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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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853 Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Hunterjess3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
3 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
2 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
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Sunshine1641
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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

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ScottishFamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 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
Sailed four weeks ago
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
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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

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jakesmom04
Member Since 2011
1 review
658 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
Flo rider champ
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I was very nervous about this cruise after reading a number of not so positive reviews but I am pleased to say it was great. We boarded at Tampa very quickly and trouble free, our room was ready in good time and was clean and very well ... Read more

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baileybrad
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Our cruise party consisted of a mom, dad and 3 teenage boys 13, 16, and 18. It was the boys' fourth cruise (all on RCCL) and our ninth (first 3 on Celebrity and sixth on RCCL). We chose this cruise based on positive past experiences with ... Read more
griley7071
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise so we did not know what to expect. We stayed at the Bay HArbour hotel the night before departure. It was very nice and had a great restaurant on site. We took the shuttle to the port and was able to board ... Read more
snorkeljet15
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
53 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We stayed at the Quality Inn Cruise Port the night before. Good place to stay just to crash for a night. Great hot breakfast and an $8 shuttle ride to the port. This was not our favorite cruise (been on a dozen others) but we did have ... Read more
pistonpumps
Member Since 2014
1 review
84 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Let me start by saying we've been with RCCL long enough to recognize trends and variants of service across ships. Generally speaking the food and dining service seemed improved from the last three cruises. Entertainment was actually ... Read more
jayne269
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Cruised March 21, 2016. Arrived at the terminal at noon. On ship by 12:30. The embarkation went very smooth and very quickly. Once on the ship ate lunch at the Windjammer. Excellent food at the buffet, wide variety of food. Cabin was ... Read more

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threecruiselines
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is my 3rd cruise line and 4th cruise, over 5 years. I know that the industry is changing, apparently just like the airline industry... 1) The "bed" was not sleep-able, unless you were passed out drunk or under 21... The ... Read more
MichaelCruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We liked this cruise: Here are the mostly good things, and a couple of not-so-good things we encountered. We got on about noon, ate lunch in the Windjammer Cafe after hunting down a table, and got into our rooms at 1:30. Everything ... Read more
Rashdecision@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have been on over 25 cruises. At least 8 times from Tampa as we live 45 minutes from the port of Tampa. The good news: - the ship has been refurbished so the common areas are much improved - the specialty restaurants are ... Read more
KennyM
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Reading some of the other reviews for this cruise makes me wonder if we were all on the same ship? But everyone has their own expectations and I know it's not cool to refer to other reviews, so I'll refrain from doing so. I've cruised ... Read more
hpgator
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Let me preface this by saying we are longtime Celebrity cruisers and had modest (not overly high) expectations for a short sailing out of a secondary port for RCCL with a ship that was very old and small by normal comparisons. It still ... Read more

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