Great cruise with a few bumps

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Brilliance of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 07, 2019

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin number: 9010

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I really enjoyed the cruise overall. I wish they still had the self service soda machines and a magnifying mirror in the bathroom would be great. Ship was clean, service was good, ports were great. Enjoyed smooth sailing and weather.


5 out of 5
Long lines but we moved through it quickly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was decent, good variety. The dining room basically had the same thing every night with a few new things mixed in.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the activities however we overheard people with kids complaining about the kids area being closed, the basketball court was closed for a couple days, slide was down.


4 out of 5
I don’t think this ship has the A list performers but they were good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service and staff were good, my only issue with them is depending on who you asked a question you would get multiple different answers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My cabin was good HOWEVER really messed up by assigning me a cabin with the third bunk directly over the main bedding which I specifically asked not to have on numerous occasions. I was assured I would be all set but when I arrived that is exactly what I got. Fortunately RCCL was able to accommodate us, but was no help at all.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Just beware of the “private” beaches we did the ATV tour with private beach. The private beach is full of vendors trying to sell their wares and will approach you atleast every 30 seconds. Very annoying.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
Lots of confusion about which line to go in and where we were supposed to be.
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