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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 06, 2015
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7654
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Our very first cruise ever for 3 family members -- middle aged couple and 18 year old daughter -- was great.  Service, staff, food, and activities offered were beyond expectation.  The only disappointment was in the "My Time" dining arrangement, which is all that was left when we made a late cruise booking; the line to be seated for our 7:30 reservation time was consistently long in an inefficiently-cooled corridor, and we were typically seated 20 -30 minutes after our assigned time.  Next time, we will make every effort to secure early seating at 6 pm before dining gets backed up.  Once seated, though, food and service are superb.  The extra expense for a deck 7 balcony room was well worth it for the view, privacy, and feeling of extended cabin space.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Wait time for My Time DIning was too long, in an overcrowded, hot corridor

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
ROsa, cabinattendant, and Joe Marie, Anthony, and Roy in the Main DIning room were knowledgeable, amiable and attentive

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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