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Hawaii Radiance of the Seas Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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A mid size treasure
"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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Radiance of the Seas - Vancouver to Hawaii - September 2019

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lpops

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Disclaimer - We would like to pass on our impressions and thoughts of our cruise experience to anyone planning for or getting ready to participate in a similar Itinerary. Everyone knows that reviews are subjective. One person’s gold is another’s trash. That said please remember this is our personal impressions and yours, of course, will vary. We ignore postings that are made in response to our ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Royal Suite


A mid size treasure

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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


Ship is old but comfortable

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Gee_Jimmie

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary and knew the ship was old and smaller than others. We like the smaller size ship and wish cruise lines would stop making them bigger and bigger. The itinerary was nice (Honolulu -> Vancouver). The ports were very nice. The cabin was tight but who spends time in their cabin anyway :). The main dining room food was very good compared with other ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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

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JohnH9

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 than 30 minutes. We have been on the Radiance of the Seas several times before, but found the ship in need of a makeover. The ship looks "tired". Compared to newer, more modern ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


5 days at sea is boring!!!

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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


Hawaii - from Vancouver on the Radiance

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Arizona Budgies

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Four seniors escaping from the Arizona heat to Vancouver on Sept. 6. Flew in 1 night early - our party of 2 - and stayed near the YVR airport at Ramada Inn as it had a free shuttle and free breakfast. Room was small but clean and quiet. On boarding day (9/7) we joined with another cruise couple at our hotel and split a cab to Canada Place. $36.30 + tip CDN. 30 minutes after arrival we were on ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


AZ seniors off to Vancouver and Hawaii

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AZcrew

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have wanted to do a cruise to Hawaii for a long time. We were last in the islands in 1982. The Radiance of the Seas cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii was a great chance to return with the added benefit of travelling with friends. It is a lovely ship with a few spots looking the worse for wear. We felt right at home since our 40 year old home also has a few of those! There did seem to be a very ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Interior


3rd time doing the Hawaii to Vancouver cruise

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RCS2cruise

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We are a couple in our early 60's, newly retired. We have done this itinerary twice before. Each time the cost is higher, but the # days is shortened. This was a B2B cruise for us, since we boarded the ship in Sydney Australia for the TransPacific repositioning. We stayed in the same cabin (9616), and had the same fabulous cabin steward (Boren Franover), so we were very happy with the ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


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Ray Family

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We would highly recommend Royal Caribbean to anyone. Their staff are highly trained and see to your comfort and individual needs above all else. Always friendly and courteous no matter how long of a day they have had. They make you feel a part of the family! Always something to do on and off the ship, always helpful in Guest Services and just overall a great company to take a cruise with! ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Sadly, cruising on Royal Caribbean just isn't what it used to be!

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retired17%

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Things were quite unorganized on this ship from Vancouver to Hawaii. THE GOOD: (1) The food was very good, and especially loved that they finally had a gluten-free station in the Windjammer; for those of you who have Celiac Disease, this is a welcomed accommodation ~ Thank you so much for that! (2) The Service in the Dining Room and the Windjammer were top notch, as always! (3) Our ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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