underway.
Crew moved us to another room at 1 am. and the heat was on. Could not turn it off. WE had tho sleep with the door open all night. My little girl lost her glasses in the move . Because they ran us off the ship at 8 am.
Pool was closed when we got on the ship for 2 days.
Ship lost power and drifted for 5 minutes in the middle of the NIGHT !
I felt pampered on this trip which is what I wanted. This was an experiment to see if I would enjoy a cruise and would tolerate a boat. This was a good trial run which was perfect for me. The ports were okay - I am not one to hang on a beach alot but their private island has plenty to do besides sit on the beach which was nice. I felt safe in the Bahamas and the people were super friendly. Good experience
This was the first cruise I have been on and we went as a class for our 50th reunion. It was very enjoyable and a great way to enjoy old friends. The entertainment from the shows to comedy to art auction were all a great experience.
The experience was good. It had very friendly staff. The cruise director Carlos kept us entertained all the way . the dining room staff were kind and couteous and took special care of providing us with our personal requests for Indian food. Marian was specially very nice and funny.
Rajesh , our housekeeping staff was very friendly and cleaned our room everytime.
The ship is very old, however, so I am glad that they are retiring this ship soon .
It is a great tour and my family enjoy the beautiful view of Carribean sea so much. It is a good choice for people in northern and Eastern America, feel the summer and wear summer clothes, and then get back to feel spring. Moreover, we had great food in cruise.
Our very first cruise ever for 3 family members -- middle aged couple and 18 year old daughter -- was great. Service, staff, food, and activities offered were beyond expectation. The only disappointment was in the "My Time" dining arrangement, which is all that was left when we made a late cruise booking; the line to be seated for our 7:30 reservation time was consistently long in an inefficiently-cooled corridor, and we were typically seated 20 -30 minutes after our assigned time. Next time, we will make every effort to secure early seating at 6 pm before dining gets backed up. Once seated, though, food and service are superb. The extra expense for a deck 7 balcony room was well worth it for the view, privacy, and feeling of extended cabin space.
We had a great experience! It was our first cruise....I had always wanted to take a cruise and couldn't convince my husband because he was afraid of getting seasick. He wore a patch and I wore wristbands and we didn't have any trouble! The staff was great, and it was very fun having the same waiters every night and also getting to know our room attendant. The best surprise was how wonderful the private island was! I didn't know what to expect, but it was beautiful, the lunch provided was delicious and I loved that it had its own straw market and lots of activities. My sons were thrilled that there was a basketball court. We are huge basketball fans and were thrilled that the ship showed the NCAA championship game on the big screen by the pool!
The day of debarkation for the ports of call were chaotic and unorganized. No one knew what they were doing. To make matters worse, some people on our EXACT same excursion from the same Ship (we were the only ship docked) paid less for the SAME EXACT excursion. This bothered me and quite a few other guests aboard the vessel. We were jammed into a line, very confused and while waiting for directions, began to talk and compare tickets. Some people on our line did not even have the same ticket description or time as ours. Then to find out they paid much less 1/3 less than we had for the same experience. I really don't think I will cruise again with Royal Caribbean. I felt ripped off with my experience to say the least. We cruise every year and our group gets larger and larger. I would not allow my entire family to be duped as I was on Royal Caribbean. The entertainment aboard The Liberty of The Seas was excellent The cruise Director and staff were amazing and made sure everyone attending the shows had a wonderful time. The food above The Liberty of The Seas was not good at all with the exception of the Rembrandt Dining Room. The dining room staff went above and beyond their duties to ensure guest satisfaction. The staff at the excursion desk were rude and unhelpful. They should be more knowledgeable on what they are offering. The only thing that saved me from being miserable were the shows and entertainment staff and the dining room staff. Great Job!
Our cruise on RCCL Majesty of the Seas was just a nice vacation, I think that the expectations were high and in the service department the cruise line exceeded them. When two of our children got assigned to a different dining room, they reassigned them and got everything straightened out in a matter of minutes. The food on the cruise was dissappointing, again the bar was set high and RCCL did not deliver. There was actually nothing wrong with the food, breakfast was good, entrees at dinner were just ok, dessert was good, Fresh fruit everyday which was great, but again the rest of it was just ok. The staterooms were kept clean and our cabin steward was very attentive. The stop at Nassau, Bahamas was a waste of time unless you went on an excursion and Key West was dissapointing, there is nothing to do there unless you went on an excursion. The entertainment o the cruise was very good, alcoholic beverages were expensive, so if you go get a beverage package. Like I said before it was just a nice vacation, nothing spectacular.
I think that the ship was too crowded. You couldn't get to the pool area because there were too many folks standing around same. Had to wait a very long time for elevators, customer service and excursion desk. Crew didn't seem to be very friendly at all. This could be because it was over spring break, but the family that we went with, it was their very first time cruising and she said they wouldn't be cruising again.
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