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Royal Caribbean Cruises

43,693 Reviews
Harmony of the Seas

About Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean emphasizes the "wow" factor with the most high-tech fun at sea on most, but not all, its cruise ships. Boasting surf and skydive simulators, rock climbing walls and mini-golf, plus Broadway-style shows and several onboard eateries, this family-friendly line sails all over the world.

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Ovation of the Seas

9 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Brilliance of the Seas

6 Night
Pacific Coastal Cruise

1,567 Reviews
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Anthem of the Seas

9 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Odyssey of the Seas

14 Night
14 Nt Italy, Spain, Azores Transatlantic

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MSC Cruises

7 Night
Canada Cruise

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7 Night
Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day

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7 Night
Alaska Experience

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16 Night
Transatlantic Cruise

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4 Night
Short Caribbean Cruise

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Alaska Experience Cruise

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Canada Cruise

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9 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

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7 Night
7nt Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier

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Western Mediterranean

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Western Caribbean Cruise

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Royal Caribbean cruise ships?

For the most part, Royal Caribbean ships that sail from the United States attract a wide variety of North American passengers, mostly between the ages of 30 and 55 on the seven-night and shorter cruises, and 50 and over on cruises longer than seven nights. Seven-night and shorter cruises are also popular with families, especially during American school vacation periods, when the ships will often be at filled at well past double capacity and carrying more than a thousand kids.

Cruises from the U.K. -- as well as Mediterranean, Asia and Australia cruises -- attract a significant number of locals from each area, as well as Royal Caribbean's usual North Americans.

Find more info on the history and vision of Royal Caribbean from our industry experts.

Do I have to dress up on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

Royal Caribbean's dress code is casual during the day; at night there's either casual, smart-casual or formal dress code depending on the schedule. Casual attire includes jeans and collared shirts for men and sundresses or pants with blouses for women; smart-casual means collared shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, or pantsuits; and on formal nights, suits and ties, tuxedos, cocktail dresses or evening gowns are expected. If you want to avoid dressing up altogether on any night, the extensive Windjammer Cafe is always casual dress.

Caps, tank tops and bathing suits are never allowed in the main dining room or specialty restaurants; shorts are not permitted during dinner and footwear is always required.

Is everything free on Royal Caribbean cruises?

No. Royal Caribbean ships really vary in terms of complimentary dining, with the main dining room and huge Windjammer Cafe as constants. Coffee, tea, milk, lemonade and a few other beverages are available without cost at all times, as well. Most specialty restaurants carry an additional charge, but there are options that are free, including pizza, the Boardwalk Dog House, the Park Cafe (on select ships) and more, depending on the ship. Ice cream, scooped at mealtimes and from machines in between (apart from Ben & Jerry's) is also free. Other dining choices with additional cost run the gamut from Asian to a steakhouse, deli and Mexican and Italian restaurants. Room service carries a $7.95 cost per order, with the exception of Continental breakfast.

What are Royal Caribbean’s most popular activities?

The main pool areas are a magnet onboard any Royal Caribbean ship, as is the peaceful adults-only Solarium. Cruisers line up for the most adrenaline-pumping activities, whether to surf Royal Caribbean's FlowRider or try out new experiences from simulated skydiving and ice skating to bumper cars and escape rooms.

Broadway shows (on the ships that have them) are also quite popular and fill up any night they're on offer. Equally as in demand are the high-flying and diving acrobatics of the AquaTheater and the ice-skating shows on the Freedom- and Voyager-class ships.

Why go with Royal Caribbean?

  • Onboard fun includes FlowRider surf simulators and rock climbing walls
  • Has two private islands in the Caribbean and Bahamas: Labadee and Perfect Day at CocoCay
  • Sails wide range of itineraries to countries across six continents

Best for: Groups, couples and families who like (very) big ships with a vast amount of entertainment, day and night

Not for: Those who are after a quiet, intimate, small-ship experience; gourmands; couples avoiding kids

Royal Caribbean International Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Honeymoon Cruise

Working in hospitality and food and beverage, it hurt watching the staff being berated by individuals for not letting us off the ship.First off, when individuals look up this exact cruise, the first thing that people will see or recall is the Food Poisoning Outbreak.Read More
The howling wolf

2-5 Cruises

Age 39s

Axel's Corner: Adventure of the Seas

This time, 6 day cruis eon Adventure of the Seas with my better half, Mother-in-law(Pinnacle/Masters), Sister-in-law(Pinnacle/Masters), middle daughter and her boyfriend.Now picture this: you go on a six day cruise with your Pinnacle mother-in-law and she gets laryngitis on day two and can't speak for the rest of the trip..........Read More
Axel44

10+ Cruises

Age 59s

Amazing food and service

We also chose to eat in the main dining room for breakfast and lunch (rather than the Windjammer) and found the service and food selection to be very good.We had My Time Dining but unfortunately could not select good times prior to sailing but once we got on board, we went to the dining room and spoke to the Maitre D and he was able to get my party of 7 scheduled for the same table every night at 6:30 pm.Read More
fun_one

10+ Cruises

Age 62s

Great cruise

There should be some sort of control of when you can reserve shows based on what status you are and then it will open up for the lower statuses in the later dates because I think it was all just first come first serve and now it’s like who cares what status you are.Just the only problem is being diamond we couldn’t sign up for many shows because we couldn’t get in to try and reserve spots until a couple of weeks before and by then they were all booked which didn’t make sense with being the status we were.Read More
MamaT70

10+ Cruises

Age 54s

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