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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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904 Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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bxg
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. The ship looks very tired and needs a good refurbishment. Our room was spacious enough and the balcony with a small table and 2 sun chairs. The bed coverings were very old and threadbare. The ... Read more
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Georgia'smom
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise because time of year was convenient, we wanted to leave and return to the same port, and the itinerary appealed to us. We arrived in Barcelona 3 days before our cruise departed, so had a nice time ... Read more
bazzaazzab
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation was quick with no delays which was great. Our cabin was roomy, airy and clean well up to expectations. Dining areas not cluttered, well looked after by the staff and most important food tasty with a lot of ... Read more
rocko1
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise. What appealed to us was the mix of days at sea, together with the variety of ports. We also did not want one of the very large ships. Embarkation went very smoothly, getting on around 11.30 in the ... Read more
LesKeggin
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Have travelled with RCI on numerous occasions and was on Brilliance in 2004. My trip was partly due to loving the ship and also taking my partner to destinations she had not been before. The staff were first class and the ship looked ... Read more

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harry37hverna
Member Since 2015
6 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
After an uneventful trip from Manchester it was a smooth run to the ship and in spite trepidations about booking in we were on board eating our first meal by fifteen hundred. Unlike other cruise ships, we were lined up on the promenade ... Read more
carolinep
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This cruise was like butlins on water the standard was so low. Service and food in the dining room Cold food most nights. Had to wait ages most nights for it. When it did come it was bland. Choice was not varied at all. Found it overall ... Read more
netrodini
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
I’m sorry to say that the cruise experience on this last trip was not one of the worst that I have experienced; it was THE worst I have ever experienced. I will not be selecting Royal Caribbean for any future cruise vacation. ... Read more
Esperanza7
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
917 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 3rd RCI cruise and our first since 2011. Sadly there were quite a few things that have changed since then. We booked this cruise through our TA in June 2015 with a UK All Inclusive Drinks & Gratuities Offer. ... Read more
delacruz
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1,933 forum post
13 helpful votes
BACKGROUND This was our first Mediterranean cruise, we are typically Caribbean cruisers, and pretty Loyal to Royal. I'm OCD about / addicted to cruising and love the planning process. This Brilliance of the Seas round trip from ... Read more

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llamaluvr19
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 helpful votes
Two years ago, I sailed on the Brilliance and had a wonderful time. This recent cruise was a big disappointment. The changes were quite noticeable and bad. The food was only mediocre with very few selections on the menu. The folks at ... Read more
DDlovestotravel
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
6 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
jozef13
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
A Transatlantic crossing has always been high on my bucket list. The Brilliance of the Seas is a sweet ship. Something about her size, design... a very friendly and relaxed ship. Probably one of my favorites. We had a total of ... Read more
April45
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
232 forum posts
Sailed April 2016
staff and extras on board were wonderful. Sail away parties, arriving parties, entertainment was wonderful. love this ship. Our tablemates were the best and made for lasting relationships matched with our great waiter and asst. waiter. Our ... Read more
April45
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
232 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
took this cruise to celebrate our 50 wedding anniversary. We had a oceanview cabin and regular dining (set time and table). We enjoy this opportunity to meet other guests and form friendships. Our waiter and asst. waiter were excellent. ... Read more

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WateryTartocrat
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
59 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
4 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
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

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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
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
sail2fun
Member Since 2011
1 review
35 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

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