Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by cruising twosome
- Sail Date: April 2018
- Destination: Transatlantic
- Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
Went to the Windjammer for lunch. Rooms were ready by 1:30. Luggage arrived later in the afternoon.
We did MTD. We are Diamond and they offered the Colony as the overflow lounge.
We went around 6,after the early eaters left, so we could find a seat. Cocktails and appetizers, then we would go to the show or movie at 7, dinner to follow. We meet some very nice people at cocktails and dinner. Service was very good at both places also.
Enjoyed dinner every night but 2 in the dinning room, once in the Windjammer and once at Chops.
The first 8 days were sea days and the weather was wonderful. We had a cloudy day in the Azores where we took a private tour arranged with other cruise critic followers.
The weather got cool, windy, rainy and the boat rocked! The captain told us we would miss East Dunsmore/Waterford, have an extra sea day and to to Dublin before Cobh/Cork. The winds were hurricane range! Lots of broken dishes that night in the dining room! We rocked and rolled! Then the next day the Captain said we would be skipping Dublin and staying in Cohn/Cork where it was a protected harbor for 2 days to keep everyone safe. Oh well.....it happens-and you go with the flow.
Because it was a 15 day transatlantic, there were only 18 kids on board.
All the staff were friendly and helpful!
The ship was going into dry dock after our cruise, but we enjoyed her. Spent a couple of afternoons in the hot tubs, walked the outside track on 12 a lot, used the work out room, watch a movie in the theater, saw most of the shows, read lots of books and had a very relaxing cruise.
Meet a lot of veteran transatlantic cruises and we can see why-would definitely do this again!
Had our last breakfast in the MDR because we weren’t scheduled to leave until 8:30. We took the ship’s transfer to the airport where we found the luggage there before checking in.
Our flight was after 2PM and it was an easy way to go.
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The room was great otherwise, plenty of room for the two of us and all our stuff!
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