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Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews

This 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). 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.

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  • Couple
    3.9
  • Family w/young children
    3.8
  • Family w/older children
    3.9
  • Singles/Friends
    3.9
  • Large Group
    3.8

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wonderful trip (first time cruiser)

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Majesty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 18, 2014


Had a great time from the time I stepped on til stepping off of the ship. Will be cruising with Royal in the future! For anyone looking for a first time cruise line who sets the bar high look no further than Royal Carribbean! I had done extensive research prior to my cruise reading hours of reviews and spoke to numerous people before and during my vacation in Miami who have cruised on numerous different cruise lines and I got the same response from each individual. (ROYAL HANDS DOWN)! Thank you to all the crew of majesty of the seas for making my first cruise unforgettable! Ray Louisville, KY

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breathtaking Coco Cay just plain "COOL" from housekeeping. spacious room with plenty of room , mirrors, and storage

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Family w/young children

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Balcony

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2-3 cruises

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Outstanding!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Enchantment of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 18, 2014


     From start to finish, this cruise was a pleasure! Room was lovely, plenty of room, and we will never cruise again WITHOUT booking a balcony room. Really enhances the experience. Food was delicious, service was impeccable. Our only regret is that we weren't on a longer cruise. Thank you for the memorable experience!

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Ok cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Majesty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 14, 2014


Went to this cruise on July 14th with my husband. The check in process was awesome. No waiting outside in the heat and no long lines. We had packed our bathing suits in our carryon bags so we could go to the pool. This cruise has two small pools. There were about 2500 people on the cruise and they had 2 pools that had a limit of 38 people each. Thank God not everyone wanted to get in there at the same time. (I do wish the women would have more respect on the type of bathing suits they wear since there are married men and families there, but can't control what people wear unless the ship decides to include this rule)  The food was good in the Windjammer (breakfast and lunch buffet dining room). Dining experience was great in the moonlight dining room  ( 3 course meal). Wish there were fun things to do on the boat during the day. During night ,shows were good and entertaining. Spanish music in Boleros was ok . Same music was played every night. We had an interior stateroom, which was perfect. The room had no windows but that was good for us because we slept better with no signs of sunlight. 

This ship stops in Nassau ,Bahamas and Key West, Florida both place were extremely hot so make sure you pack a lot of sunblock. Private Island  Coco Cay was nice.Overall the cruise was good. 

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RUDE INTERNATIONAL CRUISERS

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Majesty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 14, 2014


There was a LARGE group of teenage girls from Argentina on the boat that made my trip a living hell.  They did not respect the fact that people actually sleep, running up and down the hall, screaming and talking loud at all hours of the night.  They couldn't understand that when an elevator door opens, one should allow people inside the elevator to get off before they all try to crowd in--I literally reached a point where I had to push my way out of the elevator on several occasions.  I am not sure what adults were with them, but whoever they were, they made themselves scarce for the whole trip.  On top of all this, their lack of English-speaking skills made trying to communicate their rudeness to them completely pointless.  

 

With all of that said, the food was great.  The staff was great in taking care of our stateroom.  Even handling the onboard charges at the end of the trip was easy.  I would recommend that if one is looking to have a nicer cruise environment than the one we experienced, do your homework and ask about the composition of the ship's clientele.  I will next time I sail...

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My trip to the BAHAMAS.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Majesty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 14, 2014


Me and my sister had an awesome time.I had the time of my life.I also had great experiences with royal Caribbean. My dinner was superb every night and the waiters wete exelent.I never knew people could come together and have the time of their lives.I really enjoyed the karaoke,and the rock climbing.I difently would come back in a heartbeat and am already missing it all.you all showed what its like to live up every Night in the waters of the Caribbean. Thanks for an truely amazing experience ill never forget.Jack ..

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Ok trip, nothing exceptional

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Enchantment of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 14, 2014


There was a noticable difference in service on this cruise versus previous trips. I attribute it to the automatic gratuities. The insentive was not there. Dinner service was very slow. Other aspects were fine. Our interior suite was excellent, nicely sized room for 2.

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Making Memories of the Majesty

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Majesty of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 14, 2014


Our cruise on the Majesty of the Seas was one of the most fun cruises ever.  Dancing to the music of the Black Sea Band, Line Dancing Classes with Jimena, All our interactions with Juan Luka, Roberto, and all the Cruise Director's Staff was fun, exciting, and made each and every day and every activity memorial! Mr. Scott remembered us from our cruise in May and made us feel welcome from boarding the ship on. Meeting the Captian is always and pleasure and I truly enjoyed the Captain's words of wisdom at the end of every announcement.  The partys were fab, the food delicious, and our Head Waiter, Chansophie, and her assistant, Iwayan, Table 41, were as good as any we've had. Iwayan B. our Room Steward was always smiling, happy, and provided everything we needed.  Great Crew, Great Staff, Great Ship, Great Vacation!

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Must Do!!!!!!!!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


This was my first cruise with Royal Carribean, and I was very impressed. I have been on many different cruises with many different cruise lines, and this is one of the best. One of the best things about the ship is the staff; they are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food in the main dining room is very good, and the service is as good as any that you would get at a four or five-star restaurant. The pricing for specialty items like Starbucks coffee, bar drinks, and store items are reasonable. Another great thing about the ship is it's special features like a wave simulator, mini golf, rock walls, and an iceskating rink. Everyone in my party always found something they wanted to do on the schedule. There is also some really great live entertainment. Some highlights were the ice skating show, The Quest, Battle of the Sexes, and the classic on every cruise ship, The Newlywed Show. If you are a fan of musical theatre, you will appreciate the calliber of talent in the musical productions, even though the shows themselves are a bit chessy. The port of calls are ok; there are some great excursions that the ship offers, but most of the things you see and do are not any different than things that you can do in any beach town in America. Some things worth doing: check out Airplane Beach and try the Guavaberry Rum in Sint Maarten and swim with sea turtles in St. Thomas. I will definetly be going on another cruise with Royal Carribean soon!

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Simply Excellent

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Allure of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


The ship is marvelous. It's so beautiful and the staff is courteous and helpful. Even with so many people on bored wait times were extremely low. Breakfast at Windjammer takes about 5 minutes to be seated, it's the most popular restaurant on the ship, but you have several different options with no wait time. For lunch you have many options as well. Dinner in the main dining room is fabulous, the food is very good and you can try different appetizers and main entrees at each meal. The staff actually encourages you to try several appetizers and even entrees. We went to Chops Grill it's $35 per person and it's well worth the price. Bring your appetite because the portion size are gigantic. The excursions are well organized. The ship it's self is amazing there is something to do for everyone!

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The best service out there!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


The staff of Freedom is amazing! Great ice show and the comedians were a riot. The ship was very clean and there is a lot to do on board. The islands were absolutely gorgeous. I recommend booking any excursion for your day in st. Thomas. A little bit hectic when you get to that port. St Maarten was a breeze and taxi service there was very readily available. Just a wonderful trip. I would love to do it again.

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Ships for Royal Caribbean

Name Age Rating Reviews
Majesty of the Seas 22 years, 3 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

3.8 out of 5

1337
Enchantment of the Seas 17 years, 0 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

3.8 out of 5

1065
Freedom of the Seas 8 years, 1 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

4.2 out of 5

772
Navigator of the Seas 11 years, 7 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

4.0 out of 5

724
Jewel of the Seas 10 years, 2 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

4.0 out of 5

711
Explorer of the Seas 13 years, 9 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

3.9 out of 5

685
Mariner of the Seas 10 years, 8 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

4.0 out of 5

679
Grandeur of the Seas 17 years, 7 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 half star empty star

3.7 out of 5

599
Liberty of the Seas 7 years, 2 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

4.1 out of 5

591
Oasis of the Seas 4 years, 7 months old
5 star 5 star 5 star 5 star 5 half star

4.3 out of 5

578
Voyager of the Seas 14 years, 8 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

4.0 out of 5

455
Adventure of the Seas 12 years, 8 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

3.9 out of 5

451
Allure of the Seas 3 years, 7 months old
5 star 5 star 5 star 5 star 5 half star

4.3 out of 5

413
Serenade of the Seas 10 years, 11 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

4.0 out of 5

389
Radiance of the Seas 13 years, 4 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

4.0 out of 5

369
Rhapsody of the Seas 17 years, 2 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

3.9 out of 5

337
Vision of the Seas 16 years, 2 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 half star empty star

3.7 out of 5

292
Brilliance of the Seas 12 years, 0 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

3.8 out of 5

249
Independence of the Seas 6 years, 2 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

4.1 out of 5

173
Splendour of the Seas 18 years, 3 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 half star empty star

3.7 out of 5

170
Legend of the Seas 19 years, 2 months old
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 half star empty star

3.6 out of 5

127
Quantum of the Seas

0.0 out of 5

1
Anthem of the Seas

0.0 out of 5

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Ports in Royal Caribbean

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Nassau, Bahamas (7649 Reviews)

Nassau/Paradise Island is the capital of the Bahamas. Explore Parliament Square, the government center that dates back to the early 1800s or check out the port's vibrant night life, including more casinos, theatres, and fabulous cuisine than you could possibly fit into a short stay. During the day, there's plenty of golfing, tennis, and swimming.

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George Town, Grand Cayman (5300 Reviews)

George Town is the capital of the Cayman Islands, and is situated directly on Grand Cayman. Once a center of turtle fishing, the area is now a popular tourist destination. Snorkeling and diving are especially popular, and the opportunity to swim with and feed the giant, graceful stingrays should not be missed. Don't worry--it is said that no one has ever been stung.

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas (4773 Reviews)

Charlotte Amalie, is the capital of the United States Virgin Islands and the most popular cruise port in the Caribbean. Named for a Danish Queen, the city features pastel houses that are heavily sprinkled against a background of emerald hills. Colorful sloops dock along the waterfront, and a few steps back, down alleyways lined with old Danish warehouse buildings, is a world-famous shopping center.

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten (3554 Reviews)

An island under two flags, St. Martin/St. Maarten is French and Dutch. Philipsburg is on the Dutch side and famous for its duty-free emporia and casinos. A short drive will bring you to Marigot, a charming French Colonial outpost featuring shops filled with French fashions and imported Gallic goodies, as well as beautiful beaches.

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Key West, Florida (2955 Reviews)

Key West has the best diving, snorkeling, fishing and boating in the continental U.S. Just a three-by-five mile Island, Key West offers a treat for the masses that flock here. Locals and tourists alike stroll down Duval Street each night to witness the Sunset Celebration, where they find hand-made souvenirs, munchies, cold drinks and a show so spectacular, only nature could have created it.

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Belize City, Belize (2742 Reviews)

Belize City is the country's chief seaport, so snorkeling and diving is big here...bring a suit! Travel to a city previously inhabited by the Mayan people at Altun Ha, ancient temple of the Sun God. Or visit the Belize Zoo or Baboon Sanctuary. Gales Point is a great place to view manatees!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico (2428 Reviews)

The fortress of El Morro guards the harbor against long-gone Sir Francis Drake and his British privateers. The colorful streets of Old San Juan retain the Latin flavor of its seafaring past, when this was the heart of the Spanish Main. Sample the fiery rum made here, or indulge in an icy treat made from fresh tropical fruit and enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere.

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Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island) (2235 Reviews)

Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and sunning on Cococay, a private island that Royal Caribbean has reserved just for you! Do a little shopping at the Straw Market or just relax in the sun on the white sandy beaches and in the azure waters that you only find in the Bahamas. Go snorkeling, scuba diving, cruising by banana boat, or try parasailing! This island was built for you.

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica (1858 Reviews)

With its swaying palms, glistening white beaches, and sophisticated resorts, Ocho Rios is a favorite vacation spot. For a splendid view, visit Shaw Park Gardens, overflowing with fragrant flora and refreshing waterfalls, or enjoy a refreshing trek through Dunn's River Falls one of the most celebrated attractions of the Caribbean.

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