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Over the Top Caribbean Cruise by loganair84

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Enjoyed it very much, would do it again. Freedom of the Sea's did a wonderful job in all areas. They were quick to have someone with Purell hand cleansing liquid on hand in the eating areas as well as when we disembarked and returned to the ship.

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4 out of 5

New Years Celebration to welcome in 2019 by jorgelvnv

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Very comforting and beautiful cruise - relaxing - well worth it

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3.5 out of 5

The Sunshine and Islands were amazing - cruise itself, meh. by smalcolm1970

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Because the ship sailed out of Puerto Rico, 90% of the people on the ship were Puerto Rican/spanish speaking and the whole cruise/activities seemed to center around that. We felt like outsiders most of the time. We went to a line dancing class which ended up being latin dancing, for example. We won't choose that as a destination to leave from again.

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4.9 out of 5

Very disappointed. About 70% of the passengers were families from Puerto Rico and many were rude when it came to elevators, etc. by dpatris

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We enjoyed the ports we visited and the excellent service from the staff in the main dining room. Did not appreciate people trying to sell us something everywhere on the ship and definitely did not appreciate the rude Spanish-speaking passengers who had no regard for others. This cruise was expensive due to it being over New Year's and it was definitely not worth the money. On our other cruise, we enjoyed the steel drum band at the pool playing Caribbean music. On this cruise, we did not have that. It seemed it was not about the Caribbean experience, rather it was about the Latin experience instead. Not what we thought we signed up for.

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4.7 out of 5

very nice Caribbean cruise by bulldogbandit

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this was a welcome improvement over last year, only minor issues, but will travel Royal again. for what it is worth, I wish that they would decrease the emphasis on specialty dining, and reemphasize the main dining venues

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4.9 out of 5

Wonderful by lugolydia323

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Overall I enjoyed the cruise and we are planning to return in August with a big group.

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4.3 out of 5

Awesome Southern Caribbean cruise vacation by edison0305

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It was a great experience. It was the quickest and smoothest embarkation and disembarkation we experience from our 3 cruise vacations, 2 others are from different cruise companies. Interior design of this ship is also impressive specially the 5th level where all the restaurants, shops, bars, etc. are located.

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4.7 out of 5

The best vacation yet! by nurse2015

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By far the best cruise we have taken yet. We have been on 16 cruises and this was the best itinerary yet. Weather was perfect and this is in my opinion Royal Caribbean's best ship. Oasis class is too big and we were disappointed with the food and service. Very surprised. We are calling soon to book for this year for the ABC cruise out of San Juan.

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4.9 out of 5

Tropical Christmas Cruise by tammeyarthur

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Really good experience. Great staff on board the ship. The itinerary can't be any better. Beautiful island after island and there is always something to view while you are at sea. Islands everywhere. Food was great, weather was great. Looking forward to my next cruise.

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4.5 out of 5

Great Itinerary, amazing ship and staff by terryjackson

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Overall a great trip. Great ship for Families with children. lots of activities and accommodations. All ports were good, St. Lucia was amazing!

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4.3 out of 5

Good cruise, good itinerary. by SSIGeorgiaGirl

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The cruise was good, the clientele not so much. Very loud, rude and obnoxious folks. Will think twice about leaving from San Juan again. We love San Juan and would like to go back for a long weekend.

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3.6 out of 5

Nice, but too much selling. They will nickel and dime you to death if they can, and that is exhausting. by kwehrmeyer

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Great staff. Work hard to please and very attentive. Great entertainment with respect to nightly shows. Evening events like karaoke and other such things were rather poor. Other entertainers in bars were great as welll. Dining room food was okay, but most food on the buffet was as good or better. Staff everywhere worked hard.

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4.5 out of 5

Awesome Caribbean Cruise by plabadie

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Royal Caribbean is the best cruise line we've been on. The staff, the ship, the activities, the amenities, and the food are phenomenal. The pool and swim areas tend to be highly crowded, and people are always saving more seats and chairs than they need. The ports of call and excursions are really good. Some excursions can be cancelled with low participation rates.

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4.3 out of 5

Fun adult family fun by jeffmesser

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WiFi was a scam. Would have enjoyed more LGBT organized activities. There was only one night a happy hour event listed and it was the second to last night. I

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3.1 out of 5

Disappointing... but LOVE St. Lucia! by SnowSkiSunSea

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Cabin 9006 excellent! Food average at best. Disembarkation a mess. Overall a great itinerary port-wise.

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3.8 out of 5

Horrible!!! by cavonya

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Very disappointed with the overall experience! I will never sail again from Puerto Rico! And rethinking my loyalty to Royal Caribbean. Not the care and service I am use to receiving.

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4.1 out of 5

vacations by soraimagonzalez

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Excellent services from the following people from which he cleaned the room and at dinner Mr. Chakrapani and his assistant Helen. The music should improve and have a little more danceable.

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2.5 out of 5

My worst nightmare by zulma1719

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Not what I was expecting when with my family and food was bad maintainer was bad and overall didn’t enjoy it

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3.2 out of 5

40th Anniversary Cruise by denisemedi

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Overall, as this was our 40th anniversary celebration, we were disappointed with the cruise. I'm sure because of the many activities, including whole areas of the ship for kids, it seems to be better for families - not for adults looking for a romantic trip. The sheer number of kids everywhere (including the 8:30 dinner seating, which should be reserved for adults) was invasive. The kids were disrespectful, unruly, and totally undisciplined - even in the presence of their parents, and even in parts of the ship where it was not to be expected (library, solarium, etc.) While this is not the fault of the cruise company, I think we should have been warned that it is more of a "kids encouraged" cruise. We think we should have been informed by of the demographic focus of the cruise. PS: There is a new annoyance which permeated the public areas of the ship: bluetooth speakers (even sold on board the ship). Passengers would have their preferred playlists blaring at the pools, in the hallways/walkways, elevators, etc. Many times, there were several bluetooth speakers in use in a single area. Bluetooth speakers should be banned from use on the ship in all public areas.

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3 out of 5

We got to see 3 ports for the first time. by UncleLou

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I will never cruise RCI again, nor will I cruise out of San Juan. We were totally appalled by American Airlines. We had a major delay on both ends of our journey and thought we would be stranded in Philly on the way there and in Miami coming home.

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