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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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klemeci
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2013
Cabin: Grand Suite

Overview: Radiance Southbound Alaska, Seward to Vancouver, BC on June 21 (Summer Solstice)

1st time on Radiance and it was in great shape. The crew was great, most were quite helpful and we had the best dining and dining options ever. The ships officers however were flat, you'd see the Captain and he was a wallflower, not engaging or anything of the sort. We had a meet & greet with the Captain and his staff and watched him greet two tables and then leave without a word to anyone. Once he left, all of his staff left so it pointless to have the meet & greet without the staff there! This wasn't our first rodeo so we knew what to expect and the Radiance officers didn't deliver on that. Well, at least there wasn't ship drama, sinking or fires for them to handle, right?

Embarkation - When we arrived by private transfer (Alaska Tours & Transfers) at 2:30 there was not a line, and we were in the line for suite guests. It was a nightmare however, none of the guests were getting processed through and we were first in line for over 18 minutes before we asked if we could get in the regular line (which we could and got a open spot in less than a minute). So much for having a special line for suite guests, it was definitely a dis-service in Seward on this trip). Very unorganized on this day.

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Grand Suite

Cabin GS

GS 1060 has the best balcony, it is HUGE. You can fit probably 20 people on it. There is a table, two chairs and a foot stool, along with two padded lounge chairs. Also, the entire balcony is covered so if it's raining you can still use it. The room is very nicely redone. There was a funky smell in the bathroom we could not get rid of, we poured water down the floor drain several times but that didn't stop the odor, we used our bathroom spray but it always came back. Not a huge deal but it wasn't pleasant. The location is amazing, first in the hallway on deck 10 right off the Centrum. We didn't get a lot of noise unless there was a party in the Centrum with music, and those normally ended by 10:30pm. We didn't get elevator noise, and very little noise from the deck above (Windjammer area by Boardwalk Hot Dog).

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