Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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narrowboat fan
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Decided on this med cruise to see places we had not been to before, flew to barcelona and joined the ship there as we had been to barcelona ,all went well with embarkation fairly smooth. Our deluxe balcony cabin was room 7036 deck 7 near ... Read more
qhum
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first time visiting Europe. The scenery and architecture was breath taking. The crew and serving staff went out of their way to make everyone comfortable and make the ship their home away from home. The food in the main ... Read more
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Manjit
Member Since 2017
1 review
Chose this cruise as it had the port destination of interest. Really wanted to see Barcelona, so it made sense to leave from Barcelona. Embarkation & Disembarkation were amazing. No hassles. Easy and no queues. Brilliance of ... Read more
ClareG
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Service was great is most areas of the ship, but the quality of the food in the main dining room was very average - one or two good meals but the vast majority mediocre at best. Speciality dining good - Chefs table a real treat and Chops ... Read more
Sunnyclee
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise to celebrate a birthday. I found the staff to be very friendly and efficient. The dining room staff and the food served was excellent. The cruise directors staff were excellent although I did find it hard to ... Read more
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samnir66
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Average cruise experience. Service and entertainment deteriorated compered to previous cruises with same company. Not enough sitting places at the main hall. Main hall on 4th floor was overcrowded most of the time and when they gave a ... Read more
nikkiinvierno
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Fantastic food in the restaurants and in the windjammer, we never usually eat in self service on board but had to as shore days there was no other option but we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and selection, well done chef Andrew ... Read more
CruiseGirl2014a
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I on went on the Brillance of the Seas for our honeymoon. Overall, we think this was a great choice to relax for this type of event. However, we did not like the excursions. The travel time was way too long on the crowded ... Read more
mlncarr
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
For our 50th Anniversary we wanted to take a Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise from Tampa to Barcelona; with a Back-to-back from Barcelona to Venice to Barcelona. We've been on this particular cruise several times and just enjoy this ... Read more
SpikeUK
Member Since 2017
1 review
I've done a few TransAtlantic crossing with RC and other lines. Over the last ten years standards seem to have dropped. Cabin was fine if dated. TV system was old and outdated compared with what is available now almost everywhere ... Read more
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McBlaze911
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Funny how we had come across this cruise. This was a post retirement cruise originally booked on a 22 day Holland American TA which cruised through the Mediterranean and ended in Rome. Back in August we were advised that the Oosterdam's ... Read more
Grandma Lynda
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
It was Our 50th anniversary and wanted to try a transatlantic. It was very enjoyable and a well run ship. Food and service was exceptional. Crew seemed very happy and was always friendly. The shows were very good and the band was ... Read more
fluffy owl
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Travelling with my husband who is confined to a wheelchair was very, very good on this cruise. Our room was perfect for accessibilty. Complimentary breakfast room service was exactly right. We were disappointed when we understood ... Read more
Molly2005
Member Since 2009
1 review
63 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Last minute deal in our email box caught my eye. The price, the "close to home" port and the itinerary added up "to let's take a chance on this transatlantic to Barcelona." This is our 4th TA, and the weather was less ... Read more
Jsuecruising
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Wanted to visit ports in Italy so travelled across from Tampa the trip across was relaxing and had lots of fun people. The crew provided so many activities that I hardly had time to sit and read. Shows and entertainment was the best we ... Read more
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Fast Alongside
Member Since 2011
29 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This was my first crossing even though I have done numerous previous cruises throughout the world. There were a large number of people who had done many crossings. Most of them agreed that this was either rougher than previous ones or ... Read more
dkviking
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
80 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The cruise got off to a rather rocky start as we sat in the embarkation lounge for 3 hours before being able to board. I have never had to wait this long and no reason was ever given by RCCL. This is unacceptable. The ship is clean ... Read more
wimauma
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I, and many others felt that Royal Caribbean has gone downhill. We are Diamond members, and are disappointed to feel this way. The reasons include: 1 - there were limited activities for us to participate in (especially on sea days, which ... Read more
Elwin612
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had always wanted to spend time at sea. We heard about repositioning cruises and chose this one. We had no idea what to expect and were absolutely delighted with certain aspects of the cruise. We did not expect the ... Read more
ibz1492
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
53 forum posts
3 helpful votes
4th time on Brilliance. Solarium is still awesome..... The Centrum was much more fully utilized than previously..... without the Promenade, this use of the Centrum worked well. Windjammer was top-notch.... No better casual dining at sea ... Read more
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Mskaj
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
The cost and the date of the cruise The crew is excellent and eery one tried to please. The movies I ant say enough about Best of any ship I have been on. Activites were good to keep us busy for the crossing The internet needs work as it ... Read more
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Firsttimeroyal
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose Royal for a different experience we were not disappointed. Cabin was much larger than expected for inside cabin, very pleased. It was very spacious, even had a couch and a frig. You have to have a balcony on some ships to get ... Read more
Mdolce
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
The time lined up with my vacation.had traveled on Royal Caribbean before. It was very nice with a lot of entertainment. I wish there had been more show times to pick from. Food at dinner and breakfast was excellent. Lunch was a little ... Read more
Gameck
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
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