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Brilliance Not Quite Up to RCL Standards

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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jbevans12345
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

"Sorry that area is closed" is a refrain we heard on a daily basis in one or more areas. 1. Royal Crown Lounge is for Diamond only. 2. Colony Club is closed for private event. 3. Open dining area behind Windjammer is closed for private event (and was not open even when there were no private events). Availability of seating to eat meals at certain times was a problem. 4. Hot tub is ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Great Cruise!

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Sumammie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our first TransAtlantic cruise! We absolutely enjoyed it each day. Our cabin was clean, very comfortable beds, towels always refreshed, cabin steward always pleasant. Loved the size of the ship easy to get around and this class ship most like a " traditional " cruise ship. We thought food was great! We ate in all areas of the ship except speciality restaurants because we felt food was quite ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Wonderful ship, great itinerary, but RCCL is a disappointment.

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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fuhrmo
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have cruised with RC several times, we are Diamond members and did really enjoy the Brilliance and the cruise. We stayed several nights in London prior at the Grosvenor House. Great hotel in a central location. Transfer the the port was good and embarkation was fast. We enjoyed each port, Ireland being our favorite. No complaints with any of the excursions we took, the ship, or our balcony ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


Horrible food; I'm going back to Holland America.

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Sliver2907
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

When I purchase a transatlantic cruise, I expect the food to be above average. We are not the college/Caribbean crowd that gets drunk and parties on a 4 night cruise out of Miami, the demographics on board are more affluent. I had a wonderful cruise on Royal back in 97 and had no problem booking them this time expecting the same. In the years between 97 and 2015, I had been over on Holland ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


The Brilliant and the Not So Brilliant

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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nottaken
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We choose cruises for the ports of call or destinations. This was a 24 day back-to-back cruise, leaving from Harwich and finishing in Boston. The weather was dry and sunny throughout and we enjoyed all the ports we stopped at. It would have been nice to have a day in Greenland as we passed so close, and it would have broken up the 4 days at sea. The ship is getting a little faded and ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


Love those days at sea!

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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gocruisers212
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The itinerary for this Brilliance of the Seas cruise provided 6 ports (Le Havre, Plymouth, Cobh, Faroe Islands, Iceland - two days, and Halifax) on the way to Boston, as well as 7 sea days - 4 consecutive days between Iceland and Halifax. Thoughts about the ports: - Le Havre itself is not a great destination. Its best attraction is a museum of modern art, with work of the Impressionists and ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Cruise Amazing; Ship Not So Much

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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wassup4565
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We had booked this TA 11 months in advance, and chose it because we would sail on the Brilliance, our favourite class of RCI ships. The ports were more or less fun, interesting, or not so much. This review concentrates on our 15-day experience on the ship. This was my eighth cruise on RCI and ninth in total. I'm still scratching my head. The CD, entertainment staff, and cabin staff were ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Baltic Sea and Transatlantic

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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travelbug52
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I rarely bother to write reviews, but I felt that his one had to be done. We boarded in Harwich for a Baltic cruise, and then stayed on board for the TransAtlantic cruise to Boston. I combined my thoughts on this cruise with the cruise taken just before it. It was a back-to-back. Generally, individuals working on the ship were very nice and gave good service. Gerald, our room steward, and ...
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Sail Date: August 2015


Great Destinations; Mixed Feelings About the Ship

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Psychoengineer
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first cruise with RCL, following previous experience with Cunard and NCL. We were a family of 3 (2 adults, 1 child of 11) also travelling with extended family. This was our first cruise where we sailed from the UK, we liked parking and the lack of hassle involved with flights, but while getting to Harwich was ok for us, it's not a great port. However, embarkation (and ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Wonderful Excursions and Sites on the Scandinavia & Russia Cruise

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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chloper
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I just joined CC after years of reviewing information on the site. Thought I should go back and post some information from my cruising experiences; hence the long delay between cruise date and posting date. The ports and excursions on this trip were spectacular. The highlights were St. Petersburg Hermitage museum (quickly run into the square before the tour starts for a picture because you ...
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Sail Date: August 2015


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