Drugged and thrown off the ship by RCCL

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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12 Night Mediterranean Featuring Greek Isles (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 14, 2007
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 10 years ago
For whatever reason that a neurologist hasn't not yet pinpointed, I had a seizure for the first time ever on the 3rd day of a 14 day Mediterranean cruise. The ship's officers decided that they were not equipped to handle this (a little Tegretol goes a long way fellas!), pumped me full of I.V. Valium which left me completely incapable of making any decisions, told my sister I would die if we didn't get off the ship immediately, and sent us off to a hospital in Italy with no further help or instruction as to how we would get back to the US. It was a terrible, frightening, and expensive experience.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
What use is a doctor if he can't prescribe for a fairly simple petit mal seizure?

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
This is the port that they threw me off at. The neurologists at the local hospital were actually quite good but their English was as bad as my Italian. If you travel RCCL make sure you speak the language of each of the countries that you are going to visit, in case they decide to strand you in one of them.
3 out of 5
Due to flight problems, we boarded here and didn't do any excursions.

Pros: Didn't have much time to find anything to like

Cons: Being drugged and left to fend for myself in Italy

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? No.

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