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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 08, 2020

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Was on a better cruise last year on the Rhapsody of the Seas. Much better than this ship. They need to upgrade son thing on the Brilliance.


4 out of 5
not bad at all

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
soda package was a waste of money. Could not even get bottled water with it. They advertise freestyle cocoa cola machines and this boat did not have it. Had to pay extra for bottled water. The food in the main dining room and buffet was good.

Minstrel Dining Room

5 out of 5

The dining room was great. Our waitress Mary and he helper was absolutely great. That was the best thing going on the ship.

Windjammer Cafe

5 out of 5

The food and the wait staff were very good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Casino Royale

3 out of 5

The casino was okay, but the wait staff was not. I was in there every night an no one once asked me if I would like something to drink. I would have to go to the casino bar to get something and than they ignore me also. I guess because I was just getting a soda they did not want to bother


4 out of 5
The shows were very good

Children's Programs

No children with us

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The wait staff in the buffet and the main dining room were great. The room steward was good. I do not know about the wait staff in the casino and on the deck, because they never approached us but they did wait on other people.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
These areas were good.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
This cabin was okay except not good for 3 seniors to be sleeping in. Very hard to get to the bathroom at night when someone is sleeping in the chair bed. They actually should have the regular bed closer to the bathroom and the chair bed on the opposite side.

Ship tip

If there are more than 2 adults to a room don not sail on this ship. Do not get the soda package because it is a waste of money. Plan on doing a lot of walking if you do have the soda package in order to get something to drink.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Did no do an excursion so the port was okay.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Did not do an excursion so the port was okay


5 out of 5
Was very easy and not bad at all
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