Radiance of the Seas Review

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Radiance, the good and the not so good.

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Radiance of the Seas
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Cruisingsince1994
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2023
Cabin: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

We decided to do a quick holiday cruise after several years of not being able to. We found a good deal on the cruise itself with prepaid gratuities and some onboard credit as well. Captain Marek was still onboard for our sailing although I believe he was leaving after our cruise. He is definitely one of the nicest and most enjoyable Captains in the Royal Caribbean fleet.

Although I saw reviews that stated how badly Radiance needed a lot of work and attention, we didn't feel it looked that bad considering how long it's been since her last drydock. It had the usual wear and tear you would expect, rusting in places, peeling wallpaper, and some worn carpet areas. Overall, we felt she still looked pretty good for her age and the length of time between visits for servicing.

Food reviews are subjective to each person who writes one. I'm not thrilled with some of the menu changes and cutbacks but we still managed to find something in the MDR we were happy with on the 4 nights we went. The food isn't going to win any culinary awards but it was very good considering that it's being mass produced to feed thousands.

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Spacious Ocean View Balcony

I hate the shower curtain but it's not reason enough not to sail on Radiance. The mattress was ok but probably needing replacement soon. Everything worked in the room and we didn't have any worn carpeting or furniture. Our cabin steward was pleasant.

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