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Royal Caribbean Tampa Cruise Reviews

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1,987 Royal Caribbean Tampa Cruise Reviews


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check1

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Western Caribbean March 2020

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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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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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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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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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DntlGal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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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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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Just-The-Facts-Mame

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

RC Falls from Grace

RC once was the premier in cruise lines, from food quality to ship excellence. Rhapsody was without proper maintenance, rust throughout, banisters sadly worn and chipped, paint sloppily administered with many many ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cinderellen

8 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

We sailed recently with two other couples. We've never been on this size of RC ship and after being on the Anthem and Harmony, were worried we would be disappointed. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KEN W

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

OK Cruise, could have been better.

We picked this cruise because we had never been on RCCL. It turned out pretty good.. Mostly seniors over 50. Hardly any kids on board. Music and games were mostly for people growing up in the 50's and 60's. Cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Srandaz2

15 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

No "Bohemian" on board this Rhapsody

Did that get your attention? Well In a Nut Shell, a Bohemian is a person living an unconventional lifestyle. This however has no significance in the title of this review although i figured it might get some ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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bhague

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing cruise on one of RCL's smaller ships

We're long-time RCL cruisers (Diamond Plus). Our favorite class of ship is Radiance Class, but we've been on a couple of Voyager class ships, plus a couple from other lines. This was our second cruise on the Vision ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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steverk

6 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed smaller ship with great service

We sailed Rhapsody of the Seas in January and had a great time. Rhapsody is older and smaller than most other RCI ships, but that’s part of why I enjoyed it. Being smaller means everything is closer and the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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marymarie

16 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but a few kinks to work out - RCCL you can do better

We are loyal to RCCL. We are beyond Diamond Plus and we like the deck plans on the Freedom and Voyager Class ships. Had on a gown and matching stiletto heels for formal nite and we had photos taken at three ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Auntieyram

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

It was so relaxing

We went on this cruise to help a good friend of ours celebrate her Birthday. We managed to keep it a secret and totally surprised her and it was awesome. The cruise was wonderful and we had a really great time. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ladyjade3

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

RCCL is cutting way too many corners these days

Positives first: Ther food was good! I have no complaints about quality and taste and variety of food. The ship itself I had no problems with except the elevators don't work well and the ship really is in need of a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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purpleHa

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Old Folks, Mis-information, Mediocre Food

We were on the wrong ship! This was an "oldies" cruise! Most of the entertainment was designed for an OLDER crowd! Lots of "oldies" and Oldie Trivia, Bingo and Ballroom type dancing. But that was probably because ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rlehto1

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

Biggest factor was price balcony cabin for under 2000. Most of the crew acted like this was their first cruise inefficient and slow and many mistakes. Music was the wrong era for the age group on the ship. Shows ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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legaljen1969

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Christmas in the Caribbean

We chose this cruise to celebrate my father's birthday and mine. I was surprised by how many other people on the cruise shared a Christmas Eve birthday with my dad. It made it even more fun. I have no idea if ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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flasteph

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing - will definitely book again

This is one of the smaller ships offered by Royal Caribbean. I would definitely go again. I've seen some reviews about cleanliness and norovirus and I could not disagree more. It's almost like you'd have to *try* ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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l3mm

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise - needs to be a little more organized

We were a big group of kids and adults and overall we had a great time. Embarkation was smooth - we arrived early and were waiting in the terminal before boarding. Once we got on it was onto the Windjammer for ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Faero

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

A Fair and Honest Review

Brilliance of the Seas 12-7-14-2019 I will try to make this review as short as possible while covering a variety of relevant points most cruisers are concerned with. After 29 cruises and years of sailing the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rschmidt

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awful but gives you free Norovirus

I will start by saying this was my 6th cruise overall but my first with Royal Caribbean. I have cruised 3 times with Carnival and twice on Disney. My cruise on Royal Caribbean was gifted to me by a wonderful ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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