Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Psychprofhw
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Intinary was awesome, service and staff wasn't. We had never experienced such indifference from the crew, especially being close to Diamond Plus status. We loved Royal Caribbean because of the friendly staff, most of the staff were not ... Read more
WorldWatcher
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
First time cruisers. Overall, its simply great to have everything laid on for you, and have a different part of the world come to your balcony every morning. Can't wait to go again. I'd guess the ship was probably a nice mix between ... Read more
Kiwicruisers2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Amazing trip! We stayed in Barcelona for a couple of days prior to boarding the Brilliance of the Seas and enjoyed two days on the hop on and off bus tours. This was our first time cruising so had no idea what to expect. Embarkation was ... Read more
George C
Member Since 2003
10 reviews
6,673 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was my 60th cruise and a bucket list item for us, since we had not done most of these great ports including Venice and Florence. We had booked this April 2015 while on another RCCL cruise we had a Aft GS 1600. Ship: this was ... Read more
Srpinney
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary.......ports we had never been to before...., and the duration......we prefer not to go on any cruise less than 10 days. My husband can not walk on his own. He can walk using his cane and my ... Read more
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Skelly3344
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
scottrn7
Member Since 2014
1 review
251 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
Moreover was the staff was on top of their game! They were happy and the job they did was above and beyond the rest. This was our 16th cruise with Royal Caribbean and we enjoyed the cruise so much. One thing to remember is if the staff are ... Read more
Hayles08
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
For my 30th birthday I decided to book a Royal Caribbean cruise around the med, I had sailed with P&O previously but was looking forward to sailing with Royal Caribbean. However I was to be very disappointed and it would be definitely ... Read more
Springfieldguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes
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
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mlwqx
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
15 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
shockhouse99@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
10 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
12 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
7 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
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gina bourne
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
valepoppets
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
First time cruisers, 40th anniv from S.A. Travel agent recommended Brilliance. Stayed in Barcelona 2 days Mariano Cubi, lovely hotel but tiny double bed. Embarkation quick and very organized. Helpful, obliging, friendly staff from cabin ... Read more
beachplease813
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
14 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
Bob FirstTimer
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
6 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
14 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
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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
15 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
2,822 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
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
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