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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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kbball
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our third trip on this ship to Alaska, three years in a row. You cannot see all you want to see in one cruise. Embarking in Vancouver was simple and quick. We had flown in the day before and stayed at the Pan Pacific. ... Read more
ibeplato
Member Since 2005
1 review
42 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Our family (two adults, two teens) just completed a weeklong sail on the Radiance from Vancouver to Seward. Overall we loved the ship, the crew, and the itinerary. Nits were mostly minor. Dining room food was good, service was ... Read more
EmptyNestors
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We travelled with two other couples and although we had a good time I'm not sure I would choose a cruise again. The food was OK but nothing to write home about. It did get better the second half of the trip. Our wait staff was ... Read more
MDtechiecruiser
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We took this cruise with 5 other friends (all of us 35-40). Alaska itself is amazing, and I now understand why everyone has this on their bucket list. Go on this cruise for that reason alone. However, if I compare this cruise to other ... Read more
CruizX2
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The Alaska ports of call were amazing! Fabulous views, breathtaking scenery, exciting wildlife....a trip to remember! The cruise ship itself was compact and a bit tired/worn - could use a facelift. But the crew were attentive, and the ... Read more

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DayStar
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was a family "bucket list" trip for my dad and unfortunately it was not the ultimate experience that he was hoping for. Embarkation was a long meandering walk and when we boarded the ship no one was giving any ... Read more
dinnies6414
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was the first Alaskan Cruise for our family of 6 adults, and the first overall cruise for 3/6. We stayed in Vancouver at the Pan Pacific, which was a perfect location for boarding the ship. We had a very smooth embarkation, and were ... Read more
AquaDame
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Wanted to take MIL & SIL with us to Alaska and chose RCCL for the itinerary and cost. Wish we had chosen a route with Glacier Bay instead as there were hardly any talks at all and no rangers came aboard the ship during the couple of ... Read more
goblualum
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we specifically chose Alaska so the ship was what just happened to be going on the days that worked. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The problems we encountered are out of their control. Not ... Read more
amh963
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
A cruise and pre-cruise land tour was a great way to experience the vastness that is Alaska. Unfortunately the weather was not ideal but that is uncontrollable. The meals in the Cascades dining room were very well prepared, although ... Read more

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rjsams
Member Since 2009
1 review
57 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I cruised with a group of runners, and that part of the cruise was fantastic. Our group was well taken-care-of, from start to finish. Our group breakfasts (private buffet) were FANTASTIC! That said, there were some odd issues I have ... Read more
Queenbees
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
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
kinosh
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Northbound Alaska Will include stuff we would do differently and anything else that would improve our experience (and maybe yours too). Embarkation in Vancouver Check-in is 11am-3pm. Don’t check in at noon. You will have ... Read more
Croozing66
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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

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Lady Bowhunter
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 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
6 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
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

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bobjenzach
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
4 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
ultimate_ed
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
12 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
6 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
5 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

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