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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1194 reviews
9 Awards

Very disappointed. Below average cruise

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: May 2015
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Fortunately Alaska was great and that was our main reason to be on the ship. The food was marginal at best. The dining room was average and had some variety. The steak reminded me of the pick up trucks with refrigerators in the back, trying to sell poor quality meat. The Windjammer had the same stuff every night, or not much of a difference. Even he hamburgers and hotdogs were in a steel tray. Who knows when or how they were cooked. I discovered they did have omlets for breakfast. You don't watch them make it, you just stand in a long line waiting to have it made. The desert selection was minimal. The tiny pastries didn't look as good as the cellophane wrapped ones at a cheap gas station. Only one of the two cream machines worked. And a couple times they ran out or just had strawberry. The pizza was never cooked enough to turn the crust even a slight brown. The food just was lacking appeal. They had one good comedian for entertainment. The other shows were bad. Either cheesy entertainment or not much better than a good high school production. I have been on other cruise lines as well as RCI and this fell way short. The ports and Alaska experience was great. I would do it again, but not with RCI.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E1

Average sized cabin. The bathroom door had to be closed all the time due to the outhouse smell coming from the bathroom.

Port Reviews


Nice port to leave from. We went shopping and walked around. Getting on the ship was easy and fast. Plenty of shops and places to eat. The public aquarium was nice and located close to the ship.


Nice little city. We were on our own and walked around. We spent more time in port than needed for us. Without any tours, you can do the port area in an hour or two.

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