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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Brilliance of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 15, 2018

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin number: 7614

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The ship is clean and well maintained. The food in the main dining room was generally good and waiters were exceptional. The windjammer buffet food pretty repetitious from day to day. The entertainment was average. Ports of key west and Cozumel were both nice and the weather was great. Embarkation was a little disorganized. Disembarkation was easy and fast. Accessible cabin was large and clean. Overall a nice cruise.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room meals were good but Windjammer buffet was limited and repetitious.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Overall service throughout ship was great with the exception of the casino bar staff which at times was painfully slow.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Large comfortable and clean

Ship tip

Take the stairs if you are able. The elevators at certain times are erratic and slow.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5
My home town.

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5
Took the hop on hop off trolley. Driver was very knowledgeable and covers most points of interest in key west. Afterward did some shopping around Duvall street and stopped by Irish Kevins bar for some entertainment and refreshment(meaning a few pints of guinness) .

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Took the taxi into downtown. A little disappointed. Did not seem to be as much activity as in past visits. The shopping area off the cruise ship at international pier seemed to be where most of the activity was located. Plenty of shops here and prices comparable to downtown. Plenty of action at Senor Frog's


5 out of 5
fast and efficient
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