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About Royal Caribbean

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 24 ships.

Best for

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.

Not for

These cruise ships aren't for anyone who doesn’t love people, or action.

We love

  • 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 Oasis and 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,” andKung 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.

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Freedom of the Seas

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Oasis of the Seas

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Allure of the Seas

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Navigator of the Seas

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Voyager of the Seas

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Liberty of the Seas

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Radiance of the Seas

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Rhapsody of the Seas

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Jewel of the Seas

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Serenade of the Seas

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2 days ago

6 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Adventure of the Seas

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Inside Cabin

Royal Caribbean May 03, 2015 View Deal via Priceline
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8 Night Southeast Asia (Hong Kong To Singapore)

Voyager of the Seas

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Inside Cabin

Royal Caribbean October 14, 2015 View Deal via Priceline
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4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Majesty of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean April 27, 2015 View Deal via Priceline
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3 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Majesty of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean May 08, 2015 View Deal via Priceline
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Jewel of the Seas

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Oceanview Cabin

Royal Caribbean April 04, 2015 View Deal via Priceline

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