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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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Macscrapper
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We actually did a back to back with this ship. Had an interior on 5 day followed by a balcony on the 4 day. Five day was Key West and Cozumel and Four day was just Cozumel. First, if you are looking for off site parking in Tampa, call ... Read more
Skip2MySue
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,089 forum post
1 helpful vote
Being a special holiday for us newly weds of only 8 years I decided to surprise DW with a short 5 day cruise to Key West and Cozumel. Somehow I was able to keep it a surprise even though our group that was originally 2 couples expanded to ... Read more
gnshpdude
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our fifth cruise with RC and our second on a Radiance Class ship. Our previous were the Freedom, Oasis, Serenade and Explorer of the Seas. This was our first five day cruise others have been seven or in the case of the Explorer ... Read more
Rick1818
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We are a family of 4, children ages 10 and 13. This was our first cruise and were a little nervous based on reviews posted on line. All we can figure is that some people will complain about any detail, just to complain. This was a ... Read more
babie22559
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a four night cruise on Brilliance OTS. We are experienced cruisers with Diamond status and only cruise on RCI, so I was very worried when I read the negative reviews. We had a great time and the ... Read more

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live2vayk
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
292 forum posts
2 helpful votes
To help my sister in law celebrate her 50th birthday, a group of 10 women sailed from Tampa to Cozumel on Brilliance of the Seas for 4 nights. I will attempt to give you an overview of our experiences, and my opinion on things. (In other ... Read more
D&beach&J
Member Since 2002
1 review
1,005 forum post
0 helpful votes
We (Deb and Jack from Florida) cruised to the western Caribbean on February 4, 2016. This was a 4 night cruise. Our cruise experience has been with Royal Caribbean (9), Carnival (5), Norwegian (3), and Celebrity (2). After reading ... Read more
babie22559
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a four night cruise on Brilliance OTS. We are experienced cruisers with Diamond status and only cruise on RCI, so I was very worried when I read the negative reviews. We had a great time and the ... Read more
Tarponjeff
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
208 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have sailed on Brilliance of the Seas about 12 times in the past 28 months or so and it is our favorite ship in the line. We have done from 4 days to 12 days on her and also are doing a 14 day this October, 2016 transatlantic. We ... Read more
kicker
Member Since 2005
14 reviews
4,312 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Brilliance of the Seas is a beautiful ship. It’s not the newest ship in the Fleet, but I found everything to be in working order and in great condition. An example: I’ve read reviews of cruisers complaining about the ... Read more

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Artman50
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Not so brilliance of the seas To say it was a terrible cruise may be a little dramatic. But it started with a pleasant phone call advising that we had been selected to upgrade to a balcony cabin for only 100$. How nice was that. ... Read more
ridgerunner51
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
383 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation/Debarkation We arrived by private vehicle in Tampa around noon. My husband dropped me off, with our luggage, at the entrance and parked in the lot across the street. Security and check-in took 30 – 45 minutes. We ... Read more
13specialk
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our 5 day cruise was ok, but only ok. It was clear that RCCL is cutting back more and more on their offerings. As an example, for breakfast in the main dining room, many fundamental items are now missing from the menu. No longer can you ... Read more
Nakita1950
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
To start I have 13 cruises under our belt and 4 of those were with Royal Caribbean. We wanted a short cruise this time and selected Brilliance as our choice. Royal Caribbean as a whole has been up there with Celebrity as tops in its field. ... Read more
KelJ
Member Since 2005
1 review
2,309 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am 49 and my DH is 48. We are diamond members. This was my eleventh cruise and DH's fifth cruise, all with RCCL. This was our first time on the Brilliance. This was a free cruise, thanks to RCCL Visa points, and we also had $150 in ... Read more
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EmRed1975
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I brought my mother on this cruise for her birthday. I pre-ordered one of the birthday decoration packages as well as champagne/chocolate covered strawberries. All of which were nice and set up by the time we got to our cabin. I ... Read more
rharbuck
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We only booked this cruise to go to Key West. The weather prevented us docking. It was too many days at sea and RC never offered my compensation onboard for the extra day on the ship. The food was good but the desserts were awful. I ... Read more
dbeauch6xx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I and another couple sailed out of the Port of Tampa on Monday January 11th. We did valet parking at terminal #3 and it was worth the extra money. Drop off right at the curb, porters took our bags and we were going through ... Read more
firerecruit71295
Member Since 2009
1 review
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am 29 years old and my wife is 30. This was our first cruise with our son (7 months) and we had an absolute blast. We are loyal Royal cruisers with 10 cruises under our belt (Emerald) and are going on the Allure in May. We flew into ... Read more
DesrtDrmr
Member Since 2001
1 review
2,043 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We had a great time on the Brilliance of the Seas. We are mostly Princess cruisers and hadn't been on a Royal Caribbean ship for many years. We've recently moved to the Gulf Coast of Florida, so wanted to try a Tampa cruise. We ... Read more

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foleyd
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 3rd cruise and 1st on Royal Caribbean. Last cruise was over 5 years ago (Carnival). All taken with my spouse. The Good: Check-In - Much smoother than in the past Stateroom - Decent Size (although the bathroom ... Read more
kvolk@championhomes.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Tampa was easy to park and check in but the harbor is nothing much to look at. The Brilliance was thrilling to look at from the outside and has many interested angles to her. She's quiet with little to no vibration but does defiantly sway ... Read more
snowbird922
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The highlights were our stateroom and the food in the main dining room. We chose this cruise for a family get together, specifically because of the much publicized activities for children and teens. There was very little for teens; some ... Read more
Dwayne47
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I cruised on Brilliance of The Seas from Tampa to the Western Caribbean, I was traveling with a group of friends, looking to have a holiday in the Caribbean. The transportation to the embarkation port, such as buses, flights, were all on ... Read more
carmi44
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Royal Caribbean Christmas cruise was my best - happiest Christmas ever. I truly mean this. Delicious foods, friendly staff, special family traveling with me, Christmas decorations, Christmas music, carols from singers, snow flakes falling ... Read more

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