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Honolulu Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
Destination
Honolulu

Traveler rating

Excellent

21

Very Good

23

Average

15

Poor

7

Terrible

4

Cruise type

70 Honolulu Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews


Peterseremet avatar

Peterseremet

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Worst Trans-ocean Cruise

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We’ve done many transatlantic and transpacific cruises, most of which offered many activities and good entertainment for the many sea days. Unfortunately, this 18-day transpacific cruise was sorely lacking in both ...
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Sail Date September 2019


soak01 avatar

soak01

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Just Perfect

This cruise was a long time in the planning and didn't disappoint. After spending 2 weeks in Canada and 5 nights in Hawaii, this was the perfect way to return home to Sydney calling at Pappete, Moorea, Bora Bora, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Gee_Jimmie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship is old but comfortable

We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary and knew the ship was old and smaller than others. We like the smaller size ship and wish cruise lines would stop making them bigger and bigger. The itinerary was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


JohnH9 avatar

JohnH9

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

The right size ship, but lacks the WOW! it used to have

We arrived in Honolulu the evening before our cruise and had a hotel a short distance from the cruise port. From the time we check our bags with a porter, through security and check-in, we were on the ship in less ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Specialktou avatar

Specialktou

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

5 days at sea is boring!!!

Loved the Hawaii portion of the itinerary. After a great time in the islands, we headed out for 5 days of cold, cloudy weather. Not the fault of RC, but just the same, plans for swimming and sunning were dead on ...
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Sail Date May 2019


bola50 avatar

bola50

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A well organised, professionally trained crew makes all the difference

had previously cruises NZ with Radiance and found the cabin clean, food great and entertainment sufficiently good to balance out the cruise. We had any time dining but found the windjammer food different menus ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Chezz avatar

Chezz

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun times

We spent one week in Waikiki before our cruise back to Australia. We had a great time. Boarding the ship was super easy. Never been easier in fact. I’m a celiac so I was worried about my food choices but the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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RCS2cruise

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

3rd time doing the Hawaii to Vancouver cruise

We are a couple in our early 60's, newly retired. We have done this itinerary twice before. Each time the cost is higher, but the # days is shortened. This was a B2B cruise for us, since we boarded the ship in ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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canascot

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Way to Reach Australia

We chose this cruise as a way to get to Australia in a relaxing way without jet lag. This was our 7th cruise and 5th with RCL. We enjoyed the cruise but did find both stretches of 5 sea days a little challenging. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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RhondaPerr

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but could have been better

We flew from Newark NJ to Honolulu on United. We were in First Class and had the lie down flat seats. They were the most comfortable seats I have ever experienced! Crew was really nice! Speedi Shuttle not a ...
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Sail Date September 2017


niceday avatar

niceday

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hawaii to Sydney

Overall this was a good Cruise. Some adjustments need to made by Royal Caribbean to enhance the Cruising of future patrons. 1. Bands were in the Centrum. This was somewhat disappointing, no area to Dance & not ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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tammylee

1 Review Written

Hawaii to Sydney Relocation

This was a very enjoyable cruise, we chose it so we could spend some time in Hawaii before the cruise and also see some of Tahiti, however the long sea day stints were a bit too long with nothing much to do on board ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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cruiselover1962

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

All in all a great holiday on Radiance

hi, We decided on this cruise as we have done the reverse cruise in 2013 on Rhapsody of the Seas and loved it. We had a good time on Radiance but found a few things that in our opinion could be improved. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


bbww avatar

bbww

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

WORST ROYAL CARIBBEAN SHIP WE'VE BEEN ON

OH MY. We have been on many many cruises with Royal Caribbean before, and this is BY FAR THE WORST ONE. (A bit of context: we have been on the Jewel of the Seas, and Oasis of the Seas, for example. So writing this ...
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Sail Date May 2017


shipmatesforever avatar

shipmatesforever

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Honolulu Cruise

We had never been to Hawaii and decided to take this cruise that left from Honolulu and went to 5 islands in Hawaii. We went two days early and stay on the big island and went to see The Punch Bowl and found my ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Jerseygirl78 avatar

Jerseygirl78

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall great vacation but ....

The itinerary was perfect. The weather until we sailed to Vancouver was warm and beautiful - and let's face it, sailing to Canada in early May was meant to be chilly. The ship was overall, in good shape. I love the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Bonnielovescruises

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great time.

we were in cabin 1588 on tenth deck. The Radiance has been done over and everything is so new in the cabins. The Embarkation was really bad but no fault to the crew. Disembarkation in Vancouver was horrible. Trying ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Happy2be444

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary; great staff

The itinerary is what sold us on this cruise, and it met our expectations for the days in Hawaii. We loved having 2 days on the major islands, which gave us a great opportunity to see Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui. The 5 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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baghdadlian12345

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruise ship was ok

We have sailed on many different ship companies and this particular ship was ok. Ship shows its age the food was ok a lot of the employees have little understanding of English. The Hawaii Islands were fantastic ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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cruisingzx

5 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Overall Good Cruise

This was our 13th cruise with RC and our second on the Radiance. The ship was in good condition (NOT a rust bucket as one person described it). The cruise can be divided into three phases. #1 Getting on the ship in ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Georgia Syd avatar

Georgia Syd

1 Review Written

12 night Hawaiian repositioning trip to Vancouver

We were traveling with friends who were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. It was their first cruise. I kept having to tell them that "it usually isn't like this." Total chaos getting onto ship. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


robjw avatar

robjw

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Penny pinching by RCI and the Hawaii port authority undermined the good crew

This was our first repositioning cruise. Wenenjoy sea days, don't get sea sick and looked forward to the 5 day voyage from Maui to Vancouver. However, the strong head winds and cool temperatures meant the wind ...
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Sail Date May 2017


deangell avatar

deangell

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise ship

We chose this cruise because we had dreamed of spending our 30th anniversary in Hawaii. Never having been there we really didn't know which islands we would like to visit. This cruise gave us the opportunity to ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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boomercruiser2

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Entertainment, OK Food, Meh Spa

The Cruise Director, Steve Davis, was over the top good. Still can't believe he taught 40 passengers to do Michael Jackson's Thriller zombie dance, which they actually performed to the music as a coordinated group ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Dan Theman26 avatar

Dan Theman26

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Below RCI Standards

In general, we found the ship is showing its age. Chairs in the Colony Club show a great deal of wear and tear, and there was a musty smell in the corridor, on deck 8 and on many others. The service and food was ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Radiance of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Family4.04.1
Enrichment2.03.5
Service4.54.4
Value For Money4.53.8
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