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Brilliance of the Seas

August 2016 - Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Mediterranean

Good cruise, but plenty of room for improvement


1.  Stops in Cannes, Cinqe a Terre and Turkey--all very nice

2.  Attitude of the cruise staff, especially Tanya and Orlando

3.  Quality of the fitness facility


Needs improvement:

1.  Stops in Rome and Malta--difficult to enjoy the sights

2.  Food quality and variety

3.  Mediocre entertainment, with the exception of the one-man show

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Norwegian Star

January 2016 - Norwegian Star to Caribbean - Western

Some positives, but a lot of negatives

The positives:

1. The best gym facility that we have seen on a ship

2.  The Assistant Cruise Director and 2 of the Cruise Staff (Kenneth and Guido) were great; the show performers were very nice, especially when they had to work the buffet line due to a viral outbreak on the ship

3.  The Ginza Noodle House had terrific food

4.  The room was pretty nice

The negatives:

1.  Overall, the food was mediocre

2.  Several of the crew were clear misses.  The cruise director acted like a frustrated stand-up comic; the DJ seemed to genuinely dislike people; Nesh in the fitness center was downright scary

3.  The show material was TERRIBLE, especially the Burt Baccarat--we felt sorry for the performers!

4.  There is TOO MUCH effort to add revenue during the cruise by charging for everything possible; in addition, the prices charged were roughly 20 percent higher than we have seen on other cruise lines.

5.  The cabin steward was very nice, but clearly overworked--14 rooms/person too much (we generally see a 2-person team with 20 rooms, so roughly 10 rooms/person.)




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