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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by Mid198

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Brilliance of the Seas
Brilliance of the Seas
Member Name: Mid198
Cruise Date: June 2013
Embarkation: Harwich
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Cabin Category: E2
Cabin Number: 9512
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Brilliance of the seas - June 2013

Overall a great cruise, the staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. Unfortunately the hard sell of all extras is off putting which involves extortionate wine prices for average wines, the cheapest bottle was $37, high drink prices in general, no draft beers after 2/3 days, restaurant extras for certain meals, i.e lobster and every other restaurant apart from the windjammer buffet style dining area carried a cost. We all expect the never ending photo opportunities but this was somewhat excessive and bordering on annoying.

We enjoyed the ports of call and went on 3 pre booked excursions which were well organised and informative. At most of the ports it was easy to make your own arrangements to sight-see and was more cost effective.

The ship also had indoor smoking areas and certain nights for smoking in bars/casino which spoilt activities and the smell of stale smoke in the entertainment areas was ever present.

The food was enjoyable but repetitive, one of our party was vegetarian and the choice was bland curry or pasta and tomato sauce most nights; in comparison with other cruises the food and variety was lacking.


Publication Date: 07/02/13
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