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Brilliance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1513 reviews
3 Awards

Great Destinations; Mixed Feelings About the Ship

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to the Baltic Sea
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2015
Cabin: Large Ocean View Stateroom
Traveled with children

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 disembarkation at the end) was very efficient. From leaving the ship at 0745 we had cases and were driving off by 0805.

The ship is a great size, very similar to the Norwegian ships we have been familiar with. We liked the cabin, great use of space and a decent bathroom (better than the NCL layout in our opinion). Cabin service was good, but the staff seemed very overworked.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean View Stateroom

Cabin F

Our cabin was laid out well, with a really good bathroom. As experienced NCL cruisers, we felt the layout was better than others we have tried. The cabin seemed quieter than others we have sailed in, and the beds were comfy with good quality linens. Storage is especially effective compared to some others.

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