7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas from New Orleans, Louisiana Tulum God Of Wind Temple Ruins Panoramic, Cozumel, Mexico
The 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans, Louisiana visits Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana . Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Brilliance of the Seas
Day 1 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4 - George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - New Orleans, Louisiana
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Tulum God Of Wind Temple Ruins Panoramic, Cozumel, Mexico
Tulum God Of Wind Temple Ruins Panoramic, Cozumel, Mexico
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7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

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Leaving from
New Orleans, Louisiana
Onboard
Brilliance of the Seas
Day Port
1
New Orleans, Louisiana
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Cozumel, Mexico
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4
George Town, Grand Cayman
Tendered from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7
Cruising
Day at sea
8
New Orleans, Louisiana
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Brilliance of the Seas

Your ship
Brilliance of the Seas
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Brilliance of the Seas, Aerial View, Caribbean and European Destinations
Aerial View of Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Ship Visiting Amsterdam , Russia, and Germany
Get to know
Brilliance of the Seas
Calling all backroads ramblers and culture cruisers— your ship's come in. Whether you're catching a movie poolside or enjoying Tuscan dishes at Giovanni's Table, you're in for the ultimate adventure in between shores.

SEIZE THE SEA DAY

When you're not exploring onshore, conquer some bucket list firsts on deck. Catch a movie on the poolside screen, tee up for a game of mini golf, or scale the Rock Climbing Wall. Looking to unwind or break a sweat? Indulge in some "me time" at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

WOAH-WORTHY EATS

In between brag worthy destinations and social feed filling adventures onboard, you'll discover flavors that raise the bar. Like prime cuts of steak at Chops Grille℠ and Italian favorites at Giovanni's Table. Not to mention a Far East feast at Izumi and wines from around the world at Vintages.

SHOWTIME AT SEA

Watch and listen as outstanding singers and dancers showcase their skills in the variety revue, Center Stage. And sing along to modern stage hits in Now and Forever. This is entertainment that hits all the high notes.

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana

Day 1
New Orleans
Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana, Green Red Streetcars
Green and red streetcar trolleys for transportation in New Orleans
Things to do in
New Orleans
Departs at 4:00 PM
With a penchant for partying and a joie de vivre lifestyle, every day in New Orleans is cause for celebration. Its melting pot culture is as rich as the roux in its Creole cuisine— and adventure dangles on iron-latticed balconies alongside colorful Mardi Gras beads. Head to the French Quarter in the heart of the city, and get swept up in the wild beat of Bourbon Street. New Orleans cruises give you the chance to check out Frenchmen Street clubs for live jazz tunes, or roam the leafy Garden District. Whether it’s the voodoo vibes, fiery cooking, or down-home hospitality, the quirky heart of Louisiana will forever call you back.
Jackson Square Church, New Orleans, Louisiana
Jackson Square Church, New Orleans, Louisiana

EASY STREETS

No visit to New Orleans is complete without a walk through the French Quarter. Start at St. Louis Cathedral in historic Jackson Square. Stroll along the Mississippi River and through the French Market. Then pass the bohemian charms of Royal Street before topping off with the buzz of Bourbon Street.
St. Charles Streetcar, New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Charles Streetcar, New Orleans, Louisiana

ALL ABOARD

Hop on the historic St. Charles streetcar— the world’s oldest in continuous operation— for a relaxing ride from bustling Canal Street to the oak-lined Garden District. You’ll pass downtown scenes and antebellum mansions en route to Audubon Park, a beloved green space and home to the city zoo.
Turtle Swamp Close Up, New Orleans, Louisiana
Turtle Swamp Close Up, New Orleans, Louisiana

SWAMP ROMP

Venture 20 minutes outside the city to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve to explore southern Louisiana swamplands during your New Orleans cruise. Airboat and sightseeing boat tours offer an up-close look at vast wetlands, plus its local residents— alligators, turtles and snakes included.
Sugar Sprinkled Beignets, New Orleans, Louisiana
Sugar Sprinkled Beignets, New Orleans, Louisiana

LOCAL CUISINE

New Orleans is world-renowned for its seafood and spicy Creole flavors. Here they eat sugar-sprinkled beignets for breakfast. Lunch means fried seafood po’ boys and meaty muffulettas. Gumbo, jambalaya and boiled crawfish are savory dinner options— and you must try an authentic NOLA sno-ball for dessert. “America’s first cocktail”, the bourbon-based Sazerac, was also created here.
Antique Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana
Antique Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana

SHOPPING

Magazine Street spans six miles of boutiques and antique shops. Cruise from New Orleans and pick up fine art and funky works in the galleries along Royal Street in the French Quarter. And with six blocks of shops, the French Market is your best bet for Louisiana cookbooks and hand-painted items displaying the city’s fleur-de-lis emblem.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Brilliance of the Seas Pool Deck
Guests Enjoying a Sunny Day at the Pool
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall During the Day
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
Father and Son Playing Basketball On Board
Father and Son Playing Basketball in the Sports Court

Sports Court

Whether it's a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.

Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico

Day 3
Cozumel
Mexico
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Couple Climbing up the Ruins Pyramid, Cozumel, Mexico
Couple Climbing up the Ruins Pyramid, Cozumel, Mexico
Things to do in
Cozumel
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.
A Cultural and Historical Ruin in Cozumel, Mexico
A Cultural and Historical Ruin in Cozumel, Mexico

Temple Trekking

Get up close and personal with Maya history at San Gervasio, the largest ancient Maya site on Cozumel, which dates back to as early as A.D. 300.
Insider tip
Remember to tip between 10% and 15%.
Dolphin Peaks Head out of Water, Cozumel, Mexico
Dolphin Peaks Head out of Water, Cozumel, Mexico

Dive Into Adventure

At Chankanaab National Park, you’ll find everything from snorkeling and scuba to swimming with dolphins.
Insider tip
If you’re planning on taking a snorkeling excursion, make sure to bring organic sunscreen— it’s a federal regulation.
Punta Sur National Park, Cozumel, Mexico
Punta Sur National Park, Cozumel, Mexico

Natural Thrills

Reconnect with nature while wandering the endless mangroves, beaches and reefs in Punta Sur National Park during your Cozumel cruise.
Insider tip
Most of the vendors only barter with cash, so be sure to bring some.
Authentic  Cozumel Shrimp Tacos

Local Cuisine

Cozumel’s cuisine is dominated by Mexican, American and international cuisine. Fresh seafood is always a good choice, and so is the cochinita pibil— a slow-roasted, highly seasoned pork dish. Cool off with a michelada, made with beer and freshly squeezed lime juice over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Or keep it traditional with Mexico’s signature spirit, tequila.
Mexico Cozumel Local Shopping Luchador Wrestling Mask
Local Shopping Luchador Wrestling Mask

Shopping

For great deals and guaranteed stores, walk along the waterfront on Avenue Rafael E. Melgar, a mile-long strip in San Miguel. And be sure to check out the Chile Tequila Factory for a sampling of Mexico’s favorite spirit.

Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman

Day 4
George Town
Grand Cayman
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Aerial View of Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman
Aerial View of Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman
Things to do in
George Town
Tendered from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. This international banking haven is as much known for award-winning beaches as for the flocks of celebrities and high rollers that frequent them. You can sip Cayman Mama’s while rubbing shoulders with the global glitterati. During your Grand Cayman cruise, you can snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.
Hawksbill Turtle Close-Up, George Town, Grand Cayman
Hawksbill Turtle Close-Up, George Town, Grand Cayman

Swim with Sea Turtles

The whole family can swim alongside sea turtles and tropical fish at the Cayman Turtle Centre. Or wander around the Caribbean Aviary and spot exotic birds up close, including Grand Cayman’s national bird, the Cayman parrot..
Insider tip
Everyone drives on the left here, so look both ways before crossing the street.
Seven Mile Beach Palm Trees, George Town, Grand Cayman
Seven Mile Beach Palm Trees, George Town, Grand Cayman

Stroll the Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is actually five-and-a-half miles of coral sands and crystal-clear shoreline. But it’s peppered with restaurants, bars, and upscale resorts— and it was named one of the world’s Ultimate Beaches by Caribbean Travel + Life.
North Sound Golf Club, George Town, Grand Cayman
North Sound Golf Club, George Town, Grand Cayman

Tee Off in Paradise

Hit the green at the North Sound Club, the only 18-hole championship golf course on the Cayman Islands.
Two Women Swimming with Stingrays, George Town, Grand Cayman
Two Women Swimming with Stingrays, George Town, Grand Cayman

Get to Know the Locals

Take your adventure underwater and mingle with southern stingrays in Stingray City’s calm waters.
Grouper Sandwich, George Town, Grand Cayman
Grouper Sandwich, George Town, Grand Cayman

Local Cuisine

Locally caught fish is the main attraction in Grand Cayman cuisine. And you’ll find plenty of shellfish served marinated, in fritters, or in hearty chowders. Rum is the drink of choice, so make sure you try the “Cayman Mama,” a local signature cocktail made with light and coconut rums, banana liqueur, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, and a dash of Grenadine or strawberry syrup. Cheers!

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Focaccia della Casa - Giovanni's Table
Flat Italian bread with potatoes and herb, marinated artichokes, olives & pesto. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table.

Giovanni's Table

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
Chef's Table Appetizer
An appetizer at Chef's Table on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Main Dining Room Mozzarella Salad
A mozzarella salad at the Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.
Room Service Breakfast
Room Service Bottle Glass in Bed

Room Service

Want to savor a meal in the comfort of your stateroom? Order delicious in-room dining any time — day or night. Tuck into breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or enjoy an intimate date night in after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. Room service makes it easy to treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door.

Day 6: Yucatan, Mexico

Day 6
Yucatan
Progreso, Mexico
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Steps Leading up to Mayan Ruins in Yucatan, Mexico
Steps Leading up to Mayan Ruins in Yucatan, Mexico
Things to do in
Yucatan
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
With its laid-back beach-town vibe and one of the world’s longest piers, Progreso is the gateway to adventure on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Malecón Beach is a hub for sun seekers looking to lounge (or party) on long stretches of sand. And the fishing villages of Chelem and Chuburna are both prime spots for kayaking through mangrove estuaries. Explore shipwrecks at Alacranes Reef and swim with sea turtles in the clear waters off Perez Island. Or travel inland to stroll around Merida’s bustling squares. Yucatan cruises offer access to a treasure trove of Mayan archaeological sites digging deep into Mexico’s fascinating ancient past.
Merida Spanish Architecture, Yucatan, Mexico
Merida Spanish Architecture, Yucatan, Mexico

The White City

The town of Merida is known for its colonial charm, boutiques, bazaars, luxury inns and lively café scene. Nicknamed “The White City” for its pearl-white Spanish architecture, this is where you can explore Plaza Grande, peek in art galleries, admire Paseo de Montejo’s sculptures, and peruse the region’s best museums during your Yucatan cruise.
Insider tip
Be sure to double check your restaurant bill, as some include gratuity and tax. If not, a 10-15% tip is typical for waiters, depending on service satisfaction.
View of Ancient Mayan Ruins Called Chicne Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
View of Ancient Mayan Ruins Called Chicne Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Preserved With Perfection

Unlock ancient Mayan mysteries while combing the crumbling ruins of Chichén Itzá. Admire Puuc-style palaces, grand temples, the Great Ball Court, and sky-high El Castillo pyramid on a tour of one of the most stunning and well-preserved Mayan sites on the planet.
Insider tip
Tap water in Mexico is generally not potable — it’s safest to drink purified bottled water.q
Deep Cenote Underground Sinkholes, Yucatan, Mexico
Deep Cenote Underground Sinkholes, Yucatan, Mexico

Deep Discovery

Jump feet-first into the sparkling turquoise waters of a cenote. These magical underground sinkholes nestled in the Yucatecan jungle were once considered sacred by the Maya. Today you can jump right in for a swim or cave diving, with some even offering restaurants and spa amenities.
Local Cuisine Pork Tacos, Yucatan, Mexico
Local Cuisine Pork Tacos, Yucatan, Mexico

Local Cuisine

Many Mexican dishes feature chile peppers, which can be pickled, smoked, stuffed or stewed. Restaurants lining Calle 19 serve fresh seafood dishes and Yucatecan tamales, which are typically filled with chicken and cooked in underground ovens. Cochinita pibil (pork in savory achiote sauce) is a local signature, as is xtabentúm, a honey-anisette liqueur and sacred Mayan ceremonial drink.
Shopping Handcrafted Artifacts Carvings, Yucatan, Mexico
Shopping Handcrafted Artifacts Carvings, Yucatan, Mexico

Shopping

A collection of souvenir shops are located right at the cruise terminal. At the Progreso Crafts Market local artisans sell handmade jewelry, woven blankets, onyx carvings and replicas of Mayan artifacts. Hit the farmer’s market for fresh tropical fruit — or head to Merida’s market district for locally made goods.

Day 7: Cruising

Day 7
Cruising
At Sea
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Bottomless Brunch Champagne
Champagne Being Poured
NIGHTS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET
Schooner Bar Seating Area
AN, Anthem of the Seas, Schooner Bar, lounge, piano, ship rigging decor, screens in back,

Schooner Bar

Wrap up your night at Schooner Bar, where perfectly mixed cocktails and live entertainment come together in a warm-lit nautical-themed lounge. Cozy up in a seat under the mast, by the portholes, or right by the gleaming grand piano. The sing-along's about to begin.
Center Stage Cruise Show Performer in blue dress singing Brilliance of the Seas
Performer in blue dress singing during the Center Stage Cruise Show on Brilliance of the Seas

Center Stage

Catch some of the best singers, dancers and musicians from throughout the ship on one stage in this dazzling revue.
Vintages Couple Having Dinner
Couple Enjoying a Bottle of Wine

Vintages

Whether it’s malbec, merlot, riesling or pinot grigio, you’re sure to find all your beloved reds or whites at Vintages wine bar. From France to California, the wide world of wine is well-represented through extensive partnerships with top winemakers, including some exclusive bottles you won't find anywhere else.

Casino

There's nothing to stir your sense of excitement like the sound of cards being shuffled, chips being stacked and slot machines paying out. Consider the Casino Royale℠ to be your little slice of Vegas right at sea— with thousands of square feet of lights, action, slots and tables.

Day 8: New Orleans, Louisiana

Day 8
New Orleans
Louisiana
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Iron Balconies Hanging Plants, New Orleans, Louisiana
Iron Balconies Hanging Plants, New Orleans, Louisiana
Things to do in
New Orleans
Arrives at 7:00 AM
With a penchant for partying and a joie de vivre lifestyle, every day in New Orleans is cause for celebration. Its melting pot culture is as rich as the roux in its Creole cuisine— and adventure dangles on iron-latticed balconies alongside colorful Mardi Gras beads. Head to the French Quarter in the heart of the city, and get swept up in the wild beat of Bourbon Street. New Orleans cruises give you the chance to check out Frenchmen Street clubs for live jazz tunes, or roam the leafy Garden District. Whether it’s the voodoo vibes, fiery cooking, or down-home hospitality, the quirky heart of Louisiana will forever call you back.
Jackson Square Church, New Orleans, Louisiana
Jackson Square Church, New Orleans, Louisiana

EASY STREETS

No visit to New Orleans is complete without a walk through the French Quarter. Start at St. Louis Cathedral in historic Jackson Square. Stroll along the Mississippi River and through the French Market. Then pass the bohemian charms of Royal Street before topping off with the buzz of Bourbon Street.
St. Charles Streetcar, New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Charles Streetcar, New Orleans, Louisiana

ALL ABOARD

Hop on the historic St. Charles streetcar— the world’s oldest in continuous operation— for a relaxing ride from bustling Canal Street to the oak-lined Garden District. You’ll pass downtown scenes and antebellum mansions en route to Audubon Park, a beloved green space and home to the city zoo.
Turtle Swamp Close Up, New Orleans, Louisiana
Turtle Swamp Close Up, New Orleans, Louisiana

SWAMP ROMP

Venture 20 minutes outside the city to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve to explore southern Louisiana swamplands during your New Orleans cruise. Airboat and sightseeing boat tours offer an up-close look at vast wetlands, plus its local residents— alligators, turtles and snakes included.
Sugar Sprinkled Beignets, New Orleans, Louisiana
Sugar Sprinkled Beignets, New Orleans, Louisiana

LOCAL CUISINE

New Orleans is world-renowned for its seafood and spicy Creole flavors. Here they eat sugar-sprinkled beignets for breakfast. Lunch means fried seafood po’ boys and meaty muffulettas. Gumbo, jambalaya and boiled crawfish are savory dinner options— and you must try an authentic NOLA sno-ball for dessert. “America’s first cocktail”, the bourbon-based Sazerac, was also created here.
Antique Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana
Antique Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana

SHOPPING

Magazine Street spans six miles of boutiques and antique shops. Cruise from New Orleans and pick up fine art and funky works in the galleries along Royal Street in the French Quarter. And with six blocks of shops, the French Market is your best bet for Louisiana cookbooks and hand-painted items displaying the city’s fleur-de-lis emblem.

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