A very relaxing cruise

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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11 Night Panama Canal Holiday (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 22, 2006
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
The ship appeared a little tired - from its capitan to its staff, its interiors. They appeared to need a good cleaning especially the hallways leading to the staterooms. A positive aspect was the stateroom attendant who was constantly congenial and hard-working. Another was the variety of menus in the Minstral dining room. Although the food was not always as described, most of the time it was adequately prepared.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Maitre d' should know and be prepared to serve red and white wines in the appropriate glasses. Comment from him: We use multi-purpose glasses for facility of use.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Purser's desk seemed overworked and irritable. Language barriers was a problem for some people.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Good other than a foul smell coming from the toilet. Made suggestion that deordorizers be made available.
3 out of 5
Banana farm and rain forest
3 out of 5
Not much to see except local vendors peddling their wares in a huge hanger-type building.
1 out of 5
Diamonds International and shipboard representative were deceiving as to possibilities of purchase.

Pros: The numerous activities for both children, teens and adults

Cons: Cruisers whose children are unchaperoned

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

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