November Cruise

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Brilliance of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 18, 2019

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin number: 4057

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall I had a fun time with a few excursion problems.


3 out of 5
Not enough agents to check you in. Line was terribly long.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Loved our waiter Allen and Juan. Especially liked my filet at Chop. Buffet was just okay.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Too old for most activities.


Didn’t go to any shows.

Children's Programs

Adults in my group.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jason at Chop and Allen and Juan in dining room. Maria for breakfast in dining room.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I was on deck 4, 3 staterooms down from the elevator. Perfect for getting around with a bad knee.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Since I had the room to myself it was plenty big.

Ship tip

Make sure you get a clear description about the excursions.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Stayed overnight at a hotel and Ubered to a recommended restaurant

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5
I’ve been here before but rented a golf cart on our own and had fun exploring at our own pace.

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5
Excursion was air boat ride. Just okay. Drove thru very poor section of town.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

2 out of 5
Just okay and glass bottom boat was a terrible tour. Was late starting, and 3:15 starting time was way too late as the ship was leaving at 5:30. We were late arriving at the dock and excursion man said there would be transportation back to the ship, he lied. Walk was terribly long and ship had to be held for my sister, as she has trouble walking. Ship left 15 minutes late, and she had to be met with a wheelchair. Excursion write up needs to include how much walking is involved. I should of demanded a refund on this excursion. We walked 5 miles that day. And it was quite a walk to and from the tour bus.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
After all the walking the previous day we cancelled our tour here in Cozumel. Did get off the ship and were surprised to see bicycle carts to drive us to the port from the ship. That made our day and had we known this ahead of time we would of gone on our tour. Just did a tiny bit of shopping at 2 stores.


5 out of 5
Dry easy to get off ship and find our luggage.
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