Not impressed with royal Caribbean

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 20, 2015
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago

My first experience on royal Caribbean. I've always used carnival in the past and to be honest for what we paid to go on RC we both agree carnival was much better. Cleanliness of the rooms was questionable. Room service was pretty disappointing. I'd say the dining room experience was the same. No real difference there. Loved the two wait staff guys we had every night. They had great personalities. Not enough food options available around the clock if you don't want to dine in the dining room. Any time we tried places were closed. Your only option was to pay a fee to dine in a speciality restaurant. And no 24hr ice cream! :( Laundry service extra, cant just go iron a shirt on your own. Tendering process did seem a lot smoother on RC. We still had a good time with our family. My parents were first time cruisers and didn't know any different, they loved it. But e will continue to sail with carnival in the future.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Didn't participate

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dining room staff were great. Some rude bartenders in the solarium

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Older ship, needs some TLC.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Soto sting ray company!
5 out of 5
Mr. Sanchos!
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