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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1,218 reviews
9 Awards

Loved Alaska, but not Royal Caribbean

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Ocean View

Cheap, cheap, cheap!

If you want even bottled water, pay up! You can buy different drink packages ranging from about $12-$70/day per person. If you don't, you can have water, tea, lemonade, or coffee. When disembarking on land excursions, there was a cruise employee offering bottles of water......but only if you paid extra for that package. When we were viewing Hubbard Glacier from the stern of the ship it was very chilly outside and a server came around with hot chocolate..........only for passengers who bought the refreshment package for $29/day/person. We chose not to pay these exorbitant prices, and we ended up feeling like have-nots. A person can still buy drinks per item, and my husband paid $56 for four drinks (including the mandatory 18% gratuity). We bought our own wine on board for the above reasons, and sometimes had difficulty getting wine glasses from the bartenders because they were afraid they would run out.

Food in the Windjammer cafe and Cascades dining room was mediocre at best; service in the dining room was slow. The dining room employees were always working very hard, so my guess is that food services was not well run. I was told by another passenger the specialty restaurants (for an extra charge) were not very good.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 4P

Our room attendant was excellent! He anticipated our needs, and whenever we asked for something it was delivered almost instantly. Very friendly and helpful.

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