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Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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"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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Royal Caribbean Many Major Disappointments

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Knox14951
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We were very excited for a winter getaway to scuba dive in Grand Cayman and Cozumel and really looking forward to this trip. The food was very disappointing. Lemme say that I have pretty low standards and we usually eat something out of the freezer or a can for dinner. I eat mostly vegetarian and occasionally seafood. No meat, so limited options. The fish entree in the main dining room was served ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Traveled with children


Terrible housekeeping

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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cruiser of tampa
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This is my 11th cruise and 2nd for RCCL It's a 5 night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, Cayman Island port from Tampa, Florida. Pros: Chops-grille waiter Kevin rocks, he went above and beyond serving us and he also have the chef writes "Congratulations and have a great future" on the dessert plate. (it was my son graduation cruise) Kudo to Kevin!!! MDR: Gwendolyn and Felirose, these two young ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


The amazing service made this trip extraordinary!

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Bahamas

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BURKEEJC
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

My wife and I chose this trip for my first ever cruise - a four-night cruise to Grand Bahama and back - with family and friends. It's one of the smaller ships, so I had lower expectations (after reading so much about the giant ships). We left for Tampa on January 11th, when national airports shut down in the morning - an inauspicious start. Worse yet, the weather turned - down into the 50's - ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


AWFUL

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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joods
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this ship because it was sailing out of Fla which is convenient for the other family members joining us. Also, I had been on 5 different RCL sailings and enjoyed them all. The good: Our waiter and his assistant (Ramesh and Jakar) in the main dining room. They were fabulous! Attentive, entertaining, hilarious.....just made my nite! Grand Cayman was fabulous! The ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View


The WORST cruise I have ever been on.

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Ann DiTullio
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is our forth transatlantic so we know what to expect. From day one there have been uncalled for and primarily unapologetic things that have gone wrong. It was a back to back and on the second leg they kept us in the theater 3 hours because they couldn’t find the new sea pass cards. Management was very unaccomidating in the dining room. They were short staffed and would not combine a table of ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


There are management problem on this ship!

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Transatlantic

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James Franklin
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second Royal Caribbean Transatlantic crossing and what a contrast. Our 2018 trip was a real pleasure. This November 2022 cruise was plagued by mistakes. Almost every day there were last minute changes, conflicting and often duplicate scheduling of events on the ship. Repeatedly, crew made no seating or staging preparations for events. The Cruise Campus was a mess. Examples: Oe ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Brilliant cruise on Brilliance of the Sea

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Keshia14
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My family and I had a wonderful 7 night cruise on the Brilliance of the seas in September. I was our first time going abroad and Royal helped with all the arrangements. They booked the air fare and transportation from airport to hotel to port and all back. It went flawless. The room we chose had a balcony and was very spacious and comfortable. The room attendant was very good and always ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Good and not so good

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Honestman
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our chance to cruise with the whole family. We went with our daughter, our son and his wife and also our two grandchildren. We hadn't cruised to most of the ports before and we particularly looked forward to Dubrovnik and Santorini. As it happens, Mykonos and Split were were well worth a visit too; Dubrovnik: It is a wonderful place with great atmosphere, incredible architecture, and ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Mediocre in every way, stay clear of the accountants at RCI

Review for Brilliance of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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koho
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My sister booked a cruise and I decided to join her. The itinerary was really great and we enjoyed all of the ports. The staff are probably not treated all that well by the employer as some were very good and many were not...rushed, inefficient, and likely not trained. Our cabin steward was fantastic. I had only been on smaller cruise lines before (Azamara and Viking ocean cruises) and would ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Not the standard we expected from Royal Caribbean

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AliJhfhy
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Overall we were very disappointed with the service in the main restaurant. The issues included food cold and needed to be returned, possible food poisoning from coq au Vin, drink service very slow with reason stated it was hard to find wine glasses! Overall this ship appeared to us to be a training ship. Lots of corners being cut, lack of management of the staff to help guide them. The ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


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