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661 Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise Reviews

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mmooneys
Member Since 2010
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am not very "wordy" so this will be short and sweet! Having been on 7-8 cruises, we were impressed by how quick we went thru boarding. From walking thru the terminal doors to being on the ship was no more than 15 minutes. We ... Read more
Off2seeAlaska
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
My husband and I have wanted to visit Alaska for years. It was really really lovely. I am a bit torn about the cruise portion of the vacation because there were so may wonderful things about the trip, but we were disappointed in many ... Read more
tuitionowed
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have sailed on Royal Caribbean five times in the last three years and twice on a different line. Embarkation was handled poorly and this was the fault of port personnel in Seattle. I did report the incident to Royal and (just as ... Read more
Candocruises
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We are Diamond Plus on RCCL with this being our first Alaskan cruise. Over the years we have seen RCCL management make cuts to improve their bottom line and it is time to stop as the cuts are now negatively impacting their product and ... Read more
ronandannette
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
1,810 forum post
5 helpful votes
We approached this trip differently than most do as Alaska was never a "dream destination" for us. We were more interested in the on-board experience and I'd like to give some thoughts about the Radiance of the Seas. Firstly, ... Read more

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bcqajbk
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My companion and I are very active seniors who decided to take a cruise as our first "serious vacation" together after dating for a year. I need to say up front that we had a great time on the ship thanks to the variety of ... Read more
MarcJ50
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 7th cruise (2nd on Royal) and what a fantastic experience this was. Alaska is a place I've always wanted to go see and I'm so glad we finally got to go. We started with three days in Vancouver before our cruise departed. ... Read more
luvtosing
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
142 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I loved our cruise. This was our third cruise with Royal Caribbean; we had previously sailed on Freedom and Liberty. Radiance is smaller than the Freedom class and I found that I loved the smaller size. Everything felt a little more ... Read more
lflores143
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We stayed in Vancouver for a few days before the cruise at the Best Western Chateau Granville. The city was nice and so was the hotel. We did the Hop on/off Trolley, which made it easy to see the city. We boarded the ship on the 7th, and ... Read more
alaska_planner
Member Since 2011
1 review
1,551 forum post
9 helpful votes
We too were on the Radiance this summer. We were on the July 31 - August 7th southbound from Seward to Vancouver. There were 4 of us (in 2 cabins): me, my 88 year old mother, my 30 year old daughter and 28 year old son in law. ... Read more

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WrittenOnYourHeart
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2,071 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Background: I am a Disney Cruise Line girl through and through, but the group I was traveling with uses Royal Caribbean, so I was giving it a try. Sixth cruise overall, first on Royal Caribbean. Overall I found the Radiance to be a ... Read more
ngreer@fuse.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The food was terrible. We ate at Chops and had to send our steaks back 2 times and finally just told them to keep it. It was so tough you couldn't cut it. The meat served in the Tides was not good. There was too much time at sea and ... Read more
CruizinCA
Member Since 2007
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We traveled with my folks and my 2 young adult "kids". We have been on many Disney cruises and 1 Celebrity so I have those 2 lines as comparison. Our cabin, Suite 1532, was amazing. I found the on board activities lacking - ... Read more
flagranny
Member Since 2006
1 review
82 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
we went to alaska with our 2 grandchildren ages 13 & 14, Neither of them had cruised before so it was a new experience for them. WE flew into Vancouver and stayed at the Hampton Inn. The hotel had a good breakfast and they shuttled ... Read more
tinamoslander
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Was recommended to RCL by our travel agent, was looking for 'fun, active, family friendly' trip for our first cruise. My husband is 47, myself 45, daughter 26 and son 10. We booked an inside quad stateroom (I tend to suffer from motion ... Read more

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lori1969
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on Jewel of the Seas just this past week. We are Diamond RCCL members, (have sailed on 15+ cruises with RCCL) and DCL Platinum as well. Usually we love RCCL--we do usually go on the big boats. Oasis and Allure, but have ... Read more
larryhall1976
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have cruised 13 times over various cruise lines. This is my second Royal Caribbean. This first time was pretty good with some issues but i thought we would try a different ship and destination. Maybe I would have a different experience ... Read more
Sharon C
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a two week vacation in Alaska. We flew into Anchorage, where we rented a car and began biking & hiking excursions for the first few days. We had excellent weather (65-70 degrees) and no mosquito ... Read more
AnthonyP
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After fifteen years of sailing exclusively on DCL, we finally decided to try a Royal Caribbean cruise to Alaska because of it leaving out of Seattle, and the Wonder leaves out of Vancouver. Basically, we knew it wouldn't be Disney, but ... Read more
ansoninc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
297 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have cruised about 3 times before off the east coast, but nothing compares to Alaska. I plan on going back for an more extended tour soon. The Jewell needs to change their carpeting because it looks like worn out carpet from an old ... Read more

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bemartCruiser
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
281 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We arrived the day before departure in Vancouver and stayed at the Delta Suites. The location was great. Only $10 Canadian for the two block ride right to the dock check-in point. No line for embarkation. The Radiance of the Seas was ... Read more
Ldanna
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I know I'm spoiled by usually sailing Freedom or Oasis class but as a LOYAL TO ROYAL cruiser I was disappointed in the condition of the ship. The emails needed paint and varnish as did most of the ship, the shower looked moldy and dirty. ... Read more
BirdExotic
Member Since 2008
1 review
47 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
At the outset of this review I will note that this was our 28th cruise and we do not limit our selves to any one line. It is the destination and/or activity we cruise for, in this case taking out two grand daughters to ride on the WHITE ... Read more
teacherman
Member Since 2005
20 reviews
1,099 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We had cruised to Alaska 2 times. We were looking for a summer cruise and our choices were Bermuda or Alaska. We decided to do 3 days in Seattle and then take the Jewel on 7 night round trip. We mainly chose this cruise because it spent ... Read more
Cruising mom 3
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Overall, it was a good cruise. Alaska is very beautiful, and I'm glad we had this experience (I'm a Caribbean girl, so it was nice to come back home to the heat after a week of chill and rain, but Alaska is very striking). I love ... Read more

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