Brilliance of the Seas, food

I am considering doing something different on this cruise for the food part. So here are my thoughts. I will only be doing Dinner on this cruise. We had my time dining with a reservation at 8 PM every night. I wouldn’t say I liked that time, but that is what they had when we booked and paid for the cruise.

Monday, April 17, 2023

We ate in the main dining room tonight, at table 417. For Dinner, we had the following:


  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Pan Roasted Fish Fillet
  • Key Lime Pie and Strawberry ice cream

Wife had

  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Royal Cheesecake
    • My wife didn’t like it

The food was pretty good, and the portions were just the right size.

The service was excellent; one was hard to hear; I am unsure if he was soft-spoken or if the mask muffled his voice. But they were attentive to my wife’s need for Diet Coke with Lemon. We had requested the same table every night as we had done before at Royal.

The wife didn’t like the Cheesecake, and I know the first time for everything.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Tonight was in the main dining room, and we couldn’t sit where we were last night, but tonight we sat by a window, and it was nice until it got dark.

Here is what we had for Dinner


  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Fragrant Herb-crusted Salmon
  • Warm Apple Cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Hot Chocolate

Wife had

  • Vegan Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
  • Chicken cordon Bleu
  • Crème Brûlée
    • No, go on liking dessert

Since we couldn’t sit at table 417, we went to table 447, and that was a nice change due to it being by the window, as I mentioned above. The service was outstanding, again very attentive to my wife’s Diet Coke. They, however, messed up on my wife’s order and brought her a medium rare steak. It was meant for another table. She liked the meal, besides the desert, where it was the second night in a row that my wife didn’t like her dessert. So far, it is two for two of dessert no good.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

After a day in San Francisco, we sat down and enjoyed A Taste of the USA. Yep, that is right.

I had

  • Chicken Waldorf Salad
  • Maple & Bourbon Glazed Salmon
  • Warm Apple Cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

The wife had

  • Baked Potato Soup
  • New York Strip Steak
    • When she got the steak, it was too pink for her, It tasted good, so they took it back and got her a new one. That was cooked just right, but she only ate half of it.
  • Strawberry ice cream, three scoops

The food was good for her; my wife has come a long way before she would have to have the steak well done, like brunt. But with the med well cooking on this steak, it was a well, which was too pink for her.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

We didn’t eat in the dining room tonight since my wife didn’t want anything, and nothing sounded good. I mean, it is the taste of the Caribbean. But some of the food looked good. But, we ate in the buffet today.

So no listing of good food. But here are the pictures.

Friday, April 21, 2023

It was Italian night in the dining room, so we ate there; my wife likes Italian food.

I got

  • The mixed garden salad
  • Lasagna Al porno
    • No picture
  • Lemon Curd Tartlet

Wife got

  • Crispy Parmesan Arancini
  • Chicken Parmesan
    • No picture
  • Lemon Curd Tartlet

We were busy talking at the table next to us, distracting me from taking a picture of the Entrees.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The last night on the cruise, I know it is almost over. It just sucks, man. But at least we are eating in the main dining room tonight.

So what did we have tonight, the last night of the cruise?

I had

  •  Classic Caesar Salad
  • Pecan Crusted Salmon
  • Warm Apple Cobbler

Wife had

  • Pan-seared Asparagus
  • Autumn Turkey Dinner
  • Ice Cream


The food was pretty good in the dining room and the buffet. I had no complaints. However, my wife didn’t like 2 of the desserts. She loves Cheesecake, and that is shocking.


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