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We sailed from Seward after our land part of the tour. We recommend if you are taking a Land/Cruise that you do the land first and enjoy the boat on the second half. We did RCI's 5B Land/cruise. First 5 nights at 4 different stops so you're living out of your smaller suitcase. On the boat for 7 nights you can unpack and get used to the bed. We took in Seward, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Straight Point and Kecthikan and arrived in Vancouver as our debarkation point. BIG HINT: Book your excursions outside of RC. Don't let anyone at RC scare you into booking with them because "they don't guarantee you'll be back in time". Every excursion we booked outside of RC knew of the ship's scheduled arrival time and departure time, so book EARLY. Also Google/Bing Alaska coupons. Many of the excursions up there have discounts. We booked a whale watch in Icy Strait Point for half off the second person, a $67 savings. Additionally, the excursions tend to be less expensive and more plentiful than the offerings via RC. If you are booking a balcony stateroom BOOK A PORT SIDE CABIN if traveling southbound and a STARBOARD CABIN if cruising Northbound. The ship has an indoor pool, as well as a sauna and steam room that you do not pay extra, so take a bathing suit. We had room 8102 and it was great for two. The balconies, just off the Centrum, was almost as large as our stateroom. We had friends up for drinks and we were all outside. Food selections were awesome and everything was delicious: CHOPS: Ask for Ferdinand Fernandes for your server. IMPECCABLE service and great meats. GIOVANNI'S - also IMPECCABLE service and great food. LEAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT !!!! Tiramisu....O-M-G !!!! WINDJAMMER - excellent buffet for all tastes and dietary needs, but who the heck diets on a cruise. PARK CAFE - light fare and salads available until late. CASCADES - My Time Dining....service and food were OMG too. We sat at a different table each time and met some wonderful people. We made reservations, but ate whenever we wanted. Hot Dog place ( I don't remember the name offers 5 great dogs with sides and beer.) We heard Ritas and Izumi were also very good, but that is second hand information. Be careful to ask the prices of the wines and fresh squeezed OJ is $3.75 a glass. We had no problems. We had friends who had bathroom issues repeatedly, but they were solved and they were comp'd a meal at the restaurant of their choice. No alcohol is complimentary, so if offered to you, be sure to ask if there is a charge. These are some of the things we learned, but the cruise was AWESOME and we would recommend it to everyone.  

Worth every penny!!

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by msr6240

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2014
  • Destination: Alaska
We sailed from Seward after our land part of the tour. We recommend if you are taking a Land/Cruise that you do the land first and enjoy the boat on the second half. We did RCI's 5B Land/cruise. First 5 nights at 4 different stops so you're living out of your smaller suitcase. On the boat for 7 nights you can unpack and get used to the bed. We took in Seward, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Straight Point and Kecthikan and arrived in Vancouver as our debarkation point.
BIG HINT: Book your excursions outside of RC. Don't let anyone at RC scare you into booking with them because "they don't guarantee you'll be back in time". Every excursion we booked outside of RC knew of the ship's scheduled arrival time and departure time, so book EARLY. Also Google/Bing Alaska coupons. Many of the excursions up there have discounts. We booked a whale watch in Icy Strait Point for half off the second person, a $67 savings. Additionally, the excursions tend to be less expensive and more plentiful than the offerings via RC.
If you are booking a balcony stateroom BOOK A PORT SIDE CABIN if traveling southbound and a STARBOARD CABIN if cruising Northbound.
The ship has an indoor pool, as well as a sauna and steam room that you do not pay extra, so take a bathing suit.
We had room 8102 and it was great for two. The balconies, just off the Centrum, was almost as large as our stateroom. We had friends up for drinks and we were all outside.
Food selections were awesome and everything was delicious:
CHOPS: Ask for Ferdinand Fernandes for your server. IMPECCABLE service and great meats.
GIOVANNI'S - also IMPECCABLE service and great food. LEAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT !!!! Tiramisu....O-M-G !!!!
WINDJAMMER - excellent buffet for all tastes and dietary needs, but who the heck diets on a cruise.
PARK CAFE - light fare and salads available until late.
CASCADES - My Time Dining....service and food were OMG too. We sat at a different table each time and met some wonderful people. We made reservations, but ate whenever we wanted.
Hot Dog place ( I don't remember the name offers 5 great dogs with sides and beer.)
We heard Ritas and Izumi were also very good, but that is second hand information.
Be careful to ask the prices of the wines and fresh squeezed OJ is $3.75 a glass.
We had no problems. We had friends who had bathroom issues repeatedly, but they were solved and they were comp'd a meal at the restaurant of their choice. No alcohol is complimentary, so if offered to you, be sure to ask if there is a charge.
These are some of the things we learned, but the cruise was AWESOME and we would recommend it to everyone.
 
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Cabin Review

Cabin 8102
GREAT views and lots of room. Annoying odor in bathroom which seems to be common. They need more outlets. Bring a strip with you if you have a lot of charging items.
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