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792 Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise Reviews
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ctgrossman
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
They called this the Radiance of the Sea but I was not seeing where it fit the definition of Radiance. Very disappointed after traveling the distance that we had to arrive in our room and not find our luggage. It was disappointing we ... Read more
Journey2016
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We reserved this cruise because we wanted to see Alaska, as well as the diverse life that Alaska and its surrounding waters has to offer. We were not disappointed. We booked a cruise tour, which was comprised of a 7 day cruise followed by ... Read more
Kj0322
Member Since 2017
1 review
There was 9 of us (all different ages) and we had a great time. Boarding around noon (start time is 11) took us about an hour, I would go later next time... like 2ish. The two days at sea I didn't feel good, we had to make up time for ... Read more
AllBran
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
65 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this ship for the itinerary because it had the best ports and the most amount of time in the ports. Really didn't like boarding the ship and having to walk a gauntlet of people hawking everything from the beverage package to ... Read more
Grammaroo
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
14 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed to Alaska in June on the Explorer of the Seas. This is not our first voyage on this ship but will probably be our last. This ship is badly in need of refurbishment of the "non-feature" types of items. ... Read more
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elitetom
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I was looking for a Northbound Alaska cruise that had a great kids program. The cruise line has declined to the point that I would never pick it in the future. The meals were very average. They gave fancy name to food that you would ... Read more
candccruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
68 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our time onboard Radiance of the Seas. The ship was clean, well kept, had excellent staff, excellent entertainment, and a wonderful itinerary. All of the public areas on the ship were very well maintained. We ... Read more
HicksRA
Member Since 2017
1 review
91 forum posts
1 helpful vote
In 2015, we spent the entire summer touring the interior of Alaska in our motor home and vowed to come back on a cruise to enjoy the seaboard side. Thus the booking of this southbound cruise starting in Seward on June 9-16, 2017. ... Read more
qltr626
Member Since 2017
1 review
Going on a cruise was at the top of my bucket list, and Alaska was the place I most wanted to see. So when my brother invited us to join his family on this trip, I didn't hesitate to book a stateroom on the beautiful Radiance of the Seas. ... Read more
Five4Sea
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Ship was quite nice. Enjoyed the lobby. Loved the Solarium. Elevators gave a nice view of the ship. Embarking was easy. Disembarking was easy. Little bit of a hoop to jump through with luggage getting dropped off at a different ... Read more
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Outward_bound
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
95 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We only had a few days of holidays left and decided to take a short (1 week) cruise to Alaska. We've cruised on the Explorer before (24 night repositioning cruise from Sydney to Seattle), and have enjoyed it. Unfortunately, within the last ... Read more
goddessmama
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We sailed Northbound out of Vancouver, BC on Radiance on June 2nd with stops in Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, and a sea day that included the Hubbard Glacier. We also took a cruisetour (1A) post cruise, which I'll review a ... Read more
Eagles340
Member Since 2002
1 review
1,214 forum post
4 helpful votes
We had a party of 8 and we had a blast. We stayed two nights in Vancouver It was great. Boarding was little rough but not bad. The sail away was was just great as the sun finally came out after two days of on and off showers. ... Read more
jimzgrlz
Member Since 2017
1 review
29 helpful votes
We chose Royal Caribbean as we have sailed to the Caribbean in the past with them. I don't even know where to begin. First getting on the ship was just mass confusion. We arrived at the time stated for our deck and waited in line 2.5 ... Read more
firegal2539
Member Since 2013
14 reviews
1,490 forum post
3 helpful votes
Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Review May 26-June 2, 2017 Alaska Cruise There were good points and bad points to this cruise. I don’t want to dwell on the bad, I will just give a brief description of what happened and ... Read more
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CT00331199
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Was very disappointed since most reviews for this cruise ship and line are pretty good. Went on an Alaskan cruise, which meant most of the ships outdoor areas were not really usable. This left limited common spaces to hang out. Food was ... Read more
jillou323
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
This cruise went on sale in March, 2016 for solo travelers. I got an ocean view cabin to myself for about $75 a day. That's a deal! Flying into Anchorage, AK, and flying home from Vancouver, BC, Canada made the air fare cost almost as ... Read more
traveltilidrop
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
156 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Pre-cruise tour to Denali Our vacation began with a pre-cruise tour of the Alaskan interior. We used Alaska Airlines which has a monopoly on Alaskan flights. We enjoyed extra legroom in comparison with other airlines, and the flights ... Read more
kdunham23
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Let me start by saying we loved RC and cruising. We have cruised several times over the last 4 years and each and every time with RC. We are a young couple/family and love the experience. We don't mind the lines, the hiccups, the delays ... Read more
frufc
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We arrived in Seattle two days before the start date and had a good time there. We parked our car near the cruise terminal and were shuttled into the terminal . Then it all started going wrong the queues were enormous it took over 2 ... Read more
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sailawaynana
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Easy way to travel with kids. Could barely drag my 11yr old grandson away from his friends he met in the Adventure Center.Cabin with balcony was worth the extra money for beautiful views 24/7 and great pictures right from the ship. Ice ... Read more
eucen
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Overall - an enjoyable trip with a few issues (see below) Embarkation could've been better - we had an inexperienced staffer check in my group of six (3 rooms) and the staffer incorrectly checked in my parents. (had to retake photos ... Read more
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atlcruizr
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
18 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Overall this was a great trip to Alaska, however there are some areas which could use some improvement. We flew in to Seatac the day before which was a good decision since our flights were delayed over two hours due to thunderstorms. ... Read more
IcyStraitPoint
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was my first ever cruise and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of it. We had had a wonderful experience of driving through the Rockies then joined the cruise in Vancouver. Unfortunately embarkation was a bit of a nightmare with a ... Read more
englander
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,313 forum post
8 helpful votes
I liked the value and the itinerary, even though it was very port intensive. The emabarkation in Vancouver was a nightmare! Took 2-3 hrs to get through Canada Place and onto the ship. What a mess! We arrived around 11:30am and there ... Read more
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