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Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Repositioning Cruises from Honolulu

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
Destination
Honolulu

Traveler rating

Excellent

6

Very Good

12

Average

6

Poor

2

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Repositioning Cruises

27

Senior Cruises

8

Romantic Cruises

7

Family Cruises

5

Holiday Cruises

5

27 Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Repositioning Cruises from Honolulu


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


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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


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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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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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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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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


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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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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


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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


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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


kingge avatar

kingge

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

It's a matter of choice.

It seems the travel industry has decided big is beautiful, we now see huge resorts covering hectares and more to the point cruise liners being the equivalent of land based resorts. I am of course talking about ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Woodsdale2791

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

It's a matter of choice.

It seems the travel industry has decided big is beautiful, we now see huge resorts covering hectares and more to the point cruise liners being the equivalent of land based resorts. I am of course talking about ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Yoshikitty

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise, if there was not the MDR kitchen!

We fancied this trip for a very long tip because of the routing. Our cabin 9056 was spacious and nice - not too clean but we've enjoyed it very much. The water temperaturee was an issue with 43° this has been ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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KazAllen

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Just adored Bora Bora

We chose this cruise because we had done the same one 2 years before and loved it. Our cruise was actually booked for us by a friend (while onboard Legend of the Seas) the day it became available for sale, this was ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Lisarow Girl

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise; just a few things that could have made it better.

Cabin was great larger than most port hole cabins, would of been nice to have another port than Picton straight after Wellington didnt get any real feeling for NZ from those 2 ports. My Time was a bit of a issue and ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Pen1993 avatar

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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Ausfamilytravel

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great if you're retired, not so good for families

We were SO looking forward to this cruise, but sadly it just wasn't up to par for us. We are a family with two teens and our previous experiences with RCI have been fantastic, so we felt confident choosing this ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Ian ward avatar

Ian ward

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Enjoyable, Great Value for Money

Overall a very enjoyable and relaxing second cruise with RC for us. We had a superior ocean view balcony stateroom located Aft on deck 7. The room service was very good, clean towels and bed made every day. We ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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cortlandtcruise

1 Review Written

Very decent cruise; just missing some of the WOW factor.

We boarded easily in Honolulu without any difficulty even though a trainee checked us in (under close supervision by a manager). Unfortunately, after entering the ship, there was no one accessible to guide us-thank ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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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