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Harmony of the Seas

December 2016 - Harmony of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Needs some "tweaking"

The cabin was fantastic, the entertainment was the best I have ever experienced, and I have been on 30 plus cruises, but the staff wasn't always knowledgeable, and the crowds at times were overwhelming.

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Norwegian Getaway

September 2016 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western


The experience was amazing. I am at a very high loyalty level on other lines, and tried NCL for a quick getaway, and almost immediately noticed that the other cruise lines had better up their game because NCL has definitely got the right game plan. Everything was top notch, the staff, the activities, the dining, and such a high energy level! I already have reserved another NCL cruise, and highly recommend the line.

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Adventure of the Seas

May 2015 - Adventure of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

The best ADVENTURE ever!

we have been on over 30 cruises, on several different cruise lines, but mostly rccl. the level of service on this sailing was outstanding. it was above and beyond our wildest expectations. rccl is known for "wow-ing" but this was exceptional. the itinerary was wonderful, our dining experience was was one of, if not our, favorite cruise!

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Allure of the Seas

May 2014 - Allure of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

The Allure was alluring!

My husband and I are well seasoned cruisers, and quite frankly, we waited a long time to cruise on the Allure of the Seas. We thought it would be too big, we would feel crowded, and we would not experience the personal touch as we always do with RCCL. How could attention be paid to over 3500 passengers? Once we boarded, and from the time we disembarked, RCCL again surpassed our expectations! Everyone we talked to agreed! There were however, a few things that could be addressed. RESERVATIONS! I am glad that we made them a few weeks pre-cruise, and was glad I did. Many of our fellow passengers did not, and were disappoited that most of the shows were either "sold-out" or standing room only. The other disappointment was our cabin, which was not the fault of the cruise line. We had a balcony overlooking Central Park based on the recommendation of a loyalty ambassador aboard ship on a previous cruise. It was so sad that we couldn't wake up to the beauty of the ocean, or the uniqueness of the ports. We faced another expanse of balconies across the park area. It was like living in a big city and facing an apartment building. We really felt bad every morning! We couldn't leave the curtains open, because of the proximity of the across the park balconies, so what was the point of the window, and the balcony. We didn't feel any privacy.  So, the next time we cruise on a ship in this class, we would definitely not choose this type of balcony or the ones overlooking the Boardwalk area. Again, our cruise , in spite of the cabin, was wonderful and what keeps us  "loyal to Royal"!

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Adventure of the Seas Adventure of the Seas - For example: The Hot tubs in the adult pool area are quiet and not busy in the evenings! Grab a free icecream cone by the main pool during the afternoon!

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reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Harmony of the Seas and gave it 4 stars!

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reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Norwegian Getaway and gave it 5 stars!

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shared a quick tip for Norwegian Getaway"specialty dining, do not miss Cagneys and Teppanyaki!"