Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Royal Caribbean x
Alaska x

Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Critic Overview

  • Private Islands: Labadee and CocoCay
  • Onboard fun includes FlowRider surf simulators and rock climbing walls
  • 25 ships that sail to countries on six continents
  • Read full overview >>
734 Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
393
Very Good
172
Average
90
Poor
42
Terrible
17
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
175
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
46
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
42
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
36
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
TCATsweet
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We found checking in at the port was no trouble and once boarding the ship with so many people I felt the crew did an amazing job of getting everyone to their rooms Our stateroom 9371 was quite a shock it was so tiny it was impossible ... Read more
cinesage
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
18 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Our cruise began in Seattle, a city that was new to my spouse and me. We arrived a day early and had a chance to take in the Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. It appears to be a city with a lot of activity, sites to see, and that ... Read more
connie.mick7@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
My husband and I traveled with his parents to Alaska on the Radiance of the Seas departing from Seward, Alaska. Being an experienced cruiser, I will try to give an honest opinion as there are many negative reviews of this ship. First ... Read more
ns1975
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
My family and I just returned from our Alaskan cruise on the Explorer Of The Seas. This was the 1st time and probably the last on this particular ship. My family and I cruise's quite often so this was not our 1st time cruising. We had a ... Read more
Chris92057
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Embarkation was a circus! We had priority boarding that should have taken moments but were in line for over two hours. We were at the port at 12:30 p.m. Once you step foot on the ship, hide your wallet or your sea pass. RC doesn't ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruises
bonniematthews
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was chosen for us but we would definitely cruise with Royal Caribbean again. We would especially like to acknowledge our dining hall wait staff, Ken and Frankie. They not only offered outstanding service, but we felt they ... Read more
marcia3538
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first cruise, and we had the time of our lives! We met lots of friendly, wonderful people, created terrific memories and can't wait till we can cruise again some day! We can't recommend Royal Caribbean highly enough. The staff ... Read more
rcclfanbp
Member Since 2012
1 review
575 forum posts
6 helpful votes
After deferring this cruise for many years due to concerns of cold-weather cruising, we finally decided to take an Alaska cruise. We decided on the Radiance of the Seas because of its itinerary and timing. We had a wonderful cruise ... Read more
marlowman
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
10 helpful votes
This was part of a Tripadeal tour which included a tour of National Parks and Las Vegas.Overall we felt that some things we average and some below average. The Crew were good but the food was average and sometime below average. We had My ... Read more
sjhanksaz
Member Since 2015
1 review
37 forum posts
We really really enjoyed our first cruise ever. We planed for a long time for this cruise and we had the best time. I did a lot of studying of the different Alaska Cruises and Cruise Lines and I chose Royal because of a few reasons. It ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruises
randisandi1
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Our second trip to Alaska, wanted to try RCCL. Embarkation and Debarkation were the best we have ever had. Beautiful ship and we chose an inside cabin this time. It was nice but it was not as big as the Carnival Dream's inside cabins. ... Read more
dawnmarie386
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
91 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Hello, this Alaska cruise was our honeymoon trip and our first time to Alaska. We are 53 and 61 years old and have both cruised with Royal Caribbean in the past. We really enjoy the itineraries we find on Royal. The Radiance of the Seas ... Read more
alvernon90
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
We decided that the best way to see Alaska was on a cruise ship doing a one way trip that included a stop at Hubbard Glacier. That led us to Royal Caribbean, and the price seemed acceptable even though we had heard warnings about the ... Read more
cliveeric
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
We are both 72, are experienced cruisers, and have Diamond status with Royal Caribbean. Alaska was on our bucket list and after this cruise, we can easily say that if we ever have the opportunity, we will return. The best part of the ... Read more
sierrajean
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are pretty loyal RC cruisers. We'd sailed to Alaska 11 years ago on the Norwegian Dawn from Seattle with 15 family members. At that time decided we'd return as a couple in the future to see more of Alaska. The cruise ports and ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruises
howsit
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
The overall cruise was excellent. The reason why we picked Royal Caribbean over the other cruise lines for this Alaska cruise, was because they stayed in the ports longer than the others. Royal Caribbean only made 3 stops versus 4 that ... Read more
blackspiral66
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
First time cruisers - early 40s, no kids. Went on an author themed cruise, booked through an agent recommended by a family member. Ship seemed to have a number of activities, but something just didn't seem themed right for the location ... Read more
spidertex
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
This is our fifth cruise. Our room and the ship overall was just not up to par. Our room had several problems. The AC did not work. We needed it in Vancouver the first day and it was not working and it was very hot. The bed was ... Read more
duluthga
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
216 forum posts
17 helpful votes
A bucket list cruise. We’re 57 & 55, on our 5th RCCL cruise. We have traveled the interior of Alaska (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Seward) but always wanted to see the coast. Alaska and RCCL did not disappoint. Seattle / ... Read more
DiamondSuiteCruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,161 forum post
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Boarding was a fiasco at this port, just getting to the port was very hectic and unorganized. Once in the terminal it got no better, it seemed as if the employees weren't trained well. Our room was an OS 1320 and ther sheets were ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruises
DisneyDatknee
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
268 forum posts
Ship was a little worn like others said, but it really doesn't affect me. This ship was BEAUTIFUL for Alaska. A ton of Glass everywhere. Heck! The Elevators faced the outside to the ocean. I'm glad I didn't pick the Explorer OTS because ... Read more
AmandaO722
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I cruised on the Radiance of the Seas in May/June 2016 for our Honeymoon. We had rented a car the previous day and made the drive from Anchorage to our port in Seward (about 2 hours w/o stops). The rental car location had a ... Read more
bjgeier
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went on this cruise with family and friends and hoped to have the trip of a lifetime. It turned into the worse cruise we have ever been on. I will add that Alaska was truly magnificent and we will go back but it won't be on Royal ... Read more
spideyswims
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
183 forum posts
Royal Caribbean Land Tour, 21st May 2016, Fairbanks to Seward. We booked this onboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship, comprising of a land tour, cruise and land tour. As Royal could not provide any upgrade in the flight, we took these ... Read more
Roxie2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Nice variety of age group and onboard activities. My husband and I traveled with our boys 18 and 21 years old. Our cabin was midship, so very convenient. The guest services desk and excursion desk are in main lobby, where bands often ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?