Brilliance of the Seas

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    
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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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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

My opinion about the cruise.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

My opinion of the cruise was excellent, I enjoyed the food, the kind and helpful people who worked on the cruise.  Italy was more than I expected.

I appreciated the invitation to visit the area of the ship where the food was prepared. What a tremendous job being done there.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

?First time on Royal Caribbean

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Unlimited internet was a definite plus.  

Windjammer hours not satisfactory...why would it be closed at times of need when nowhere else was open for a late lunch on a port day??

Room steward was AWESOME... probably the best of any of our 20+ cruises.

Dining room service was great.  

The performers were AWESOME...best of any of our cruises.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

INCREIBLE!!!!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

EL VI,AJE ESTUVO BUENO AUNQUE CON ALGUNAS INCONVENIENCIAS, COMO EL TIEMPO ETC, QUE NO ERA CULPA DE NADIE. SI NOS MOLESTO QUE LA ULTIMA NOCHE FORMAL TODOS EN LA MESA ( 6 PERSONAS)  ORDENAMOS LANGOSTA EN LA CENA (SECOND SITTING) LUEGO DE ESPERAR UN BUEN RATO NOS INFORMARON QUE LA LANGOSTA SE HABIA ACABADO Y NOS OFRECIERON POLLO. ALGO INCREIBLE , NO SE PLANIFICO LA CANTIDAD DISPONIBLE Y APARECIA EN EL MENU. AUNQUE NOS DIERON SUS EXCUSAS NOS SENTIMOS MOLESTOS. LOS POBRES MOZOS NO ENCONTRABAN QUE HACER. ESPERAMOS ESTO NO SE VUELVA A REPETIR

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Spain trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our favorite part of the cruise was being able to just relax for 14 days.  This was our first transatlantic sailing and we loved it.  The time went by fast.  The ports of call were all beautiful even if the weather didn't always cooperate.  The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

The food was like College cafeteria food

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The people that we met on the cruise was the best part of it. We were told by the chef staff that the reason why the food wasn't up to par is that there was 480 children on board so they made it more for  children . So the rest of the 2200 people had to suffer for the lack in food for the children hot dogs and hamburgers and sandwiches. That food to me is not Cruise food. Really would not go on another Royal Caribbean because of that factor. And there was no exterior bar open past 8:30 in the evening. You're on a cruise to enjoy the air to Sky and the breeze did not have that at night. If your a smoker it takes you ten minutes to get out to a smoking area. I'm not a smoker but all the people I was with are. I could have had a better meal at Wendy's.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Most fun cruise in a long time!!!!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Favorite part of the cruise was all the new amazing friends we made!!  Food was great, the staff was absolutely perfect!!!  The bartenders at the pool, solarium,  and Rita's cantina were so much fun and professional too!!! Our waiters and wait staff Mohit and Prashant were so Fantastic!!!  Everyone took great care of all our needs!  Thank You for the most memorable weekend!!!!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

cruise review

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Good service. Food pretty good. Poor background music in Windjammer, no need. Roomy cabin. Clean ship. Fast embark/disembark. Entertainment OK. Good ports. Great Disco Inferno. More dance venues with top 40. Excellent room steward Ikomang Arcaya. Excellent dining servers Tadium and Preshant.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Not Again

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

Royal Caribbean Cruise review 04 08 17 

 

The web site said the family cabin 1054 bedrooms would be configured as one royal king bed and one double bed. Upon arrival the second bedroom could not be set up as a double bed. This was a problem for our son and his wife having to sleep apart on their first romantic cruise.

 

We had also requested a medical refrigerator for medicine, the one in the cabin did not work so a small red refrigerator was brought in as a replacement. This unit did not work either. Finally a small electric cooler was brought to our cabin that worked. The unit had to sit on the floor, in the way of walking. Our medicine could not be kept cool for the first 36 to 40 hours. 

 

Also in the main dining room we had had a party of five and they tried to seat us at a table for four with tight space. When we requested a larger table for our party of five the staff placed a five top in the same space as the four top which did not have the room for my wife or my self to sit. We had to squeeze in to our seats. Our 2 ½ year old grand child’s chair was pushed as close to the table as it could get because of the guests at another table had to have room. Because of your over site we spent the rest of our cruise searching for a comfortable place to eat. Both times your staff insisted it was our fault.

 

When we did make reservations at your specialty restaurant people who arrived after us had eaten and left before we received our meal.  Your staff kept telling us our food was on the way, it never came.  We left hungry again looking for food.

 

The concierge tried to correct the problems by offering another cabin for our son, his wife and daughter.  This was all she could do but did not fit our needs as we wanted to spend time with our children so we made do.

 

On top of everything else we had contacted customer service to confirm the requests for a medical refrigerator, bedroom configurations and dining room seating and was assured all would be ready.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Improvement Needed

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

There is definitely improvement needed in the cleanliness of the ship and staterooms. Also, the food in both the main dinning room and casual dining food quality desires improvement. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great Experience

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Transition of protocol went smoothly getting on and off the ship. Service was excellent, entertainment was wonderful. The excursions was enjoyable especially in Cozumel Mexico, I over the beach.

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Deck 12

Deck 12 features the ShipShape Fitness Center, Seaview Cafe, Sports Court, teens pool, Adventure Ocean, kids pool area, golf & sport area, golf simulators,...

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Deck 5

Deck 5 features the Pacifica Theatre, Minstrel, Latte-Tudes, art gallery, shops, photo shop, and the Centrum.

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Deck 11

Deck 11 features the ShipShape Spa, Windjammer Cafe, swimming pool, whirlpools, Solarium, and hair salon.

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Deck 6 features the Pacifica Theatre, Chops Grille, Portofino, Casino Royale, Scoreboard Lounge, Champagne Bar, Schooner Bar, Bombay Billiard Club, Jakarta...

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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.

Manitowoccuiser
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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