Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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BigBen2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was a 'performing arts' cruise with a stunning array of talented performers. All performers gave it everything they had and mixed freely with passengers. Unfortunately the joy of experiencing their performances was overshadowed by ... Read more
mbleacher
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I have been punnishing RCL for 12 years, since they completely ignored my complaints about my experience on the Majesty of the Seas in 2004. This itinerary and my new bride was the only reason I decided to try them again. I wasn't ... Read more
Skydancer281
Member Since 2014
1 review
19 helpful votes
We were on Radiance of the Seas leaving HNL September 20 of this year. Upon checking in we found our assigned room, 8008, was filled with the overpowering stench of harmful sewer gas. Opening the stateroom and balcony doors did not ... Read more
Yoshikitty
Member Since 2013
1 review
300 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We fancied this trip for a very long tip because of the routing. Our cabin 9056 was spacious and nice - not too clean but we've enjoyed it very much. The water temperaturee was an issue with 43° this has been fixed after over 5 ... Read more
KazAllen
Member Since 2014
1 review
258 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we had done the same one 2 years before and loved it. Our cruise was actually booked for us by a friend (while onboard Legend of the Seas) the day it became available for sale, this was 16 months before sail ... Read more
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Lisarow Girl
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cabin was great larger than most port hole cabins, would of been nice to have another port than Picton straight after Wellington didnt get any real feeling for NZ from those 2 ports. My Time was a bit of a issue and the flexability for My ... Read more
condorfan
Member Since 2010
1 review
101 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
have done this cruise 4times, just love the sea days, of course the islnds not so bad. tahiti , moorea and bora bora just beautiful. did jet skis in moorea with jean paul (moorea jet skis) a must do. the ship we love the radiance, servers, ... Read more
kingge
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
It seems the travel industry has decided big is beautiful, we now see huge resorts covering hectares and more to the point cruise liners being the equivalent of land based resorts. I am of course talking about cruising in ships like the ... Read more
roundup1
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
While I was searching for a way to visit as many islands in Hawaii as possible, and because I enjoy cruising, I found this very reasonable 11 day cruise which included visits to the major islands in the chain with excellent ports. The ... Read more
cavydad
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
341 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Terrific cruise to Hawaii. Embarkation was easy because we walked to the port. We heard there were problems with taxis. But we were able to get on board in less than an hour. My time dining was broken for most of the cruise. They now ... Read more
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bhague
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was my wife's 20th cruise and my 19th, and for both of us was our 17th on RCL. This is also the year of our 20th anniversary. We chose this cruise because we love Hawaii, we love sea days (have taken a Transatlantic cruise before), ... Read more
TexasBelle
Member Since 2003
1 review
105 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it fit our schedules, was during the school year, and was a one way trip. We figured it would maximize our viewing of scenery and port visits. We flew into Anchorage and stayed overnight. Hampton Inn ... Read more
Nesster05
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
38 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Great cruise - Strong points are the ship amenities, the specialty restaurants (Steakhouse, Chef's Table, Samba Grill), My first experience in a Junior Suite, well worth it in Alaska! The vast majority of this cruise was outstanding - ... Read more
ArubaJo
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was a wonderful cruise. The scenery was spectacular, breathtaking, awesome. The weather was great every day. We saw seals, salmon and whales (well whale spouts) We met the most wonderful people on this cruise. loved the itinerary. ... Read more
Pegatha5
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Called RC to book this cruise a year in advance. There were 3 couples going. Booked the flights through RC too. All three of our flights got changed before the cruise. I personally think I will book my own flights from now on. They ... Read more
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chch41
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The whole experience was absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed every minute of our trip. Before this cruise, we had an exhausted week long trip in Alaska already (including Fairbanks, a Haul Road journey up to MP270, Denali NP, Russian ... Read more
HARP
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
846 forum posts
10 helpful votes
A number 1 bucket list item is a cruise to Alaska. Great ship, great crew and a great place to visit. Sights you will never forget. Mountains, ice blue glaciers and rain clouds. Whales and otters right along side the ship, Eagles ... Read more
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kbball
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our third trip on this ship to Alaska, three years in a row. You cannot see all you want to see in one cruise. Embarking in Vancouver was simple and quick. We had flown in the day before and stayed at the Pan Pacific. ... Read more
ibeplato
Member Since 2005
1 review
42 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our family (two adults, two teens) just completed a weeklong sail on the Radiance from Vancouver to Seward. Overall we loved the ship, the crew, and the itinerary. Nits were mostly minor. Dining room food was good, service was ... Read more
EmptyNestors
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We travelled with two other couples and although we had a good time I'm not sure I would choose a cruise again. The food was OK but nothing to write home about. It did get better the second half of the trip. Our wait staff was ... Read more
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MDtechiecruiser
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We took this cruise with 5 other friends (all of us 35-40). Alaska itself is amazing, and I now understand why everyone has this on their bucket list. Go on this cruise for that reason alone. However, if I compare this cruise to other ... Read more
CruizX2
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Alaska ports of call were amazing! Fabulous views, breathtaking scenery, exciting wildlife....a trip to remember! The cruise ship itself was compact and a bit tired/worn - could use a facelift. But the crew were attentive, and the ... Read more
DayStar
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
This was a family "bucket list" trip for my dad and unfortunately it was not the ultimate experience that he was hoping for. Embarkation was a long meandering walk and when we boarded the ship no one was giving any ... Read more
dinnies6414
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was the first Alaskan Cruise for our family of 6 adults, and the first overall cruise for 3/6. We stayed in Vancouver at the Pan Pacific, which was a perfect location for boarding the ship. We had a very smooth embarkation, and were ... Read more
AquaDame
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Wanted to take MIL & SIL with us to Alaska and chose RCCL for the itinerary and cost. Wish we had chosen a route with Glacier Bay instead as there were hardly any talks at all and no rangers came aboard the ship during the couple of ... Read more
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