Nice relaxing getaway

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Brilliance of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 03, 2018

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8628

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

nice relaxing cruise where we got to meet several interesting fellow cruisers.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
I was impressed at how efficiently their system worked.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Minstrel Dining Room

5 out of 5

Excellent service, food was always beautifully prepared. Wait staff were incredibly busy, but still took the time to ensure each guest was happy with their meal.

Solarium Bar

5 out of 5

Bartenders were helpful and professional

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Chop's Grille

4 out of 5

best lamb chops ever, but my husband found his steak to be rather bland

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Enjoyed the solarium pool and whirlpool the most — especially on a shore excursion day when most other guests were not onboard

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Pacifica Theatre

2 out of 5

we attended one show, which was a review of broadway hits — most of which was excellent except for one number. While it seemed that most in the audience thoroughly enjoyed the male stripper routine, judging by the whooping and hollering, my husband and I found it in poor taste — especially given the #metoo movement that is currently so prevalent.

Art Gallery

5 out of 5

I enjoyed the art gallery, and the opportunity to bid on works of art accompanied by free champagne.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

If you are a little introverted, it is worth spending the extra money for a balcony stateroom. The BOGO deal for the specialty restaurants was totally worth it, as well as the non-alcoholic beverage packet.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

We opted to stay onboard for this port.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Lots of shopping opportunities at the port, and the system for getting taxis to an excursion worked well.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
very smooth
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