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We chose this cruise for a big family holiday, there were 12 of us including my 82 year old Mum and my 6 year old niece. The ship is lovely, just the right size and has everything you need on board including a climbing wall, mini golf and 2 swimming pools plus child's pool with slide. The balcony bedroom that we were in was perfectly adequate and very similar to those on the Celebrity that we normally sail with but we forgot that there is Concierge class on Celebrity which provides you with toiletries and nibbles which were not given on Royal Caribbean (although we never want the nibbles to be honest). My sister had a room for 3 with a large window and had never cruised before, she was thinking that being on Deck 4 would be awful but she loved her room and will definitely cruise again. The staff as usual were very good, happy and helpful at all times. Food mostly good all the time and excellent service. We had a free drinks package included which is so good when you don't have to buy a round for 12!! We had a flood in our room which everyone kept apologising for but these things happen and they dried the room while we were off the ship with a large blower - they have since offered us a discount on a future cruise which is lovely and we will probably take them up on the offer. There was quite a lot of entertainment on board but at times there suddenly seemed like nothing going on after 10.30 but most nights there was something. A few things upset us. The first was the shore excursion to Rome. We booked the fast train but were kept waiting 40 minutes standing on the station platform and then another 40 minutes on the train (when the rep. went missing) so we got there late and even though the pick up was at 5 instead of 4 we still did not have the amount of time promised - if my Mum had decided to come there is no way she would have been able to stand that long - go on the coach instead!! A visit to Santorini was spoiled as there were 2 ships in and we were not warned that they would be leaving at almost identical times and so when we had finished a birthday lunch there was a queue of approximately 1000 people for the cable car - we had to walk down the very slippery donkey pooed 598 steps with an elderly Mum and a 6 year old child. The donkeys are uncontrollable so people on them were shouting - get out the way - all the way down - it was extremely nerve racking!! The other thing that happened was that we are a family (the older ones) who like to do the quizzes and there was a general trivia one in the Schooner bar every day at 5. If we were on the ship we usually got there and took part but on the last day (a sailing day) the quiz was about the Golden Girls!!! This is an American sit-com from the 60's so all us English people did not bother to go and it is a shame that the Entertainment staff thought it would be a good idea to please the very few Americans that were on board particularly on the last night of the Cruise.

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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by Hyundai

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We chose this cruise for a big family holiday, there were 12 of us including my 82 year old Mum and my 6 year old niece. The ship is lovely, just the right size and has everything you need on board including a climbing wall, mini golf and 2 swimming pools plus child's pool with slide.

The balcony bedroom that we were in was perfectly adequate and very similar to those on the Celebrity that we normally sail with but we forgot that there is Concierge class on Celebrity which provides you with toiletries and nibbles which were not given on Royal Caribbean (although we never want the nibbles to be honest). My sister had a room for 3 with a large window and had never cruised before, she was thinking that being on Deck 4 would be awful but she loved her room and will definitely cruise again.

The staff as usual were very good, happy and helpful at all times. Food mostly good all the time and excellent service. We had a free drinks package included which is so good when you don't have to buy a round for 12!!

We had a flood in our room which everyone kept apologising for but these things happen and they dried the room while we were off the ship with a large blower - they have since offered us a discount on a future cruise which is lovely and we will probably take them up on the offer.

There was quite a lot of entertainment on board but at times there suddenly seemed like nothing going on after 10.30 but most nights there was something.

A few things upset us. The first was the shore excursion to Rome. We booked the fast train but were kept waiting 40 minutes standing on the station platform and then another 40 minutes on the train (when the rep. went missing) so we got there late and even though the pick up was at 5 instead of 4 we still did not have the amount of time promised - if my Mum had decided to come there is no way she would have been able to stand that long - go on the coach instead!!

A visit to Santorini was spoiled as there were 2 ships in and we were not warned that they would be leaving at almost identical times and so when we had finished a birthday lunch there was a queue of approximately 1000 people for the cable car - we had to walk down the very slippery donkey pooed 598 steps with an elderly Mum and a 6 year old child. The donkeys are uncontrollable so people on them were shouting - get out the way - all the way down - it was extremely nerve racking!!

The other thing that happened was that we are a family (the older ones) who like to do the quizzes and there was a general trivia one in the Schooner bar every day at 5. If we were on the ship we usually got there and took part but on the last day (a sailing day) the quiz was about the Golden Girls!!! This is an American sit-com from the 60's so all us English people did not bother to go and it is a shame that the Entertainment staff thought it would be a good idea to please the very few Americans that were on board particularly on the last night of the Cruise.
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Cabin 8054
Fine, very similar to any other cruise lines. Had problems with shower but got that sorted on the second day so no worries. Very clean but no toiletries or shower cap etc.
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