Caribbean and Bahamas: Western Caribbean Cruise

Royal Caribbean®

Brilliance of the Seas offers endless opportunities to scope out the scenery and appreciate the sights — whether you're rocking out forty feet above deck on the rock-climbing wall or hanging out in one of the Solarium's serene whirlpools. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. There are tons of sun-drenched activities to enjoy onboard during the day. Just make sure to save some energy for later, because the thrills continue long after nightfall.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call TampaDeparture 4:00pm

Overview

Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. A major business center, it’s also known for its museums and other cultural offerings. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a dining and nightlife destination.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of Call Costa Maya Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Once the Imperial Maya’s Port of Call now Puerto Costa Maya is the leader in culture and adventure travel in the Mexican Caribbean! Explore the wonders of the Mayan Coast, the incredible Great Maya Reef astounding architectural feats, endless white beaches and the mysterious sacred cities of the ancient Maya. Discover for yourself the wild, unexplored beauty of the Mayan Coast.

Day 4 Cruising
Day 5Port of Call Tampa Arrival 7:00am

Overview

Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. A major business center, it’s also known for its museums and other cultural offerings. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a dining and nightlife destination.

Onboard the Brilliance of the Seas

Costco Member Reviews

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Ship Rating

3.5/5

More outside cabins, glass elevators facing the sea, a nine-story glass-constructed Centrum, state-of-the-art technology and of course, their Gold Anchor Service®, and even self-leveling billiards tables. These are just some of the ways Brilliance of the Seas® will make your journey special and unique.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Pool

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Miniature Golf
  • Pool - Adults Only
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Pool - Indoor
  • Pool - Indoor/Covered
  • Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Basketball Court
  • Jogging track
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Educational Classes
  • Educational Programs
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Center
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Game Arcade
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Educational Programs
  • Scuba Diving PADI
  • Internet Center
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

Main Dining Room: Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and extraordinary personal service from a dedicated wait staff. Royal Caribbean’s main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chops Grille℠

Specialty Dining

Chops Grille℠: Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Café Latté-tudes: Caffeine fix, coffee break, or after-dinner cappuccino – drop by this café for sweets, people watching and specialty coffee beverages. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chef's Table: A once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience – join up to 14 guests in an exclusive enclave to savor a five-course, gourmet menu specially prepared and presented by the Chef de Cuisine. Every course pairs with a wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Giovanni's Table: A casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herb focaccia, pastas, braised meat dishes and stews, served family-style. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Izumi Sushi & Hot Rocks: The traditional Asian dishes at Izumi Sushi & Hot Rocks will impress you with pure, delicate flavors, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Windjammer Café

Casual Dining

Windjammer Café: A culinary destination loaded with an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time – all with spectacular views and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Browse multiple serving stations featuring pastas, omelettes made-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.

Park Café : A casual-eats deli café offering made-to-order salads, paninis and freshly prepared sandwiches.

Room Service: Room service is available 24-hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature modern appointments, sitting area with sofa and private bath.

Interior (Category: 1V)

Category: 1V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Interior (Category: 2V)

Category: 2V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Interior (Category: 3V)

Category: 3V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Interior (Category: 4V)

Category: 4V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Studio Interior (Category: 2W)

Category: 2W
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • One full size bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 108 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Inside (Category: ZI)

Category: ZI
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Features a porthole or picture window, vanity, sitting area and private bath.

Ultra Spacious Ocean View (Category: 1K)

Category: 1K
Have a spectacular view in an immense space with family.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King
  • One double sofa bed
  • One Pullman bed and one twin bed or two Pullman beds

Size

  • Stateroom: 265 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View (Category: 4M)

Category: 4M
Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Connecting Ocean View (Category: CO)

Category: CO
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 1N)

Category: 1N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed or one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 2N)

Category: 2N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed or one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 3N)

Category: 3N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed or one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 4N)

Category: 4N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed or one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: YO)

Category: YO
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Features balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows, sitting area and private bath.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1B)

Category: 1B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 204 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2B)

Category: 2B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 204 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 3B)

Category: 3B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 204 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 4B)

Category: 4B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 204 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Connecting Balcony (Category: CB)

Category: CB
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1D)

Category: 1D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2D)

Category: 2D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 4D)

Category: 4D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 5D)

Category: 5D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1E)

Category: 1E
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2E)

Category: 2E
Enjoy the ocean sounds from your a private balcony and sitting area.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed or one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Balcony (Category: XB)

Category: XB
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Features balcony with floor-to ceiling windows, sitting area with sofa, and private bath with tub.

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: RS)

Category: RS
Relish an extraordinary vacation in this luxurious suite.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 952 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 172 sq. ft.

Owner's Suite - 2 Bedrooms (Category: OT)

Category: OT
Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation with family and friends.

Beds

  • Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Two Pullman beds

Size

  • Stateroom: 584 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 151 sq. ft.

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: OS)

Category: OS
Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 532 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 57 sq. ft.

Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (Category: GT)

Category: GT
Indulge in a comfortable suite and enjoy the extra perks.

Beds

  • Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Two Pullman beds

Size

  • Staterom: 548 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 86 sq. ft.

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: GS)

Category: GS
Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation with family and friends.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double soda bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 385 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 106 sq. ft.

Junior Suite (Category: J3)

Category: J3
An incredible intimate suite with a great view.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 299 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 66. sq. ft.

Guarantee - Suite (Category: WS)

Category: WS
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 13
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom for occupancy 5 and upStateroom for occupancy 5 and up
Stateroom for occupancy up to 4Stateroom for occupancy up to 4
Accessible stateroomAccessible stateroom
Stateroom has an obstructed viewStateroom has an obstructed view
Stateroom for occupancy up to 3Stateroom for occupancy up to 3

Ship Facts

Brilliance of the Seas ship image
  • Ship Name: Brilliance of the Seas
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Year Refurbished: 2013
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2002
  • Ship Class: Radiance
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,501
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 12
  • Number of Crew: 859
  • Officers' Nationality: Norwegian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 240
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 513
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 238
  • Tonnage (GRT): 90,090
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,112
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 1,056
  • Suites with Balcony: 64
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

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Ship's registry: The Bahamas

    Package ID: RCIBRICAR20220113