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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 18, 2019

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7176

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

A great vacation on a small but big enough Brilliance of the Seas. We love this ship. Service and food gets 5 stars. There was only one thing that was off. The rude and arrogant Next cruise sales person. We wanted to book a $6500 Iceland cruise and she treated us like s..t. We booked it with our agent now. But Royal Caribbean should think about what people are representing their business. Otherwise we loved our staff and the always amazing food. It couldn’t have been better.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All food was outstanding

Chop's Grille

5 out of 5

Oh sooooo good. We had the steak and the fish tower. Out of this world. We will be back

Windjammer Cafe

5 out of 5

Amazing food, great service

Solarium Bar

5 out of 5

Yummy drinks

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

Fun fun fun

Minstrel Dining Room

5 out of 5

Best Service our staff went to make us happy every day. Et clean just perfect

Lobby Bar

5 out of 5

Oh so yummi

Cafe Latte-Tudes

5 out of 5

Always good and yummi

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fun all day long

Casino Royale

5 out of 5

Great fun..... didn’t like the smoke but guess it comes with it. We won the poker tournament.


5 out of 5

Used it every day and loved it

Guest Services and Explorations!

5 out of 5

Front desk and excursion desk so kind and accommodating.Next Cruise was rude and arrogant. We wanted to book Iceland cruise. My questions were brushed of with rude comments. Why in the world would they let a bitch like this work in the sales department? We are 62 and 63 years old. Some kindness would have been appreciated. We booked the $6500 Iceland cruise with another agent at home. That was one awful experience with Next Cruise

General Store

5 out of 5

Needed stuff and got et I was looking for.

Day Spa and Fitness Center

5 out of 5



5 out of 5
Loved the shows

Pacifica Theatre

5 out of 5

Amazing showed every night. Bravo!!!


5 out of 5

Watched “Yesterday” great movie. Loved it


5 out of 5

Always fun, good music and yummy drinks

Children's Programs

We have no kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All but one went above being accommodating. Next cruise employee was arrogant, rude and mean.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This was my 4th time on the Brilliance. Always great.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
OMG the Aft balcony is just the best cabin on the ship. Just booked the same cabin for next year.

Ship tip

Bring forgiving clothes. The food and drinks are delicious. I got 5 lb in a week. Well worth it.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
No excursion

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Stroll around downtown. Sloppy Jo’s a must. Fun

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Best excursion, zip lining and cave tubing in the rain forest

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Kohunlich Mayan Ruins. Awesome experience. We still brag about it.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Fun visiting the Mayan Chocolate Factory.


5 out of 5
Easy and quick.

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