A lot of Problems on a Beautiful Ship: Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by carol962
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A lot of Problems on a Beautiful Ship
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: San Diego
The Good Things - beautiful ship; interactive Cruise Director; Windjammer - consistent excellent food and arrangement was excellent (never lines to get food and good seating available); variety of entertainment in the Showroom with good seating, but a lot of obstructed seats; disembarkation times at ports was good; back stage tour was good and informative; level of activities (i.e. trivia); good storage and luggage space in the cabin.
The "Not So Good' Things - (1) small space for a balcony cabin; (2) FOX news on the More TV was very annoying - if you're going to have that, at least have MSNBC to counter-balance - CNN International doesn't count. Got tired of answering questions from Canadians and other international passengers about FOX TV and if that was what Americans thought; (3) the library was a joke - first thing onboard, counted 49 fiction books; (4) limited seating in the Colony Club (i.e. reception events) and Centrum dance venues - the only good onboard musicians played in the Centrum where there was basically no seating and limited dance area; (5) onboard musical venues were poor to mediocre, with the exception of Muzik Magic; (6) Wine and drink prices were very high; (7) port tours were mediocre at best, though they were modestly priced; (8) food in the dining room was mediocre and usually cold - meat was often tough and small portions - and service was slow; (9) food after 9 p.m. was a problem - only Sea Side Cafe was open - hard to find and very limited menu (no snacks); (10) disembarkation was horrible with 3 cruise ships in port and limited access by taxis - many people missed flights home; etc. etc. etc. Less
Cabin review: 8046
A bit small (175 sq ft) for a balcony cabin, but nice. The bed was short, but comfortable and extra pillow request for a feather pillow was no problem. I will say that having FOX News on was horrible -- they should have at least MSNBC to counterbalance. No more mints on the pillow, no lotion in the rooms, no newspapers delivered - the cheap button is soooooooooo cheap.
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