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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 28, 2019

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1503

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

For my first cruise it was perfect the only suggestion I would have would be to pay for your internet especially if you know you have those down times when you want to play games on your phone or you want to be able to chat with your family or friends that you're on the boat with and don't know where they're at it anytime so it is worth it to do it before you get on the ship because it is cheaper. But overall I had a wonderful time and I really am looking forward to doing it again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very fast and well organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was very good. The menstrual dining room and Windjammer foods were very good chances good but I don't I wouldn't spend the money on the specialty dining again. I would just go to those two locations. The only thing I wouldn't do it again would be to order room service for lunch or dinner not a very big selection and what we did get was kind of disappointing when the best thing my daughter ordered was a quesadilla.

Windjammer Cafe

5 out of 5

Food was good and a nice selection.

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

Very relaxing and the staff were attentive.

Minstrel Dining Room

5 out of 5

Our waiters were Dave and Doleesh and they were awesome.

Cafe Latte-Tudes

5 out of 5

Coffee was excellent! Since I didnt drink alcohol on the cruise, this was the place to go.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The shopping seminars with Amanda and the Art Gallery auctions were the best part of the trip for me there were a lot of activities a lot of trivia the love and marriage game show was hilarious. So much to do and really not enough time in the day to get everything that you want to do.

Whirlpools

2 out of 5

Between being closed off and the number of kids in them I wasnt able to get in one.

Solarium

4 out of 5

Nice venue but closed alot.

Casino Royale

3 out of 5

Kind of disappointed and the casino. Very Smokey needs to be renovated and it's not very big, very crowded for the number of people that were in there all the time. I would recommend going during the day where as at night and especially later at night when they hold their Lottery thing and their giveaways don't even bother with those they were kind of hokey.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We went to two stage shows which were phenomenal all of them are very talented the final one had the ax from around the ship and they they were included in that and they are so good.

Pacifica Theatre

5 out of 5

All the shows were very entertaining and had a wonderful time. Theater is very comfortable.

Art Gallery

5 out of 5

I really enjoyed the art gallery. They held different little events and then they held to Art auctions which I had the best time at.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
all of the people on the ship were very very nice and very helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I did like the layout of the ship it was very easy to get around to figure out where you needed to be it was a full ship so it wasn't it wasn't really crowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin size was actually perfect not too big not too small they are small but we weren't there a lot we had so many other things to do beds were comfortable our Steward was very nice and very good.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Cozumel was a lot of fun we did the shopping Excursion with Amanda she walks you through she holds a seminar prior to going getting to Cozumel and she tells you you know which shops to go into because Royal Caribbean will guarantee the purchases in the shops at they sponsor so that's always nice and had some good deals on jewelries a lot of free stuff so it's worth going shopping for the free stuff that you got

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very organized very fast
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