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Royal Caribbean Cruises

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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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Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas

10 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Ovation of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas

9 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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Radiance of the Seas
Radiance of the Seas (Photo: Royal Caribbean)

7 Night
7 Nt Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier

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Explorer of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas

9 Night
Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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9 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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11 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Bermuda Cruise

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Pacific Coastal Cruise

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Perfect Day Bahamas Cruise

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Canada Cruise

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Italy & Adriatic Cruise

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15 Night
Azores & Spain Transatlantic

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8 Night
Hawaii Cruise

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7 Night
7 Nt Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day

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Western Caribbean Cruise

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Royal Caribbean Cruise 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.

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 the 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

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Royal Caribbean International Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Not what we were expecting

I'll take more friendly wait staff on Carnival.Not only were wait staff not friendly most were very rude to us and we watched them be rude to others.Read More
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steckenbrock

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Not so wonderful

Dining room staff was good, food not so much.Steakhouse was good.Read More
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lovrccl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Harmony of seas

- [x] Harmony of seas 4/2023 St Maarten,St Thomas, coco cay: Port Miami is beautiful to sail out of but a nightmare to get to and find parking, ship is showing its age, carpet and sofa in rooms was dirty, bathroom was clean, room steward(Ketuk) was excellent, this is my 12th cruise and main dining food was some of the best ever and Mark and Ritesh were excellent and treated our 18 m/o grandson like royalty.Shows: have seen the fineline water show many times on oasis class ships and this was the worst one, they changed the soundtrack and why they had a man spinning in a dress for the first 10 minutes still baffles me, grease had the best actors and vocalists of any of the other royalships productions I have seen and both ice shows were excellent!!Read More
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PA.RNcruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Skip this outdated ship

Then they provided a complimentary $50 off voucher to our rooms but when we tried to use them they said it could only be used for one person even though it said for both people.From the outdated tvs to the bad attitude of staff, we found this ship to be one annoyance to another.Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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