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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
  • 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.
  • Amy Hardy 32 2 Western Caribbean

    My best friend and I sailed for our first time last year on the Monarch of the Seas. This year we decided to go all out and book a cruise on the newest Royal Caribbean, Brilliance of more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Christine and Richard 48 14 Southern Caribbean

    Easily lured to the sea, a call from a former cruise companion convinced us the Brilliance of the Seas would be an ideal venue for sailing again with her and other past shipmates. more

  • Judy Campbell 43 5 Western Caribbean

    We just sailed on Royal Cari b bean's Brilliance of the Sea and it was fantastic. The photos of the ship on the internet don't do it justice. The food was great and had a lot more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Leslie Watson 30 something n/a TransAtlantic

    I'm going to go into great detail with this review, so please keep that in mind if my review appears too run long. My husband Brian and I are in our mid-thirties and live in Barrow, more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Mary & Vincent N. Finelli Line n/a n/a Transatlantic

    Mary & Vincent N. Finelli The Brilliance of the Seas is the second of the Radiance Class ships being constructed by Royal Caribbean International (RCI). We sailed more

  • Margaret & Alan Lunn 62 11 Inaugural cruise to the Norwegian Fjords

    This was our eleventh cruise, (we’re cruise addicts!) the fifth with RCI, the other RCI ones all being on the Legend of the Seas, which we like very much. We were more

    8 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