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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4 out of 5
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Brilliance of the Seas

12 Night Mediterranean Greek Isles (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 26, 2016

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3552

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

We had a great time!  The ship was nice, the staff were great.  The dining room food was disappointing, if you've ever been on other cruises.  But, overall everything was good.  There was no special food for formal nights.  I've heard the Europeon cruises don't offer the same quality of food. Also, we had asked for a table for 2 by ourselves since we were on our honeymoon.  They didn't do that, so we had to ask and the next night they had placed a small table between 2 big tables, so closely that everytime the server tried to get through, he knocked our table.   They seemed to also be understaffed in the Windjammer Café.  Tables would stay dirty for a long time while people were trying to find a place to sit.  I booked 2 excursions with the ship and 5 with another company.  The other company was cheaper and had smaller groups and were actually better excursions.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was roomy for a cruise ship. I wouldn't pay a lot extra for the oceanview because we rarely looked out. It let more light in so it was harder to sleep late on sea days.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Spend some extra time in Barcelona and be sure to see the Basilica de la Segrada Familia! It's Gaudi's cathedral creation and it is amazing!

Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

5 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

3 out of 5

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

5 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5

Salerno (Amalfi Coast), Italy

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
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