Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family to the Caribbean

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11 Days ex Sydney to Eden, Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart ( cyclone change)
"MDR - tried it and food was good, but the bar staff kept charging us for drinks we didn't order and then mucked it up second day so never went back.Room whilst seemed good at first glance ( inside - no virtual balconies as with Quantum ), had a few issues...."Read More
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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



Time For An Overhaul

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Messier
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I was disappointed in the overall way that things have changed, not for the better, since my last cruise on Brilliance. Several things stood out and these are why I gave several lower grades. The food was not what I expected, especially in the Minstrel Dining Room. Portions of vegetables were very small in most cases (one piece of broccoli?). Cuts of meat were thin and tough. In general at the ...
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Sail Date: March 2023


Ports of Call

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

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Wildan
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We have cruised for 20 years. We have cruised many times with Royal Carribean. We chose Brillance of the Seas for ports of call Cozumel and Caymans and a smaller ship. Our experience on this ship was mixed. The embarkation went fast and smooth. The food was really good. We were disappointed on anytime dining. We had a reservation and still had to wait in one line with others without ...
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Sail Date: February 2023

Cabin Type: Connecting Balcony


Great First Cruise

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

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proudyaya56
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We joined a group of friends booked on this cruise. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us. The managers checked in often to make sure everything was to our liking. Thanks to Mark and Justin at Minstrel for great dinner service and making it fun. Kudos to the chefs on taste, presentation and choices. Options for vegan and sugar free were offered. The taste of Royal was awesome. We were ...
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Sail Date: February 2023

Cabin Type: Connecting Balcony


First time RCCL and it was...okay.

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

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scamper
6-10 Cruises • Age 2020s

I chose this ship and date because it was convenient to my home in Tampa and my fiance, traveling in from Ireland, only had nine days of holiday available. My only other choice was Carnival which has never appealed to me. Most of my nine cruises have been on Holland America, which is my line of preference for mass market travel. We didn't spend much on this five nighter to Cozumel and Grand ...
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Sail Date: February 2023

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Worst cruise we've been on

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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kilkenny
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I wanted a short cruise departing from our home town. For two days we had no hot water. My son had no hot water for the entire cruise. Most of the staff had no idea what they were doing. The wait at every bar was very long. Since the imposition of gratuities the staff had no incentive to work faster. The food was mediocre at best. If you asked a staff member for assistance they would nod and go ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Connecting Balcony


Terrible housekeeping

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

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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


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