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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1188 reviews
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A Very Pleasant Cruise to Mexico!

Review for Radiance of the Seas to the Mexican Riviera
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2010
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


This was our third cruise on Radiance. We had done B2B cruises last April from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso and then Valparaiso to San Diego. Because of the "Swine Flu" problems in Mexico we were not able to stop at three Mexican ports (Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo). Captain Selvag and the folks in Miami compensated us generously with a FCC equal to 1/4 of the cost of our cruise.

The only condition was that it had to be used on Radiance or Mariner and it had to be on a Mexican Riviera cruise. This showed real class to us. They were under no legal obligation to do anything except get us to our final destination which they did one day early. We were given the choice of spending a night onboard in San Diego (which we did) or disembarking on the first day. The FCC was the main reason we did this cruise. Sadly it wasn't combinable with the Diamond Balcony credit or the Shareholder Credit.

Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D1

This is a great cabin. It has a larger than normal balcony for the category and has views both aft and out. Some people might say it has a bit less privacy, however. That was not a problem for us. The location is great with the Centrum literally outside the door. The elevators and stairs are there as well and we did not notice any noise from them. The Library is also outside and it's a great wi-fi hotspot.

This was our second time in this cabin and we really like it. RCCL does need to do some updating, however. Flat screen TVs would be a nice addition. It's also time for new bed coverings and carpet. They are in good condition but just look a bit dated.

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