Brilliance Of The Seas

Brilliance Of The Seas current position

Brilliance Of The Seas current location is at Caribbean Sea (coordinates 17.64066 N / -62.44748 W) cruising en route to TITIRI BANK. The AIS position was reported 41 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Brilliance Of The Seas

Year built2002  /  Age: 19
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
Sister-shipsJewel OTS, Radiance OTS, Serenade OTS
Christened byMarilyn Ofer
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Brilliance Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1189
2021 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1179
2021 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1766
2021 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1766
2021 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1766
2021 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1416
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1069
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1019
2021 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1416
2021 Sep 04 5 days, round-trip Key West Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $1609
2021 Sep 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1309
2021 Sep 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $949
2021 Sep 18 5 days, round-trip Key West Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $689
2021 Sep 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $870
2021 Sep 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $909
2021 Oct 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $459
2021 Oct 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $539
2021 Oct 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $459
2021 Oct 16 5 days, round-trip Key West Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $519
2021 Oct 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $399
2021 Oct 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1369
2021 Oct 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $479
2021 Nov 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $439
2021 Nov 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $419
2021 Nov 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1129
2021 Nov 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $412
2021 Nov 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $799
2021 Nov 27 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $430
2021 Dec 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $337
2021 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $477
2021 Dec 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $448
2021 Dec 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $311
2021 Dec 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $405
2021 Dec 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $860
2021 Dec 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1093
2022 Jan 03 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $419
2022 Jan 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $582
2022 Jan 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $552
2022 Jan 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $643
2022 Jan 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $309
2022 Jan 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $489
2022 Jan 31 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $389
2022 Feb 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $339
2022 Feb 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $861
2022 Feb 14 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $329
2022 Feb 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $602
2022 Feb 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $279
2022 Feb 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $419
2022 Mar 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $419
2022 Mar 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $429
2022 Mar 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $842
2022 Mar 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1299
2022 Mar 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $459
2022 Mar 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $549
2022 Apr 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $949
2022 Apr 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $469
2022 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1149
2022 Apr 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $589
2022 Apr 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $359
2022 Apr 25 14 days, one-way from Tampa to Civitavecchia Tampa $1079
2022 May 09 6 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Ravenna Civitavecchia $749
2022 May 15 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $1149
2022 May 22 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $749
2022 May 29 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $849
2022 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1128
2022 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $900
2022 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1128
2022 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $929
2022 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $839
2022 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $1909
2022 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1819
2022 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $979
2022 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $759
2022 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $759
2022 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1709
2022 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $759
2022 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $689
2022 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $1019
2022 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $760
2022 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $650
2022 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $620
2022 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $899
2022 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1479
2022 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Greece Croatia Cruise Ravenna $699
2022 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $899
2022 Oct 30 6 days, one-way from Ravenna to Civitavecchia Ravenna $519
2022 Nov 05 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Tampa Civitavecchia $949
2022 Nov 20 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1359
2022 Nov 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $409
2022 Dec 01 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $499
2022 Dec 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $399
2022 Dec 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $579
2022 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Key West Cruise Tampa $379
2022 Dec 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $979
2022 Dec 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $769
2022 Dec 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1839
2023 Jan 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1139
2023 Jan 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $449
2023 Jan 12 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Key West Cruise Tampa $349
2023 Jan 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $429
2023 Jan 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $379
2023 Jan 26 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Key West Cruise Tampa $859
2023 Jan 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1029
2023 Feb 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $389
2023 Feb 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $499
2023 Feb 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $359
2023 Feb 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1059
2023 Feb 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $889
2023 Feb 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $369
2023 Mar 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1039
2023 Mar 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $999
2023 Mar 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $579
2023 Mar 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $549
2023 Mar 23 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Key West Cruise Tampa $399
2023 Mar 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $479
2023 Apr 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $639
2023 Apr 06 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Key West Cruise Tampa $429
2023 Apr 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $949
2023 Apr 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $629
2023 Apr 20 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Key West Cruise Tampa $829
2023 Apr 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $619

Brilliance Of The Seas Review

Review of Brilliance Of The Seas

The 2002-built Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship is the 2nd Radiance-class Royal Caribbean liner, with sisterships Jewel OTS, Serenade OTS, Radiance OTS.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel 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 numbers of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All RCI liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Brilliance Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 2500-passenger ship Brilliance OTS maintains a relatively low crew-to-guest ratio. The ship feels practically petite in comparison to her newer, bigger Oasis- and Voyager-class fleet mates. 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.

Decks and Cabins

Brilliance Of The Seas staterooms (1075 total, in 32 grades) include 66 Suites, 513 Balcony, 247 Oceanviews, 249 Inside (3 Single). Most cabins are sized 165-190 ft2 (15-18 m2). Most cabin balconies are sized 45 ft2 (4 m2). The smallest is Studio Interior (110 ft2 / 10 m2). The largest is Royal Suite (1000 ft2 / 93 m2 plus 105 ft2 / 10 m2 terrace). Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 15.

The boat has 13 decks, of which 12 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

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, 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, "Make Your Own Sushi" classes are also held. They are available for booking at an 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 to 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 a 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.

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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.

The ship's Captain is Erik Tengelsen.

Brilliance OTS refurbishment 2013 review

The list of deckplan changes during 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.
  • The library was moved from deck 9 to deck 5.
  • Royal Caribbean’s signature Nursery "Royal Babies and Tots" was added on deck 12.

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