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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
Sister-shipsJewel OTS, Radiance OTS, Serenade OTS
Christened byMarilyn Ofer

Current itinerary / position of Brilliance Of The Seas

Brilliance Of The Seas current cruise is 8 days, round-trip Iberian Peninsula. The itinerary starts on 14 Sep, 2019 and ends on 22 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
14 Sep 17:00    Departing from Barcelona, Spain hotels
15 Sep 08:00 - 19:00    Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain
16 Sep 09:00 - 21:00    Ibiza, Ibiza Island, Spain
17 Sep 09:00 - 20:00    Cartagena, Spain
19 Sep 07:00 - 16:00    Lisbon, Portugal
20 Sep 11:00 - 20:00    Gibraltar, UK
22 Sep 06:00    Arriving in Barcelona, Spain 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 a 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 numbers 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 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.

Cabins

Brilliance Of The Seas has a total of 1075 cabins (of which 64 Suites, 513 Balcony rooms) in 25 grades. Most of the 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, 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.

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 OTS 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.
  • The 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 Aug 23 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $2774
2019 Sep 04 10 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Barcelona Amsterdam
2019 Sep 14 8 days, round-trip Iberian Peninsula Barcelona
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $1100
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $860
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $1079
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $1100
2019 Nov 03 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tampa Barcelona $1704
2019 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $647
2019 Nov 25 5 days, round-trip Key West Tampa $720
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip High Seas Rally Tampa
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $522
2019 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $481
2019 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $315
2019 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $627
2019 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $901
2020 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $384
2020 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip Key West Tampa $424
2020 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $396
2020 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $324
2020 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Singing At Sea Tampa
2020 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $391
2020 Jan 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $328
2020 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip Key West Tampa $506
2020 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $457
2020 Feb 13 5 days, round-trip Temptation Cruise Tampa
2020 Feb 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $320
2020 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $460
2020 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $330
2020 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Key West Tampa $534
2020 Mar 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $468
2020 Mar 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $364
2020 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip Key West Tampa $560
2020 Mar 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $473
2020 Mar 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $336
2020 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Key West Tampa $569
2020 Apr 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $481
2020 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $384
2020 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Key West Tampa $512
2020 Apr 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $417
2020 Apr 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $334
2020 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Key West Tampa $483
2020 May 02 15 days, one-way from Tampa to Amsterdam Tampa
2020 May 17 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1919
2020 May 29 7 days, round-trip Dave Koz And Friends At Sea Voyage 1 Amsterdam
2020 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Dave Koz And Friends At Sea Voyage 2 Amsterdam
2020 Jun 12 10 days, round-trip British Isles Amsterdam $1554
2020 Jun 22 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1856
2020 Jul 04 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1584
2020 Jul 16 12 days, round-trip British Isles Amsterdam $2213
2020 Jul 28 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1657
2020 Aug 09 12 days, round-trip Iceland & Norway Amsterdam $2091
2020 Aug 21 12 days, round-trip Baltic Amsterdam $1601
2020 Sep 02 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Boston Amsterdam
2020 Sep 17 10 days, round-trip Canada Boston $851
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Canada Boston $730
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Canada Boston $751
2020 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Canada Boston $710
2020 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Canada Boston $670
2020 Oct 25 11 days, one-way from Boston to Tampa Boston $660
2020 Nov 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $362
2020 Nov 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $383
2020 Nov 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $418
2020 Nov 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $322
2020 Nov 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $486
2021 Jan 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $396
2021 Jan 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $386
2021 Jan 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $426
2021 Jan 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $347
2021 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $386
2021 Feb 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $426
2021 Feb 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $328
2021 Feb 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $426
2021 Feb 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $347
2021 Mar 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $386
2021 Mar 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $446
2021 Mar 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $396
2021 Mar 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $467
2021 Mar 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $527
2021 Mar 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $396
2021 Mar 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $497
2021 Apr 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $527
2021 Apr 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $347
2021 Apr 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $386
2021 Apr 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $446
2021 Apr 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $347
2021 Apr 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $386

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