On the whole this cruise was exactly what we wanted, and we in the main thourghly enjoy our trip.
Good Ship, Great Staff, Interesting ports of call, Food of a very good standard. Lots of onboard activities. Theatre every night, some good shows some very average shows. Fellow passengers very friendly.
Some of the ports of call were either at the weekend or a local holiday when the shops were shut ( I did not mind this, but the wife had this down as not the best planning from RCI). These factors could have been taken into consideration when RCI was planning the cruise schedule.
We were in outside balcony cabin( They call it stateroom) 8532, and for the first 5 days when the weather and the sea state were not at its best, we had a terrible constant loud banging noise that kept us awake at night. If you use this ship avoid booking your cabin in this area of the ship for this reason.
The only real complaint we have about the cruise was the ridiculous prices being charged for all types of drinks. The cheapest bottle of very average wine was nearly â‚¬40 a bottle. When will the cruise companies realise if they sold their drinks at half the price they are charging now , their clients would buy 5 times the amount of drinks they purchase now and their profits would at least double. Take myself as an example. If the price were more reasonable we would have had a bottle of wine every night with our dinner, that would have been 18 bottles sold. With prices as they are I reluctantly only had two bottle of wine with our diner at night during the whole 18 days of the cruise.
Would we Cruise again RCI on the Brilliance of the Seas, most probably yes, the good points outweighed the bad by a very long way.