Brilliance of the Seas


The name is program Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the second largest cruise operator in the world, offers its guests 22 ships under the Royal Caribbean International brand, which are divided into six classes. One of the classes is the Radiance class, to which the Brilliance of the Sea counts. The shipping company advertises the "Brilliance" with the term "radiant".

This attribute particularly stands for a generous design of public spaces and for lush window fronts. A nine-story atrium facing the center of the ship and four outward-facing glass elevators are intended to provide intensive experiences with the sea.

The Brilliance, which was put into service in 2002, is quite impressive in comparison to the other ships in the fleet with the following ship data.


Ship information Brilliance of the Seas

modernized 2008
Dimensions Length 293 m, width: 32 m, draft 8,50 m
measurement 90.090 GT
Passenger decks      12
Machine 2 gas turbines
Power Type 2 azipods
Geschwindigkeit 25 kn
Staterooms 1.055
passengers 2.502 maximum
Crew 867 people
Flagge Bahamas
Werft Meyer shipyard, Papenburg
Board language International, mainly English


Royal Caribbean International generally stands for sophisticated equipment of the cabins and public spaces. Brightness, high-quality materials and a variety of contemporary art objects underline the shipping company's quality standards. The varied entertainment offer means that boredom can hardly arise.

Brilliance of the Seas - view into the center

During a “westbound” transatlantic crossing in September 2012, we had the opportunity to “experience” the peculiarities of the ship.

Then the ship went through the so-called revitalization program. Under the pretty motto “The best keeps getting better”, it is advertised that “the best has gotten even better”. Ships that go through the long-term program will be transplanted with elements of the modern Oasis class.

(Update February 2015)