Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5

Carnival Ship in Royal Clothing

Sail Date: April 16, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We have cruised more that 2 dozen times on various cruise lines and decided to take a "short" long weekend cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas. If you are looking for a party boat, then this is your ticket. We usually sail with RC and have been very happy with the cruises in the past. Drink prices have gone up to $10.00 per drink.  Add in the tax and gratuity and my wife and I were spending $25.00 every time we ordered a drink.  This encourages passengers to get the drink packages.  Believe me, people are getting the drink package and they drink constantly. The pool area is small and crowded and VERY loud because of the drunks. One passenger took off his swimsuit while competing in the belly flop contest and again in the sexiest man contest.  Really? No one stopped him from the staff. After sailing away from Cozumel for a couple of hours, we needed to turn around to take an injured passenger back because he fell down the steps on the upper deck.  No he was not sober.     Food was just ok.  Service is always good with RC however.  Maybe if you're young (or older for that matter), like to drink your days and nights away and don't mind low standards of behavior, this is the cruise for you.

Ship Quality
This is an older ship without many of the features of new ships like the promenade.
Food and Dining
Windjammer and dining room food is ok. Chops Grill was very good. Extra $ for this though.
Service and Staff
Crew is always helpful and friendly
What can I say, it was just ok.
Onboard Activities
You can find plenty to do on board, pool (small) bingo, etc.
Destinations and Excursions
Cozumel is just ok. Not a great port. Beaches are usually rocky. Snorkeling is good. Shopping is just ok. Lots of open markets.
Cabin / Stateroom
Nothing special about the cabin. Clean, small, nice view from the balcony.

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