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781 Royal Caribbean Tampa Cruise Reviews

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lac123@netzero.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
worst service everywhere on the ship we have ever experienced. we have been on 9 rccl cruises. great captain merrick. but the food was terrible, entertainment was not acceptable,with exception to the vegas singer and the ventriloquist, and ... Read more
popcorn52
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I spent 21 nights on The Vision of the Seas starting with the transtlantic cruise to Barcelona and then the cruise from Barcelona to Venice. Captain Merek is amazing! He was the most visible and interactive captain I have ever sailed with. ... Read more
DDlovestotravel
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose the Atlantic crossing to see if I would like being on the ship for that many days without a port call. I loved it. I did have early concerns because, being a fairly new cruiser, I unknowingly picked what was supposed to be a ... Read more
jozef13
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
A Transatlantic crossing has always been high on my bucket list. The Brilliance of the Seas is a sweet ship. Something about her size, design... a very friendly and relaxed ship. Probably one of my favorites. We had a total of ... Read more
April45
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
231 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
staff and extras on board were wonderful. Sail away parties, arriving parties, entertainment was wonderful. love this ship. Our tablemates were the best and made for lasting relationships matched with our great waiter and asst. waiter. Our ... Read more

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April45
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
231 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
took this cruise to celebrate our 50 wedding anniversary. We had a oceanview cabin and regular dining (set time and table). We enjoy this opportunity to meet other guests and form friendships. Our waiter and asst. waiter were excellent. ... Read more
WateryTartocrat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Based on a number of reviews, I was concerned about how we'd like travelling across the Atlantic on the Brilliance of the Seas. I'm happy to report that it was a wonderful cruise. Getting on the ship in Tampa was a breeze, and our room ... Read more
JudiChinyla
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise at the last minute. We had previously done a few short Carnival cruises to Mexico, but this was completely different. ROOM: Decent size, great stewardess, overall satisfied FOOD: Very hit or miss....they had a ... Read more
dkviking
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
54 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The ship is in super condition except for the furniture which shows considerable wear and tear. In the Colony Club one of the rear facing windows is severely cracked from top to bottom. My cabin was ... Read more
48Tweeter
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
16th cruise, and 6th crossing, so chosen mostly for convenience/price, but it was so nice that now I would seek this ship out for future cruises. Absolutely the CLEANEST ship I have ever been on, and others felt the same way. There are ... Read more

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MCWescott
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The crew - from maintenance and housekeeping to the captain and his officers - and their commitment to customer service made the difference for us. It felt as if every Royal Caribbean employees was working to ensure that we had a great ... Read more
SWANSONG82
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this ship because we had been on it before. The ship is in the smaller class so less passengers makes it more intimate. The crew and on this ship is awesome. When we partied, they partied with us. The entertainment was top notch ... Read more
amstar23
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My 4th cruise with RC and first transatlantic.... I loved it! The room, the balcony, the staff service, friendliness and professionalism were all terrific. I thought room service, dining in the Windjammer and the Minstrel 4th floor and ... Read more
6455mill
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
For an older ship the Brilliance was in good shape. Plus the staff was excellent. We felt like RC put gave their best to a repositioning cruise. Entertainment and food was not sub par for this cruise, in fact it felt like it was ... Read more
breezenc
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the price and the destination of Spain. Overall, we had a wonderful time, because we chose to have a wonderful time. However, there were pluses and minuses on this cruise. Pluses included good food overall, good ... Read more

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sail2fun
Member Since 2011
1 review
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I just finished my 11th Trans Atlantic cruise which was my first cruise on Brilliance of the Seas. From boarding in Tampa to leaving the ship in Barcelona, this was an excellent cruise and I encountered no difficulties. During the 14 ... Read more
Hunterjess3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Embarkation was flawless, from the time we arrived to the port until we were on board only 15 minutes. This is our 21st cruise and 4th on Royal and we felt that it just didn't live up to the normal Royal Caribbean standards. Our cabin was ... Read more
moo17j2002
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
60 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as a birthday celebration which turned out to be horrible. The ship is old and in need of a lot of repairs. Balcony cabin was small, curtains were torn and falling apart. Could not turn around in the shower it was so ... Read more
jmferman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
WOW! Who doesn't love a cruise?! My wife and I just returned from our Royal Caribbean cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas out of Tampa on 4/18-22/2016. Having cruised with Royal Caribbean several times before we were sure this trip would ... Read more
Gulfislander
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our 2nd transatlantic cruise with RC. Will always try to travel to Europe this way instead of flying, which we find torture. We don't drink or take excursions as we find these very overpriced, but always enjoy our cruises. My wife ... Read more

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Umbria lover
Member Since 2009
1 review
234 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as an inexpensive and fun way to get to Europe. The ship was older than previous TA cruises we've taken. We liked the smaller size of the ship because it was easier to learn our way around, and meant we bumped into ... Read more
Markanddonna
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
1,499 forum post
6 helpful votes
Our transatlantic voyage on the Vision of the Seas was a lovely experience. There were some minor issues, but our goal was to get to Europe in the most pleasant and economical way possible. The weather was generally very good with just a ... Read more
karelet
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
532 forum posts
3 helpful votes
General: My wife and I chose this cruise because of some friends on the cruise, the ports visited, and our ability to get a Grand Suite at a really good deal. After a nice flight on SouthWest from Sacramento to Tampa, we were pleasantly ... Read more
lookatlou
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Before the cruise we spent 4 days in beautiful FUN St. Petersburg, loved the city so much. We chose this cruise to get us to Europe and because we did the same cruise last year and had an amazing trip. Deck 10 was very dirty the ... Read more
hurtinalbertan
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
313 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise to be with great friends and travel the Atlantic with so many sea days. We love being at sea and appreciate the activities and time to kick back and relax. We loved the evening Diamond/Diamond Plus events and spent ... Read more

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