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Brilliance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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First Cruise experience on Brilliance of the Seas

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to the Middle East
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Voyager74
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2011
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

My very first cruise experience; so didn't know what to expect.

I was pleasantly surprised. Very diverse crew; very few Americans as it is Middle East and they don't go to that part of the world. Lots of fun Brits, South Americans and other Europeans. People very friendly and chatty and willing to go all out and join in the events to have fun. Children were well behaved and had their own areas.

The entertainment staff were wonderful; Paul Lancaster, Jerome and Lisa were flawless in their quest to make sure everybody had a good time and we loved the Morning Shows they produced on TV.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

We were at the back of the ship and had a larger deck than most (almost twice the size). Room was great; sheets and bedding fresh and soft, room was a little small, but overall, considering, I would say everything perfect.

Port Reviews

Dubai

Shopping Malls - Expensive stuff - Crowds - Traffic - Fountain

Tallest building in the world - very cool.

Think Las Vagas - without the booze; oh and no gambling or shows - or alcohol.

Can be easily missed and you won't miss any sleep.

Other ports on this trip include Muscat and a couple of others barely worth mentioning unless you want to tour a Mosque or go to a palace, hotel or yet another Mall.

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