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

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

The best cruise ever.

Sail Date: March 05, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was the best ever cruise. The staff seems to like their jobs and did not appear to be going thru the motions. Our balcony room had plenty of storage for our 12 days of cruise clothes. We were told the longer cruises were the best, that you finally relax and get into a routine after the 7th day. Yes it is true. I will not be afraid of being at sea for 5 days or longer.

Pros: Friendly smiling staff, great food

Cons: No beer offered in mini-bar

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

Most shows were good but they did not over impress me.
Food and Dining
Steak every day if you want it
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Took the trolley tour... it was ok.
Don't Miss: Don't miss a cocktail our meal stop in the Old Fort section. The wave splash right up under the deck dining area,
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
They have overhauled the whole place. They are building a new gondola lift. It is worth it to go to shore.
Oranjestad, Aruba
Kukoo Konuko bus was really fun!!!!(even for our 50 something group).Took an ABC Jeep tour that we booked privately (not thru the cruise ship). It was not the best as they have 1 tour guide with multiple jeeps being driven by an average Joe like you and me with who knows what kind of experience driving over steep rocky terrain....we didn't feel too safe. No one had a clue what the street signs meant either... When we signed a waiver, we didn't know we were not with a professional driver. The scenery was Great but the fear factor was high..
Don't Miss: KuKoo Kunookoo bus
Cristobal, Panama
Went thru the canal while on our balcony. It was thrilling. Took the train to Panama City. It was a little long.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Had a blast on the Zip lines. Interesting trip up the dirt road to the rain forest.
Don't Miss: Original Canopy tour-zip line

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