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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 27, 2016
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 4503
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

As a first time cruiser celebrating our first wedding anniversary, this was a great way to break into this type of vacation. A few pointers though (that I will make sure to check into before we book again...Make sure you don't book on a majority-elderly cruise. We had our toes run over several times by Hoover-rounds and most of these people were just down right mean. I am almost 40 years old and have been a Registered Nurse for for over 10 years, so I know how to handle this population at work, but to have to deal with this on a 6 day trip?! I don't know what would be worst, College Kids on spring break or hanging out in God's waiting room. 

On the upside: The staff was phenomenal, the drink package was worth every penny, and I would definitely travel Royal Caribbean again   

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Sushi Restaurant is awesome!!!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
We looked into some of the on board activities before our cruise and none of them were offered during our trip...it seemed that the entire lineup was designed for 80+ age group

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A great cabin and our steward, Bobby, was awesome! He paid such attention to the little things, like seeing a bottle of wine on our counter and bringing/leaving wine glasses for us without us asking to...or recommending the sushi restaurant when we were tired of eating in the dining hall.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Not impressed with Cozumel at all but I would give it another chance considering the crowd we were surrounded by
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