Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

best cruise ever!

Sail Date: September 24, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Just returned from an incredible 12 days. The staff could not do enough for us.

Pros: the ports

Cons: emphasis on shopping whether onboard or at port

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Thought the ship looked slightly worn but yet clean.
Food and Dining
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!
Cabin / Stateroom
Space on these ships always feels tight at first but then we adjust.
Service and Staff
Every staff member we encountered was always smiling and gracious. Can not praise them enough!
Excellent variety of entertainment.
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
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.
Santorini, Greece
The scenery was everything we expected. Could have done without the wine tasting stop. Didn't need the excursion for this one.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Didn't care for this stop. Athens is very dirty. After seeing Ephesus I wasn't impressed with the Acropolis.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
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.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
We took a 3 hour tour. Was not enough time.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
The ruins of Ephesus are amazing. The beach at Kusadasi was very pretty
Don't Miss: Ephesus
Naples, Italy
Touring the Amalfi Coast was spectacular. There aren't enough words to describe. The bus tour was excellent
Don't Miss: Amalfi coast

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