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922 Royal Caribbean Tampa Cruise Reviews
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MariahBeth
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We loved this cruise. While Rhapsody isn't one of their largest ships, it doesn't lack in things to do. They keep the schedule packed with shows, classes, and events. There was a show every night with good performers. The ship had limited ... Read more
LadiDicruiser
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 forum posts
Spent a wonderful 5 nights aboard this wonderful ship. Even though still considered Spring Break, not many college age kids on-board, maybe less than 100, and they didn't interfere in any way with our experience. Yes, this is a smaller ... Read more
AVN
Member Since 2015
1 review
71 forum posts
We wanted a short trip to escape midwest winter. Thought the 1st week of March would be ok, since most schools have spring break later in the month, BAD MISTAKE! Now we know NEVER in March at all!!! They college kids took over the pool and ... Read more
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jome
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
338 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were pleasantly surprise on our seven night cruise on the Rapsody. Dan, the cruise director, and Eric, his assistant kept the fun going. Top, recent, movies, Sully and La La Land, were great on the day we needed to skip Costa Maya due ... Read more
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raggedyann6
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
428 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Choose this ship for itinerary and good price for 3 of us inside cabin 7063. The cabin was very small but enough closet and drawer space. The bathroom had no room next to sink to put toiletries at all. Shower curtain, small shower but fine ... Read more
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deeper45
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Family Cruise with 7 adults and 3 small children. It's been 16 years since last cruise oh my times have changed. Ship is older but well maintained. I didnt really mind the smaller size. It makes it easier to get around. Cabin was ... Read more
suzismini
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. My husband is a diver and he has always wanted to dive Belize and Cozumel. Royal Caribbean did not offer a diving excursion in Belize (Even though it is one of the top diving destinations ... Read more
jhgramma
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Length and location of cruise port was most important for this cruise, since we wanted a easy and quick little vacation. Tampa is an hour away for us and the port is very convenient for parking. This is the second time on Brilliance of the ... Read more
Beagleman
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
260 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Where do I start....Well we booked this cruise for my 56th Birthday. We have been on the Brilliance previously. This time I traveled with my wife, my 28 year old daughter and her 30 year old good friend. We live in the Tampa Bay area and ... Read more
chodnett
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Day 1 - Thursday - Embarkation •Arrived at the Terminal around 10:15 am. •Checked in very quickly. •Boarded around 10:45 am with Crown & Anchor Group 4. •Ate lunch in Windjammer. •Spent the ... Read more
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captaincupcake64
Member Since 2016
1 review
59 forum posts
Traveling from the Northeast we went down to Tampa a few days before departure. Embarkation was normal. Smooth and efficient. Boarded around Noon and cabins opened at 1pm. Used that hour to go to the MDR and find our table. That saved ... Read more
terryblank
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
46 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Love the addition of Park Café in the solarium and love the addition of specialty restaurants but was disappointed in main theater shows. The group Revoiced was by far the best ever but not impressed with the other entertainment. ... Read more
salboz
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,752 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this ship because it went out of Tampa where airfare was half of what it was to any other east coast port. It was the next to the worse cruise I have every been on. Smelly, limited menu, little in organized activities other than ... Read more
jwcook
Member Since 2003
1 review
22 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Cruising out of Tampa is much more convenient for us than the hassle of going to Miami or Lauderdale. Unfortunately Tampa can only handle smaller ships because it's port is unable to accommodate the larger vessels. Smaller ships simply do ... Read more
kruz gal
Member Since 2007
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Second time on this ship/itinerary, same week in 2014; husband and myself in mid-50's. First, highly recommend parking in the lot directly across the street from the ship; $15/day and easy to walk to ship even with luggage. Embarkation ... Read more
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Cheffiecruiser
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
53 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We hadn't travelled on Royal in a very long time. We fell in love with Celebrity, and didn't really want to do anything else. However, Tampa is just a short drive from our home, and we wanted a shorter (5 day) itinerary. So, here we ... Read more
edrosado1
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
1,476 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as a short getaway and to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Embarkation and debarkation were as smooth as wine as long as you belong to the top tier Crown and Anchor Society. The ship is perfectly made not ... Read more
smooshmc
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was my first time cruising as a solo traveler, and I didn't realize Brilliance actually had three interior studio cabins on board. I was lucky enough to get one, and although it was small (about 110sf) I found it comfy for a party of ... Read more
MaySeptember
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I have traveled on Celebrity two times in the past, and we loved both of the cruises. This time, on Brilliance of the Seas, we cruised with our children and two young (two years old and nine months old) grandchildren, which ... Read more
escaper 2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Worst cruise ever! Went to 4 sit down breakfasts, not one was served correctly. Cold soggy potatoes, overcooked eggs, wrong meat served, on and on. On the last time I put the plate back on the servers station. Went to the buffet. ... Read more
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AlCruise256
Member Since 2007
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I especially liked the entertainment. They had one big production show and 4 other smaller shows with the last two shows having the production cast included; They also had two late-night risque comedy acts. All the shows were excellent ... Read more
kysteve
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The ship is in great shape for its age. Of the few cruises we have been on (all from other lines) this has been the oldest but best maintained. It is a smaller ship, with less activities, shops and likely not the top of the line shows ... Read more
cruzready
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Convenient port, short, new ship for us, and less expensive. You can't always have the best weather, but this cruise was the smoothest we have been. Gulf was like a lake! Crew was fantastic, personable, always making efforts to ... Read more
owhite8155
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I went on this cruise with another couple and everyone had a great time. We're in our mid- to late-fifties and enjoy an active lifestyle and this ship had everything that we needed. We prefer the smaller ship because its not ... Read more
jeditden
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
212 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After spotting a great deal on interior cabins, I decided to book this Valentine’s week cruise for my wife and I. We went solo this time, as it’s been 2 years since it was just us on a vacation. After 7 days of relaxation on ... Read more
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