Brilliance of the Seas


September 30th to October 12th, 2007

We booked this cruise the day it was released; we got the exact room we wanted, we were happy. Then, a few days later, the ship was chartered and our sailing was cancelled. There was swearing, but we rebooked for a sailing a few weeks later and got an equally desirable room. We had over 500 days to obsess and plan for this cruise.

Our cruise on Brilliance of the Seas left from Barcelona (Spain) and made stops in Villefranche (France), Livorno, Naples and Venice (Italy), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Corfu (Greece) and Civitavecchia (Italy) with three sea days.


  1. View some photos

  2. Read Mike’s journal of our sailing

  3. View the Cruise Compass daily newsletters from our sailing

  4. Day 1, Embarkation

  5. Day 2, Villefranche

  6. Day 3, Livorno

  7. Day 4, Naples

  8. Day 5, Sea Day

  9. Day 6, Venice

  10. Day 7, Venice

  11. Day 8, Dubrovnik

  12. Day 9, Corfu

  13. Day 10, Sea Day

  14. Day 11, Civitavecchia

  15. Day 12, Sea Day

  16. Day 13, Disembarkation

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