Brilliance Of The Seas

Brilliance Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Brilliance Of The Seas

Year built2002  /  Age : 16
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 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. Prices start from USD 298 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Sep, 2018 and ends on 22 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
17 Sep      Departing from Tampa, Florida   
18 Sep 11:00 - 17:00     Key West, Florida   
20 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
22 Sep      Arriving in Tampa, Florida   

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

Most Brilliance of the Seas staterooms are 165-195-sq.foot balcony rooms (513) and 150-sq.foot insides (480). There are a total of 1075 staterooms in 25 categories. 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.

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
  • 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

  • Cabin grades number: 25
  • Total number of cabins: 1075 (of which 64 Suites, 513 Balcony rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Minstrel, Zephyr, Port Side
  • Restaurants and food bars: Giovanni’s Table (Italian), Park Cafe (deli), Windjammer (buffet), Izumi (Asian), Rita’s Cantina (Mexican), Chops Grille (steakhouse), Pizzeria.
  • Lounges & Bars: Pacifica, Jakarta, Starquest (nightclub), The Colony Club, Singapore Slings, Vintages, Concierge, Diamond, Viking Crown, Living Room and Optix (teens), Adventure Ocean (kids), Schooner, R Bar, King & Country (pub), Cafe Latte-tudes, Sky, poolside bars.
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.
  • Vitality Spa, 3 jacuzzis, 2 pools, Rock-climbing Wall, fullsized basketball court, Outdoor Theater, Nursery.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas is of the line's Radiance-class vessels. Her sisters in the fleet are JewelRadianceSerenade.
  • Godmother of Brilliance is Marilyn Ofer. The ceremony took place on the 13th of July, 2002 at Harwich England (UK). Marilyn Ofer is in the executive committee of the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel and also in the Holocaust Educational Trust. The ship's maiden voyage began on the 19th of July, 2002 - a 7-night Norwegian Fjords cruise itinerary.
  • (December 11, 2011 accident) Brilliance cruise ship began a 6-day voyage from the Greek island of Rhodes to Alexandria in Egypt. That night, she suffered very heavy winds, the strongest reported was speeding at about 132 km per hour (82 mph). Alexandria port at that night was crowded with ships and at 2:15 am, Brilliance of the Seas faced one freighter vessel and the captain Erik Tengelsen had to decrease the speed under the 9 kn (10 mph / 17 kph) required for the proper work of the stabilizers. The ship began listing from one side to another, by waves 50 - 60 feet high. Some passengers reported they were thrown out of bed. Objects in the cabins were falling, and many people were injured. About 105 people were medically treated. The passengers were given US$200 as a compensation, but some of them protested and RCI announced that, complete return of money was to take place.

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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
2018 Jun 21 12 days, round-trip British Isles Amsterdam
2018 Jul 15 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam
2018 Aug 20 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam
2018 Sep 01 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Tampa Amsterdam$1335
2018 Sep 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$298
2018 Sep 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$399
2018 Sep 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$299
2018 Oct 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$429
2018 Oct 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$450
2018 Oct 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$356
2018 Oct 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$380
2018 Oct 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$433
2018 Oct 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$319
2018 Oct 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$399
2018 Nov 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$418
2018 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$428
2018 Nov 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$428
2018 Nov 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$628
2018 Nov 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$476
2018 Nov 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$349
2018 Dec 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$487
2018 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$362
2018 Dec 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$368
2018 Dec 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$449
2018 Dec 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$380
2018 Dec 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa$709
2018 Dec 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa$758
2019 Jan 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$429
2019 Jan 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$409
2019 Jan 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$358
2019 Jan 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$398
2019 Jan 21 5 days, round-trip Singing At Sea Tampa
2019 Jan 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$379
2019 Jan 31 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$329
2019 Feb 04 5 days, round-trip Cruise To The Edge Tampa
2019 Feb 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$419
2019 Feb 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$400
2019 Feb 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$409
2019 Feb 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$399
2019 Feb 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$329
2019 Mar 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$459
2019 Mar 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$488
2019 Mar 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$369
2019 Mar 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$527
2019 Mar 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$529
2019 Mar 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$349
2019 Apr 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$519
2019 Apr 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$499
2019 Apr 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$369
2019 Apr 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$449
2019 Apr 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$448
2019 Apr 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$369
2019 Apr 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$429
2019 May 04 15 days, one-way from Tampa to Amsterdam Tampa$1885
2019 May 19 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam$1649
2019 May 31 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam$2099
2019 Jun 12 12 days, round-trip British Isles Amsterdam$2423
2019 Jun 24 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam$2599
2019 Jul 06 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam$2210
2019 Jul 18 12 days, round-trip British Isles Amsterdam$2630
2019 Jul 30 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam$1749
2019 Aug 11 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam$2099
2019 Aug 23 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam$1700
2019 Sep 04 10 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Barcelona Amsterdam$1369
2019 Sep 14 8 days, round-trip Iberian Peninsula Barcelona$1300
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$1048
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$1061
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$1060
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$989
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$887
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$1128
2019 Nov 03 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tampa Barcelona$875
2019 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$523
2019 Nov 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$499
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$519
2019 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$419
2019 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$419
2019 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa$909
2019 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa$959
2020 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$339
2020 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$359
2020 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$419
2020 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$339
2020 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$479
2020 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$469
2020 Jan 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$419
2020 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$469
2020 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$489
2020 Feb 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$450
2020 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$519
2020 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$359
2020 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$449
2020 Mar 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$469
2020 Mar 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$359
2020 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$469
2020 Mar 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$519
2020 Mar 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$459
2020 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$569
2020 Apr 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$519
2020 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$399
2020 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$519
2020 Apr 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$519
2020 Apr 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$419
2020 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$519