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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

Tom Ogg CruiseReviews at The Brilliance of the Seas more

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
  • Gay W. Lea 59 2 Western Caribbean

    On April 19th of 2004, my husband & I took our first cruise with Royal Caribbean, on the Brilliance of the Seas. This was our first with taking a Balcony and we will continue to do more

  • James 14 7 Western Caribbean

    Alright, we went on a cruise to the caribbean, the ultimate caribbean 11 night cruise on the Brilliance, hence why im writing the review on it! For starters it was a sweet ship and more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Art Herman 56 15 Caribbean

    Having been on the larger, Voyager Class RC ships and more than satisfied, I was greatly disappointed by the selection of food on the Brilliance of the Seas. I mean Meat Loaf as the more

  • Cathy Cole 45 3 Eastern Caribbean

    This Christmas cruise was my first on Royal Caribbean, and the first ever for my boyfriend Joe (hereafter known as the MI – Melancholy Italian). It took a lot of work on my part more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Steven Jablon 54 20+ Royal Caribbean Cancellation Policies

    This review has to do with how absolutely wonderful Royal Caribbean customer service was when I had to cancel an 11 day cruise, just two days before scheduled boarding due to a more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Don Grant 49 10 Southern Caribbean

    Pack for Success Our holiday began with a cross continent journey on Star Alliance partners Air Canada and United Airlines. The air journey was fine but one of our suitcases never more

  • John Sims 37 11 11-night Ultimate Caribbean

    RCI Brilliance of the Sea 11-night Ultimate Caribbean This is Pam and my eleventh cruise together and our first on RCCL. We have sailed the Ecstasy 96, Galaxy 99, Mercury 99, more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Stan Myatt 49 7 Southern Caribbean

    My wife and I, along with our two sons (ages 22 and 18) and my wife's parents were on the 11-Day Circle the Caribbean cruise from December 23rd and returned on January 3rd, 2003. This more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Kelly Line 20 n/a Southern Caribbean

    My family went on the Dec 23rd, 2002 11 night cruise from Miami. I would definitely go on this cruise again, as long as it’s during the holiday season, where people my age will be going I' more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Flee Smith 47 3 Western Caribbean

    Cruise was fine, but we were not allowed off the ship in time to get to the airport- even though we paid extra for RC to book our flights and transfers. At the airport, we waited more

    1 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