Brilliance of the Seas is part of the Radiance Class within the Royal Caribbean fleet. After her recent and extensive re-fit, Brilliance of the Seas boasts 12 decks with even more exciting entertainment, accommodation and facilities.
Considered a mid-sized ship in modern day terms, and weighing in at an impressive 90,090 tons, she still certainly packs the punch of a super liner; bringing the perfect balance of excitement and relaxation within a modern and contemporary atmosphere. Instantly recognisable by her exterior facing elevators, and often referred to as ‘the ship of glass’, Brilliance of the Seas sails into some of the world’s finest destinations from the Caribbean, to the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland, to name but a few.
Brilliance of the Seas welcomes her passengers with an array of bars, restaurants and shops in her grand, nine-story glass Centrum.
Latte’tudes Café is a peaceful spot on board, serving Seattle’s Best Coffee against gorgeous sea views. Slip away for a coffee in peace or indulge in pastries and chit-chat with old or new friends. With pool tables at the Colony Club, new releases at the Scoreboard Cinema and a great view of the aerial performers from the R Bar in the Centrum, you’ll never be stuck for somewhere to while away your days.
Discover a new you at the Vitality Spa, enjoying a pampering session and extensive treatment list at the blissful retreat. For a true oasis of calm away from the lively areas of ship, relax in the glass-roof-roofed adults-only pool in the Solarium. With private cabanas and swaying palms, you could be forgiven for thinking you were already at the beach.
Those who prefer their days more action-packed can join in at the Sports Deck, scale the rock climbing wall or join the daily water volley tournament at one of the ship’s three pools. Brush up your swing at the golf simulator or get the whole family involved on the 9-hole miniature golf course.
Fantastic entertainment continues on into the night, providing passengers with even more to see and do. Take a stroll to the Pacifica Theatre and watch a Broadway inspired production. Special guest acts also parade their skills proudly, night after night, dedicated to entertaining you aboard each and every cruise.
A whole host of bars to suit your mood run throughout the ship, so whether it’s a glass of the finest champagne at the Schooner Bar or a vibrant cocktail at Singapore Sling’s, you’ll find it all here. Take the party into the small hours at the Starquest Nightclub, where you can let your hair down in style. Buzzing with an exciting atmosphere 24/7 is the Casino, where you will find yourself tempting your fortune with luck and hoping for a big win.
After her 2013 refit, Brilliance of the Seas doubled her dining options, giving you the opportunity to experience a wider variety than ever. Along with Minstrel, the ship’s main dining room, there are many speciality and casual dining venues to choose from.
Traditional Dining will be available for two sittings of 6.30pm and 8.30pm, with your preference taken in advance, enabling you to travel with the peace of mind that your specific table will be ready and waiting for you every evening. My Time Dining is the alternative option for the Main Dining Room. Selecting this option provides guests with complete freedom to decide when they wish to dine. Spend your days as you wish, safe in the knowledge that you can drop into the Main Dining Room anytime between the hours of 6pm and 9.30pm for a delicious a la carte meal.
Get the taste buds tingling with the fresh and invigorating flavours of Japan, with sushi rolls, sashimi and Hot Rock (Ishiyaki) Plates at Izumi. Elsewhere, the colourful surroundings of Rita’s Cantino add character and vibrancy to the lively flavours of Mexican classic cuisine.
The refined surrounding of Vintages bring you amazing wines from some of the world’s most famous vineyards complimented with delicious tapas. For the most exclusive and intimate of dining experiences, reserve your seat at the Chef’s Table. Indulge in a specially prepared menu of gourmet dishes paired with the perfect wine selections and take part in an exclusive cocktail party with your fellow guests before you dine.
If you are looking for a more casual dining experience explore the Windjammer Café with the 24hour buffet or get a small bite to eat at the Park Café, both offer relaxing, friendly and easily accessible locations.
The dress code on board for the day is entirely casual, but you will need a selection of smart casual clothing for evening meals at the main dining room or speciality restaurants. Casual dining for men includes polo shirts and trousers, with dresses, trousers, casual skirts and blouses for the ladies. The chance to dress up and join in the sense of occasion comes courtesy of formal nights that occur usually twice each week. Formal attire compromises a suit, shirt and tie or dinner jacket / tuxedo for men and cocktail dresses for women.
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