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Tampa Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Tampa

Traveler rating

Excellent

52

Very Good

34

Average

35

Poor

12

Terrible

17

Cruise type

Family Cruises

1,677

Romantic Cruises

614

Senior Cruises

396

Entertainment Cruises

349

Group and Theme Cruises

150

150 Tampa Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


dawnvaneps avatar

dawnvaneps

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old, bad food selection

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This cruise was chosen for a group traveling together by an agent. The ship was old and in disrepair and had several items not working one of which was the water which flowed dark brown in the middle of the cruise. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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CruiserLady31

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing!

I have been on over 10 cruises using 5 different cruise lines over the years. We were invited on this cruise with a group. I would not have chosen it but, then I thought, how bad could it be? Dining room food was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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NeuronDoc

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall good experience

We were with a group of 17 couples who met from across the country and cruised together for a week. This was our first experience with Carnival, but we have cruised twice before. We stayed in a Grand Suite and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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silcri

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Will not sail with them again

Just got back from a 5 day cruise. I have to say I will never go with this cruise line again. The food was absolutely horrible and service was beyond bad. We had a "penthouse" if you want to call it this that was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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JLMarietta

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Acceptable But Not Great Cruise

I went on the Carnival Paradise as part of a large group, so I had no choice in the selection of the ship or cruise line. I had a great time with my total group, and the dance band at night was exceptional! The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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jbandmr

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

15 YEARS LATER

As stated above, my late husband and i were on this ship in 2004 and things sure have changed. My friends and i wanted to go on a 7 day halloween cruise and we have had good experiences before. Embarkation was, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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denisead

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Just OK

I've cruised with Carnival before, we liked the itinerary, and the price was reasonable. The food was excellent and the wait staff and cruise director were great. Also, we really enjoyed the ship's entertainment. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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rjlaris

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Of My Life Avoid NCL

I have been cruising for 40 years. My very fist cruise was on NCL Starward in 1984. This was a theme cruise which it why I chose it. The Summer Palace was beautiful, the dining room staff was very pleasant, but the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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lindawaring2001

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise all around

We did this cruise via a casino coupon and we upgraded to a Junior suite from an inside room . Mistake but I will talk about this in my cabin review. We were two couples in our early 40's and my single friend in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Full speed ahead

1 Review Written

Surprisingly excellent !

We decided to go on this cruise, this ship - because we went with a group of friends, about 40 of us altogether. We have been on 15 cruises as of now. The previous 4 were on " mega-ships." We also prefer to go ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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FranMar16

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Shared the ship with a charter group.

Disappointed that we didn’t receive any of our Platinum latitudes benefits except priority embarkation and dis embarkation. Would have been nice to get water bottles. The wine is unnecessary. Difficult to get ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Samfrodo

1 Review Written

Great Time on the NCL Pearl

This was our 7th cruise (DIsney, Celebrity, Holland, Royal Caribbean), but our first time with NCL. We are a married couple in our late 50s. We enjoyed the more casual, laid - back, freestyle experience. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Okhappy493

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Carnival Miracle February 2019

I heard the Carnival Miracle has the most elbow room on all the ships, its true, it seemed to have a lot less people all over the ship, the food and waiters / waitresses were phenomenal in the MDR, the buffet was ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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jewelnyc

1 Review Written

Wonderful Service on an outdated ship

The ship was clean and well maintained, however, the style was outdated. The food looked a lot better than it tasted. The food tasted bland, but was edible. The saving grace was the service. Wonderful service across ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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notagoddess

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

My birthday cruise

Our nephew & his wife joined us on this cruise to celebrate my birthday. Embarkation and disembarkation in Tampa was a breeze, quick on and off the ship with hardly any waiting. Our junior suite was large & clean ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Marseydotes

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Friendly and energetic staff!

We joined a group with common interests for a 6-day Western Caribbean Cruise. I usually cruise with other lines and never in the Caribbean but made the journey because of the group and the chance to escape winter ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Pierre et Andre

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Another nice cruise but...

Sailed 8 times with NCL before. Garden Cafe( cafeteria), food variety less than seen before. Sitting design frustrating clogging felt squeezed all the time.They have to improve the availibility and accessibility ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Majik

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good but not Great!

This was a group cruise for an international group onboard on Jan. 20, 2019 sailing out of Tampa. Embarkation was very fast and easy. Really enjoyed cruise with couple exceptions. Dining room late seating, service ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kellymb1978

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mediocre at best

Overall, we we disappointed in this cruise for a number of reasons, but basically it was just a lot misses instead of hits. 1. The food was sub-par. The selection was very limited, no ethnic or even particularly ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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fingerlakesmike

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The View Was Great!

The Panama Canal cruise was on our bucket list. We are into our 70s and both have some chronic health issues, so we wanted to get this off of our list. We chose the aft facing cabin so we had a 180 degree view ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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birdslady

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Adventure with friends

We went on our first cruise with a large group of friends. We met up in Tampa and took a shuttle to the port. Embarkation was very quick (faster to the fun) and a smooth process. We enjoyed walking around the ship ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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LX19

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Needs to be updated....everywhere

I'm genuinely not a person who complains about anything. I'm such a simple person to please, and pretty laid back. With that said, this ship needs some major updating. Yes, there's a musky smell as soon as you enter ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Marcofonsecaa

1 Review Written

Good value for your money

Nice and small boat, superb itinerary, Habana and Nassau were great. Good service, small distances to walk, a little bit crowded restaurants. We misses the Royal Promenade to meet and walk at night. Enough elevators ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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valmik_kalathia

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Trip!

Travelled on this cruise with extended family members ranging from the age of 7 to 80. Everyone enjoyed various activities onboard. Crew members were really friendly and helpful all the time. Food is great and they ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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reviewsbylex

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fires.

+I had never been on a cruise before let alone out of the United States of America. I chose this exciting cruise because of a combined decision among family members. The ship is not even the biggest ship offered, ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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