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Honolulu to Hawaii Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
Hawaii
Honolulu

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24 Honolulu to Hawaii Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews


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Gee_Jimmie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship is old but comfortable

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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


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JohnH9

2 Reviews Written

6 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


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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


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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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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


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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


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mistamellow

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great first trip to Hawaii

The ship overall was pretty clean and had nice amenities. The cabin was comfortable and kept extremely clean by the stateroom attendant. We ate at all the restaurants on board and the service at all of them were ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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deltamantwo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cabin ever

Worst cabin ever: small, shoddy, very very noisy, hot water not always available. Nice ship overall, good food in the main dining room and also the buffet, but nothing could make up for the cabin we were ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Pen1993

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Our 3rd Cruise on April 20-May 1, 2016 with Radiance of the Seas

This is our third cruise, all with Royal Caribbean, and first time on the Radiance. We had never been to Hawaii and with some extra vacation time accrued needing to be used up, we decided to make good use of it by ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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mousefan

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A once-in-a-lifetime Hawaiian cruise

This was a cruise we picked for our 30th anniversary. My wife wanted to see a volcano, I wanted to experience a longer cruise and we both wanted to see Hawaii. It was a perfect cruise for us! For background, we ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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searaider

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Calm Waters and Great Staff on Radiance

We had been to Hawaii 4 years ago and did this cruise on the Rhapsody, so wanted to do it again. There was a bit of a delay getting on the ship with long lineups for each C&A category. Our inside cabin was mid ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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mj167267

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loyal RCL cruisers, but very disappointed.

Booked Suite 1038 for 11 day cruise. Had nothing but trouble with the toilet; backed up 18 times. Staff continued to apologize, but never fixed the issue. Furniture was worn. Ship needs a major update. ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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sweetshirl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship needs a refit

As with any holiday it is the people that make it. Thanks to all of our Cruise Critic friends who helped make this an incredibly awesome 28 day trip. I would however not sail on the Radiance again. The ship itself ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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1940gmc

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wow.....

We were so excited for this cruise! Paid A LOT ($10.000+) for this as it was a celebration of my retirement from education. Had a suite where the only one higher was the Royal Suite. The suite was fine....comfy bed, ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Rackemup

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!

Absolutely no complaints on this cruise/ship. Staff was wonderful. We always tipped extra as they deserved it. Pre-cruise stay at Hilton Hawaiian Village was very nice. Paradise. Nicest part of the beach. Didn't ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Deboftheseas

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Aloha Oe

We had a great time, with nothing to complain about....well, ok, it rained more than I'd have liked, but that was about it. The ship was beautiful. We've cruised every class but Oasis, and for the smaller scaled ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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TheCruisingQueen

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected from Royal Caribbean

Reflecting on this cruise, I must say that my family and I are never sailing on the Radience and are skeptical on even sailing with Royal Caribbean again. We are Platinum members of the Crown and Anchor Society, and ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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roselilyoz

22 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

A fine time on Radiance

This cruise from Hawaii was our 11th cruise, and our second on Radiance. This time we travelled in a party of 3, a middle aged couple with Mother. We shared a cabin, with a sofa bed. We found the stateroom ( ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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plainandpeanut

2 Reviews Written

Disappointed In Radiance Of The Seas

We did enjoy our cruise, it is hard not too, and plan to sail with RCCL at least one more time as I believe this can not be the new standard. However the level of service and general atmosphere was just not what we ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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jac69

3 Reviews Written

Vision in white

From our hotel Balcony at the Sheraton Waikiki, we could see the arrival of the Rhapsody of the Seas sailing towards the Port of Honolulu. It was a magnificent sight. Knowing that in a few hours we would be aboard! ...
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Sail Date May 2008


Ray Family avatar

Ray Family

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hawaii Cruise

We would highly recommend Royal Caribbean to anyone. Their staff are highly trained and see to your comfort and individual needs above all else. Always friendly and courteous no matter how long of a day they have ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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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