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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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888 Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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sdaonly
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I'm a returning loyal member with Royal Caribbean cruise liner, bringing with me 12 1st time cruiser. I was very disappointed to find the ship to be dated, the cabins had an old musky smell and the toilet/shower smell. Luckily, thanks ... Read more
Wilmalil
Member Since 2014
1 review
33 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It was my first cruise with my husband on the Radiance of the Seas. We had a balcony which was fantastic when we went through the Sounds in New Zealand. We loved the crew, who went above and beyond. Our cabin attendant Govind was ... Read more
offtherails123
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife & I cruised on Voyager of the Seas last year and we had heard so many good reports on the Radiance that we just had to try her out. What a wonderful ship she is, a nice size, crewed by a fantastic group of people. On arrival ... Read more
JessicaB
Member Since 2009
1 review
262 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I very much like Radiance of Seas ship, is a lovely ship and prefer this siz of larger Royal Caribbean ones. On this cruise were quite a few noisy children running up and down stairs - where were parents? Plus loud pre teens yelling at ... Read more
KCandDC
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was my 6th cruise ship, 4th with RCI. The first ship we enjoyed with RCI was the Radiance in 2012 and it had been my intention since then to spend my 60th birthday on her again. It didn't matter where it went or for how long. As a ... Read more

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AliciaWalding
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As a couple on our first ever cruise we really had nothing to compare it to so there definitely were a few surprises along the way. We had the most amazing time on our cruise to the South Pacific. The service on Radiance of the Seas was ... Read more
MS2N
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Our group of 14 enjoyed the 12 night New Years cruise on Radiance. The main restaurant staff made our holiday very attentive and entertaining which is more than could be said about the pool bar staff. They were slow,disinterested and ... Read more
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MS2N
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Our party of 14 enjoyed a 12 night cruise to Vanuatu and had a great time. New Year's Eve was fantastic , we did the previous New Years cruise on Rapsody of the Seas which was a little better,the party on the pool deck was topped off by ... Read more
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bpurton74
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time on Radiance and it is a nice ship but is tired and needs to tidy up. Broken furniture in lounges and cracked floor tiles are common. The thick growth on the hull below the waterline (visible from the tender) was another ... Read more
classyzip
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
33 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our first time on a Royal Caribbean ship. The cruise was very enjoyable but very disappointed with Christmas Day as this was the main reason for doing a Christmas cruise. The main meal was served Christmas Eve with the Ham, ... Read more

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timpatchfan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Good Things - Senior Cruise, 4th cruise, 2nd on the Radiance (1st was 3 yrs ago). Embarkation & disembarkation well organised & fast. Nice ship, good facilities, love the novelty of outside elevators with great views, and ... Read more
TB and TP
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
18th Cruise in our mid 50's. 2nd time on Radiance. All previous reviews made us uneasy about boarding especially regarding Norovirus. Goods News - Norovirus was gone (OPP1 - Green) The ship does need drydock and is booked in for MAY ... Read more
taninaus
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
152 forum posts
0 helpful votes
a 4 night taster cruise for a long weekend away, with a destination. overall the ship was a little tired around the edges (with a refurb due in 2016 I believe) but still lovely to travel on with fantastic attentive staff there to make the ... Read more
Jwendy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Sailed from Sydney, very disapointed with the lack of cleanliness awareness, previous cruise on Voyager was very well organised with frequent reminders to passengers and staff of the need to 'washy washy' use hand cleaner frequently and a ... Read more
Scozzie12
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Where to start, embarkation excellent, swift fast with great staff. Once on board, got the drinks package, they have changed, they took out bottle water from the packages and increased the price. Not impressed with the changes, bring ... Read more

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Colind68
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The good: 1 - Surprisingly, the food was excellent. We went on the Queen Mary 2 last year and the food was very average. So we booked Radiance with low expectations. The Asian, the Italian and the American steakhouse (we went twice) ... Read more
Robyn70
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We cruised on Radiance of the Seas in December and had a fantastic time. I was looking through reviews to get some first time cruising tips so I hope I can pass tips on to others. Rooms - we stayed on level 9 which was lovely and quiet. ... Read more
betty/margaret
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Could not use the two Pools as depth throughout was 6 feet. pools small for the amount of people on board, plenty of areas to sun yourself. Cinema was a joke too small. Poor quality films . Where entertainment areas, not ... Read more
Mojim
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Our 3rd Cruise on Radiance but Abit of a disappointment still a great ship but in desperate need of an over haul .The majority of the staff excellent especially cabin crew ,rooms always perfect ,not sure why but we had no towel animals in ... Read more
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ColinJames
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
On Boarding found no hot water in our cabin this went on for 3 days sewage smell in cabin Made our room very hard to spend any time in cabin had to purchase our own can of glen 20 to combat the smell As out line in other reviews ... Read more

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nsamc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
One of the worst cruise experiences ever, we sailed from Perth on the 17 November. Bath room smelt like a sewer, no hot water, we were promised another cabin which did not eventuate as we were constantly fobbed off and lied to. Food ... Read more
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ppcp
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Well, after reading some of the previous reviews, I wonder if we were on the same ship. We only boarded in Fremantle, so can't comment prior to this, but we ( all five of us) had a great time. Yes, we had delayed boarding in Fremantle ... Read more
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Zenobia240
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Our experience echoes earlier reviews. Embarkation at Fremantle was delayed due to cleaning operations and once on board, self-service in the food/beverage areas was suspended resulting in seemingly endless queuing. We too were ... Read more
isetta
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is a late review as I have been waiting for RCCL to resolve issues but still no satisfaction so thought it was time to help / warn others. It started well with the efficient check in despite having been advised we would be later ... Read more
Otherworld
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Sailed from Sydney 1st Nov 2015 on Radiance of the seas. From the Uk so this was an expensive holiday when the flights were taken into account. We last cruised with RCI in 1998 and were v disappointed that their standards had slipped so ... Read more

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