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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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940 Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
464 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
dawnmarie386
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
91 forum posts
4 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

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alvernon90
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 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
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
125 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

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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
882 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
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

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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
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
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
dustoff06
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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

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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
10 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
mousefan
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
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
773 forum posts
5 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
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

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