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Brilliance of the Seas
Last refurbished
2018
Last refurbished
Passengers
2112
Passengers
Ports Visited
73
Ports visited
Cruises from $123 per day
$123
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Brilliance of the Seas
90,090
Gross Tonnage

Brilliance of the Seas Cruises

4
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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.

Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2002
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 90090
Cabins: 1056
Passengers: 2112
Number of crew: 869
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    • Dining on the Brilliance of the Seas
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    • Dining on the Brilliance of the Seas

    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.

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    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.

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  • Bars

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    • Bar on the Brilliance of the Seas

    Café Latte-tudes serves specialty coffees and sweets. In all, the ship has 16 bars, clubs and lounges.

  • Entertainment

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    • Entertainment on the Brilliance of the Seas
    • Entertainment on the Brilliance of the Seas
    • Entertainment on the Brilliance of the Seas

    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. 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.

  • Activities

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    • Activities on the Brilliance of the Seas
    • Activities on the Brilliance of the Seas
    • Activities on the Brilliance of the Seas

    Try your hand at gaming in Casino Royale or 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. Activities include use of the outdoor sports deck, mini-golf course, golf simulators, three whirlpools, billiards & pool tables, and a basketball court.

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    And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.

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  • Health & Fitness

    • Fitness on the Brilliance of the Seas
    • Fitness on the Brilliance of the Seas
    • Fitness on the Brilliance of the Seas

    The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes.

  • Kids

    • Kids activities on the Brilliance of the Seas
    • Kids activities on the Brilliance of the Seas
    • Kids activities on the Brilliance of the Seas

    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.

  • Inclusions

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

Customer cruise ship ratings

Brilliance of the Seas has an average of 4 Stars based on 88 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    4
  • Cabin
    4
  • Dining
    4.1
  • Entertainment
    3.6
  • Service
    4.5

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Highlights

  • No matter what sailing you choose on Brilliance of the Seas, every destination you visit is a show stopper. Fortunately, the ship offers endless opportunities to scope out the scenery and appreciate the sights — whether you’re rocking out forty feet above deck on the rock-climbing wall or hanging out in one of the Solarium’s serene whirlpools.

  • Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. The staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action the cruise ships are known for. From the spectacular views to the deluxe amenities, a stay with us is like nothing at sea.

  • Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus the latest - Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious Drift and more.

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 television 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 television 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.)

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  • Inside

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    Cabin Types

    2W, 4V, 3V, 2V, 1V, ZI, ZQ, 5V

    Average Cabin Size – 12.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 108 sq. ft. Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. Up to 1 guest. One full size bed.

  • Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    CO, 1K, 4M, 4N, 3N, 2N, 1N, YO, YQ, 5N

    Average Cabin Size – 16.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 170 sq. ft. Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. Up to 2 guests. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.

  • Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    CB, 4B, 3B, 2B, 1B, 2E, 1E, 5D, 4D, 3D, 2D, 1D, XB, XQ, XS, SG

    Average Cabin Size – 16.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.6 m2

    Size approx: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft. Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests. One or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests. Private balcony. One bathroom. Some staterooms have obstructed view, please check for square shape key legend on cabin number.

  • Suite

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    Cabin Types

    OT, GT, RS, OS, GS, J3, WS

    Average Cabin Size – 49.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 10.6 m2

    Size approx: 584 sq. ft. Balcony: 151 sq. ft. Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation with family and friends. Up to 8 guests. Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed. Two Pullman beds. Private balcony. Two bathrooms (master bathroom with tub).

Deck Plans for Brilliance of the Seas

Legend

  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed
  • Stateroom has 3rd Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 3rd & 4th Pullman bed
  • Connecting Staterooms
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 4 additional Pullman beds
  • Sofa Bed Eligible
  • Wheelchair accessible stateroom
  • Stateroom opens only on the starboard side
  • Stateroom has an obstructed view

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