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The Alaska ports of call were amazing! Fabulous views, breathtaking scenery, exciting wildlife....a trip to remember! The cruise ship itself was compact and a bit tired/worn - could use a facelift. But the crew were attentive, and the Cruise Director (Jamie) was lively and fun! The evening shows were sufficient but not outstanding - best nights were the two shows with the RCI orchestra and dancers. The meals in Cascades Dining Room were varied and tasty. They were served by attentive staff. Skip the deserts and go for the drink of the day instead!! The buffet (Windjammer) had interesting offerings - but closed at 9 PM (late night snackers could only order from limited room service menu - small charge after midnight). The teen program was disappointing. Traveling with 12 YO girl and 13 YO boy - all activities and teen club were combined ages 12 to 17 YO (that's a pretty big spread of maturity levels). Staff of the youth activities did not appear particularly interested in engaging with or protecting the children in their care. I witnessed boys (maybe 12 or 13 YO) repeatedly climbing up on the low rock ledge over the mini golf area - which put them standing higher than the safety railing facing over the edge of ship - very dangerous) Also inappropriate language (f-bomb) by older youth in presence of younger kids and females which was not corrected by the staff. I would not recommend counting on teen activities staff - particularly for a younger teen or single child alone.

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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by CruizX2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Alaska
The Alaska ports of call were amazing! Fabulous views, breathtaking scenery, exciting wildlife....a trip to remember! The cruise ship itself was compact and a bit tired/worn - could use a facelift. But the crew were attentive, and the Cruise Director (Jamie) was lively and fun! The evening shows were sufficient but not outstanding - best nights were the two shows with the RCI orchestra and dancers.

The meals in Cascades Dining Room were varied and tasty. They were served by attentive staff. Skip the deserts and go for the drink of the day instead!! The buffet (Windjammer) had interesting offerings - but closed at 9 PM (late night snackers could only order from limited room service menu - small charge after midnight).

The teen program was disappointing. Traveling with 12 YO girl and 13 YO boy - all activities and teen club were combined ages 12 to 17 YO (that's a pretty big spread of maturity levels). Staff of the youth activities did not appear particularly interested in engaging with or protecting the children in their care. I witnessed boys (maybe 12 or 13 YO) repeatedly climbing up on the low rock ledge over the mini golf area - which put them standing higher than the safety railing facing over the edge of ship - very dangerous) Also inappropriate language (f-bomb) by older youth in presence of younger kids and females which was not corrected by the staff. I would not recommend counting on teen activities staff - particularly for a younger teen or single child alone.
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More storage space than expected (cabinets, drawers, hanging closet space); beds and bed linens were comfy.
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