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Europe Brilliance of the Seas Europe Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Brilliance of the Seas
Europe
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559 Europe Brilliance of the Seas Europe Cruise Reviews


Taz1983 avatar

Taz1983

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Old ship and uninterested crew

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This cruise had good reviews but now I realize the reviews are from Royal Caribbean lifers. FYI if you have kids the ship attracts a majority of older people. There was only 1 main dining room aside from the buffet. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Yod YI

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

SO SO DISAPPOINTED - Brilliance of the Seas - low-cost rip-off cruise.

If you want to pay a lot for a low-cost rip-off cruise in a dated ship and very few activities - this is the ship for you. Six 1 liter bottles of water for 39 USD?? come on. We were on a family vacation (4 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cORINDAGIG

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

As I much prefer the smaller ships, this was a perfect fit. The Brilliance is in good shape overall. We were in a Grand Suite. Our room was clean and in wonderful condition. Our cabin steward, Luis, was attentive to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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dotgos

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary , great crew, balcony cabin 9516

we chose this cruise because of the itinerary, it was a 10 night from Amsterdam to Barcelona, seeing great ports, La Coruna, Bilboa, Porto, Lisbon, Cartagena and Lisbon. we spent 2 days in Amsterdam in Hotel Il ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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rogerwilliam

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

A very good experience. The ship is well laid out and there was always a free sun bed. The steam room and sauna are good - perfect to unwind after a day of sightseeing The itinerary was 1st class and evenings ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Ninihix

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent Itinerary Mediocre Ship

Chose this cruise for the itinerary which was excellent. Loyal Royal Caribbean diamond member. The cabin was as expected. Very clean. The bathroom sink had shallow cracks in it. The shower faucet had obviously ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Flower80

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise Ports and wonderful dining room staff

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Joanne21

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Baltic Trip

We have just returned from 12 night Baltic Trip from Amsterdam and can honestly say we enjoyed every single moment.We normally sail with Celebrity and while there are some differences the customer service provided ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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critic333

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pretender, not Contender to Excellence

My wife and I were celebrating our 25 years of marriage with the third of three RCCL cruises within the last nine months. We had spotted this itinerary of 12 nights in the British Isles and Ireland, and thought how ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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LoveTravelKirei

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Time Sailing the Baltic Sea

This cruise was the third leg of a 4-leg trip including a land trip across Austria and Switzerland, a river cruise on Avalon from Switzerland to Amsterdam, this Baltic cruise, and then 4 extra days in Amsterdam. All ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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gigiatsea

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Nickel and diming

We chose the itenirary British Isle mostly for Scotland which is rarely offered and thought the ship would be as good as same category ships ie loved Jewel and Serenade. Not problem at embarkation in Amsterdam ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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smk52

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Worst ship in the line!

We chose this ship based on the fact that it had the ONLY embarkation point from Amsterdam. We were on the 12 night Baltic cruise and the ports were fine it was the ship that was awful! When we had the safety ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Blues2019

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

British Isles w/ Little Ones

So, we just got back from our cruise with a preschooler and an infant, and thought I'd pass along some pros/cons/tips for the Brilliance of the Seas, 12 Night British Isles Cruise. I wish I knew then what I knew ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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chipnut

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overall a very nice cruise

We wanted to see the Hermitage again so decided on this cruise as a good way to do that. It also allowed us to see most of the northern European capitals. Overall it was a great cruise with no major complaints so do ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Bill77 avatar

Bill77

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Nice ship and 12-day Baltic cruise from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg May 19-31.

Arrived 2-days early in Amsterdam for departure on May 19. needed more time there since Amsterdam has many, many sites to see (advance reservations a must for popular sites). Excellent TRAM system with a cheap ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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sue761715

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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ameliasmom

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

I was pleasantly surprised with Brilliance of the Seas. The ship is just the right size for my parents and I (with just about 2000 passengers). I can't speak about the reported issues with embarkation since our ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Jjones1955

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overall very well looked after

Recommended by friends The Ship is fantastic she sails like a smooth dream, after a few days I forgot I was on the water. It is beautifully decorated and presented with class and elegance. The Captain and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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RunandBike

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise is not up to RC standards

First time to Ireland and Scotland....so looking forward to it. However, the trip was a mafor. disappointment on many fronts. The ports were very industrial and greatly took away from the experience. The food ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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prairygirl74

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

We chose this cruise because of the ports we would visit , especially St Petersburg . Having read a lot of reviews on the Brilliance of the Seas , I wasn't sure what to expect but we were so pleased with the entire ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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The Jimmy’s

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

Chose this cruise because it was the only one that fitted our itinerary and schedule and liked the fact we were in St Petersburg for two days. The staff were friendly and the service was excellent especially in ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Mistylake

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

July 2018

We chose this cruise for the destinations offered which didn’t disappoint. The cabins are becoming a little tired but are a good size with plenty of cupboard and storage space. The bed we found comfortable and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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robfkline

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

So Disappointed! REALLY Bad Customer Service!

We have sailed on numerous other cruise lines and always had a very positive experience. This was our first time with Royal Caribbean and we were so disappointed-- not with the itinerary but with the customer ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Out2sea1016

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

12 Night Baltic on Brillance of the Seas

The cruise overall was fantastic. We went on a 12 night cruise to Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden. The ship was great. It was clean and well kept. My husband and I chose a balcony room. Our room ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Citymousesd

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

British Isles Extravaganza

We sailed on The Brilliance in 2006 through the Mediterranean and had fond memories of both ship and ports. It’s been a decade since we’ve cruised and my husband, son and I had often mentioned visiting the UK ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Brilliance of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment3.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.54
Family3.03.8
Enrichment3.53.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.53.8
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