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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
15 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Harwich To Boston)
Sail Date: September 03, 2015
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7122
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

cabin was nice and clean.   everything worked great.   Very nice cabin steward.    Cruise cruises Director HelloClo was very good.    

We found that the food in both the Windjammer and the Dining Room was highly variabile.    Sometimes quite good, some time not good.    ie.  got duck in dining room, greasy, revolting.   They didn't pierce the skin like you do cooking duck.  One night escargot was excellent, 2 nights later, not even warm; appeared to be uncooked.   WJ same some real good; some not.    pretty every evening around 6 had the same singer in centrum who was louder than talented.   on Ser different musician in that time slot.   Had a real poor shore excusion in Reykavik.   Guest services gave us $11 back of $47.   whoopie!    had to re-pay for a superb tour on hop/hop off we booked ourselves at dock $24.    disembarkment was choas.   We have disembarked with RCI  7 times before this.   all real well organized, ran smooth.   Cafe latitudes was excellent; very nice barristers, exc lattes.   

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
not as good as usual with RCI. Did 6 Viking before this.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
glad you've add entrichment talks. Dr. Marv was terrific.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
varied from excellent to worthless depending on who and where....

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
good far better than Oceania. like the rest RCI and Viking.

Husband lived out on the balcony.

Ship Tip

I suggest the Serenenade of the Sea, Vision of the Sea, Independence, Legnd of the Sea all far better.

The Brilliance will never us again.

5 out of 5
loved Cobh. We've been there twice a year since first docked with RCI. The heritiage museum right is powerful., nice staff @ Christy's gift shop.
1 out of 5
just walked to village; didn't take excusion. most depressing village I've seen. Take an excusion!
5 out of 5
all around pleasant welcoming port. excellent. Browsed shops. (had taken city tour last year) you can trace your heritiage right next door @ immigration museum.
5 out of 5
after your enjoy the city. You can walk from one end to other in an hour. too bad the ship has to dock so far out. That's just where the ships have to go.
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