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A great cruise overall. My time dining gets confusing. Stick to an assigned seating time. We usually ended up having dinner when we wanted to be somewhere else! Ship was clean, crew helpful, food good. Streamlined menu which is good. Our Jr Suite was much larger than anticipated, we had a walk-in closet! Plenty of room for 3 adults. The pullout sofa is NOT designed for an adult's comfort, but was fine once a rollaway mattress was added each night. Clever was a truly outstanding room steward. We made some great friends. The fitness center was pleasant and had plenty of free weights, but could use more bikes. cyclists did not respect the 30 min rule when others were waiting. The ports of call were amazing; I loved all of them. We walked 5-10 miles each day we were in port....except in Skagen where we biked in the rain. The Danish pastry after with a fine cappuccino made the world right again. This was the first time we decided in take tours separate from the ship; in Russia of all places. There were absolutely no problems. We used Alla Tours in St Petersburg and Stockholm; thank you Lee for doing all the leg work.

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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by MDCyclist

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A great cruise overall. My time dining gets confusing. Stick to an assigned seating time. We usually ended up having dinner when we wanted to be somewhere else!

Ship was clean, crew helpful, food good. Streamlined menu which is good.

Our Jr Suite was much larger than anticipated, we had a walk-in closet! Plenty of room for 3 adults. The pullout sofa is NOT designed for an adult's comfort, but was fine once a rollaway mattress was added each night. Clever was a truly outstanding room steward.

We made some great friends.

The fitness center was pleasant and had plenty of free weights, but could use more bikes. cyclists did not respect the 30 min rule when others were waiting.

The ports of call were amazing; I loved all of them. We walked 5-10 miles each day we were in port....except in Skagen where we biked in the rain. The Danish pastry after with a fine cappuccino made the world right again.

This was the first time we decided in take tours separate from the ship; in Russia of all places. There were absolutely no problems. We used Alla Tours in St Petersburg and Stockholm; thank you Lee for doing all the leg work.
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Our cabin was extremely NOISY. Beware, do NOT book a cabin under the overhanging section of the ship. Look closely before choosing a cabin. I did not sleep at all the first night before we were supplied with ear plugs, yes really! They helped but did not alleviate the sound of a :"train" overhead at 0200 hrs; they seemed to be cleaning at that time or moving the towel carts all over the place!
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