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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 1307 guests have reviewed Brilliance of the Seas, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(1307 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples50.2%
Singles/Friends14.7%
Families w/older children12.9%
Groups6.9%
Families w/young children5.7%

Most Recent Reviews

Terrific Cruise ????

Jul 13th, 2019

Overall, it was an excellent cruise. Staff was helpful and plenty of activities going on all day so I was never bored. Thank you RCL for that!!! You make the cruise your own- rest and relax or jump in one activity to another (my preference). Only problem was no listening devices for one excursion and a guide who had the devises not spoke unclearly. Otherwise and fabulous experience.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Experience

4-6 cruises

3Star experience

Jul 8th, 2019

Royal Caribbean seems to lack a target audience and therefore tries to meet too many agendas. We enjoyed the mixture of nationalities and the itinerary was excellent. The cruise was great value if you don’t drink and don’t take the cruise tours.We had a great 2 day trip in St Petersburg externally organised at half the price.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Loved the Baltic!

Jul 8th, 2019

Nice ship although dated. Really enjoyed the itinerary although some ports were far from town and shuttle buses were expensive! Service was good all over the ship. BORING menu in the main dining room after the 1st few days. Very repetitive. Nothing special for formal nights. Would recommend happy hours and a dedicated water bottle filling station! TOO many emails prior to the cruise and TOO much paper during the cruise. Account information should be available on stateroom t.v.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Fabulous cruise of beautiful area!

Jun 27th, 2019

Absolutely wonderful cruise, with top notch service from the crew. The only drawback is the uncomfortable mattress, which is important and needs to be addressed.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Loved the Baltic!

Jun 16th, 2019

I loved the Baltic states. I hope to go back someday. Just a few minor issues with the cruise itself. Whoever was in charge of the cruise compasses was obviously recycling info from the previous cruise. Weather was waaaayyy wrong and some activities, ports, times were incorrect as well. It was frustrating at times. I also felt like they were VERY pushy about selling their dining experiences and spa treatments. I like the main dining room so I don’t do the specialty restaurants much, but we were approached no less than 20 times while dining or walking around the ship. Same thing with the spa. Maybe not quite as bad. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall I really enjoyed myself and look forward to cruising again.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Fabulous

Jun 15th, 2019

I would recommend this cruise to anyone. There was so much to do and we enjoyed all of it.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Amazing Cruise Itinerary touring the Baltic Countries

Jun 15th, 2019

Overall Cruise was fantastic. Royal Caribbean could have done a better job by getting the chefs to work collaboratively with the serving team to understand customer dietary needs and preparing a simple menu in advance so we know what was being served, what we are consuming rather than being told some surprise. In some case we did not know what were the ingredients except kept hearing it is a surprise. Past cruise we had better experience with vegan food, chef knew what we needed and set a menu.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Baltic cruise May 2019

Jun 15th, 2019

We enjoyed our cruise. We had great weather and smooth seas. We went to a lot of museums and walked a lot. Definitely do a tour in Russia and the ones not through RCI are much less expensive. We used Alla tours. The food was so good in the main dining room that we only did 2 specialty restaurants. The entertainment was great as were the enrichment lectures.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wunderfull trip

Jun 7th, 2019

Overall we had a good feeling About this trip, but in St Petersburg the crew make us shy over entering Russia . First can enter the passengers that had book the excursion by the Caraïben en after 10:30 the other passengers can enter Russia. For me was this a very negative experience.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Amsterdam on our way!

Jun 2nd, 2019

Ship is older and needs some TLC! Food is gooD overall most staffdid a outstanding job

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

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