Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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clarinetlady
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because: we 'do RC' (this was my 6th cruise with them), I can drive to port rather than fly, and the dates fit. It was not the "100% perfect if you combine all that RC has to offer" cruise, but many ... Read more
gogators2
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
This is the second trip my family has taken on the Brilliance of the Seas. The first time was three years ago with a different itinerary. I really like the size of the ship. It is large, but not so big that it feels like too much. We left ... Read more
Gerusa
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise because it fit perfectly into our itinerary and I had heard good things about Royal Caribbean. It was my first cruise ever. Just me and my oldest daughter for her 10th birthday. For only $150 more total for the two of ... Read more
Bfetter
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Been on 7 cruises. Great time, but toilet didn't work 3 times in a matter of 5 days. Food was very good, but I expected it to be a little better. Not a lot of time in ports, so we could only choose 1 thing to do. Staff were very friendly. ... Read more
NPRGiant 2016
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Before you can board a ship, you have to make a reservation and use the cruise line's website and 800-numbers to get the information you need for packing and embarkation. When it comes to those two (website and phone support), R.C. ... Read more
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earlyn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
it was our first time cruising. I did not want to cruise before because I am afraid of the ocean. But guess what, my family want to do it over and over again after we tried the Brilliance of the Seas. The ship was very clean and everything ... Read more
51abesmith
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise ever. Before booking, we asked around. Carnival did not get a good review from our friends and others we knew. Royal Caribbean embarking and disembarking was efficient and flowed smoothly. The ship was always ... Read more
willfire67
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation was smooth and fast. Much better than port everglades. Seemed to flow much better. Low wait time to embark. Disembarkation went the same way. Smooth and fast. SHIP: Not anything to write home about. This is an older ... Read more
Charlie4
Member Since 2012
1 review
435 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
This is our second RCL cruise. I was on a very large ship before and did not care for it at all. This time we went out of Tampa. We did not have any lines to get on the ship. I did not like that the only places to eat was the buffet, ... Read more
ColoradoExceptInWinter
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
6 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise. We are approaching Elite level on Princess, so decided to branch out and try other cruise lines to see how they compared. We try to lead fairly active lifestyles, so only take the stairs while on the ship. We also ... Read more
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LadiDicruiser
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Spent a wonderful 5 nights aboard this wonderful ship. Even though still considered Spring Break, not many college age kids on-board, maybe less than 100, and they didn't interfere in any way with our experience. Yes, this is a smaller ... Read more
AVN
Member Since 2015
1 review
71 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted a short trip to escape midwest winter. Thought the 1st week of March would be ok, since most schools have spring break later in the month, BAD MISTAKE! Now we know NEVER in March at all!!! They college kids took over the pool and ... Read more
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jhgramma
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Length and location of cruise port was most important for this cruise, since we wanted a easy and quick little vacation. Tampa is an hour away for us and the port is very convenient for parking. This is the second time on Brilliance of the ... Read more
Beagleman
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
276 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Where do I start....Well we booked this cruise for my 56th Birthday. We have been on the Brilliance previously. This time I traveled with my wife, my 28 year old daughter and her 30 year old good friend. We live in the Tampa Bay area and ... Read more
chodnett
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Day 1 - Thursday - Embarkation •Arrived at the Terminal around 10:15 am. •Checked in very quickly. •Boarded around 10:45 am with Crown & Anchor Group 4. •Ate lunch in Windjammer. •Spent the ... Read more
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terryblank
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
46 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
Love the addition of Park Café in the solarium and love the addition of specialty restaurants but was disappointed in main theater shows. The group Revoiced was by far the best ever but not impressed with the other entertainment. ... Read more
kruz gal
Member Since 2007
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Second time on this ship/itinerary, same week in 2014; husband and myself in mid-50's. First, highly recommend parking in the lot directly across the street from the ship; $15/day and easy to walk to ship even with luggage. Embarkation ... Read more
Cheffiecruiser
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
53 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We hadn't travelled on Royal in a very long time. We fell in love with Celebrity, and didn't really want to do anything else. However, Tampa is just a short drive from our home, and we wanted a shorter (5 day) itinerary. So, here we ... Read more
edrosado1
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
1,476 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise as a short getaway and to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Embarkation and debarkation were as smooth as wine as long as you belong to the top tier Crown and Anchor Society. The ship is perfectly made not ... Read more
DKrall
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2017
We chose the Brilliance because friends of ours live in Tampa and we wanted to get together with them for a nice vacation. The embarkation process was quick and easy. We arrived at port around 11 am and we were onboard with a drink in our ... Read more
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smooshmc
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my first time cruising as a solo traveler, and I didn't realize Brilliance actually had three interior studio cabins on board. I was lucky enough to get one, and although it was small (about 110sf) I found it comfy for a party of ... Read more
MaySeptember
Member Since 2014
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I have traveled on Celebrity two times in the past, and we loved both of the cruises. This time, on Brilliance of the Seas, we cruised with our children and two young (two years old and nine months old) grandchildren, which ... Read more
cruzready
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Convenient port, short, new ship for us, and less expensive. You can't always have the best weather, but this cruise was the smoothest we have been. Gulf was like a lake! Crew was fantastic, personable, always making efforts to ... Read more
cnderr
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was a chartered progressive rock, "Cruise to the Edge" (CTTE) which we have attended on other cruise lines in the past. The CTTE portion was great. The ship services were disappointing compared ... Read more
watertrips
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Picked this as both wanting Monsters of Rock and sailed once on RCL, I wanted to give them another go...... not disappointed, but need a non themed cruise for the real RCL experience. I was saddened to find the aerial acts had been ... Read more
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