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The 90,090-ton, 2,112-passenger ship Brilliance of the Seas is the second in Royal Caribbean's lovely, mid-sized Radiance class (following, of course, Radiance of the Seas; subsequent siblings include Serenade ...
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905 Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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beachplease813
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
This cruise was just average. Many kids running around the ship unattended. Felt like we were at a school with no supervision for the kids. Contacted Guest Relations and they said they couldn't do anything about it. Bathroom toilet ... Read more
Bob FirstTimer
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise for the itinerary and I was not disappointed. They had to skip Santorini due to high winds in that port (which the captain decided would preclude tendering) and they went to Crete instead. I have never been to Santorini ... Read more
Maz636
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked this cruise for our anniversary and chose it almost exclusively for the ports. After reading the reviews I was a bit apprehensive and found that, unfortunately, they were mostly accurate. First, embarkation was smooth-no ... Read more
SailorNick
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Overall this cruise was excellent. The overriding factor were the staff who were very helpful and always happy - we had no trouble at all with them and respected their positions with a civil and courteous approach, this was reflected with ... Read more
annesHappy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise mainly for the itinery, however very disappointed with RC and there greedy money grabbing charges. Every shuttle was chargeable, even when you had no choice at Livorno due to it being an industrial port you were not ... Read more

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SteveinPhilly
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2,752 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This will be short because of time. We took this because of the amazing itinerary - some ports of which have now been deleted. Ravenna was wonderful but they stopped going there. Kotor is a great port for the sail in (90 minutes) through ... Read more
bostonshovel
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
27 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise was somewhat of a disappointment for us as we were on our Honeymoon but also for the 2 other couples we met while on their honeymoon. 1.) The staff was miserable! 2.) The food was edible at best. It took 10 days for them ... Read more
luluguiness72
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Just got back from a 12 night cruise with Royal Caribbean. This was my third RC cruise in 12 months (and my third cruise ever too). There were good things and bad things. I may cruise with them again but i'm not sure. The ... Read more
Noband24
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was good cruise my brother, and me we in one room and in 7556 was my mom and dad . It was my 7 cruise and my parent 8 cruise and my brother 2nd cruise. Princess carribean is still number 1 than number 2 is sernade of the seas , MSC ... Read more
diamond1305
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 6th cruise with Royal Caribbean and overall pretty disappointing. Good points the crew as always were exceptional, the itinerary was excellent. Bad points the lack of variety in the food at Windjammers (half the meals ... Read more

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unione2
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
103 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I thought this cruise was great! We really didn't have any issues. The staff was very courteous and we really enjoyed all the bar staff! Shutout to the Pub- best staff ever!!! Dining was good- nothing to write home about. Food came out ... Read more
catdoggie
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Just off the Brilliance of the Seas, 12 Night Mediterranean Greek Isles cruise. It started in Barcelona, went to Cannes, Pisa/Florence, Rome, Athens, Crete, Santorini, Malta, and then back to Spain. There were 4 cruising days total split ... Read more
nancez
Member Since 2006
1 review
319 forum posts
2 helpful votes
loved Brilliance of the Seas! If can afford it...get a balcony cabin...so nice relax and sit out on the balcony and watch the world go by! Go to Giovanni's for dinner...best food there is. We went to the English pub...so much fun...Carl ... Read more
Deekel
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary, having relatively low expectations for the ship, especially being an older and smaller ship. Embarkation/ Disembarkation: We spent a few days in Barcelona to start and were at the port before 11 ... Read more
Wayneboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I booked the cruise as my wife wanted to visit Venice which was one of the ports of call. I booked with Royal Caribbean as it was a well known cruise line, I thought it would be a wise decision. After booking, my wife looked at cruise ... Read more

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Jlonomore
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Staff were lovely - friendly but professional and really helpful. Food in the main dining restaurant was good with a varied selection and always well cooked and presented. As ever on cruises the veg was lacking and under-cooked. The ... Read more
tycomom2
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was a vacation of a lifetime for us. This being only or second cruise we really didn't have anything to compare it as the first was was 25 years ago but RCI did a wonderful job and we couldn't be happier. From the time we boarded to ... Read more
mallysmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise as I had cruised with RCI on five previous occasions and never had cause to complain. Unfortunately I found this particular cruise fell short of the standards previously experienced on Majesty, Navigator, Adventure and ... Read more
amirabella
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My husband was looking forward to this trip for a long time and booked it for our family. I felt so sorry for him because it was a huge disappointment. Let's begin with packing for the trip. The literature from the cruise ... Read more
Hansfrau
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of its itinerary - 7 ports in 12 days and not because we were expecting a fine dining or 5 star entertainment. Don't get me wrong, the dining and entertainment were fine and I would do it again in a heart ... Read more

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dms0820
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We selected Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas for the 12-night Mediterranean Cruise because of the destinations. Unfortunately, by the time we were able to book, the only available cabin for our family of 5 was the Family ... Read more
Rschmidt60@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
First the ship. Dated and showing wear. The decor needs to be updated and the furnishings in the public spaces and staterooms are old. Food. Minstral dining room menus is ok, nothng fancy, cheaper, no lobster anymore. Often skipped to ... Read more
netrodini
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
63 helpful votes
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 experienced; it was THE ... Read more
matt32113
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
the first cruise that my wife and I have been on. An absolutely fantastic experience. The staff were all excellent, Never short of choice of food no matter where we dined. The shows were quite short but were all fantastic very ... Read more
Pwgdan
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We are a mid 40's couple on our honeymoon. We've been on several cruises. My wife is an Emerald member and im a platinum member. This was a great 12 night cruise of the Mediterrean. Weather this time of year in Spain, France, Italy and ... Read more

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