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I will not be selecting Royal Caribbean for any future cruise vacation.
"12 Night Mediterranean Cruise Brilliance of the Seas Sail Date: 05/14/2016 To whom it may concern: I’m sorry to say that the cruise experience on this last trip was not one of the worst that I have..."Read More
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netrodini

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Bahamas

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mwehmeyer

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose a cruise to Cozumel/Key West and shortly after booking the itinerary was changed. We ended up going to Key west/Nassau/Coco Cay. We did not want to go to Nassau as we had been there so many times before. The change was made months ago, and had nothing to do with recent virus concerns. We tried to get them to let us change to another cruise or to give us an onboard credit but our requests ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Good cruise but a few kinks to work out - RCCL you can do better

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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marymarie

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are loyal to RCCL. We are beyond Diamond Plus and we like the deck plans on the Freedom and Voyager Class ships. Had on a gown and matching stiletto heels for formal nite and we had photos taken at three stations. Out of 15 pictures not a single one was a full length photo. Just waist up. These are STUPID photographers if they can't get formal photos from head to toe. What was the point ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

51 Helpful Votes


It was so relaxing

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Auntieyram

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We went on this cruise to help a good friend of ours celebrate her Birthday. We managed to keep it a secret and totally surprised her and it was awesome. The cruise was wonderful and we had a really great time. I love the fact that we can now drive home in a few hours from all ports in Florida. Royal Caribbean has been our main cruise line since 1999. The ships are always very clean and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


RCCL is cutting way too many corners these days

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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ladyjade3

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Positives first: Ther food was good! I have no complaints about quality and taste and variety of food. The ship itself I had no problems with except the elevators don't work well and the ship really is in need of a refurbishment. One small kiddie waterslide is so slow people stopped on it. It could be improved. I like the tall atrium and I like this size of ship. I just wish the cruise lines still ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children

13 Helpful Votes


Not worth the money

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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rlehto1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Biggest factor was price balcony cabin for under 2000. Most of the crew acted like this was their first cruise inefficient and slow and many mistakes. Music was the wrong era for the age group on the ship. Shows were not that good most people walked out on Absolute Journey they were terrible. Both Comics were good and Finis ? was great. I could not get over on one show night they showed a movie ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

6 Helpful Votes


Christmas in the Caribbean

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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legaljen1969

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise to celebrate my father's birthday and mine. I was surprised by how many other people on the cruise shared a Christmas Eve birthday with my dad. It made it even more fun. I have no idea if anyone else has a Christmas birthday because there was no Happy Birthday singing in the MDR on Christmas Day. I don't know if it was because they were instructed not to, or because they ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

17 Helpful Votes


Great cruise - needs to be a little more organized

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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l3mm

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We were a big group of kids and adults and overall we had a great time. Embarkation was smooth - we arrived early and were waiting in the terminal before boarding. Once we got on it was onto the Windjammer for lunch before a quick nap in our stateroom. Cabin was to be expected - inside cabin, felt a little small, but we didn't spend much time there. Our steward was amazing. Dining was ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

3 Helpful Votes


A Fair and Honest Review

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Faero

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Brilliance of the Seas 12-7-14-2019 I will try to make this review as short as possible while covering a variety of relevant points most cruisers are concerned with. After 29 cruises and years of sailing the “Mega Liners”, the wife and I decided to switch things up and take a journey back to where our cruising adventure began years ago, a smaller ship. After reading a variety of reviews we ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

28 Helpful Votes


Old ship and uninterested crew

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Taz1983

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

This cruise had good reviews but now I realize the reviews are from Royal Caribbean lifers. FYI if you have kids the ship attracts a majority of older people. There was only 1 main dining room aside from the buffet. I felt pressured to pay extra to eat at the specialty dining rooms because the salespeople were always standing at the entrance to the buffet. Cleaning was poor, I found false ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

5 Helpful Votes


SO SO DISAPPOINTED - Brilliance of the Seas - low-cost rip-off cruise.

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Yod YI

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

If you want to pay a lot for a low-cost rip-off cruise in a dated ship and very few activities - this is the ship for you. Six 1 liter bottles of water for 39 USD?? come on. We were on a family vacation (4 families with young kids) and booked a cruise via an agent (who was supposed to help find the right ship) on a home for the elderly cruise with cheap food, very little activities and dated ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


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