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 Brilliance of the Seas

Delivered by renowned Meyer Werft shipyard in July, 2002, Brilliance of the Seas is the second unit in Royal Caribbean's Radiance-class (formerly Vantage-class). Built to Panamax standards, Brilliance of the seas offers many of the features also found on the larger Voyager-class ships, but she visits regions of the world not easily accessible for RCI's largest ships.

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Family Friendly
Shore Excursions

 Professional Reviews

Tom OggReviews at, 2004-12-03Deep Western Caribbean and Panama Canal

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22users found this review helpful.
Nancy Norris, 2004-12-03Panama Canal/Caribbean Introduction: I was attending a conference more

23users found this review helpful.

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Rita Yates 52 23 Mexico

    Overall the cruise was what we made it. Some entertainment was fantastic - others were boring and we had to participate in order to keep the passengers awake. The greeter as you came aboard more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Susan 49 1 Caribbean Christmas cruise

    This was my first cruise and i was a bit skeptical. Our 3-generation group of 10 family members picked this as a relatively economical option for a Christmas outing and it was really more

    17 users found this review helpful.
  • RRM 47 2 Mediterranean

    This was our 2nd cruise with RCL. We again were not at disappointed. The first RCL was to Mexico with our kids. It was great on that one. I have to say that we are planners and knew exactly what more

    113 users found this review helpful.
  • Robert Smyth 42 6 Mediterranean

    Overall, this was a very good cruise. Our 4th with RCI. We did Jewel to the Baltics, Legend and Independence from Southampton. The ship was as we remembered the Jewel. Food choices have changed more

    54 users found this review helpful.
  • Kay 62 3 Eastern Mediterranean

    We set sail from Barcelona for an 11-day cruise. Entertainment was great, ports of call were interesting overall, and it was a fun time with lots of activities. I've never been too more

    68 users found this review helpful.
  • Bridget 55 6 Barcelona - Canary Isles

    My family and I cruised with Royal Caribbean less than 2 years ago on Vision of the Seas. I much prefer this ship to the 'Brilliance.' We were quite shocked to see the vast price increases more

    52 users found this review helpful.
  • Cecilia Fredericks 52 2 Barcelona Mediterranean Barcelona

    We boarded the Brilliance of the Seas for a 12-Night roundtrip Mediterranean cruise on 8/10/08 from Barcelona. The entertainment and activities were well planned and offered something more

    79 users found this review helpful.
  • Rosemary Peek 53 2 Transatlantic

    We paid to stay in a Suite and all of the furniture was old !! After all the ship is eight or nine years old. Is what is call wear and tear...I own apartment buildings and I would never rent more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • Royal Caribbean International Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review Transatlantic Michael Agus Embarkation This cruise was an enjoyable experience in almost more

    26 users found this review helpful.
  • Royal Caribbean International Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Review Transatlantic Fran This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean, and overall it was terrific. We more

    12 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Royal Caribbean Int.
  • Capacity (double occupancy):2100
  • Builder:Jos. L. Meyer
  • Full Capacity:2501
  • Inaugurated:2002
  • Space Ratio:42.9 / 36.0
  • Gross Tonnage:90,090gt
  • Crew:870
  • Length:962 ft. / 293 m