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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

14 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Tampa To Harwich)

Sail date: April 30, 2014

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 3071

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

The decor is very poor.  Plastic plants are found in many areas. Ships lay out was poor. The food was not very good.  Many meals were sent back to the kitchen. No hand cream in the cabins. Little personal touches are missing. Buffet is closed for several hours between meal times. You can't even get a roll if you are late getting up. They are highly interested in selling you excursions and additional cruises. No local ground transport info was offered. When arriving in Harwich no ground transport info was offered. They would be happy to sell you a ride on their bus into London.

The good.... The shows were excellent. The cruise director is amazing. Clodagh O'Connor ‏aka Hello Clo,  a lovely Irish lady, was wonderful at her job.

Your cabin is cleaned twice a day.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


5 out of 5
Few free activities, as stated above the shows were very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Don't go if you want to feel like you are being pampered.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy on, fairy quick

Boston, Massachusetts

3 out of 5
Free wifi on the dock.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5
Beautiful port! Easy on and off. Free wifi in the small coffee shops

Cherbourg, France

3 out of 5
20 minute walk to shopping. Cute village like. free wifi in town.

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

1 out of 5
No free wifi in port. Very far from anything! You need to take a bus into town. If there were free /low cost buses it was a secret.

Harwich (London), England

5 out of 5
Ship docks across the street from the train station. You have to change trains once to get into reach of the underground.
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