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Royal Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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1,327 Royal Caribbean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Helen6785 avatar

Helen6785

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Far too many people

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This was our first cruise so we don’t really have anything to compare it to. We travelled in a party of 6, 5 adults and one teenager... Getting on the ship was stress free and so much easier than flying. The ship ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Mrs. Joyce G

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First ever cruise

We traveled with another couple and planned our own private tours. For me, this was perfect as we had a one on one relationship with our driver\guide and those were wonderful! Not knowing what a cruise would be ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Mandieotto

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Grandeur was grand!

We loved it! Service was amazing and that made the vacation fantastic! We traveled with my parents and my kids (13 and 9). RC changed the itinerary twice without compensation. They canceled a day at Coco Cay and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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nakairs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruiser

Wasn't sure what to expect as a first timer but definitely enjoyed ourselves and kept busy throughout. Entertainment was outstanding and food, well, there was plenty of it. Excursions that we participated in was ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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pyrokgw

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First cruise

This was our first cruise, so we relied on reviews and friends' experiences to prepare us. The ship was very nice, and our deluxe balcony cabin was clean and comfortable. The staff was for the most part friendly ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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TravelBudgies

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Salvageable Honeymoon

As a first time cruiser, I cannot compare my experience to any other ship or company. That being said, I am not a first-time traveler. Here we go! Initially, we were extremely excited about this trip because upon ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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jabutler69

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome first cruise WOW I wish I'd of known 20 years ago

Royal Caribbean provides exceptional customer service on such an awesome cruise. We did the Western Caribbean and the port of call were wonderful. The staff "Resha" of the Ports Shops staff was very attentive and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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beckyboo1986

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

My first cruise and an incredible experience

This was my first ever cruise and I can honestly say, I'm hooked. I can't believe I haven't cruised before. I want to say thank you for all the help from cruise critic forum and reading these reviews. Prior to ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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vincenzo85

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

7 wonderful days in the Mediterranean!

First of all it was my first cruise, so I cannot compare it to other cruises. We were on the ship just the two of us - me and my wife and it was our honeymoon. The embarkation went smoothly and despite there were a ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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pamela720

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Weekend getaway

went with a group or friends from work. It was my first cruise and an amazing time. I was blown away with the service and all the activities that were offered. Getting on and off the ship went so smooth, there ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Striper.Seeker

1 Review Written

Got to see a stingray

This was my first cruise so I had nothing to compare it to except what others had told me. Communication aboard ship was lacking for a first time cruiser. If there was an orientation we didn't see it advertised. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Carvinal

1 Review Written

Allure of the Sea the shows were great

this was our first royal cruise our waitress were great we were on Table 444 in the Grand room they could not do enough for us food was good the only thing I did not like was we we to the Italy restaurant part of ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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jon69NY

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It's my first cruise and it was excellent!

All the crew members did a real good job. The wait staff provided us an excellent service during dinner, they are so attentive. They refill water as soon as they can. The foods are very tasty and fabulous so thank ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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deb1177

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great

We wanted to get married on the cruise and it worked out great. We did not have to want for anything while we were there. The entertainment was great. Tanya and Susan were fantastic and such high energy. The dining ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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jbesch

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Every Family Member Enjoyed Our First-Ever Cruise

Many friends who are frequent cruisers recommended Royal Caribbean for our active family. My husband and I traveled with our four boys, ages 21 to 15 to Puerto Rico to board the ship. We spent the first 2 nights ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Angelod

1 Review Written

Frustrated

Supposedly the Allure is the largest cruise ship. Let me explain why that isn't great. 5200 passengers means over crowded and annoying. I have to wait in long lines from coffee, elevators , re boarding . Screaming ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Sheiliss

1 Review Written

Ship was great, excursions less so

This was my first cruise, so I don't have a point of comparison other than what I have read here. But my overall impression was good. Galveston is unfortunately pretty far from the nearest airport, so if you are not ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Megsie2

1 Review Written

Beautiful Rhapsody

This was our first ever cruise so I'm not able to compare this ship to others. Rhapsody is small in comparison to many of the other cruise ships operating at the moment so she doesn't have most of the modern fancy ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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kcrovert

1 Review Written

First time Cruise - Liberty of the Seas

Overall is was a fantastic cruise, and just what the wife needed! The services we used were very good; the food in the MDR was excellent; the food in Portifinos was excellent; food in the Windjammer Cafe was good ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Nottoold

1 Review Written

Fabulous Ship

I loved this ship!! It was not too big and not to small, just perfect. Out stateroom 3596 was an ideal pick. Right in the middle of the ship, close to the elevators and extremely quiet - never heard a sound. The ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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1ChuckElise

1 Review Written

Excellent first cruise

This was our first cruise. We has an awesome time! Ate at each of the complimentary restaurants and food was great. Service was outstanding. Excursions well worth doing. The shows were top-notch and we never ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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TravelPadawan93

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Jewel of the Seas June 2nd Sailing Mediterranean

Let me begin by stating this is my first cruise you may have experienced a better time on this cruise and that is fine. Starting with food the first time I ate in the main dining room my food was bland, cold and ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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drehoblf

1 Review Written

First time cruiser on the Jewel - Italy & Greece

I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and it was my first cruise ever. I had pretty low expectations after reading other peoples reviews but I was very happy overall with the entire experience. Here are a few ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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whangarei17

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Freedom You Made our Day !

Just back from our first cruise. What a delightful trip. The crew were all smiles and good mornings... Our stateroom attendant was a joy to see , he always called us by our first names, how the heck he remembered I ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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tulttola

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First cruise

We went on our first cruises this year. It was for a 60th birthday for a close family friend with a group of 20 people. It was a blast. Other than challenges with the luggage, the over all experience was ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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