Great cruise overall

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Brilliance of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 02, 2016

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9650

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

Not my first cruise so I knew what to expect from these ports and ship. Staff was friendly and attended to every request I made. Specialty restaurants are a must, especially Giovani's and Chops, but I personally avoid the buffet in the Windjammer. Nothing is wrong with the buffet, I just don't like buffet food. The spa is of good quality, and always a great place to loosen up. Pools tend to be crowded on clear days, but the solarium pool is usually pretty quiet during the day. Do yourself a favor and purchase the drink package. It may be $65 a day, but 100% worth every penny. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
I don't have children so I don't know how the programs are.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable room with a nice balcony and view. Pretty far from the elevator, which I chose, but this removes your cabin from a lot of hallway foot traffic and noise. Plenty of closet room, and storage built in to the cabinets. Couch was comfortable and converted to another bed (unsure of size). The bathroom was nice, compact but served its purpose well.

Ship tip

Eat at the main diningroom or the specialty restaurants, and have a drink package of some level. Also, attend one of the art auctions.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
Small and impoverished town. Not a lot to do in port other than provided excursions.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
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