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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2009
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The ship was just large enough for friendly encounters and ease of service. No long lines to go anywhere or lines to wait for food service. The new Windjammer Cafe has a more open concept for ease of service, not having to wait in line for hot food when cold is served is a plus. I did however miss the use of trays to carry food to the table. This necessitated more frequent trips to carry food. the Lounges were tastefully done, my favorites being Colony Club Lounge and Schooner Bar. we have been on over 30 cruises and first impressions are very important. from the time of boarding to Disembarcation We prefer a more formal atmosphere for dinner and were not disappointed as many people dressed for dinner. It was refreshing to see families coming to the dining room with their children dressed appropriately. this sends a positive image for future posterity..The Dining Room staff was wonderful in their service and memory. we were treated royally. This ship had a cigar lounge that pleased my husband. the Server Eric Badoon was exvceptional. from our first night he remembered every client's name, used it frequently whenever he saw us. People like this make Royal Caribbean look very good and caring. We were very impressed with the speed and accuracy od service. i would most definitely sail the Brilliance again.

Pros: Cabin Location, friendliness of Staff

Cons: Loss of amenities

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

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