April 2015 - Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
This is our fourth cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas out of Tampa. We love it! The ship has everything to offer that the larger ships do without getting a lost feeling or overwhelmed feeling. We like the "family" feeling. The cruise staff remembers your name and treats you like a celebrity. We have sailed at other ports and the Tampa port is the best. They get you on the ship quickly and disembarkation is quick. We were surprised by the efficiency of the Royal Caribbean crew members and staff at the port. We like the fact that every section of the ship is easy access to. The ship is well maintained and the crew is and should be proud of their vessel.
We like the fact that no matter how busy a crew member can appear, they are never too busy to talk to you. The crew members are well spoken and well educated. They are hard workers. Our stateroom attendants even remembered our names from our previous sailings (remember this is our fourth sailing with Brilliance)!
Shore excursions are many and great variety. They go into detail in regards to recommended age groups, times, exercise level. The prices are very reasonable! You do feel safe with a Royal Caribbean excursion. I would highly recommend any excursion.
Quite a variety of food choices on the ship. Specialty restaurants are worth the minimal fee. Do take a moment to enjoy the music playing outside the specialty restaurants.
There is so much to do on this ship. I would highly recommend this ship. The 4 night cruise is enough for a small vacation but we enjoy that extra night with the 5 night cruise. What makes us keep coming back to the ship is the crew members. They treat you like family. I would highly recommend Royal Caribbean and especially the Brilliance of the Seas without reservation.