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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by Missusdubbya: Radiant Radiance!

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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 1.0
Entertainment 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money Not Rated

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Radiant Radiance!

Sail Date: April 2014
Destination: Hawaii
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)

Our first RCI cruise and it was overall pretty excellent.

* Radiance is a beautiful ship, with lovely accommodation and public areas

* Embarkation in Sydney was easy and well organised

* Food in the dining room was excellent.

* Giovanni's, Chops and Izumi were fantastic, Samba Grill not that good.

* Alcoholic cocktails are mostly made from pre-mixed juices - not very good. P&O's hand crafted cocktails are far better.

* Wine choices in the wine & dine package were good, and the wine package was easy to access everywhere

* Bar service at the pool bar was abysmal - we were overcharged, not served in order, and the availability of beers (on the menu) was sporadic.

* Entertainment was ok - the ship's band was particularly poor, so every sail away party was boring. The hypnotist and Tango shows were great.

* The ports of Picton, Wellington, Moorea, Bora Bora, Papeete and Maui were wonderful.

* More The excursion staff and information presentations on the ports were terrible - I knew more from a few guidebooks and tripadvisor

* The dining room staff and our room steward were all wonderful, as were the staff in the Quill & Compass

* the spa staff are unfortunately very focussed on upselling products - not a relaxing way to end your massage (and spa prices were overpriced)

* the disembarkation process was a mess, people everywhere with no signage directions or on-ground staff. The line for the taxi rank was in the hundreds, yet there was limited management of process. Less

Published 05/24/14

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Cabin review: 8672

The perfect aft cabin. Spacious, 2 loungers on the deck and quiet

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