Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Gay & Lesbian to the Eastern Caribbean

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Time For An Overhaul
"I was disappointed in the overall way that things have changed, not for the better, since my last cruise on Brilliance.The last time I was on the Brilliance in 2019 and before that in 2017 that exact display was there...."Read More
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Time For An Overhaul

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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


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


The amazing service made this trip extraordinary!

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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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


Changed Itinerary

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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mwehmeyer
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose a cruise to Cozumel/Key West and shortly after booking the itinerary was changed. We ended up going to Key west/Nassau/Coco Cay. We did not want to go to Nassau as we had been there so many times before. The change was made months ago, and had nothing to do with recent virus concerns. We tried to get them to let us change to another cruise or to give us an onboard credit but our requests ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Royal Caribbean is Sliding Down Hill

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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shark769
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 5th cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas and we were very disappointed. The MDR experience was terrible. The quality of the food was not good and serving roasted turkey any night is just plain cheap food and on our 5 night cruise it was offered twice. The menu choices have decreased and the items are mostly just plain cheap food. What everyone has always looked forward to was LOBSTER ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Good cruise but a few kinks to work out - RCCL you can do better

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

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marymarie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are loyal to RCCL. We are beyond Diamond Plus and we like the deck plans on the Freedom and Voyager Class ships. Had on a gown and matching stiletto heels for formal nite and we had photos taken at three stations. Out of 15 pictures not a single one was a full length photo. Just waist up. These are STUPID photographers if they can't get formal photos from head to toe. What was the point ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Christmas in the Caribbean

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

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legaljen1969
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise to celebrate my father's birthday and mine. I was surprised by how many other people on the cruise shared a Christmas Eve birthday with my dad. It made it even more fun. I have no idea if anyone else has a Christmas birthday because there was no Happy Birthday singing in the MDR on Christmas Day. I don't know if it was because they were instructed not to, or because they ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


RCCL is cutting way too many corners these days

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

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ladyjade3
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Positives first: Ther food was good! I have no complaints about quality and taste and variety of food. The ship itself I had no problems with except the elevators don't work well and the ship really is in need of a refurbishment. One small kiddie waterslide is so slow people stopped on it. It could be improved. I like the tall atrium and I like this size of ship. I just wish the cruise lines still ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

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Average...not the Royal Caribbean we knew

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

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zma
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it sailed from Tampa and we wanted to just get away for a week. Embarkation was easy, because we are Emerald and can bypass some lines. We had a large balcony stateroom, which was fine....except for the filth on the sheer drapes at the balcony door. They were grimy and actually crunchy to the touch. We were Anytime Dining, since we had booked fairly recently. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Just Right!

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

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countryboyroy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I love the medium size and friendly feel of the brilliance of the seas out of tampa fl! very friendly crew, great shows, sauna/steam room and just the right size for an great cruise! have 3 booked on brilliance right now and look forward to more when they post their 2021 and 2022 schedule. love the main dining room, playing mini golf topside or just walking the deck. o yes the outside glass ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


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