Enjoyable cruise: Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by tannes
Overall Member Rating
We purchased the dining package and enjoyed all the specialty restaurants esp. Izumi. We additionally paid to go to Margaritas but weren't as impressed there - just average Mexican More food to us but plenty of it. The food, service, and entertainment were all good. We did think drink prices were high. We had wonderful service from the friendly staff on this ship. The movies on this trip were all great. We joined the blue nose club and had fun esp. in the pub bar. The ship hosted a meet and mingle and a luncheon. The information provided by the cruise critic members for this trip was phenomenal!
We didn't go on any tours due to budget but had a great time in all the ports on our own and really liked this itinerary. There were a couple of rough sea days but overall, such a beautiful ship and enjoyable time. Another plus for us was a Catholic priest, Father Dale, was on board and had daily mass. He told us Royal Caribbean tried to have a priest on board for cruises 10 days or longer. Less
Cabin review: 4008
We had cabin 4008, a handicapped cabin as mom has mobility issues for distances. The room worked out beautifully for the 3 or us. we were able to have mom on one side of the room with a pull curtain to separate my sister and I in a twin and pull down twin on the other side.
Port and Shore Excursions
We hailed a cab instead of taking the shuttle bus and ended up finding a great driver who talked us into going to Powerscourt Gardens. We negotiated a price of $50./hr for the 3 of us and it was one of the highlights of our trip. We drove through downtown Dublin on the way home and this took 3 hours altogether. If anyone is interested and would like to know his contact is AntonyTaxiCab@hotmail.com or phone 00353 0857142946. We would highly recommend Antony as being knowledgeable and accomodating. Powerscourt Gardens is an absolutely beautiful place to spend a part of a day and the drive to and from there was very pleasant.
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