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5,867 Tampa Cruise Reviews


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Nancy62262

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time I couldn't wait to get off the ship! Horrible!

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This was my 26th cruise and it was by first NOT enjoyable one. The first time I didn't gain weight and the first time we couldn't wait to get the hell off that annoying ship. The food was absolutely the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Red E 4 Crusin

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

First Time Norwegian Cruiser - was a bit disappointed !

We wanted to try another cruise line - we had only sailed with Celebrity before this. The ship was about the same size as our previous ships. The decor and common areas were nice and we had no complaints. The ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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check1

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Western Caribbean March 2020

Chose to go with 2 couples. Never cruised with Royal Caribbean, they had. Overall the cruise experience was good. Food can be hit or miss. Service is very good, everyone is friendly and helpful. I would chose RC ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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slavetoabunny

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing Short of Outstanding!!!!

Post cruise report: To start, I have to say the sanitary precautions on the cruise were outstanding. Every single day the crew washed down all the walls, doors, railings, etc. in every corridor, you couldn't walk ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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JanieKid82

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful Week - Rhapsody of the Seas February 29 2020

My cruise was booked before and taken during the crazy cruise industry panic. This was my 14th cruise. Various lines. Arrival at the Tampa Cruise Terminal...couldn't say more positive things enough about it. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mike.S

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Child free Cruise

We choose the cruise as we were keen to revisit one of Royal Caribbean's smaller ships and wanted to visit Key West and being just the 2 of us wanted to cruise out of peak holiday season. Embarkation was the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mwehmeyer

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Changed Itinerary

We chose a cruise to Cozumel/Key West and shortly after booking the itinerary was changed. We ended up going to Key west/Nassau/Coco Cay. We did not want to go to Nassau as we had been there so many times before. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Joyontheseas

12 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS - not my first choice.

I last sailed on this ship about 2 years ago. Embarkation and leaving the ship was easy and without long lines. Many guests now do the 'self assist' and carry their own luggage off. This is a smaller ship than I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mscolli

1 Review Written

Trip to Cozumel

Chose Paradise basically for the locality, close to home. Was very disappointing when boarding, as a first time cruise, had no direction on what to do or go. Buffet food and service was very poor, help had very ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Cphllps

1 Review Written

Not Disappointed

My husband and I (64 and 63 years young) traveled to Tampa Friday night, stayed at the Hampton Inn Avion Park. The hotel was nice and offered free breakfast. Request a room on the side opposite the airport and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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janerd

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

1st cruise in 5 years...

Me my wife and 20yo son decided on doing a family cruise. Our son is on spring break from UF and he wanted to do a cruise for his break, and it's been 5 years since our last cruise.We chose this cruise because we ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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gmbpcruiser

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good crew and Excursions

With the Beverage package, 3 free specialty restaurants, internet minutes and discount of $ 50 on the excursions included in the price of this cruise it did not feel like we were nickeled and dimed to death! This ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RLTravels

1 Review Written

Great excursion but a small ship with limited amenities

This was a great cruise for the price and cruising out of Tampa was a great experience. The ship itself was nice. Nothing fancy but nice. Excursions - since this was just a last minute getaway we didn't book ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pisces33

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun time

We've cruised for the past few years at this time so we wanted to keep up the tradition even though this year would be without Dad, who passed away only a few weeks after our last cruise in march 2019. This ship ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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karelet

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Bads, Goods, and a Couple Greats

My wife and I have cruised extensively on many cruise lines, and we recently sailed on a 7 day Carnival Legend cruise to the Western Caribbean. While we were not WOWed by the experience, there were several ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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DntlGal

1 Review Written

Just off the Rhapsody of the Seas March 7, 2020

We live in St. Petersburg so going on a cruise out of Tampa is easy for us. It's been a few years since we left from Tampa so thought it would be fun seeing the new lights on the Skyway Bridge while going under it. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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platinumdancer

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise

Decided to try a cruise out of Tampa since we just moved close by. It was a smaller ship than we’re used to but we had a really nice cruise. We traveled with some good friends from out of town and it was their ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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andrewwilson1980

1 Review Written

Underwhelmed by the food and staff

This is my first cruise, and honeymoon. I spent a good amount of money on the room with the specialty dining package, drink package, and excursions. From what I’ve been told the food is really good and drinks ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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redwinelover2

1 Review Written

Nice to be on a smaller ship ...

Tampa is a convenient port. Easy check in and local parking. Like Harvest Caye. Nice beach. We were only ship there that day so not crowded. Specialty restaurants a bit disappointing. Location and shape of Cagneys ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jwj350

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Laid Back on a much smaller ship

All our other Royal cruises have been on voyager, freedom, and oasis class ships; so we knew going in that this would be a "fun sized" experience. Not caring for any of the Western Caribbean ports, we booked this ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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new2cruisex2

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not the same NCL experience

I decided on this cruise to provide a special experience for my daughter and granddaughter who wanted to see wildlife of Central America. The Roatan Honduras stop would provide that. Picked up the cruise package ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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linda5958

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Time to put the Dawn out of comission

We have cruised over 15 times, the last four ( with in 2 yrs) with NCL. This was disappointment from the time we entered the ship. We always upgrade to a suite and have been very pleased. This is the first time I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Lockback

1 Review Written

Excellent Cruise

My wife and I usually choose Norwegian as our preferred cruise line, although we have used several others. We like the casual attitude, the overall friendliness of the staff and the Free Style dining and, so far at ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Su53

1 Review Written

Last Cruise with NCL

We have been cruising with NCL for 19 years and we are Latitudes Gold members. We took this 14 day cruise because the itinerary looked fabulous. Overall the quality of this cruise was only average and NCL in general ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CruisingtheBays

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Dawn to Dusk Sun & Fun

We are loyal NCL Cruisers having sailed only with NCL. This is our 2nd time on the Dawn.... a great mid size ship..... big enough to have lots of amenities but small enough not be overwhelming. Perhaps because ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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