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Picking the Best Cabins on the Brilliance of the Seas

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Brilliance of the Sea's best and worst cabins.

Looking for the best cabins on the Brilliance of the Seas? Want to find the cabin with a little larger balcony than most? And what about staying away from undesirable cabins on the Brilliance of the Seas? How do you avoid the worst cabins on the Brilliance of the Seas?

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Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas are staterooms and suites on Decks 8 and 9.
Cabins to be wary of on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas are staterooms and suites on Decks 3, 7, and 10.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas

Deck 2

All of the cabins on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Deck 2 have cabins above them -- this means that they are typically more quiet compared to cabins beneath the disco or sunbathing areas (the noise of moving deck chairs late at night / early in the AM). There are only 27 cabins on Deck 2, which could make for a rather cozy little neighborhood!

  • Unlike some of her Royal Caribbean sister ships, the Brilliance of the Seas does not have cabins near the rear of the ship on Deck 2. This means that travelers in these cabins are not likely to have any issues with propeller vibration.
  • All exterior ocean view cabins (20002028) have portholes rather than windows on Deck 2 of the Brilliance of the Seas.
  • Interior cabin 2023 is almost twice as spacious than standard and is wheelchair accessible.

Related: Brilliance of the Seas Deck 2 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 3

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Deck 3 on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas deserves some strategic thought before reserving a cabin if noise concerns you. While it is possible to find a more quiet cabin on this deck, it's important to keep in mind the fact that the theater and the main dining room are directly above.

  • Forward cabins 30003020 and 35003520 are under the theater. This could mean noise concerns during a show, and staff preparation and cleaning noises before and after a production. The 12 interior cabins (30093019 and 35093519) are most directly beneath the theater where there are probably more noise issues than exterior cabins on Deck 3 of the Brilliance of the Seas.
  • The best Ocean View Staterooms on Deck 3 of the Brilliance of the Seas are 3036- 3082 and 3536- 3582 because these are under the cabins on Deck 4, and thus have a buffer from public area noise.
  • Interior Staterooms 3539 and 3541 are larger than standard and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Cabins likely to be affected by main dining room noise are 31143144, and 3614- 3644. Interior cabins 31173143 and 36153645 are beneath the Minstrel Dining Room. Noise while staff are working in this area, and when the dining room is open could be of concern in any of these staterooms.
  • We are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, but some of the worst cabins aboard the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas are on Deck 3 because of the public areas above. If you are light sleeper, we suggest a cabin elsewhere on this deck, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 

Related: Brilliance of the Seas Deck 3 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 4

Along this entire deck, a main drag of the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas runs above your cabins, including the Royal Promenade and shops. However, cabins on this deck are well situated because none are located under areas such as the theater or main dining room. For the most part, any noise generated from the shops mid ship on Deck 5 will be not be occurring after hours. 

  • Ocean View Staterooms 4000 and 4500 are closest to the theater area. Noise could be an issue during rehearsals and performances, as well as before and after when the audience traffic would be occurring.
  • On the Brilliance of the Seas, Ocean View Staterooms 4060 and 4560 and Interior Staterooms 4061 and 4561 are closest to the public areas on Deck 4 which include the lobby bar. Reserving a cabin farther forward might be worth consideration.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 4006 and 4008 and Interior Staterooms 4017 and 4517 are more spacious than standard and are wheelchair accessible.

Related: Brilliance of the Seas Deck 4 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 7

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Be aware that a main drag of public areas runs beneath all of Deck 7 of the Brilliance of the Seas, which includes the theater, cinema, bars, the casino, and aft area clubs and lounges. While the theater and cinema may not generate much after hours noise, that is not the case for the rest of the venues underneath you on Deck 7. However, if noise is not an issue for you, Deck 7 does offer staterooms with balconies, some of which are quite spacious!

  • Once again, we are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, but some of the worst cabins aboard the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas are on Deck 7 because of the public areas above. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on this deck, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 
  • Forward, 7004 and 7504 are Family Ocean View Staterooms that can accommodate up to six passengers. The staterooms most forward on Deck 7 are not likely to have noise issues from the theater below as these are not situated above that area. There are few family cabins on the Brilliance of the Seas, and these sell out very quickly. We suggest you book one as early as possible. There will most likely be a minimum number of people required to reserve one of these staterooms.
  • Family Ocean View Stateroom 7504 is near a gym used by the crew. Noise could be problematic in this stateroom day and night.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 700270007500, and 7502 are between the Family Ocean View Staterooms most forward on the Brilliance of the Seas Deck 7. These are also not directly above the theater and hence more quiet than other choices on this deck.
  • Four cabins (7064, 7066, 7564, and 7506) on Deck 7 have partially obstructed views. Of these, 7064, 7066, and 7564 are Balcony Staterooms. If a view of the ocean is important to you, we suggest finding another exterior stateroom on this deck.
  • Forward on Deck 7 of the Brilliance of the Seas, cabins 70067038 and 75067538 are above the theater and there could be noises from performances as well as staff preparation and clean up before and after shows. Noise could be of most concern in Interior Staterooms 75297535.
  • Balcony Staterooms 7112, 7114, 7612, 7614, 7110, and 7610 are larger than standard, have larger balconies, and are wheelchair accessible. 7110 and 7610 also have uniquely shaped balconies that are a bit more spacious.
  • Good choices for a bit of peace and quiet are  7108- 7146. These Balcony Staterooms are above the alternative restaurants that are more quiet than the bars and casinos, and less likely to be a concern after hours when most of us want to sleep.
  • On Deck 7 of the Brilliance of the Seas, Balcony Staterooms 70407094 port side and 75407670  starboard, and Interior Staterooms 7551- 7563 and 7573- 7587 are above bars, clubs, and lounges, and the casino. Noise until late into the evening could be a concern in any of these cabins.
  • Port side, Balcony Staterooms 7596 and 7606 have balconies that narrow at one end. These balconies are smaller than standard as a consequence.
  • At up to 586 sq. ft., Royal Family Suite 7672, boasts the most room and the largest balcony on Deck 7 of the Brilliance of the Seas. Its location aft on this deck also affords that precious (and least windy) view of the ocean! Like the family cabins, these suites are few and far between and are reserved very quickly. We advice that you book early and be prepared to meet a possible minimum guest requirement during this process.
  • Aft, Balcony Staterooms 7172, 7174, 7176, 7676, and 7674 have larger than standard balconies, all the better to afford the best (and less breezy) ocean views.

Related: Brilliance of the Seas Deck 7 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 8

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Several cabins are highly rated by our cruise experts!

 Deck 8 is a wonderful place to reserve a cabin because it is among the more quiet decks. The cabins above and beneath provide a nice buffer from the noise generated from public areas on the Brilliance of the Seas.

  • Balcony Staterooms that have partially obstructed views on Deck 8 of the Brilliance of the Seas are 8058, 8060, 8558, 8560, 8162, 8164, 8662, and 8664. If your balcony view is important to you, we suggest other exterior cabins on this deck.
  • Forward on Deck 8, Family Ocean View Staterooms 8000, 8002, 8500, and 8502 do not have balconies, but each do have 319 sq. ft. and can accommodate up to six passengers! There are few of these spacious family cabins on the Brilliance of the Seas, and they sell out very quickly. If one of these are of interest to you, we suggest you book one as early as possible. There will most likely be a minimum number of people required to reserve one of these staterooms.
  • Also forward, Ocean View Staterooms 8004, 8006, 8504, and 8506 do not have balconies but are a bit roomier than standard on Deck 8 of the Brilliance of the Seas.
  • Balcony Staterooms 8008 and 8508 have very small balconies. These are also hull balconies.
  • All of the other exterior cabins on this deck do feature balconies. Most of these cabins are either Deluxe Ocean View or Superior Ocean View Staterooms. On the Brilliance of the Seas Deck 8, Superior Balcony Staterooms have 25 more sq. ft. than the Deluxe Balcony Staterooms. There is no difference in balcony size.
  • Balcony Staterooms 8086, 8088, 8102, 8104, 8604, and 8586 do boast more balcony space than standard.
  • There are six Balcony Staterooms that have partially obstructed balcony views due to cleaning equipment. These are 8162, 8164, 8166, 8662, 8664, and 8666.
  • Aft, Royal Family Suite 8668 is the most spacious accommodation to be had on Deck 8 of the Brilliance of the Seas. This suite also boasts the most expansive balcony, and commands that highly sought after picturesque (and less breezy) ocean view. Like the family cabins, these suites are few and far between and are reserved very quickly. We advice that you book early and be prepared to meet a possible minimum guest requirement during this process.
  • Also aft, Ocean View Staterooms 8168, 8170, 8172, 8672, and 8670 have more spacious than average balconies from which there are magnificent views of the ocean!

Related: Brilliance of the Seas Deck 8 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 9

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Several cabins are highly rated by our cruise experts!

On Deck 9 of the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas, you will find a wonderful selection of staterooms which include some of the more spacious cabins and suites available on this ship. Once again, the cabins above and beneath you make this a more quiet deck!

  • Balcony Staterooms 9252 , 8254, 9652, and 9654 have balcony views that are partially obstructed. If your balcony view is important to you, there are other Superior Ocean View Balcony staterooms to be found on Deck 9 of the Brilliance of the Seas.
  • Mid ship on Deck 9 of the Brilliance of the Seas, Balcony Staterooms 9076, 9078, 9092, 9094, 9576, and 9594 have larger balconies than standard.
  • Aft, 9656 is a Royal Family Suite has the most space and largest balcony on Deck 9 of the Brilliance of the Seas. Like the family cabins, these suites are few and far between and are reserved very quickly. We advice that you book early and be prepared to meet a possible minimum guest requirement during this process.
  • Also aft and situated nearby the Royal Family Suite, Balcony Staterooms 9256, 9258, 9260, 9660 and 9658 have over-sized balconies from which you can enjoy that great aft view of the ocean!
  • Located toward the very back of the ship, Balcony Staterooms 9254 and 9654 have unusually shaped, larger balconies than standard.

Related: Brilliance of the Seas Deck 9 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 10

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

While Deck 10 boasts several luxury suites, please note that these accommodations are beneath Deck 11, which is one of then busiest public decks on the Brilliance of the Seas. 

  • While you are in the luxury zone on Deck 10 of the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas, bear in mind that you are also just beneath Deck 11 (Lido Deck). Luxury minded travelers need to know that suites including Grand Suites, and Junior Suites (1028-1052 port side and 1528-1552 starboard) as well as one exterior stateroom (1046) could have after hours noise from the pool areas just above, such as the scraping of deck chairs when staff are cleaning.
  • There are only eight interior cabins (1003-1009 and 1503-1509), and all of these are located forward on Deck 10 under the spa facilities.
  • Junior Suites 1028 and 1528 are slightly larger than standard, have spacious balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Junior Suite 1560 is next to the Penthouse or Royal Suite, and has a uniquely shaped, larger balcony than standard. (This would likely be a great suite for access to excellent cabin stewards!)
  • Grand Suites, with from 358 to 384 sq. ft. and 106 sq. ft. balconies, are among the most spacious accommodations on the Brilliance of the Seas. Of the Grand Suites, 1600 is our favorite because of its suite and balcony size, and due to the great view it will have of the ocean.
  • Aft, Junior Suites 1100 and 1602 have over-sized balconies and that highly sought after (less breezy) ocean view.
  • Also aft on Deck 10 of the Brilliance of the Seas, Balcony Staterooms 1102, 1104, and 1604 have larger balconies than standard and share that magnificent view of the ocean.
  • Please note that 1060- 1104 port side and 1560- 1604 starboard are beneath the Windjammer Cafe. Noise from this busy dining venue could be a problems in any of these accommodations from early in the morning until late at night. 

Related: Brilliance of the Seas Deck 10 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

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