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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Information about Brilliance of the Seas
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Brilliance of the Seas started sailing in 2002. Former names: none. The Brilliance of the Seas is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Brilliance of the Seas has 1075 cabins.

You can expect between 2150 to 2580 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Brilliance of the Seas has a space ratio of 34.9. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 41.9.

The Brilliance of the Seas has 858 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2001- Radiance of the Seas
2002- Brilliance of the Seas
2003- Serenade of the Seas
2004- Jewel of the Seas


There are 15 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

13 Decks

There are 13 on this ship. The highest deck number is 13. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 7.

54% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The abbreviation Royal Caribbean uses for this ship is BR. Maiden voyage was on July 15th, 2002. This is the second Radiance-class ship in the fleet.

Features include a 9-story central atrium that is surrounded in glass, with the elevators facing the water, rock climbing wall, casino, a 3-story theater, and mini-golf course.

The amazing Vitality Spa offers massages, wraps, facials, acupuncture, and medi-spa treatments. There is also a full salon for all your hair and makeup needs.

Last major refurbishment was in 2013, but in 2018 the ship received new furniture and carpeting.

There are 9 restaurants on board, with 6 of them being specialty options as well as 16 bars and lounges. There are 3 pools and 3 whirlpools on board including an adults-only solarium, but there are plenty of kids and baby activities as well.

There are 1075 staterooms on board, with the largest being the Royal Suites.

Dining options on board include:

Minstrel Restaurant-1226-seat aft Dining Room, with two smaller private dining rooms - 122-seat
Zephyr and 32-seat Port Side
Windjammer Cafe Lido buffet restaurant-696-seat, open all day
Rita’s Cantina-84-seat Mexican restaurant
Giovanni’s Table-Italian specialty restaurant, reservations recommended
Chops Grille-92-seat specialty restaurant
Chefs Table-12-seat gourmet dining room
Izumi-89-seat Asian specialty restaurant

Nightly entertainment can be found at one of the many bars and lounges on board. The Pacifica Theater offers 2 grand productions per night, there is a Starquest disco and nightclub, Casino Royale, Viking Crown lounge and bar, The Centrum (offers aerial acrobatic entertainment), piano bar, and outdoor movie screen.

Children and teens have plenty to do in their own age-appropriate clubs which offer supervised activities. There is a teens club with video arcade, Adventure Beach and Adventure Ocean play areas, and a nursery. Families can enjoy time at the sports court which offers a golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court, as well as a jogging track, and rock climbing wall. A new space for this ship is the Escape Room which is a puzzle game for all ages.

Brilliance of the Seas Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2002
Years Old 22
Tons 90,090
Speed 23.5 knots
Length 962 feet
Beam 106 feet
Total Cabins 1,075
Crew 858
Expected Passengers 2,150 to 2,580
Expected Space Ratio 35
Total decks 13
Decks with cabins 7

Brilliance of the Seas Features


  • 3 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 3 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • Rock Climbing Wall rockclimbing
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • Sea Viewing Lounge on upper deck
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area
  • Helipad

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, and pipes is permitted only in designated outdoor areas that have signage (mainly on the starboard side)
  • Smoking is not permitted inside staterooms or balconies, Central Park or Boardwalk neighborhoods, dining venues, theaters, bars, lounges, hallways, pools, elevators, or jogging tracks
  • The casino allows smoking and has a designated area for non-smoking on most cruises.

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