Fantastic 12 day Baltic Cruise

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 64

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Brilliance of the Seas

12 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Harwich Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 27, 2013

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review summary

My husband and I took the most fantastic Baltic Cruise out of Harwich, GB. Our ports included the most fantastic ports we have ever visited. The Brilliance is a beautiful ship with a wonderful and helpful staff. My husband and I are both handicapped and many of the staff went out of their way to make our cruise very comfortable and enjoyable. Our waiter and assistant waiter in the dining room were fabulous. They were excellent at predicting our wants and needs. The servers in the other eating areas were very helpful, caring our plates and getting our drinks and other needs. We would like to see the eating area "Rita's Cantina" open for lunch as well as dinner and made more accessible as well as better marketed and fully enclosed. My husband and I would love to sail on this ship again to another area.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
The Cruise Director was the worst I have ever seen. He planned the entertainment incorrectly. The main theater entertainers were poor except for the male violinist, the illutionist (who was marketed incorrectly), and the comedien. He didn't move the other entertainers around the ship as he should have and there was very little entertainment near the pool, not even on the large screen.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

Excellant except for room steward

Ship Quality


Cabin / Stateroom


Ship tip

Go to the solarium for lunch (excellent). Go to the solarium late for a swim and Jacuzzi, it's very relaxing and a good way the prepare for sleep.

Ports of call

Harwich (London), England

5 out of 5
good sunny weather

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
Raining but beautiful, saw the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5
Fantastic and great weather

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5
Fascinating and more great weather

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Very wonderful country, great weather

Goteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden

5 out of 5
Beautiful country, more great weather

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