Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,238 reviews

Excellent Easter cruise

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Radiance of the Seas
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Sailer Duane
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2024
Aurora Theater
Cascades Dining Room MDR
Centrum
Windjammer Cafe

I enjoy sailing from all 4 of the major ports in Florida and Tampa is no exception. However I would not recommend parking at 717L57 Channel side Dr Lot Port of Tampa Cruise Parking. There is no one there, you park yourself, it's close to the Cruise terminals, you can walk to them and the price is very low however when we returned to our car we had parking tickets on the windshield and a warning that our vehicle could be towed away. Check in at the terminal was quick and we were onboard in minutes. Radiance had just returned from drydock and has a fresh new coat of exterior paint and looked sleek, stunning and brand new. I think some of the refurbishment was still taking place during our sailing as we saw carpet sections in the forward bow area wrapped up and the crew were doing maintenance work on the exterior Promenade deck. This was an Easter cruise and while they did not offer a special Easter dinner menu there was plenty of roast ham to be enjoyed in the Windjammer Cafe. Easter religious services were offered as well a chocolate foil wrapped rabbits for guests to take in the Windjammer some were quite large! There were two gold eggs hid each day with a prize for the lucky finder. Overall the ship is very well maintained, new fabric in the Casino Royale seats, new carpeting and fabric in the Schooner Lounge and new carpet in the Colony Club. Food in all service areas was very good and the service excellent. Radiance has some of the very best bar attendants, very friendly and efficient. MDR staff were excellent and our stateroom attendant made us more towel animals than we've ever received. Entertainment was professional and enjoyable to see. Our port call to Costa Maya was cancelled because of high winds and instead we returned to Cozumel, this time docking at Quintana Roo. The exterior running track has been replaced. Radiance Class even though an older class, is still one of my favorites and I look forward to returning soon.

Port Reviews

Belize City

We enjoyed the trolley train tour, very friendly and informative and a great way to see Belize City without walking

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