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Embark/Debark: We made reservations at Parkway Parking, which is just moments from the port. The service is excellent at Parkway Parking and getting to and from the lot was very easy. Especially coming back… our car was on, ready, and waiting for us. Great service! The food on Brilliance of the Seas was just fine with lots of choices each night. We did not do any speciality restaurants, as we were happy with our main dining room choices. I wish we had not listened to the folks guiding us to the Windjammer on the first day, as it is always a little crazy and my least favorite meal. The small cafe in the Solarium was open during embarkation when the shI cruised on Brilliance of the Seas in late October, 2018. We were three girls traveling together for a girls weekend, out of Tampa and over to Cozumel for the day. I am a Diamond member and am very experienced in cruising. I read all the negative reviews of Brilliance of the Seas and we still had a fabulous time. The other passengers seemed to also have a brilliant time. I wish reviewers were more positive about Brilliance of the Seas, as she’s a big, lovely ship, even if she is a little older. We did not encounter any strange smells, noises, or problems of any time. ip was filling up. I would skip the craziness of the windjammer and have a relaxing meal in the beautiful solarium. We chose to visit Mr Sanchos. We’ve been there before and it’s even better, bigger, and nicer than before. They are continuously making improvements, which is really nice to offer. The cab was $17 each way and only about a 10 minute ride. The food and drinks at Mr Sanchos were plentiful and delicious. I got a nice massage and my friend rented a paddle board. Even though 4 boats were in port, there was still plenty of room to relax. The spa onboard the Brilliance was lovely. I opted for a Manager’s Special and it was wonderful. I don’t book spa treatments ahead of time, as they usually offer better rates once onboard. Each treatment room was an outside view. There was also a steam room. I would recommend the spa. The gym was great too! I visited the Diamond lounge each night. The service was impeccable! Disembarking the Brilliance was very easy. We always carry off our own luggage and wait until the last possible second to leave. We left around 9am and were in our car by 9:30. Excellent service by the Parkway Park folks, especially coming back! I would not hesitate to book on the Brilliance again. It was a nice ship, great service, and a lovely time.

Don't believe the reviews! The Brilliance is awesome!

Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review by babie22559

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Embark/Debark: We made reservations at Parkway Parking, which is just moments from the port. The service is excellent at Parkway Parking and getting to and from the lot was very easy. Especially coming back… our car was on, ready, and waiting for us. Great service!

The food on Brilliance of the Seas was just fine with lots of choices each night. We did not do any speciality restaurants, as we were happy with our main dining room choices. I wish we had not listened to the folks guiding us to the Windjammer on the first day, as it is always a little crazy and my least favorite meal. The small cafe in the Solarium was open during embarkation when the shI cruised on Brilliance of the Seas in late October, 2018. We were three girls traveling together for a girls weekend, out of Tampa and over to Cozumel for the day. I am a Diamond member and am very experienced in cruising. I read all the negative reviews of Brilliance of the Seas and we still had a fabulous time. The other passengers seemed to also have a brilliant time. I wish reviewers were more positive about Brilliance of the Seas, as she’s a big, lovely ship, even if she is a little older. We did not encounter any strange smells, noises, or problems of any time.

ip was filling up. I would skip the craziness of the windjammer and have a relaxing meal in the beautiful solarium.

We chose to visit Mr Sanchos. We’ve been there before and it’s even better, bigger, and nicer than before. They are continuously making improvements, which is really nice to offer. The cab was $17 each way and only about a 10 minute ride. The food and drinks at Mr Sanchos were plentiful and delicious. I got a nice massage and my friend rented a paddle board. Even though 4 boats were in port, there was still plenty of room to relax.

The spa onboard the Brilliance was lovely. I opted for a Manager’s Special and it was wonderful. I don’t book spa treatments ahead of time, as they usually offer better rates once onboard. Each treatment room was an outside view. There was also a steam room. I would recommend the spa. The gym was great too!

I visited the Diamond lounge each night. The service was impeccable!

Disembarking the Brilliance was very easy. We always carry off our own luggage and wait until the last possible second to leave. We left around 9am and were in our car by 9:30. Excellent service by the Parkway Park folks, especially coming back!

I would not hesitate to book on the Brilliance again. It was a nice ship, great service, and a lovely time.
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