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

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

A very relaxing cruise

Sail Date: December 22, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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

Cons: Cruisers whose children are unchaperoned

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

Service and Staff
Purser's desk seemed overworked and irritable. Language barriers was a problem for some people.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
Good other than a foul smell coming from the toilet. Made suggestion that deordorizers be made available.
Oranjestad, Aruba
Diamonds International and shipboard representative were deceiving as to possibilities of purchase.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Banana farm and rain forest
Cristobal, Panama
Not much to see except local vendors peddling their wares in a huge hanger-type building.

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