Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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It was ok, can see the cut backs and age of the ship effecting experinace
"i could not focus on just one area, its the whole ship...but still size of ship one of my fav......"Read More
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Ship and crew lovely but cruise cut short

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CarolineK
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I sailed on what we call "the cruise to nowhere", being the 19 March 2024 Brilliance of the Seas "11 day "cruise to the South Pacific from Sydney, Australia The cruise was meant to head to Lifou, Noumea, Mystery Island, Port Vila and Luganville for 11 days. In the end we only (just) got to Lifou - the other ports were cancelled and the cruise was cut short from 11 days to 8 days ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


What’s Happened to the Royal Caribbean Brand?

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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carlton2011
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

On boarding the ship my wife and I were shocked to find our cabin would only be serviced once a day. This was not a cheap cruise particularly when paying in Aussie $. Royal Caribbean left this to the cabin steward to try and explain. Very poor effort on behalf of the management team to leave this to the cabin attendant. Surely a cabin cleaned twice a day provides a much more healthier environment ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Cabin Type: Ultra Spacious Ocean View


Never sail with Royal Caribbean again!

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Two at Whistler
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This Cruise was over priced and it absolutely under delivered, consequently we will never be sailing with Royal Caribbean again. As we have cruised with them on a number of occasions previously, we feel that the criticisms listed below are completely justified. The entertainment was extremely poor, (and that is being generous) nowhere near the standard of previous cruises we’ve ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Overpriced, lacking entertainment & quality food options

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Wombat203
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Embarked in Sydney Australia for 12 day cruise to NZ, embarkation was seamless. Throughout the cruise the staff were friendly & went above & beyond. Cannot fault the staff they are the only redeeming factor in the Royal Caribbean experience. In the rooms there are US outlets only, cannot plug in Australian devices, there are no USB ports. Only option was to rent an adapter from customer ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Bogan of the Seas

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Lulu family
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

A friend at work recommended a cruise, in a moment of madness we booked through luxury escapes for 10 nights leaving Sydney for New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The ship is tired and showing its age, tattoos looked compulsory, probably with their room number so when they are inebriated they can find their way back. There is nothing interesting to do unless you enjoy drinking, belly flop competitions or ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Traveled with children


DECOMMISSION THIS SHIP

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Bobby_71
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Well where to begin, came on this cruise as I have been on Royal Caribbean cruise ships before, this ship is absolute garbage, the fact this ship is still in service shows me that this ship’s best days are long gone and the company heads are using it as a quick cash grab. Upper Management have an air of scammery going on from freezing multiple people’s accounts twice a day to overcharging for ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Traveled with children


11 Days ex Sydney to Eden, Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart ( cyclone change)

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Ship was to go to Far North Queensland but due to Cyclone we went south instead. I was happy to go south, but could understand people being disappointed with change, but there was no way we could have gone to Cairns etc. First time on Brilliance, had previously been on Quantum last 4 times, and I actually enjoyed the smaller ship, it took us back to the old days ( well not that old ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Cruising along

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Stupindous
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Background Information This was a multigenerational cruise involving my elderly parents, 40ish sibling with partner and a teenager. I've done 5 previous cruises with Royal. Travel To Port of Embarkation We travelled to Sydney and each stayed at different hotels. I suggest booking one within walking distance to the terminal. There are plenty of choices in Circular Quay or The ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Traveled with children


Very Dissapointed with our cruise. Royal Caribbean is on the par with Carnival and P&O

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Liz Muller
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

As we have previously cruised with Royal Caribbean on 8 previous occasions we decided to cruise with them once again. As we considered RC to be of a very high standard .. We chose a 9 night cruise to Adelaide and Melbourne as we wanted to visit Kangaroo Island and town of Hahndorf. Brilliance of the Seas is an older type ship but very well maintained. Our expirations were high but only to be ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Great cruise

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Themysteryman1961
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because BOS has not been here in Australia before only ROS,same class but different ship. We just wanted to go on a smaller ship again. It was a 10 night South Pacific cruise to in order as we went,Lifou,Luganville,Vila,Mystery Island and Noumea. We have done a few cruises into this area before. At this time,the start of our cruise season is usually very good,but this time ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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