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We were a party of Seven 5 adults and two children. This was our first trip on this ship, but our 3rd with Royal Caribbean. All the RC Ships are well designed and standards of hygiene amazing. Majority of the staff bend over backwards to accommodate you, if something is not to your liking they are more than happy to bring you another or action your requirements. Our room 7504 was always kept clean and tidy and bearing in mind their were five in this room it was not a problem to the member of staff. Would recommend if you are a large family to take a few more coat hangers as never enough for your dresses. must say it was the worst mattress I have ever slept on, back just recovering. INDEPENDENCE mattress were fantastic and if the same on Brilliance need renewing. Formal evening was not as popular as on the Independence which in a way was quite nice as once you have been eating non stop for a few days those tight long dresses do not look the same. Trouser suits and smart short dresses looked just as nice. The majority of the dining staff were lovely especially our two waiters Richard and Alfredo who could not do enough for you. The man who brought us drinks to our table each night ( came from St Lucia) was always happy and smiling and watched when you drink was empty and automatically gave you another. My only issue while dining is if you are a party of 7 request as soon as you get on the ship that you request to only be on a table of 7. I did ask on the first night and unfortunately for us we had to spend the next two weeks with 3 other rude annoying people. Found that if you shout loud enough you then get to be on your own, I did not shout loud enough. As we all know holiday cost enough and not too good to spend with people who don't want to join it. Having 2 14yr olds they were not allowed to go in the inside adult pool until 16, so this was very frustrating as the weather was not that good. There policy is if it is raining then at 4pm they can go in!!!! Surely all that kids want is a warm pool and time to spend in it. Children's pool was very salty and very cold. For some reason on a warm day a member of the pool staff let the kids in and all kids were behaving themselves, so this seemed unfair as they were making the rules up as they went along. Entertainment around the pool area for kids was non-existence apart from line dancing EVERY day and majority of people on this cruise were 70+ who just wanted to relax. Great big cinema screen over looking pool and one film was playing over the 12 days. On the screen was promoting RC. We did not go to the theatre to watch any of the acts unlike Independence as they were based on a lot of instruments being played and listening to them with children for 2 hours, is 2 hours I will never get back. Unlike Independence Bobby Davro came on board who was fantastic. So if you have children not the best cruise to do to keep everyone entertained. In the SCOONER lounge was a fantastic singer called MANDA VINCENT - not Amanda. She is an Irish singer and song anything you wanted putting her own little twist on it. Manda came on at 9.30 most nights, so best get in the lounge a little earlier in order to get a seat. We booked our trips while still in the UK and found like the drinks package once on the ship they had put the prices up. We purchased the drinks package when we went on the Independence and found that as much as it may sound like a lot of money for alcohol, when you are paying $9 for a glass a wine and the same for a cocktail, the package is well worth it over the course of 12 days. All the places we went to were lovely and due to bad weather went to Gothenburg and Oslo which everyone was happy with. As said, ships amazing, but this one not for us on comfort and entertainment for the children . As we know if kids not happy then nor are the parents.  

Brilliance Of The Seas BUT not as good as Independence Of The Seas

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by lolly123

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We were a party of Seven 5 adults and two children. This was our first trip on this ship, but our 3rd with Royal Caribbean. All the RC Ships are well designed and standards of hygiene amazing. Majority of the staff bend over backwards to accommodate you, if something is not to your liking they are more than happy to bring you another or action your requirements. Our room 7504 was always kept clean and tidy and bearing in mind their were five in this room it was not a problem to the member of staff. Would recommend if you are a large family to take a few more coat hangers as never enough for your dresses. must say it was the worst mattress I have ever slept on, back just recovering. INDEPENDENCE mattress were fantastic and if the same on Brilliance need renewing.
Formal evening was not as popular as on the Independence which in a way was quite nice as once you have been eating non stop for a few days those tight long dresses do not look the same. Trouser suits and smart short dresses looked just as nice. The majority of the dining staff were lovely especially our two waiters Richard and Alfredo who could not do enough for you. The man who brought us drinks to our table each night ( came from St Lucia) was always happy and smiling and watched when you drink was empty and automatically gave you another. My only issue while dining is if you are a party of 7 request as soon as you get on the ship that you request to only be on a table of 7. I did ask on the first night and unfortunately for us we had to spend the next two weeks with 3 other rude annoying people. Found that if you shout loud enough you then get to be on your own, I did not shout loud enough. As we all know holiday cost enough and not too good to spend with people who don't want to join it.
Having 2 14yr olds they were not allowed to go in the inside adult pool until 16, so this was very frustrating as the weather was not that good. There policy is if it is raining then at 4pm they can go in!!!! Surely all that kids want is a warm pool and time to spend in it. Children's pool was very salty and very cold. For some reason on a warm day a member of the pool staff let the kids in and all kids were behaving themselves, so this seemed unfair as they were making the rules up as they went along. Entertainment around the pool area for kids was non-existence apart from line dancing EVERY day and majority of people on this cruise were 70+ who just wanted to relax. Great big cinema screen over looking pool and one film was playing over the 12 days. On the screen was promoting RC.
We did not go to the theatre to watch any of the acts unlike Independence as they were based on a lot of instruments being played and listening to them with children for 2 hours, is 2 hours I will never get back. Unlike Independence Bobby Davro came on board who was fantastic. So if you have children not the best cruise to do to keep everyone entertained. In the SCOONER lounge was a fantastic singer called
MANDA VINCENT - not Amanda. She is an Irish singer and song anything you wanted putting her own little twist on it. Manda came on at 9.30 most nights, so best get in the lounge a little earlier in order to get a seat.
We booked our trips while still in the UK and found like the drinks package once on the ship they had put the prices up. We purchased the drinks package when we went on the Independence and found that as much as it may sound like a lot of money for alcohol, when you are paying $9 for a glass a wine and the same for a cocktail, the package is well worth it over the course of 12 days. All the places we went to were lovely and due to bad weather went to Gothenburg and Oslo which everyone was happy with.
As said, ships amazing, but this one not for us on comfort and entertainment for the children . As we know if kids not happy then nor are the parents.
 
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Cabin Review

Cabin 7504
Plenty of room for a family of 5. Queen bed, sofa and bunk beds.
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