Radiance of the Seas Review

Giving great score for itinerary only!!!!Food and service was just ok most of the time!

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shannon_far_from_home
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2023
Traveled with children

Chose this cruise to see more of Alaska since covid postponed it so long and it was on my bucket list.We had 3 generations on this cruise and we all fell in love with Alaska and all would move there if it could be for 4-6 months!!Royal caribbean is def price cutting more with each cruise and unfortunately cruising no longer feels like what it used to and that is so sad.The long times in port and itinerary made this cruise.WE did have a great room steward!He was the one stand-out and there usually are many many more.Embarkation was easy.Entertainment was not so great either.Radiance does have a great kids club with many great events planned.The ship is showing some wear.The view points are great for Alaska and glacier viewing.We saw wild-life from the cruise ship which was great!For an Alaskan cruise I still felt we got value because the lpre cruise and post cruise days were rather pricey

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Hubbard Glacier

was foggy and we did not get as close to glacier as I have seen in the past.Yet it was great as well.Wish we had known of the free hot chocolate on deck 5 earlier.I was the only one still glacier viewing when I found out and the others would have loved that touch!

Icy Strait

Did the gondalas to the awesome views and a hike with an awesome guide that protected us from bears along the way.Got some great beers and did the canning tour.

Juneau

Ate at the Hangar and it was good!

walked around town and did some of the free and almost free sight-seeing and we could have done so much more.We all got beers close to the port as well.Want to come back longer.

Ketchikan

We ate at annabelles and it was very over-priced with ok service and long waits.Should have chosen the fish house.Did Creek street,grand-son got junior ranger badge here,did shopping, went to the red onion sallon and had drinks.Got to see some of the totems and alot of history.Did many free things and almost free here.

Seward

Stayed at wind-song lodge pre-cruise and although terribly pricey I highly recommend.Did the train to get here and loved it!!!wE all did.Nice souvineers at the train station in Anchorage!We did the Kenai fjords expensive 8.5 hour tour the next day and we did not get the full tour because of weather.Thought we may get a refund but did not!it was still a once in a lifetime excursion and loved it even though some of us def got a little sea-sick.The lunch was ok.at Fox island.The hotel offered free shuttles to seward which is a gem herself.Loved downtown and could have stayed longer!WE had great food in town and at the lodge!The morning of the cruise we booked turning heads kennel for the snow dog tour and was high-light for the youngest grand-son and he so wanted to adopt an older snow dog!lol.They even dropped us off at the cruise port!Absolutely glad we chose this itinerary for Seward!

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