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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Radiance of the Seas

Review for Radiance of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2011
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Radiance of the Seas was cool. It was our 6th cruise, third with RC and we enjoyed it. A short 5 night cruise out of Tampa was the perfect ticket for some relaxing and fun. Service was attentive and good. Meals in the main dining room were ok, but the service was great. Enjoyed two specialty restaurants and each were good choices as the food and service were very good. The buffet food was average but plentiful.Wouldn't recommend the massages for the price paid. Not the best and not the worst, but well overpriced for what you got in return. It wasn't any better than a $60 massage. We booked an AFT room on the Deck 8 and it was small, but the balcony was a bit larger. Still comfortable for two people. I will probably book a suite next time in the AFT area just for some extra cabin room. Nevertheless, it was private and quite. Long walk to the elevators though, but not a big deal. I would highly recommend to anyone who hasn't tried an AFT cabin. Our Steward did an excellent job keeping the room clean and stock with fresh towels. Good stuff all around! The casino even offered a smoke-free night! That was great because otherwise it was like walking into an ash-tray every other night. As always, mixed-drinks were expensive but bar service outstanding. Best I've experienced to date. Well mixed drinks and fast service every time. Ship layout/design was ok, but the numbers of elevators and locations were limited and frequently used. So we took the steps a lot, which was fine for us.Overall, our experience was very good. The RC staff for us was friendly, helpful and courteous.

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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D2

Cabin 8170 was small, but comfortable. Bath/shower area very small, but workable. Location in AFT was great. Very Quite and private. Long walk to the closest elevators at mid-ship. It is a great view out the back of the ship, especially when docking, etc. Even though the ship's aft design is slanted, there really is no looking into another balcony. We never had a problem with having anything tossed from above and ending up on us or in our balcony. AFT cabins are a real treat as long as the seas are relatively calm.

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