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Radiance of the Seas Cabin Reviews - Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom Cabins 72 Reviews
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (179 sq. ft., balcony 41 sq. ft.)
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom (E1)
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom (E1)

Cabin Rating

very comfy and great balcony.
Tiny bathroom and shower but manageable.

Good room attendant and great towel animals.
Very clean and looking attention twice a day FABULOUS !

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We loved our aft balcony stateroom, we did choose this cabin ourselves as we always like a aft cabin. When we arrived our stateroom had a stale smell, we got our room attendant who then arranged maintenance as we thought it was the bathroom, they cleaned out shower drain and replaced shower curtain but some time later this musky smell was still evident an d appeared to be from the wardrobe, we called again and they felt the carpet and wereleft with this odour on there hands, they then brought in carpet cleaners and dryers, this did appear to solve the problem although there still was a slight odour I think we just got used to it.


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Nice stateroom! Not overly large but big enough for the two of us to move around in easily. The view from the balcony was incredible. Being at the end of the hallway meant nobody running past our door at night making noise. Would pick it again!

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We were cabin #1516, an E1 balcony. Overall the space was sufficient, though the shower setup and size were a bit small and uncomfortable. We would have prefered to store our luggage under the bed, but there was not sufficient height. The location, just forward of the front stairs, was great...very quiet and fairly convenient. The fridge didn't have enough space, and for those who didn't realize they could ask their attendant to move some of the items out and they wouldn't get charged, it would have been useless.

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Welcome Radiance of the Seas by Chester Locksley
Cabin 1520 on Radiance is a balcony cabin (with an interconnecting cabin door)on Deck 10. Some noise does come thru the interconnecting door. Late night horizontal folk dancing, excited conversation and a TV a little too loud can be a bother. Plenty of hanging space, cupboards, drawers etc. NO tea or coffee maker in this cabin but a fully stocked mini bar. Duvets can be too hot so I asked for a blanket instead. Balcony was (is always) wonderful. Very little hallway noise was noticed.  Read entire member review.
Fantastic by lo459rh

Great balcony, very quiet, close to the elevators and restaurants.

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Cabin is small, but comparable with other cruise lines. However the shower was small. Wifi is available most places on the ship, but when most good hotels throw it in as a "free be", the price they want for it is over the top.

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Alaska 2013 by aprmfg

State room balconies look down on to the tops of the life boats obstructing views of the ocean below, a very poor design for a cruise ship.

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Large enough, balcony small but good, if you get a cabin nearer elevator, balconies are huge but you get some noise from elevators Showers tiny but clean Sofa bed very uncomfortable to sleep on and takes up much of cabin, when its opened up you have to step on it to get out of cabin 7th floor is really good, close enough to most levels of ships and you can use stairs rather than wait for VERY slow elevators  Read entire member review.
Cabin 7126 - closet was ok size, adequate storage for 3 people, not sure for 4. Location very quiet, we heard nothing. Port side great for the itinerary. Did have lifeboat cover directly under our balcony so couldn't see down into the ocean, but never bothered us at all, it was just nice to be able to look across the ocean. Bathroom small, shower curtain gross when it sticks to you.  Read entire member review.
Lets Compare by nswsteampower

Shower is very small, when the sofa bed is pulled out there is no room to step around it you have to step over it, noise was not an issue, it is above the Pub/Casino on deck 6 , but did not here any noise. The lifeboats are on the deck below and there is a roof/cover over the top of them so you can see directly below but the view from the balcony is fine, it also has a slightly bigger balcony as it wraps around a bend

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had room 7598. Small but nice. 1 and 1/2 seater sofa was an improvement. Rounded bed good in some ways and no sharp edges but not good for tall people and your feet hang off the end. bathroom is small and shower is so tiny even an anorexic would get claustrophobia. Excellent closet and storage space. Balcony small but fits 2 chairs and a table which was adequate. The cabin is well positioned on the ship being close to the centrum and lifts (midship). main problem was the regular smell of sewerage outside the room and on the balcony. Same smell was regularly found on the deck 5 balcony. Its a real problem when the smell of someone smoking is more preferable than that awful sewerage smell  Read entire member review.
our cabin was in a great location easy access to the elevators, balcony had all around views, no obstruction from the life boats and can see all the way to the water and both ends of the ship. Only downside to this room is the noise from the Centrum can get intrusive on some nights as they have it up way to loud.  Read entire member review.

Cabin 7626
Balcony cabin - just behind midship. Nice quiet room and there is a double bed with a pullman overhead and a single chair that pulls out to a bed. The only noise was the children running up and down the hallway on deck 8. We didnt hear anything from the Schooner bar or Colony club below. Let down was the cigarette smoke from the other balconies.

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This is a standard balcony cabin.  Read entire member review.
Our own Alaskan Gold Rush - NB by choozin' cruzin'
This cabin is in a great location and has an extended balcony. It is also sheltered from the wind so is a great one for Alaska (better for SB)  Read entire member review.
Stateroom # 8104, nice cabin, strange round footed bed (but comfortable) "hump" balcony of nice size but forward view obstructed by the "hump" of the cabin next door, small bathroom, plenty of storage, terrific steward, close to elevators.  Read entire member review.
This cabin had a king size bed, and a pull out sofa. It also had an option of a bunk bed, but we used the pull-out sofa for the little one. The cabin is on port side, which was not a big deal for the 'Inside Passage' as you get to see lot of stuff on both sides. Close to the main elevator to food and such. And located on the 8th floor, which is flanked by other floors which have just cabins, and not any public areas. It was quiet because of that - no other noises from other activities like theater, restaurants, etc. The bathroom was a bit tiny. The balcony was nice, but only had two chairs. The toddler had to sit on the lap if at the balcony, which was not a big deal.  Read entire member review.
Cabin 8118...Great views from balcony, although not directly onto the water. Overlooks the lifeboat covers. Lots of cupboard space, plenty of hangers provided. King bed...very comfy, not a problem with my bad back. Plenty of room for power board to charge cameras etc on dresser table. Bathroom excellent, plenty of room to turn & use it, even with it being small.  Read entire member review.
Good storage, Small Balcony, shower curtain a problem, always clings to your body.  Read entire member review.
Tiny bathroom shower, lots of storage space, balcony overlooks Deck 7 balconies below, actually very quiet, would book same room again.  Read entire member review.
Cabin 8534 - starboard balcony. Good quiet location not too far from forward elevators.  Read entire member review.
Great spot on ship. Balcony is recessed behind others on both sides, so privacy is assured. Wood was a bit worn inside but stateroom was very functional, and held 3 suitcases below our hanging clothes. I would specifically seek this stateroom again.  Read entire member review.
You can do better by beechbum530
Older ship, very attractive however, cabins are smaller and bathrooms tiny. Veranda small but functional  Read entire member review.
Poor cabin attendant. We would have preferred the glass shower door over the curtains. Location was good, and wife loved the balcony.  Read entire member review.
The cabin, 8588, balcony on the hump, was awesome! We were right next to the elevator, but situated away from the sound! There were plenty of closets, drawers and shelves, and the suitcases fit right under the bed. The bathroom was big enough, good water pressure and tons of hot water. There were lots of hangers. The coffee table in front of the couch is perfect to bring outside to have breakfast on the balcony. The bed was huge and tv worked great. We will stay in there again for sure!  Read entire member review.
Cabin 8588 Radiance of the Seas. This cabin was too close to the Centrum stack of rooms. At night you could hear all the loud music, during the day you could hear the children if they were having an activity in the centrum. Any cabin on any floor near the centrum stack I would avoid, too noisy. The balcony was OK since we were on the hump....but still small. The SHOWER was the SMALLEST I have ever been in on a cruise ship.  Read entire member review.
we could choose a Balcony room (8604) on the "Hump" on the Starboard side. Our balcony on the Hump was a about twice as big as normal. The views from the Starboard side (Even Numbered cabins) were always dockside for this itinerary. The size and layout of this room was more than adequate for our needs. There was ample storage for all of our things. Two Cruise Critic Tips that served us well were to bring a Power Strip for all your electronic gadgets and a Digital Clock. There was absolutely no outside noise even though the room was very near the beautiful Centrum.  Read entire member review.
8618. No complaints except "cloth" shower curtain. Smart use of space. Bright. Nice size balcony. Hallway is accessible yet quiet.  Read entire member review.
Since the aft stairway (shown on the RCCL web site) is actually for crew use only, we had to hike a bit to get from our cabin to the public stairs in the Centrum. The cabin was fine for two people, but probably too small for any more.  Read entire member review.
Room was just right for two of us. It was quiet & well located. Balcony was good size  Read entire member review.
Plenty of storage, great balcony, unpleasant bathroom odor  Read entire member review.

Awesome spot, not far from the lifts, easy access to the Gym which was lovely, nice quiet and great view. Room was clean neat and tidy, ty my lovely room attendant who made me so comfortable. Plenty of cupboard space. Lots of power outlet spots for the old adaptor, essential item for IPad charging!

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Lots of storage, convenient to the forward elevators, quiet, just forward of the deck 11 overhang for a better view of the sky from the balcony.

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Room 9234 was spacious as far as balcony cabins go. Very small balcony. Two chairs barely fit. I like the curtain you can pull across to let someone sleep while you read, etc. Hanging space ok. Cubby space, just ok. Shower poorly designed. There was always water on the floor no matter what I did.  Read entire member review.
Disappointed by Average Joe
Should not have booked rooms in our area. (9th deck aft.) Pipe burst while on shore excursion flooding cabins in our section. No other rooms available. Prisoner's at sea in horrid conditions.  Read entire member review.
9528 - Nice quiet balcony room with plenty of closet and storage space. Good size for two people. Bathroom was ample except for the tiny shower. Room located on starboard bow area of Deck 9 just around the corner from the elevators and stairs. It was easy to get around the ship from this location. Motion on ship was minimal when we were at sea, but hardly noticeable at all when in the Inside Passage. Only issue with us was that our neighbors were smokers and were out on their balcony smoking often. This made it hard for us to enjoy our balcony as much as we would have liked.  Read entire member review.
Large, nice balcony, great flat screen TV.  Read entire member review.
Large, nice balcony, great flat screen TV.  Read entire member review.

The hump cabin with the largest balcony, along with 9594 at the other end.
Check the deck plans carefully before's worth it to get extra room for no extra cost.

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#7648, 7th floor starboard/aft. Small square footage for a balcony room, shower barely big enough for 1 person, but you better not move or your body which clings to the shower curtain will open and douse the floor of the bathroom. Poorly laid out bedroom area. Sofa big enough for only 1 person to sit. Room perfect size for single traveler. A couple? Not so much.  Read entire member review.
Cabin positioning has been discussed in other threads.
All I wish is that the showers on every ship have the sliding glass doors instead of the plastic drop cloth.
The shower stalls are small enough as it is without having to share them with an overly affectionate shower curtain.
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Great for Families by gailnjohn

We were on deck 8 - not far from the Centrum - and found it central to just about everything - up/down, forward/aft
Found the cabins to be a bit tired - all the timber could have done with some work - the balcony rail, the cabin cupboards, dresser etc.
Our cabin steward was very good only too happy to oblige any reasonable request from any of us.

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These cabins were rated but not individually reviewed; read the full cruise review for opinions on cabins and more.
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Fabulous Cruise by WisCruiser2
Big disappointment by disappointedfirsttimer
Enjoyed Radiance by bttravel
Radiance Again by cincicruisers
Love to Cruise by Cruise Chick
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