We sailed for 10 days on the brilliance of the seas. It was our first cruise on a vision or radiance class ship. Although she is a beautiful vessel, we are spoiled by the size of the voyager class ships and all that they offer.
The handicapped cabin balcony on deck 7 had an obstructed view due to the lifeboats being underneath us. It was difficult to see the transit of the panama canal and we had to go either up a few decks or down to the helipad to watch it. The cabin, itself was nice, because it is twice the size of a regular cabin in the e-2 category. The meet and mingle the next day was great because there were so many of our cruise critic friends there. They served lovely canapes and soft drinks and gave out nice prizes.
Our waiter and assistant waiter, although friendly, did not provide the type of service we are used to from rci. We were served last and in most cases our waiter was "in the weeds". He also made me feel badly if i didn't like something he served, which was quite often. The food was just not the best we've had on a cruise. It was often bland and not all that appetizing. It did have it's moments, but not often enough to be memorable.