Hi, We've been on both and of the two prefer Brilliance. The Radiance Class has a different layout to most other cruise ships and the design is innovative and pleasing. Both ships have superb staff, both serving and entertaining and the food is equal good on both as well.
I think you might be better advised to look to see which itinerary you prefer because that could over-ride the choice of ship. Your age is of no consequence in choosing which ship as both will suit you very well. … Ida
I'm with Ida, Brilliance would have the slight edge, for me, if the itinerary was the same.
Another vote for Brilliance - a most beautiful ship with lots of glass and light. Wonderful bar area at the back with great ocean views, and also she has the 2 speciality restaurants which are well worth a visit. She also has an outside seating area at the back of the buffet area. She is my favourite out of all the RCI ships in her design and layout.
My wife and i have just sailed on the brilliance of the seas to the panama canal on this ship, we have sailed on the freedom of the seas and liberty of the seas before but this ship has a quality of its own! you will love this ship and all who sail on her.its brill.