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1,048 Royal Caribbean Tampa Cruise Reviews
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Jansmurph
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose the cruise because of the itinerary to Central America. The boarding process was smooth and took approximately 25 minutes and our bags arrived within 30 minutes after we boarded. Disembarkation was outstanding. We self carried ... Read more
Firsttimeroyal
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose Royal for a different experience we were not disappointed. Cabin was much larger than expected for inside cabin, very pleased. It was very spacious, even had a couch and a frig. You have to have a balcony on some ships to get ... Read more
Mdolce
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
The time lined up with my vacation.had traveled on Royal Caribbean before. It was very nice with a lot of entertainment. I wish there had been more show times to pick from. Food at dinner and breakfast was excellent. Lunch was a little ... Read more
Gameck
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Cruised on a four night cruise on RC Brilliance of Seas with wife and teen son. Embarkation was excellent - arrived at port at 11:00, on board by 11:15. Overall, crew was excellent, friendly, hospitable. Ship was older but kept in ... Read more
n_denlinger
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my family and I's first cruise and everything was just amazing. The staff were beyond excellent and friendly (we even made long term friendships with some of them). The same goes for the other people on board who were kind, ... Read more
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Eleanorpc14
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Our family took a family cruise (6 adults 2 kids and 1 toddler) out of Tampa, FL. We were frowned upon during the check in process for not having passports and only having birth certificates and ID's. The rep asked several times for a ... Read more
Angus16
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise, for the smaller ship size and the destination itinerary. We found the ship to be the perfect size to allow for easy embarkation and disembarkation. We loved the idea that you could have so much entertainment, ... Read more
ABasara
Member Since 2017
1 review
Brilliance of the Seas (Rating: 9 out of 10) --- Deck 3 Room 3075 It was like any other interior deck. I had no issues with being that low, it was nice. I was surprised how much space there was! We had room to walk down ... Read more
ncowardin
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I liked the timing, price, and destinations as well as the number of days at sea. It was just the right amount for my 3 grandchildren. I was impressed with the organization of the boarding staff and the helpfulness of the staff on ... Read more
Jacqueo82
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We have done several Disney cruises as a family (with our now 7 year old daughter and sometimes both sets of grandparents) so our bar was set fairly high before this cruise. We decided to do this cruise last minute while other family ... Read more
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grampsandawa
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the departure date and because it had been many years since traveling on Royal Caribbean and were excited about experiencing them again. We prefer the smaller size ships and this was perfect in size. ... Read more
BillTrek
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this ship for the destination, but the ship and the staff of the Rhapsody of the Seas made this vacation for us. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable week vacations I have ever taken. From the moment we stepped onto the ... Read more
ReneeKPS
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I was one of a group of 15 former high school classmates and various spouses and friends who went as group. The trip was planned by one classmate who does this for a living! We had a grand time. Loved not having to worry about where or ... Read more
Jenypede
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed four weeks ago
The cabins were as expected for a cruise ship. If you take advantage of the activities you won't spend much time there anyway. Getting on and off ship was excellent and quick. Food was amazing! You could use the buffet or dinner venue. ... Read more
FireWife5
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
We chose this cruise for our 1st Anniversary. The cruise fit the dates and the port we wanted of Key West. So Key West is the reason we went on this ship. Embarking was great, no problems. Stateroom was good, attendant good. Loved the ... Read more
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LIKE RED
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Good price for a seven day cruise. Food was excellent. Servers could not due enough for you. In the buffet waiters would come around and ask if you would like any thing. In the dinning room the service was very good and order taken in a ... Read more
SusieQ 757
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall we were very pleased with our cruise and the Ports of call. The ship is not huge, but it was adequate except the pool is smaller than my own pool. So, we never sat by the pool because it was so crowded. They have an indoor pool ... Read more
stevenschultz50
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I investigated all ports long before departure though we have been to all three countries and some ports before in past years. Outside excursion companies offered equal options and some new ones vs Royal Carribbean, thought it ... Read more
sklnurse
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I went on this cruise with my sister over spring break. We have both cruised RC previously. My last RC cruise (Adventure of the Seas-2011) was not up to par, and I have spoken to cruise friends who said their experiences were lacking ... Read more
Carolynned123
Member Since 2017
1 review
Destinations and ports of call were the reason we chose the cruise. We did an excursion through the cruise line. We took an island tour, visited a turtle hatchery and swam with the sting rays. In Cozumel we took a cab to the beach. It ... Read more
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Stable Boy
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was a component of a tour. We enjoyed the dinning, entertainment and shopping. One of the features of this ship was the temperature of the water in the swimming facilities. The performers at the evening entertainment were ... Read more
tjselph
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Wanted to try Royal Caribbean to compare it to Carnival. There were things we liked better about both cruise lines. We loved the layout of the Brilliance and it's a beautiful ship for it's age. We liked the shows on Brilliance better than ... Read more
Sandman771
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
8 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I've had great experiences with Royal years ago and after dipping my toe in the water with Carnival, I came back. It was my daughter's Spring Break so we generally travel somewhere and cruises have been great fun and good experiences ... Read more
csgill21
Member Since 2017
1 review
Wonderful cruising experience. I traveled with my twin teenage daughters. They had fun meeting other teens and with the activities that were organized for their age group. Workout facility was clean and enjoyable. Food quality was ... Read more
Ftobias
Member Since 2017
1 review
High school reunion "Friends and Family" cruise. We have done it for the past several years but there is not enough to do in the evenings on this ship, poor turnout to the planned events and venues. The bars and pool deck should ... Read more
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