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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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JDwillT
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We have traveled with RCCL numerous times and always considered them to be one of the better cruise lines. So when we sailed on the Quantum in the spring and found the dining room service and the food below what we had come to expect we ... Read more
Ednilasor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Having cruised several times a year for many years this was the most expensive cruise we have been on and should have been the experience of a lifetime. However it proved to be the most disappointing cruise ever. What was wrong? How do ... Read more
Cowslip50
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
What should have been the trip of a lifetime for my husband's 70th birthday ended up a total disappointment for us both. We were told Royal Caribbean would provide an amazing experience, instead we felt we were on a second rate ship ... Read more
Guyfawkes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
We have just returned from our very first, and most likely our last, cruise, following this dreadful experience. We travelled from Sydney on the 1st November and arrived in Perth, via New Zealand, on the 16th November 2015. The ship was ... Read more
Karen & John
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
On Day 1, the ships daily paper "Cruise Compass" promised "the most amazing cruise vacation of your life". Err....No. Actually it was almost the worst in 34 years of cruising. Notwithstanding the poor weather for ... Read more

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william d
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
As a guest on that cruise I can confirm that conditions were extremely poor. the ship was rife with nova virus ( the first time we sailed in to port flying the yellow quarantine flag) 50% of people I met on the cruise went down with the ... Read more
David Carraher
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
My wife and I had planned what we thought was a holiday of a lifetime a cruise which took in destinations in both Australia and New Zealand and I have to say from the outset that these countries which promised so much did not disappoint, I ... Read more
hazelmurf
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked late due to norovirus in the previous cruise , allowing time for a deep clean. All this was to no avail , within 3 days passengers were being taken ill with norovirus. The staff were constantly cleaning hand rails and ... Read more
Miss Dubai
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having sailed in Nov 2013 on ROS from Sydney to Perth circumnavigating the top of Australia we were excited to sail on her again this time from Sydney to NZ and onwards to Perth. We had loved the ship in 2013 but alas only two years later ... Read more
dafina
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Very hard boarding,we were herded like cattle,arrived at port 11.30 am,told to go away and come back at 2.pm, when on ship, most of staff knew nothing, tried to book a tour at desk ; just looked at us and said nothing, he had no idea what ... Read more

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karencruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Boarded the ship in Honolulu. Ease of check-in very good. Activities were lacking and mostly centered around sales pitches, such as a Good Feet presentation. There were 13 at sea days with very little to do. We had a deck 3 inside ... Read more
Ausfamilytravel
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were SO looking forward to this cruise, but sadly it just wasn't up to par for us. We are a family with two teens and our previous experiences with RCI have been fantastic, so we felt confident choosing this cruise. The staff for ... Read more
senior fun
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I cant say enough for our room attendant, he was great. He always had a smile and more then willing to accommodate you. Our cabin was the standard Ocean View room, enough space for item for this long of cruise. Now to the real ... Read more
Ian ward
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall a very enjoyable and relaxing second cruise with RC for us. We had a superior ocean view balcony stateroom located Aft on deck 7. The room service was very good, clean towels and bed made every day. We ate whenever possible ... Read more
GeckoRN
Member Since 2015
1 review
40 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
we did the 10 days from vancouver to Hawaii this fall. loved the 6 sea days. the staff on this ship are so attentive and personable. lots of fun activities. Steve the CD and Jeremy the AD were both a blast and planned a great trip for us. ... Read more

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vmcnam@yahoo.com.au
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Boarded the ship in Vancouver to sail to Hawaii and then do a back to back cruise to Sydney. Cabin was big enough, enough hanging space in the wardrobe and plenty of drawers. The bathroom was on the small side and if you dropped the soap, ... Read more
gatzy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise and we flew from Heathrow, England, to join the ship in Vancouver. We had a delay in England and arrived in Vancouver 5 hours late although we were staying in a hotel overnight so we were ok. We joined Radiance ... Read more
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montypuss
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our 3rd cruise and we thought we would try royal Caribbean this time. After reading some of the reviews of radiance of the seas I was a bit concerned but it was amazing. It all depends what you expect the ship is older but it ... Read more
puddles027
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
So I am all for one giving reviews and giving praise when it's due and when it's not. So here it goes. Boarding the ship was quick for me, I have MS, so I was in the disabled line, otherwise the line was long and we got there about ... Read more
Diface
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and overall it was a great experience. I'm in my early 30's so definitely younger than the overall crowd but it was a family trip with my parents who are frequent cruisers. Here are my overall thoughts: Ship: ... Read more

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Stephinjoe
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
An Alaskan Cruise has been on our bucket list forever. This has always been our dream vacation and After our last Royal Caribbean Cruise on the Navigator, we made the decision to make this the year to go to Alaska. We flew into ... Read more
karenudds
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I was rather cautious sailing on such a small ship as most of my other experiences of cruising have been with children and all that a larger ship has to offer, however, Radiance of the Seas surprised me. Travel to the embarkation port ... Read more
Off2seeAlaska
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
My husband and I have wanted to visit Alaska for years. It was really really lovely. I am a bit torn about the cruise portion of the vacation because there were so may wonderful things about the trip, but we were disappointed in many ... Read more
ronandannette
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
1,782 forum post
5 helpful votes
We approached this trip differently than most do as Alaska was never a "dream destination" for us. We were more interested in the on-board experience and I'd like to give some thoughts about the Radiance of the Seas. Firstly, ... Read more
bcqajbk
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My companion and I are very active seniors who decided to take a cruise as our first "serious vacation" together after dating for a year. I need to say up front that we had a great time on the ship thanks to the variety of ... Read more

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