Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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cruisingzx
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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 four weeks ago
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
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mistamellow
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
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
bobanderson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Specifically chose this cruise as a means of visiting French Polynesia (Tahiti, Morea and Bora Bora). Booking, registration and embarkation all handled with ease - somewhat disappointed with the tired and dated condition of stateroom - ... Read more
My dog cooper
Member Since 2016
1 review
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Big plus--It offered more time at sea and visited ports on our "bucket list". This trip has lots of high points and some that were rather mediocre. The service was excellent and we became on a first name basis with our ... Read more
mtnestinmd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
145 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As I'm US-based, I chose this cruise as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit several Australia cities and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. While it was not at all Royal Caribbean's fault that Cyclone Debbie devastated our port at ... Read more
67Vintage
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Chose this cruise for the destination 'Whitsundays' but due to Cyclone Debbie we weren't sure if we'd be going there or not and In the end we did. Newcastle, we didn't get off as the excursion we selected wasn't on their system yet was ... Read more
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AussieNSW
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first cruise leaving from Australia in the past we have only been on Disney cruises. I was so disappointed. It was a cruise during the school holidays so I thought that it would be aimed as families with plenty of activities ... Read more
FrankA
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
We have cruised nearly 40 cruises. 7 on Royal Caribbean. We traveled as a couple. We are from Boston area and are 69 years old. The ship is showing its age in some places. Windows in common areas were filthy when we departed and were ... Read more
kriley1211
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I had traveled from the fjords of Norway to the shore of the Dead Sea by car, air, and rapid train, but 2017 was my very first cruise. As a one-time rail pass holder, my vision of traveling was to hop on and off of trains every few days or ... Read more
Sagcap
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
44 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Cruise #14 with Royal, 5th cruise on Radiance, this was our first ship! Boarding was a breeze, cabin very Aft, (7676) would do it again, attendant extremely good as usual, something about these guys. You want a happy day, talk to yr ... Read more
georgejr
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
When one contracts for a cruise we expect, at a minimum, two important things. First we expect a reasonable level of safety be provided throughout the cruise, and second we expect professionally run tours to enhance the experience of ... Read more
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Dickybow
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose it for the itinerary. We have done over 30 cruises but only two with Royal Caribbean in 1999 and 2001 which were excellent. Unfortunately this ship was very disappointing. We had just stepped on board in Fremantle and were ... Read more
janlodge03
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because we were told seeing the NZ fiords by ship was an experience not to be missed and they weren't wrong. Truly wonderful and do it if you can. Absolutely breathtaking and better than those in Norway. Wonderful ... Read more
71Bruin
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
22 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Seeing Australia and New Zealand has always been on our bucket list and this cruise seemed perfect. We have been on Radiance two other times so we knew the ship quite well so it was like coming back to an old friend. Needless to say, ... Read more
PG13
Member Since 2007
1 review
894 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We've now traveled on 5 different cruise lines and thought Royal would be our home line, but they've disappointed us both our last 2 cruises. Start with the good. -Our room steward was great, they always work so hard. -Our ... Read more
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cruisevangelist
Member Since 2006
1 review
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise almost exclusively because of the itinerary. This was our 18th cruise, but only our second on RCL. Our first RCL cruise was in 2005. We hadn't been back to RCL since then because of a disappointing dining experience. ... Read more
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Archibald8877
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
for a relaxing holiday . our experience of Radiance of the seas is very disappointed and upset . food was not good at all in either cascades main dining room or the buffet windjammer. the choice of food was awful putting mostly ... Read more
Penny30
Member Since 2017
1 review
As an avid Cruiser I thought this was a nice way to get to Freemantle. Thisturned out to be: . After contacting your Head Office in relation to the ‘Soda Package and ‘Dairy Free diet’ only to find neither were ... Read more
MSWatson1955
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After making the final payment on our Cruise we were informed that we would board the Ship in Sydney Harbor via tenders instead of the Overseas Passenger Terminal. We were told to arrive at set times based on the deck our cabin was on and ... Read more
VancouverEllen
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I will try to keep this as short as possible, although I could write a book about it. Faulty plumbing in bathroom making terrible noises throughout the day. Flooding of floor of cabin from outside source. Cabin change to so called ... Read more
ROYAL TIGER
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were travelling to Australia from the Uk and to cover the most areas decided to do three back to back cruises covering Australia and New Zealand. We are Diamand Plus members of RCL Crown and Anchor society with over 25 cruises ... Read more
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