The Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship belongs to the Royal Caribbean’s Radiance class. Credit: Pjotr Mahhonin / WikiCommons.
The cruise ship includes an adult-only pool for its guests. Credit: Rennett Stowe / WikiCommons.
The Brilliance of the Seas includes 14 cabins for its passengers with disabilities. Credit: Bo Randstedt / WikiCommons.
The Breakfast Deck at the cruise ship provides a panoramic view. Credit: Raging Wire / Flickr.
The Brilliance of the Seas was docked in the port of Corfu, Greece. Credit: Raging Wire / Flickr.
The deck six of the cruise ship includes a small lobby and an art gallery. Credit: Raging Wire / Flickr.
Brilliance of the Seas will sail from Venice , Italy and settle in Tampa, Florida during the winter season. Credit: Raging Wire / Flickr.

The ship has an overall length of 293.2m and is 263.5m between perpendiculars. It has a 32.2m moulded breadth, a draft (fully laden) of 8.15m, registers 90,090t and has a deadweight of 8,900t.

The cruise ship can carry a maximum of 2,400 passengers in 1,056 passenger cabins. These comprise 238 inside cabins and 818 outside cabins, including a Royal suite, six owner’s suites and 17 balcony suites. Each of the suites and outside cabins has a private balcony.

Cruise and cabins

The Royal suite covers approximately 90m² and has a fully glazed front. A piano, a large bar area and a marble bathroom provide a maximum of comfort. In all cabins, the living area can be separated from the bedroom by a curtain.

For families, three family suites are provided. Each is provided with two separate bedrooms, a large balcony and a whirlpool. There are 200 cabins furnished with an intercommunicating door by which they can be converted to 100 double cabins that are suited to accommodate groups.

In addition, the ship is provided with 14 cabins for passengers with disabilities. The cabins are very spacious and are specially equipped to meet the requirements of handicapped persons. Eight of these cabins have a private balcony. The passengers are served by 858 officers and crew.

On board facilities

In total, there are 15 decks onboard the cruise ship. The focal point of the ship is the Centrum, which extends over eleven decks. In addition to the reception the different decks accommodate two bars, the library, twelve Internet stations and several small lounges. The individual decks are served by six panoramic elevators, some of them facing the sea.

On decks four, five and six, there is the Pacifica Theatre, with seating for approximately 900 guests. There is also the main restaurant, which provides seating for a total of 1,229 passengers and consists of the main ‘Minstrel’ on decks four and five amidships and two smaller restaurants, the Breakers, on deck four.

Deck five also has a shopping mall, which comprises several small shops arranged on both sides of a passageway. There is a perfume shop, a souvenir shop, a resort ware shop, a general store, a jeweller’s and a gift shop. It also has a photo and art gallery with several thousand photos.

On deck six, there is a Sports bar with live sports events displayed on the large LCD screens and a gaming arcade. The deck also houses the Casino Royale and the Schooner Bar with a small lobby and an art gallery.

It also has the Chops Grill steak house for 95 guests and the Portofino Italian restaurant, which seats 112 passengers. There is also a cinema for up to 64 passengers. It is equipped with a 5m by 3.65m large screen. There is also a Secondary lounge, larger than 1,000m², which seats about 400 passengers. The Bombay Billiard Club is equipped with two self-adjusting billiard tables.

The Windjammer Café on Deck eleven is a self-service restaurant with seating for approximately 400 passengers. There is also the Solarium fitness Centre with its indoor pool area and movable glass roof.

Deck twelve has a ‘Kids Area’ with playground as well as the Sea View Café with its panoramic windows. By night, the Viking Crown on Deck 13 has two separate sections, a nightclub and a disco. By day it serves as an observation lounge.


The Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship is powered by a podded drive and the innovative gas/steam turbine system for extremely low sound and vibration levels. The engine power from the two gas turbines, and singe steam turbine is 59,000kW or 80,240hp and the propulsive power is 40,000kW (two 20,000kW podded units) or 54,400hp. It can attain a speed of 24k.

The cruise vessel was built under the survey of the Classification Society Det Norske Veritas to obtain the class notation 1 A 1 “Passenger Ship” ECO, RP, Clean Design, Comfort Class.

Itineraries of Brilliance of the Seas

The cruise ship will sail from Venice, Italy and settle in Tampa, Florida for the winter season in 2022. This will be followed by a mix of four- and five-night Western Caribbean itineraries and select four-night sailings to Nassau and Key West, Florida.

Brilliance of the Seas will offer a seven-night Canada sailing from Boston.