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Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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MDR atmosphere on Royal
"Because, although the great majority of guests on the cruise were fine, I really don’t want to overhear loud, and sometimes vulgar conversations in the main dining room.I can live with the shorts, tank tops and ball caps that were worn to dinner in the main dining room, where we dined three of the four nights...."Read More
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I think it depends on your expectations

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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cruiseesl
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was my first RCI cruise. I chose it for its itinerary. The cruise started from Vienna/Ravenna, and, let me be clear, Ravenna is an expensive and inconvenient place to start a cruise. I had wanted to revisit Venice for a few days prior to the cruise, and very early on, I wrote to RCI inquiring about transfers to Ravenna from downtown Venice. I heard nothing. I called them, still almost 8 weeks ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Retire this ship

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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TeamSwierz
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

While the itinerary for this cruise is top notch, there is a lot that is really lacking luster. Everywhere you look on this ship, there is wear and tear - the carpets, the railings, the windows. It's a combination of cleaning (They have not been as diligent about cleaning the exterior windows it seems) and maintenance (fresh coats of paint needed everywhere). It's a weird thing to note but they ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Obtain it in writing, and do not hold your breath.

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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bathbomb
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this cruise in July 2019, made final payment in March 2020 3 days before lock down occurred. We were refused a refund and so we went along with the need to wait. Not a happy ending here. The departure port was changed from Venice to Ravenna, we were promised, in writing, that a complimentary shuttle would take us from Marco Polo airport to the ship. Well, after many excuses and ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Lower quality than previous cruises with RCCL

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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jollyrhino
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

My wife and chose this cruise ship/date because we had a credit that we needed to use and the times worked for us. I've been on many RCCL cruises in the past and this one seemed off. I'm not sure if it was because of Covid skewed rules or if because this was the last sailing before the ship was going off to dry dock. We both agreed the food was awful on this cruise. We only ate at the Main dining ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


MDR atmosphere on Royal

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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SetAnOpenCourse
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was my third cruise with RCCL. I've been on about eighteen cruises on five different cruise lines. The ship and crew were excellent. I’d especially like to sail on Brilliance or her sister ships again, as the full promenade was great for walks and enjoying the sea. However, RCCL will be below several other cruise lines on the list of options. Why? Because, although the great majority ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Exceeded our expectations!

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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May B
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had a Crystal cruise booked for February which was cancelled when they ceased operations. Brilliance of the Seas is one of several options out of our very own Tampa cruise port, and this five day appealed to us. When I stepped off Brilliance, 25 months ago, from a cruise with three cousins, I told my husband I thought he’d like this ship, so I was delighted to see a schedule that would work for ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Brilliance Cruise!

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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seanugget
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We were on the March 19-24, 2022 cruise out of Tampa. This was our first time on Brilliance. We recently moved to the area and decided to take this cruise because it's only 30 minutes to the port from our home and we really like RCCL. We booked a Grand Suite so we had priority boarding. We opted for the valet parking which is well worth the cost. Even if you don't do the valet, there is a parking ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Worth it to book the UDP great staff.

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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40luv
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose the cruise after Covid canceled our original cruise. We utilized the “lift and shift.” The ship needs some TLC but the crew is wonderful. I understand the ship is scheduled for dry dock - that’s good. The balcony cabins need attention. Our cabin steward, Jeremy, was wonderful. The UDP - totally worth it. If you dine at Giovanni- get the Osso buco. The UDP included 5 dinners ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Happy to be back cruising!

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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finsup01
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We returned to cruising for the first time since the covid shutdown by doing back-to-back- to- back cruises on the Brilliance of the Seas starting on February 10 and ending on February 24. Because we are so excited to get back to cruising, we choose to emphasis the positive and not nit-pick too much about things that provide opportunities for improvement for RCL. First, the cruises left from ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Wonderful cruise

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dmk30
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my first free cruise through Club Royale. Thank you. We left out of Tampa on the Brilliance. Was a wonderful cruise. Only around 1,100 passengers. Not crowded anywhere. Still had to wear masks but it was ok. All the crew were fantastic. Ship very clean. Room steward, Javier, very friendly, made you feel at home. Shows were great. You were served by crew in the Windjammer. All was good. ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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