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Harwich Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Repositioning Cruise, Harwich to Boston

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Ciscos Mom
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 17th cruise on RC. All our other cruises were wonderful. This one was NOT! I don't know if RC uses the repositioning cruises as training schools for their staff, but it sure seemed that way. First the good. Ports of call and all land tours were great.Tour guides were knowledgable and entertaining. Entertainment on the ship was very good. Cruise director "Chloe" was charming and ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Overall Good Cruise

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Micclay
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Back ground information-We have taken 30 plus cruises on various lines. We flew from Boston to London taking the underground to our hotel which was located near Liverpool Station. Stayed in London for 3 days then took the train from Liverpool station to Harwich with a change at Manningtree. Problem-doors on train wouldn't open, Finally someone helped out (not the conductor) & showed us you had ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Love those days at sea!

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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gocruisers212
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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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


Great Cruise!

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Sumammie
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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


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


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

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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


Brilliance Not Quite Up to RCL Standards

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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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


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

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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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


Great Destinations; Mixed Feelings About the Ship

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Baltic Sea

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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

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