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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

25users found this review helpful.

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • jerry ferman 51 5 cozumel

    WOW! Who doesn't love a cruise?! My wife and I just returned from our Royal Caribbean cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas out of Tampa on 4/18-22/2016. Having cruised with Royal Caribbean more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Traveledon 57 15 Cozumel and grand cayman

    Dinning room service was terrible at our table. Bathroom smelled bad. Employees seemed tired and didn't smile much of the time. Bed pillows were old and flat. Need more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • alwaysawayflorida 62 8 repositioning

    Our most recent cruise was a 13 day repositioning cruise from Boston to Tampa. This cruise appeared to attract older travelers many of whom take this same voyage every year. While there were more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • John Wrigg 61 7 Baltic cruise

    The food was the worst I have ever encountered on any cruise,( previously been with P&O & Fred Olsen). There were virtually no vegetables, and what there were were severely undercooked. One more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    116 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.
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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