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Harwich to Baltic Sea Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 69 Harwich to Baltic Sea Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews


Great Destinations; Mixed Feelings About the Ship

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Psychoengineer
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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


Baltic Sea and Transatlantic

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travelbug52
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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


Wonderful Excursions and Sites on the Scandinavia & Russia Cruise

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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


Don't book an inside cabin for 4

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Notts
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We aren't people who spend time in a hotel room, so basic rooms that are adequate are fine. Adequate being the operative word. The room consists of a large bed with two overhead beds. Yes the bunk beds are above the adults head so you are unable to sit up. The above bed is not able to sleep an adult and our 10 year old child is unable to sit in bed without banging his head. If you want to watch ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Great cities, disappointing cruise

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cmoinho
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Crew was outstanding in servicing our family during meal times. They made this cruise less disappointing to us. The itinerary is perfect, great selection of cities with good range of excursions and tour options. Royal Tots was ok. Our room was not properly cleaned, esp. the balcony (there were slippers, pills from previous guests underneath the bed and plates from breakfast were left in the ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with children


Iceland, Norway, Faroe on Brilliance

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Gigrace
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

RCCL has been our favorite among the five different cruise lines we have traveled. We were not disappointed on this cruise. Food in the dining room was outstanding. For casual dining we loved the Solarium with the sun, pool and food court. Ship is mid size and easy to find one's way around. Evening shows were top notch; especially liked the singer Romano from Italy. The Graffiti Group ...
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Sail Date: July 2015


Not up to RCL standards

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cap622
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Brilliance of the Seas cruise to the Norwegian fjords and Iceland was far below what we have come to expect and appreciate from RCL. The ship looks "tired" and well worn, with very dirty areas seen as the glass elevators traveled up...the spaces between elevator and outside wall were, in places, filthy, making one wonder what the level of cleanliness throughout the ship was! The stop in ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Fantastic Iceland

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finemusic
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We arrived in London 3 days before departure . We took the train to Harwich which is an easy one hour journey. Check in was easy and took about 10 minutes The food was hit and miss. One night I ordered a medium steak but it was so tough even to cut it. The Windjammer cafe is always busy, however service was excellent. The shows were very interesting. We loved the Graffiti Classic and the ...
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Sail Date: July 2015


Wonderful memories of amazing places

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matthewbaty
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

After several years bringing up young children, working busy jobs, generally getting older, more tired and fatter, this was a much anticipated 1st real holiday for us and the children. We got our first taste of cruising on Serenade of the Seas in Alaska in 2005 and loved the experience of seeing some pretty inhospitable but interesting places from the comfort of a floating hotel. The Baltic ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with children


Battles in the Bracing Baltic

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IlkleyGal
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Unfortunately we never anticipated the huge numbers of bored and badly behaved children that would prove to be the downfall of this cruise. We had decided that this was not a child friendly itinerary and how right we were. Unfortunately many parents just used the ship as one enormous playground for their unruly offspring who insisted on displaying their athleticism and vocal strengths on dance ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


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