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Barcelona Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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First Transatlantic --- ready to go again!

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cadygene
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Embarking and disembarking on this ship were very well organized and went quickly. The ports of call on this trip were excellent. We got to stay overnight in Lisbon, Portugal which gave extra time to see the area. It was our first time in all of the ports except Barcelona where we departed from. Cartagena felt very safe to walk around to all of the main historic sites which were not far from ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Was extremely boring

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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evelynbubu
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

sorry to say the service and food at the main dining room was very very poor the daily activities seemed for nursery tots.The music and singers around the ship were made for nursing home entertainment.They sang and played the same things all through the crossing. Now to say that the royal caribbean dancers and orchestra were very good as always.Their shows were very good. The movie ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Wonderful

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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cORINDAGIG
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

As I much prefer the smaller ships, this was a perfect fit. The Brilliance is in good shape overall. We were in a Grand Suite. Our room was clean and in wonderful condition. Our cabin steward, Luis, was attentive to all and any of our needs. The concierge, Amit, was very helpful in all facets especially with getting off the ship quickly at the ports of call and disembarkation. As for the food. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Old ship and uninterested crew

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Taz1983
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

This cruise had good reviews but now I realize the reviews are from Royal Caribbean lifers. FYI if you have kids the ship attracts a majority of older people. There was only 1 main dining room aside from the buffet. I felt pressured to pay extra to eat at the specialty dining rooms because the salespeople were always standing at the entrance to the buffet. Cleaning was poor, I found false ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


SO SO DISAPPOINTED - Brilliance of the Seas - low-cost rip-off cruise.

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Yod YI
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

If you want to pay a lot for a low-cost rip-off cruise in a dated ship and very few activities - this is the ship for you. Six 1 liter bottles of water for 39 USD?? come on. We were on a family vacation (4 families with young kids) and booked a cruise via an agent (who was supposed to help find the right ship) on a home for the elderly cruise with cheap food, very little activities and dated ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Traveled with children


Good basic cruise

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barbara.collins
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise because the dates coincided with when we needed to be in florence for a wedding. The cruise ended on a sunday and the wedding was the following Wednesday so it was an easy way to kill 2 birds with one stone. We felt it would be a Cliff note version of Italy with the cruise and then go to Florence for the wedding and more time to explore the Tuscan region. The service on ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Poor food and overworked staff

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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1robinwood
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This is our 25th cruise, 4th transatlantic cruise and 4th with Royal Caribbean. Smooth seas all the way, we were sorry to not stop in San Juan and RCI substituted St. Kitts. This sailing on Royal Caribbean felt like being in economy class on the airlines. A noticable decrease in food quality plus they have cut, cut, cut the ships staff in all areas from house keeping, dining room and windjamer, ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


First Transatlantic Cruise

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hfwebster3
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose Royal Caribbean for the destinations and the wonderful crew onboard. We have sailed RCC many times, and for the money they offer the best value and Crown & Anchor Club benefits. The crew is always very good, and helpful, and on this cruise we would like to recognize our Concierge, Amit; the concierge club bartender, Juliana; our dining room server, Dharia; and the fourth floor ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Family Suite with Balcony


First TA and first solo cruise!

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taylorna
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I have never been to Spain! (sounds like a great song lyric) This was such a great deal, and the itinerary couldn't be beat. The staff was fantastic, from the MDR to the Room Steward (thank you, Joseph, for all the hard work)., to Guest Services, to the Entertainment. This was the most amazing trip of my life, to date. There was some wear on the upholstered chairs in the Colony Club, but ...
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Sail Date: November 2017


Transatlantic Crossing with lots of sea days

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Virginia Dude
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Barcelona departure on a 14 day crossing to Tampa. Excellent food, lots of daytime events, good evening entertainment. The ship is large enough to have many things to do but not so big as to be lost in a flood of humanity. Several shows, including two musical/dance acts, comic, ventriloquist, tenors, "Sammy Davis" type Las Vegas show, and an unbelievably funny juggler. The Captain and crew ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


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