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Brilliance of the Seas

April 2015 - Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Disappointing

In my view, the ship was woefully understaffed.  Pool bar waiters, and, for the most part, drink waiters almost anywhere were hard to come by

Simiiarly, I had heard about the increase in bar drink prices, I asked a waiter in one of the lounges how much a mixed drink was, and he would not tell me, and was not happy about me asking.  Since prices are no longer on the drink menus, I had to buy one to find out

The first two days, Anytime dining was handled poorly.  We were told, in so many words, that we had to make a reservation.  Whenever I have cruised, "Anytime Dining" meant at any time.  Sorry, guys, Princess does this so much better.  The 3rd night was better, and we ate in Chops on the 4th night.  I also think that Anytime dining should include larger tables, in addition to tables for 2.  I love my wife, bet we both like to socialize too

Service in the main dining room during dinner was usually very slow

The "No Towels to save seats" in the pool area seemed never to be enforced

On the plus side, the food was always very good, even in the Windjammer.  We liked having the Park Café in the Solarium Pool area.  The theater house band was just killer, one of the best I have seen, and the last night's show "Live Music" was very good, I enjoyed it a lot.  The room steward was very efficient and friendly

 

We will continue to cruise Royal Caribbean, but it is not our line of choice.  RCI could really do some things better

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