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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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jsb1950
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
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
2,215 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
0 forum posts
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
41 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

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jreyes7007
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
dustoff06
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We cruised the Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver to Ketchikan to Prince Rupert and back (5 nights / 6 days) as our first Royal Caribbean International (RCI) adventure, and we will not sail with this cruise line or its affiliates again. ... Read more
The_Old_Veendam
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise because it was an Alaska (if condensed) trip that fit our schedule. Overall, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. Ship: The layout is decent. You never feel like you are on the 90,000+ ton ship you are on. ... Read more
doll2000
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise was an amazing deal! I only had 1 week vacation, so a 5 night cruise fit our schedule perfectly. We live close to Vancouver, it is a very convenient port for us to cruise out of. I was interested to see Prince Rupert as the ... Read more
Pen1993
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
96 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is our third cruise, all with Royal Caribbean, and first time on the Radiance. We had never been to Hawaii and with some extra vacation time accrued needing to be used up, we decided to make good use of it by doing a 19 day land-sea ... Read more

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mousefan
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a cruise we picked for our 30th anniversary. My wife wanted to see a volcano, I wanted to experience a longer cruise and we both wanted to see Hawaii. It was a perfect cruise for us! For background, we are fairly recent ... Read more
searaider
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
765 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had been to Hawaii 4 years ago and did this cruise on the Rhapsody, so wanted to do it again. There was a bit of a delay getting on the ship with long lineups for each C&A category. Our inside cabin was mid ship and 3rd level ... Read more
mj167267
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Booked Suite 1038 for 11 day cruise. Had nothing but trouble with the toilet; backed up 18 times. Staff continued to apologize, but never fixed the issue. Furniture was worn. Ship needs a major update. Common areas were dirty the ... Read more
Frandya
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise as it left from Sydney, Australia. We had both wanted to see Australia and this was a way to see just a small potion of Australia with a cruise to other destinations thrown in as well. New Zealand, French ... Read more
Grandjen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My husband had always wanted to visit Australia and the itinerary for this cruise sounded perfect for us. We spent a week in Australia prior to sailing, with the last two days being in Sydney. Overall wonderful trip! The staff on the ... Read more

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Jacaluke
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is our first time cruising with RCI and the 2nd cruise for most in our group. We travelled with our 3 children aged 15, 13 and 9 years and the children's grandmothers. We absolutely loved this cruise and cannot speak highly enough ... Read more
faze41
Member Since 2014
1 review
80 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Embarked in Sydney for a 6 day Australia/Tasmania cruise, followed with a back to back 18 day cruise to New Zealand, French Polynesia with disembarkation in Hawaii. The ports of call were wonderful and we enjoyed every one of them. The ... Read more
Wandering Faye
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I'm glad they are putting the Radiance of the Sea to dry dock. It need some sweet loving care. We toured around the top end of Australia. Australia is known for crayfish (lobster) and yet, we were not offered surf or turf or beef ... Read more
trotters2203
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Recently completed a Top End Australia 16 night cruise on the Radiance of the Seas. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The staff were good in all areas and we made some good friends and met some nice people, included some CC roll ... Read more
silverfox8888
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I have just returned from the above cruise and wish to make the following observations and conclusions. We are seasoned cruises having sailed with other companies and thoroughly enjoyed our holidays. I cannot understand why ... Read more

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Linda Graham
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The Cruise on Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas in general was good. Our cabin 3528 was a good size although the bathroom, and certainly the shower could have been bigger. There were no toiletries in the cabin, only given to passengers ... Read more
sickcruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We have sailed with Royal Caribbean 4 times before but were disappointed this time. The Radiance of the Seas was to have some minor changes before we got on but they were cancelled, until March and were done with passengers on the ship. ... Read more
pc1949
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Having sailed twice on Brilliance of the Seas, which on both occasions were great cruises. Going on this we decided to cruise on Radiance of the Seas, yes, the ship is in need of some TLC as rust, frayed carpets and damaged furniture was ... Read more
lovetotravel62
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was our third Royal Caribbean cruise, and we chose it because of the itinerary. We wanted to see more of Australia than just Sydney or Melbourne. The cruise itself was wonderful with lovely staff and friendly cruisers. Granted, ... Read more
katkole
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have traveled on several different Royal Caribbean ships and have to say I was quite disappointed in The Radiance of the Seas. She had the potential to be an absolutely lovely ship, but her overall condition was one of neglect. We had ... Read more

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