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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
13 Night Southern Caribbean (Boston To Tampa)
Sail Date: October 26, 2014
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7074
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I have sailed with RCI many times and have always enjoyed it..  This time it was different.  We enjoyed ourselves because we were away.  RCI has made numerous cut backs, some small and suttle, others much more noticable.  Example it was very difficult to find a server on the pool deck for drinks,  ususally you had to fight them off.  At lunch, at the buffet, it was impossible to find anything to make a plain old sandwich that didn't already have mayo or cheese.  This cruise is a much older group of people but food was heavy, greasy, spicey, and after a few days hard to tolerate.  Sliced turkey or chicken was impossible to get.. When serving bagels they always had salmon or lox on the buffet, now if you know to you have to ask for it.  The shows were great, the ship is still fun but just not up to their standards.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
food was tasty. see review, sevice in dinning room was excellent,

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Chlo is a great cruise director.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

n/a

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Great for relaxing, and socializing

3 out of 5
live just outside of Boston
3 out of 5
have toured before
3 out of 5
have toured before
3 out of 5
have been before
5 out of 5
Took a 2 hour tour beautiful island
3 out of 5
have been here before
3 out of 5
just went to airport
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