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Brilliance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1500 reviews
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Amazing Cruise Ports and wonderful dining room staff

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to the Baltic Sea
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Flower80
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony
Traveled with children

Our cruise began in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Cruise Terminal was wonderful. They had water bottles, wine, and cans of soda for sale to bring onto the cruise in your carry-on at a very reasonable rate.

My 8 year-old daughter absolutely loved the Adventure Ocean Kids Club. The activities ranged from sports activities, arts & crafts, and organized games. The counselors did an amazing job motivating and engaging the kids in the games and making everyone feel included.

The Ports were wonderful! Our three stops in Scotland included Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow. As guests returned to the ship in Inverness, RCCL arranged to have a fantastic Scottish Dance Troupe accompanied by a bag-pipe player, an accordion player, and a singer aboard to perform prior to departure. We had two days in Dublin, Ireland, a stop in Guernsey, Holyhead Wales, and Dover/Canterbury, England. One recommendation that I have is to look to 3rd party companies for excursions because RCCL doesn't offer many excursion options due to the limited sailings on this itinerary.

Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 1D

Our Cabin was an obstructed view cabin that was located directly over where the band plays in the King & Country Pub. The cabin accomodates 4 people; there is a pullman bed located above the king bed and the loveseat folds out to twin bed. The obstruction is a lifeboat that is level with the floor of the balcony; you can still easily see the ocean. Every night around 8 pm the band would play until about 12:30 am. The floor would vibrate and you can loudly hear the music in the cabin. If you are a person who enjoys night life and plan on staying up late each night then you should be fine; however, if you have small children and occasionally go to sleep before midnight due to an early shore excursion avoid this cabin. The cabin also lacked electrical plugs; there were only two US outlets in the cabin and no USB ports. I highly recommend bringing converters so that you can utilize the 2 European outlets as well.

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Greenock (Glasgow)

We took a RCCL tour to Inveraray Castle where the Duke of Argyle lives. The Castle & the grounds were beautiful.

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