Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by OziChris: Wonderful time onboard Radiance of the Seas!
Member Since 2011
Compare Prices on Radiance of the Seas Australia & New Zealand Cruises
Wonderful time onboard Radiance of the Seas!
My husband & myself took my brother on his first cruise...he has an intellectual disability & was very excited.
We had no trouble at all boarding & were on the ship within 10 minutes of arriving at the OPT!
I suppose being Gold C & A helped, we were ushered straight to the front of the queue for check-in!
We had plenty of time to wander around the ship & familiarise ourselves with all the beautiful areas inside.
The Radiance is beautifully fitted out & impressed us all.
Our cabin wasn't available till 1pm, so we wandered on up to the Windjammer buffet.
The food was fresh & plentiful & we enjoyed a relaxing lunch & afternoon overlooking Sydney harbour....spectacular.
There was a delay when we sailed....a medical emergency evacuation & the Captain kept us fully informed about what was happening.
The sailaway party was great & we headed out with the most magnificent More sunset!
Our cabin, with a balcony on Deck 9 was great, but a bit tight for 3 of us, using the sofa bed option. If we did it again the Pullman bed stored in the ceiling would be a better option. The cabin was well fitted out, with plenty of storage areas. Under the bed was a great place for our empty suitcases!
Our cabin steward, Mohamad, was a delight.
He looked after us brilliantly & was very caring & aware of my brother's disability.
The level of cleanliness & personal hygiene is very high, encouraged by all crew with hand sanitisers at all food stations, at every entry to the theatre & in all public toilets onboard.. There were no outbreaks of novo virus or flu etc during our cruise either, so most must have been following crew instructions.
A couple of past reviewers commented on the large numbers of people with disabilities onboard & the increased threat of disease being spread....we certainly had a great time, saw many others that were elderly or with disabilities & they all had a ball too. As stated earlier there was no outbreak of disease onboard, so not sure what was meant by these comments.
The shows were great.
The Fab 4 did a great job & we all enjoyed their show.
The Buenos Aires Tango show was also fantastic & a credit to the Radiance's singers & dancers.
The trivia competitions were great fun & we attended most of them.
Our favourite pastime was the mini golf.
The boys spent many an hour up there, having a lot of fun.
Disembarking was quick & easy, no complications & we were off the ship again wtihin 5 minutes!
Luggage was waiting for us...no hassles at all!
I am booked on the Radiance again in Nov 2014 & can't wait.
She is a beautiful ship & I cannot recommend her & RCI any higher! Less
Read more Radiance of the Seas cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Radiance of the Seas Review >>
Cabin review: Radiance of the Seas 9200
Our cabin, with a balcony on Deck 9 was great, but a bit tight for 3 of us, using the sofa bed option. If we did it again the Pullman bed stored in the ceiling would be a better option. The cabin was well fitted out, with plenty of storage areas. Under the bed was a great place for our empty suitcases!Our cabin steward, Mohamad, was a delight. He looked after us brilliantly & was very caring & aware of my brother's disability.
10th RCC Cruise
Love those sea days
Another Lovely Radiance Cruise
Radiance of the Seas. No WOW f...
Back to Back Holiday
Another Lovely Radiance Cruise