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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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12 Night Mediterranean Featuring Greek Isles (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 24, 2010
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Just returned from an incredible 12 days. The staff could not do enough for us.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The convenience and service were excellent. I feel the quality of the food has gone down over the years but then I didn't gain as much weight!


5 out of 5
Excellent variety of entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every staff member we encountered was always smiling and gracious. Can not praise them enough!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Thought the ship looked slightly worn but yet clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Space on these ships always feels tight at first but then we adjust.
5 out of 5
The scenery was everything we expected. Could have done without the wine tasting stop. Didn't need the excursion for this one.
5 out of 5
Touring the Amalfi Coast was spectacular. There aren't enough words to describe. The bus tour was excellent
Don't Miss: Amalfi coast
5 out of 5
The ruins of Ephesus are amazing. The beach at Kusadasi was very pretty
Don't Miss: Ephesus
5 out of 5
We took a 10 minute train ride to Monte Carlo. Just incredible. It was nice to do this one without a planned tour.
Don't Miss: All of Monte Carlo was just beautiful. Just nice to walk it.
5 out of 5
We took a 3 hour tour. Was not enough time.
1 out of 5
Didn't care for this stop. Athens is very dirty. After seeing Ephesus I wasn't impressed with the Acropolis.
3 out of 5
Opted for a city tour but spent most of the time in traffic. Audio headset didn't work well. Should have spent more time at Colisseum.

Pros: the ports

Cons: emphasis on shopping whether onboard or at port

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

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