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Radiance of the Seas
Radiance of the Seas
Member Name: GANDSK
Cruise Date: February 2010
Embarkation: San Diego
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 9512
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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First Mexican Riviera cruise
Embarkation was a breeze. Stayed at the Comfort Inn Airport near Old Town. Took their shuttle to port and left luggage for a porter. Walked right through and was aboard by 11:30 AM.

We have been cruising on Celebrity for the last 7 years or so, but went with Royal Caribbean because Celebrity not offering anything with this itinerary. Definitely a step down.

Ship was nice. Except for toilet flushing problems the first couple of days and the room being smaller than we were used to, it was very nice.

Public rooms were very nice. Entertainment was very good except for one disjointed production show. On board activities were not particularly plentiful for retired folks. Too much wanting to sell you something with them. Only one seminar/lecture the entire cruise. Disappointing.

Service was attentive but cutbacks were apparent. Nothing above and beyond necessity. Very friendly!!!

Dining room food was average to good. Pretty standard fare. Beef choice of medium-rare or medium-well says it all I think.

Windjammer was good, especially salads and fruits, but with little daily variation. Cooked to order eggs/omelets was the only cooking station. Sea view cafe was nice as well.

Ports: Cabo San Lucas-Whale watching with Pez Gato--Several whales and enjoyable.

Mazatlan-Horse back riding with Randi's Happy Horses on Stone Island--enjoyable but be prepared for more than just a walking ride.

Puerto Vallarta--Walked the city and did beach time--Lovely

Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa--Our favorite port--Went to La Ropa beach and had snacks, beer and margaritas at Elvira's. Very enjoyable and inexpensive- About 450 for the day for the 2 of us.

Acapulco--Van tour with Rosie--Okay but definitely not as enjoyable as other ports. Enjoyed the Cliff Divers.

Manzanillo--Ships tour inland to Colima and Coloma and Volcanos. Interesting, but it is 7 hours. Have Pesos if you want to shop in Coloma other than the one suggested store.

All in all, it was a very pleasant and relaxing cruise; we just prefer the additional attentiveness of Celebrity more.

Publication Date: 03/11/10
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