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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4.4 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: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The ship had a very personal, intimate feel. We engaged with most of the entertainment staff and participated in the activities, including a drama class and play, as well as walking a marathon. Because the ship had so many days at sea, they introduced activities that they aren't able to do on shorter cruises, like the Brilliant Race which was their take on the Amazing Race. It was implemented well and a definite highlight of the cruise. We thought that we would get bored on that small of a ship with the long itinerary but it was quite the contrary. Mike Szwajkowski, the cruise director, made sure that we were entertained throughout the cruise. He was the most impressive cruise director that we have had in our 38 cruises. We were so impressed by the cruise that we made sure to book the same ship next November for the transatlantic crossing. Definitely worth our time.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
Because it was a transatlantic cruise, they were unable to book entertainers for each night. They entertained us with talent shows and singers and dancers. It was nice.

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

3 out of 5

Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland

4 out of 5

Dublin, Ireland

4 out of 5

Belfast, Northern Ireland

3 out of 5

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
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