Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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goddessmama
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
17 forum posts
We sailed Northbound out of Vancouver, BC on Radiance on June 2nd with stops in Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, and a sea day that included the Hubbard Glacier. We also took a cruisetour (1A) post cruise, which I'll review a ... Read more
Eagles340
Member Since 2002
1 review
1,197 forum post
We had a party of 8 and we had a blast. We stayed two nights in Vancouver It was great. Boarding was little rough but not bad. The sail away was was just great as the sun finally came out after two days of on and off showers. ... Read more
CT00331199
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Was very disappointed since most reviews for this cruise ship and line are pretty good. Went on an Alaskan cruise, which meant most of the ships outdoor areas were not really usable. This left limited common spaces to hang out. Food was ... Read more
jillou323
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
This cruise went on sale in March, 2016 for solo travelers. I got an ocean view cabin to myself for about $75 a day. That's a deal! Flying into Anchorage, AK, and flying home from Vancouver, BC, Canada made the air fare cost almost as ... Read more
traveltilidrop
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
150 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
Pre-cruise tour to Denali Our vacation began with a pre-cruise tour of the Alaskan interior. We used Alaska Airlines which has a monopoly on Alaskan flights. We enjoyed extra legroom in comparison with other airlines, and the flights ... Read more
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englander
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,313 forum post
4 helpful votes
I liked the value and the itinerary, even though it was very port intensive. The emabarkation in Vancouver was a nightmare! Took 2-3 hrs to get through Canada Place and onto the ship. What a mess! We arrived around 11:30am and there ... Read more
ScubaEagle
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for two reasons, first because we love the Radiance and second because of the expanded 9 day itinerary to Alaska. We were not disappointed. Unfortunately the embarkation experience was a disaster - but NOT the fault ... Read more
ACA Jester
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
35 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Embarkation- A 5 hour wait at check-in at Canada Place. We were told this was a backup at CBP due to four ships there at the same time- (for this Cruise, we were pre-cleared so not necessary to go through Customs again after leaving ... Read more
wrred31036
Member Since 2014
1 review
68 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
Dream vacation after doing the first leg in 2008. Menus didn't change much in 39 days in the Main Dining Room. Fish was disappointing, bland and mushy. Steaks were poor quality on the Sydney to Honolulu leg , so never tried them again. ... Read more
AprilOcn
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
Had a great trip to Alaska. The embarkation in Vancouver was a nightmare! Had to wait in a room for over two hours to go through security mixed in with Two other companies ships! Celebrity had two ships and Holland had one in addition ... Read more
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sondiefrances
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
Our balcony cabin (9582) was perfect, ship easy to maneuver, food quality average to poor BUT every one of the staff we encountered had a smile every day. Every port, Sitka, Ketchikan, Icy Strait, Skagway, Juneau, Haines and Seward were ... Read more
mojo0323
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
9 night northbound from Vancouver, ship sailed 5/17/17. For 30 yrs we wanted to cruise to Alaska. Wife is in a power wheelchair, so we reserved an accessible Jr. Suite. The room has been great! I could cruise the world in this ... Read more
bbww
Member Since 2017
1 review
OH MY. We have been on many many cruises with Royal Caribbean before, and this is BY FAR THE WORST ONE. (A bit of context: we have been on the Jewel of the Seas, and Oasis of the Seas, for example. So writing this review, it's based on our ... Read more
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shipmatesforever
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We had never been to Hawaii and decided to take this cruise that left from Honolulu and went to 5 islands in Hawaii. We went two days early and stay on the big island and went to see The Punch Bowl and found my husband cousin on the MIA ... Read more
Jerseygirl78
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The itinerary was perfect. The weather until we sailed to Vancouver was warm and beautiful - and let's face it, sailing to Canada in early May was meant to be chilly. The ship was overall, in good shape. I love the Radiance class ships for ... Read more
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Bonnielovescruises
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
we were in cabin 1588 on tenth deck. The Radiance has been done over and everything is so new in the cabins. The Embarkation was really bad but no fault to the crew. Disembarkation in Vancouver was horrible. Trying to get 2000 people ... Read more
Happy2be444
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
The itinerary is what sold us on this cruise, and it met our expectations for the days in Hawaii. We loved having 2 days on the major islands, which gave us a great opportunity to see Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui. The 5 days at sea were a bit ... Read more
baghdadlian12345
Member Since 2017
1 review
100 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have sailed on many different ship companies and this particular ship was ok. Ship shows its age the food was ok a lot of the employees have little understanding of English. The Hawaii Islands were fantastic that's the only reason ... Read more
cruisingzx
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
This was our 13th cruise with RC and our second on the Radiance. The ship was in good condition (NOT a rust bucket as one person described it). The cruise can be divided into three phases. #1 Getting on the ship in Hawaii was very ... Read more
robjw
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was our first repositioning cruise. Wenenjoy sea days, don't get sea sick and looked forward to the 5 day voyage from Maui to Vancouver. However, the strong head winds and cool temperatures meant the wind across the deck often ... Read more
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deangell
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because we had dreamed of spending our 30th anniversary in Hawaii. Never having been there we really didn't know which islands we would like to visit. This cruise gave us the opportunity to visit several islands and ... Read more
boomercruiser2
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
The Cruise Director, Steve Davis, was over the top good. Still can't believe he taught 40 passengers to do Michael Jackson's Thriller zombie dance, which they actually performed to the music as a coordinated group in costume and makeup in ... Read more
Dan Theman26
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
In general, we found the ship is showing its age. Chairs in the Colony Club show a great deal of wear and tear, and there was a musty smell in the corridor, on deck 8 and on many others. The service and food was below standard on too ... Read more
mistamellow
Member Since 2017
1 review
The ship overall was pretty clean and had nice amenities. The cabin was comfortable and kept extremely clean by the stateroom attendant. We ate at all the restaurants on board and the service at all of them were amazing. The pool, sports ... Read more
Downunderrob
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
As per normal boarding was easy and well organized. While there are parts of the ship that do need some attention I have to say it was a great cruise. Of course the norm now is to smash you at every turn with drinks packages, Rest ... Read more
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