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Good cruise, but HAL just not as good as previously
"We chose this cruise because of the excellent 2 week Norwegian itinerary and our positive history of previous Holland America cruises--the last one being 3-4 years ago. Pre and post embarkation..."Read More
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Misty5757

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Arctic Expedition

Review for Marco Polo to Arctic

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maidinkent

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was my fourth cruise with CMV but my first on the Marco Polo, I had heard so much about this ship from friends who had been on its 50th Anniversary Cruise up the St Lawrence. I must admit I had heard bad reports as well as good reports about this ship but my own findings were that it has a charm all of its own and a very friendly dedicated crew. The reason I choose a cruise is to see ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Santorini

4 Helpful Votes


A ship not an apartment block

Review for Marco Polo to Baltic Sea

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isthereanamethatisnttaken

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose the cruise because of the itinerary [St Petersburg] and have sailed on Marco Polo before. Marco Polo looks like a ship and not like a floating apartment block and that's why I like it. OK it has its downside when the ship is full - not enough seating in buffet; insufficient open deck seating; cramped restaurant tables [and bossy waiters at breakfast & lunch - sit where you are told [for ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Santorini

81 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Excursions and Sites on the Scandinavia & Russia Cruise

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Baltic Sea

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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

Departure Port: Santorini

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Brilliant Brilliance of the Seas

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Baltic Sea

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ubhank9014

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

My partner and I have a Bucket List and a cruise was one of the items on this list. We decided to do this cruise after a message from an old golfing buddy from Australia advised that he and his wife would be passing through England to join a Baltic cruise and "Why don't we join them"? A few phone calls and emails later and we were on. We drove from Southport to Harwich with and overnight stop ...
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Sail Date: June 2013

Departure Port: Santorini


Relaxing and interesting vacation

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Baltic Sea

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amdkoj

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

As this was our second cruise, we knew more or less what to expect. Our previous cruise was on the Libery of the Seas, which is a larger ship, to the Caribbean. This time we chose to sail to the Baltic and St. Petersburg and were not disappointed. The Brilliance has just been renovated and a beautiful job was done. There was a lineup a embarkation and it took a bit to get onto the ship but ...
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Sail Date: June 2013

Departure Port: Santorini

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Our First Ever Cruise

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Baltic Sea

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TheBlooferLady

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

I wanted to write a review to help others as I found this forum and website VERY informative when researching my first cruise. So to begin with, thank you! Hopefully I can give further information to new cruisers. :) We chose the Brilliance not for the ship, but for the ports of call and the timing was just right with the school holidays in Australia. As newbies, we didn't know what to expect ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Departure Port: Santorini

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


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

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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fuhrmo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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

Departure Port: Santorini


Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland Jul/Aug 2015

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Norwegian Fjords

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frisbeewife

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Being from Florida, DH and I prefer cruises that go somewhere cool and this itinerary really fit the bill. We were really looking forward to escaping the summer heat and to make a long story short, this cruise was absolutely wonderful. The ship is just the right size for us and was well maintained and the staff was friendly and attentive. Now for the details. The cruise sailed from ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Departure Port: Santorini

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


RCC Baltic and St. Petersburg

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Baltic Sea

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mksea

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We booked our cruise after buying a Groupon in the USA. Our agent was professional and everything went smoothly. We were in England on vacation prior to the cruise, and we are very familiar with their trains. However, if for you that isn't the case, no worry, as there is an express train that goes directly to Harwich, with just a short walk to outside the door of the cruise terminal. We had a ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Departure Port: Santorini


The Brilliant and the Not So Brilliant

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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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

Departure Port: Santorini

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