Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4 out of 5

Love leaving from Boston

Sail Date: October 25, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

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!

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Boston embarkation was a breeze. Leaving the ship required waiting in a long line as we had to self-assist because of air travel.
Ship Quality
Easy to navigate and very clean
Destinations and Excursions
Nice itinerary.
Onboard Activities
Lots going on during both sea days and port days.
Children's Programs Not applicable
Varied and professional.
Service and Staff
Gerald our steward, Admir, Tientien and Maria in the main dining room. All great crew members who went the extra mile.
Food and Dining
Lots of choices
Boston, Massachusetts
Super easy embarkation
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Get to know the crew-they make the cruise.

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