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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1204 reviews
9 Awards

The right size ship, but lacks the WOW! it used to have

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Hawaii
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2019
Cabin: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

We arrived in Honolulu the evening before our cruise and had a hotel a short distance from the cruise port. From the time we check our bags with a porter, through security and check-in, we were on the ship in less than 30 minutes.

We have been on the Radiance of the Seas several times before, but found the ship in need of a makeover. The ship looks "tired". Compared to newer, more modern ships, it's furnishings look old and need of replacement. Our balcony cabin (#9208) was clean, but it had torn drapes and sheer panels. The sofa was well worn. While out on the balcony, rust could be seen in several locations.

We had My Time Dining in the Cascades Dining Room seven of our 12 nights and found the food to be good. Three nights we went to the Windjammer and enjoyed the buffet. Two of the nights, Prime Rib roast was served. Two nights, Chops was our choice. Chops has never disappointed. The Windjammer breakfast buffet was also good.

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Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 2G
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