Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
16 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
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
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Goldenrule5333
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
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
pepster1
Member Since 2010
1 review
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Been on many many RCCL cruises and have really never been disappointed. I guess the disappointment comes mainly from the menu in the MDR. First 3 days were boring. Nothing really wowed me. The final 2 days were better and saved the ... Read more
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steencondo12
Member Since 2015
7 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We are loyal RC cruisers and have been on the Brilliance many times, But are now looking into other ships, maybe even another cruise line. The cruise started off well with a smooth embarkation as usual. From the time we parked our car ... Read more
PNFL
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
102 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
The boarding process was a breeze and the man at the counter checking us in was very friendly. Since this was a short cruise we booked an inside room which was fine and our room attendant was wonderful! The bed was like sleeping on a ... Read more
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Janet Larson
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The ship itself was beautiful and very well kept up but my husband and I were very disappointed in the food, in particular, the Windjammer. Not only was the food quality poor (My husband never even went up for seconds) but the ship did not ... Read more
Gator0178
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
8,763 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We rented a car and drove it to Avis at the Embassy suites Tampa. Dropped it off and they gave us a ride to the ship. WE had to uber home after the cruise due to Thanksgiving. The embarkation was very fast and easy. We were on board by ... Read more
sunnisuzi
Member Since 2010
14 reviews
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation: Arrived at the terminal at 10:15, had valet parking. Entered terminal and went directly to the counter where we received our seapass. The ship was loading passengers so again, no waiting, right on to the ship. Headed to ... Read more
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cruising4joy
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Once you've been on the bigger ships like Oasis of the seas, you really miss the brilliance of the seas. You can stand in front of the theater and look left and look right and watch the ocean drift by. I think brilliance has more ... Read more
MamaDoubleA
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
We enjoyed our five-day cruise out of Tampa with stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We had rain the first sea day but there was still plenty to do inside. We had a junior suite that was very spacious and comfortable. There was some water ... Read more
ckeene95
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was a nice getaway but it did not quite meet all of our expectations. We went with two other couples (so 6 people total, all between 21-32). For us and one other couple in our group, this was our first cruise. We were really excited ... Read more
georgec13
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
We are Diamond Plus cruisers. We took this cruise with two other couples (good friends and long-time cruising buddies). First night Diamond Club (we were eligible for Concierge Club but stayed in Diamond as one couple was only Diamond) - ... Read more
Margy23
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
297 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Radiance Class ships have been our favorites for years, and this was our 9th experience with this class. Many things were wonderful - the awesome balcony, our cabin steward, Giovanni's and our waitstaff in the MDR. However, there were ... Read more
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cheryl3625
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We took this cruise as a long weekend getaway. I have sailed on one other cruise with Royal Caribbean from San Juan, and it was great. This cruise, however was extremely disappointing. We ordered a Royal Refreshment drink package ... Read more
skipperanne
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
330 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was a charter, so many things may have been different. I have cruised over 10 times, but this was my first experience on Royal Caribbean. First of all the ship was nice and airy, a great greeting when we cam on board. ... Read more
Ridgeberry
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a charter. I choose it for the entertainment, which was mostly amazing, but not provided by the cruise line. But after hearing three times in just the first day that standard offerings on the ship would not be provided because ... Read more
fjtota
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
After a month long trip thru Europe, my wife and I were looking forward to our second cruise aboard the Brilliance of the sea from Barcelona, Spain to Tampa, Florida. Having cruise on her back in 2003, we always talked about how beautiful ... Read more
dookeofearl
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We finished our European touring with this cross Atlantic sailing. Our cabin (3560) was very quiet, very clean, great location and our cabin steward was excellent. The ship was clean throughout and We were happy to see the ... Read more
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