we just got off Brilliance on Monday in Barcelona.
Brilliant cruise, but we had a scare last Friday morning at 0500. The ship was hit with a 116 knot - yes 116 knot - wind which caused it to list badly and scare the pants off us all. The pools emptied of water, one of the engines broke, people fell out of bed, and loads of plates were smashed. It was scary, but gave us all something to talk about for the rest of the cruise. The captain had to make a tannoy announcement at 0545 to calm us all down, so that shows it was dangerous.
The only thing which let this cruise down was the entertainment. Only 2 Broadway-type shows on a 12 night cruise? Not acceptable. The other acts were average, the most disappointing entertainment on any of our 12 cruises.