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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 1327 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(1327 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples50.5%
Singles/Friends14.8%
Families w/older children12.9%
Groups6.8%
Families w/young children5.6%

Most Recent Reviews

Lovely Ship Great Crew

Nov 17th, 2019

I have to say the many senior officers that we have seen that participate in the guest events is great to see. A special shout out to Paul Hotel Director, Jaco Food and Beverage Manager and Alistair Executive Chef and many many more that got out and participated in the events with guests. This was the best cruise where senior management on the ship were out and mingling with the passengers – Brilliant.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Missed Carnival

Nov 7th, 2019

The ship did not smell fresh had to buy air freshener at one of the ports. We were on the 3rd FL AFT and heard lots of loud noises and banging at bedtime. The first day our pillow was dirty like someone cleaned the floor with it. The food was good but Carnival was better. Our cooler box did not work and even though I had braids and never shed hair ou r sink was clogged. Overall they were nice and tried, they fixed stuff when asked but this was my 3rd cruise and worst one.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

2-3 cruises

Enjoyable Itinerary

Nov 6th, 2019

Nice and relaxing. Good itinerary with interesting excursions. Food So So Waiting time before excursions excessive. Everything was extra cost, even bottled water in room.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Sister Cruise 2019

Nov 6th, 2019

For the 7 Day Mediterranean Cruise you are basically using the ship as a hotel if you are doing excursions in ports. There is travel time in to the country (away from the sea/port) which is fine. Just be aware. Our shortest excursion was 5 hours. Be aware when booking excursions that many of them involve a great deal of walking. If you do not want / cannot walk a lot - pick excursions accordingly. Also, note the excursions that are wheelchair / handicap accessible if this is an issue for you or your companions. They have some, but many. I cannot express how beautiful this cruise / ports / excursions were for this trip. The history is simply amazing. If you want to have a lot of activities on the ship for younger guests in your group you may want to choose another ship. The Brilliance is a beautiful ship and was perfect for our cruise (60+ years), but I can see young/younger children being bored. Stay out of the Casino!!!! It is very, very small and the machines are very tight! I did not play anything other than the slots. This was a big disappointment from our previous Royal Caribbean cruises.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Older ship, food not great

Nov 6th, 2019

I have been on Carnival Victory and Celebrity Equinox and both are better than this ship. The food here was just ok. The buffet has better food than the dining room. Carnival also asks about food allergies which this ship did not. It was slightly disappointing. Ask for the Indian and Vegetarian menus which were not offered to us until we asked for other options on the 2nd night.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

2-3 cruises

A+ in every way

Nov 3rd, 2019

I have traveled all over the world, but this was my first cruise. It far exceeded any expectations...wow!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Wonderful trip, we had a great time seeing all the sites, Rome, Sistine Chapel, Pisa, Amalfi and Monaco

Nov 1st, 2019

Great cruise and opportunity to see some of the wonders of the world

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

My favorite cruise ship!

Oct 21st, 2019

After 9 cruises, this is still my favorite ship! The larger ships are a lot of fun, but the smaller radiance class offers a level of intimacy lacking on the oasis or quantum class ships. I highly recommend this class for couples!

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

40th Anniversary Cruise

Oct 17th, 2019

We have been on a number of cruises and this was the best cruise we have been on.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Amazing Cruise

Oct 8th, 2019

The western Mediterranean cruise was amazing. Be prepared for lots of walking but each port allows for you to take public transportation to get to the advertised city. The cruise staff were all helpful with providing information. Every stop was picturesque and wonderful.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

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