One of the biggest changes in Brilliance of the Seas is the additional dining. Royal Caribbean have always offered choice on board their ships when dining but with a few additions and great cruise can become a Wow cruise. I will discuss the usual dining options below but I wanted to highlight the fabulous additions to Brilliance of the Seas. First of all there is an additional of a Mexican Speciality casual restaurant ‘Rita’s Cantina’ which offers oversized taco shells with fresh fillings, fajitas and other Mexican specials and the best news is its complimentary ! Drinks can be purchased to enjoy with your meal so why not enjoy a margarita or grab a cold bottle of Carona to enjoy with your Mexican food.
I was very impressed with the choice of speciality dining on board Brilliance of the seas and even more impressed at the special packages offered. There were 2 packages offered the ‘Royal Choice’ which allowed you to dine once in Chops Grille (fine steak restaurant), Giovanni’s Kitchen (family style Tuscan Italian restaurant, my personal favourite) and Izumi (fresh Sushi) for $55 per person (saving over 20% from the individual prices) or for the food connoisseur the ‘Chef’s Table’ dining package allows you to dine at the three restaurants above as well as the Chefs Table which is a new wine and food pairing experience on board, the cost of this is currently $115 per person (saving you $25 per person.
For those guests who have experienced Brilliance of the Seas Portofinos has been replaced by Giovanni’s Table.
Complimentary dining options on board Brilliance of the Seas include the main formal restaurant which is open for Breakfast, most Lunches and Dinner with a choice of fixed dining times or ‘My Time’ dining which allows guests to choose when they want to dine in a special area of the restaurant (guests must pre pay gratuities for My Time dining option). The Windjammer Cafe is the casual dining option onboard offering traditional and international cuisine and is open for Early Breakfast, Breakfast, lunch, Afternoon snacks and Dinner, this is a fabulous alternative for evenings when you want to chill and enjoy the night at your own pace. The Park Cafe is new and is situated near the solarium, the Park Cafe allows guests to enjoy Fresh made to order sandwiches and paninis as well as soups, salads and pastries, the Park Cafe is open during the day and evening. If these options weren’t enough you still have the SeaView Cafe and complimentary room service, so let’s face it you will not go hungry.
You can see the influence of the Oasis Class ships in the new dining options with the additions of The Park Cafe, Rita’s Cantina, Izumi and Giovanni’s Table.