Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections



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CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2007 Rating 98
2008 Rating 92 (April)
2012 Rating 97 (Sep)
2012 Rating 88 (Dec)
2013 Rating 94 (Sep)
2014 Rating 97 (Jan)
2014 Rating 100 (Sep)
2015 Rating 100 (Mar)
2019 Rating 92 (Dec)

Deck Plan

Deck 13

Diamond Club, Viking Crown Lounge, Concierge Club, Starquest Nightclub, Rock Climbing Wall, Putting Green

Deck 12

Seaview Café, Spa and Fitness Center, Sky Bar, Jogging Track, Optix Teen Disco, Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, Adventure Ocean, and Adventure Beach, Game Arcade, Golf and Sports Area, Sports Court, Izumi

Deck 11

Spa and Fitness Center, Solarium and Bar, Park Café, Main Pool Deck, Movie Screen, Art Gallery, Windjammer Café, Rita's Cantina

Deck 10

Passenger staterooms, Bridge

Deck 9

Passenger staterooms

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Deck 7

Passenger staterooms, business services

Deck 6

Pacifica Theater, Cinema, English Pub, Casino Royale, Vintages Schooner Bar, Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table, Chef's Table, Colony Club - Bombay Billiard Club, Jakarta Lounge, Singapore Sling's, Calcutta Card Club

Deck 5

Pacifica Theater, Conference Center, Minstrel Dining Room, Boutiques, Lattitudes

Deck 4

Pacifica Theater, Passenger Staterooms, Internet Cafe, R Bar, Minstrel Dining Room

Deck 3

Passenger staterooms

Deck 2

Passenger staterooms

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Adults Only

The Solarium

Retreat to the glass-canopied, adults-only Solarium pool, where inspired surroundings, a light-fare café, and whirlpools promise the ultimate in relaxation.

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Brilliance of the Seas

brilliance of the seas cruise ship

The Brilliance of the Seas is a Radiance Class ship featuring glass elevators facing the ocean, a Solarium pool surrounded by lush tropical foliage, mini golf, a rock climbing wall, and the first self-leveling pool tables at sea.

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Ship Class: Radiance

Launched: 2002

Refurbished: May 2013

Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas has finished a $30 million drydock refurbishment that added a number of amenities first developed for Oasis-class cruise ships.

Speed: 24 Knots

GRT: 90,000

Length: 962 ft.

Draft: 27.8

Passengers: 2,112


All staterooms offer accommodations that convert to queen size bed with updated bedding, private bath, vanity area, flat-panel TV and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and A/C. The bedding program has been updated fleet-wide, with new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows, and duvets.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 150-165 Sq. ft.
Outside 165-319 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 220-245 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 299-1216 Sq. ft. w/veranda


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. 


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. The family ocean view has additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and can accommodate up to 6 guests.


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom.  Both categories, Deluxe and Superior, have a small sitting area and private balcony.


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. Grand suites include concierge service. Royal family suites have two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long(one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, concierge service. The stateroom can accommodate up to 8 guests. The Royal Suite has a separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony with hot tub, whirlpool bathtub, living room with queen-size sofa bed, baby grand piano and concierge service. The two-bedroom suite has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Suite Amenities

Excluding Junior suites, guests booked in other suites enjoy the following amenities :

• Priority check-in

• Personalized attention throughout the cruise

• Concierge Club service on select ships

• Reserved prime seating in the main theater for entertainment shows, where available

• Priority tender tickets on select cruises. (Tender service is provided when smaller vessels are necessary to reach shore in locations without docking ports large enough for cruise ships.)

• VIP pool deck seating, where available

• Full breakfast, lunch and dinner dining room menus available for in-room dining

• Private breakfast and lunch seating in specialty restaurants on our Voyager and Freedom Class ships

• Mattel® board games available to order for in-room entertainment for the kids

• Complimentary luggage valet service

• Luxury spa bathrobes for use onboard

• Complimentary pressing service on formal night

• Priority departure with exclusive suite departure lounge featuring continental breakfast

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Minstrel Dining Room

Two-story main dining room. The main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a new dinner menu each evening in an elegant setting.

Café Promenade

Pick a table with a view at Café Promenade, serving Seattle's Best Coffee, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, snacks, pastries and sandwiches throughout the day and into the night – so you can enjoy the action when you please.

Windjammer Café

A culinary destination loaded with an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time – all with spectacular views and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Browse multiple buffets and serving stations featuring pastas, omelets made-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.

Chops Grill ($)

Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting. $30.00 per person surcharge.

Portofino ($)

Sample the chef's latest Italian creation, or have one of your favorites prepared the classic way. $20 surcharge per person.

Giovanni’s Table ($)

This Tuscan countryside influenced trattoria is a more-accessible, casual Italian restaurant featuring both indoor and al fresco seating. Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herbal breads, pizzas, salads, pastas, Italian sandwiches, braised meat dishes and stews, all served family-style. $15 for lunch, $20 for dinner.

Chef’s Table ($)

An exclusive and private experience co-hosted by the executive Chef and Sommelier for a wine pairing dinner of five courses. Open for dinner reservations, $95 per person.

Izumi Asian Cuisine ($)

The new Asian cuisine restaurant features a sushi bar and hot rock cooking, as well as other Asian fare in a more formal setting. Open for lunch and dinner; á la carte pricing plus a $3 fee for lunch or $5 fee for dinner.

Park Café

An indoor/outdoor gourmet market featuring salads, sandwiches, soups and pastries. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, complimentary.

Rita’s Cantina ($)

The menu features fresh made pico de gallo salsa, party nachos, fiesta guacamole, fajitas and a variety of beef, chicken and seafood dishes complemented by both contemporary and classic Margaritas. Menu items charged individually with a $3 dining fee.

Room Service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day (late night service charge applies).

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Notable Rooms

Pacifica Theater

Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment playing nightly. Royal Caribbean brings together world-class performers to star in awe-inspiring original shows from contemporary dance to headline musical acts, high diving, aerial acrobatics and more.

Colony Club

A customizable entertainment space with four different clubs: The Bombay Billiard Club, Jakarta Lounge, Singapore Sling's and the Calcutta Card Club.

Viking Crown Lounge

Observation area during the day with great views of the sea and the Vortex disco by night.

Casino Royale

Slots, cards, roulette and more.

Schooner Bar

The Schooner Bar is a nautical haven inspired by the sea – a guest-favorite bar, thanks to nightly piano entertainers that will have you joining a chorus of classics.


Wine bar at sea offers a range of options from some of the best wine producing regions in the world. Wine tastings and classes. Located on deck 6.

Hollywood Odyssey

Sports bar located on deck 13.

New Centrum featuring the R Bar

The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops which offer an array of merchandise ranging from perfume and jewelry to liquor and cruise wear. The R Bar features iconic furnishings and classic cocktails-- gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more-- all served by the ship's resident mixologist. And be sure to try the drink specials, specially created to complement the Centrum's nightly theme and aerial performance.

English Pub

An excellent meeting place for pints, people, performances, and more.

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Outdoor Features

Sport Activities

Fitness Center, Adventure Beach, Game Arcade, Golf, Sports Court, Jogging Track, all located on deck 12. Rock Climbing Wall and Putting Green located on deck 13.

Main Pool Area

Located on deck 11 is one swimming pool and 2 whirlpools (amidships) and a Solarium pool and whirlpool (aft).

Adventure Ocean/Beach

A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and college-educated staff on deck 12.

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Kids Only

Royal Babies & Royal Tots

Interactive classes filled with enriching activities developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price® for kids 6-18 months. The Royal Tots Program offers 45-minute interactive playground sessions filled with age-appropriate activities and toys for kids ages 18-36 months. Both programs are hosted by trained youth staff. A parent or caregiver must accompany child during all activity sessions. Nursery program also available.

Adventure Ocean for Kids Ages 3-11

Aquanauts for kids ages 3-5 years old; Explorers for kids ages 6-8 years old; Voyagers for kids ages 9-11 years old. Royal Caribbean offers age appropriate parties, crafts, scavenger hunts, science experiments, theater games, excursions and more. Located on deck 10.

Teen Program

Non-structured, participate when you want program for teens, ages 12-17 years old. Featuring Theme Nights, Improve Games, DJ Academy, Mocktail Competition, Dodgeball, Open Mic and Talent Show, BBQ, Movie and Pool Party, Teen Casino, Snowball Fight, Climbing Competition and more. Located on deck 10.

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