Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

This ship should not sail the Caribbean

Sail Date: April 06, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Our ship was full.  There was never a chair near the pool.  In fact on the last day, we searched for 35 - 40 minutes for a chair, we finally found 1.  The outdoor pool area is way way way too small for the size of this ship. Extremely disappointing. We found the decorum in the entire ship very outdated.  With understanding I can't imagine how difficult it would be to prepare food for 3000 people; but, the breakfast and lunch offering at Windjammer were really really poor quality. With respect to Denny's I have had better food at Denny's.  The beds were quite hard. The only reason I give it 2 stars instead of 1 is the staff. Completely outstanding.   The most disappointing was the food quality and the horribly small pool area. That is really unacceptable for a cruise on the Caribbean.  We ate at only the specialty restaurants for dinner, where the staff really shined. Eat at the Chef's table for a really great meal, our best on the ship. Skip breakfast at Windjammer and get a breakfast sandwich/panini at the cafe within the Solarium .  Better yet, skip this ship all together.




Ship Quality
Very outdated decorum. We had a very bad smell in our hallway. Very tired ship.
Food and Dining
Don't eat at Windjammer. Eat at the cafe in the Solarium for breakfast and specialty dining for dinner. Izumi for lunch.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very outdated, very hard beds. Our attendant made the room. The need more outlets. Holes in the drapes. Water spilled out of the shower onto floor.
Service and Staff
The best entertainment was the beer tasting at the King and Crown Pub
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
There is very limited space on the pool deck, then they use some of the space for staging for men's belly flop contest, men's sexy leg contest, and worlds sexiest man contest.
Destinations and Excursions
Cayman and Cozumel were outstanding. But what a complete disaster boarding the ship in Cayman. That place was a total ZOO.
Tampa, Florida
Really quick embarking and disembarking. Get a porter when you leave should save you an hour.
George Town, Grand Cayman
It would be great if the area to board the ship was better organized.
Cozumel, Mexico
Surprisingly fun.


For such a large ship carrying such a large group (over 3000 PPL) the pool deck area is really unacceptable. Especially for a Caribbean cruise. Windjammer food was horrible. Beds were very hard, very outdated decorum. This boat needs a total rehab. Do yourself a favor, find a different ship

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