Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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maclynn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise tour for multiple reasons. Our 40th Anniversary fell during the cruise plus we really wanted to see the brown bears in Katmai National park. Unfortunately the tour was cancelled for weather. We made some good friends ... Read more
Gmasam
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our family of 7, age ranging from 5 to 61, travelled from Vancouver to Seward on our bucket list cruise. For my husband and I, it was our second cruise, having been to the Caribbean on Adventure of the Seas, but for everyone else it was ... Read more
wthirsh
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my first cruise, so I didn't have much to go off of, but more experienced cruisers whom I traveled with told me the ship itself was not that great in terms of food and entertainment. I stayed in an inside cabin and had no problem, ... Read more
Shiva
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Alaska exploration is more about the destinations than cruising itself. You spend significant time off the ship so keep your expectations low vis-a-vis other cruise ships that are more focused on the cruise experience itself. The ship is ... Read more
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redheadpla
Member Since 2016
1 review
54 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I booked a inside cabin (3615) and was very disappointed in it. It was right next to a fan that ran 24/7. The floor vibrated, the bed vibrated and it was very unpleasant. I tried to change my room but they said they were sold out. ... Read more
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BJVKohl
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We took our family on this cruise. Boarding went quickly. Our 3 rooms were next to each other, our ages are 70-6. We had three grandchildren 9, 8, and 6. Most of our party have been on the mega ships and smaller ships. We felt between the ... Read more
Quatrevents146
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise on the recommendations of several people we have met since we started cruiseing just over six years ago. It was also somewhere we wanted to go. We enjoyed the Land tour and saw some wonderful sites and a lot of ... Read more
mchutzol
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was my third cruise, first time with Royal Caribbean so it was fun to compare and contrast the different ship lines that I have been on. I traveled with my family and we had rooms throughout the ship so we were able to get a wide view ... Read more
ctgrossman
Member Since 2017
1 review
They called this the Radiance of the Sea but I was not seeing where it fit the definition of Radiance. Very disappointed after traveling the distance that we had to arrive in our room and not find our luggage. It was disappointing we ... Read more
Journey2016
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We reserved this cruise because we wanted to see Alaska, as well as the diverse life that Alaska and its surrounding waters has to offer. We were not disappointed. We booked a cruise tour, which was comprised of a 7 day cruise followed by ... Read more
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Kj0322
Member Since 2017
1 review
There was 9 of us (all different ages) and we had a great time. Boarding around noon (start time is 11) took us about an hour, I would go later next time... like 2ish. The two days at sea I didn't feel good, we had to make up time for ... Read more
AllBran
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
65 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this ship for the itinerary because it had the best ports and the most amount of time in the ports. Really didn't like boarding the ship and having to walk a gauntlet of people hawking everything from the beverage package to ... Read more
elitetom
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I was looking for a Northbound Alaska cruise that had a great kids program. The cruise line has declined to the point that I would never pick it in the future. The meals were very average. They gave fancy name to food that you would ... Read more
candccruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
68 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our time onboard Radiance of the Seas. The ship was clean, well kept, had excellent staff, excellent entertainment, and a wonderful itinerary. All of the public areas on the ship were very well maintained. We ... Read more
HicksRA
Member Since 2017
1 review
64 forum posts
1 helpful vote
In 2015, we spent the entire summer touring the interior of Alaska in our motor home and vowed to come back on a cruise to enjoy the seaboard side. Thus the booking of this southbound cruise starting in Seward on June 9-16, 2017. ... Read more
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qltr626
Member Since 2017
1 review
Going on a cruise was at the top of my bucket list, and Alaska was the place I most wanted to see. So when my brother invited us to join his family on this trip, I didn't hesitate to book a stateroom on the beautiful Radiance of the Seas. ... Read more
Five4Sea
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Ship was quite nice. Enjoyed the lobby. Loved the Solarium. Elevators gave a nice view of the ship. Embarking was easy. Disembarking was easy. Little bit of a hoop to jump through with luggage getting dropped off at a different ... Read more
goddessmama
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We sailed Northbound out of Vancouver, BC on Radiance on June 2nd with stops in Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, and a sea day that included the Hubbard Glacier. We also took a cruisetour (1A) post cruise, which I'll review a ... Read more
Eagles340
Member Since 2002
1 review
1,207 forum post
4 helpful votes
We had a party of 8 and we had a blast. We stayed two nights in Vancouver It was great. Boarding was little rough but not bad. The sail away was was just great as the sun finally came out after two days of on and off showers. ... Read more
CT00331199
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Was very disappointed since most reviews for this cruise ship and line are pretty good. Went on an Alaskan cruise, which meant most of the ships outdoor areas were not really usable. This left limited common spaces to hang out. Food was ... Read more
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jillou323
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise went on sale in March, 2016 for solo travelers. I got an ocean view cabin to myself for about $75 a day. That's a deal! Flying into Anchorage, AK, and flying home from Vancouver, BC, Canada made the air fare cost almost as ... Read more
traveltilidrop
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
155 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Pre-cruise tour to Denali Our vacation began with a pre-cruise tour of the Alaskan interior. We used Alaska Airlines which has a monopoly on Alaskan flights. We enjoyed extra legroom in comparison with other airlines, and the flights ... Read more
IcyStraitPoint
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was my first ever cruise and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of it. We had had a wonderful experience of driving through the Rockies then joined the cruise in Vancouver. Unfortunately embarkation was a bit of a nightmare with a ... Read more
englander
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,313 forum post
8 helpful votes
I liked the value and the itinerary, even though it was very port intensive. The emabarkation in Vancouver was a nightmare! Took 2-3 hrs to get through Canada Place and onto the ship. What a mess! We arrived around 11:30am and there ... Read more
ScubaEagle
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for two reasons, first because we love the Radiance and second because of the expanded 9 day itinerary to Alaska. We were not disappointed. Unfortunately the embarkation experience was a disaster - but NOT the fault ... Read more
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