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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 60

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
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Brilliance of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 07, 2020

Ship: Brilliance of the Seas

Cabin number: 9070

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Nice boat, so so foods, expensive drinks, overall not a memorable trip.


3 out of 5
A little chaotic but all in all ok.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
My fiancé got sick two separate nights from eating in the main dining room. Food overall was mediocre at best. Drinks were crazy expensive and to purchase the drink package which was required for everyone in the same cabin, even if one didn't drink at all, was $65.00 a day for each day of the cruise.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
It was impossible to use the main pool if you were over 25. The same for the hot tubs.


3 out of 5
Most of the acts were very amateurish but they tried hard. I would give them an A for effort.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The service was actually pretty good. Everyone was very attentive and competent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ships design and layout were fine, no complaints here.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was ok, but I would have preferred a little more space. The balcony was fine and afforded us nice views. Bigger shower would have been nice.

Ship tip

Wait until all spring breaks are over.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5
Port facilities were nice enough and fairly well laid out. No complaints.

George Town, Grand Cayman

2 out of 5
Our visit to the turtle farm and stingray city were cancelled for some reason so we just went into town and had lunch and drinks at Margarettaville.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Port was cleaner than I expected and even though there were 7 ships in port it didn't seem too crowded. We took the dolphin and manatee excursion and was a little disappointed in the amount of interaction with the animals.


4 out of 5
Disembarkation was pretty well organized and flowed nicely.
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