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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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DDlovestotravel
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose the Atlantic crossing to see if I would like being on the ship for that many days without a port call. I loved it. I did have early concerns because, being a fairly new cruiser, I unknowingly picked what was supposed to be a ... Read more
WateryTartocrat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Based on a number of reviews, I was concerned about how we'd like travelling across the Atlantic on the Brilliance of the Seas. I'm happy to report that it was a wonderful cruise. Getting on the ship in Tampa was a breeze, and our room ... Read more
JudiChinyla
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise at the last minute. We had previously done a few short Carnival cruises to Mexico, but this was completely different. ROOM: Decent size, great stewardess, overall satisfied FOOD: Very hit or miss....they had a ... Read more
dkviking
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
54 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The ship is in super condition except for the furniture which shows considerable wear and tear. In the Colony Club one of the rear facing windows is severely cracked from top to bottom. My cabin was ... Read more
48Tweeter
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
16th cruise, and 6th crossing, so chosen mostly for convenience/price, but it was so nice that now I would seek this ship out for future cruises. Absolutely the CLEANEST ship I have ever been on, and others felt the same way. There are ... Read more

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MCWescott
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The crew - from maintenance and housekeeping to the captain and his officers - and their commitment to customer service made the difference for us. It felt as if every Royal Caribbean employees was working to ensure that we had a great ... Read more
SWANSONG82
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this ship because we had been on it before. The ship is in the smaller class so less passengers makes it more intimate. The crew and on this ship is awesome. When we partied, they partied with us. The entertainment was top notch ... Read more
amstar23
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My 4th cruise with RC and first transatlantic.... I loved it! The room, the balcony, the staff service, friendliness and professionalism were all terrific. I thought room service, dining in the Windjammer and the Minstrel 4th floor and ... Read more
6455mill
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
For an older ship the Brilliance was in good shape. Plus the staff was excellent. We felt like RC put gave their best to a repositioning cruise. Entertainment and food was not sub par for this cruise, in fact it felt like it was ... Read more
breezenc
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the price and the destination of Spain. Overall, we had a wonderful time, because we chose to have a wonderful time. However, there were pluses and minuses on this cruise. Pluses included good food overall, good ... Read more

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sail2fun
Member Since 2011
1 review
30 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I just finished my 11th Trans Atlantic cruise which was my first cruise on Brilliance of the Seas. From boarding in Tampa to leaving the ship in Barcelona, this was an excellent cruise and I encountered no difficulties. During the 14 ... Read more
Hunterjess3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Embarkation was flawless, from the time we arrived to the port until we were on board only 15 minutes. This is our 21st cruise and 4th on Royal and we felt that it just didn't live up to the normal Royal Caribbean standards. Our cabin was ... Read more
moo17j2002
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
60 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as a birthday celebration which turned out to be horrible. The ship is old and in need of a lot of repairs. Balcony cabin was small, curtains were torn and falling apart. Could not turn around in the shower it was so ... Read more
jmferman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
WOW! Who doesn't love a cruise?! My wife and I just returned from our Royal Caribbean cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas out of Tampa on 4/18-22/2016. Having cruised with Royal Caribbean several times before we were sure this trip would ... Read more
Breldan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Took this cruise with my husband, in-laws, and my brother and his family. I've cruised several times on the west coast, but this was my first time to Florida and the Caribbean. Everything about this trip worked out perfectly. We all got ... Read more

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Sunshine1641
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
First time cruising, had no idea what to expect other than what I read extensively online. We traveled with a couple that had cruised RC once before so we are not Diamond+ or anything like that, just regular people on vacation, I believe ... Read more
ScottishFamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this Cruise purely because it went to Key West and fitted in with our dates. After I booked it I started to look at reviews etc but I booked on a total whim. We had never cruised before and it was a daunting experience not knowing ... Read more
steencondo12
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
For the very first time EVER RC did not receive 5 stars from us. I'll get this issue out of the way first. The centrum is the main focal point on the Brilliance. There are many activities held there during the day The main activity at ... Read more
trueheart12
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We just returned from our 4/9/16 sail to,Key West and Cozumel. Both sails we did not go for the ports but for this ship. What a wonderful, clean, service oriented ship. Tampa boarding a breeze, lunch delayed for the food inspectors were ... Read more
vccarmi
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My last two cruises, and the only two in recent years, was aboard the Regal Princess so I didn't get that "wow" feeling after boarding the Brilliance since the Regal is truly a beautiful ship with a huge open piazza and the ... Read more

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cruise1804
Member Since 2010
1 review
87 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had a fantastic cruise on Brillance of Seas. It was myself, husband and our 3 children (14,13 & 9) We had two balcony connecting cabins. Room attendant good and kept rooms lovely. The older kids didn't join the teen club (I ... Read more
jakesmom04
Member Since 2011
1 review
660 forum posts
2 helpful votes
While everyone will have a different take on this ship, the opinions are solely ours. Pros: Boarding and debarking was the easiest ever! The bartenders, main dining and Windjammer staff were excellent. Our cabin steward came and went ... Read more
Susiebell2
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
122 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have only been on 5 cruises and 3 different cruise ship companies, but I found Brilliance of the Seas to have the nicest crew ever. The customer service area was so cooperative...clearly able to communicate and were determined to make ... Read more
medic526
Member Since 2008
1 review
234 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Embarkation on 3/31/16 was quick. From the time we arrived at the cruise port to the time we boarded the ship was the quickest we have ever experienced. No lines from the time we left our luggage with the porter to the time we were on ... Read more
coreyswife7701
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is our first time cruising. It was just me (34) and my husband (35). We have 3 kids but left them AT HOME for this long awaited short getaway. We drove down from North Georgia and stayed at the Country Inn and Suites-Seffner. It ... Read more

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