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Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Not worth it, especially if you travel with kids
"Usually we like going off the ship to explore ports of call, take an organized excursion or self-guided tour, so the first half of the cruise was very interesting, however after leaving the last port, things quickly became boring, despite the crew doing their best to keep passengers entertained.A family of 3, including a 9 years old child, spent 11 days on board of Radiance of the Seas: 5 days with stops at various Hawaii islands, the rest at sea cruising back to the mainland (Vancouver)...."Read More
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My Time Dining Disaster and NO MAKER’s

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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mitchra
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife, adult daughter and I sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Sea to the Western Caribbean in January 2023. It’s no surprise to anyone who’s been around cruising that RC has been slipping in quality and service for years. Every cruise gets worse and more perks and amenities are stripped away. Frankly, we only ended up on this RC cruise because of a great price for the Owners Suite. ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Radiance Not Exactly Radiant

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Captain77
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I have been on over 30 cruises with all the major criuse lines. We were diappointed in the recent cruise with RCL on the Radiance of the Seas. I understand the ship is some twenty years old and some things are just inherent with age. Some of our are issues are with the ship and others with the overall management of the ship. * We waited from 8:30 am until almost 12 noon for the ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Nice ship, friendly crew, a good price performer on this route and chill

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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AtSeaAlways
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Winter was coming and after our "return to cruising" in 2022- the one thing I really, really needed after 20 days at sea was a longish cruise :) Nine days was just right and Oceanview cabins were very reasonable. We decided to fly vs drive- fares on Southwest were quite good, and Southwest does not charge for checked baggage and has good legroom. There were even a few "new to us" ports. Seven ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Great to be cruising again

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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onyourmark
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our careful return to cruising after a 3-year pandemic hiatus. While both fully vaccinated, we were determined to exercise prudence and avoid crowds. We used Westjet credits from cancelled flights and traveled from Toronto to Vancouver, with pre-cruise stay at the Exchange hotel, 3 blocks from the terminal. We were very satisfied with this property. Dinner was at the Cactus Club Café ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Great Pacific Coastal 5 Day Cruise

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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Snow cat
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise due to the departure port (Vancouver) for a quick getaway. Vancouver to LA (stops in Astoria, Santa Barbara, San Diego). Weather in Vancouver was perfect for sail-away, and it's always great fun to leave under the Lion's Gate Bridge. The seas were like glass the entire cruise. The ship seemed in great shape, and the crew was by far the friendliest of any large cruise ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Very poor food and overpriced Internet!

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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Cruiser0235
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We thought it was a simple and easy getaway from Vancouver. Down the coast to Santa Barbara, CA then to San Diego and home from LA. The Food was so poor in quality, temperature, and presentation. From overcooked salmon, and cooled escargot to rotten lettuce, tomato and cucumbers. Just to name a few things. The app system went down three things. Internet is overpriced at $28 CDN a day. All the ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Terrible cruise with Spring Breakers and Shame on RCCL for not handling ADA issues well.

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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cruzin_ga_gal
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this itinerary because I was on a B2B2B. I boarded the Radiance on 9/23 for the 11 night Hawaii and stayed on 10/4 for the 2nd Hawaiian cruise and decided to stay on for this 10/15 Pacific Coast cruise. The first two cruises were unremarkable while this last leg was remarkably bad. It coincided with spring break and there were too many unsupervised, unruly kids. I had remained in ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Not worth it, especially if you travel with kids

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Transpacific

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terrumt
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

A family of 3, including a 9 years old child, spent 11 days on board of Radiance of the Seas: 5 days with stops at various Hawaii islands, the rest at sea cruising back to the mainland (Vancouver). Original itinerary included 6 port-of-call days and 5 days at sea, but after collecting the full payment, RCI suddenly changed itinerary to 5 port days and 6 sea days. They offered no compensation ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Traveled with children


Disorganized Cruise Director

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Hawaii

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Gary Gilchrist
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The food was very good particularly in the Windjammer. The cabin steward was responsive and attentive. The ship captain was pleasant and visible throughout the cruise. The itinerary was good with a variety of stops, but Hilo is mediocre and not very pleasant to visit. Homeless sleeping on the street during the day and trash barrels overflowing. The cruise director, Mr. Jones, obviously needed ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Lessons Learned

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Hawaii

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robbinsca
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

We tried this cruise to see if we could enjoy the longer length and master the art of sea days. We failed. There were two couples in our 60s. We don't attend the dance parties, but enjoy the theatre productions and trivia sessions. Day One- Embarkation- Vancouver and RCCL handled it brilliantly. We had a rental car and dropped the spouses off early before returning the rental at the airport. It ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


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