Introduction

Focusing on open spaces, natural light and floor to ceiling windows, Brilliance of the Seas is full of the unique entertainment, original facilities and signature features that passengers have come to expect from Royal Caribbean International. Ideal for those seeking an action packed resort style cruise, the ship caters particularly well for families with kids and teens.

Launched in 2002, refit in 2013, she now offers more than half a dozen main, casual and speciality dining options and over a dozen bars, lounges and pubs. The introduction of Royal Babies and Tots during her refit means that kids and teens of all ages can experience the fun Adventure Ocean programme.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks12
  • Cabins1070
  • Size Large
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins15
  • Crew Members848
  • Refurbished2013
  • CurrencyUSD
Unique Features

For the ultimate thrill, Brilliance of the Seas features an impressive rock climbing wall. Standing at 200 feet above sea level, kids and adults alike can take advantage of the incredible views. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, the wall offers a challenge for all ability levels. Lessons are available and all equipment is provided.

One of the ship's stand out features is the impressive Centrum. Standing seven stories high, it hosts an array of shops, lounges and bars. Passengers can also enjoy the Spectacular aerial performances and shows which take place here.

Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing. 

A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request. 

The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.

Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.

Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.

There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.

Smoking & E-cigarette Policy

Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas, this includes electronic cigarettes/ e-cigarettes.

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21. 

Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Select Drinks Package - from $40 per person per day (approx £25)- Includes: Beer (a selection of bottle, can and draught), wine by the glass (up to $8 value), fountain soft drinks with souvenir cup and non-alcoholic cocktails.

Premium Drinks Package - from $55 per person per day (approx £35) - Includes: All house spirits with mixer and premium cocktails, beers (a selection of bottle, can and draft), premium wine by the glass (up to $12 value), frozen & non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda with souvenir cup, still bottled water (500ml).

Ultimate Drinks Package - from $65 per person per day (approx £40) - Virtually unlimited options. A combination of all the benefits from the Premium and Royal Replenish Packages. 

Wine & Dine Package - from $99 per person (approx £60) - Wine enthusiasts can save up to 25% on standard list prices with a multi-bottle Wine Package. Choose from a renowned selection and enjoy your wine in the Main Dining Room, speciality restaurants or the Windjammer Café. 

Evian Water Package - from $28.45 per person per day (approx £18.70). Stay perfectly refreshed with Evian 1 litre bottled water, available in quantities of 8, 12, 16 and 24 and delivered conveniently to staterooms, with savings up to 35% on individual bottles. 

Juice Package - from $20.15 per person per day (approx £13.20) - Minute Maid bottled juice packages delivered to your stateroom. They're available in a variety of flavours and quantities (6, 8 and 12 bottles) for savings of up to 25% on individual bottles. 

Please note: 15% gratuity is included in all package prices.

Deck Plans
Deck 2

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Medical Facility

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Deck 3

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms

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Deck 4

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Pacifica Theatre
  • RC Online
  • R Bar
  • Centrum
  • Shore Excursions Guest Services
  • Card Room
  • Minstrel Dining Room

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Deck 5

  • Pacifica Theatre
  • Conference Center
  • Promenade Deck
  • Art Gallery
  • Photo Gallery & Shop
  • Promenade Deck
  • Shops Of Centrum
  • Cafe Latte-Tudes
  • Minstrel Dining Room

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Deck 6

  • Pacifica Theatre
  • Cinema
  • Pub
  • Casino Royale
  • Vintages
  • Chop's Grille
  • Schooner Bar
  • Giovanni's Table
  • Chef's Table
  • The Colony Club
  • Jakarta Lounge
  • Singapore Sling's

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Deck 7

  • Two Bedroom Balcony Suite
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Business Services

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Deck 8

  • Two Bedroom Balcony Suite
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms

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Deck 9

  • Two Bedroom Balcony Suite
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms

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Deck 10

  • Royal Suite
  • Family Suite
  • Owner's Suite
  • Grand Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Oceanview Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Bridge

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Deck 11

  • Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre
  • Solarium
  • Whirlpools
  • Park Cafe
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool Area
  • Movie Screen
  • Art Gallery
  • Windjammer Cafe Veranda
  • Windjammer Cafe
  • Rita's Cantina
  • Windjammer Cafe Outdoor

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Deck 12

  • Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre
  • Sky Pool Bar
  • Jogging Track
  • Teen Disco
  • Nursery
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Sports Court
  • Adventure Beach
  • Sports Deck
  • Video Arcade
  • Izumi

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Deck 13

  • Diamond Club
  • Viking Crown Lounge
  • Concierge Club
  • Stardust Nightclub
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Fairways Of Brilliance mini golf

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Accomodation
Suites/Deluxe Staterooms

The most spacious and luxurious of all the suites, these include extra touches such as private balconies and a personalised concierge service.

These are available as:

  • Royal Suite with Balcony
  • Owners Suite with Balcony
  • Two-Bedroomed Suite with Balcony
  • Grand Suite with Balcony
  • Junior Suite with Balcony
  • Accessible Suite

All Suites and Deluxe Staterooms feature a private balcony with ocean views, sitting area with sofa bed, two twin or one king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with bathtub. Full breakfast, lunch and diner room service are also available, along with complimentary concierge service, priority check-in, priority departure, and complimentary luggage valet service.

Balcony Suites

Throw open the doors and let the ocean air invigorate you. Take in the view all the way to the horizon in a luxurious stateroom with a private balcony. 

These are available as:

  • Superior Ocean View
  • Deluxe Ocean View
  • Accessible Balcony

The largest cabins onboard, they offer priority boarding, dedicated entertainment seating and private concierge services. A private balcony with ocean views, sitting area with sofa bed, two twin or one king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with bathtub.

Outside Staterooms

Even after a day of activity there’s no need to lose your sea view – Outside Staterooms give you a panoramic window on the world. 

Available as:

  • Family Ocean View
  • Large Ocean View
  • Accessible Outside 

Offering outside or promenade views through the picture window, the outside staterooms offer guests two twin or one king size bed, a refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with shower.

Inside Staterooms

Comfort and little luxuries are the order of the day in our cosy and affordable Interior Staterooms. 

These staterooms are available as:

  • Interior
  • Promenade
  • Accessible Interior 

The inside staterooms offer guests two twin or one king size bed, a refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with shower.

Entertainment

From traditional cruise favourites to innovative, first at sea activities; the entertainment onboard offers something for all ages and preferences.

Pacifica Theatre

Spanning 3 decks, the fantastic Pacifica Theatre offers contemporary and Broadway-inspired shows, headline musicals and live comedy.

Casino Royale

The exciting Casino Royale offers, roulette, black jack, poker and slot machines, with lessons, games and tournaments for players of all abilities.

Centrum

Spanning 9 decks with panoramic sea views; a multitude of entertainment, casual eateries, as well as day and night time performances. Entertainment includes high-flying aerial acrobatics and daytime enrichment programmes.

The Champagne Bar

The Champagne Bar is elegant, sophisticated and most importantly stocks some of the finest champagnes at sea. This venue is great for a special occasion, a pre dinner drink or just to celebrate that you are on holiday. Accompanying drinks will be an assortment of canapés.

Starquest Nightclub

Passengers can party the night away, make new friends, listen to the latest tunes and enjoy a late night drink in the exciting nightclub.

Schooner Bar

This nautical themed bar is available on all Royal Caribbean ships. In the evening this is a popular place to be, with live piano playing and singing.

Viking Crown Lounge

Offering the best views at sea The Viking Crown Lounge is Royal Caribbean's signature bar. Located on the top deck, this glass lounge, offers unmissable panoramic great views.

Diamond Club

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.

Concierge Club

Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks.

The Colony Club

A customisable entertainment space with different clubs: Jakarta Lounge and Singapore Sling’s are all unique and packed with fun and some amazing cocktails!

Shops & Boutiques

Distinctive storefronts offer an array of merchandise ranging from logo items, perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear.

Pub

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

Cinema

The cinema shows first-run movies daily.

Outdoor Movie Screen

Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - poolside, under the stars. A screen hoisted above the main pool area will showcase all the larger-than-life action.

R Bar

Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring 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.

Card Room

Tables for cards and board games. Everything’s complimentary for your enjoyment.