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San Diego Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
Destination
San Diego

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34 San Diego Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews


pgtraveler avatar

pgtraveler

1 Review Written

Memorable Panama Canal Crossing

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My wife and I live in California, and were planning to attend a wedding in Key West. Since we had a significant (and about to expire!) RCI credit from a Mediterranean cruise where half the ports were canceled due to ...
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Sail Date October 2011


styles27 avatar

styles27

3 Reviews Written

Radiance of the Seas - Mexican Riviera

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Catamaran Resort and Spa in San Diego prior to our sailing. The hotel was nice. It's located in the Mission Bay area of San Diego, about 20 minutes from the pier. San Diego is ...
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Sail Date May 2010


Paul avatar

Paul

20 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Holiday Despite The Food!

Embarkation at San Diego was quick and easy and it's worth mentioning that we stayed at the Holiday Inn just across the road from the cruise terminal which was amazingly convenient. The cabin (stateroom) and ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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krismis176

4 Reviews Written

Needs a little 'radiance' in the seas

This was our 4th cruise, 1st with Royal Caribbean.. Embarkation: we arrived at 12:30 at San DIego Pier- we were on the boat and in the Windjammer Cafe in less than 45 minutes- most of the line, and confusion was ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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Aussiemick

1 Review Written

Don't Be So Negative

Cabin: The cabin was much better laid out and had more storage than the same category on Princess last year. Unfortunately, the toilet stopped working twice, right after morning coffee. We called maintenance and ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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billnange

1 Review Written

Have to agree with the naysayers this time.

Recently returned from an eleven night Mexican Riviera cruise on the RCI Radiance. This was our fifth cruise with RCI and we were shocked at the condition of the ship. It was clean but everything including ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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funcruisefanscpl

1 Review Written

Sailing Date March 12 ~ Almost The Best Ten-Days Getaway

Introduction : All of our pictures are posted on : http://www.flickr.com/photos/34128007@N04/ From the day we booked this cruise, our main objective was to get-a-way (no phones, no internets) and no big plan for 10 ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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ruthandjohn

4 Reviews Written

Radiance Mexico...Good, Bad and the Ugly

We were on our 5 Radiance class Royal Caribbean cruise on a 10 night Mexico. We'd been on the Brilliance for a transatlantic, the Serenade for several Ultimate Alaska repositionings and decided to head to the warm ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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GANDSK

1 Review Written

First Mexican Riviera cruise

Embarkation was a breeze. Stayed at the Comfort Inn Airport near Old Town. Took their shuttle to port and left luggage for a porter. Walked right through and was aboard by 11:30 AM. We have been cruising on ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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varmintt

1 Review Written

Mexico better than expected, Royal Carribean...not so much.

Family and I just returned from our 11 night Mexican Riviera cruise. All in all I would say it was money well spent. The wife left happy which is really the only measure that matters from my stand point. I would ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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traysd123

1 Review Written

My thoughts on the Radiance of the Seas..

After a 20 minute drive down to the pier, we arrived about 11am.. We got through the embarkation process rather smoothly and headed onboard. Background: I am 33 years old and single, I cruised without my children ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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SJCaliCruiser

1 Review Written

Radiance - Not Perfect But Hard to Complain

My wife and two of our three kids (left the baby at home with the inlaws) just returned from a 10 day cruise to the Mexican Riviera on the Radiance of the Seas. Months leading up to the cruise, I was extremely ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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tmarsha1

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

My Family Time dining is the way to go with kids!

We arrived 3 days before the cruise so we could take our 3 year old to Disney and Sea World. We also took in the Midway. Three jam packed days but all worth it. Stayed at the Omni downtown and it was great for the ...
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Sail Date February 2010


merinski avatar

merinski

9 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, Not so Great Food!

We had a good trip! We have cruised about 6 times before. This was by far the worst food. We flew in on Air Canada the day of the cruise. We took a shuttle to the port and we were on the ship by 1pm . Royal ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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dallascruiser

1 Review Written

The Good The Bad and the Ugly

I love Cruise Critic and you must too or you would not be reading this review. I would like to be able to share with you some useful information regarding my cruise on the Radiance and information I received from my ...
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Sail Date February 2010


sage10 avatar

sage10

1 Review Written

a great trip for a great price

Overall a great experience. Few glitches here and there, food not as good as Holland but certainly no complaints, unless you were a vegetarian who didn't like curry and wanted to eat in the dining room! Excellent ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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carol962

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A lot of Problems on a Beautiful Ship

RCCL, and I assume all the cruise lines, are on the 'Cheap' these days. No more mints on the pillow, no lotion in the rooms, no newspapers delivered or in the library, dining room meals with tough meat and cold ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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Hal San Diego

8 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

RADIANCE OF THE SEAS 1/22/10 to 2/1/10

First cruise on Royal Caribbean, 39th cruise overall...the ship was beautiful and very very clean for a nine year old...the service was good, the food was mostly good and the Portofino Restaurant was excellent. ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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carol962

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A lot of Problems on a Beautiful Ship

RCCL, and I assume all the cruise lines, are on the 'Cheap' these days. No more mints on the pillow, no lotion in the rooms, no newspapers delivered or in the library, dining room meals with tough meat and cold ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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thePelican

1 Review Written

Good Cruise, Poor Food

This was our sixth cruise, and we have cruised on five different lines. Having fallen in love with cruising, our project is to sail with all the major American lines in order to find our favorites. Perhaps this is a ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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bigbird53

1 Review Written

10th Anniversary Cruise

Embarkation went smoothly. The food was good in both the Cascades Dining Room and the Windjammer (buffet). Our waitstaff was good and very friendly, but it appeared as if they've cut back as they seemed to have more ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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edit4ever

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Review of Radiance of the Seas - Loads of Info!

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a week since we took the sad, sad walk off of the Radiance of the Seas. My husband and I have cruised several times, once before on a Royal Caribbean ship. We've also ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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alarmbrain

2 Reviews Written

Our First 11 Night Cruise with Royal

This was our sixth cruise - five with Royal and one with their sister company, Celebrity. We had never taken a cruise longer than 7 nights so we were really looking forward to this one. We arrived in San Diego 3 ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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finallycruzin

1 Review Written

How To Lose Weight Without trying!

A beautiful ship with excellent service but food taste and quantity was mediocre.Anytime Dining still required reservations at least a day in advance and we were limited to basically the early seating hour ...
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Sail Date December 2009


Dotypet avatar

Dotypet

1 Review Written

Cruising Culture Shock

As they say, "It ain't like the old days." Probably take us another 25 years before we cruise again . . . and I don't think we have that long! Let me be brief . .Personnel terrific, boarding process horrific, ...
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Sail Date November 2009


Radiance of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Family4.04.1
Enrichment2.03.5
Service4.54.4
Value For Money4.53.8
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