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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 23, 2013
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9506
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Good: Cabin and cabin attendant were very nice.  Ship was beautiful.  Has self leveling pool tables.

Bad:  Food was not very good.  Pretty tastless with little or no seasonings.  Most food items you could tell had been under the heat lamps way too long and food was dried out.  Buffett was pretty good but just your run of the mill buffet lines.  If you want room service at a particular hour order it for at least an hour before because it will take that long to arrive.  Clo and Susan need to get reall jobs.  All they seem interested in doing in posing for the camera and telling you all whats going on which they have to keep repeating as there was very little going on.  A mediocre mother planning a childrens birthday party has more imagination than Susan the activities director.  The one show we did want to see was cancelled due to rought weather.  Huh??  We are at sea folks, if you can't perform in bad weather on a ship then go find a stage that doesn't shift a bit!!  So instead lets throw a talentless comedian up on the stage and call it a day.  Want to sing karaoke?  Me too, except after the first 4 singer the equipment failed.  Note:  check out your equipment before you leave port so that you can have anythig repaired while you are docked.  Oh that's right, your greed (Royal Caribbean) doesn't allow ships in port except to discharge and board passengers.  We left at 9"30 and there were people already qued up to board for the next departure on the same day.  The merciless hawking of items for sale is shamful!!  You have it at full price (LOL) the first day, then you miraculously manage to reduce the price by 75 % on day 3 and guess what??  You still probably made 100% profit!!  If this is cruising I'd rather rent a house by the sea and enjoy not being bothered by Clo and Susan!!

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Nice pool tables though

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
did not use, which children were not allowed to cruise until they can sit at table and not whine!!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Some were very good and some were very bad. The Ukrainian young man in the buffett was excellent and deserves a differen position. Perhaps he could work in one of the shops and take some of those not very helpful sales people. The liquor store girl was really good though.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
1 out of 5
No sidewalks on one side of the road and the streets are filled with potholes making walking hazardous. Older people or those with difficulty walking might want to order a cab to pick them up at the dock.
5 out of 5
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