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776 Royal Caribbean Tampa Cruise Reviews

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Hunterjess3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
2 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
2 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
Pharoe
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
For our first time cruise, my adult children and I were impressed by everything, lol! I know the ship is considered small, but for the first time, it was perfect! The cabins were great...I had an oceanview while my kids shared an inside ... Read more
Soltero52
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is a smaller, older but well maintained ship and by far, my favorite. The smaller ship eliminated most of the things I don't use on a larger ship and allowed guests who participated in the same type of activities to get to know one ... Read more

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Breldan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took this cruise with my husband, in-laws, and my brother and his family. I've cruised several times on the west coast, but this was my first time to Florida and the Caribbean. Everything about this trip worked out perfectly. We all got ... Read more
Sunshine1641
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
First time cruising, had no idea what to expect other than what I read extensively online. We traveled with a couple that had cruised RC once before so we are not Diamond+ or anything like that, just regular people on vacation, I believe ... Read more
Loyal2Royal83
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My Wife and I booked this cruise during one of RCI's BOGO 50% off sales, and it was only about $1400 for both of us. This was our 2nd cruise, with our first being on Allure of the Seas, and we knew going in that this ship was going to be a ... Read more
ScottishFamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose this Cruise purely because it went to Key West and fitted in with our dates. After I booked it I started to look at reviews etc but I booked on a total whim. We had never cruised before and it was a daunting experience not knowing ... Read more
steencondo12
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
For the very first time EVER RC did not receive 5 stars from us. I'll get this issue out of the way first. The centrum is the main focal point on the Brilliance. There are many activities held there during the day The main activity at ... Read more

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trueheart12
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just returned from our 4/9/16 sail to,Key West and Cozumel. Both sails we did not go for the ports but for this ship. What a wonderful, clean, service oriented ship. Tampa boarding a breeze, lunch delayed for the food inspectors were ... Read more
vccarmi
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My last two cruises, and the only two in recent years, was aboard the Regal Princess so I didn't get that "wow" feeling after boarding the Brilliance since the Regal is truly a beautiful ship with a huge open piazza and the ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
30 reviews
66 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I spend several months each year at sea - frequently on RCI taking advantage of their "perks" for high cruisers, as well as their single friendly cruise fares. I must admit that lately, with all the cutbacks, constant appeals to ... Read more
cruise1804
Member Since 2010
1 review
87 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had a fantastic cruise on Brillance of Seas. It was myself, husband and our 3 children (14,13 & 9) We had two balcony connecting cabins. Room attendant good and kept rooms lovely. The older kids didn't join the teen club (I ... Read more
jakesmom04
Member Since 2011
1 review
658 forum posts
2 helpful votes
While everyone will have a different take on this ship, the opinions are solely ours. Pros: Boarding and debarking was the easiest ever! The bartenders, main dining and Windjammer staff were excellent. Our cabin steward came and went ... Read more

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Susiebell2
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
122 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have only been on 5 cruises and 3 different cruise ship companies, but I found Brilliance of the Seas to have the nicest crew ever. The customer service area was so cooperative...clearly able to communicate and were determined to make ... Read more
Nash9597
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My husband and I just returned from your vacation/honeymoon on RCCL Vision of Sea!!! We had an amazing time. The crew and staff on the ship were so nice and concerned about your comfort while on the cruise!!! The cabin was clean and ... Read more
KarenFT
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First, the dining experience did exceed my expectations - but this was the only area that did. Antonio was wonderful - friendly, hard-working, attentive to each of my family member's preferences - a wonderful server! Cyprian also was ... Read more
sandysmithfl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I booked five cabins for a family reunion cruise - three small suites and two oceanview. I've cruised several times on other Royal Caribbean ships and on other cruise lines - Vision was limited in types of entertainment and onboard ... Read more
BenjiRodney
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
3,609 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 16th overall cruise and 3rd cruise on RCCL. I will openly admit that I prefer Carnival over Royal. We flew into Tampa a day prior, glad we did as storms on Saturday caused a few to miss the ship and catch up later in ... Read more

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jrosecox1
Member Since 2016
1 review
47 forum posts
2 helpful votes
New at this so please be kind. I will go day by day according to my journal. Again, just what I experienced. Sat, April 2 - We began the boarding process around 12:30-ish and it went very smoothly. No issues and loved the whole ... Read more
medic526
Member Since 2008
1 review
234 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Embarkation on 3/31/16 was quick. From the time we arrived at the cruise port to the time we boarded the ship was the quickest we have ever experienced. No lines from the time we left our luggage with the porter to the time we were on ... Read more
coreyswife7701
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is our first time cruising. It was just me (34) and my husband (35). We have 3 kids but left them AT HOME for this long awaited short getaway. We drove down from North Georgia and stayed at the Country Inn and Suites-Seffner. It ... Read more
Flo rider champ
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I was very nervous about this cruise after reading a number of not so positive reviews but I am pleased to say it was great. We boarded at Tampa very quickly and trouble free, our room was ready in good time and was clean and very well ... Read more
sydney56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I just returned from a Western Caribbean RC cruise on "Vision of the Seas," cruising out of Tampa. OF NOTE: A taxi from Tampa airport to the Port of Tampa is a flat fee of $25...regulated by the city, much cheaper ... Read more

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