Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Pleasant and relaxing

Sail Date: April 03, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Cabin: GTY

We never expect a lot from a 4 day cruise but this one was a pleasant surprise!

The ship is lovely with  ocean views from just about everywhere, even the elevators.

Best use of the Centrum area we have seen. They have all types of good live music, from classical to country,  going on there during the day and it was a lovely spot to sit and have a drink, dance, or just listen. The music drifts pleasantly up through to the upper decks of the centrum atrium.

Because it is a 2000 ish passenger ship, it doesn't feel crowded and we could always find a place at one of the pools to relax in the sun ( or shade) .  The crew was very friendly and accommodating from the captian right down to the washroom attendant. Our stateroom attendant, John, was the "invisible man"  - and that is what suits us best! Our  room was perfectly made up every day, fresh  ice in the bucket etc, like magic.

 If you like to meet new people, try MY TIME dining and ask to be seated with others. "Greta" did a great job of getting us a reservation daily at whatever time we preferred. The food was not gourmet but quite acceptable in both the main dining room and the Windjammer and we met a lot of interesting people.

Singers and dancers were not as good as on the longer cruises but they were pleasantly entertaining and the headliners were very good.

My only suggestions would be that the main pool area could be better kept.  There were strategically placed towel bins and carts for used drink glasses but there were just too many towels and used drink glasses lying around. Sometimes  it was hard to tell if folks were using a lounge or not. Perhaps we were just travelling with a lot os sloppy folks?

Would take this cruise again in a heartbeat.


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