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Extraordinarily interesting ports with Sea Days perfectly interspersed to rest for exhausting shore excursions. Seas were calm; chilly but sweaters and light jackets sufficed. The Brilliance although not new was well laid-out and never felt crowded. Solarium was especially comfortable with additional food choices (great quick roast beef sandwich) Smaller, quieter dining area also available in casual dining. Main dining room was excellent for breakfast lunch and dinner. RC's Shore excursions were remarkably good---especially the "Soviet Experience" in Estonia. Entertainment was unexpectedly good. The most outstanding thing about this was the crew. I've been on 12 cruises - and this staff was the best ! Waiters, guest relations, shore excursions- all could not do enough for you. We found "the key" worthwhile. No embarkation lines, wonderful embarkation lunch at Chops and final breakfast at Giovanni's. Internet worked well and was included in key. Everyone looked forward to the Captain's messages --informative but always amusing. Highly recommend both this itinerary--and the Brilliance

Fantastic crew, great ports (good shore excursions) good food

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by sue761715

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony
Extraordinarily interesting ports with Sea Days perfectly interspersed to rest for exhausting shore excursions. Seas were calm; chilly but sweaters and light jackets sufficed.

The Brilliance although not new was well laid-out and never felt crowded. Solarium was especially comfortable with additional food choices (great quick roast beef sandwich) Smaller, quieter dining area also available in casual dining. Main dining room was excellent for breakfast lunch and dinner.

RC's Shore excursions were remarkably good---especially the "Soviet Experience" in Estonia. Entertainment was unexpectedly good.

The most outstanding thing about this was the crew. I've been on 12 cruises - and this staff was the best ! Waiters, guest relations, shore excursions- all could not do enough for you.

We found "the key" worthwhile. No embarkation lines, wonderful embarkation lunch at Chops and final breakfast at Giovanni's. Internet worked well and was included in key.

Everyone looked forward to the Captain's messages --informative but always amusing.

Highly recommend both this itinerary--and the Brilliance
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Cabin Review

Spacious Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 2B 8604
Connects with 8606. Slightly larger (triangle shaped) balcony than normal as it is the transition cabin from the "hump" to regular balconies -- but no real advantage other than size and no view toward the front of the ship. I would have preferred a cabin actually on the hump.
Cabin is very conveniently laid out - plenty of space and lighting- but "worn"--(stained sofa)
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins