Brilliance of the Seas Transatlantic Cruise

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

16 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Amsterdam To Tampa)

Sail date: September 01, 2018

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8573

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Royal Caribbean has gone down hill. Food quality is just so so. Beds were very uncomfortable. Entertainment and activities need to be updated, especially for a 16 day cruise. Senior citizens like rock and roll too, enough of the chamber music.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Schooner Bar

4 out of 5

Good place to gather. Entertainment was not good.


4 out of 5

Small buy ok.

The Colony Club

5 out of 5

Nice lounge. Comfortable seats.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5

Rock Climbing Wall

1 out of 5

Rock climbing wall and water slide were never open


3 out of 5

Pacifica Theatre

4 out of 5

Small but ok.

Art Gallery

3 out of 5

Geared to big time investors, what about us average travelers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Would have been 5 stars except the bed was very uncomfortable. Cabin was loud at times. Able to heard noises on both sides and it sounded like elephants walking above. Shower water turned to scalding hot when the toilet in the next cabin was flushed. Cabin was pleasantly a good size and had a couch. Room Stewart (Senifer) was very good.

Ship tip

Small ship but very nice. Captain did an excellent job avoiding 3 hurricanes.

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland

5 out of 5

Dublin, Ireland

5 out of 5

Belfast, Northern Ireland

3 out of 5

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

3 out of 5

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5


2 out of 5
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