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Not the greatest by doughnuttt

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Not my fave the ship was very nice . The did not do well with the entertainment. The crew was kind of rude I’m which I’ve never experienced on any other cruise . The boat swayed back and forth until we made it to grand cayman and I don't know if someone else took the wheel but it was smooth sailing after that however I am still swaying back and forth at home since and I hope this dissipates .

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A very enjoyable cruise by dgeorge1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I would have liked it much better if there was not so much smoking, half the lower deck and upper deck, and the casino were heavy with smoke and vaping. When I cruised with Holland America, only a portion of the upper aft deck was a smoking area.

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Wonderful by glorypr66

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Very good cruise! The ports of call have many different activities to do and choose from. Lots of history and culture. Time to rest in between also with the days at sea in between. Great itinerary.

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Good itinerary, beautiful ship, but mediocre food and entertainment by DinaRene

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The main thing Royal has going for it is their ships. They are absolutely beautiful, especially the new ones. Their promenades are something that no other cruise line offers and I absolutely love it. IT's a place to shop, for the entertainers to perform and it's just a great use of ship space. The staff are all friendly, helpful and kind. But that's where the raves stop. Royal nickels and dimes you on EVERYTHING. Everything is literally extra money - even their escape room. The entertainment was not diverse enough. Standup comedian after standup comedian. The ice shows were AMAZING however. The food is a disappointment, even in their specialty restaurants. I work in a restaurant so of course I'm more picky than most, but that said, I enjoy a good chain restaurant on land from time to time, and their food is not even as good as a chain restaurant. And it's almost never hot. The Windjammer Cafe food is always lukewarm! I work many private events at my own restaurant and we always make sure all of our food is hot for our guests. Royal doesn't seem to care about this. They also broke down their specialty pancake grill a half hour early one morning. And it was on a day at sea where no one had anywhere to be. That is completely unacceptable. When you tell your guests breakfast ends at 11, that means 11. It doesn't mean 10:30, 10:45 or 10:55. It means 11. When I complained, the staff did everything to accommodate me, so kudos to them for that. But it doesn't outweigh all the problems I saw during my cruise. I had a wonderful time, because that's who I am. I make the best of wherever I am and enjoy the situation. However, I'm not sure if I'll cruise with Royal anytime soon.

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great ports of call by 4104618364n

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

the staff did a great job and was helpful in in all aspects during all 14 days on the ship and outside the ship

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Terribly due to babies yelling not stop during meals in the cafeteria by harelrena

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

We are dedicated to rccl especially being an adult population This cruise was a nightmare due to the screaming babies in the Windjammer which made meals impossible. Staff should have authority to control the situation by having these families assigned to a particular section,there many to choose from

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Great Trip, Beautiful Ports & Lovely Ship by karencavada

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Beautiful ship and itinerary - we recommend it highly. The staff and food and ports were lovely.

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Loved the ship, crew and most ports. by craigstickel

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great ship and itineary. Highly recommended. Independence of the Seas moving to Caribbean, may be another ship for this cruise next year.

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Good cruise by dchermiz

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

I liked the cruise as a whole. There were moments like the shore excursion in Barcelona that made me feel like I will never do an excursion again. I felt the staff was amazing and tried hard to make us have a good time. I felt that parents did not always watch their children and there should be more rules regarding children's noise levels and running in the halls- curfew I believe was around 1am so the children in the room next to us and two doors down would run and scream in the halls around 10:30pm and wake us up which was not ideal. It was not relaxing in that respect for Child-less adults due to the sheer amount of unsupervised children, but the only thing royal Caribbean can do is place more rules regarding noise and running and parents supervising children. The curfew should have been earlier as well. Royal Caribbean can improve on having more friendly and knowledgeable shore excursion attendants who will check with others if they are not sure of an answer instead of guessing. It was also quite crowded on the boat often times and it would take a bit to stand in line for food at places such as sorrentos or cafe promenade. Windjammer was also very difficult to eat at (no place to sit or long lines and popular dining options being unavailable) during popular dining times due to everyone trying to make the shows. Other than that, I liked the staff a great deal and the entertainment. The dining room food was great and it was a good cruise.

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5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise - Cozumel & Costa Maya by acorrigan3389

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The Independence of the Seas was very clean and well maintained. Staff was very friendly and food is always delicious. Entertainment was top notch. Although they can be expensive, the junior suite is great! Balcony is a great place for a quiet nap! :)

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Wonderful Caribbean Cruise by Evansja1991

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Family vacation with all adults. The 5-day cruise was everything we wanted! Can't wait for our next cruise!

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Nice Short Trip by francrusier

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Fun trip - was great for a group, and very affordable if you have a group with different levels of money to spend!

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Best Cruise ever by TLeaC

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Out of the 4 cruises we've been on this was the most family friendly and enjoyable. Everything was almost perfect. The service, the crew members, the things to do, the food, everything was very nice and we met a lot of nice people. The entertainment was excellent. It just was really nice in every way.

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Family cruise by jtalag18

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Highly recommended! We’re in a large group and everybody had fun especially the kids! Unfortunately my mother in law had a fall accident from wet floor resulting in wrist fracture preventing us from enjoying the rest of the trip.

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Overall a Wonderful Experience by RMatt33

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I would cruise this ship again, in a heartbeat! As my third ship I've been on, this beats them all.

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Another Great RCL Cruise by sheplong

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

2 adults and 5 teenagers in 3 cabins. All had a wonderful time.

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Fantastic by Pikalinka

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Over all, had such a fun and relaxing time. The ship is fantastic, the crew is fantastic, the facilities are fantastic. Get a refreshment drink package, you'll get your monies worth for sure. The photos we had taken were awesome.

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Great weekend cruise by Linclock

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Would highly recomend taking weekend cruise. Great room this trip, have been on this ship before it was revised and did not have good things to say but they did great job on new stuff. Would just like see bigger rooms and less people and crowds. Would like to see adult only cruise...

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Great family cruise! by lynnedavis

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The communication overall regards activities on ship not so good. First time cruiser would have been late or missed locations for several events.

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Fun Cruise by terrigreene5

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

We enjoyed the food and entertainment, but felt that there were too many things that cost extra. We were constantly bombarded with more ways to spend money such as the spa services, artwork to buy, expensive stores on the ship, drink packages, restaurants on the ship that cost extra and an additional price for each activity on Labadee.

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