Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York


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4 out of 5

Good Cruise

Sail Date: October 22, 2012

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The cabins seemed smaller than the same cabin class i had on other ships

Pros: The way the Captain and crew kept passengers informed about Hurricane Sandy and the measures taken to ensure a safe cruise

Cons: My time dining\, the program while good had too little space and staff to support the numbers of passengers selecting my time dining

Recommends Brilliance of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
The narrow cabins made for tight squeezes (accessing the bathroom and the closets at the same time was very tight
Food and Dining
The my time dining program is great\, however\, too few tables and staff were assigned to cover this very popular program. This caused long waits and having different staff or some times no staff covering a table. I will say head waiters tried hard to keep it going and has also made the same complaints to through their channels.
Cabin / Stateroom
As stated above:
The narrow cabins made for tight squeezes (accessing the bathroom and the closets at the same time was very tight
Service and Staff
Staff worked hard to keep things going smoothly
Major pet peeve however\, was the \"Formal Nights\". The dress standard were not enforced in the areas that were the focal for formal wear. It is hard to get serious about formal atmosphere when you are in a Tux in the dining room and the guy next to you is in jeans and a T shirt. Passengers who do not adhere to the dress standard for the evening should required to use the casual dining areas rather than the formal ones. This is an on-going issue that Royal Caribbean needs to address across the fleet.

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