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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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ridgerunner51
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
382 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
2,304 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

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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
2,042 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
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

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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
0 helpful votes
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
hocus999
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
PLEASE LET ME START OUT BY SAYING THAT THIS REVIEW NO WAY REFLECTS THE STAFF, as the staff was absolutely fantastic and VERY hard working (to work 7 1/2 months straight without seeing family and with no days off seems unfathomable to me). ... Read more
Jcapp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I booked our Christmas cruise in late October of 2015. Paid the rate they had asked for on line. Found out that they were offering a 30% discount rate before we left. Called and asked for a refund of about $170.00 for the 30 % ... Read more
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DesignerNurse
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were on a holiday cruise, our only stop was Cozumel. The ship was sold out on our trip and had a variety of passengers on board. Overall I'd give the cruise 4.5 stars: Service was wonderful, cabin was the best I've ever had, but ... Read more
JordanF
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
281 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We just returned from a four night cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas. Our cruise included the Christmas holiday, and was sold out. When we arrived at the cruise terminal around 11:30 am, we breezed through and were on board before ... Read more
lbudder
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fifth cruise with family over the Christmas break. It was our second cruise with RC. We left from Tampa and visited Key West and Cozumel. We've been on RC, Carnival, and Celebrity, and in comparison to the other cruises, this ... Read more
24Sox
Member Since 2007
1 review
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We returned last night from our cruise on the Brilliance. 1 - Don't bother with My Time dining. I called on the first night for a reservation and was told the only time open was 8:15. On day 2 I called and made reservations for the ... Read more
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Childrtc
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were on a 5 day Caribean cruise before Christmas. We bought the Internet package and it was a complete waste of money. Many times we couldn't get on and could never download anything. With the exception of our room attendant and ... Read more

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537068
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Overall I was very satisfied with this cruise. It went to Cayman and Cozumel and was the right length of time. My only comparison was a NCL cruise to the Baltic. To sum up I have the good and the bad. The bad is actually quite ... Read more
bkm435
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I'm actually still in the middle of this cruise, and am so amazed at how poor the experience has been that I had to hop online to check other reviews and see if we're living a fluke. Unfortunately not, as I can confirm what I see is the ... Read more
Cruisingwithmommy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised three times this year with RCI and our past 13 cruises have been with them as well. Never thought I write a bad review, but just have to warn others. I wish I seen the previous reviews before booking. First, a majority of ... Read more
all-inclusive resorts
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
For years family and friends have told my husband and I that we must cruise. We generally vacation at all-inclusive 4-5 star resorts. I coaxed my husband into trying a 5 night cruise on this smaller ship with stops at Key West, Florida and ... Read more
BriBooVa
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
229 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me be the first to say that if you pay a bargain price for a cruise and expect White Star Line First Class service, you will be disappointed every time. However, if you pay a bargain price and go in with the mind set that you are ... Read more

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