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799 Royal Caribbean Tampa Cruise Reviews
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sunnisuzi
Member Since 2010
14 reviews
16 forum posts
Embarkation: Arrived at the terminal at 10:15, had valet parking. Entered terminal and went directly to the counter where we received our seapass. The ship was loading passengers so again, no waiting, right on to the ship. Headed to ... Read more
cruising4joy
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Once you've been on the bigger ships like Oasis of the seas, you really miss the brilliance of the seas. You can stand in front of the theater and look left and look right and watch the ocean drift by. I think brilliance has more ... Read more
MamaDoubleA
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
We enjoyed our five-day cruise out of Tampa with stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We had rain the first sea day but there was still plenty to do inside. We had a junior suite that was very spacious and comfortable. There was some water ... Read more
ckeene95
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a nice getaway but it did not quite meet all of our expectations. We went with two other couples (so 6 people total, all between 21-32). For us and one other couple in our group, this was our first cruise. We were really excited ... Read more
georgec13
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We are Diamond Plus cruisers. We took this cruise with two other couples (good friends and long-time cruising buddies). First night Diamond Club (we were eligible for Concierge Club but stayed in Diamond as one couple was only Diamond) - ... Read more
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Margy23
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
288 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Radiance Class ships have been our favorites for years, and this was our 9th experience with this class. Many things were wonderful - the awesome balcony, our cabin steward, Giovanni's and our waitstaff in the MDR. However, there were ... Read more
cheryl3625
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We took this cruise as a long weekend getaway. I have sailed on one other cruise with Royal Caribbean from San Juan, and it was great. This cruise, however was extremely disappointing. We ordered a Royal Refreshment drink package ... Read more
skipperanne
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
203 forum posts
This cruise was a charter, so many things may have been different. I have cruised over 10 times, but this was my first experience on Royal Caribbean. First of all the ship was nice and airy, a great greeting when we cam on board. ... Read more
Ridgeberry
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a charter. I choose it for the entertainment, which was mostly amazing, but not provided by the cruise line. But after hearing three times in just the first day that standard offerings on the ship would not be provided because ... Read more
lac123@netzero.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
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popcorn52
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
3 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
6 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
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
236 forum posts
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
April45
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
236 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
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WateryTartocrat
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
73 forum posts
3 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
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
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SWANSONG82
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
4 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
sail2fun
Member Since 2011
1 review
35 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
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