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Still on board the Brilliance making our way back to Tampa. This ship is fantastic! She is getting older but she is in perfect shape. This ship does not have all the fancy new things of her gigantic sisters, but what she lacks in fancy things, she makes up with outstanding service. We had a balcony cabin and it was impeccable from day one. Everything worked and the state room attendant was on point all throughout the cruise. We ate lunch at the Windjammer once and it was ok. (We are not buffet people so I don’t really have anything else to say about it. ). We took advantage of the Black Friday sale and purchased the ultimate dining package for the specialty restaurants. Upon embarkation we went to Izumi to look at the restaurant. It is tiny. We were not impressed with it so chose not to eat there. Chops and Giovanni’s were excellent. We had no problems getting any reservations at the times we wanted. We even requested the same server and had no issues with that. We are Diamond members and we enjoyed all the perks. The Diamond host was fantastic, Very knowledgeable, personable and available. The three drinks perk worked seamlessly. Had no issues at all. This was a very relaxing cruise. No issues at all. From embarkation until now, no problems at all. The crew Ian polite and accommodating. For a short and relaxing cruise, the Brilliance is definitely an excellent choice.

Older ship but in great shape!

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by CarlosandJoel

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
Still on board the Brilliance making our way back to Tampa. This ship is fantastic! She is getting older but she is in perfect shape. This ship does not have all the fancy new things of her gigantic sisters, but what she lacks in fancy things, she makes up with outstanding service.

We had a balcony cabin and it was impeccable from day one. Everything worked and the state room attendant was on point all throughout the cruise.

We ate lunch at the Windjammer once and it was ok. (We are not buffet people so I don’t really have anything else to say about it. ). We took advantage of the Black Friday sale and purchased the ultimate dining package for the specialty restaurants. Upon embarkation we went to Izumi to look at the restaurant. It is tiny. We were not impressed with it so chose not to eat there. Chops and Giovanni’s were excellent. We had no problems getting any reservations at the times we wanted. We even requested the same server and had no issues with that.

We are Diamond members and we enjoyed all the perks. The Diamond host was fantastic, Very knowledgeable, personable and available. The three drinks perk worked seamlessly. Had no issues at all.

This was a very relaxing cruise. No issues at all. From embarkation until now, no problems at all. The crew Ian polite and accommodating. For a short and relaxing cruise, the Brilliance is definitely an excellent choice.
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