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864 Royal Caribbean Tampa Cruise Reviews
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Shelb75
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
This was the second Royal Cruise we have taken and even took out Daughter with us on this one thinking it would be as good as the last cruise. We were disgusted with food in the Windjammer, lacked activities unlike last cruise, need to ... Read more
Fromwayback
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed two weeks ago
This was a short cruise to Cozumel and back. We were with a bluegrass themed large group, and the entertainment was superb. NCL's entertainment was also very good, and we partook of both. Food was good, and if you didn't like a particular ... Read more
kimmers63
Member Since 2010
1 review
76 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
9 of us cruised. Our 2nd annual "we made it through year end". Friends had been on the Brilliance before so we knew the ship would be great. Didn't see much entertainment so can't really rate that. Could have done without the ... Read more
BWinLA
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We typically do smaller ships, but I have done Norwegian on a big ship. Our expectations were not high, but we wanted to see what a big ship was like so we did the 4 night cruise from Tampa to Cozumel. Guess it is true that all short ... Read more
Truecrook
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise. We were not disappointed. We took our four kids and loved every minute of it. The food was great. The service and staff were fantastic. It was a smaller ship compared to others so the activities were ... Read more
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red-spot
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was my first cruise. I was on vacation with my wife. We booked an oceanview stateroom in deck 2 of the Rhapsody. We did not like the cruise. It’s very small, the decoration is very retro (not in a fashionable way) and looks old, ... Read more
marti0127
Member Since 2011
1 review
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I read some of the reviews, but I went with an open mind. I had been in bigger ships so I was a little apprehensive about this one. Let's start: the embarkation process was horrendous, is amazing how the embarkation on the Oasis and Allure ... Read more
gwenymac
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We did the New Year's Eve cruise and it was fun. They put on a variety of good parties. My complaint is the bar service was slow in most places and you can't get the frozen blended drinks anywhere but the Casino bar and the pool bars. ... Read more
Skip2MySue
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,137 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
First off this size ship is not our favorite. We miss the many various venues available on the bigger ships and also miss sitting in the Promenade sipping our evening tea and people watching. The ship was full but I was amazed at ... Read more
Sarah Sally
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our second time cruising with Royal Caribbean and our first time on Brilliance of the Seas. Everything went very smoothly right from check in to the time we left the ship. Our cabin was very clean and we had a great cabin steward. ... Read more
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plawren2
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Second time cruisers, first time with 2 teenage kids and over the Christmas holidays (and first time for vacation trip of anytime over the holidays). 5 days with departure from Tampa on 12/26 including two full days at sea and two ports ... Read more
Fafnar
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just got back from a wonderful holiday on Rhapsody of the Seas. We had never taken a Christmas cruise and this turned out to be a very relaxing and warm way to spend the holiday season. Embarkation was a bit crazy, and even though we ... Read more
Bowman1
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
81 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 14th overall cruise, 4th on Royal Caribbean, 1st on the Brilliance and 1st over the Holidays. Like most cruises, the Brilliance was a wonderful experience. Is it possible to have a bad time on a vacation where your meals ... Read more
Natel
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise so that I could have something to do during the Christmas season. This was my first cruise, so I had no idea what to expect. What I did receive was one of the best vacations of my life so far, and I am hooked on ... Read more
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hokkaido
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are a family of 4 including (4 and 7 yo boys). -The toilet seat is very narrow and wide open, so if you have children under 4, you may want to bring a potty seat so that s/he won't be scared of falling inside the toilet. -No ... Read more
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flygal
Member Since 2004
1 review
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I went on this cruise to accompany my son, his wife and my 10 mos old granddaughter on a week's vacation together to celebrate the holidays. This ship was chosen because it's one of the very few cruises that offer baby child care for ... Read more
swirlofhues
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Had a great time on this cruise. The cruise director, Patricio, was a hard working man, along with his staff and the activities director/staff. They really kept the entertainment going when I thought I'd be bored a lot. I liked the 70s ... Read more
pcolwell
Member Since 2003
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose the cruise so it could be reasonable for fami,y to join us. Bar staff was always friendly and willing to get drinks quickly. Dining waiters were some what new but good. Not super friendly but got the job done. Disappointed in ... Read more
RockinRobin11
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We take many cruises and even enjoyed RC in the past. The 4 of us asked for 6:00 dinning at the Minstrel dinning room and got a confirmation a fews weeks ahead. While doing some business at Guest Relations we found out that it never ... Read more
tew3622
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Looking for something to do before the holidays and reviewed AA Cruises site. This itinerary and length of cruise was what we wanted. Very satisfied with the service and the crew mad it feel like Christmas. We had been on the ship before ... Read more
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MrsB05
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
2,559 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We like to go on a "shorter" cruise in mid-December for several reasons: *The ships are usually decorated by Christmas, which makes it extra special *We own an accounting and tax firm so need some serious R&R before ... Read more
Rue Rue
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was a cruise sponsored by Fucillo Kia and most people enjoyed it. I was disappointed with The food on the ship. I have cruised several times Carnivalle and Princess. The food did not measure up to either cruiseline. We ate in the ... Read more
snowbirdSHERRY
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Rotan - belize - costa maya ... Embarkation very smooth --- disembarkation could have been alittle better .. Ship could have been cleaner only saw staff wiping handrails once! With holiday season and viruses sure miss the constant wiping ... Read more
devil
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The ship is not in good shape. The port a john on a construction site smells better than this ship. Anytime you went outside or went near an exterior door you were overwhelmed with the smell of raw sewage !!!! Ants on the pool deck. ... Read more
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Mystyou
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Rhapsody of the Seas, Dec. 10-17 Flew from a 30 degree day in Philly to a chilly 56 degree day in Tampa. The flight was buttery smooth and we arrived about 15 minutes ahead of schedule. After a short taxi ride to the Marriott Waterside ... Read more
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