Alaska where the roads end and life begins: Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by xmasteach

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Alaska where the roads end and life begins

Sail Date: June 2012
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Seward
We really enjoyed our total experience on Radiance. The ship was spectacular, and service superb. We enjoyed our meals in Cascades with anytime dining, only waited once, maybe 5 minutes.

Our balcony room was forward, with outstanding views.

Paul the cruise director was fun and funny. The shows were up and down, but I did not cruise Alaska for the shows, but the nature shows.

Again the food was RCCL fare. Loved the cold fruit soups everyday at dinner, desserts and entrees were always satisfying.

Enjoyed that there were so many cozy places to just curl up and read as the spectacular Alaskan scenery went by.

Embarking and debarking were easy, no problem.

I guess my only criticism was that the last night they had an adult comedy show. All these people brought kids as young as 7, I counted many children. To me adults only means adults only.

Also they did not enforce the family time in the indoor pool, there were kids running More around, in and out of the hot tubs, at times that were intended for adults. I'm not anti kids, just like the supervised, well behaved variety.

Beds, very comfortable.
Arranged all our own excursions.
Wonderful time in Alaska. Less

Published 06/09/12

Cabin review: E29012 Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

9012 Great cabin, quiet, with lots of closet and storage. Refrig did not keep things very cold. Balcony adequate, with straight down views.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Whale Watching

Captain Paul found lots of whalers and even a brown bear, eagles too. Great trip

Float Plane

Float plane to a delicious lunch at the Taku Lodge. Cruise passengers on out trip, but they paid more.

City Tour

Downloaded the city walking tour from our local library on our I phones, free, and followed the stops around the city.

Totem Bight State Park

Took the blue line, $2 round trip, self guided tour of park, should not be missed.

Scenic Drive

Rented car and drove to Emerald Lake via Carcross, Yukon Territory. Set our own pace, saw lots of wild life and Emerald Lake was really something to see.

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