Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 7th, 2002, 11:25 AM
Tigger
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default The Brilliance of the Seas?

Has anyone sailed her and what did you think? Looking to sail on her in March or April of 2003.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 7th, 2002, 12:22 PM
BillG
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: The Brilliance of the Seas?

She is still under construction and won't be sailing until this summer. We are booked on her for the transatlantic crossing from England to Boston next September. Brilliance will be sister ship to Radiance of the Seas and should have similar features. Looking forward to our trip to London followed by seven nights on Brilliance sailing home to Boston.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 8th, 2002, 08:07 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 280
Send a message via AIM to Mark Send a message via Yahoo to Mark
Default Re: The Brilliance of the Seas?

brillance delayed but i can tell u from exp and i have traveled on about 280 cruises, that radiance, sister ship of brillance was the most beautiful i have ever been on, so..
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old February 8th, 2002, 11:11 AM
browezilla
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: The Brilliance of the Seas?

Mark, can you compare it to the Voyager-class ships? I've seen many references where folks prefer Voyager, Explorer, Adventure over Radiance. Your well-travelled experience would be appreciated.

I just came of the Adventure, and it blew me away. I can't imagine an even better ship, but I sure like to try :-)
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old February 8th, 2002, 01:47 PM
Lorraine Sadler
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: The Brilliance of the Seas?

We're on Brilliance 3 August--Scandinavia/Russia 12-night. She's replacing Rhapsody. Can't wait.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old February 8th, 2002, 03:39 PM
BillG
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: The Brilliance of the Seas?

Radiance and Brilliance are slightly larger than Vision Class ships and have a few unique features, but not as many as the Voyager Class. They do have a rock climbing wall, two alternative restaurants (Portofino and Chops) and a casual dining area (Seaview Cafe?) in addition to the Windjammer but no skating rink, Johnny Rockets, or Royal Promenade. A small movie theater, a sports bar, coffee bar & bookstore combo, and self-leveling billiard tables are other features. The solarium is especially attractive and like the Vision class ships and unlike the Eagle Class, the solarium has a retractable glass roof, which makes the ships great for cruise itineraries such as Alaska, or the Baltics. If you think Voyager, Explorer, or Adventure will be too big for you (we did until we experienced Explorer), but want a few more features than available on Vision class ships, Radiance or Brilliance might be perfect for you.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old February 10th, 2002, 02:49 PM
Jan (NH)
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: The Brilliance of the Seas?

We prefered the Radiance to the Adventure. Both are wonderful ships but we thought the Radiance was more like a ship and less like a floating hotel. Don't get me wrong, it's just a personal preference. We liked the Windjammer better because there was a nice outside section and we love to have breakfast as we are pulling into port. Also, the glass elevators that go outside are so nice, and the golf course is a little trickier. We never did find the movie theater!
On the Adventure we were crowded every time there was something going on in the Prominade. The Captains Cocktail Party was a mob scene, no dancing, just cheap champagne being passed around. Very few seats. On the other hand, the ice skating show was so nice. They do a great job. We thought the food in the dining room was better on the Radiance. This was probably because of the size of the place and the amount of people being served. For the first time on 9 Royal Caribbean cruises we actually got some pretty bad food (awful prime rib and some tough raviolis.)
One other very small thing. The Radiance is docked right at Old San Juan. The Adventure is miles away across the harbor. We like to explore OSJ.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old February 11th, 2002, 10:11 AM
BillG
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: The Brilliance of the Seas?

Jan - the movie theater was just forward of the sports bar. There was a door leading to a set of stairs which took you into a small movie theater. Checked out its location, but didn't want to spend part of my cruise in a darkened theater watching a movie I can see when I am back on land. On our transatlantic cruise, however, there might be an occasion where I would.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old February 12th, 2002, 11:34 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 62
Default Re: The Brilliance of the Seas?

I just booked the Brilliance transatlantic also!!! My mom will be joining me on this cruise! I've cruised the Radiance twice. She is my favoriate ship -- to date! We've booked an E1 guarantee. We plan on spending almost a week in London prior to cruising and the night before the cruise in Hartwich!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old March 4th, 2002, 10:33 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 53
Default Re: The Brilliance of the Seas?

Bill, what is the sports bar like? Cruising in December around Caribbean and would not mind picking up NFL playoff games.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brilliance of the seas or Navigator of the seas? please help duarten Royal Caribbean International 1 August 23rd, 2009 05:35 PM
01-03-05 Brilliance of the seas mbifnatl Royal Caribbean International 0 November 29th, 2004 12:34 PM
Brilliance of Seas 08/18/04 pasdesign Royal Caribbean International 0 June 26th, 2004 08:35 PM
Brilliance of the Seas 3-17-03 MaryLou CruiseMates Group Cruises 0 March 9th, 2003 04:14 PM
Brilliance of the Seas Marjorie Royal Caribbean International 1 June 17th, 2002 06:20 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1