From the Orient to an even more oriental country: Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by ledmjb
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From the Orient to an even more oriental country
We had chosen My time dining and table for two in our Pre-Cruise planning and there was hardly no waiting time any night. Our pre-ordered wine package worked well and we could always find wine to match what we choose to have for dinner. All meals were very well prepared, specially the sea-food. Waiter Christian and assistant waiter Ashok gave us all possible attention and the More best service you could ask for. Windjammer for breakfast and lunch every day. Enough to choose from but the bread was the weak spot. Same roll every morning and only one kind of darker bread.
Two dinners in Portofino, first a Wine and dine experience, with a little argument with the waiter about possible smell of cork from the red wine. Eight people at the table were not convinced that it was the mix of grapes that caused the "corky" smell, but the waiter was. Second dinner in Portofino was for birthday celebration, extra cake with one candle and singing from the staff.
The ports of call and the excursions were very positive experiences. Both Goa and New Mangalore showed a different India than the chaotic city of Mumbai. Highly qualified guides, in New Mangalore a voluntary student with lots of examples from his own life. The tour to the Backwaters of Alappuzha by Houseboat was the top of the cruise. Muscat in Oman as the last stop before returning to Dubai showed how fast the development is in the Middle East. Norwegian architect company Snohetta are involved in building the new fish market.This was really the most memorable cruise we have been on and compared to all Caribbean or Mediterranean cruises on the market it really gave new insights and memories. Therefore it is a pity if it is true that there will be no Dubai-India cruises next year. Less
Cabin review: D21104 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Sufficient closet, balcony facing the back of the boat, no disturbances from the Windjammer cafe over our head, very quiet location, but far away from the elevators.Read All Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (D2) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Backwaters of Alappuzha by Houseboat
National Ghandi Museum
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