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889 Royal Caribbean Tampa Cruise Reviews
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cruzready
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
22 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
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
jeditden
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
200 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
HobNobRob
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Just returned from our 7 day Caribbean cruise and had an incredible time. One of the smaller ships we have traveled on but actually worked out better for us since we were traveling with some 80+ year old family members. Always something ... Read more
cnderr
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it was a chartered progressive rock, "Cruise to the Edge" (CTTE) which we have attended on other cruise lines in the past. The CTTE portion was great. The ship services were disappointing compared ... Read more
redheadspitfire
Member Since 2015
1 review
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because the itinerary was different and the price we paid was unbeatable! Embarkation went pretty smoothly and within 30 minutes we were on the ship! Windjammer food was good and plenty! Our cabin was located ... Read more
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Anne7284
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
A seven day winter get away. Our next door neighbors, my wife and I had a very enjoyable experience on the Rhapsody of the Seas. This was our second trip to these ports but on different ships. The Rhapsody of the Seas was older ... Read more
MISTER 67
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
67 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 51st cruise and second with RCCL. We are in our early 70s and have been to all of the Caribbean islands many timesso we hardly get off the ship so there will not be any port reviews, for us the ship is the destination. ... Read more
watertrips
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Picked this as both wanting Monsters of Rock and sailed once on RCL, I wanted to give them another go...... not disappointed, but need a non themed cruise for the real RCL experience. I was saddened to find the aerial acts had been ... Read more
tom068098
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
The purpose of our cruise was strictly for relaxation. This cruise accomplished our goal. There were many good things and a few disappointing aspects to the cruise. To start with, we drove to Tampa for debarkation but didn’t ... Read more
mike_tony
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Overall we had a great time on the Rhapsody of the Seas . 4 of us enjoyed the food, service, entertainment and look of the ship although it’s an older vessel and not as nice as some of the newer ones. We appreciated the adequate ... Read more
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Lost4words
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
145 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this short cruise as I needed the points to take me up to Diamond Plus and I live only an hour away from Tampa. The things I liked about the Brilliance is the Diamond lounge. Its great to have a place I can go and have a coffee and ... Read more
topssuite
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We just got back from spending five nights on the Brilliance of the Seas. It was a lot of fun and the ship is very well kept. King and Country Pub was fun as was the Schooner bar area. The food was very good in the Wind Jammer and at ... Read more
sbcatcher1
Member Since 2004
1 review
241 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this ship based on date & Tampa. We like the 5 night cruises better than the 7. After reading the Cruise Critic forums I expected to be disappointed. They were so wrong. The food in the dining room & Windjammer was ... Read more
Hiheelsnkr
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Tampa is conveinient for us Good embarkation smooth and quick.Help provided by staff Food Fair to Poor in Dining room and Buffet....Dining room waiters were fine but the buffet lacked selection and the quality of the dishes were ... Read more
OnlyWay2Go
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise to just get away and relax. We had been on a sister ship, the Vision, a few years back and enjoyed it very much. We were sadly disappointed with the Rhapsody. A beautiful ship, but too many disappointing experiences to ... Read more
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rainbow396
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We went on this cruise to meet some friends who were going. This was our first time on Royal Caribbean. Our biggest disappointment was with the dining room. First, we had trouble getting any reservations. Then the choices on the menu ... Read more
adriennemo
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We are seasoned cruisers & this trip was the absolute worst experience we have ever had. First night in the Minstrel Dining room, we had to send our food back. The pasta seafood consisted of overcooked spaghetti, frozen peas & ... Read more
coffeeNcruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The overall cruse (Western Caribbean / Roatan, Belieze, Mexico was good) BUT this cabin is located under the galley / prep area of the Cafe. So, almost every night starting at 3AM when they started their work - we were woken up. ... Read more
steencondo12
Member Since 2015
7 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
After we sailed on the Majesty this past summer we canceled 3 more cruises on the Majesty. The ship was a booze cruise and was very disappointing, We then sailed on the Brilliance and due to the changes they made and interruptions in the ... Read more
SharonFButts
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We've took 10 cruises, 8 were with RCCL, this was nothing more than a ship with all new employees. Our guess is the seasoned employees moved up the food chain to newer ships. The food was bland. The salad bar which is normally excellent ... Read more
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BCKerns
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The Bluegrass music oriented cruise was a fantastic experience. The entertainment, whether the bluegrass planned or ship's entertainment, was worth experiencing. The food, as usual, was beyond description. Enjoyed the fine service, ... Read more
Shelb75
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
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
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
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