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This was our 2nd Royal Caribbean cruise and our 3rd cruise overall. Our 1st cruise was a 4 night cruise on the Disney Magic and our 2nd was a 3 night on RCCL Enchantment of the Seas. Of course the Disney cruise was 5 stars all the way around but given the cost to cruise with Disney, we decided to give RCCL a shot with the short 3 nighter. Our experience on the Enchantment was very pleasant and we felt that there wasn't enough difference between RCCL a and Disney cruises to warrant the difference in price. After our 4 night cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas we may have to reconsider. This ship offered very little to the passengers. Much of the crew was rude (particularly the Ukrainian gal at Guest Services) or inattentive. The dining room seemed very unorganized and the food wasn't as good as our 2 previous cruises also there was no Midnight Buffet which I thought all ships had. The entertainment was not good at all. The 1st show was completely inappropriate for my 9 year old and she and I walked out before it was over. On our last day at sea there was no entertainment noffered on the pool deck at all while a live band performed in the Centreum even though almost all passengers were up on deck. They didn't even utilize the big screen on the pool deck for a movie. It just had stock photos with tropical themes showing all day. My advice....if you are looking for a quality cruise for a reasonable price go with the Enchantment of the Seas and stay away from the Brilliance of the Seas all the way.

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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by kbt5

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This was our 2nd Royal Caribbean cruise and our 3rd cruise overall. Our 1st cruise was a 4 night cruise on the Disney Magic and our 2nd was a 3 night on RCCL Enchantment of the Seas. Of course the Disney cruise was 5 stars all the way around but given the cost to cruise with Disney, we decided to give RCCL a shot with the short 3 nighter. Our experience on the Enchantment was very pleasant and we felt that there wasn't enough difference between RCCL a and Disney cruises to warrant the difference in price. After our 4 night cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas we may have to reconsider. This ship offered very little to the passengers. Much of the crew was rude (particularly the Ukrainian gal at Guest Services) or inattentive. The dining room seemed very unorganized and the food wasn't as good as our 2 previous cruises also there was no Midnight Buffet which I thought all ships had. The entertainment was not good at all. The 1st show was completely inappropriate for my 9 year old and she and I walked out before it was over. On our last day at sea there was no entertainment noffered on the pool deck at all while a live band performed in the Centreum even though almost all passengers were up on deck. They didn't even utilize the big screen on the pool deck for a movie. It just had stock photos with tropical themes showing all day. My advice....if you are looking for a quality cruise for a reasonable price go with the Enchantment of the Seas and stay away from the Brilliance of the Seas all the way.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 8056
3 person Balcony. It was fine. No complaints.
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