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Brilliance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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First Mediterranean cruise, loved it

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to the Mediterranean
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Linneylou
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Large Ocean View Stateroom
The main pool
The ship
Lunch on the galley tour
Lunch on the galley tour
Main dining room dinner
Main dining room dessert

This was my first time cruising the Mediterranean and my 3rd cruise with RCI. The embarkation process was quick, considering how many people were checking in at the same time. We were on the ship in about 45 minutes. The cabin was as expected, however the beds were quite old and not as comfy as previously experienced. We had a pipe burst under the floor on the second day, and the staff could not have been more helpful and apologetic, and fixed the problem very quickly.

We ate in the main dining room every night but 2, and the food and our waiters were amazing. One night we ate at the Windjammer, not very impressed but enjoyed breakfast there every morning. The other night we ate at Giovanni's Table, nice meal, but no better than what we got in the main dining room.

The entertainment in the evening was very lacking, we had a magician who was good and a juggler/comedian who was good but only went for 25 minutes. Otherwise, the shows were individual singers, tango dancers and the production shows were also just singing and dancing.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean View Stateroom

Cabin H

Cabin was a good size for two people, had a large porthole window, mattresses and pillows need replacing.

Port Reviews

La Spezia (Cinque Terre)

Didn't do an organised tour here, instead got a ferry to the cinque terre, visited 3 of the 5 villages, ran out of time to the Monterosso as we did this one last. Probably would have been better to go at least one way by train as the ferry takes much longer

Barcelona

Stayed in Barcelona before and after the cruise, an amazing place, lots to see

Mykonos

Wandered around by ourselves, lots of lovely little alleyways to wander through, a very picturesque place

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