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Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Simply amazing!
"The food in the main dining room was good, very similar to what we had on an earlier cruise with Royal.We found the ship to be in good shape, not sure why people complain...."Read More
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Not up to RCL standards

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska

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goldeneyes
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was a substitute cruise for one originally booked w/Princess. We decided to go on another Alaska cruise for various reasons and settled on RCL for this one. This was the fourth cruise we had taken with them so we had certain standards that we expected. Unfortunately, we were disappointed on some of them. First and foremost was the food in the Windjammer buffet. Not only was the selection ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Alaska cruise

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska

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luckyhorse58
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I have done many cruises and this was the worst. The food on the Radiance of the Seas was horrible. No good seafood even though cruising in Alaska. The lack of good entertainment was sad. Normally the entertainment during the evenings is great but not this time. Very little to do in the evenings since the lack of entertainment. Sad their is now a fee for room service. Not sure when this ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Great Trip to Alaska!

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska

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Florida Teacher Traveler
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Our family (two adults and two adult sons) were excited to be able to do this vacation to Alaska. We traveled all the way from Florida and were really looking forward to it. I knew the ship was an older, smaller version of the "Mega Ships" but really wanted to do this itinerary and didn't care much about the fanciness of the ship or all the extra stuff on board. Room -4 stars: We booked two ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Royal diarrhea

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska

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bjaxelsen
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

3 out of 4 people in our group had food poisoning with diarrhea and vomiting after having eaten the same souffle in the main dining room. This meant that the following days we were very low on energy. This was especially hard for my parents who are in the seventies. Talked to guest services, expecting an excuse and that they might offer some extras onboard. But not to much avail. They did offer ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Great for viewing scenery.

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska

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Mthorpe1
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

The cruise started in Seward. Stopped in Juneau. Skagway. Icy straight. Haines. Hoonah and Ketchikan ending in Vancouver. Amazing independently booked excursions. But. When I checked in. The bathroom toilet was full of poop. Room has not been cleaned. The room has smelled like sewer the entire trip. The food is pretty bad except the specialty restaurants have been great. It’s mostly very ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Happy to be cruisin'

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska

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chachcha
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

Sailed B2B Northbound and southbound. Check in was very smooth, enjoying Windjammer buffet by 11:45 am. We've circumnavigated Australia/New Zealand 30 plus days on the Radiance so we were very familiar with this ship. Itineraries were excellent considering cruising have restarted in Alaska. Cabin steward and dining services were impeccable. Safety and health protocols were impressive. This ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Simply amazing!

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska

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vhillman
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I had read reviews about the ship being old and run down, so we boarded with low expectations. We found the ship to be in good shape, not sure why people complain. Most people say an Alaskan cruise isn't about the ship anyway. Our cabin was great. We loved the balcony and were surprised how often it was warm enough to be out enjoying the beautiful scenery. Bed was comfortable, couch a little worn, ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Fun cruise with wonderful itinerary

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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SeattleSeattle
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were "snow. birds" returning to Seattle from S. California and chose cruising as an alternative to driving from Palm Springs to Seattle. The costs were comparable to driving and sightseeing for six days. But the plane is less expensive. We had a perfect port call on Catalina Island and rented a golf cart there for touring. We had two port days in San Francisco and toured Alcatraz - a ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


New Zealand cancelled cruise

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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GrumpyGrandpa
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Looked forward to this cruise as been on Radiance twice before. Easy boarding despite covid-19 issues. Just relaxing before sailing when Captain advised cruise cancelled due to NZ closing ports. Royal Caribbean were great. Really helpful and promised a full refund or 125% credit on cruise cost. Vessel was very clean, lots of people cleaning and wiping down everywhere we went to avoid the dreaded ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Disappointing

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Rbagsrpacked
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This cruise didn’t meet my expectations. The menu in the dining room was very disappointing. We ate most of our meals in the buffet which was pretty good. Many people on the ship had guaranteed cabins but didn’t get it till the night before and if you were on a b2b you had to change rooms. Very disorganized. Embarkation was the longest of any prior cruise and the long delay to get off at various ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


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