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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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gek
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
1,158 forum post
20 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
OK, lets get the negative things out of the way. Yes, the ship is due to be refurbished. Here's a few things I noticed: * Scratched and/or frayed furniture in cabins and public areas * Stiff doors and drawers in the cabin * A ... Read more
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Joi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We left Sydney February 18 and returned February 25, 2016. This is my 3rd cruise but 1st on Royal Caribbean. We booked Delta from MYR to SYD, NEVER again as they delayed, rebooked, stranded, and the list goes on. BUT, once we got to the ... Read more
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seamonster1871
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
I've cruised before, but this was my first experience with Royal Caribbean. The ship was about twice the size of anything that I've cruised on before, and I confess that I was a bit apprehensive about the public areas being like Oxford ... Read more
PINKTURQUOISE
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I recently cruised on Radiance for 7 nights. I am always wary of reviews because some people are difficult to please, however I have to leave a review for this Ship with more negative than positive comments. The embarkation was a ... Read more
N2dsign
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Overall, this was a great cruise because of the itinerary and lots of friendly passengers! We are frequent cruisers...27 with RCL....have been on most classes of ships, and this was a good size for the itinerary. But as others have ... Read more

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Cruising D.
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
18 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Australia is a beautiful country and I think that added to our enjoyment on board, The Radiance of the Seas. The current cruise director, Steve, is hardworking and talented. He does his job and more. The Shore Excursion Desk worked to ... Read more
Gel21
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first ever cruise, it won't be our last! We got on the ship at 1130 am and the boarding process was easy, efficient and very quick. We had a good look about the boat then relaxed while everyone else boarded. Our balcony room ... Read more
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foley jill
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise on The Radiance however cruised on The Rhapsody last year . It is difficult to believe these ships both belong to the same Cruise Line as everything on The Rhapsody was so much better ! Embarkation was fine ... Read more
Newby58
Member Since 2013
1 review
453 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Background We took this itinerary for the Great Barrier Reef experience. We had only been on Voyager before. I travelled with my husband and 16 y/o daughter. Embarkation We travelled to the OPT by train and arrived at 1100hrs. We ... Read more
cherrypie29
Member Since 2014
1 review
44 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I am a regular cruiser and I have cruised on most ships, I have previously cruised on Rhapsody of the seas, Voyager of the seas, Legends of the seas. I have done 53 cruises to date so I feel that I am not being to picky. The boarding: ... Read more

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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
5 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
2 reviews
271 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
4 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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
3 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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