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When Royal Caribbean debuted its first-in-class Radiance of the Seas in 2001, passengers raved about the light that came streaming through the ship's glassy exterior. Ten years later, the line has put $20 ...
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926 Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Queenbees
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I thought a cruise was a great way to explore Alaska and to see the Glacier. I wish that Royal Caribbean International would of included a day to explore the city at the port.The speaker in the cabin to hear the captain speak doesn't work ... Read more
gmd4462@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise, and I was quite nervous. But we were very impressed with the cleanliness of the ship, the variety of activities (for a smaller ship) and especially the service. I'd heard Royal's service was the best, and I was ... Read more
Croozing66
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have sailed with RC before, numerous times, and I have to say, I was truly disappointed in the level of service on this cruise. The trip itself was lovely, and Alaska was an amazing destination. But the cruise itself: Just ... Read more
Lady Bowhunter
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This cruise ship was wonderful! This was our 3rd cruise to the Alaska Inside Passage, but the 1st time on Royal Caribean. We choose this cruise ship because we wanted to be able to stay in Alaska another week. Other cruise ships leave ... Read more
ct8
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Here's some information and highlights from a 7-day northbound royal caribbean cruise aboard Radiance of the Seas with a 3-night post-cruise land tour: Getting to and on the ship in Vancouver: For two people with two bags, it was $35 ... Read more
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snowshh
Member Since 2002
1 review
191 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
FIRST OF ALL, this is probably more detailed info than you want to know but hope it will be helpful. We cruised the Inside Passage in Alaska over 10yrs ago but wanted to return & do more land touring. The last one was in June & ... Read more
weebles64
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This Alaska cruise was part of a package with a travel agent who set up a geocaching tour of Alaska, so I did not have a choice of the time or ship. My family had a great time on the ship. I did a lot of reading before the cruise about ... Read more
dezifox
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We are a family of 9 from Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. Two children 6 and 9 yrs old. We chose this ship because it is very family friendly. They had fabulous accommodations with room for 5 and cozy bunk beds for the ... Read more
bobjenzach
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas because they offer lots of amenities and activities for families with children, as well as adults of all ages. We also liked the ports of call in Alaska. The ship was very clean and well ... Read more
Jazzerciser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We traveled with a group and others in the group decided the cruise line, dates and itinerary. The embarkation process prior to getting on the ship was very fast, easy and smooth. The cabin (7054) was wonderful - I love the layout with ... Read more

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ultimate_ed
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have sailed three times previously on Disney and greatly enjoyed their ships and service. However, for this vacation, we decided to give RCI a try for several reasons. First, we really wanted a one way sailing and not a round trip. ... Read more
cindysuz
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was only my second cruise, and I thought the cruise itself was fine. I took it more for convenient transportation than for the cruise experience. We stayed at the Pan Pacific in Vancouver, and they took care of transporting our ... Read more
Bobby.Sails
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Radiance is a comfortable ship, it is smaller than I am use to. The entertainment was good; there were 2 acts that were excellent, David Meyer and the Alley Cats, if you have the chance to see them on your cruise you should. We ... Read more
mer257
Member Since 2010
1 review
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I WAS a loyal Diamond cruiser. I'm done being loyal to Royal. I planned this cruise with my sister to knock one off our bucket list. We had lost a brother a few years prior so we we were honoring his memory on his birthday. We ... Read more
connie.mick7@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My husband and I traveled with his parents to Alaska on the Radiance of the Seas departing from Seward, Alaska. Being an experienced cruiser, I will try to give an honest opinion as there are many negative reviews of this ship. First ... Read more

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bonniematthews
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was chosen for us but we would definitely cruise with Royal Caribbean again. We would especially like to acknowledge our dining hall wait staff, Ken and Frankie. They not only offered outstanding service, but we felt they ... Read more
rcclfanbp
Member Since 2012
1 review
460 forum posts
6 helpful votes
After deferring this cruise for many years due to concerns of cold-weather cruising, we finally decided to take an Alaska cruise. We decided on the Radiance of the Seas because of its itinerary and timing. We had a wonderful cruise ... Read more
dawnmarie386
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
91 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Hello, this Alaska cruise was our honeymoon trip and our first time to Alaska. We are 53 and 61 years old and have both cruised with Royal Caribbean in the past. We really enjoy the itineraries we find on Royal. The Radiance of the Seas ... Read more
alvernon90
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We decided that the best way to see Alaska was on a cruise ship doing a one way trip that included a stop at Hubbard Glacier. That led us to Royal Caribbean, and the price seemed acceptable even though we had heard warnings about the ... Read more
sierrajean
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are pretty loyal RC cruisers. We'd sailed to Alaska 11 years ago on the Norwegian Dawn from Seattle with 15 family members. At that time decided we'd return as a couple in the future to see more of Alaska. The cruise ports and ... Read more

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spidertex
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This is our fifth cruise. Our room and the ship overall was just not up to par. Our room had several problems. The AC did not work. We needed it in Vancouver the first day and it was not working and it was very hot. The bed was ... Read more
AmandaO722
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I cruised on the Radiance of the Seas in May/June 2016 for our Honeymoon. We had rented a car the previous day and made the drive from Anchorage to our port in Seward (about 2 hours w/o stops). The rental car location had a ... Read more
spideyswims
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
125 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Royal Caribbean Land Tour, 21st May 2016, Fairbanks to Seward. We booked this onboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship, comprising of a land tour, cruise and land tour. As Royal could not provide any upgrade in the flight, we took these ... Read more
Roxie2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Nice variety of age group and onboard activities. My husband and I traveled with our boys 18 and 21 years old. Our cabin was midship, so very convenient. The guest services desk and excursion desk are in main lobby, where bands often ... Read more
shutterbug63
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
875 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My son & I are loyal Royal cruisers. Overall, we loved the ports and the cruise, but there were some minor issues that really bothered us as we've had zero issues on any of our other cruises. I had pre-ordered a celebrations cake ... Read more

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