Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Nice itinerary, great service

Sail Date: April 04, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was my fifth cruise, my second on Royal Carribean. RC definitely has all the kinks worked out for cruisers. It's a no nonsense experience that's not stressful at all. Embarkation and debarkation were a breeze. No lines and everyone from the porters at the Tampa port to the washy washy ladies in the windjammer were friendly and helpful and not in a fake way. The staff and crew seemed genuinely happy to be there. 


We we left out of Tampa Monday morning and arrived in Cozumel Wednesday morning. Smoothest overall sailing I have had. Cozumel was great. Lots to do and see. We took the buggy and snorkel excursion which was fabulous event with Ely and Nacho. 

The entertainment with the Konos band was incredible. Hard classic rock mixed in with Neil Diamond and The Eagles. Their guitar player blew everyone away. 

Drink package was excellent as well as chops Grill. Well worth the 35 per person extra charge. Dining room meals for the most part were decent. Much better than I have experienced on Majesty and other cruise lines. 

The buffett was okay. You get a lot of repeat meals. The salad fare was very fresh but there was limited choices. 


We we did not go to any of the shows so we can comment on that. The casino was larger Than others I have seen, but the dealers in general were dry and not overly friendly. I want to play and have fun. ☹️

The pool was nice , although small and you had to get there early to get a seat. Bartenders were awesome. Making special order drinks if asked. 


Tendering at Cayman was also a breeze. It was quick and we didn't have to wait at all. The bridge kept us well informed of what what going on. The staterooms were standard size. Cleaned twice a day with a few animal towels thrown in. 



Our biggest complaint is the Internet. It was expensive and barely worked. 150 for something you couldn't really use was disappointing. 

overall great trip. Would highly recommend. Perfect amount of time on the ship. 

Cabin / Stateroom
It was great. The toilets are a little stinky but not sure anything can be done about that. The Internet that we paid 150 dollars for was terrible. They need to work on that, or just charge a lot less.
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Tampa, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Buggy and snorkel with Nacho and Ely worth every penny. Buy some of the 12 year tequila!!
George Town, Grand Cayman

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