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

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Will probably not book again with RC.

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Janet Savage
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We cruise once or twice a year but this was our first with RC. What we liked: - The variety of foods available in the Minstrel dining room and Windjammer Cafe (help yourself dining) was almost always tasty and pleasing to our pallet… however, see additional notes on dining below. - All staff and crew we encountered were warm, pleasant and eager to please. - The layout of the ship was ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Things aren't improving on RCI

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padrek
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This is the annual repositioning trip from Boston to Southern Florida done each October after the Fall Foliage season in N.E. is over. It is "peopled" by many New Englanders who use it as a annual vacation or even to "move" to Florida for the colder months. It features usually about seven days at sea, and the median age is "senior retirees". This year there were 27 Pinnacles and over 400 Diamond ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Nice Repositioning

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Patrick123
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I just returned from a 13 night repositioning cruise onboard the Brilliance of the Seas. We had a nice time, as usual. This was our Third Cruise on board the Brilliance. We don't have any Major complaints. We always get good service from the crew and we enjoy Royal Caribbean. The ship is just the right size and well maintained. THE FOOD: The food in the Windjammer seemed ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Highly Disappointed with Brilliance

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MDabros81
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

My family and I went on a cruise last week on RC Brilliance of the Seas from the port of Tampa. This was not our first cruise, but it was the first cruise with RC and I have to say we were all shocked at how poorly this company was run. The rooms were nice and clean so I can't complain about that, but they no longer give you any amenities in the room. No robes, no free shampoo, conditioner, etc. ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with children


Nice small ship

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themplusme
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I think this is a perfect size ship for new cruisers as the ship is large enough to not see the same people and yet they have things going on every hour. The weather was not the best. It was cold in Tampa and Key West but we made the most of it and enjoyed ourselves anyway. The ship was very rocky the last day at sea. No one was allowed outside as it was too dangerous for us. The food was ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Disappointed Cruiser

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JonesCruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise was probably my 5th Royal Carribean cruise. Hubby and I are newly rtired, seasoned travelers and cruisers. We have not sailed Royal Carib in about 5 years, so we were a bit surprised at some of the changes that have occured with the lack of service and overall quality of the cruise. To make this revie more helpful I will try to categorize my comments. Embarkation/ Disembarkation- Both ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Boston/Tampa Repositioning

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Bankshot
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Boarding was the quickest and easiest we've ever had and we've been on many cruises. The ship is old but in excellent shape and constantly being cleaned, polished and shined by very friendly crew members. After the usual embarkation day lunch rodeo we were pleased to be invited into our balcony room at 1;00pm. Another pleasant surprise was our luggage was waiting for us at our door. This was a ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


We were trying to accumulate more points until now.

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alphagal
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our fourth cruise. My husband and I were so looking forward to the same wonderful service, excitement and entertainment we were used to having sailed on the freedom of the seas. We were some of the younger passengers in our fifties, while the median age seemed to be 70 to 80. Apparently this cruise had over 350 diamond members which left little service or preference for non-diamond ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Our 1st RCCL Cruise on the Brilliance

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samzgirl84
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 9th cruise--our 1st with RCCL. Our cruise started with the "ping" of our Sea Pass card as we entered the Brilliance. We were wowed by the beauty of this ship. The centrum is wonderful. We loved the glass elevators and all the glass to see outside. We found the Brilliance to be very easy to navigate. There are Smart Boards to help you can find your way around easily. We found these ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


A Taste of Brilliance

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AquaAdventurer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Since our last Caribbean cruise several years ago I had come to believe there was not much more to experience in that area, charming as it is. There were other worlds to conquer, so to speak. But last year we heard about a Royal Caribbean repositioning cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas out of Boston that acquaintances had enjoyed so much that they signed up for a repeat this year. When we ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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