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Royal Caribbean Cruises

43,825 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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Radiance of the Seas

7 Night
Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise

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Radiance of the Seas

8 Night
Pacific Coastal Cruise

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Ovation of the Seas

9 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Brilliance of the Seas

7 Night
Alaska Inside Passage

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Virgin Voyages

7 Night
Alaska Inside Passage

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14 Nt Italy, Spain, Azores Transatlantic

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7 Night
Canada Cruise

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Bermuda Cruise

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Best Of Japan Holiday Cruise

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Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

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10 Night
New Zealand Cruise

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Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise

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Panama Canal Westward Cruise

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Ensenada, Cabo & Vallarta

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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

Old ship in desperate need of refurbishment

The room attendant was kind enough to put an extra layer of cushion at ourLow resulting image on the screen with no way to turn off the screen without a special request from the room attendant.Read More
Jeppardy7

6-10 Cruises

Age 47s

An Amazing Royal Cruise into the Last Frontier

Suite Review: Our room was so nice and in great shape.Our ship arrived to Victoria a little later than planned, so we called them to push our time out, and they did it and were really nice about it.Read More
Snowman2006

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Harmony of the Seas

This was my very first cruise experience ever.Overall, it was a good first experience.Read More
Madi_2000

First Time Cruiser

Age 24s

Good cruise. Big ship. Ok service.

On Harmony the main dining room food was just....I enjoyed the Windjammer buffet numerous times but the highlight of all my cruises is having dinner in the main dining room.Read More
texascop2

10+ Cruises

Age 54s

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