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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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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
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

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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
mer257
Member Since 2010
1 review
22 forum posts
4 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
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
bonniematthews
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
495 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

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sjhanksaz
Member Since 2015
1 review
34 forum posts
We really really enjoyed our first cruise ever. We planed for a long time for this cruise and we had the best time. I did a lot of studying of the different Alaska Cruises and Cruise Lines and I chose Royal because of a few reasons. It ... Read more
dawnmarie386
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
91 forum posts
5 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
7 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
5 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
spidertex
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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

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AmandaO722
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
137 forum posts
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
7 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
886 forum posts
5 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
jsb1950
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
An Alaska cruise... another item on our "Bucket List" and we found a great price for the "first sailing of the season" on Radiance of the Seas. The flights from Tennessee to Vancouver were long but we were filled with ... Read more

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3scouts
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a very important bucket list cruise for my sister. We were very disappointed with this cruise. One of the best parts was arrival, less then an hour from airport to onboard the ship. The departure was delayed as people were in line ... Read more
CGBCruiser
Member Since 2007
1 review
2,216 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose to sail on Radiance of the Seas due to the timing, itinerary, and all of our cruise points are with RCCL. Radiance was the first ship we ever sailed on and it was new at the time. The ship is badly in need of a major dry dock. It ... Read more
rjterry
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Wanted to see Alaska had went with Royal on prior cruise. Best service on ship ever. A+ The drink package was good, food at windjammer great. The nice man that cleaned our room left animals made out of towels it was great. The ship ... Read more
Gogoddess5
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
42 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This short itinerary fit well into both vacation time and budget. Also, it was a great introductory to the Inside Passage and Alaska. This was my 3rd time sailing from Vancouver - so was familiar with Canada Place and surrounding area. I ... Read more
jreyes7007
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
starting with my embarkation was great, smooth despite the great number of people getting aboard.during my time on the ship everything was excellente, service people were very atented,helpful,friendly with excellent attitude;including ... Read more

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