Brilliance Of The Seas Cruise Ship: Expert Reviews & Passport Information


Brilliance of the Seas Overview

Length Overall958 Feet (292 meters)
Under Flag ofBahamas
Built ByMeyer Werft
Width (Beam)128 feet(39 meters)
Tonnage90090  Gross Ton
Year Built2002
The cost to Build at Time$350,000,000
Owner and/or Operated byRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Speed in Knots/mph25 knots, 29 mph
Number of Passengers2150 – 2580
Number of Crew858
Decks with Cabins7
Last Refurbishment2013-2018

If you are looking for a return to the classical-style cruises that made Royal Caribbean a household name, then look no further than the Brilliance of the Seas.

Brilliance of the Seas

Weighing in at 90,000 tons with the ability to accommodate an upwards of 2,100 guests, Brilliance is unique and will give its guests the most scenic views. Majority of the public rooms are made of glass. This enables residents to experience the full beauty of destinations like Alaska and the Norwegian Fjords.

Departure and Destination Information

Royal Carribean Brilliance of the Seas

The 13 deck Radiance class Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. RCI is a cruise line company established in Norway and currently based in Miami, Florida.

The Royal Carribean Brilliance of the Seas cruises from Tampa FL. To Western Bahamas during the winter. During the summer Brilliance sails in Europe (Baltic Sea, departing from Harwich, UK). A unique experience can be had on this ship with its Fall Foliage New England voyages from Boston to Canada,

The ship sails under the flag of Bahamas.


These public rooms are not only great for star gazing but for anything else, you can imagine as well. From the large theater to the sports bar to the casino, Brilliance offers a wide variety of ways for residents to keep themselves entertained.

For kids, the Adventure Ocean Center is tailor-made for adolescent fun. The area includes a sprawling playroom, a video arcade, an outdoor pool with a slide, and a disco lounge geared towards teens. This family cruise offers something for everyone.

Exercise aboard the Brilliance is an adventure as well. The rock-climbing wall, basketball court, 9-hole miniature golf course, volleyball court, jogging track, and spa and fitness center are state-of-the-art. But, still, maintain the cruise overall “classic” feel.

Dining on Brilliance of the Seas

Dining is where the ship traditional style truly shines. The two-story Minstrel Dining Room oozes glamour with its decor. Silk-draped columns, a movie-esque split staircase, and high-quality artwork. Brilliance of the Seas also caters to those looking to eat without dressing to the nines. For this reason, you can find a steakhouse, buffet, pizzeria, and several other outlets and bars that offer casual dining.

The Staterooms

The staterooms are where this cruise really sets itself apart. Stylized and spacious, they have sitting areas, touchscreen TVs, and minibars. More than half of the cabins come with private verandas. Some suites even have a whirlpool bath and baby grand piano.

With enough modern amenities to satisfy even the most fickle tech junkie, the Brilliance of the Seas prides itself in maintaining its classic, throwback style and, for standard cruise prices, you can experience all it has to offer!