Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Skelly3344
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Great ports of call but disappointed with Royal Caribbean. Previous cruises with them had been quite satisfactory but food quality has declined, Alchol pricing and policy is the worst I've encountered in more than a dozen cruises, and the ... Read more
Springfieldguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
My wife and I enjoyed a 12-day Mediterranean cruise on the Royal Caribbean (RC) Brilliance of the Seas ship in September of 2016. The cruise included the ports of Barcelona, Cannes, Cinque Terre, Rome, Athens Ephesus, Santorini Island and ... Read more
chris359
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We had to make a last minute change from another cruise line to this one due to medical issues and had never sailed with Royal Caribbean before- the day we got on the ship we were bombarded with requests to purchase specialty dining ... Read more
mlwqx
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Ship was clean and well maintained. Cabin was small. There was mold in the air duct of the bathroom & shower head had a leak squirting out water off the side. We were in a balcony on deck 8 (cabin 8526). We've cruised on 3 ... Read more
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LondonCityBod
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Just back from 12night cruise on Brilliance of the Seas (Royal Caribbean). it was our first family cruise - but unfortunately for us probably our last! For cruise newbees several things came as a shock and became irritations. Overall ... Read more

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shockhouse99@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We really enjoyed our cruise and especially loved the ports. As a family of 4 with 2 teens; there was something for all of us. The ship itself was clean and tastefully decorated. The common areas all seemed to be in good condition ... Read more
rmsimcoc
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our first cruise so we didn’t know what to expect. The cabin was more like a 3 star 1980’s decorated hotel room in serious need of renovation. The rest of the ship however was spot on. We didn’t stay in ... Read more
nbamama
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was a really good cruise, with outstanding ports. I appreciated the meeting cruisers from numerous countries, and of all ages. There were lots of families, and children seemed to have a great time. Entertainment was generally good, ... Read more
gina bourne
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We were first time cruisers travelling with 5 teenagers and if you want plenty of time to yourselves without worrying about the kids then this is a good ship. It is clean and well-maintained and there are staff everywhere! Good ... Read more
beachplease813
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
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

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Bob FirstTimer
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
7 helpful votes
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
13 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
SteveinPhilly
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2,768 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

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bostonshovel
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
27 forum posts
5 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
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
unione2
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
103 forum posts
4 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

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catdoggie
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 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
4 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
8 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
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

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