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111 Royal Caribbean Hawaii Cruise Reviews
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bbww
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
OH MY. We have been on many many cruises with Royal Caribbean before, and this is BY FAR THE WORST ONE. (A bit of context: we have been on the Jewel of the Seas, and Oasis of the Seas, for example. So writing this review, it's based on our ... Read more
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Bonnielovescruises
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
we were in cabin 1588 on tenth deck. The Radiance has been done over and everything is so new in the cabins. The Embarkation was really bad but no fault to the crew. Disembarkation in Vancouver was horrible. Trying to get 2000 people ... Read more
Happy2be444
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
The itinerary is what sold us on this cruise, and it met our expectations for the days in Hawaii. We loved having 2 days on the major islands, which gave us a great opportunity to see Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui. The 5 days at sea were a bit ... Read more
baghdadlian12345
Member Since 2017
1 review
128 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have sailed on many different ship companies and this particular ship was ok. Ship shows its age the food was ok a lot of the employees have little understanding of English. The Hawaii Islands were fantastic that's the only reason ... Read more
cruisingzx
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 13th cruise with RC and our second on the Radiance. The ship was in good condition (NOT a rust bucket as one person described it). The cruise can be divided into three phases. #1 Getting on the ship in Hawaii was very ... Read more
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mistamellow
Member Since 2017
1 review
The ship overall was pretty clean and had nice amenities. The cabin was comfortable and kept extremely clean by the stateroom attendant. We ate at all the restaurants on board and the service at all of them were amazing. The pool, sports ... Read more
bobanderson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Specifically chose this cruise as a means of visiting French Polynesia (Tahiti, Morea and Bora Bora). Booking, registration and embarkation all handled with ease - somewhat disappointed with the tired and dated condition of stateroom - ... Read more
roundup1
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
While I was searching for a way to visit as many islands in Hawaii as possible, and because I enjoy cruising, I found this very reasonable 11 day cruise which included visits to the major islands in the chain with excellent ports. The ... Read more
cavydad
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
341 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Terrific cruise to Hawaii. Embarkation was easy because we walked to the port. We heard there were problems with taxis. But we were able to get on board in less than an hour. My time dining was broken for most of the cruise. They now ... Read more
bhague
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was my wife's 20th cruise and my 19th, and for both of us was our 17th on RCL. This is also the year of our 20th anniversary. We chose this cruise because we love Hawaii, we love sea days (have taken a Transatlantic cruise before), ... Read more
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Pen1993
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
96 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This is our third cruise, all with Royal Caribbean, and first time on the Radiance. We had never been to Hawaii and with some extra vacation time accrued needing to be used up, we decided to make good use of it by doing a 19 day land-sea ... Read more
mousefan
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was a cruise we picked for our 30th anniversary. My wife wanted to see a volcano, I wanted to experience a longer cruise and we both wanted to see Hawaii. It was a perfect cruise for us! For background, we are fairly recent ... Read more
searaider
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
819 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had been to Hawaii 4 years ago and did this cruise on the Rhapsody, so wanted to do it again. There was a bit of a delay getting on the ship with long lineups for each C&A category. Our inside cabin was mid ship and 3rd level ... Read more
mj167267
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Booked Suite 1038 for 11 day cruise. Had nothing but trouble with the toilet; backed up 18 times. Staff continued to apologize, but never fixed the issue. Furniture was worn. Ship needs a major update. Common areas were dirty the ... Read more
GeckoRN
Member Since 2015
1 review
40 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
we did the 10 days from vancouver to Hawaii this fall. loved the 6 sea days. the staff on this ship are so attentive and personable. lots of fun activities. Steve the CD and Jeremy the AD were both a blast and planned a great trip for us. ... Read more
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vmcnam@yahoo.com.au
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Boarded the ship in Vancouver to sail to Hawaii and then do a back to back cruise to Sydney. Cabin was big enough, enough hanging space in the wardrobe and plenty of drawers. The bathroom was on the small side and if you dropped the soap, ... Read more
gatzy
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise and we flew from Heathrow, England, to join the ship in Vancouver. We had a delay in England and arrived in Vancouver 5 hours late although we were staying in a hotel overnight so we were ok. We joined Radiance ... Read more
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sweetshirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
46 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
As with any holiday it is the people that make it. Thanks to all of our Cruise Critic friends who helped make this an incredibly awesome 28 day trip. I would however not sail on the Radiance again. The ship itself is very tired looking and ... Read more
SandraA
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
142 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our third cruise on the Radiance. We had a very sociable and energetic Cruise Critics group which made for a most enjoyable cruise. Embarkation - Although passengers were given different boarding times depending on the deck ... Read more
pama58
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
we stayed in Sydney the night before the cruise. I was amazed just hoe close to the pier we actually were. On the day of boarding we had plans to look around the rocks markets as we were told we couldn't board until our cabin level was ... Read more
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dutchbltz
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed November 2014
This cruise was very good overall. Embarking in Vancouver was a DISASTER (It took us 3 hours) but that was more the Port of Vancouver's fault than RCL. Our room was as expected... nothing more nothing less. Food in the main dining room was ... Read more
Lovedoves13
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
My wife and I did our second cruise on the Rhapsody. We wanted to do a cruise and Hawaii was the perfect place for a honeymoon. We got engaged just before our first cruise a year before on Majesty of the Seas. Flight into Vancouver was ... Read more
danderer
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2014
We did a 10-day repositioning cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii in September 2014. Much of the cruise was just fine: the ship, the crew, embarkation, etc. But there were several drawbacks that significantly diminished the experience. First, ... Read more
madamdragon
Member Since 2014
1 review
First time on this ship, very impressed. Lots to do but drinks not cheap. Lots of queuing for barbq etc. Never a lounger available all with towels on and only 3 people in the pool! Great room with balcony, room 1014. Great room ... Read more
ATG
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
126 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We have cruised often but never for longer than 7 nights and never with this many sea days (5), so this was a new experience. A few specific comments. One, the ship is very nice and in great shape. It is easy to get around and rarely ... Read more
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