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Barcelona to the Middle East Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 10 Barcelona to the Middle East Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews


18 night Suez Canal Cruise with RCCL

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egyptes
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We embarked from Barcelona without incident and were on the ship within an hour of arriving at the dock. Unusual to us was that cabins were not ready when we boarded the ship so we were left to wait in the halls for them to open up the cabins. I had never experienced this on any other cruise line. It was 2 pm before cabins were ready. Maybe RCCL needs to investigate how Princess and many other ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Barcelona to Dubai

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crimsonbird
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

It's hard to imagine anyone not enjoying a cruise on this beautiful ship. Well maintained, easy to get around, cabins with good storage space - this ship will not disappoint. Our sailing, from Barcelona to Dubai, had several highlight ports. The port of Aqaba was near Petra and Wadi Rum, so most all passengers took an excursion or two. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze, with none of ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Brilliance of the Seas Barcelona to Dubai

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caledonmango
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We recently returned from an 18 night cruise from Barcelona to Dubai. We chose the cruise primarily because of the itinerary. We have cruised with Royal Caribbean before, and found it below the quality of lines such as Celebrity. In addition, I had read several negative reviews just prior to cruising, so we had some trepidation as to what our experience would be. We were pleasantly surprised with ...
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Sail Date: November 2011


Nice ship, great staff , horrible tours!

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TravelEEmpress
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The on board experience was wonderful. It was definitely worth getting a room with a balcony for this trans canal cruise. The rooms are serviced regularly. The ship was clean, well cared for with little deferred maintenance. The staff is fabulous and very attentive. Formal Dining room (Minstrel) was very good and my advice would be to have both lunch and breakfast there rather than the ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Busy family escapes reality on a wonderful ship

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ingreece
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Our impression of the ship was very positive. Despite it's December listing incident where it was damaged, it looked teriffic. We were in the Family Oceanview cabin #8000 which sleeps six for the three of us. We loved all of the space. The beds were comfortable. We are big fans of the Windjammer. The way it is set up is perfect, prefilled tall cups of lemonade were the best, plenty of good ...
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Sail Date: January 2011

Cabin Type: Family Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Sue sleeps through The Suezzzzzz Canal.

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newforest
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Welcome aboard shipmates. I"m writing this review on behalf of my Wife Sue and myself Dave. Both in our 60s we only took to cruising 3 years ago and have up until now logged up 5 cruises, 3 with RCI,including Independence, Navigator and Brilliance. 1 on Arcadia(P&O) AND 1 on Ocean Village 2, and we have no doubt in our minds that Royal Caribbean are by far our favourite. This review concentrates ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Barcelona to Dubai - Didn't we have a Brilliance time?

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compman9
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Day 1 - Embarkation is really quick and easy in Barcelona. I have done it twice and it has taken less than twenty minutes to get on the ship both times. Lunch at the Windjammer before mid-day! Had a good tour of the ship before muster, which did not include those dirty life-jackets that no-one wants to drag over their head. We watched a quick change show called Flash & Fever, which wasn't very ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Suez Canal Cruise-Quick Revier

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john1970
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

The Good Barcelona is such a well organised cruise terminal. It couldn't be easier. We were checked in within 5 minutes of arrival. We could not get into the cabin until 1300 but had a very nice lunch in the Windjammer. Food had improved dramatically since our last cruise on Brilliance. I felt more effort had gone into the variety. Staff were generally friendly helpful and attentive ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Repositioning 'Brilliance of the Seas' - Barcelona to Dubai

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Toby and Celeste
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We agree with comments in the previous reviews about the relocation cruise of the Brilliance of the Seas from Barcelona to Dubai via the Suez Canal. The following additional comments might assist future passengers. The response to the pirate threat in the Gulf of Aden adjacent to Somalia and Yemen included running at full speed - 5 days at full speed (23.8 knots) was impressive, and keeping ...
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Sail Date: January 2010


The Good and the Bad - Barcelona to Dubai - January 2010

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aberfeldy1986
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

My wife and I were excited about our Royal Caribbean International repositioning cruise to Dubai in early January of this year but the excitment soon passed to a feeling of, "I'll think twice about cruising with this line again." The good stuff. * This is our sixth cruise on six differnt cruise lines and we found the decor and furnishing of the ship, " Brilliance of the Seas," the most elegant of ...
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Sail Date: January 2010


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