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Tampa Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Great New Years!
"The casino offered a tournament on the first sea day but told no one.We love sailing RC but this is the first time we had a not so great cruise port...."Read More
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Lower quality than previous cruises with RCCL

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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


5 Day Tampa to Mexico

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Frogmaster
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

It's convenient for me to sail from Tampa and I really like the Brilliance and other Radiance class. The ship is 20 years old but we'll cared for. Constant sanitizing and polishing was being done. The Radiance class best asset are the sea views from public areas. Window and glass abundant. Crew told us the Brilliance is going into drydock for updates in a couple of months. Due to covid ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


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


Great New Years!

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sarflyer
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as a special one for new years eve. We love sailing RC but this is the first time we had a not so great cruise port. We took a tour of Costa Maya which ended up being a drive through the slums which ended at Blue Key. At Blue Key they had a beach with recliners and very thin mats that were not comfortable. They gave us chips and salsa and two soda/water or juice drinks ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible

Traveled with disabled person


Back on Brilliance of the Seas

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EdCruise2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and two of our friends were excited to get back on the Brilliance of the Seas. We live in the Tampa area and we have sailed on Brilliance (and sister ships) many times. I'm happy to report that Royal and the Brilliance crew did many things well on this first cruise, but our experience in Chops and one of the nights in the main dining room were very frustrating. First the positive ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


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