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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
13 Night Southern Caribbean (Boston To Tampa)
Sail Date: October 25, 2015
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9226
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

A great cruise with an amazing crew.  Leaving from our home port of Boston is the best.  We wish there were more options to cruise from here.  Our room steward, Gerald met our every need, kept our room neat and was friendly and open with us.  We also had great service from our Waiter, Admir , his

Assistant, Tientien and the Head Waiter, Maria.  Dining was a pleasure with them and because we ate at the second seating we had lots of time to get to know them. The food was adequate but not spectacular.  The fish entrées were disappointing as they were often "fishy" tasting or overcooked. All in all, though, there were plenty of choices available. The ship was clean and easy to navigate.  We wish there had been more activities and music on the pool deck-they seemed to only offer that once we were on our way to Tampa after leaving the last island.  Everyone seemed sincerely eager to help, answer questions or find solutions to queries.  We would definitely not hesitate to travel again on RCL'S re-positioning cruise out of or into Boston!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lots of choices

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots going on during both sea days and port days.


5 out of 5
Varied and professional.

Children's Programs

Not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Gerald our steward, Admir, Tientien and Maria in the main dining room. All great crew members who went the extra mile.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Easy to navigate and very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was large enough with plenty of storage for the 3 of us but the sofa bed was not comfortable for our daughter. The regular bed was super comfortable! The shower was small but once you figured out how to use it without getting water all over the bathroom it was fine and provided plenty of warm water.

Ship Tip

Get to know the crew-they make the cruise.

5 out of 5
Super easy embarkation
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Catamaran, snorkel, swim including lunch-great excursion.
5 out of 5
DePalm Island was a great excursion-something for everyone.
5 out of 5

Tampa, Florida Did not visit port

If carrying your own luggage be aware that there is only one freight elevator-otherwise there are escalators and you must have one hand free to use them.
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