Brilliance Of The Seas

Brilliance Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Brilliance Of The Seas

Year built2002  /  Age : 17
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassRadiance
Building costUSD 350 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed25 kn / 46 kph / 29 mph
Length (LOA)292 m / 958 ft
Beam (width)39 m / 128 ft
Gross Tonnage90090 gt
Passengers2150 - 2580
Crew858
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks13
Cabins1075
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byMarilyn Ofer

Current itinerary of Brilliance Of The Seas

Brilliance Of The Seas current cruise is 12 days, round-trip British Isles. The itinerary starts on 12 Jun, 2019 and ends on 24 Jun, 2019.

Date / TimePort
12 Jun 17:00    Departing from Amsterdam, Holland hotels
14 Jun 07:00 - 18:00    Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
15 Jun 08:00 - 17:00    Invergordon, Scotland
17 Jun 08:45 - 18:00    Belfast, Northern Ireland
18 Jun 11:30 - 19 Jun 23:00    Dublin, Ireland
20 Jun 07:00 - 18:00    Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
21 Jun 07:00 - 17:00    Cobh-Cork, Ireland
23 Jun 08:00 - 16:00    Dover, England
24 Jun 06:00    Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland hotels

Review of Brilliance Of The Seas

Launched in 2002, Brilliance of the Seas is the 2nd Radiance-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Jewel, Serenade and Radiance.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Brilliance Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 90,090-ton, 2,500-passenger cruise ship Brilliance of the Seas maintains a relatively low crew-to-guest ratio. The ship feels practically petite in comparison to her newer, bigger Oasis- and Voyager-class fleetmates. However, Brilliance is big enough to offer a variety of dining options and entertainment, yet small enough to offer more immersive itineraries than bigger Royal Caribbean vessels. Like all Radiance-class cruise ships, Brilliance of the Seas features glass throughout its interior (including glass elevators and a 5-story glass wall in the atrium), thus granting passengers plenty of ocean views.

Cruise itinerary program

Brilliance of the Seas itinerary program is based on roundtrip departures from Tampa FL to the Western Caribbean. During summer, Brilliance sails in Europe (Baltic Sea, departing from Harwich UK) and also offers Fall Foliage New England voyages from Boston to Canada, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Cabins

Brilliance Of The Seas has a total of 1075 cabins (of which 64 Suites, 513 Balcony rooms) in 25 grades. Most Brilliance of the Seas staterooms are 165-195-sq.foot balcony rooms and 150-sq.foot insides (480). 15 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Brilliance of the Seas are the Royal Suites (950 ft2 /88 m2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The Minstrel Dining Room is ship's main restaurant. Food is nicely presented and well prepared. The elegant room features tables on two levels and wonderful views of the vessel's wake. The menu offers several choices of salads, starters and soups, main courses, cheese and desserts. The Windjammer Cafe is Brilliance's main buffet venue. It is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and informal dinner. Numerous stations serve up pasta, burgers, salads and sweets. One interesting feature is the bar for soda, beer and wine purchases, nice because you don't have to wait for waiters, though the wine is in very little airline-style bottles which cost more than $6 each.

Brilliance Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Brilliance of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Minstrel Restaurant (1226-seat aft Dining Room, with two smaller private dining rooms - 122-seat Zephyr and 32-seat Port Side
  • Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (696-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Rita’s Cantina (84-seat Mexican restaurant)
  • Giovanni’s Table (Italian specialty restaurant, reservations recommended)
  • Chops Grille (92-seat specialty restaurant)
  • Chefs Table (12-seat gourmet dining room)
  • Izumi (89-seat Asian specialty restaurant). At the Izumi restaurant are also held "Make Your Own Sushi" classes. They are available for booking at additional cost (USD 28 pp + 18% gratuity). The sushi-making class is guided by an Izumi chef, teaching the technique for making sushi rolls (3 different types). Passengers then can eat everything they made. included with this class is also a galley tour (of the ship's dining room restaurant's kitchen on Deck 4).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The tone aboard Brilliance of the Seas is set by the 7-deck-high Centrum, which serves as a central spot for activities in the heart of the ship. During the evenings, its Lobby Bar is the hottest spot on Brilliance for after-dinner dancing. The lavish, 2-deck Pacifica Theater hosts the production shows and games. The ship has a real modern feel and does a fine job in incorporating some of the best facilities that have become Royal Caribbean trademarks. Onboard cruisers will find classics like Schooner Bar and Windjammer Cafe, as well as a climbing wall up the smokestack, tiny golf and a waterslide. Other additions include the pretty Seaview Cafe, and the rather avant-garde Starquest disco.

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Brilliance Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Brilliance of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Pacifica Theatre (900-seat, features two grand productions per night with dance, acrobatics, comedy and game shows)
  • Starquest Disco and Nightclub
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery
  • The Centrum (social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Card Room; Next Cruise Lounge;
  • The Colony Club (381-seat; hosts Captain’s Welcome Party);
  • Singapore Slings(105-seat
  • Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge and Bar; Diamond Club Lounge and Bar (past guests only)
  • R Bar (35-seat cocktail bar); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (34-seat specialty coffee bar, offers Seattle’s Best Coffee); King and Country English Pub (105-seat sports bar); Vintages Bar (wine bar); Schooner Bar (144-seat piano bar); Sky Bar
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewelry, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
  • Scoreboard (53-seat cinema)
  • Casino Royale (262-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 3 jacuzzis; 2 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Park Cafe, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Video Games Arcade; Optix Teen Disco club; Living Room teen lounge area; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall; Fairways of Brilliance Golf Course.
  • On Deck 12, the teen’s club Optix shares space with the new “Escape Room” (interactive escape-the-room games by Puzzle Break, via partnership with ShowFX Inc). For 60-90 min, participants (6-12 players) are locked in the escape room. They must work together to solve puzzles, find hidden clues and eventually to find the key to escape the room - before the time runs out. The Puzzle Break game (named "A Royal Mystery") is complimentary.

Brilliance Of The Seas wiki

Royal Caribbean's Brilliance is of company's Radiance-class liners, with sisterships JewelRadianceSerenade.

Ship's godmother was Marilyn Ofer (co-founder of "Eyal and Marilyn Ofer Foundation" supporting culture and education). The naming ceremony was on July 13, 2002, held in Port Harwich England (UK). Marilyn Ofer is also in the executive committee of "British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel" and "Holocaust Educational Trust". The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on July 19, 2002 - a 7-day Norwegian Fjords itinerary.

Ship's Captain is Erik Tengelsen.

Brilliance Of The Seas refurbishment 2013 review

The list of deckplan changes during ship's drydock 2013 refurbishment includes:

  • “Diamond Club” lounge was added on deck 13.
  • On Lido Deck 11 (in the main pool area) a huge movie screen (outdoor theater) was installed.
  • Cabin amenities were upgraded with flat TVs in all cruise accommodations.
  • New restaurants were added – “Park Cafe” (complimentary deli on lido deck 11), “Chef’s Table” (private dining tour), Giovanni’s (Italian trattoria on deck 6), Izumi (Asian/Japanese cuisine, on deck 12), “Rita’s Cantina” (Mexican cuisine, on lido deck 11).
  • A new “Centrum” program was implemented (daily entertainment, featuring aerial acrobatic shows).
  • “R Bar” (1960s-themed) replaced the Lobby Bar on deck 4.
  • “Vintages” Bar (wine bar) was added on deck 6.
  • King & Country Pub replaced the Scoreboard Bar on deck 6.
  • Library was moved from deck 9 to 5.
  • Royal Caribbean’s signature Nursery (Royal Babies and Tots) was added on deck 12.

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Brilliance Of The Seas Itineraries

The below listed Brilliance Of The Seas cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 May 31 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam
2019 Jun 12 12 days, round-trip British Isles Amsterdam
2019 Jun 24 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam
2019 Jul 06 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $2594
2019 Jul 18 12 days, round-trip British Isles Amsterdam $1780
2019 Jul 30 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1499
2019 Aug 11 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam
2019 Aug 23 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1598
2019 Sep 04 10 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Barcelona Amsterdam
2019 Sep 14 8 days, round-trip Iberian Peninsula Barcelona $1299
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $1070
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $1149
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $1070
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $1324
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $974
2019 Nov 03 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tampa Barcelona $1058
2019 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $738
2019 Nov 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $862
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip High Seas Rally Tampa
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $530
2019 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $467
2019 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $329
2019 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $629
2019 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $844
2020 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $377
2020 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $436
2020 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $439
2020 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $372
2020 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Singing At Sea Tampa
2020 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $453
2020 Jan 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $366
2020 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $490
2020 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $447
2020 Feb 13 5 days, round-trip Temptation Cruise Tampa
2020 Feb 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $341
2020 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $467
2020 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $369
2020 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Key West Tampa $459
2020 Mar 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $448
2020 Mar 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $369
2020 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $493
2020 Mar 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $448
2020 Mar 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $350
2020 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $493
2020 Apr 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $466
2020 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $319
2020 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $513
2020 Apr 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $478
2020 Apr 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $338
2020 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $513
2020 May 02 15 days, one-way from Tampa to Amsterdam Tampa $1028
2020 May 17 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1598
2020 Jun 12 10 days, round-trip British Isles Amsterdam $1749
2020 Jun 22 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1606
2020 Jul 04 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1820
2020 Jul 16 12 days, round-trip British Isles Amsterdam $2088
2020 Jul 28 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1599
2020 Aug 09 12 days, round-trip Iceland & Norway Amsterdam $2035
2020 Aug 21 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1520
2020 Sep 02 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Boston Amsterdam
2020 Sep 17 10 days, round-trip Canada Boston $880
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Canada Boston $778
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Canada Boston $818
2020 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Canada Boston $767
2020 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Canada Boston $757
2020 Oct 25 11 days, one-way from Boston to Tampa Boston $823
2020 Nov 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $352
2020 Nov 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $391
2020 Nov 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $430
2020 Nov 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $352
2020 Nov 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $499
2020 Nov 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $430
2020 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $352
2020 Dec 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $391
2020 Dec 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $430
2020 Dec 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $558
2020 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $636
2020 Dec 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $587
2020 Dec 31 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $609
2021 Jan 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $399
2021 Jan 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $439
2021 Jan 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $409
2021 Jan 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $399
2021 Jan 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $439
2021 Jan 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $359
2021 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $399
2021 Feb 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $439
2021 Feb 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $341
2021 Feb 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $439
2021 Feb 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $359
2021 Mar 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $399
2021 Mar 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $459
2021 Mar 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $409
2021 Mar 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $479
2021 Mar 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $539
2021 Mar 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $409
2021 Mar 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $509
2021 Apr 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $539
2021 Apr 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $359
2021 Apr 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $399
2021 Apr 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $459
2021 Apr 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $359
2021 Apr 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $399

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