Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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unione2
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
103 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I thought this cruise was great! We really didn't have any issues. The staff was very courteous and we really enjoyed all the bar staff! Shutout to the Pub- best staff ever!!! Dining was good- nothing to write home about. Food came out ... Read more
catdoggie
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Just off the Brilliance of the Seas, 12 Night Mediterranean Greek Isles cruise. It started in Barcelona, went to Cannes, Pisa/Florence, Rome, Athens, Crete, Santorini, Malta, and then back to Spain. There were 4 cruising days total split ... Read more
nancez
Member Since 2006
1 review
319 forum posts
6 helpful votes
loved Brilliance of the Seas! If can afford it...get a balcony cabin...so nice relax and sit out on the balcony and watch the world go by! Go to Giovanni's for dinner...best food there is. We went to the English pub...so much fun...Carl ... Read more
Deekel
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary, having relatively low expectations for the ship, especially being an older and smaller ship. Embarkation/ Disembarkation: We spent a few days in Barcelona to start and were at the port before 11 ... Read more
Wayneboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I booked the cruise as my wife wanted to visit Venice which was one of the ports of call. I booked with Royal Caribbean as it was a well known cruise line, I thought it would be a wise decision. After booking, my wife looked at cruise ... Read more
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Jlonomore
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Staff were lovely - friendly but professional and really helpful. Food in the main dining restaurant was good with a varied selection and always well cooked and presented. As ever on cruises the veg was lacking and under-cooked. The ... Read more
tycomom2
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was a vacation of a lifetime for us. This being only or second cruise we really didn't have anything to compare it as the first was was 25 years ago but RCI did a wonderful job and we couldn't be happier. From the time we boarded to ... Read more
mallysmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise as I had cruised with RCI on five previous occasions and never had cause to complain. Unfortunately I found this particular cruise fell short of the standards previously experienced on Majesty, Navigator, Adventure and ... Read more
amirabella
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My husband was looking forward to this trip for a long time and booked it for our family. I felt so sorry for him because it was a huge disappointment. Let's begin with packing for the trip. The literature from the cruise ... Read more
Hansfrau
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of its itinerary - 7 ports in 12 days and not because we were expecting a fine dining or 5 star entertainment. Don't get me wrong, the dining and entertainment were fine and I would do it again in a heart ... Read more
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dms0820
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We selected Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas for the 12-night Mediterranean Cruise because of the destinations. Unfortunately, by the time we were able to book, the only available cabin for our family of 5 was the Family ... Read more
Rschmidt60@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
First the ship. Dated and showing wear. The decor needs to be updated and the furnishings in the public spaces and staterooms are old. Food. Minstral dining room menus is ok, nothng fancy, cheaper, no lobster anymore. Often skipped to ... Read more
netrodini
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
66 helpful votes
12 Night Mediterranean Cruise Brilliance of the Seas Sail Date: 05/14/2016 To whom it may concern: 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 ... Read more
matt32113
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
the first cruise that my wife and I have been on. An absolutely fantastic experience. The staff were all excellent, Never short of choice of food no matter where we dined. The shows were quite short but were all fantastic very ... Read more
Pwgdan
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We are a mid 40's couple on our honeymoon. We've been on several cruises. My wife is an Emerald member and im a platinum member. This was a great 12 night cruise of the Mediterrean. Weather this time of year in Spain, France, Italy and ... Read more
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bxg
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
3 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
3 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
1 forum post
23 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
9 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
929 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
1,949 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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