Great Ports - Nice Mid Sized older ship

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 16, 2013
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7658
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

This was a nice cruise with many different ports. The staff was attentive, professional and accomodating. A couple of glitches but the staff recovered well. This is an older mid sized ship. Very very clean. The staff went over board in making sure all was clean and disease free which was appreciated. Shows very good. Comedian a stitch. It took 2 days to get the water I pre-ordered and then billed me extra but the staff promptly corrected the bill. The staff does not know much about the port excursions - had to cancel the St Thomas tour since the shops were closed which was part of the tour. But the staff sent chanpagne to my cabin which was a nice touch. Chops not as good as on the big ships BUT the Minstrel dining room more than made up. The food in the dining room was top notch which I did not expect. Also the buffet was much better than the big ships. Tip - order the fresh squezzed OJ - its only $2.50. Lots of wood the ship was in great shape. Large balconies. Rooms older - very old tube TV's but I understand that is changing soon. The highlight of the cruise was the Murder Mystery, This is an extra charge and is NOT TO BE MISSED. Overall RCCL is a great value for the money.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Minstrel and Windjammer better than most ships

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
The comedian was great

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Typical size - large balconies

Ship Tip

7th floor aft has the largest balconies. Rom for 2 lounge chairs - a table and 2 chairs - great for room service dining.

3 out of 5
good shopping but shops close at 1pm on sunday so watch the dates
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
do a tour - downtown sketchy
5 out of 5
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