Relaxing transatlantic cruise

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

15 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Tampa To Amsterdam)

Sail date: May 04, 2019

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9234

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall, an enjoyable, relaxing cruise. We booked another one for next year.


5 out of 5
Fast & efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good in main dining room, but not great. Lamb was very tough. Had a steak that was tough. On the other hand, at Chops, the specialty steak house, one could cut the steak with a butter knife.

Solarium Bar

5 out of 5

Small, but good service

Cafe Latte-Tudes

5 out of 5

Great service

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


5 out of 5

Spent a lot of time here.

Casino Royale

1 out of 5

Too smoky! Hated to even walk through it.


4 out of 5
Very good. 100% improvement over the RCI cruise two years ago.

Pacifica Theatre

5 out of 5

Very good shows. Plenty of seating.


4 out of 5

Good movies but Theatre was too small


5 out of 5

Small but 7 decks talk. One could watch activities from many locations.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Service was exceptional from the room steward. The waiter was very good, the assistant waiter not as good ( would forget to bring drinks, sometimes.) The head waiter was worthless. Anytime someone at our table complained, there was some reason he couldn’t do anything about it.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean, well layed out. Some rust on the balcony.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida Did not visit port

We live here

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5

Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland

5 out of 5

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

3 out of 5
Our tour guide was awful. Many of us complained and they credited us with 20% of the cost.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Spent 3 days there. Loved Amsterdam


5 out of 5
Very well organized

Traveler Photos

The Centrum Bow of ship
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