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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Brilliance of the Seas

15 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Tampa To Amsterdam)

Sail date: May 04, 2019

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin number: 4554

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Brilliance was a nice ship, with great staff. Everything is well done and organized from start to finish. I like that the captain talked to us from the bridge every day. Food, activities, staterooms, everything well done. I could have lived with only one port in Ireland. did a great job with helping me with my cruise planning. I called many times with questions, and Chris was always super nice and helpful.


5 out of 5
Easy and quick, everyone helpful

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent food, lots of choices, easy to eat in main dining room with "my time"

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Trivia, pools, jogging path, fitness center, eating at all the venues available, listening to music.


5 out of 5
We liked the guitar music especially

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All very attentive

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean. A little small, but adequate and expected. Very comfortable.

Ship tip

Don't fret if you have "my time" dining, but can't get a reservation. Just go and enjoy the delicious meals.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
We were glad to embark here. One of the main reasons we selected this cruise...the embarkation and debarkation ports.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
Even prettier than we expected. Delighted with our hike excursion.

Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland

3 out of 5
Excursion to Dunbrody was nice but not much else there.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

4 out of 5
Cute town. I loved the band on the pier as we departed. Very festive and classy having the band on the pier.

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

4 out of 5
Port is industrial, but excursion to Bruges was excellent.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
One of main reasons for selecting the cruise....this port gets us to a great part of Europe. Amsterdam expensive and big city, but a great location to end the cruise and see more of Europe.


5 out of 5
Very organized on the ship. Brilliance has everything perfected from getting onto the ship in Tampa to getting off in Amsterdam.
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