Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by cndwhite
- Sail Date: June 2012
- Destination: Alaska
- Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
The ship is eleven years old to those who say they see wear, look at a eleven year old car, you may take great care of it but you might have door dings,spots on the seat and carpet and this is your car that you take care of not a rental this is how some people would treat the ship.The staff does an excellent job maintaining the ship they are cleaning all the time. The staff from the Captain to cabin steward is above expectations, we had no complaints. The food at Cascades is good to very good depending on what you like. Windjammer is the very good buffet with many choices but it is buffet food. In my opinion not as good as Cascades but very good for buffet food. The shows are very good the singer/dancers are as good as any Broadway show that comes to my home town. The lounge acts were entertaining and a pleasant addition to the lounges. Paul the cruise director does an outstanding job keeping the entertainment going almost nonstop.
The shore excursions we took were well done without any problems. We went to Mendenhall glacier and glacier gardens the gardens are beautiful, then we took a whale-n-mammal tour that guarantees that you will see whales or give you $100 back, and lastly the lumberjack show with a historic trolley tour.
The Radiance is a beautiful ship with public areas with wood and wooden furniture that is a pleasure to look at. I love wood working and was impressed with the types of wood and wood furniture on the ship.
We loved the cruise, we have cruised before but liked this cruise line so much we joined their membership club and applied for their credit card.
R/C does everything at an excellent level without being overpriced.
Our balcony cabin was very big compared to other cruise lines no complaints.
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The balcony was very nice for us. My wife is cold natured I'm not, plus we had some friends in the room to watch the glacier, the ladies stayed warm in the room the guys sat outside on the balcony.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Whale WatchingWhat a deal if you don't see a whale you get $100 back. They have never had to give the money back. Whales were seen at many different locals we also got to see a grizzly bear on the way out to see the whales. Free coffee and hot chocolate. The boat has a upper and lower viewing area the upper is open air the lower is enclosed, this came in nice on a 50 degree morning.View All 99 Whale Watching Reviews
Lumberjack ShowIt was a short walk from the peir to the lumberjack show. The show is entertaining with various lumberjack skills demonstrated. The trolley tour drove around the town telling about the history of the town, then we went to the totem pole park. many totem poles were there and a working shop to see the totem poles being made.View All 196 Lumberjack Show Reviews
We found the best deals for souvenirs in Ketchikan. Be sure to get the discount book and use the coupons.