Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

what an experience

Sail Date: August 11, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

good food and the quality of services as well as the entertainment on board, plus the nice quests from 48 different countries !

Pros: the port at Athen

Cons: excursions are expensive

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
only problems are the worn carpets ...
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
I am so impressed that many staff spoke 4 to 7 different languages !!
many good , positive activities including the belly dance , tango classes, and different language classes, etc
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
the cheapest way is to take the subway as we do in NYC. However, the subway station is kind of far from port. Just be patient, you walk 25 minutes and you will find it. Piraeus is just like a borough of NYC ...
Don't Miss: Parthenon
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Rome is the city that worths to visit in detail. I have been there 3 times and still stay on the bus for 3 rounds with my two 20 yr old kids.
Don't Miss: no time ? hop on hop off or stay on 3 rounds.........
Santorini, Greece
beautiful picturesque views !!!!!!!!!
Don't Miss: 2 blue domes &the walk down from top of the city to the port. It isn't too bad just 20 min
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
the only problem was that we did not have enough time to go visit Cannes plus Nice and Monte Carlo............
Don't Miss: Monte Carlo and Nice 's beach !
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Florence, whole city and the Uffizi Museum !
Don't Miss: dome
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
be aware they like your Dollars and your Euros .......
Don't Miss: the ruins and the carpets... but you do not need to buy them ......
Salerno (Naples), Italy
everything went well as we planned until we found out we missed a train because we forgot it was on the Sunday schedule at Pompeii. SO, I rushed out to catch one ( the only one available taxi ). As we talked about the 70 Euro to drive us 3 to back to Salerno in 30-40 minutes, we got into his no seat belt van taxi. After 20 minutes on high way, he said something in Italian that no body understood. He kept on saying "Pompeii, Pompeii "... I thought he meant that he wanted me to pay him back to his Pompeii town for his empty car. He kept on saying and finally he wrote down 110 Euro. I paid him 110 Euro after he dropped us on our shuttle bus to the ship and I had my cruise translator to talk to him. He meant he wanted to drive us back to Pompeii for 110 Euro for the RT price. I forgot to ask the refund and he did not give me that 40 Euro. This made me so unhappy and felt very bad about the Pompeii taxi !!!!!! ( : Pls be aware !)
Don't Miss: Pompeii and Amalfi

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