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Brilliance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1516 reviews
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Brilliance of the Seas - Pacific Coastal

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to British Columbia
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2004

I have waited a week to post this because I wanted to be sure I am fair. The good news... beautifully decorated ship very nice seating for Windjammer Buffet Cabin deck 8 ...typical-comfortable Entertainment ...top notch Dining Room and Cabin Staff excellent the food was very good, not special, but I did not eat in specialty (+$$) dining rooms. I'm from the old school where dining room meals on a cruise should be special in which case there's no need for an additional fee restaurant except to make money for the cruise line.

Not so good news...

Ships common rooms ( lounges for dancing, pool area. spa) way too small. It appears ship is narrower, taller, and has lost significant open space to add cabins.Main centrum lounge has pursers desk, and tour desk included, and if you've ever cruised before you know the traffic that goes on before dinner at all three and now imagine them in one area, much smaller than the lounge alone on other ships. Indoor pool/spa area was always air conditioned and cold, too cold to get in cold pool (Aren't indoor spa pools usually heated???)and whats with the wooden chairs with no cushions in here??? And while I am the pool... how about having to keep track of your towel? Requiring guests to bring towels from cabin, and sign in and out for clean ones is ridiculous and chintzy for sure!

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