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Day 1 - Thursday - Embarkation •Arrived at the Terminal around 10:15 am. •Checked in very quickly. •Boarded around 10:45 am with Crown & Anchor Group 4. •Ate lunch in Windjammer. •Spent the afternoon poolside. Weather in Tampa was great. •Muster drill went smooth. •Dinner in Windjammer because my wife is super picky. •Went to see the adult comedy show in the evening. Very raunchy, but funny. Most of the jokes were old. Day 2 - At Sea •Probably the best overall day. •Great weather made for a fun day poolside. Day 3 - Cozumel •Stayed in port area and did some shopping. •Ate lunch at Margaritaville •Upon leaving Cozumel, Captain said Seas would be getting very rough. This proves true throughout the night. Day 4 - At Sea •Day stared off with very rough seas. All pools were closed and most outdoor activities were cancelled and moved indoors. •Deck 12 was closed. No pools + no deck 12 chairs = very crowded Deck 11. •Lunch at Park Cafe in the Solarium. The Roast Beef lived up to the hype. I recommend dining here over all the other complimentary options on board. Overall Pros •Porters were easy! •Dropped off and walked in. •Embarkation and check in could not have been easier. We were in the terminal and checked in within 10 mins •Massive inside stateroom!!! •"The Biggest Giveaway at Sea" •Trivia •Live music •Sports Activities •Tampa cruise port Overall Cons •Frozen drinks can only be had at pool bars. •Cabin was directly under the Minstrel Dining Room, so lots of noise overhead during meal times. •Ship is showing some age. Faded pictures outside. Restroom decor fell while showering. •Hot tubs were packed. Arguably overfilled. •No Coke Freestyle machine. Have to go to bars for soda. Only sodas available is Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite. Most of the time, the Coke was flat. •No one could hear the Captain when he came on the speaker system. Everyone else spoke fine, but the captain must have been whispering. •After leaving Cozumel, the Seas were crazy choppy. Lots of people sick. Throw Up Bags were accessible at each staircase. Best of the Ship: Elevators Worst of the Ship: Food Selection Outstanding Crew •Bartender Juliana Bravo •Bartender Paul English

Any day on a cruise is better than a day not on a cruise

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by chodnett

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Trip Details
Day 1 - Thursday - Embarkation

•Arrived at the Terminal around 10:15 am.

•Checked in very quickly.

•Boarded around 10:45 am with Crown & Anchor Group 4.

•Ate lunch in Windjammer.

•Spent the afternoon poolside. Weather in Tampa was great.

•Muster drill went smooth.

•Dinner in Windjammer because my wife is super picky.

•Went to see the adult comedy show in the evening. Very raunchy, but funny. Most of the jokes were old.

Day 2 - At Sea

•Probably the best overall day.

•Great weather made for a fun day poolside.

Day 3 - Cozumel

•Stayed in port area and did some shopping.

•Ate lunch at Margaritaville

•Upon leaving Cozumel, Captain said Seas would be getting very rough. This proves true throughout the night.

Day 4 - At Sea

•Day stared off with very rough seas. All pools were closed and most outdoor activities were cancelled and moved indoors.

•Deck 12 was closed. No pools + no deck 12 chairs = very crowded Deck 11.

•Lunch at Park Cafe in the Solarium. The Roast Beef lived up to the hype. I recommend dining here over all the other complimentary options on board.

Overall Pros

•Porters were easy!

•Dropped off and walked in.

•Embarkation and check in could not have been easier. We were in the terminal and checked in within 10 mins

•Massive inside stateroom!!!

•"The Biggest Giveaway at Sea"

•Trivia

•Live music

•Sports Activities

•Tampa cruise port

Overall Cons

•Frozen drinks can only be had at pool bars.

•Cabin was directly under the Minstrel Dining Room, so lots of noise overhead during meal times.

•Ship is showing some age. Faded pictures outside. Restroom decor fell while showering.

•Hot tubs were packed. Arguably overfilled.

•No Coke Freestyle machine. Have to go to bars for soda. Only sodas available is Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite. Most of the time, the Coke was flat.

•No one could hear the Captain when he came on the speaker system. Everyone else spoke fine, but the captain must have been whispering.

•After leaving Cozumel, the Seas were crazy choppy. Lots of people sick. Throw Up Bags were accessible at each staircase.

Best of the Ship: Elevators

Worst of the Ship: Food Selection

Outstanding Crew

•Bartender Juliana Bravo

•Bartender Paul English
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Cabin 3639
Upon entering the cabin, we were blown away by the size, given it was an Inside Stateroom. The layout was certainly unique.

However, I would have preferred a much smaller stateroom if it meant not having to hear the noise above us all night long. This cabin was located under the Minstrel dining room, and noise was non-stop during meal times.
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