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Tampa Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Excellent

33

Very Good

15

Average

11

Poor

7

Terrible

4

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Family Cruises

1,677

Romantic Cruises

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396

Entertainment Cruises

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Holiday Cruises

71

71 Tampa Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


Sarah Sally avatar

Sarah Sally

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

5 night Brilliance of the Seas Caribbean Cruise

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This was our second time cruising with Royal Caribbean and our first time on Brilliance of the Seas. Everything went very smoothly right from check in to the time we left the ship. Our cabin was very clean and we ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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ddpe

8 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

New Year's Cruise

In 2013, we sailed on RCCL with the Freedom of the Seas for New Year's Eve and had a wonderful experience. Therefore, we booked the Brilliance of the Seas for New Year's this year and invited additional family ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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egalfanatic

1 Review Written

Family Christmas present

This was my first sailing with Royal Caribbean and compared to Carnival this ship lacked a few things but over all it was a good time. We had the my time dinning option which given the chance i will not do again. I ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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pmmr

1 Review Written

Enjoyed our Christmas Cruise on VOS

This was our first time sailing with RCCL having sailed several times previously with HAL and Princess. We caught a great deal for Christmas week with Royal, so decided it was worth it to give it a try, especially ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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CarolFrau

1 Review Written

Fantastic Family Xmas Vacation

This Vision of the Seas cruise, Dec. 20-27, 2014 was only our 2nd cruise (first was on Holland America 2013 thanks to my generous mother-in-law). I loved that this was about the same size ship (about 2K Pax and 800 ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Nadiezda

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Think before you book Carnival cruise line

Recently, my boyfriend and me took a Carnival cruise on the Paradise during December 22-27 , 2014 . I was thinking , it's would be a perfect little vacation getaway. Usually we book balcony cabin, but this time we ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Jimbohio

1 Review Written

Expected more in customer service.

Our room steward was silent and unseen. That was strangely neat! The dining staff in The Windjammer were VERY accommodating! I have been cruising since the early 90's and I can truly say that it (cruising) has ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Marza

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall Disappointment

The enticing itinerary of Roatan, Cozumel and Costa Maya, was the reason we chose this cruise departing from Tampa. The port stops were lovely and we had some great excursions including cave tubing, zip lining from ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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fbusch

1 Review Written

Ok, but would not recommend.

Our family has not been on a cruise in 28 years - that one was arranged by a family member. Positives - staterooms were more spacious than I expected, we had 2 inside staterooms on the 8th floor. Staff very ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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AtlantaVol

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

First NCL Cruise

This was our first NCL cruise (16th overall with our favs being Celebrity, RCL and Princess)- we were pleasantly surprised! All 19 of our group had a great time, but I will only speak for my wife and I - the others ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Mompugz

1 Review Written

Mediocre, At Best

This was our 4th cruise, second with our children, who range from 13-21.while we had a nice time with family and friends, we were never really impressed by anyone on the shop. We did like the ventiloquist, Kenny ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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sfh1957

2 Reviews Written

Too Many Young People

Nice ship, wonderful staff, great food, terrific entertainment. What or who ruined it were other cruisers. Guess because it was so close to Christmas and the colleges and universities were off, the young people ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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fineashes

1 Review Written

Repetitive Tasteless Food

The Good: 1. Good itinerary 2. Big window in Balcony Stateroom 3. Good Entertainment ( Cruise Director was great) The OK: 1. The food was bland and always the same. I was on a carnival Liberty before this and ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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RissaRN04

1 Review Written

First time on Royal will be the last for awhile.

In February 2014, my husband and I booked our first cruise with Royal Caribbean. We have cruised previously with Carnival, Disney, and Holland America Lines. We were so excited to enjoy this new cruise line that ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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JEBSON

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

5 Night Brilliance of the Seas to Key West and Cozumel

DW and I cruised on a wonderful choice Brilliance over the Thanksgiving holiday. We made a wonderful choice. We left ORD 10 minutes early and thanks to AA and Mother Nature we arrived in Tampa 20 minutes early...a ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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bakisme

1 Review Written

Not Up to the Royal Caribbean Standard

My family and I have been traveling with Royal Caribbean for several times and this was our first time on the Vision. It is probably also our last time on the Vision. The trip started in Tampa with an extremely ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Girldownunder

1 Review Written

Christmas Cruise 2013

What a lovely way to spend Christmas with family on this gorgeous ship! We don't care for crowds but were prepared as this was a Christmas cruise and was pretty well booked to capacity. Of course you are going to ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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firstcarib

9 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Much better than we had expected!

We were on the Dawn over Christmas, Tampa to WCaribbean. After reading all the pretty dismal reviews, including one from someone who had actually CANCELLED their Dawn cruise due to all this negativity, we were more ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Rayrcat

1 Review Written

Disgusting

I'm writing this to warn any and everybody of what a sad trip I just had on the Norwegian Dawn. And this was supposed to be a very special Christmas Cruise. It was anything but - except the outrageous price. This ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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superoma

3 Reviews Written

Christmas on the Ryndam,

This was our first Christmas cruise ever. We enjoyed ourselves and may do this again. The Ryndam is one of the smaller ships in the HAL fleet and we find her size to be just right. It was easy to see the same people ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Raleighlandshark2

1 Review Written

For Thanksgiving, Always Go With Turkey.....

Thanksgiving cruise that was a great break from the normal holiday bustle. PARADISEwas in very good shape for its' age and the service staff superb. Biggest disappointment was the cruise director Steve. He can plat ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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JasonV1

6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Can't complain too much - Good time with known caveats

I have sailed multiple ships in the Fantasy class, Paradise included (back in '03 when it was still no smoking). Due to this, I knew going in how this ship would compare to newer offerings from Carnival and ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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croozin1234

2 Reviews Written

Carnival Legend....an 8 out of 10

This being my 5th cruise on Carnival with my family (wife plus a 13 and 10 year old) i have a pretty good idea of what to expect while onboard. Overall, yes....we had a great time but there were a few things ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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nyfuncpl6669

2 Reviews Written

December 23-30

We had planned this vacation in May and were all looking forward to Christmas in the Carribean. It was my wife, myself and our teenagers. Arrived in Tampa at 4:00AM after a 19 hour car ride and it was 31 degrees! ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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0bnxshs

7 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Warmth of New Year's

For us, this was a last moment decision to go on a cruise during a week that my wife found she could take off from work. We booked the very lowest category cabin (NN) on Holland America Line's ms Ryndam at a very ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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