DAY 401 Mar 2024
Time at Port: from 6:30 AM to 5 PM
Just under 25 minutes from Perth lies the port city of Fremantle. A vibrant and popular city with tourists, it’s known as the sister city of Perth and boasts a captivating history, al fresco restaurants, art galleries and breweries. Top highlights in Fremantle include the Fremantle Prison, the Fremantle Market and the WA shipwrecks Museum.
Things to do in Perth (Fremantle):
A former Australian prison that is now a World Heritage Site, it spans an impressive six hectares. Across the fascinating complex, you can take a tour and see the gatehouse, tunnels, cottages and of course the cell blocks that were home to hundreds of prisoners in the 19th and 20th century.
Discover an array of different produce at the bustling Fremantle Market. Located between two streets in Fremantle, there’s a wide variety of produce available from fruit and vegetables to cheese, meat and even handmade pottery.
This fascinating museum is set within a restored building from the early 19th century. Within it, you’ll find an array of artefacts showcasing the tales of local shipwrecks. A captivating museum, it’s a must when in Fremantle.
DAY 906 Mar 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
Situated in South Australia, Adelaide is a bustling cosmopolitan city that’s known for its vibrant art and film scene, green spaces and an array of attractions to explore. In particular, top highlights include the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Zoo and the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Things to do in Adelaide:
Spanning 51 hectares, the botanical gardens in Adelaide are situated in the north east of the city. Opened in 1857, this picturesque park is home to an array of plant life, and is a tranquil place to explore throughout the day.
The second oldest zoo in Australia, Adelaide Zoo is home to over 2,500 animals and 250 species, including birds, fish and a variety of exotic animals. Located close to the city centre, this picturesque zoo is the perfect family activity.
Formerly known as the National Gallery of South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia was opened in 1881. Home to over 38,000 different artworks, varying from Australian art to international art, it’s the ultimate attraction for art enthusiasts.
DAY 1108 Mar 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 8 PM
A vibrant coastal city in Victoria, Melbourne is beloved for its food and art scene, and the numerous attractions it has to offer. A large city that surrounds the Federation Square development, you’ll find a large selection of fantastic restaurants that lie on the picturesque Yarra River. Top highlights in the city include the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Zoo and the Old Melbourne Jail.
Things to do in Melbourne:
Queen Victoria Market
One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Queen Victoria Market. Spanning an impressive seven hectares, this large open air market has a variety of stalls, including clothing and fruit and vegetables.
Situated in the Royal Park, within easy reach of the city centre, Melbourne Zoo is another popular attraction in Melbourne. Home to nearly 4000 animals and 243 different species, it’s a tranquil and fascinating place to visit whilst in the city.
Old Melbourne Gaol
Once a jail, and now a museum, the Old Melbourne Gaol is a captivating historical building in Melbourne. With an eerie feeling, a tour around it is bound to intrigue, as you learn about the fascinating history of the jail and its inhabitants.
DAY 1815 Mar 2024
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 5 PM
A bustling city in New Zealand, Dunedin is situated on the South Island. With a mixed heritage of Maori and Scottish ancestors, along with unique Edwardian and Victorian architecture, it’s a unique place to visit whilst on a cruise. Top highlights in the city include Larnach Castle, the Dunedin Botanical Gardens and the Otago Museum.
Things to do in Dunedin:
Located on the picturesque Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle is one of the most popular attractions in the country and boasts beautiful award-winning grounds, luxury accommodation and historic features. A unique place to visit whilst in Dunedin, it was constructed in the late 19th century.
The Dunedin Botanic Garden is situated on the South Island of New Zealand, at the northernmost point of downtown Dunedin. The garden is situated on a spur of Signal Hill, adjacent to the Northern Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, and the University of Otago. Filled with beautiful plant life, it’s a tranquil place to explore whilst stopping off in Dunedin.
One of the top attractions in the city, the Otago Museum has one of New Zealand's greatest museum collections, including exhibitions on culture, science, and natural history and is a must-visit whilst in the city.
DAY 1916 Mar 2024
Time at Port: from 5 PM to 6 PM
The most picturesque natural attraction in New Zealand is Milford Sound, which is located deep within the Fjordland National Park. Combining mountains, ominous waters, and dramatic cliffs surrounded by woodland, its one to add to your bucket list
DAY 2219 Mar 2024
Time at Port: from 6:30 AM to 6:45 PM
The capital of New South Wales, Sydney is a popular tourist destination thanks to its variety of attractions, restaurants and picturesque surroundings. Best known for the Sydney Opera House, there’s so much to see and do in this vibrant city. Alongside Sydney Opera House, particular highlights include the Royal Botanic Garden and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Things to do in Sydney:
An iconic attraction in Sydney, the Sydney Opera House is home to a variety of performances throughout the year and features unique 20th century architecture. Located on Sydney Harbour, this extraordinary building is well worth a visit to, whether you’re looking to watch a performance there or to simply explore it.
Royal Botanic Garden
A popular attraction in Sydney is the picturesque Royal Botanic Garden. Spanning 30 hectares on Sydney Harbour, it has a wide array of plant life and boasts incredible views of the Sydney Opera House and the city's wide array of skyscrapers. Established in the early 19th century, it makes for a wonderful visit if you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Alternatively, you could reach for the sky at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Constructed out of steel, this prominent bridge connects the central business district to the North Shore. What’s so incredible about the ‘coat hanger’ bridge, is that you can climb it and take in breathtaking views of the city and harbour!
Hotel stay included
Hotel in Perth - 4 stars
28 Feb 2024
2 nights stay
We don't know the hotel in Perth yet as this cruise is too far in the future but it will be centrally located, a minimum of 4 stars, selected from our list of preferred hotels & based on a 'room only' board basis. Local government city taxes & local resort fees may be payable.
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar or similar
4 star hotel
19 Mar 2024
1 nights stay
Rydges Perth Kings Square or similar
4 star hotel
23 Mar 2024
1 nights stay
Customer reviews for Brilliance of the Seas
Based on 41 reviews
Value for money
While we enjoyed our recent cruise, I have to say that the price of the drinks was way too expensive - worsened by the additional 18% gratuity added. While all the staff were very friendly and helpful - and the food was very good - we would not either recommend or cruise again with Royal Caribbean, based purely on the extortionate price of the drinks. Also, we found out that the policy of the ship will wait for late excursion returns when guests use Royal Caribbean International trips, but they warn independent travellers that the ship will depart without them; rather distasteful. All in all, Royal Caribbean does not seem to be a very nice corporation and not recommended by my wife and myself.
1 Sep 2019
Just returned from 12 night eastern med cruise on brilliance of the seas. I love the radiance class ships, for me , they offer something for everyone without being too big, and have a great layout, and easy to get around. The staff onboard this ship have been second to none and a credit to royal carribean. The atmosphere onboard brilliance was wonderful. It has a relaxed, happy, and good feel about it. The food was excellent with a good choice to please and cater for all tastes. I ate mainly in the dining room in the evening and all the meals where excellent with attentive and professional staff. Windjammer was as always great, but as usual on sea days this could get very busy and sometimes could be a problem to find seating. The outside wicker chair areas , the flooring could do with a good steam clean, but apart from that , the ship overall was very clean. The evening shows were great, well balanced to suit all tastes and once again clean, and bar staff very attentive and good humoured. Ports of call has been one of my favourite to date, which included an overnight stay in Venice.... wow. Venice is now my new favourite destination with kotor coming in a very good second! Fantastic itinerary! I have now sailed on jewel of the seas and brilliance of the seas, and I love both ships. Thank you to all the staff onboard brilliance and to all my new found friend is for a holiday of a lifetime. Wonderful memories have been created and my love for cruising has grown ever stronger! 10 out of 10.
16 May 2017
This was our second Royal Caribbean cruise...we booked a 12 day Baltic cruise..we sailed on Adventure of the Seas on a 16 day Med Cruise last year...unfortunately the Brilliance did not meet up to the high standard organisation of the Adventure of the Seas...we were advised to call each morning to book at table for My time dining...but we were only shown to a table at the time we booked on 8 of the 12 evenings..the waiters in the Minstrel Dining room at My time dining seemed to be struggling to serve the guests and on at least 5 occasions we were not asked if we wanted a drink with our meal..the gentleman who greeted guests at the door of the Minstrel dining room seemed to exacerbate the problem by leaving his post on a nightly basis to check on the availability of tables...this NEVER happened on the Adventure of the Seas..the Captain when he did decide to use the Public Address system couldn't be heard...another major failing on this ship...toilets in public areas on 2 decks were unable to be used for over 24hrs due to blockages..there didnt seem to be any rush to fix this problem..certain lifts seemed to be programmed not to stop at deck 4..unfortunately this was our deck!...again this was unheard of on the Adventure of the Seas....if we do use Royal Caribbean for future cruises we will be giving the Brilliance of the Seas a wide berth!...but finally a word on our cabin attendant Fostor...he was a star! and deserves to work on a better ship
24 Aug 2015
We cruised on brilliance of the seas on 29th july 2015 to the fijords and iceland. We had a splendid coach journey with eavesway coaches to harwich from south wales and went speedily through the passport control to the ship. A verygood start to the cruise.The stateroom was to our satisfaction also the attendant was very good..1st night dinner started off unfortunately we had specifically booked a table for 4 through our travel agent we were offered a table of 10 however after some plain speaking we were given a table for 4. From there on everything was 1st class nothing was too much trouble all round, everything was fine. One other problem was not enough warm heating with the shower in the stateroom this was soon put right. This was our first cruise with royal caribbean and we would certainly use Brilliance of the seas again. The disembarkation was trouble free, and in fact the best we have every gone through as was the coach journey home.
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