Enjoyable second trip; a couple of minor problems: Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by NEWLKAT
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Enjoyable second trip; a couple of minor problems
The ship has alot of glass so it is hard to get More claustrophopic which was good as the first day at sea we had near gale force winds and some rough seas alot of people were room bound due to seasickness, being able to see out when it is like that can be helpful.
The food in Windjammers was buffet food and was ok, there seems to be less variety than the last cruise also seating here can be problematic, Main Dining room was good. Sambas was great 9 courses of meat, a salad bar and veggies and dessert loved it.
I picked this cruise due to the ports. Even though it was cloudy and not always the greatest weather in some ports we had a great time our temperatures stayed in th 50's most of the trip so nice when compared to Texas 100+. In Juneau it was cloudy and kind of rainy we picked up a city tour and shuttle out to Mendenhall from one of the vendors off ship.
Skagway-Me and the hubby split up he did the ships Jeep tour and I did the River trip in Haines, we both saw bears that day. He said a bear actually put it's paws on one of the jeeps and window shopped the people inside, bet they had great photos.
Icy Strait-overcast but not raining Whale watching is awesome here, we used Misty Bay Lodge and saw up to 30 whales it was great highly recommend them.
Ketchikan-really nice weather we just did the Duck City Tour and went back on the ship for lunch and mini-golf.
Inside passage we had awesome weather, actually hit 70 degrees and was sunny, saw quite a bit of sea life, huge pods of Dahl porpoises, some sea lions, whales and even a couple of Orcas in the distance.
Overall the Radiance is a nice ship especially for her age, She is clean and pretty well maintained. Hubby thinks they should sand blast and repaint due to some rust. They were replacing some of the carpets during port stops. Less
Cabin review: E17600 Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
our cabin was in a great location easy access to the elevators, balcony had all around views, no obstruction from the life boats and can see all the way to the water and both ends of the ship. Only downside to this room is the noise from the Centrum can get intrusive on some nights as they have it up way to loud.Read All Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1) Reviews >>
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