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Boston to Bermuda Cruise cut too short by katumana

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our 5-day cruise from Boston to Bermuda was cut short by 1 day due to the ship coming into port late. I understand that weather related issues happen, but it would’ve been nice if the cruise dates were shifted out by 1 day instead of shortened as that really limited our time on the island and overall experience. I expect that did not occur because it would impact the cruise after ours, but I believe that was a 7-day cruise so shortening that to 6 days vs ours to 4 wouldn’t have reduced their overall time like ours.

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Relaxing ... glad it was only four days by ghapril12

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Bermuda is a great getaway for people in Boston and New York. Original cruise was for five days, changed to four. So glad there is nothing to see other than the beach. If you are not a beach person, little boring. Why do we want to go shopping? That’s something we do at home in our favorite stores and can find more bargains. Cruising now is expensive...not like years ago where you could afford to go shopping for gifts. Very few people buy gifts. Need to rethink how people spend their money.

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It was OK by rsousa6359

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

If it wasn't for our great service we would not consider Royal again, even with a credit we have because of the day we missed. We had a ask to have a photo taken. Throughout our cruise we watched photographers take photos of "couples" (men&woman) or people traveling as a group but never did they approach us. Neither of us are much drinkers so it didn't bother with the lack of servers walking around taking orders by the pool or decks but we heard tons of complaints about it. I know you don't want to create panic on the ship but one of the nights was realllllly rough. We felt safe but their were people that would have like some reassurance but nobody was warned of possible storm ahead .

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Great Cruise, But Room For Improvement by ViennaMike

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great way to visit the Baltic region. Very active (well over 10,000 steps per day). Mix of walking, bus, and biking.

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Long Lines and delays in St Petersburg by fmaguire

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Don't know if it was the Russians or RCL (or both) but the St Petersburg return to ship was a mess. The security line went the length of the building plus the parking lot and it took 45 minutes to get to the building and another 15 to get to the ship. We will not do that again!

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Exhausting, Amazing Scandinavia and Russia cruise by nlfradin

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

This itinerary was on my bucket list and I’m so glad we did it when we did. The shore excursions were taxing but worth it. I do not recommend it for folks with difficulty walking as the pace and the cobblestones would present quite a challenge. The ship reminded me of how much I enjoy smaller ships. We were spoiled at every turn by staff and got to know so many of the other passengers, which really doesn’t happen much on a ship of 6,500 passengers. I couldn’t imagine a better experience, unless, perhaps, I had won big in the casino.

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Baltic Cruise by jonuiuc

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

Baltic cruise is great for the ports, weather is not bad in May. Sunlight is crazy long though, sunrise at 4am, sunset around 10pm.

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Wonderful Trip! by MichiganCruisin

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Overall we had a great time, however as experienced RCCL cruisers there were a few things that really bothered me about this trip. The breakfast service was horrible, and embarkation and disembarkation chaos only made it much worse. There were also some organizational things that were just irritating and that we hadn't experienced in past cruises.

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The first of many transatlantic cruises!! by sharp352

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We've been cruising with Royal Caribbean since 2007 and the service, quality, and overall experience has never disappointed us.

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Three times on the Serenade by smcburas

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The cruise was great. I did what I chose to do and enjoyed the Diamond Club.

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Relaxing Spring Break Cruise! by DeeLew

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

We chose this cruise, knowing it was an older ship with less amenities, because we wanted to enjoy a longer vacation and the 10 nights option called out to us. We ended up in a stateroom (#3606) with a great location to all the places we frequented the most (the gangway - deck 2, Reflections dining room - deck 4, Windjammer - deck 11, kids adventure club - deck 12, Centrum w/ music - enjoying music on all floors as we walked up or down the stairs, and the coffee shop - deck 5). The food was very good overall and service around the ship was also very good. Only downside was trying to get lounge chairs pool side. That was a challenge, but the couple of times we got lucky enough to get a chair, it was very nice. Also ping pong was great, but in a poor location (for those walking by!), but it was under cover so the ping pong balls did not blow away :). I'd also recommend the sushi making class, that was very enjoyable and you got to eat your creations, which were delicious. Kids club was a hit for our children (ages 9 & 11) and they were able to check themselves in and out, they loved the responsibility! Side note: Royal App needs a lot of work. It's a gret idea, but don't rely on it for booking excursions or having all correct info.

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Fantastic Southern Caribbean Cruise by damspyder

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After 20+ cruises, this was one of our favorites. Enjoyed all the ports and ship was very nice.

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Lovely by lindamazzei

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A lot of fun. Great service. Easy to get around. Organized.

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Perfect time of year to sail, met a great group of people, there were a lot of options for things to do (if you choose to participate), friendly and helpful staff. by jpoda

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

A great vacation! I appreciate Scott's knowledgeable advice. He was extremely helpful in selecting the cruise and the right stateroom. I have already contacted him for information on other cruises.

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There are much better cruise lines out there. by ajb617

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This is our 7th cruise and definitely the most disappointing. It wasn’t bad, just the others were considerably better. We have cruised on three different cruise lines all superior to Royal Caribbean. As mentioned there were only two electrical outlets in our cabin and the bathroom shelf fell down twice due to poor design. What was most disappointing was there was no real wine packages offered. On all the other cruise lines you could purchase 5-7 bottles of wine at various price levels starting at $120. Royal Caribbean offer 3 bottles of $10.00 wine for $117.00 or 5 for $250.00. No substitutions allowed! My $14.00 Old Fashioned was watered down and our server reeked of body odor. None of the bar staff would I rate as friendly. The entertainment at night was marginal compared to other cruises. Our $50.00 specialty dinner was marginal at best. To add insult to injury the disembarkation was painful. After spending about 30 minutes writing my review I see is giving my overall rating a 4.2. No way. I’d rate this cruise a 3. I can’t say I’ll never cruise with Royal Caribbean again but it certainly won’t be my first choice.

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Great! by froggy4847

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

Love cruising. Now that we are Florida residents so much easier to get to ports. Royal Caribbean does a good job.

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So-So Cruise by paulieandnanc

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

How many times a day can you pitch the Vitality Spa?? It gets old!

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2019 Caribbean Cruise by Cruiser35981248

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We have cruised many times and we loved this one. Royal Caribbean takes such great care of passengers, the food was good, ports were lots of fun, there were amazing beaches to visit, and we made new friends.

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Perfect. by janbee01

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We loved this cruise. Our days at sea were so relaxing, and we enjoyed every one of the ports. You could find a deck chair, order a pina colada, and sit back with your book to view the sea. It was just an outstanding 10 days!!

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Wonderful by michaeltovi

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Although everything was not up to par, I would do it again.

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