Brilliance of the Seas

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    
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About Brilliance of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 2501 passengers and 859 crew, and sails from Tampa, Florida and Barcelona, Spain.

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over all the cruise was excellent. Service was great. Our waiter Ciprian and Hafifi Inu.... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Ship is alittle tired

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

It is time for a refurbish of this boat. They did change out my lumpy mattress towards the end of the cruise which helped but in general the boat is showing signs of it's age.

The food was just ok. What happened to the steak and lobster on formal night and the parade of the wait staff?

The service in general was good and the staff was friendly. I would never sail on this boat again.

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5 out of 5

Wonderful trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The staff was subpreb , food 🥘 excellent and everything on the ship was wonderful!! I book my next trip before I left the ship. The surprise with celebration cake for my anniversary!! Totally surprised and gave special rewards on the trip because of it!! I was so happy!! 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

My cruise experience

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

over all the cruise was excellent. Service was great. Our waiter Ciprian and Hafifi Inu. "HAPPY". We're outstanding and couldn't enough for us, what an asset  to RC the only thing I wasn't crazy about was there Bingo. A lot of money to play only ONE game  other than that we had a great time😀

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

4 day cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

All employees on the ship were TOP NOTCH!  Other than the stateroom bathrooms, especially the shower being very small, our balcony stateroom had plenty of storage/closet space.  Easy to get around on the ship and we never had any trouble finding a place to sun or enjoy a show.

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
2 out of 5

Not thrilled with this cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean, and was nothing compared to our first cruise on Enchantment Of The Seas.  Everything on our first cruise was amazing!!  We had high expectations when we booked this cruise upon our last one.  We were extremely disappointed from the start.  Windjammer's food was not good, and selection was bad.  The wait staff hardly came around, and seemed to not be interested in socializing with those onboard.  The entertainment was okay.....and activities throughout ship was terrible.  Lots of down time, and really pushed buying stuff.  We did love our cabin attendant Fno, and our waiter Monica in main dining.  We were extremely disappointed with the fact if you wanted a coke...you had to go to bar and wait in lines.  On our last cruise...there were coke machines throughout the ship.  Many of the staff on Brilliance were not friendly and seemed bothered.  The shore excursion we took to see the Mayan Ruins was rushed, overpriced, and misleading.  We will not do an excursion again.

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2 out of 5

Customer comments

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The food was just OK - nothing special.  We were in 9052  but the people next to us 9054 were extremely LOUD at 2:30 am every morning.  We had to call Security on them at least twice.  Scott had to go out on the balance and yell at them one night.  There were 2 people in that room and 2 people in 9056.  Their parents on the other hand were in 9026 and had warned the room stewart of the possible problems.  Royal Carribean did give us a letter indicating 20% of each of us on another cruise but I seriously don't think that was enough.  They have a policy of no children under 16 in hot tub or pool without an adult but no one was every with the children.  Most of the time you couldn't even get into a hot tub because of the kids.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great New Years Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This cruise was great, will certainly look into doing it again. The on-board experience was more than I expected and the shore excursions were equally as good.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Briallance of the seas

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Very nice itinerary.  A later departure from costa maya would have been nice. Staff was very nice..especially the wait staff. Was expensive for the dates we traveled, leaving new years eve, but it's probably more reasonable at other times

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Don't bother with the 'Cinema'

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great service by the dining crew, food was good. Would have liked to be able to get something to decent to eat after midnight

 

Room was kept very clean, great steward.

 

The 'Cinema' seated about 40, seats were in disrepair, so much that you felt like you would slide out. Also, movie was Bridget Jones Baby, which was rated R. No one was monitoring who was in the room, so anyone under 17 could have easily been exposed to a pretty raunchy film.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Okay

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Moderate size ship.  Last day of cruise was choppy.  Service on Royal Caribbean was excellent.  I recommend the beverage package if you enjoy specialty coffees in the morning etc.

 

The fresh juice selection was lacking.

 

 

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grins88
Contributor Level: Purser

Definitely book your My Time dining reservations early and ask for the same table/wait staff each night. It makes the cruise so much more memorable!

csalazar2267287
Contributor Level: Purser

Make sure to make it to the Helicopter pad on deck 6 during sunset to take some unforgettable pictures.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate

Loved the solarium for evening relaxation and a snack.

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Price

L

Size

Jul 2002

Built

4 yrs ago

Refurbished

2501

Total Passengers

2.91

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1074

Total Cabins

50

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