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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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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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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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4.6 out of 5

Fun itinerary, older ship. by howardnancy98

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Very good balance of ports and days at sea. Chops was a nice free perk for our booking. Pizza was great. Ding room breakfast was slow and cold but like variety at Windjammer. The late schedule is too late for us. Liked the traditional dine time and My time option. Really like the music groups Funk it up and Maryna. Good quality musicians are very important to the experience.

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4.9 out of 5

Great Cruise by twinstant

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I had a wonderful time aboard the Royal Caribbean. I am ready to go on another one.

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4.1 out of 5

Excellent Customer Service / Food is bleh... by Cherrilm4499

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Overall, cruise was as expected. Food was meh...bland and cold. Service was surprisingly spectacular (I am a cruise snob and thought that the service was similar to the smaller vessels I have enjoyed. We were impressed that the layout of the ship allowed for quick access to most venues. While it was obvious we were on a large commercial vessel, the venues did not seem to be overcrowded.

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2.1 out of 5

Horrific Cruise by tperry34

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This was my first trip since my husband died 4 years ago and it was a trip from hell. The bed was so uncomfortable I slept on couch, 4 nights I'm still in pain.

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5 out of 5

A great relaxing trip with the best service! by rebeccagmimi

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Everything was really nice! Our waiters were the best and room stewart could not have been any better. The food was like a 5 star restaurant.

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4.9 out of 5

Relaxing by analdyvega

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I think members of the crown & anchor society should recieved a discount or free tour inside the Freedom of the seas ( inboard).

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5 out of 5

Splendor by MrMrsCruiser1

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It was wonderful the dining crew was amazing, Victoria, Rowell and Charlie made our cruise delightful they where extreamly attentive to all our needs And made it a pleasure coming to dinner. #KUDOS TO TEAM CHARLIEđź’•

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Southern Caribbean So Nice, Sugar and Spice by paulcitizensns

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Great Cruise Staff and ship were all wonderful, Alicia and Igusti made the whole thing Memorable.

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4.7 out of 5

Good Travel! by soniaebaez66

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The best thing I liked on my trip was the staff. The staff is from different countries and the benefit is that they speak several languages.

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3.9 out of 5

Older ship but still in good shape. Many staff members were rude however Dennis and Leah in the dining room were excellent, as well as our room steward Maybelline by rejljj

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Just a few rude people ruined my first experience with RC. Meal selection was not that great. Fresh fruit was either over ripe or under ripe.

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4.9 out of 5

Great ship and great time!! by bcdurkin84

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The shop was clean and the staff was excellent!! The ports were great!! I did not get my Johnny Rockets admissions while on the ship. I am trying to get reimbursed now.

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4.9 out of 5

Great Time by sdoble

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FOS was great. Food was good. Drinks were good. Staff was very friendly. We had a balcony room. It was bigger then expected. The rooms were always kept clean. Sorrento Pizza has great pizza.

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3.4 out of 5

Beautiful ship, bad service by sterrana71

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Service was poor on this ship. We decided to come back to Royal Caribbean from Carnival and that was a big mistake. Employees acted like they didn't care and didn't want to be there. The windjammer was always so packed you couldn't find anywhere to sit to eat. They nickel and dime you for everything. On Carnival there are many places to choose from to eat that is included but with Royal there is the buffet, main dining room and a pizza place. I wanted to order coffee to my stateroom after coming back on board from a port and was told it was $7.95 to have room service deliver coffee after 11am. Any room service menu items were $7.95 to deliver. There were a few exceptions in service...Charmalito, the bartender just outside the casino was fantastic. Cory, the casino server was by far the best on the ship. Daniel, the assistant waiter in the main dining room was excellent. But overall it wasn't worth what we paid for the cruise. Royal Caribbean has become so cheap. We will all be going back to Carnival where there service is way above Royal Caribbean.

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4.7 out of 5

Let Freedom Ring! by ljgiordano

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Loved the ship, food was much better than in the past, I was getting worried about Royal, but my faith in them has been restored. Try to eat breakfast and lunch in the Dining Room rather than the windjammer, much better experience and less chaotic.

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