Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Shelb75
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
This was the second Royal Cruise we have taken and even took out Daughter with us on this one thinking it would be as good as the last cruise. We were disgusted with food in the Windjammer, lacked activities unlike last cruise, need to ... Read more
Fromwayback
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a short cruise to Cozumel and back. We were with a bluegrass themed large group, and the entertainment was superb. NCL's entertainment was also very good, and we partook of both. Food was good, and if you didn't like a particular ... Read more
kimmers63
Member Since 2010
1 review
76 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
9 of us cruised. Our 2nd annual "we made it through year end". Friends had been on the Brilliance before so we knew the ship would be great. Didn't see much entertainment so can't really rate that. Could have done without the ... Read more
BWinLA
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We typically do smaller ships, but I have done Norwegian on a big ship. Our expectations were not high, but we wanted to see what a big ship was like so we did the 4 night cruise from Tampa to Cozumel. Guess it is true that all short ... Read more
steelcity5044
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
184 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on multiple cruises but this is our First with Royal Caribbean. Everyone told us that they have the best ships with best food so we had high expectations! Well, it was just ok which to us was disappointing. The good:'ve ... Read more
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Shore Drive Cruisers
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
29 forum posts
Had the chance to cruise again on Brilliance of the Seas, this time for New Years. This is our fourth time on Brilliance, three of them with Captain Stig. This cruise did not disappoint. We sailed with my Son and Lady Friend, and had a ... Read more
gwenymac
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We did the New Year's Eve cruise and it was fun. They put on a variety of good parties. My complaint is the bar service was slow in most places and you can't get the frozen blended drinks anywhere but the Casino bar and the pool bars. ... Read more
Skip2MySue
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,140 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
First off this size ship is not our favorite. We miss the many various venues available on the bigger ships and also miss sitting in the Promenade sipping our evening tea and people watching. The ship was full but I was amazed at ... Read more
Sarah Sally
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our second time cruising with Royal Caribbean and our first time on Brilliance of the Seas. Everything went very smoothly right from check in to the time we left the ship. Our cabin was very clean and we had a great cabin steward. ... Read more
plawren2
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Second time cruisers, first time with 2 teenage kids and over the Christmas holidays (and first time for vacation trip of anytime over the holidays). 5 days with departure from Tampa on 12/26 including two full days at sea and two ports ... Read more
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Bowman1
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
81 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 14th overall cruise, 4th on Royal Caribbean, 1st on the Brilliance and 1st over the Holidays. Like most cruises, the Brilliance was a wonderful experience. Is it possible to have a bad time on a vacation where your meals ... Read more
Natel
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I chose this cruise so that I could have something to do during the Christmas season. This was my first cruise, so I had no idea what to expect. What I did receive was one of the best vacations of my life so far, and I am hooked on ... Read more
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hokkaido
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We are a family of 4 including (4 and 7 yo boys). -The toilet seat is very narrow and wide open, so if you have children under 4, you may want to bring a potty seat so that s/he won't be scared of falling inside the toilet. -No ... Read more
RockinRobin11
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We take many cruises and even enjoyed RC in the past. The 4 of us asked for 6:00 dinning at the Minstrel dinning room and got a confirmation a fews weeks ahead. While doing some business at Guest Relations we found out that it never ... Read more
tew3622
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Looking for something to do before the holidays and reviewed AA Cruises site. This itinerary and length of cruise was what we wanted. Very satisfied with the service and the crew mad it feel like Christmas. We had been on the ship before ... Read more
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MrsB05
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
2,560 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We like to go on a "shorter" cruise in mid-December for several reasons: *The ships are usually decorated by Christmas, which makes it extra special *We own an accounting and tax firm so need some serious R&R before ... Read more
Rue Rue
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was a cruise sponsored by Fucillo Kia and most people enjoyed it. I was disappointed with The food on the ship. I have cruised several times Carnivalle and Princess. The food did not measure up to either cruiseline. We ate in the ... Read more
tampamommy
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have always enjoyed cruising. My first cruise was on R.C. back in 1992 on the Viking Serenade. It was so miraculous. The midnight chocolate buffet! The servers and the cherries Jubilee. Waiters cutting my lobster tail. Really, one of ... Read more
51WILLYS
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Found an outstanding deal on this cruise. Been to Cozumel several times, but couldn't pass up this deal. We had been on the "Jewel of the Seas" a couple of times and as this is a sister ship, we knew pretty much what to expect. ... Read more
Roadranger73
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Due to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, none of the larger ships can use the Tampa Port. The ship was clean, room was nice and the cabin attendant, waiter were very attentive and made every effort to help. Shirley in the Casino was always ... Read more
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Floridacruiser2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My fiancée and I just returned from a short 4 nite cruise to Cozumel via Royal Caribbean. Booked it well in advance and got a killer rate on our Balcony room. My expectations were not very high as some of the reviews for this ship ... Read more
Goldenrule5333
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Chose to travel on Royal Caribbean for the first time having heard how much better they were compared to Carnival which is the line we have used for many years. The plus side for them was on the following areas, embarkation, debarkation, ... Read more
TerryLipford
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I were looking for a short cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and since Tampa is just up the road from Sarasota (where we live), and we'd done some prior Tampa cruises, we signed on. We had not previously sailed on ... Read more
surfgurl
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The ship was very nice and had great accommodations for a smaller ship. They Gym and Spa are really nice. They have a sauna and steam shower. The public areas were very clean and well maintained. It was very easy to get on and off the ... Read more
Squeezle29
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our 5 night cruise leaving December 3rd was enjoyable. Very easy check-in although we were very early (about 10:30). We were able to board immediately and the Windjammer even opened 10 minutes early. Cabins were ready at 1:00 and not ... Read more
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