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Brilliance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1,529 reviews
8 Awards

Lower quality than previous cruises with RCCL

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Mar 2022

My wife and chose this cruise ship/date because we had a credit that we needed to use and the times worked for us. I've been on many RCCL cruises in the past and this one seemed off. I'm not sure if it was because of Covid skewed rules or if because this was the last sailing before the ship was going off to dry dock. We both agreed the food was awful on this cruise. We only ate at the Main dining room and the Wind Jammer. The dinners had no flavor and the service seemed rushed and the servers seemed unenthused.

The entertainment was standard and was mostly the same things everyday. The Schooner Bar was our favorite and the bartender at the Schooner Bar bartender was very attentive. The entertainment staff seemed burned out.

The stateroom attendant didn't really interact with us. In past cruises they always seemed to be more attentive and asking if you need anything. Maybe they changed this due to covid rules.

Cabin Review

Cabin was ok. Needed some TLC and the cabin attendant didn't supply hand soap or put in the tissue box in the bathroom. Lots of rust on the balcony. Bed was firm as were the pillows. The TV reception was really bad throughout the cruise, even the pre-recorded items on the internal programming.

Port Reviews

Costa Maya

Too many vendors trying to sell you things while trying to relax. The beach was not that great. Very rocky and stunk of seaweed.

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