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  Brilliance of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Brilliance of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Brilliance of the Seas docked at Naples,
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CRUISE SHIP FACTS

Description
This Radiance-class cruise ship has been travelling to the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and India since 2002. It doesn’t just amp up the luxury side of cruising—it gives its passengers exotic travel experiences as well. Onboard, you’ll be able to enjoy the Solarium, grand enough for an Indian Raj. The Colony Club has a traditional British feel to it, and the lounges are also thematic. Meanwhile, passengers who are looking for modern amenities won’t be disappointed, either. The sports amenities are especially impressive, and there’s a golf simulator onboard for those who may be missing the luxuries of land. The cruise ship has facilities for people with disabilities, although there are no amenities designed for children younger than three years old.

Destinations
The Brilliance of the Seas cruises to the Mediterranean between April and January. From November to April, it traverses the waters of the Middle East and India. These cruises last between 5 and 18 days.

History
The Brilliance of the Seas was built by Meyer-Werft in Papenburg, Germany. It has been owned by the Royal Caribbean Cruises since July of 2002. In the same month, it was christened by Marilyn Ofer in Harwich, England.

Dining
The Brilliance of the Seas has received high ratings for its dining offerings. It has a restaurant onboard called the Portofino. This served Italian food. The Chops Grille, on the other hand, serves some of the finest steaks you’ll ever taste. For snacks and refreshments, you can go to the Seaview Café, and the Latte-tudes which is said to serve fine, Seattle coffee. There are also several bars scattered around this cruise ship.

Entertainment
Basic entertainment amenities included in the cruise ship include a Day Spa and a Fitness Center, a sports deck with courts for basketball and volleyball, the Colony Club with its own set of self-leveling tables for pool, and an indoor/outdoor country club with golf simulators. The ship also has a meeting space which can be converted to a theater, as well as high tech presentation rooms. If you’re looking for production shows, though, you should ask where the Pacifica Theater is. The ship has a casino onboard and a disco.

While the main highlights of the cruise ship may give you the impression that the ship is mostly for adults only, the Brilliance of the Seas is actually designed for families traveling with children. Children between 3 and 15 years old can take part in various Adventure Ocean Programs. The teens can also enjoy their own disco facilities, video rooms, pools with slides, and so on. The swimming time for children and adults onboard this ship are different. So are the dining times.

Cabins
The cabin types vary in ambiance and in size onboard the Brilliance of the Seas. There are interior and exterior standard cabins which are a little on the small side ranging from 165 square feet to 170 square feet. The outside or oceanview cabins are more preferred by passengers because of the picture windows. The balcony rooms, on the other hand, range from 179 square feet to 204 square feet. These rooms are graded by size—from deluxe classes to superior. The best accommodations onboard the Brilliance of the Seas, though are the suites. These are classed into five categories: the Junior and Grand Suites, the two-bedroom Suite which is perfect for families, the Owner’s Suite, and the much-lauded Royal Suite. The Royal Suite has its own Whirlpool tub and a Grand Piano.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Royal Caribbean International
Built by:Meyer-Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Date Completed:2002
Gross Tonnage:90090
Length:293 m
Width:32.2 m
Decks:12
Passengers:2501
Crew:859
IMO:9195200