Brilliance Of The Seas

Brilliance Of The Seas current position

Brilliance Of The Seas current location is at West Australia (coordinates -33.87495 S / 114.59205 E) cruising at speed of 11 kn (20 km/h | 13 mph) en route to ALBANY. The AIS position was reported 32 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Brilliance Of The Seas

Brilliance Of The Seas current cruise is 18 days, one-way from Fremantle to Sydney. The itinerary starts on 01 Mar, 2024 and ends on 19 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
01 Mar 17:00    Departing from Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia hotels
03 Mar 07:00 - 17:00    Albany WA, Western Australia
06 Mar 08:00 - 18:00    Adelaide, South Australia
08 Mar 08:00 - 20:00    Melbourne, Victoria Australia
10 Mar 07:00 - 16:00    Hobart, Tasmania Australia
13 Mar 13:00 - 20:30    Picton, New Zealand
14 Mar 09:00 - 18:30    Lyttelton-Christchurch, New Zealand
15 Mar 07:00 - 17:00    Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
16 Mar 17:00 - 18:00    Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
19 Mar 06:30    Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia hotels

Specifications of Brilliance Of The Seas

Year of build2002  /  Age: 22
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassRCI RADIANCE
Building costUSD 350 million
Engines (power)General Electric gas turbines (58 MW / 77779 hp)
Propulsion power44 MW / 59005 hp
Speed25 kn / 46 km/h / 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
OwnerRCG-Royal Caribbean Group (via RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorRCI-Royal Caribbean International

Brilliance Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Feb 14 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Fremantle Sydney
2024 Mar 01 18 days, one-way from Fremantle to Sydney Fremantle
2024 Mar 19 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise Sydney $954
2024 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Cruise Sydney $941
2024 Apr 04 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise Sydney $596
2024 Apr 12 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney $1029
2024 Apr 28 8 days, one-way from Honolulu to Vancouver Honolulu $384
2024 May 06 6 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $499
2024 May 12 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $559
2024 May 19 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $1356
2024 May 26 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver
2024 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $1916
2024 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $979
2024 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $1099
2024 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $929
2024 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $959
2024 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $1029
2024 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $1129
2024 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $1059
2024 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $979
2024 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $1019
2024 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $959
2024 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $859
2024 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $759
2024 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $859
2024 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $599
2024 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $759
2024 Sep 22 6 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $446
2024 Sep 28 14 days, one-way from Los Angeles to New Orleans Los Angeles $1206
2024 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $466
2024 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $476
2024 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $526
2024 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $436
2024 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $396
2024 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $446
2024 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $746
2024 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $436
2024 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $546
2024 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $496
2024 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $875
2024 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $876
2025 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $406
2025 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $436
2025 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $396
2025 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $390
2025 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $376
2025 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $380
2025 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $436
2025 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $386
2025 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $420
2025 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $416
2025 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $543
2025 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $566
2025 Apr 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $448
2025 Apr 12 15 days, one-way from Miami to Portsmouth UK Miami $866
2025 May 13 8 days, one-way from Southampton to Barcelona Southampton $996
2025 May 21 9 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $1176
2025 May 30 7 days, round-trip Greece, Cyprus Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $656
2025 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Greece, Cyprus Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $646
2025 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $836
2025 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Greece, Cyprus Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $686
2025 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $756
2025 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Greece, Cyprus Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $716
2025 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Greece, Cyprus Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $696
2025 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $816
2025 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Greece, Cyprus Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $696
2025 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $836
2025 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Greece, Cyprus Turkey Cruise Piraeus-Athens $846
2025 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $886
2025 Aug 22 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton Barcelona $1056
2025 Aug 30 15 days, one-way from Southampton to Boston Southampton $1506

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.

The vessel (IMO number 9195200) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311361000) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel brand, and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Group (RCG/shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCG's largest fleet by both vessel number 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 the newer and 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 OTS features glass throughout its interior (including glass elevators and a 5-story glass wall in the atrium), thus granting passengers plenty of ocean views.

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 the 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. An 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.

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 7-11:30 am, Lunch 11.30-3:30 pm and Dinner 6.30-9 pm)
  • 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.

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; Crown Lounge (fka Diamond Club Lounge & Bar for 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.

Itineraries

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.

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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.