Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

Poor Experience

Sail Date: May 30, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

We booked a Jr. Suite and paid $5,600.00 for this suite. There was no amenities whatsoever included. Not even water, we had to pay $7.08 per bottle of water. They nickel and dime you for every little thing. The food was just ok, but same food every day. The food served at the fine dining restaurant was the same as the food served in the casual restaurant. It was always a struggle to find a place to sit. The staff was more scared of losing their jobs than been friendly. They looked tired and overworked. We booked the shore excursions with RC and they were a rip off. I would definitely not select them for future cruises. All their activities were geared for the 70+ years old only.

Ship Quality
The ship needs some TLC. The lounge chairs are very old and not inviting.
Food and Dining
Food was the same every day. Not enough hours of service for the main dining room. Not enough food at the cafe which was supposed to be 24hours but it wasn't.
Service and Staff
The staff was a mixture. We had good service from the stateroom attendant and the formal dinning room staff. The rest of the staff was unfriendly and did not look happy.
just ok.
Onboard Activities
Just geared for very old people.
Destinations and Excursions
Excursions were overpriced for what they were.
Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin side was ok. The bed was horrible. It was two twin beds put together and they would separate in the middle of the night. They had round corner at the end which made them shorter than the standard bed length. There were no any amenities included in the room when we were paying more than twice other passengers in the cruise but we did not receive any additional benefits than the cheapest cabin which some people paid $800.
Harwich (London), England
Copenhagen, Denmark
We did not have enough time to explore and the excursion was a rip off.
Tallinn, Estonia
Visit to the organic farm.
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Helsinki, Finland
The best excursion.
Stockholm, Sweden
Skagen, Denmark
This should not be a port of call.

Was this review helpful? 10


Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top