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It had the ports we wanted to see and good time onshore, given that a 12 hour stay was actually less than 11. There were two tenders which we were not notified of beforehand, nor that we would need to take port shuttles in Ravenna. Good, well trained staff, rather insistent marketing on excursions and specialty restaurants. We found both specialty restaurants overpriced (including Giovanni's and Chef's Table (great food but too much good wine for one evening' enjoyment) There is no quiet place on this ship, loud music at 4am everywhere (I looked!), passengers seemed to enjoy it but we would not have survived if we didn't have that balcony. Got to see Rome, Florence and Venice, will go back there. People on the boat were pleasant, easy to connect with, staff committed to their work. Glad we went but won't cruise with Royal Carribean again, they're serving an important market but we're not part of that group that loves noise.

Good itinerary, noisy ship, ok food, restful balcony

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by Kim K

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It had the ports we wanted to see and good time onshore, given that a 12 hour stay was actually less than 11. There were two tenders which we were not notified of beforehand, nor that we would need to take port shuttles in Ravenna. Good, well trained staff, rather insistent marketing on excursions and specialty restaurants. We found both specialty restaurants overpriced (including Giovanni's and Chef's Table (great food but too much good wine for one evening' enjoyment) There is no quiet place on this ship, loud music at 4am everywhere (I looked!), passengers seemed to enjoy it but we would not have survived if we didn't have that balcony. Got to see Rome, Florence and Venice, will go back there. People on the boat were pleasant, easy to connect with, staff committed to their work. Glad we went but won't cruise with Royal Carribean again, they're serving an important market but we're not part of that group that loves noise.
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Cabin 7062
NIce cabin and staff, small but worked for the two of us. The balcony overlooks the top of the lifeboats so now direct view downward but could look out at the sea.
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