Brilliance of the Seas
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Comfort and little luxuries are the order of the day in our cosy and affordable Interior Staterooms.
These staterooms are available as:
- 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.
After a renewal of the whole ship, Brilliance of the Seas has doubled her dining options. You can experience a wide variety of culinary influences, from tradtional italian, Giovanni’s Table, to the intimate and exclusive multi-course Chef’s Table.
Serving Seattle’s Best Coffee, Latte-tudes is a hip and happening coffee shop. It’s a great place to recharge, or settle down with a good book and a steaming mug of coffee. The menu includes lattes, cappuccinos and espressos. You’ll also find pastries, beer, wine and soft drinks in this informal cafe.
Located in an intimate, exclusive enclave within Chops Grille, this private epicurean experience for up to 16 people treats you to a five-course, upgraded steakhouse menu and wine tasting.
Dinner at Chef’s Table is both experiential and educational, as the Chef de Cuisine specially prepares and presents each course, while explaining its cooking techniques, ingredients and flavours. Then a sommelier pairs every course with wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish.
From traditional cruise favourites to innovative, first at sea activities; the entertainment onboard offers something for all ages and preferences.
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.
Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition, including:
- Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
- Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
- Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
- Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration
The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including, a spa, a fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and much more.
A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa area, offers haircuts, styling, manicures, pedicures and teeth whitening. Visit Vitality Spa for massages, reflexology, facials, bodywraps and acupuncture.
Health, fitness and beauty demonstrations are run by qualified professionals during most voyages. The Vitality Wellness Programme offers a holistic approach to well being, with seminars, expert advice, healthy menu options, fitness programmes and spa.
The Solarium offers a calm, quiet, peaceful atmosphere for adults to relax in. Both in and outdoors, the lounge area can be covered during cooler weather by a large glass roof.
Designed to resemble an African watering hole, complete with three 16-foot-tall stone elephants and cascading waterfalls, it’s the perfect place to take a refreshing dip in the pool or relax in the whirlpool with friends.
Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.
Join your child in the fun of Royal Babies (6-18 months) or Royal Tots (18-36 months) interactive playgroup sessions including music, toys and learning activities, developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price. Each 45-minute session offers activities that make playtime learning time as well. Please note, a parent or caregiver must accompany children.
If you fancy a bit of time to yourself, make use of the colourful Royal Babies & Tots Nursery. The littlest guests (aged 6-36 months) are cared for by trained professionals, while enjoying specially designed programs. Daytime and evening drop-off is offered; hourly fee of $6 in the daytime and $8 during the evening applies, and you can book onboard. Available on Oasis, Freedom, and Radiance class ships.
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.
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.
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 is permitted in designated smoking areas, this includes electronic cigarettes/ e-cigarettes.
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.
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.
Recommended gratuities for guests in a Grand suite or above, is advised to be $14.25 per guest per day.
For guests in a Junior suite or a Stateroom it is advised to be $12.00 per guest per day.
A 15 % gratuity will automatically be added to bar bill or wine bills and for services in the Spa or Salon.
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