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Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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1,494 Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Reviews


mwehmeyer avatar

mwehmeyer

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Changed Itinerary

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We chose a cruise to Cozumel/Key West and shortly after booking the itinerary was changed. We ended up going to Key west/Nassau/Coco Cay. We did not want to go to Nassau as we had been there so many times before. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


marymarie avatar

marymarie

16 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but a few kinks to work out - RCCL you can do better

We are loyal to RCCL. We are beyond Diamond Plus and we like the deck plans on the Freedom and Voyager Class ships. Had on a gown and matching stiletto heels for formal nite and we had photos taken at three ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Auntieyram

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

It was so relaxing

We went on this cruise to help a good friend of ours celebrate her Birthday. We managed to keep it a secret and totally surprised her and it was awesome. The cruise was wonderful and we had a really great time. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ladyjade3

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

RCCL is cutting way too many corners these days

Positives first: Ther food was good! I have no complaints about quality and taste and variety of food. The ship itself I had no problems with except the elevators don't work well and the ship really is in need of a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rlehto1

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

Biggest factor was price balcony cabin for under 2000. Most of the crew acted like this was their first cruise inefficient and slow and many mistakes. Music was the wrong era for the age group on the ship. Shows ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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legaljen1969

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Christmas in the Caribbean

We chose this cruise to celebrate my father's birthday and mine. I was surprised by how many other people on the cruise shared a Christmas Eve birthday with my dad. It made it even more fun. I have no idea if ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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l3mm

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise - needs to be a little more organized

We were a big group of kids and adults and overall we had a great time. Embarkation was smooth - we arrived early and were waiting in the terminal before boarding. Once we got on it was onto the Windjammer for ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Faero

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

A Fair and Honest Review

Brilliance of the Seas 12-7-14-2019 I will try to make this review as short as possible while covering a variety of relevant points most cruisers are concerned with. After 29 cruises and years of sailing the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Taz1983

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Old ship and uninterested crew

This cruise had good reviews but now I realize the reviews are from Royal Caribbean lifers. FYI if you have kids the ship attracts a majority of older people. There was only 1 main dining room aside from the buffet. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Yod YI

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

SO SO DISAPPOINTED - Brilliance of the Seas - low-cost rip-off cruise.

If you want to pay a lot for a low-cost rip-off cruise in a dated ship and very few activities - this is the ship for you. Six 1 liter bottles of water for 39 USD?? come on. We were on a family vacation (4 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cORINDAGIG

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

As I much prefer the smaller ships, this was a perfect fit. The Brilliance is in good shape overall. We were in a Grand Suite. Our room was clean and in wonderful condition. Our cabin steward, Luis, was attentive to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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dotgos

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary , great crew, balcony cabin 9516

we chose this cruise because of the itinerary, it was a 10 night from Amsterdam to Barcelona, seeing great ports, La Coruna, Bilboa, Porto, Lisbon, Cartagena and Lisbon. we spent 2 days in Amsterdam in Hotel Il ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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rogerwilliam

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

A very good experience. The ship is well laid out and there was always a free sun bed. The steam room and sauna are good - perfect to unwind after a day of sightseeing The itinerary was 1st class and evenings ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Ninihix

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent Itinerary Mediocre Ship

Chose this cruise for the itinerary which was excellent. Loyal Royal Caribbean diamond member. The cabin was as expected. Very clean. The bathroom sink had shallow cracks in it. The shower faucet had obviously ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Flower80

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise Ports and wonderful dining room staff

Our cruise began in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Cruise Terminal was wonderful. They had water bottles, wine, and cans of soda for sale to bring onto the cruise in your carry-on at a very reasonable rate. My 8 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Joanne21

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Baltic Trip

We have just returned from 12 night Baltic Trip from Amsterdam and can honestly say we enjoyed every single moment.We normally sail with Celebrity and while there are some differences the customer service provided ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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critic333

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pretender, not Contender to Excellence

My wife and I were celebrating our 25 years of marriage with the third of three RCCL cruises within the last nine months. We had spotted this itinerary of 12 nights in the British Isles and Ireland, and thought how ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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LoveTravelKirei

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Time Sailing the Baltic Sea

This cruise was the third leg of a 4-leg trip including a land trip across Austria and Switzerland, a river cruise on Avalon from Switzerland to Amsterdam, this Baltic cruise, and then 4 extra days in Amsterdam. All ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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gigiatsea

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Nickel and diming

We chose the itenirary British Isle mostly for Scotland which is rarely offered and thought the ship would be as good as same category ships ie loved Jewel and Serenade. Not problem at embarkation in Amsterdam ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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smk52

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Worst ship in the line!

We chose this ship based on the fact that it had the ONLY embarkation point from Amsterdam. We were on the 12 night Baltic cruise and the ports were fine it was the ship that was awful! When we had the safety ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Blues2019

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

British Isles w/ Little Ones

So, we just got back from our cruise with a preschooler and an infant, and thought I'd pass along some pros/cons/tips for the Brilliance of the Seas, 12 Night British Isles Cruise. I wish I knew then what I knew ...
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Sail Date June 2019


chipnut avatar

chipnut

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overall a very nice cruise

We wanted to see the Hermitage again so decided on this cruise as a good way to do that. It also allowed us to see most of the northern European capitals. Overall it was a great cruise with no major complaints so do ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Bill77 avatar

Bill77

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Nice ship and 12-day Baltic cruise from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg May 19-31.

Arrived 2-days early in Amsterdam for departure on May 19. needed more time there since Amsterdam has many, many sites to see (advance reservations a must for popular sites). Excellent TRAM system with a cheap ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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sue761715

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic crew, great ports (good shore excursions) good food

Extraordinarily interesting ports with Sea Days perfectly interspersed to rest for exhausting shore excursions. Seas were calm; chilly but sweaters and light jackets sufficed. The Brilliance although not new was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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71Bruin

9 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Great Transatlantic Cruise!

We love long cruises with lots of sea days and this cruise did not disappoint. We sailed from Tampa Bay to Amsterdam, seeing ports that we had yet to visit. The 8 sea days to begin the cruise were a wonderful way ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Brilliance of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment3.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.54
Family3.03.8
Enrichment3.53.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.53.8
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