Review by Paradiselivin1

Problems create disappoinment

In response to review, CrusinTim says ...

Your review is a bit confusing. In one part, you state "Somehow, my friends were given their proper credits but I only received the $150 excursion credit although the bookings were done on the same day for the exact same cabins which were just a few doors apart.". Then, you state "Our party of 8 booked this cruise using 3 different "vendors" (one being directly with RCI)". Being that you booked through 3 different agents/companies, it is possible that the one you booked through didn't offer the $100 OBC as some agencies offer private credits as part of their selling that the cruise line may not offer. In such, that may be why you didn't get the OBC...your agent didn't offer it and the other 2 "vendors" did. Also, booking dining times is offered to ALL passengers as part of the online check-in process at the RCCL site. I cruised with RCCL twice (and once on the Brilliance) and always came across the option to choose my time for each meal & day in the MDR when doing my online check-in. If you were told you would get the OBC, and you have it as part of your contract emailed to you from the agent and/or RCCL, you can always dispute it.

Tags: Royal Caribbean Caribbean - Western Brilliance of the Seas

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Departing from Tampa is the ship full of old people? Is there much of a nightlife after the shows? Pictures?‚  Thanks

LOL... yes. The cruise lines send all their "old people" passengers to Tampa for boarding.  The pictures are really depressing so no one takes any, plus those "old people" don't know how to use cameras anyway so all you get are fingers obstructing the shots.  

As for nightlife... Do you really gotta ask about that seeing  as all the "old people" get on in Tampa?


Now now...... The old people can use a camera, ‚  they just have trouble finding 110 film and flash cubes.

I must be old because I actually owned a pocket camera. Of course, I was just a small child at the time.... ahem.


(I've still got one :blush:)  Big Smile

All kidding aside, isn't it an older crowd departing out of Tampa compared to say Ft Lauderdale or Miami??

I've got no facts to back me up on this, but it seems that Tampa would have an older demographic that Ft L or Miami, due to the local populations.

But I wouldn't let that dissuade me from cruising from Tampa;

Tampa is closer for me than Ft L or Miami.

Old people can generally out-party the youngsters -- they are just more refined doing it!


LOL. Seriously, I agree w/BD. The general demographic for FL tends toward older so that has some impact on cruise demographics as well. But keep this in mind too... longer cruises (over 10 days) tend to attract older cruisers because time off work or scheduling around school-aged kiddo class time isn't an issue.  You are likely better off with a 7 day cruise to help offset that.  

Look to see if there are any theme cruises you might be interested in.  That definitely affects the demographic mix. Rock n Roll legends cruises attract people who are contemporaries of when a particular band was popular.  There is a website for this type of search but I cannot vouch for its accuracy.  You might find something that you are a fan of and chances are it will attract the type of people you enjoy hanging with.

Happy sails (and thank you for having a good sense of humor)



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