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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 29, 2019

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8156

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We have been on a number of cruises and this was the best cruise we have been on.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in the main dining room was exceptional and the wait staff was professional, friendly and attentive.

Minstrel Dining Room

5 out of 5

We had the best Wait Staff ever! Samvil and Chinkey were exceptional.

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

We enjoyed meeting our new friends here and having a drink before/after dinner, visiting and watching other guests coming and going.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the Sail Away Party and the shows in the Theatre.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

We did not have any children with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room Steward and our Wait Staff were exceptional. They were professional, friendly and attentive.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was very well maintained. The staff worked extremely hard to keep the areas clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This cabin was perfect for the two of us. Having a balcony gave additional space to enjoy the sunrise and sunset while relaxing in fresh air.

Ship tip

Relax and enjoy yourself.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
We did not do a shore excursion; but went to Camp Nou the day before we sailed and went to Sagrada Familia the day we returned. Absolutely breathtaking.

Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

5 out of 5
We went to Monaco and Monte Carlo. Excellent excursion although short on time.

Portofino, Italy

5 out of 5
This is a breathtaking port.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
We did the excursion to Florence and Pisa. Absolutely amazing; but once again, short on time.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
We went to St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum. Would have loved to have had enough time to also go to the Vatican. This port is a must return!

Salerno (Naples), Italy

5 out of 5
The Almafi Coast drive was breathtaking. Enjoyed the village of Almafi.


5 out of 5
Extremely smooth and easy going.
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