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In 2015, we spent the entire summer touring the interior of Alaska in our motor home and vowed to come back on a cruise to enjoy the seaboard side. Thus the booking of this southbound cruise starting in Seward on June 9-16, 2017. Although the weather was cloudy and rainy most of the time, we still got to see most of the beautiful scenery and enjoy a wonderful time on the Radiance of the Seas. The Cruise Director was an awesome entertainer and kept the joint jumping every night. The ship was beautiful, the shows were all very good and the food was good as well. The Windjammer was a constant traffic jam and seating was scarce. We found all crew members to be polite, efficient and very accommodating from guest services to our room steward. All in all, this was a very enjoyable cruise and we plan on doing it again in a few years.

Beautiful cruise on a well kept ship.

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by HicksRA

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
In 2015, we spent the entire summer touring the interior of Alaska in our motor home and vowed to come back on a cruise to enjoy the seaboard side.

Thus the booking of this southbound cruise starting in Seward on June 9-16, 2017. Although the weather was cloudy and rainy most of the time, we still got to see most of the beautiful scenery and enjoy a wonderful time on the Radiance of the Seas.

The Cruise Director was an awesome entertainer and kept the joint jumping every night.

The ship was beautiful, the shows were all very good and the food was good as well.

The Windjammer was a constant traffic jam and seating was scarce.

We found all crew members to be polite, efficient and very accommodating from guest services to our room steward.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable cruise and we plan on doing it again in a few years.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 1092
The cabin was beginning to show its age, but was well maintained and clean. The bathroom had a rather unpleasant odor, the mirror inside was beginning to lose its silver around the edges in places, and the shower fixtures were dated.
My biggest complaint is about the noise from above. The room is located under the Windjammer/Izumi area and there were frequent noises of rolling heavy carts that sounded like a 747 taking off 50 feet above your house and other banging that sounded like two skeletons wrestling on a tin roof. We did get used to it and had no real trouble sleeping.
Otherwise, we loved the room, the view and spaciousness it provided.
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