Overall nice trip.

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 22, 2011
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Brilliance was a pleasure to use as a base for our 12-day cruise. We were disappointed at the allowance of smoking fin indoor venues - made it impossible to partake of several activities on board.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We would have liked more opportunities for ballroom dancing - the common atrium area was overused and too crowded for enjoyable dancing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Public bathrooms were maintained to the highest standard I've ever experienced on a cruise ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Public transit inconvenient to reach from port (over a mile away). Three of our group of eight were victimized by pickpockets on the subway.
Don't Miss: Markets are a pleasure, food choices were great.
5 out of 5
Clean streets, happy people, friendly cats, terrific marketplaces, wonderful preserved history - a fabulous port of call.
Don't Miss: Have an ouzo with the locals!
5 out of 5
Like Rhodes, wonderful preserved history and architecture, delightful people, great food, friendly markets.
Don't Miss: Side trip to Mdina on the local bus!
5 out of 5
Many in our group had trouble getting our ATM cards to work, and nobody wanted to exchange our Turkish Lyra when we left.
Don't Miss: Sample the local halvah and turkish delights - fabulous! Visit the Pera shopping district.
1 out of 5
Streets filled with litter, statues spoiled by graffiti, no tourist-friendly signage, no regard for traffic laws, major quality of life issues - we felt that stopping here was a total waste.

Pros: Most ports of call were really nice.

Cons: Terrible handling of complaints regarding Grand Bazaar being closed both days we were in Istanbul.

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

Was this review helpful? 4

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other Reviews Of This Sailing





*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top