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Brilliance of the Seas cruises for 2020-2021


Until April 2020 Brilliance sails out of Tampa, Florida, to the Western Caribbean. From Tampa Brilliance runs 4- and 5-night cruises that visit one or two ports, with two sea days, to include Cozumel island in Mexico, and either Key West or Jamaica. From May to September 2020 board the ship in Amsterdam for 12-night cruises: choose either the Baltic Sea ports with an overnight stay in St Petersburg, or a circle of the British Isles. Around September/October 2020 autumn colours are the attraction, with four one-week cruises out of Boston to the New England and Canadian Maritime Provinces. From November 2020 the ship returns to Tampa to repeat 4- and 5-night cruises around the western Caribbean. From September to October 2021 Brilliance once again sails out of Boston to the New England region of North America. Brilliance of the Seas entered service in 2002, was refitted in 2018, and at 90,090 GT carries 2112 passengers.
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Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2020 CRUISES

4

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise

Currently sailing

N/A

9

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

13

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

18

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

23

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

27

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

2

MAY

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

15

NIGHTS

Transatlantic Cruise
Departs: Tampa | Arrives: Amsterdam

Sold out

N/A

17

MAY

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise
Departs: Amsterdam
Popular Cruise!

$2,899

$242

12

JUN

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

British Isles Cruise
Departs: Amsterdam

$3,309

$331

22

JUN

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise
Departs: Amsterdam

$3,489

$291

4

JUL

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise
Departs: Amsterdam

$4,049

$337

16

JUL

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

British Isles Cruise
Departs: Amsterdam

$4,369

$364

28

JUL

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise
Departs: Amsterdam

$4,089

$341

9

AUG

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Baltic Cruise
Departs: Amsterdam
Popular Cruise!

$3,779

$315

21

AUG

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

A Baltic Cruise
Departs: Amsterdam
Popular Cruise!

$3,359

$280

2

SEP

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

15

NIGHTS

Arctic Crossing Cruise
Departs: Amsterdam | Arrives: Boston

Sold out

N/A

17

SEP

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

$2,823

$282

27

SEP

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,264

$181

4

OCT

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,323

$189

11

OCT

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,258

$180

18

OCT

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,243

$178

25

OCT

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Beantown & Beaches Cruise
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Tampa
Popular Cruise!

$1,575

$143

14

NOV

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

$1,049

$210

19

NOV

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,009

$252

23

NOV

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Tampa

$1,347

$269

28

NOV

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,142

$228

10

DEC

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,689

$241

17

DEC

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$724

$181

21

DEC

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Tampa

$1,383

$277

26

DEC

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,728

$346

31

DEC

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,150

$288

2021 CRUISES

4

JAN

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Tampa

$915

$183

9

JAN

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$962

$192

14

JAN

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$858

$215

18

JAN

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$990

$198

23

JAN

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$962

$192

28

JAN

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$772

$193

1

FEB

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$931

$186

6

FEB

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$977

$195

16

FEB

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$844

$211

20

FEB

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,042

$208

25

FEB

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$916

$229

1

MAR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,083

$217

6

MAR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,173

$235

11

MAR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$900

$225

15

MAR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,033

$207

20

MAR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,115

$223

25

MAR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$895

$224

29

MAR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,069

$214

3

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,251

$250

8

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,111

$278

12

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,234

$247

17

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,353

$271

22

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,111

$278

26

APR

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,234

$247

12

SEP

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

$2,132

$267

20

SEP

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,662

$277

26

SEP

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,959

$280

3

OCT

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,916

$274

10

OCT

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,843

$263

17

OCT

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,807

$258

24

OCT

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,793

$256

31

OCT

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,778

$254

7

NOV

Brilliance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Brilliance of the Seas cruise from Boston to Tampa
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Tampa

$1,613

$147

This month's most popular Brilliance of the Seas cruises


1. 12 night A Baltic Cruise ex Amsterdam on 21 Aug 2020, from $3,359
2. 5 night Western Caribbean Cruise ex Tampa on 14 Nov 2020, from $1,049
3. 12 night Baltic Cruise ex Amsterdam on 17 May 2020, from $2,899
4. 12 night Baltic Cruise ex Amsterdam on 9 Aug 2020, from $3,779
5. 11 night Beantown & Beaches Cruise ex Boston on 25 Oct 2020, from $1,575

Brilliance of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.

Life aboard Brilliance of the Seas
Until April 2020 Brilliance sails out of Tampa, Florida, to the Western Caribbean. From Tampa Brilliance runs 4- and 5-night cruises that visit one or two ports, with two sea days, to include Cozumel island in Mexico, and either Key West or Jamaica. From May to September 2020 board the ship in Amsterdam for 12-night cruises: choose either the Baltic Sea ports with an overnight stay in St Petersburg, or a circle of the British Isles. Around September/October 2020 autumn colours are the attraction, with four one-week cruises out of Boston to the New England and Canadian Maritime Provinces. From November 2020 the ship returns to Tampa to repeat 4- and 5-night cruises around the western Caribbean. From September to October 2021 Brilliance once again sails out of Boston to the New England region of North America. Brilliance of the Seas entered service in 2002, was refitted in 2018, and at 90,090 GT carries 2112 passengers.

Brilliance of the Seas’ most striking feature is the nearly three acres of exterior glass employed in its design - including glass elevators that span 12 decks giving ocean views. From every public space you are likely to see the seascape wherever you turn your head. The ship is family-friendly, with large facilities for children and teens. It caters for large conferences, Wi-Fi ship wide, wheelchair access, and also couples wishing to tie the knot in the wedding chapel. Though large, the ship offers a good passenger space ratio. Décor throughout is warm and attractive and you’ll need good walking shoes to become familiar with the many public spaces. Though carrying over 2000 guests, dining, entertainment and activity centres are spread throughout the ship and elevators are fast. You pay for many extras including gratuities, and need to plan where to eat and what to purchase, so order packages online before your cruise.

Accommodation
Staterooms come in four main categories and 19 grades, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suite/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Outside Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of five categories of Suites, which are especially good for families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to eight guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.

Food and Dining
For the Main Dining Room, spread over two levels, select from three dining choices before cruising: fixed seating at the same table nightly, at either early or late sitting; open-seated My Time Dining (with pre-paid gratuities) at a flexible time; and early sitting My Family Time Dining that allows children aged 3 to 11 years to leave for their Adventure Ocean kids club. Menus feature healthy, vegetarian and kosher options. Special dietary needs can be catered for by giving advanced notice. Menus change daily throughout the cruise. Evening dress is casual or smart casual. Expect one to three formal evenings in the Main Dining Room during your cruise. Other complimentary eating options include buffet-style Windjammers Café, a pizzeria, the Seaview Café, and 24-hour room service.

Specialty dining (with a cover charge) can be booked for Chops Grille steakhouse and Portofino Italian restaurant. The Mystery Dinner Theatre, set in Portofino, combines your meal with theatre drama and intrigue. Reserve Vini d’Italia for a seasonal menu complemented by fine wines. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is the place to go for ice-cream and frozen drinks. Café Latte-tudes serves specialty coffees and sweets. In all, the ship has 16 bars, clubs and lounges. There are package deals for wine, juice, sodas and bottled water.

Entertainment
A signature feature of RCI vessels is a Broadway-style production in the Main Theatre. A second entertainment centre is the Colony Club, with its music, dancing, comedy and cabaret shows. Try your hand at gaming in Casino Royale. Live music features around the pool, in the main dining room, and in many lounges, bars and specialty venues. There are always parties and parades to join. Alternatively, just stroll around and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.

On-shore excursions and explorations can be pre-booked or arranged on board. Choose from a range of classes and seminars to bring out your creativity and expand your knowledge. The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes. Activities include use of the outdoor sports deck, mini-golf course, golf simulators, three whirlpools, billiards & pool tables, and a basketball court. The Solarium is exclusively for adults. Youngsters will love Adventure Beach pool and slide. Teens have their own lounge areas and disco, video game arcade, and the Adventure Ocean youth programmes that cater for all ages. And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.

Explore the decks

Brilliance of the Seas deckplans

Brilliance of the Seas deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Staterooms come in four main categories and 19 grades, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suite/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Outside Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of five categories of Suites, which are especially good for families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to eight guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.

Decks
Brilliance of the Seas

Royal Caribbean

Ship facts

Star rating: Brilliance of the Seas star rating
Maiden voyage: 2002
Number of decks: 12
Tonnage: 90090
Cabins: 1056
Passengers: 2112
Number of crew: 869

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • My Time Dining or Traditional (2 sittings)
  • My Family Time Dining (kids eat early)
  • Dress for casual, smart casual, & formal dress nights
  • Windjammer Marketplace buffet
  • Room service continental breakfast
  • Beverage packages
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chef’s Table (14 guests, formal dinner)
  • Chops Grille (lunch, dinner)
  • Giovanni’s Table (lunch, dinner)
  • Izumi Japanese (lunch, dinner)
  • Room service: meals other than continental breakfast
  • Rita’s Cantina (lunch, dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Park Café (deli bar, casual)
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ($)
  • Café Latte-tudes (pay; not at night)
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (16)
  • Vintages wine bar
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway Production
  • Movies on pool deck
  • Comedy, jazz, karaoke
  • Cinema room
  • Casino
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM fast internet package (pay)
  • VOOM fast internet + streaming package (pay)
  • Royal Caribbean app
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Whirlpools (3)
  • Solarium adults only pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa
  • Fitness Centre, gym
  • Basketball court
  • Billiards, pool tables
  • Jogging track
  • Sports courts
  • Table tennis
  • Mini-golf course
  • Games, contests, dancing
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Enrichment lectures (some pay)
  • Library/Card room
  • Photo studio
  • Conference Centre
  • Weddings, Vows at Sea
  • WAIVERS NEEDED FOR:
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • UNDER 18
  • Adventure Ocean (programs for 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17 y)
  • Video games arcade (pay), Teen disco
  • Children's pool & slide
  • Royal Babies & Tots Nursery (6-36 mth pay)
  • Royal Babies & Tots activities (18-36 mths pay)
  • “Late Night Party Zone” group sitting
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Electricity 110/220V
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre
  • No emotional support animals

What's included? ▼

  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Certain entertainment, fitness classes
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 yr)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: A$ 11.90/US$ 12) per guest (A$ 14.20/US$ 14.25 for suite guests) pp/night is included in pre-paid fare. Or, service charges can be paid onboard. For all ages. Modify for inadequate service.
  • Service charge 15% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
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