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Brilliance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1513 reviews
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First Transatlantic Cruise

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2017
Cabin: Family Suite with Balcony
Brilliance of the Sea Atrium from the 4th floor
Cartagena, Spain with Picasso.

We chose Royal Caribbean for the destinations and the wonderful crew onboard. We have sailed RCC many times, and for the money they offer the best value and Crown & Anchor Club benefits. The crew is always very good, and helpful, and on this cruise we would like to recognize our Concierge, Amit; the concierge club bartender, Juliana; our dining room server, Dharia; and the fourth floor bartender, Wagner. We also enjoyed seeing Capt Nillsen again, who happened to be the Captain of Monarch of the Seas, which was our first cruise in 1994. Due to his experience and talent as the captain of our ship, we had a smooth uneventful trip. The tours offered at each port helped us to see the desired highlights of each port we visited. The only negative comments we have regarding the cruise were the coffee (rumor has it you once offered Seattle's Best, which is the bets), the slowness and spottiness of the internet reception, and the age of the furnishings on the ship.

Cabin Review

Family Suite with Balcony

Cabin FS

Furnishing were tired, as well as the bathroom tiles and design.

Port Reviews


We arrived two nights before departure. Our second trip to Barcelona, so we had seen a good bit of the city. Lots to do in Barcelona. This trip, we rented a flat, and enjoyed local restaurants, and people.

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Train and bus tour of the surrounding area, including past old sugar plantations. An excellent tour.

Cartagena (Spain)

A great overview of the entire region, including the industry of past centuries, as well as the agricultural endeavors of the present.

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