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Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

121

Very Good

73

Average

49

Poor

18

Terrible

14

Cruise type

Family Cruises

276

Senior Cruises

101

Romantic Cruises

87

First-Time Cruisers

56

Repositioning Cruises

55

276 Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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NZCANCruisers

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

South Pacific Islands with changing itinerary

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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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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NurseRobin

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Loved our Radiance of the Seas Cruise

We had a great time on board Radiance of the Seas for 11 nights to the South Pacific islands. We found all the staff incredibly friendly and helpful especially our main dining room staff Veron & Chao. Our room ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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carlogaglione

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Pacific Paradise

Chose this cruise line due to the port it was scheduled to visit. South pacific has always being my main destination, and it was great to be on board a vessel which was well kept, clean, in places immaculate and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Peterseremet

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Worst Trans-ocean Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kekocat

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean is our preferred cruise line.

Arrived one day early in Vancouver. (Make sure you use a no foreign trans. fee credit card. (USA exchange rate automatically calculated.) Took the taxi (2 couples) and fare was $30.00 US currency to Blue Horizon ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lmayers

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Forget Royal Caribbean Cruise line

We went with our daughter and her family on this Alaska cruise. Alaska was wonderful, Royal Caribbean was terrible. We have traveled on many cruises, but this was our first Royal Caribbean cruise (and Last). Royal ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ricalsamb

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Loved Alaska, but not Royal Caribbean

Cheap, cheap, cheap! If you want even bottled water, pay up! You can buy different drink packages ranging from about $12-$70/day per person. If you don't, you can have water, tea, lemonade, or coffee. When ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Nananinas

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellence at Sea

Really like Royal Caribean, only natural to go with what you know. From the moment we entered the ship we were showered with attention, service, courtesy to say the least, our luggage were taken to our cabins ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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GF Quinn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise!

We chose this cruise because we were going with friends and we wanted to travel to new places. We had a great time at all the ports! They were so nice to see and explore! However we didn't just enjoy the ports. We ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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MDtechiecruiser

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Alaska cruises + RCCL = Awesome!

I had done an Alaska cruise on this same ship a couple of years ago with friends, but this time it was with my mom and SO. TL/DR: * Suites are sweet and you should do it at least once in your life * Royal ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JohnH9

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

The right size ship, but lacks the WOW! it used to have

We arrived in Honolulu the evening before our cruise and had a hotel a short distance from the cruise port. From the time we check our bags with a porter, through security and check-in, we were on the ship in less ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Smith38

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

First timer on Royal C

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Carrigan

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fun crew and ship

The Radiance of the Seas is a lovely ship, there was plenty going on with trivia and activities. The choices of dining experience for lunch and dinner were up too the individual you had the choice of the Windjammer ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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doxiemomma2

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Radiance of the Seas is less than radiant

Chose this cruise because of the opportunity to see New Zealand and Australia. For us, this was the chance of a lifetime and we were looking forward to checking this off our bucket list! We flew in the night ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Rachel76

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Dissatisfied

I loved New Zealand, scenery was beautiful, that was the only good part of my trip. This ship is old, smelly & tired looking. The water slides & climbing wall advertised were only open for an hour once a day on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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more steam

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fine dining on a fine ship.

We are a family of 6 and wanted to do a January cruise around New Zealand. Statistically, January should give us some smooth sailing across the Tasman and fortunately it did. Radiance Of The Seas were offering some ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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MAK2123

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First cruise and overall enjoyed the experience.

Being our first cruise it did take a few days to settle in and 'get it'. Boarding in Sydney was a breeze and we were on board having lunch in under 30 minutes and our bags didn't take much longer to get to the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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2Long2NxtCrz

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Alaska, breathtaking land and sea

The bottom line is that we loved Alaska, loved our cruisetour, and loved the Radiance. It was a fabulous vacation! Because I was dealing with a first time cruiser and two elderly people, I wanted everything to ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Aza1972

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing Honeymoon Cruise

Radiance of the Seas 9 night cruise to NZ South Island 28 October 2018 This was our honeymoon cruise for myself, new bride and almost 2.5yr old toddler. I chose this cruise I have never done the South Island and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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donnapip

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise on Radiance

We left August 10th on Radiance of the Seas. Our plane was late but we booked our travel through RC so they waited for us, several were on our particular plane. Embarkation was great as we were rushed onto the ship. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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kennman3

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Old couple newbies...BAD BEDS and mediocre foods not expected.

We went with seasoned cruisers daughter and husband. This was our first and probably only cruise experience. The best scenic part of the cruise was Hubbard Glacier. The rest of the ports were sort of ho-hum and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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soonerbowhunter

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was our second trip on this same ship and route, this time we brought the family. We decided on this ship because we had such a wonderful experience the first time. I read the reviews previous to our departure ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Backpacker1213

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A very memorable cruise!

This cruise was one of the best I have been on! Although the ship itself is smaller compared to the newer Royal Caribbean ships, it was in great condition and was a wonderful home away from home. I have sailed on ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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westendtwo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful excursions...

Overall great experience...excursions were fantastic! Juneau...walked off ship and used a blue bus to go to Mendenhall...easy ride...wonderful short hike out to Nugget Falls and the glacier...nice visitor ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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RCI Cruiser2018

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Ship

We’ve sailed with RCI many times before and have never been so disappointed.The land portion of our package was awesome. Unfortunately the moment we got to our room on the ship the dissapointments started. The ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Radiance of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Family4.04.1
Enrichment2.03.5
Service4.54.4
Value For Money4.53.8
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