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Mediterranean Brilliance of the Seas Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Good basic cruise
"We choose this cruise because the dates coincided with when we needed to be in florence for a wedding. The cruise ended on a sunday and the wedding was the following Wednesday so it was an easy way to kill 2 birds..."Read More
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barbara.collins

2-5 Cruises

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Old ship and uninterested crew

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Taz1983
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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. I felt pressured to pay extra to eat at the specialty dining rooms because the salespeople were always standing at the entrance to the buffet. Cleaning was poor, I found false ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Wonderful

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cORINDAGIG
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 all and any of our needs. The concierge, Amit, was very helpful in all facets especially with getting off the ship quickly at the ports of call and disembarkation. As for the food. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


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

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Yod YI
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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 families with young kids) and booked a cruise via an agent (who was supposed to help find the right ship) on a home for the elderly cruise with cheap food, very little activities and dated ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Traveled with children


Good basic cruise

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barbara.collins
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise because the dates coincided with when we needed to be in florence for a wedding. The cruise ended on a sunday and the wedding was the following Wednesday so it was an easy way to kill 2 birds with one stone. We felt it would be a Cliff note version of Italy with the cruise and then go to Florence for the wedding and more time to explore the Tuscan region. The service on ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Excellent cruise

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rogerwilliam
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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 were very enjoyable because onboard entertainment was very strong. Manda the pianist is wonderful and the ship also had a very strong enrichment lecturer on board, daniel rossall ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Great itinerary , great crew, balcony cabin 9516

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dotgos
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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 Fiore, which was a good choice, embarkation was very smooth, with no delays. we bought the 2 night dining package prior to boarding, and we had an all inclusive drinks package. we ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Great crew. But Royal Caribbean a huge disappointment

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Hopper5
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the fantastic choice of ports. Mostly we booked our own excursions as we find Royal insanely overpriced. We did do the Rome excursion through royal, but it Wasn't a great experience for the cost. Excursions booked independently we're much more enjoyable and better planned. We found very little entertainment options of interest. At sea days were very disappointing. All ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Mediterranean sites

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Holidaymaddox
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Was so looking forward to cruising with royal again, so disappointed with the staff! From top to bottom of the employee release, on board as well as corporate. All issues fell on deaf ears!!! What a disappointment. Was treat always like the customer was at fault and needed to prove our case. The mold in the hallway and public places were outrageous. The whole staff looked and acted like "if we ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


First time touring Europe

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kimshort775
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We were part of a 75-person group from our church, and everything went smoothly. We were booked on different flights, excursions, etc., and RCI did a great job handling this. Our ports of call and excursions were: Barcelona, Cannes (Monaco and Monte Carlo), La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Civitavecchia (Rome and the Vatican), Piraeus (Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum), Mykonos (on our own), ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Excellent Itinerary, fabulous staff, failing food offer

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Pat and Peter
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We like to take an Autumn holiday to get an extra bitof summer and this proved perfect. Brilliance continues to be an excellently fitted out ship. Great cabin (9230) and steward. Far better and well maintained public areas than on many more recent ships. Plenty to keep us occupied day and night with activities. Not one member of staff nor officer or crew was other than helpful and ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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