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Tampa to the Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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Mexican Riviera

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34 Tampa to the Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

Goldenrule5333 avatar


4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean VS Carnival


Chose to travel on Royal Caribbean for the first time having heard how much better they were compared to Carnival which is the line we have used for many years. The plus side for them was on the following areas, ...
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Sail Date December 2016

rpruzinsky avatar


3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Four days of Paradise!

We chose our cruise for a quick get away to break from my ever stressful job. Plus my wife's birthday was on October 20th so we decided to do something relaxing and fun. We booked the Carnival Paradise knowing it ...
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Sail Date October 2016

carmi44 avatar


1 Review Written

Need to Cruise every Christmas

Royal Caribbean Christmas cruise was my best - happiest Christmas ever. I truly mean this. Delicious foods, friendly staff, special family traveling with me, Christmas decorations, Christmas music, carols from ...
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Sail Date December 2015

apollobeach avatar


12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Paradise: Still Great

Just returned from a 4-night sailing on The Paradise. Wondered throughout the trip why so many do not like this ship. Embarkation was totally without any problems. Once on board the ship impressed ...
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Sail Date April 2016

hocus999 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Experience EVER

PLEASE LET ME START OUT BY SAYING THAT THIS REVIEW NO WAY REFLECTS THE STAFF, as the staff was absolutely fantastic and VERY hard working (to work 7 1/2 months straight without seeing family and with no days off ...
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Sail Date December 2015

mjcatlvr avatar


6 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

NCL Star was Fantastic!

Fifth cruise for us. Star is a nice sized ship that is easy to get around. Nice decor and clean. Easy on and easy off in Tampa. Waiting for our cabin to be ready, we dined in Versailles. Shrimp burger and ...
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Sail Date November 2015

ibclc1972 avatar


1 Review Written

wonderful time

I haven't cruised in 20 years....even better than I remember. spectacular service! I must give credit to Amane, our waiter. His service was exceptional! Always remembered our names, learned very quickly our food ...
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Sail Date March 2015

Jbowles5 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful time, Excellent Service!

Sailing on the Norwegian Sun was a truly extraordinary experience! There's really no comparison to other cruise lines like Carnival or Royal Caribbean. Norwegian is insanely superior: it's the difference between ...
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Sail Date April 2015

tsknoll avatar


1 Review Written

Nice but lacked a bit

Was aboard the paradise from Tampa to Cozamel and back to Tampa FL in Jan 2015. Compared to other cruises we have been on, this boat was smaller but have to admit the cabins were same comparable size. the food was ...
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Sail Date January 2015

dmg1631 avatar


1 Review Written

A wonderful family vacation on the Vision

This was my third cruise, and my first with Royal Caribbean. Our party consisted of 6 of us, a family trip of my wife and I, my parents, and my sister and brother in law. Overall, our experience was good to ...
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Sail Date January 2015

JOGcruises avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Unexpectedly good cruise experience

Its interesting to read other reviews of this cruise. Were we on the same ship? As a seasoned "Celebrity" cruiser, I was initially disappointed with the small size of the ship etc. However, I soon got to like it and ...
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Sail Date February 2015

trvlingsalsman avatar


1 Review Written

Epicurean nightmare

Having only traveled on one other cruise line for several trips, this was my first experience from someone other than RC.although the staterooms were bigger and had larger bathrooms, the rooms were outdated. This ...
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Sail Date January 2015

ihopecruise2 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No More NCL

This cruise was my fourth on NCL and was my last. My family and I were so disappointed in almost everything about this ship. As soon as we boarded we asked where Moderno was, and s crew member had no idea what I was ...
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Sail Date December 2014

emsmith175 avatar


1 Review Written


This was my first cruise and it was such a memorable experience. I was pleasantly surprised at how roomy my stateroom was and how extremely attentive and friendly the staff was (and I mean the ENTIRE staff was ...
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Sail Date November 2014

kfhintx avatar


2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Girls Getaway

The Carnival Paradise was definitely a "fun ship". If lots of partying is not your thing, this would probably not be the ship for you. We went on a 4 night cruise to Cozumel and had a really fun time. The ship is ...
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Sail Date October 2014

Lala5678 avatar


1 Review Written

No rating

Think about another Cruise Line

This review is long overdue, but was searching Trip Advisor today and it reminded me to post it. Hopefully, some things have changed, but doubtful. The good things - In spite of it's age, the ship was kept very ...
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Sail Date January 2014

Rowlaw avatar


1 Review Written

Not bad, but not great.

This was our 9th cruise and 2nd on Norwegian. We are not fans of "Freestyle Cruising" since you never get the same waiters twice and your tips are pooled. They really are not that motivated. The service isn't bad, ...
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Sail Date December 2013

apollobeach avatar


12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Ship/Fantastic Crew

Traveled The Carnival Paradise on the August 29 sailing (4-nights). The ship is 15 years old; yet it is in better condition throughout than many new ships in the Carnival Fleet. Everywhere you look someone is ...
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Sail Date August 2013

pagiee avatar


2 Reviews Written

Jewel has been tarnished!

An offer came in our email and the price was hard to beat, so we called RCI to book the March 7th cruise on Jewel of the seas. We decided to upgrade to a superior balcony, cabin 9254 and specifically asked if it ...
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Sail Date March 2013

Thayana avatar


14 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Not our worst-not our best-just ok

We've been on 6 cruises in the last 3 years, and being Canadian we pay extra in flight just to get here so we need a good deal! My parents however (who by the way come with us on every cruise) have been on 65 ...
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Sail Date December 2012

Hockeyman01 avatar


1 Review Written

Jewel of the Seas is just OK.

Been on a few cruise with my kids and Jewel was just average. Not RCCL's most up to date ship with a very small pool area (and pool), and next to no deck chairs available if you don't reserve one before 08:30. Do ...
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Sail Date March 2012

busted_ avatar


1 Review Written

Fun First Time Cruise

Great cruise for the money. Cozumel was great Let me begin by saying that we went with a large party (10 people) and we could have gone any other cruise line and more than likely would have experienced the same ...
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Sail Date February 2012

kalves avatar


2 Reviews Written

Beautiful Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

My husband and 8 year old daughter and I sailed on Royal Caribbean for the first time (5 Cruises with Carnival and 1 with Disney). This was by far the best cruise experience. I had always asked myself "Is Royal ...
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Sail Date January 2012

bigyellowdog1 avatar


1 Review Written

Flat Line

We had not sailed on Royal Caribbean before and had high hopes. We traveled with 20 friends from our church and with pre-paid gratuity we all got to sit together in the Tides Restaurant, lower level, 6:00pm sitting. ...
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Sail Date January 2012

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Happy Flyer

1 Review Written

Royal Caribbean Sinks

Imagine that you're returning from a lovely excursion in Cozumel and upon reentry to your cruise ship, your sea pass causes the crew-member to utter the scary phrase "You need to report to Guest Services ...
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Sail Date April 2011

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