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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1259 reviews
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Worst Trans-ocean Cruise

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

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony

We’ve done many transatlantic and transpacific cruises, most of which offered many activities and good entertainment for the many sea days. Unfortunately, this 18-day transpacific cruise was sorely lacking in both entertainment and enrichments opportunities, and was a boring experience overall. This was made all the worse by inclement weather that forced us to spend a lot of time indoors. And the few entertainment events that were offered almost always conflicted with dining times.

As for the ship itself, Radiance of the Seas is an older ship in great need of some basic refurbishment. The lounge chairs and theatre seating are badly worn (some with tears) and very uncomfortable. The deck floor of our balcony was all rust, and the balcony chairs extremely uncomfortable because of worn seat cushions. The ship’s cruise director was a complete amateur, curt and unfunny. He took great delight in telling us he was leaving on vacation after this cruise, and we were sorry he didn’t leave sooner. The two so-called “enrichment” speakers were equally amateurish and, no doubt, came at little cost to the cruise line.

The good news: service overall and in all venues was excellent, and both the service and food in the MDR was very good. Unfortunately, the breakfast and lunch buffet were limited and mediocre at best, with many repeat offerings.

Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony

Cabin was basic and adequate for an older ship, and our cabin steward excellent. Balcony was not in good condition (severely rusted flooring) and chairs very uncomfortable.

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