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508 Royal Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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dagunny
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We left Ft. Lauderdale on 28 April. At the port we checked in and as we had suites, we avoided the lines and were whisked right on. After unpacking, we went to the concierge lounge and made our dinner reservations for specialty ... Read more
halbfl2
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
601 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We wanted to do another TransAtlantic crossing and chose this one mainly for the price. We were in a balcony room on Deck 7 which w/this ship design, you have the lifeboats slightly blocking your view but the outward view is fine. If you ... Read more
kruisekrazee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our first Atlantic crossing. The ship was still in repair as we left the port. Rumor had it that we had about 200 workers on board to complete the dry dock repairs to the ship. That meant that we had 200 less staff to take care of us in ... Read more
suziuzi
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We have been on MANY MANY RCL cruises in the past. If this was our first RCL cruise, it would have been our last. The food was just average. The coffee was awful. The worst I've EVER had on a ship. We thought the entertainment was ... Read more
thrilled4time
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
295 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first transatlantic. The ports on this itinerary were ones we had never experienced before plus the price was pretty reasonable. We flew a red-eye from SFO to FLL, got to the terminal via taxi and no problems. We did not ... Read more

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ukjohn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I am celebrating my 60th birthday this year, 2016, and the cruise was the first leg of a trip around the world. The cruise added great value to my trip and sharing the interior room with a buddy, made it even more affordable. We had ... Read more
cardboss
Member Since 2015
1 review
48 forum posts
0 helpful votes
* For a ship that just came out of dry dock and was supposed to have upgraded internet service - it was still very slow. * Shore Excursion - Alicante, Spain: Novelda & wine tasting - although our guide was very enthusiastic, he had ... Read more
wolfmtn
Member Since 2007
1 review
91 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
An enjoyable TA. RCL can improve in a few areas: . . . . . hot tubs near to be HOT, . . . . menu items need to be accurately labeled (for example, tiger shrimp are not 2 inches long and Kailua drenched cake needs to have Kailua, etc. ), ... Read more
murenick
Member Since 2007
1 review
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Inexpensive 15 day cruise, good ports. The entertainment and crew were top notch. The embarkation and disembarkation went smooth. Beautiful weather the entire trip. The activities director Dennis is one of the best and kept everything ... Read more
DDlovestotravel
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose the Atlantic crossing to see if I would like being on the ship for that many days without a port call. I loved it. I did have early concerns because, being a fairly new cruiser, I unknowingly picked what was supposed to be a ... Read more

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jozef13
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
A Transatlantic crossing has always been high on my bucket list. The Brilliance of the Seas is a sweet ship. Something about her size, design... a very friendly and relaxed ship. Probably one of my favorites. We had a total of ... Read more
April45
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
231 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
staff and extras on board were wonderful. Sail away parties, arriving parties, entertainment was wonderful. love this ship. Our tablemates were the best and made for lasting relationships matched with our great waiter and asst. waiter. Our ... Read more
April45
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
231 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
took this cruise to celebrate our 50 wedding anniversary. We had a oceanview cabin and regular dining (set time and table). We enjoy this opportunity to meet other guests and form friendships. Our waiter and asst. waiter were excellent. ... Read more
WateryTartocrat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Based on a number of reviews, I was concerned about how we'd like travelling across the Atlantic on the Brilliance of the Seas. I'm happy to report that it was a wonderful cruise. Getting on the ship in Tampa was a breeze, and our room ... Read more
JudiChinyla
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise at the last minute. We had previously done a few short Carnival cruises to Mexico, but this was completely different. ROOM: Decent size, great stewardess, overall satisfied FOOD: Very hit or miss....they had a ... Read more

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dkviking
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
54 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The ship is in super condition except for the furniture which shows considerable wear and tear. In the Colony Club one of the rear facing windows is severely cracked from top to bottom. My cabin was ... Read more
48Tweeter
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
16th cruise, and 6th crossing, so chosen mostly for convenience/price, but it was so nice that now I would seek this ship out for future cruises. Absolutely the CLEANEST ship I have ever been on, and others felt the same way. There are ... Read more
MCWescott
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The crew - from maintenance and housekeeping to the captain and his officers - and their commitment to customer service made the difference for us. It felt as if every Royal Caribbean employees was working to ensure that we had a great ... Read more
SWANSONG82
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this ship because we had been on it before. The ship is in the smaller class so less passengers makes it more intimate. The crew and on this ship is awesome. When we partied, they partied with us. The entertainment was top notch ... Read more
amstar23
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My 4th cruise with RC and first transatlantic.... I loved it! The room, the balcony, the staff service, friendliness and professionalism were all terrific. I thought room service, dining in the Windjammer and the Minstrel 4th floor and ... Read more

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6455mill
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
For an older ship the Brilliance was in good shape. Plus the staff was excellent. We felt like RC put gave their best to a repositioning cruise. Entertainment and food was not sub par for this cruise, in fact it felt like it was ... Read more
breezenc
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the price and the destination of Spain. Overall, we had a wonderful time, because we chose to have a wonderful time. However, there were pluses and minuses on this cruise. Pluses included good food overall, good ... Read more
sail2fun
Member Since 2011
1 review
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I just finished my 11th Trans Atlantic cruise which was my first cruise on Brilliance of the Seas. From boarding in Tampa to leaving the ship in Barcelona, this was an excellent cruise and I encountered no difficulties. During the 14 ... Read more
Henners
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
13 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
5 night maiden voyage with my cousin. I am an Indy fan. From parking car to check in to boarding to holding a glass of champagne on board saying wow to myself 10-15 mins. I boarded onto Royal Esplanade and just said 'wow'. Ovation of ... Read more
Gulfislander
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our 2nd transatlantic cruise with RC. Will always try to travel to Europe this way instead of flying, which we find torture. We don't drink or take excursions as we find these very overpriced, but always enjoy our cruises. My wife ... Read more

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