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Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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"Having done a back to back cruise last year on the Harmony of the Seas I can say without reservation the Radiance was a far more enjoyable experience for two experienced cruisers in their mid(ish) 60's that don't..."Read More
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Disappointing

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Rbagsrpacked

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

This cruise didn’t meet my expectations. The menu in the dining room was very disappointing. We ate most of our meals in the buffet which was pretty good. Many people on the ship had guaranteed cabins but didn’t get it till the night before and if you were on a b2b you had to change rooms. Very disorganized. Embarkation was the longest of any prior cruise and the long delay to get off at various ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


South Pacific Islands with changing itinerary

Review for Radiance of the Seas to South Pacific

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NZCANCruisers

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We did a 10 day cruise out of Sydney Australia to the South Pacific. We chose Radiance of the Seas for the departure date and itinerary offered. Unfortunately this itinerary started changing immediately after we booked (prior to Coronavirus) and continued changing right through our cruise. Understandably we were on the ship with week Coronavirus starting making news and quarantining other ships ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


My new favourite RCI ship

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Ransome

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

First up, a disclaimer. I’m more recently a solo cruiser and I choose cruises based on the ship (ambience etc), the itinerary, and mostly because I like to relax and read a book (thus quiet spaces are very important). I’m not really interested in active onboard activities (iFly, Dogems, Flowrider etc). Radiance of the Seas was my 9th cruise from Australia, and my 5th with RCI (after Voyager, ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Worst Trans-ocean Cruise

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Transpacific

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Peterseremet

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


A mid size treasure

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Hawaii

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DougMacP

10+ Cruises

Having done a back to back cruise last year on the Harmony of the Seas I can say without reservation the Radiance was a far more enjoyable experience for two experienced cruisers in their mid(ish) 60's that don't relish being around over 1,000 kids. We tried the "mega ship as the destination" thing and the" ship within a ship suite level" thing, and it left us wanting. A lot. Then a destination ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


We did 1-2 excursions at every port. They were excellent

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Alaska

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GHD278

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Overall, the trip was great. I'm going to talk less about the excursions (which was awesome), and more about the ship. The cabin was nice. Super small, even for a single person. I had a balcony which was nice as I was able to sleep with the door open for some nice Alaskan air. Service on the ship was spectacular as well. Big shoutout to Vasile (guest services) and the bartenders at Quill and ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


5 days at sea is boring!!!

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Hawaii

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Specialktou

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Loved the Hawaii portion of the itinerary. After a great time in the islands, we headed out for 5 days of cold, cloudy weather. Not the fault of RC, but just the same, plans for swimming and sunning were dead on arrival. All of that aside, no one on board seemed to know the schedule. I asked what night is formal night, no one knew, not even the customer service desk! This was was our ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Ship needs to be retired or refurbished

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Transpacific

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Bluebonnetteri

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My husband and I were on the recent reposition cruise from Australia to Honolulu. We usually love RC and are Diamond (now Diamond Plus) members. This ship is in a run down condition. One of the main elevators was not working over half the time causing a log jam at the elevators. In our cabin, the sink was cracked, and hot water was seldom available. Rust was prevalent almost everywhere. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


1090 is a horrible cabin location and VOOM critique

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Transpacific

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1olpony

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Trans-Pacific cruise as ships relocated to US Northwest. Normal RCI quality, i.e. excellent food and quality staff. We we disappointed that Rita’s restaurant has been closed as we used to enjoy sitting out eating guacamole / chips and sharing the grande margarita with friends (it would be nice to be able to get a pitcher of margaritas for sharing but bartender thought it was mitigate ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


First timer on Royal C

Review for Radiance of the Seas to South Pacific

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Smith38

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

An excellent cruise. Wonderful crew and great friendly staff. Ship layout was good and the lifts were fast and regular. Shopping was fun and there were many bargains on board. Duty free shopping at the Yellow shop in Vanuatu was unbelievable. Food was great except for main dining room (level 4) where I found it wanting, Steaks were over cooked even when replaced and the Roast Lamb on the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


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