Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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5 out of 5

Third trip to New England/Canada - Best Ever!

Sail Date: October 04, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Canada/New England is one of our favorite cruises.  It's been several years since we've been and we were delighted in the changes that Royal Caribbean has made.  No more midnight buffets, but improved food quality and flexible seating. More relaxed atmosphere and common sense changes. The best part of the cruise is dealing with Harry Kroll, "" extraordinary agent!


Cabin / Stateroom
Great cabin for the size. Improvements in layout made it very comfortable. Only drawback - the windows had buildup on them, so it made it difficult to take quality pictures.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Portland, Maine
Unexpected beauty. Lighthouses and shoreline are breathtaking.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Favorite stop. So much to do. Tour of Arcadia National Park was outstanding. Thunder Hole was remarkable. Overwhelming natural beauty.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Bay of Fundy is a natural wonder..
Halifax, Nova Scotia The changing of the guard is inspirational.


We did take independent tours to see these sights, rather than the tours offered by the ships. You can do this at a fraction of the cost. Just be mindful of the time, however, and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get back to the ship.

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