Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Texas Traveler 4
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
I joined my best friend, her mother, and her mother's best friend on this cruise. They were all repeat transatlantic cruisers, but this was my first time being recently retired. Our trip started with 5 days in Barcelona, a city that I ... Read more
kedick01
Member Since 2007
1 review
427 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was one of the best we have taken with Royal and we have over 50 cruises with them. It was our first transatlantic and the staff went all out. The CD Clo and her staff were wonderful. We had excellent entertainment every ... Read more
Unkagabi
Member Since 2006
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Of several TAs we have done over the years, this was one of the best. Our reasons were many: 1) So many nice touches were done for the passengers by the hotel director and other management, e.g. gift hats received, multiple raffles ... Read more
SbbquilterUT
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Starting in the beautiful city of Barcelona was lovely - spent three days prior to boarding exploring, enjoying the architecture, food and friendly people. Monday morning we walked to the Rambla flower stalls to find a bouquet for our ... Read more
MarthaY
Member Since 2001
1 review
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Some areas of the ship are nice, such as the Schooner bar, the Colonny club, the theatre but seats in other areas are old fashioned and show age. The Atrium, where many activities took place is small, also, there is a bar there where night ... Read more
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chris_kelowna
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
465 forum posts
We booked this Transatlantic cruise while on the Allure Transatlantic last year. In Barcelona we stayed at the Ciutat del Prat hotel. Very convenient as they pick you up from the airport, provide a lovely breakfast, and take you to the ... Read more
diacar58
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
This was our first 14 day trip and it was very good. From the excellent, fast embarkation in Barcelona to the speedy disembarkation in Tampa, rarely were we held up for things that Royal Caribbean could control. The service staff in ... Read more
kcsails2
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Nice ship with attentive crew. Specialty restaurants, Chopps and Giovanni's were great as usual. We never eat in the dining room, as all we ever get is the 8:30 PM seating, so the alternatives are important. Windjammer and the afternoon ... Read more
sengsational
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
51 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I'll start right out with the negative: RCL wasn't quite "Brilliant" enough to completely contain the sewer gas. My cabin and a few hallways had a little too much smell for my, admittedly sensitive, nose. But this is a 4 out of ... Read more
lidopuppy
Member Since 2007
1 review
529 forum posts
14 helpful votes
An incredible experience for a Mediterranean cruise! Though the Brilliance is older and smaller than most of the ships that we sail, we found it a perfect choice for a 12 day Mediterranean cruise. The size allowed for a more intimate ... Read more
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KruiseMama
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Brilliance of the Seas was amazing. I enjoy traveling on Royal Caribbean because I know the standards and service are always the same. I like the consistency and knowing the venues and dining rooms makes it easy to focus on what is truly ... Read more
Psychprofhw
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
6,883 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
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Srpinney
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
12 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
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
19 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
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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
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
16 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
11 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
13 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
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