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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review

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Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Brilliance of the Seas

5 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 02, 2020

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3058

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The only bad thing to say was it wasnt long enough. Itiniary was great. So much to do. Ship was clean. Service was Outstanding! We will return to this ship soon. And Tampa is easy ( and affordable) to get to. You will not be disappointed on this ship.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Windjammer Cafe

5 out of 5

Great selection of food. Great food art! Staff very helpful. Very friendly. I love the outdoor seating option.

The Colony Club

5 out of 5

We did several game shows here as well as the Mystery puzzle. Plenty of space and chairs.

Park Cafe

5 out of 5

Loved the park cafe for late night snacking. Great food. Staff very friendly. Good selection of food to choose from.

Minstrel Dining Room

5 out of 5

We did My time dining. Service was OUTSTANDING! Jeff and Idewa were Amazing. Kept drinks full got food fast. Always checked to see if it was to our liking. And the food selection was great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Guest Services and Explorations!

5 out of 5

We had an issue with our room. Joan at guest services took care of it. Got a different room promptly. Staff even offered to help us move. They also had good follow through to make sure satisfactory.


4 out of 5

Solarium was beautiful. Quiet relaxed atmosphere. Can get a bit crowded. Hot tub only fits 4-5 adults comfortably. And there is only 1.

Art and Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

Photo gallery very helpful. Sonya was. outstanding. She helped us find missing pictures. Very patient.


5 out of 5

Starquest Nightclub

4 out of 5

We did the Silent Disco party. Very fun. Wish they had better selection of songs. Dance floor was packed. But plenty of space in the bar itself

Pacifica Theatre

5 out of 5

Enjoyed the shows. Nice theatre. Comfortable chairs

Art Gallery

5 out of 5

Centrum was where main activities happened. A little crowded but lots of extra place to watch on each floor. Enjoyed Captains corner. Very interesting. The egg drop competition was fun. 70s disco always a good time!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Best service we have had. Our room attendant Sebastio was AMAZING! Shout out to Jeff and Idema our waiters. And to guest services. Very caring and concerned about our problems and fixed quickly

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
So our first cabin was 3639. And i love this layout. However it had a very annoying knocking noise that went on all night. We had to change rooms. If you are a heavy sleeper maybe it wouldnt bother you. I tired earplugs and couldnt drown it out. We changed 4512. This was right outside elevator banks but not noisy at all. My kids stayed in 3635. They did not have the noise we did. The room is very open..different from typical interior layout. I would choose this type.of room.again. Bed was comfortable.

Ship tip

Plenty to do. Lots of activities. Do as many or as little as you want. Recommend Love and Marriage game show. Always fun. and the shows in Pacifica theatre were worth watching.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Didnt do an excursion. But easy access to ship.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
We walked to. Fort Zachery Taylor State park. Toured the Fort. Spent some time at the beach. Beautiful. But rocky and very windy that day. Recommend water shoes. Also..jellies were out so we didnt swim. We also walked duvall street and did some shopping.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
BLue Lagoon amazing excursion. Snorkeling is great. Definitely to go. Not too crowded.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Cant say enough. It WAS a perfect day. We did water park. No long lines. Lots of stair climbing though. Several beaches. Took tram to South beach where you can walk out on sandbar quite a ways. Shopping village great. Theu arent pushy at all. They will barter with you too. Clean. Never felt crowded. Several options for food. So no long lines.


5 out of 5
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