Excellent cruise!

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

12 Night Mediterranean Venice (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 16, 2017

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4501

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise! Ports were wonderful, food was great, staff were friendly and helpful. Our only complaint is the cigarette smoke in the casino was so bad we didn’t even want to walk through it.


5 out of 5
Quick and easy!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was good in main dining room and buffet. We did not go to any specialty restaurants.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the pools, mini golf, etc. the casino was too smoky!


5 out of 5
Excellent entertainment, there was always live music somewhere!

Children's Programs

We were not traveling with children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent staff, very friendly and accommodating!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Problems with toilet leaking water onto bathroom floor in our room and in our traveling companions room.

Ship tip

Try the roast beef sandwiches at Park Cafe!

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved Barcelona, we just explored on our own.

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
Private excursion to Monaco

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Private excursion to Cinque Terre

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Private excursion to Rome

Salerno (Naples), Italy

5 out of 5
Private Amalfi coast excursion

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
Beautiful views of Venice from the Brilliance both arriving and departing!

Ravenna, Italy

5 out of 5
Beautiful mosaics! Explored Ravenna on our own (bus transport via rccl)

Kotor, Montenegro Did not visit port

Rough seas - we went to Malta instead, we really enjoyed Malta!


5 out of 5
Well organized disembarkation, easy to get a taxi.

Traveler Photos

Beautiful sunset onboard the Brilliance! Mosaics Departing Venice at sunset Departing Venice at sunset Positano Colosseum Cinque Terre Cinque Terre Cinque Terre Magic Fountains
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