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Our first RCI cruise and it was overall pretty excellent.

* Radiance is a beautiful ship, with lovely accommodation and public areas

* Embarkation in Sydney was easy and well organised

* Food in the dining room was excellent.

* Giovanni's, Chops and Izumi were fantastic, Samba Grill not that good.

* Alcoholic cocktails are mostly made from pre-mixed juices - not very good. P&O's hand crafted cocktails are far better.

* Wine choices in the wine & dine package were good, and the wine package was easy to access everywhere

* Bar service at the pool bar was abysmal - we were overcharged, not served in order, and the availability of beers (on the menu) was sporadic.

* Entertainment was ok - the ship's band was particularly poor, so every sail away party was boring. The hypnotist and Tango shows were great.

* The ports of Picton, Wellington, Moorea, Bora Bora, Papeete and Maui were wonderful.

* The excursion staff and information presentations on the ports were terrible - I knew more from a few guidebooks and tripadvisor

* The dining room staff and our room steward were all wonderful, as were the staff in the Quill & Compass

* the spa staff are unfortunately very focussed on upselling products - not a relaxing way to end your massage (and spa prices were overpriced)

* the disembarkation process was a mess, people everywhere with no signage directions or on-ground staff. The line for the taxi rank was in the hundreds, yet there was limited management of process.

Radiant Radiance!

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by Missusdubbya

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2014
  • Destination: Hawaii

Our first RCI cruise and it was overall pretty excellent.


* Radiance is a beautiful ship, with lovely accommodation and public areas


* Embarkation in Sydney was easy and well organised


* Food in the dining room was excellent.


* Giovanni's, Chops and Izumi were fantastic, Samba Grill not that good.


* Alcoholic cocktails are mostly made from pre-mixed juices - not very good. P&O's hand crafted cocktails are far better.


* Wine choices in the wine & dine package were good, and the wine package was easy to access everywhere


* Bar service at the pool bar was abysmal - we were overcharged, not served in order, and the availability of beers (on the menu) was sporadic.


* Entertainment was ok - the ship's band was particularly poor, so every sail away party was boring. The hypnotist and Tango shows were great.


* The ports of Picton, Wellington, Moorea, Bora Bora, Papeete and Maui were wonderful.


* The excursion staff and information presentations on the ports were terrible - I knew more from a few guidebooks and tripadvisor


* The dining room staff and our room steward were all wonderful, as were the staff in the Quill & Compass


* the spa staff are unfortunately very focussed on upselling products - not a relaxing way to end your massage (and spa prices were overpriced)


* the disembarkation process was a mess, people everywhere with no signage directions or on-ground staff. The line for the taxi rank was in the hundreds, yet there was limited management of process.

Missusdubbya’s Full Rating Summary
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Cabin Review

Cabin 8672

The perfect aft cabin. Spacious, 2 loungers on the deck and quiet

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