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The Brilliance of the Seas lets you see the world like never before. Nearly half of the ship is glass, which means you'll not only see your destination -- you'll feel like part of it! Glass elevators face the sea and there are hundreds of balcony staterooms. Visit exotic destinations without leaving the ship: an India-themed solarium features cascading waterfalls and towering stone elephants. A rock-climbing wall soars 200 feet over the sea. An upscale steakhouse, a romantic Italian restaurant, and a two-level grand dining room offer a wide array of cuisine. And the Adventure Ocean program will entertain the kids while you enjoy the golf simulator, sunbathing by the pool, and pampering one-self at the full-service spa.

Sails from:

Amsterdam, Netherlands , Barcelona, Spain , Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

Cruises to:

Caribbean - Western , Europe - Northern Europe , Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4.2 out of 5

Hurricane by sierrasequoia

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

Children activities for 9yr olds were boring, stateroom shower had lukewarm water, movies shown in the movie theater were too old, bartenders on the whole were rude, onboard activities were mostly unimaginative.

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4.9 out of 5

Definitely an Adventure by witgoebel

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The excellent food and staff made up for the bad weather. The all inclusive Xplore Adventure in Cozumel is definitely worth doing. This was our first family cruise and we will look forward to trying other ships and ports and doing this again.

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3.4 out of 5

Glad this was NOT our 1st Royal Cruise. by KZAthryn

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Our cruise started without my seapass being located. Due to this we where put out the entire cruise. We had purchased a beverage package way in advance, but with the card MIA we had to hunt down someone selling the cards, wait in line for them to give me my sticker. (Their error they should have been accommodating and done this) but, it gets worse. This card had a glitch. Day 2 we checked our account and there were 2 drink charges one from pool bar the other from latitudes. Went down to GS, had them fixed, day three again, 2 more charges latitudes and main dishing room! Well you get the picture everyday we had to spend time in line to fix all this. Day 2 went to the art auction..,this was way cool and The staff so warm and knowledgeable. And I won not 1 but 2 drawings..,one was a $50 gift certificate to the spa. And I had a $ 50 coupon for being a loyal Royal traveler. The spa refused to allow me to use them together I was not happy but went ahead and booked my stone massage. I arribved 15mins early as instructed and was hurdled into the waiting area with the other 2pm appointments. I sat there filled out my form and watched everyone else get called for their appointment...yah, not me. At 2:20 I went back up front and told them I no longer wanted the service. The man up front looked at me and said, are you sure you do not want to wait a bit longer, I replied I am very sure and the. He asked me to reschedule for our port day...no thanks. And he then apologized and explained that they got slammed due to the storm cancelling our port. Odd, since my appointment had been booked the day before, when no one knew we would not be able to go into port! Also, when I checked in I was informed my therapist was not in yet? In my 2 visits there to make appointment and this fiasco I saw very hard core sales of their products. Anna the manager, not a nice woman. Royal is either becoming very cheap or the Brilliance is...no lobster night on this cruise the other 7 we had been on always have one lobster night on a formal night. No bar snacks any longer, no captains champagne toast? Main did I get room service was very slow. It appears our servers had way to many tables. They are lovely when you get them to you...but we waited for water refilled every night, the host staff sat us without menus one evening and it took our staff about 15mins to notice. Our room attendant Tyrone is the bomb! He worked very hard, was friendly and went above and beyond! He needs a raise and a promotion. We found Vintages bar staff very snotty and unattentive except to certain guest, probably why it was never full. Schooners bar staff very accommodating and always full. The best part of our cruise was eating at Chops. The service was fine dining service. The food was amazing. It was a lovely night for us. My hope is that this was just a Brilliance of the seas issue...I would hate to have to jump over to a new cruise line.

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4.5 out of 5

Best Cruise Ever by jdivusa

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All in all the cruise experience was good considering that we had out the days at sea three days of rain and the beginning of Hurricane Michael.

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5 out of 5

We had an awesome experience by hoovertrujillo

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We had a great time. Staff service excellent. The attention , their greetings and friendly personalities makes you want to continue on the ship. Thank you all for making this trip an unforgettable one. We will miss you all until our next trip. Hope to see you back soon. Thank you again.

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Mar 24, 2015

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!

Jan 25, 2015

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

Jul 22, 2013

Loved the solarium for evening relaxation and a snack.

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