Brilliance of the Seas

3.7 out of 5

Overview

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

Sails from: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Barcelona, Spain, Tampa, Florida

Cruises to: Caribbean - Western, Europe - Northern Europe, Europe - Mediterranean

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great ports, OK ship

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Ports were great, but the ship itself was not nearly as nice as other ships we have been on. Also, the WiFi was the worst we have ever experienced on a ship. Go for the ports and realize the ship is just the means to get to great places.

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4 out of 5

Mediterranean sea

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 The ports chosen on this particular cruise were amazing I would highly recommend doing your own sure excursion not booking it through Royal Caribbean because we have much more success with way less money spent. The food on this trip was just OK it wasn't great . We desperately wish the ice cream machine was on 24 hours a day because every time I went to get ice cream it wasn't functioning it only on during food service hours. The disco really needed a DJ that and you have to spin music because he wasn't able to play any requests it seemed that he just had a particular  check that he had to play and was difficult to keep people on the dance floor and keeping the party having fun. They could've used many more bartenders because it took forever to get a drink. The dining staff and the room stored were absolutely amazing and the rest of the stuff is tremendously friendly. But my daughter got sick and was quarantined and they would not allow her to be quarantined in our room with the balcony and made her stay in her inside cabin several days therefore she missed seeing the sights what she could've easily seen out the window and it would've made it much more tolerable

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Brilliance of the seas.

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The staff were very courteous, friendly and professional. The ship was spotless all the time. I will be recommending this cruise to everyone. My family and I had a lot of fun. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Italy, France & Spain cruise

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I would have to say my favorite port was Cannes,  It was a beautiful city and the tour was exceptional highlighting all the wonderful attractions there.  Of course, Rome was truly magical but having been there before, I found it even busier with all the tourists so it was not as enjoyable as I remember it the first time.  It was my grandson's first visit there, however, and he was in awe at all the history that surrounds you there.  It was a wonderful cruise in all respects.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great Cruise

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The restaurant staff were very attentive.  The stateroom cleaning supervisor was excellent, she was very attentive, friendly and professional.  The shop attendants were very helpful.  One of the Casino attendants (can't remember his name, but he was from Honduras) was not friendly at all.  

The food at the main restaurant was excellent, except the Lobster bisque.

The shows were good and Clo, the cruise director was excellent.  She was funny, friendly and professional.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 2501

  • Total Crew: 859

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.91

  • Built: Jul 2002

  • Refurbished: 4 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 13

  • Total Cabins: 1074

  • Cabin Categories: 50

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grins88
Contributor Level: Purser
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!

csalazar2267287
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 25, 2015

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

Manitowoccuiser
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jul 22, 2013

Loved the solarium for evening relaxation and a snack.

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