Royal Caribbean’s presence will increase in Australia after the announced redeployment of Brilliance of the Seas. The ship will sail on itineraries that were previously scheduled for the Enchantment of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean said that changes to maritime regulations were the reason for swapping the two ships.

Brilliance of the Seas was originally scheduled for itineraries in Europe and Florida in 2023 and 2024, but will now sail on itineraries in Alaska starting in April, including a number of cruises that depart from Vancouver, Canada before coming to Australia in October.

Amongst the itineraries, it will sail are 11-night roundtrip cruises to the Great Barrier Reef from Sydney, with port calls in Airlie Beach, Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob), Port Douglas, Willis Island and Eden with prices starting from $1,455 for the December 8, 2023 departure.

It will also sail on a 12-right roundtrip itinerary from Sydney, with scenic cruising in Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound before port calls in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and Bay of Islands with prices starting from $1,720 for February 2, 2024 departure.

The ship is also making the journey from Sydney to Indonesia on a 16-night itinerary with port calls in Brisbane, Gladstone, Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob), Darwin, Lombok Indonesia, Exmouth and Perth (Fremantle) with prices starting from $2,765 for February 14, 2024 departure.

Any guests booked on Enhancement of the Seas will automatically be rebooked on Brilliance of the Seas in similar accommodation. They are also being given the option to rebook on other Royal Caribbean sailings or obtain a full refund.

Brilliance of the Seas is a Radiance class ship first launched in December 2002 with a guest capacity of 2,543 passengers.


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