Royal Caribbean Honolulu Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Royal Caribbean x
Honolulu x

Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Critic Overview

  • Private Islands: Labadee and CocoCay
  • Onboard fun includes FlowRider surf simulators and rock climbing walls
  • 25 ships that sail to countries on six continents
  • Read full overview >>
83 Royal Caribbean Honolulu Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
30
Very Good
21
Average
19
Poor
7
Terrible
5
See reviews for
Repositioning Cruises
20
Senior Cruises
10
Romantic Cruises
7
Holiday Cruises
6
Family Cruises
6
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
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
Helpful? Thank bbww
shipmatesforever
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We had never been to Hawaii and decided to take this cruise that left from Honolulu and went to 5 islands in Hawaii. We went two days early and stay on the big island and went to see The Punch Bowl and found my husband cousin on the MIA ... Read more
Jerseygirl78
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The itinerary was perfect. The weather until we sailed to Vancouver was warm and beautiful - and let's face it, sailing to Canada in early May was meant to be chilly. The ship was overall, in good shape. I love the Radiance class ships for ... Read more
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
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises
baghdadlian12345
Member Since 2017
1 review
130 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
robjw
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our first repositioning cruise. Wenenjoy sea days, don't get sea sick and looked forward to the 5 day voyage from Maui to Vancouver. However, the strong head winds and cool temperatures meant the wind across the deck often ... Read more
Helpful? Thank robjw
deangell
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because we had dreamed of spending our 30th anniversary in Hawaii. Never having been there we really didn't know which islands we would like to visit. This cruise gave us the opportunity to visit several islands and ... Read more
boomercruiser2
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
The Cruise Director, Steve Davis, was over the top good. Still can't believe he taught 40 passengers to do Michael Jackson's Thriller zombie dance, which they actually performed to the music as a coordinated group in costume and makeup in ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises
Dan Theman26
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
In general, we found the ship is showing its age. Chairs in the Colony Club show a great deal of wear and tear, and there was a musty smell in the corridor, on deck 8 and on many others. The service and food was below standard on too ... Read more
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
Woodsdale2791
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
It seems the travel industry has decided big is beautiful, we now see huge resorts covering hectares and more to the point cruise liners being the equivalent of land based resorts. I am of course talking about cruising in ships like the ... Read more
mbleacher
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I have been punnishing RCL for 12 years, since they completely ignored my complaints about my experience on the Majesty of the Seas in 2004. This itinerary and my new bride was the only reason I decided to try them again. I wasn't ... Read more
Skydancer281
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 helpful votes
We were on Radiance of the Seas leaving HNL September 20 of this year. Upon checking in we found our assigned room, 8008, was filled with the overpowering stench of harmful sewer gas. Opening the stateroom and balcony doors did not ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises
Yoshikitty
Member Since 2013
1 review
300 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We fancied this trip for a very long tip because of the routing. Our cabin 9056 was spacious and nice - not too clean but we've enjoyed it very much. The water temperaturee was an issue with 43° this has been fixed after over 5 ... Read more
KazAllen
Member Since 2014
1 review
269 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we had done the same one 2 years before and loved it. Our cruise was actually booked for us by a friend (while onboard Legend of the Seas) the day it became available for sale, this was 16 months before sail ... Read more
Lisarow Girl
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cabin was great larger than most port hole cabins, would of been nice to have another port than Picton straight after Wellington didnt get any real feeling for NZ from those 2 ports. My Time was a bit of a issue and the flexability for My ... Read more
condorfan
Member Since 2010
1 review
104 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
have done this cruise 4times, just love the sea days, of course the islnds not so bad. tahiti , moorea and bora bora just beautiful. did jet skis in moorea with jean paul (moorea jet skis) a must do. the ship we love the radiance, servers, ... Read more
kingge
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
It seems the travel industry has decided big is beautiful, we now see huge resorts covering hectares and more to the point cruise liners being the equivalent of land based resorts. I am of course talking about cruising in ships like the ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises
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
karencruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Boarded the ship in Honolulu. Ease of check-in very good. Activities were lacking and mostly centered around sales pitches, such as a Good Feet presentation. There were 13 at sea days with very little to do. We had a deck 3 inside ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?