Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Gameck
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Cruised on a four night cruise on RC Brilliance of Seas with wife and teen son. Embarkation was excellent - arrived at port at 11:00, on board by 11:15. Overall, crew was excellent, friendly, hospitable. Ship was older but kept in ... Read more
n_denlinger
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
This was my family and I's first cruise and everything was just amazing. The staff were beyond excellent and friendly (we even made long term friendships with some of them). The same goes for the other people on board who were kind, ... Read more
Sandman771
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
8 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I've had great experiences with Royal years ago and after dipping my toe in the water with Carnival, I came back. It was my daughter's Spring Break so we generally travel somewhere and cruises have been great fun and good experiences ... Read more
csgill21
Member Since 2017
1 review
Wonderful cruising experience. I traveled with my twin teenage daughters. They had fun meeting other teens and with the activities that were organized for their age group. Workout facility was clean and enjoyable. Food quality was ... Read more
Ftobias
Member Since 2017
1 review
High school reunion "Friends and Family" cruise. We have done it for the past several years but there is not enough to do in the evenings on this ship, poor turnout to the planned events and venues. The bars and pool deck should ... Read more
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welove2cruiseRC
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship has plenty to do and lots of places to just chill and relax. Our favorite place to grab lunch or a quick snack was the Park Cafe in the Solarium on Deck 11. The ship staff is helpful and very friendly. The food in the main dining ... Read more
tjsellers12
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on a Royal Carribean cruise before and this one did not meet my expectations. Sailed on the Brilliance of the Seas, which must be an older ship as amenities were somewhat behind the times. There was only one outdoor pool for ... Read more
Davenport15
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Legends of Pittsburgh team event was fabulous. Lots of fun at the casino, not very lucky but fun. The dining was excellent, much better than previous cruise. We were able to move about the ship easily and enjoy different events. I ... Read more
wrthlspung
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I am a Platinum member. I brought 2 new guests with me on this my 5th cruise with RC. I raved to them about my previous cruises, the beautiful fruit sculptures in and the midnight buffets in the Windjammer and the spectacular food in the ... Read more
Sherman793
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
246 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We needed a short getaway and this one fit the bill! What a beautiful ship! I will not lie I was not expecting much since this ship is not the newest and biggest in the Royal fleet. I was blown away by how pretty this ship is and how much ... Read more
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Amyjfiore
Member Since 2017
1 review
Had a great trip. Some quick advice -- do not pick a room that shares a wall with the centrum. We had a noise issue the entire time from as early as 5 am till nearly midnight. You can skip the main stage shows-- they're pretty ... Read more
smrbreez047
Member Since 2017
1 review
Embarkation was smooth and quick, as was disembarkation. We had an interior cabin. My daughter and her two children shared a room and we could barely move. It was extremely small and the beds were hard. But outside of the cabin, where you ... Read more
Ostrom
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
What a wonderful experience we had!!! This cruise departed from Tampa, which is just 30 minutes from my home. The ship was beautiful, and the service was perfect. The daily papers that were placed in our cabin listed the activities and ... Read more
cruiselover016
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were a group of 8 couples looking for a warm destination for a trip. Royal Caribbean was selected and the Brilliance of the Seas for a 5 day cruise to include Key West and Cozumel. This was our first cruise and it was a wonderful ... Read more
jhowermd
Member Since 2017
1 review
Looking for a ~ 5 night cruise out of Tampa into the Western Caribbean without Jamaica. Prefer Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Key West. Key West and Cozumel with ample sea days provided exactly what we wanted. Ship was clean and crew ... Read more
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nurigashvili
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise and was a great mix of relaxing and adventure. The entertainment was outstanding and the weather was perfect. Grand Cayman and Cozumel were awesome port destinations. A variety of things to do which made the days ... Read more
clarinetlady
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because: we 'do RC' (this was my 6th cruise with them), I can drive to port rather than fly, and the dates fit. It was not the "100% perfect if you combine all that RC has to offer" cruise, but many ... Read more
gogators2
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
This is the second trip my family has taken on the Brilliance of the Seas. The first time was three years ago with a different itinerary. I really like the size of the ship. It is large, but not so big that it feels like too much. We left ... Read more
Gerusa
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise because it fit perfectly into our itinerary and I had heard good things about Royal Caribbean. It was my first cruise ever. Just me and my oldest daughter for her 10th birthday. For only $150 more total for the two of ... Read more
Bfetter
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Been on 7 cruises. Great time, but toilet didn't work 3 times in a matter of 5 days. Food was very good, but I expected it to be a little better. Not a lot of time in ports, so we could only choose 1 thing to do. Staff were very friendly. ... Read more
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NPRGiant 2016
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Before you can board a ship, you have to make a reservation and use the cruise line's website and 800-numbers to get the information you need for packing and embarkation. When it comes to those two (website and phone support), R.C. ... Read more
earlyn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
it was our first time cruising. I did not want to cruise before because I am afraid of the ocean. But guess what, my family want to do it over and over again after we tried the Brilliance of the Seas. The ship was very clean and everything ... Read more
51abesmith
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise ever. Before booking, we asked around. Carnival did not get a good review from our friends and others we knew. Royal Caribbean embarking and disembarking was efficient and flowed smoothly. The ship was always ... Read more
willfire67
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation was smooth and fast. Much better than port everglades. Seemed to flow much better. Low wait time to embark. Disembarkation went the same way. Smooth and fast. SHIP: Not anything to write home about. This is an older ... Read more
Charlie4
Member Since 2012
1 review
433 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
This is our second RCL cruise. I was on a very large ship before and did not care for it at all. This time we went out of Tampa. We did not have any lines to get on the ship. I did not like that the only places to eat was the buffet, ... Read more
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