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369 Royal Caribbean Vancouver Cruise Reviews
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Silverspruce
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had cruised Alaska previously from Seattle, sailing only the inside passage, and we were looking forward to seeing more of Alaska, particularly Denali, so in addition to the cruise we booked the 5 night land tour to follow the cruise. ... Read more
Gmasam
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our family of 7, age ranging from 5 to 61, travelled from Vancouver to Seward on our bucket list cruise. For my husband and I, it was our second cruise, having been to the Caribbean on Adventure of the Seas, but for everyone else it was ... Read more
wthirsh
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was my first cruise, so I didn't have much to go off of, but more experienced cruisers whom I traveled with told me the ship itself was not that great in terms of food and entertainment. I stayed in an inside cabin and had no problem, ... Read more
Shiva
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Alaska exploration is more about the destinations than cruising itself. You spend significant time off the ship so keep your expectations low vis-a-vis other cruise ships that are more focused on the cruise experience itself. The ship is ... Read more
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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
1,215 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
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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ScubaEagle
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for two reasons, first because we love the Radiance and second because of the expanded 9 day itinerary to Alaska. We were not disappointed. Unfortunately the embarkation experience was a disaster - but NOT the fault ... Read more
ACA Jester
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
38 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Embarkation- A 5 hour wait at check-in at Canada Place. We were told this was a backup at CBP due to four ships there at the same time- (for this Cruise, we were pre-cleared so not necessary to go through Customs again after leaving ... Read more
AprilOcn
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
37 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Had a great trip to Alaska. The embarkation in Vancouver was a nightmare! Had to wait in a room for over two hours to go through security mixed in with Two other companies ships! Celebrity had two ships and Holland had one in addition ... Read more
sondiefrances
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
Our balcony cabin (9582) was perfect, ship easy to maneuver, food quality average to poor BUT every one of the staff we encountered had a smile every day. Every port, Sitka, Ketchikan, Icy Strait, Skagway, Juneau, Haines and Seward were ... Read more
mojo0323
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
9 night northbound from Vancouver, ship sailed 5/17/17. For 30 yrs we wanted to cruise to Alaska. Wife is in a power wheelchair, so we reserved an accessible Jr. Suite. The room has been great! I could cruise the world in this ... Read more
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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
Nesster05
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
38 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Great cruise - Strong points are the ship amenities, the specialty restaurants (Steakhouse, Chef's Table, Samba Grill), My first experience in a Junior Suite, well worth it in Alaska! The vast majority of this cruise was outstanding - ... Read more
ArubaJo
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was a wonderful cruise. The scenery was spectacular, breathtaking, awesome. The weather was great every day. We saw seals, salmon and whales (well whale spouts) We met the most wonderful people on this cruise. loved the itinerary. ... Read more
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