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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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12 Night Mediterranean Featuring Venice (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 02, 2008
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

The ship itself was nice. They needed to carry a few more television networks, as ESPN2 does not carry any good football games and replays of the same CBS shows got really taxing. We wanted to relax, so, yes, we spent some time in our stateroom, but that should be as viable an option to us as their activities.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was excellent and the dining staff was extremely friendly and professional. The buffet left some room for quality improvements, but overall was sufficient.


3 out of 5
Nothing particularly interesting to us on this cruise. Days at see we spent at the pool.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Waiters, Room attendant were great. Guest services was marginal at best. Answers to the same question ranged from: "We can look into that" to "You have to call someone else" to "Oh, we're new and don't know how to do that"

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The bathrooms had hot water and scalding water. The shower was uncomfortably small and had a shower curtain so, every time the ship moved, the curtain clung to you. The interactive ordering on the TV never let us order breakfast and when we ordered an excursion,. booked two of them. The ship needs some upgrades.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Again, the bathroom and no cool water.
3 out of 5
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1 out of 5

Pros: Rome, Venice, Food, Waiters, Room Attendants

Cons: Naples, Palermo, Bathroom in the stateroom, Guest Services

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? No.

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