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


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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10 Night Panama Canal Experience (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2008
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The ship is lovely, but needs some repairs to superficial items. I believe it is going to be in drydock soon and will receive some needed refurbishing.
3 out of 5
Have been to Aruba before. Not too exciting. Lots of jewelry stores.
3 out of 5
We did something called Bus, train and boat adventure. The bus was ok, the boat was fair, no wild life to speak of and the train was cute, but not worth the time since there is nothing tourist worthy to look at. We went through very poor areas and warehouse zones and were behind tall fences with barbed wire.
Don't Miss: Banana Plantation
3 out of 5
We did something called Bus, train and boat adventure. The bus was ok, the boat was fair, no wild life to speak of and the train was cute, but not worth the time since there is nothing tourist worthy to look at. We went through very poor areas and warehouse zones and were behind tall fences with barbed wire.
Don't Miss: Banana Plantation
3 out of 5
Have been to Aruba before. Not too exciting. Lots of jewelry stores.
5 out of 5
Waste of time to see Hell and the rum cake store. Did enjoy the turtle farm greatly and the nautilus boat was great. Enjoyed a great fish and chips at the boat dock restaurant. Our bus driver was great, quite knowledgeable and was a native born Caymanian.
Don't Miss: Nautilus for those who don't snorkle or dive.
5 out of 5
It was the highlight of our cruise. Seeing our ship enter and go through the locks. And then our tour took us to the viewing place at the Gatun Locks at the correct time when The Brilliance of the Seas was returning through the locks. If you do nothing else on this cruise you need to do this
Don't Miss: Being at the Gatun Locks from the shore and observation deck.
5 out of 5
It was the highlight of our cruise. Seeing our ship enter and go through the locks. And then our tour took us to the viewing place at the Gatun Locks at the correct time when The Brilliance of the Seas was returning through the locks. If you do nothing else on this cruise you need to do this
Don't Miss: Being at the Gatun Locks from the shore and observation deck.
5 out of 5
Waste of time to see Hell and the rum cake store. Did enjoy the turtle farm greatly and the nautilus boat was great. Enjoyed a great fish and chips at the boat dock restaurant. Our bus driver was great, quite knowledgeable and was a native born Caymanian.
Don't Miss: Nautilus for those who don't snorkle or dive.

Pros: Seeing the Panama Canal and on ship board, being well taken care of, pampered

Cons: too many at sea days

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

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