Brilliance of the Seas Review

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Wonderful ship, great itinerary, but RCCL is a disappointment.

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Sail Date: Sep 2015

We have cruised with RC several times, we are Diamond members and did really enjoy the Brilliance and the cruise. We stayed several nights in London prior at the Grosvenor House. Great hotel in a central location. Transfer the the port was good and embarkation was fast. We enjoyed each port, Ireland being our favorite. No complaints with any of the excursions we took, the ship, or our balcony accommodations. Very disappointed with Royal. It seems that the more mega ships they build, the more they take away from the cruisers and we were surely not the only ones feeling that way. Now the only lobster you can get is what you pay $42 for and do not even think about watching a movie in you stateroom. $11.99 Really??? So, we have moved on to other cruise lines. Sad to say we are no longer loyal to Royal.

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Le Havre

We did Paris on our own. Transportation was good and arrived in Paris at a central location with several hours to tour. We were able to see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, and Notre Dame with time for a snack at a cafe.

Cobh (Cork)

Of course this being our first time in Ireland we had to "kiss" the Blarney Stone. Good excursion. Only negative was that it was advertised as the Blarney Castle and Woolen Shop. True, there was a woolen outlet there but you had to decide between the two as there was not enough time for both. By the time we stood in line for the stone there was only time for the gift shop and then back to the bus.


We had been to Halifax before so we took the Hop On Hop Off bus and spent time at the Gardens and the Citadel. We then walked the boardwalk back to the ship and had lunch at a small cafe.


Wonderful day. Our driver was fun. Enjoyed climbing the mountain in our jeep vehicle. What a view.

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