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Have travelled with RCI on numerous occasions and was on Brilliance in 2004. My trip was partly due to loving the ship and also taking my partner to destinations she had not been before. The staff were first class and the ship looked well, even after a re-fit some 3yrs ago, I felt at ease. Sadly the standards have slipped, dress code has dropped to new lows, if you expect no shorts, flip flops or t-shirts at an evening meal then think again. Even on a formal night the lowest of the low were allowed to join customers who had made an effort. The cruise line should have the guts to tell people to dress properly, else they will lose repeat custom from those who do. If you want to eat looking like you have just come off the beach then don't use the main dining room. Better still, cruise with someone else or pick a beach holiday. Entertainment was below par and food luke warm at best. If you expect white or rose wine to be cold, them ask for some ice, very sloppy.

Dress code, what dress code???

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by LesKeggin

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Have travelled with RCI on numerous occasions and was on Brilliance in 2004. My trip was partly due to loving the ship and also taking my partner to destinations she had not been before.

The staff were first class and the ship looked well, even after a re-fit some 3yrs ago, I felt at ease.

Sadly the standards have slipped, dress code has dropped to new lows, if you expect no shorts, flip flops or t-shirts at an evening meal then think again. Even on a formal night the lowest of the low were allowed to join customers who had made an effort.

The cruise line should have the guts to tell people to dress properly, else they will lose repeat custom from those who do. If you want to eat looking like you have just come off the beach then don't use the main dining room. Better still, cruise with someone else or pick a beach holiday.

Entertainment was below par and food luke warm at best. If you expect white or rose wine to be cold, them ask for some ice, very sloppy.
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Cabin 8524
Cabins are what you expect, functional and not very big, unless you go for a suite or better category. You sleep, wash and change in them and occasionally sit on the balcony. You should be out enjoying the ships facilities.
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