Fall colors cruise
Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Sail Date: September 21, 2014
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3552
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Over all the cruise was a lot of fun. The ports were very interesting and our favorite port was Bar Harbor MA as that is where we saw the most change to fall colors. At all the ports we did "The Best.." excursions which for the most part were very informative and interesting. We really enjoyed visiting the Titanic cemetery in Halifax and our tour guide was exceptional as well as our tour guide in St. John's NB. The buses in Canada were clean and comfortable. Wish I could say the same for our tour guides & buses in Bar Harbor and Portland MA. Also, in Bar Harbor the information for the tour indicated we would go to Cadillac Mountain -- it was very disappointing when the tour guide informed us that that was not included in the tour -- even tho the description in the excursion book from the ship says it is -- so be warned!
The worst part of the whole cruise was the day we checked in at the Boston Harbor. It was noisy and you felt like you were being herded like a bunch of cattle. Nothing impressive about the process, accommodations, or personnel!! -- very uninviting way to begin your cruise vacation.
The ship was very pretty, our state room was very nice and the crew were very helpful. Some of the shows were good -- others not so good. The food was not exceptional and seemed pretty repetitive.
We had never cruised on Royal Caribbean before and will consider them the next time we are looking at taking a cruise.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Breakfast is the same every day without any changes that I could tell. They do not have a galley tour and they do not have the chocolate extravaganza like most ships. Don't spend the extra money for the lobster dinner as they served all the lobster you wanted to eat at the last formal nite.