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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 1180 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(1180 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples50.8%
Singles/Friends15%
Families w/older children13.1%
Groups6.5%
Families w/young children5.3%

Most Recent Reviews

Beautiful Caribbean Cruise

Dec 8th, 2018

Our cruise was wonderful. Grand Cayman was beautiful, I wish we could have stayed there longer. Our wait staff were wonderful. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and they made us a cake and sang to us. They made our day so special!! Our room attendant was wonderful as well, always accommodating and sweet.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

2-3 cruises

Can't wait to do it again

Dec 7th, 2018

Great time wish it was longer. Will go back to the Grand Cayman again

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Relaxing vacation

Dec 4th, 2018

Ok if you are looking for relaxation. Good cheap getaway.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Great trip through the Caribbean

Dec 4th, 2018

We had a great honeymoon trip. It was my first time with Royal Caribbean and my wife's first cruise ever. We will definitely be cruising with them again.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Brilliant Experience

Dec 4th, 2018

It was an enjoyable cruise, there were some ups and downs. The food of course, started tasting the same after the 3rd day. The ship was clean, no mechanical issues, great staff! Tampa embarkation went very well, no staggered boarding like we had on CCL, but we did get there at 10 and were taken right on board. This was very new to us and very enjoyable. Once on board, we hit the WindJammer, the pizza was definitely better than CCL, but there were only 2 choices of pizza. The rest of the Windjammer was nice, there was suckling pig along with your normal foods. The salad bar was good, but I liked the one on CCL Fantasy class ships better. The layout of the Windjammer was very nice with islands for different foods. We had an inside stateroom that was supposed to have a trundle bed for Kyle. We saw that there was pullman's in the room and waited for the trundle bed until after supper. We got back and a pullman was brought down from the ceiling. NO GO. Contacted Guest Services, but they said the trundle bed was against the safety rules. We advised that Kyle might fall from the bed and that was a safety issue. They offered to separate us into different rooms, still no go. We advised that we would just pull the mattress from the pullman and put it on the floor, again against the safety rules. We said we would work it out. Came back a bit later and a trundle bed was in the room. The MDR was nice, Miguel and Jose took very good care of us, we ate there 4 fo the 5 nights. The Windjammer had a great lady Lizzie taking care of everyone out there. Rockwall, Chris climbed the Easy and Medium levels. Mini Golf - we did not do. Casino- we went there one day, smoking is restricted to one area of it. You feed the machines with money, not like on CCL where you used your S&S card. There were VERY few kids or people our age on the ship, mostly an older, more laid back crowd. Kinda missed the hustle and bustle of the CCL ship. Key West and Cozumel were like Key West and Cozumel. Really enjoyed the SeaDays, even slept in a lounge chair. The Solarium was very nice, the sea water was different, this was the first time I have been in the pool on a ship. Very interesting with the extra buoyancy of the sea water. We had a great trip overall, even saying that, we will probably go back to CCL for our next cruise or try a NCL cruise. Brian

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Best first cruise !!

Dec 2nd, 2018

This was my first . I was so nervous . Everyone was so nice . Loved coming back to our cabin every evening and seeing our little towel animal .

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Wonderful cruise

Dec 2nd, 2018

Excellent service from beginning to end, will go again

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Not Bad

Dec 2nd, 2018

Friendly and helpful crew. The ship was very clean, just designed poorly. They also need better options for snacks outside of the dining room.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Dec 1st, 2018

Brilliance is a beautiful ship , but does need some cosmetic work. The staff is awesome ! Our room steward , Carla, was amazing !! Bar staff was excellent.

Dec 1st, 2018

Love cruising Royal but will never go on Brilliance again. So many details got pushed aside that ultimately made things unpleasant and disappointing. I expected more from this cruise since I've never been disappointed before but I may be looking into a different cruise line for the next one.

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