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Western Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Brilliance of the Seas
Western Caribbean
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557 Western Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews


marymarie avatar

marymarie

16 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but a few kinks to work out - RCCL you can do better

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We are loyal to RCCL. We are beyond Diamond Plus and we like the deck plans on the Freedom and Voyager Class ships. Had on a gown and matching stiletto heels for formal nite and we had photos taken at three ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Auntieyram

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

It was so relaxing

We went on this cruise to help a good friend of ours celebrate her Birthday. We managed to keep it a secret and totally surprised her and it was awesome. The cruise was wonderful and we had a really great time. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ladyjade3

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

RCCL is cutting way too many corners these days

Positives first: Ther food was good! I have no complaints about quality and taste and variety of food. The ship itself I had no problems with except the elevators don't work well and the ship really is in need of a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rlehto1

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

Biggest factor was price balcony cabin for under 2000. Most of the crew acted like this was their first cruise inefficient and slow and many mistakes. Music was the wrong era for the age group on the ship. Shows ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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legaljen1969

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Christmas in the Caribbean

We chose this cruise to celebrate my father's birthday and mine. I was surprised by how many other people on the cruise shared a Christmas Eve birthday with my dad. It made it even more fun. I have no idea if ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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l3mm

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise - needs to be a little more organized

We were a big group of kids and adults and overall we had a great time. Embarkation was smooth - we arrived early and were waiting in the terminal before boarding. Once we got on it was onto the Windjammer for ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Faero

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

A Fair and Honest Review

Brilliance of the Seas 12-7-14-2019 I will try to make this review as short as possible while covering a variety of relevant points most cruisers are concerned with. After 29 cruises and years of sailing the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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vake

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Getaway

My husband and I wanted a short, relaxing vacation, and this one definitely met those goals. We stayed in Stateroom 1060, a Grand Suite. It had an oversized balcony with a table that seated 4 and two lounge chairs. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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tierragirl1990

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A fun 5-day getaway

We chose this cruise as it left from Tampa, and had Georgetown, Grand Cayman as one of the two ports on the itinerary, Cozumel being the other. It was our first experience with Royal Caribbean, and we're already ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Huntsmans

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Dining Room Staff

Jeff and Mariappan were our waiters in the Minstrel Dining Room. They were very courteous, kind, and attentive. Jeff made great recommendations every evening and Mariappan was great at personalizing our experience ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cruiser2148

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

With a couple of exceptions, a good cruise

Took this cruise in celebration of our daughter's 40 birthday. Everything was perfect, with a few exceptions. Be aware that "Anytime Dining" does NOT mean that the time they schedule you for is confirmed. You ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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homeriom

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very nice cruise

Parking at local parking lot on channelside in Tampa was easy and quick. Departure and embarkment was super slick. Lots of RC staff available to help. We had a very nice cruise on Brilliance of the Seas. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Lahcruz

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good overall cruise

I chose this cruise because I prefer the mid-size ship and length of cruise. Brilliance is in great shape. It's well appointed, very clean, with pretty decor. I loved the signature venues that Royal Caribbean is ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Messier

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

What Happened?

My wife and I have taken this ship 3 different times and have usually found it enjoyable. I remember commenting to her the last time how good the food was in the main dining room for 4 of the 5 nights. This time ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jj4mary

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great

We chose as the dates were right, price was right and we only live 45 minutes from Tampa and so port was right. Great ship, lots to do, lots of bars, entertainment and loads of food! Only bad part was not enough ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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FloridaPatriot

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cabin 1090 Spacious Balcony

We chose this cruise as it was during spring break for our kids. The four night cruise had only one Port of call (Cozumel) and two sea days. We prepaid our parking using Park Connect and walked to the ship in ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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jules71

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overall great cruise; wonderful crew

We choose this cruise to get together with friends from other states and to get out in the sunshine. We purposely chose a shorter, less expensive cruise. There were 12 of us all together; 4 of the couples flew from ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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lluken

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

March 4th Brilliance review

We chose this cruise as we just wanted a shorter cruise this time, 5 days. We had not been on an older ship for sometime, but found the Brilliance to be in good shape and not tacky at all. We live just an ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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PigsCanFly

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time on Brilliance, enjoyed it.

We chose this cruise because it fit the school vacation schedule in NY State. My wife and I are approaching 60 and our son is 25. We liked the ship size and layout. We had a Jr Suite which was plenty of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Cheffiecruiser

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Absolutely perfect

We chose this cruise for the price, and time of year. It was out 2nd cruise on this ship, and though older, she is still in fine shape. We were blessed with cabin #8104, which had a larger than normal balcony, was ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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notagoddess

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

My birthday cruise

Our nephew & his wife joined us on this cruise to celebrate my birthday. Embarkation and disembarkation in Tampa was a breeze, quick on and off the ship with hardly any waiting. Our junior suite was large & clean ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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lizzy911

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

3.5 Stars, a good time and value

First time on Royal Caribbean. Have sailed Princess, NCL, Carnival, and Celebrity before. I was on a four night out of Tampa with friends, all in our 30s. In summary, I would sail this ship again for this type of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Radiator690

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Key west is a disaster

I cruise every year and the last two cruises I have found some of the excursions to be a chaotic disaster. The cruise ships are so large and the ports of call so small that it is crazy trying to get around. We ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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MandyMooToo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship

This was a cruise of three couples, (a couple newbies, a few big ship fans not used to smaller ships and a couple small ship lovers too). First there was a smooth embarkation, took very little time to get on the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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raglenn11

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

A mixed assessment

We have sailed RCI twice before, but chose this itinerary due to limitations in our schedule. Because we live in Tampa, we were able to get on the ship early and tour it in its entirety by mid-afternoon. The staff ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Brilliance of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment3.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.54
Family3.03.8
Enrichment3.53.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.53.8
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