Exceeded expectations

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

14 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Harwich To Boston)

Sail date: August 31, 2014

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This was, by far, one of the best cruises we've taken.  The entire experience, from first booking to disembarkation in Boston, was terrific.  Our agent Katia could not have been more helpful in arranging the details and providing us with excellent, usable information.  The ship - Brilliance - was everything we'd hope it would be, and then some; loved their aerial shows!.  We always prefer "our time" dining and were not disappointed with the food and the service.  The ports of call surpassed our expectations of them, although we did find the shore excursions a bit overpriced, compared to others that were available at each port.  Disembarkation in Boston was EASY!!!  Never expected it to be so quick and easy. Great cruise, highly recommend it

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Dining room breakfast is "fast" and very good.

Ports of call

Harwich (London), England

3 out of 5
London is always great; there's nothing to do in Harwich

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Normandy a MUST!

Portland (Weymouth), England, Uk

5 out of 5
Stonehenge - what a spectacular place.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5
Had already been in Cork/Blarney so I walked around Cobh; so glad I did! What a great little town with so much history.

Klaksvik, Faroe Islands

5 out of 5
The big surprise of the cruise!!!! Loved them

Reykjavik, Iceland

5 out of 5
See comment above

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
Been there many, many times. Still love it

Traveler Photos

Cobh Cathedral
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