Smooth Sailing thru Stormy Mediterranean

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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12 Night Mediterranean Featuring Greek Isles (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 25, 2008
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
We recently returned from a 12 day cruise of the Med, on RCI's Brilliance of the Seas. Although a few years old, the ship had everything one could want in cruising. As a matter of fact, my wife commented that at any point in time one could choose between half a dozen activities. The ship was excellently maintained and looked as it must have when new. I loved the well thought out "layout" with the usual show theatre forward and the main dining room aft. Food at the Windjammer buffet I would rate as good. For dinner we were at a table for 10, and although there was some griping at various entrees, the staff were quick to make substitutions. We dined at the special Portofino and Chops Grill; of the 2 we would only recommend the Portofino. Overall, this is a first class ship and great international crew!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Staff was quick to overcome the occasional dissatisfaction with a given entree.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
In addition to all the activities offered, the ship performed well....fast and steady, even in the 20 foot seas we once encountered. My only complaint, was that there are elevators amid ship and forward - none aft where our stateroom was (I'm partially handicapped)

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our balcony stateroom was terrific and the attendant superior.
3 out of 5
Crazy traffic
5 out of 5
A must see!
5 out of 5
Shopping and sightseeing were excellent
Don't Miss: Shopping - Excellent and close to the ship
5 out of 5
Shopping and sightseeing were excellent
Don't Miss: Shopping - Excellent and close to the ship
5 out of 5
A most unique place. Loved it!
5 out of 5
Lots of options at this port.
Don't Miss: The Tower of Pisa
5 out of 5
What can you say....it's ROME!
5 out of 5
Lots of options at this port.
Don't Miss: The Tower of Pisa
3 out of 5
Crazy traffic
5 out of 5
What can you say....it's ROME!
5 out of 5
A most unique place. Loved it!
5 out of 5
A must see!

Pros: Ports of call- all were interesting even though many were "repeats". Ship was well equipped with all the "bells and whistles" that Royal Carib has on its fleet.

Cons: Mother Nature forced changes in itinerary, that were beyond anyone's control.

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

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