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592 Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise Reviews

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stalco
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
184 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So we have not cruised RCI for a while. We usually choose cruises by where its going and value. This cruise we ended up on RCI Jewel of the Seas. We booked 17 months out so were very lucky to get balcony cabin 8088. This is a normal ... Read more
lag9122
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
336 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are from NJ this is our 4th cruise on Royal we are in our 50's. We flew in Thurs night and stayed all the best western loyal inn . Its ok for 1 night before or after cruise . We called for a ride to the port from the hotel $10.00 per ... Read more
Gailela1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The Radiance is an ideal ship, not to large, lots of bars and really laid out well. Nothing is too far. We traveled with three, three generational families and we were all busy doing our thing (together or separately). The entertainment ... Read more
sailingwithfriends
Member Since 2012
1 review
297 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I will start off this review to tell you I love cruising. I am not attached to one specific cruise line. When booking a cruise, I look at ports and then cost. This is my second cruise on RCCL. When selecting this cruise to Alaska, I ... Read more
Sandwoman
Member Since 2012
1 review
54 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew in the night before and stayed the Delta Burnaby. I was not aware that arrangements could be made to have your flight arranged with the cruise line so that they will be sure that you get to the ship if there is a problem with the ... Read more

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swingking
Member Since 2009
1 review
63 forum posts
0 helpful votes
(This write-up ended up much longer than I planned. Short version: this is a great cruise. The Radiance is a fine ship, the crew very helpful, and the Alaskan views are amazing.) I have to say I'm surprised with some of the negative ... Read more
jayintx
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
213 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We booked this with our children and grandchildren to celebrate our 50th anniversary a little early. This was probably our 60th cruise (we lost count a while ago.) The highlight of our trip was, of course, time with family, but the cruise ... Read more
susanNjay
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
1,365 forum post
0 helpful votes
I booked our Alaskan cruise on the Jewel of the Seas well over a year in advance, so I had plenty of time to plan. We are a married couple (I am 49, my husband is 50), and we have cruised for the past eleven years. Over the years ... Read more
franl24fan
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
1,271 forum post
0 helpful votes
I found that my experience on the Radiance was quite a bit different than some negative reviews already posted, which just indicates that cruising is a very subjective experience and all reviews should be considered carefully. Yes the ... Read more
disneyshipb1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I rate the cruise a 2.5 only due to the beautiful viewing of the Hubbard glacier and excellent excursions at Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan and Vancouver. The food at best was below average. Entertainment was just average. ... Read more

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Cruise052015
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I planned a family (my parents, husband, and myself) trip to AK for June 2015. We just got back and overall the trip was great because we experienced so much of Alaska; however, the cruise was a disappointment. My husbands favorite ... Read more
royal3
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
The cruise started a little rough due to Seattle having a short cruise season and thus their check-in process was new to many of the workers. There were also some computer issues. Once on the ship the cruise was great. We were lucky ... Read more
auntie.emily94
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took this cruise with 9 people,family and friends. Over all,we thought it was a great cruise. Not everyone agreed,and I could definitely see where RC could improve. Prior to this we had only been on Carnival cruises out of Florida and I ... Read more
DarthGrady
Member Since 2007
32 reviews
10,499 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second time cruising to Alaska; the first was in 2009 on the Carnival Spirit Knowing what to expect, and exactly what we wanted to do in both Alaskan ports helped out a lot. We flew out of Orlando the day before the cruise on ... Read more
Shutter_bug
Member Since 2009
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Prior to this cruise, I would have given RCI 5 stars. So what's changed? First, the "disclaimer". Our first two cruises were on Voyager of the Seas, in the Caribbean. This cruise is for Jewel of the Seas to Alaska. We have ... Read more

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Mojo1234
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Spent over $6000 for cruise and excursions. Ship was dirty, windows were filthy, hard to look out at the glaciers with dirty windows, elevator glass had fingerprints all over. Food in the Windjammer was all over the floor and the bar. ... Read more
marilu0379
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from a 7 night Alaskan cruise on Jewel of the Seas. We had a balcony room and noticed that there was an obstructed view due to the covering over the lifeboats. We didn't do our homework and weren't aware that there was ... Read more
aronde
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
240 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are a family of four (2 boys aged 10 and 12) who along with my mum departed on an Alaskan adventure from Australia doing back to back cruises from Seward to Vancouver and back to Seward. We had been on about 4 cruises prior to this trip ... Read more
yknot13
Member Since 2010
1 review
366 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Alaska is beautiful and therefore we looked at the Radiance as our means to get there. Beyond that we were disappointed with the cruise. This was our 9th RCI cruise and by far the most disappointing. The staff was very disengaged and ... Read more
Al15005
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Fortunately Alaska was great and that was our main reason to be on the ship. The food was marginal at best. The dining room was average and had some variety. The steak reminded me of the pick up trucks with refrigerators in the back, ... Read more

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BagpussgirlinSurrey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a special trip booked for 50th birthday, easy embarkation (only because we were early, later passengers queued for 4-6 hours) Ok cabin, nothing special, with balcony on deck 9. Lovely cabin attendant, very helpful. As our ... Read more
Bellamariya
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
263 forum posts
1 helpful vote
There were 6 of us (Australians in our 30’s and 40’s) travelling together (3 couples in 3 staterooms) for a B2B Alaskan adventure and we chose Radiance of the Seas as my previous cruise on RCI had been amazing. Two of our ... Read more
shroff
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise and first on royal caribbean on Alaska cruise and it came up trumps. Last year we sailed on Hurtgruten from Bergen to Tromso, which was very good on scenery but that can not be called cruise ship, it was more ... Read more
jon_davidson@yahoo.com
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
132 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first Alaskan cruise (we have taken several Caribbian Cruises) The ship The Radiance of the Seas isn’t a new or a large ship, but neither of these factors were a detractor for us. When we first arrived at the ... Read more
JenR830
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
Radiance of the Seas was a wonderful ship and we thoroughly enjoyed our cruise through Alaska! Embarking was long but easy and our bags arrived to our room shortly after we boarded. Not many small children on board which was nice. Food was ... Read more

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