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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1,218 reviews

Great first trip to Hawaii

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Hawaii
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: May 2017
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

The ship overall was pretty clean and had nice amenities. The cabin was comfortable and kept extremely clean by the stateroom attendant. We ate at all the restaurants on board and the service at all of them were amazing. The pool, sports court and mini golf were great activities to kill sea days. The entertainers for the shows were spectacular. What really surprised me is how nice they were genuinely interested in getting to know you. I loved how the ship stayed overnight in Maui and Kauai. The Lu'au is a must see for anyone who goes. One of the best experiences in my travels. The spa was amazing an my masseuse who was Japanese was also an amazing Hawaiian dancer. Best massage I've had to date.The one thing that was not in doubt was the service.

Some of the things I did not like were that the ship seemed understaffed and things like the gym and windjammer opened late. Cascades wasn't open long enough and you could really feel it on sea days because Winjammers just became Windjammed. The ship also did not have great size selection for merchandise in the shops or spa. Embarkation went well for some but not so well for most due some issues in Honolulu. Disembarkation took longer than anticipated and the tour buses were scarce so I had to cancel a tour or I would have missed my flight. There were numerous people who missed their flight and intercruises weren't much help.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

It was a typical inside cabin but we were only there to sleep and shower/change.

Port Reviews


I recommend going in a few days early to tour the lsland and do Pearl Harbor

Kona (Kailua Bay)

Swim under a private waterfall! Enjoy a short, off-road adventure to the trailhead to the fertile, heart of Kohala.


Prepare to be awed by the power and sheer magnitude of the Big Island’s geothermal wonders with a day spent amidst Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, complete with a garden lunch and stop by Rainbow Falls.


Explore the scenic river and landscapes of Kauai's Wailua River State Park on this tour.


Pacific Drum Luau

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