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Seward Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
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Seward

Traveler rating

Excellent

79

Very Good

42

Average

23

Poor

12

Terrible

3

Cruise type

160 Seward Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews


matthewthamm avatar

matthewthamm

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wow, a great Cruise; meeting bucket list expectations

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My wife started her cancer treatments on 1 August 2018. I told her that she would be done with her treatments and well enough by next year. I booked the trip with a the 2 Aug 2019 sailing (we left the house on 1 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


itsme_jj avatar

itsme_jj

7 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary - Food and Entertainment just ok

I cruised this ship for the itinerary and also wanted to try Royal Caribbean for a change. I have been on a short RCCL cruise on a newer ship, and I knew this was an older smaller ship. The ship itself while ...
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Sail Date August 2019


lmayers avatar

lmayers

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Forget Royal Caribbean Cruise line

We went with our daughter and her family on this Alaska cruise. Alaska was wonderful, Royal Caribbean was terrible. We have traveled on many cruises, but this was our first Royal Caribbean cruise (and Last). Royal ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ricalsamb

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Loved Alaska, but not Royal Caribbean

Cheap, cheap, cheap! If you want even bottled water, pay up! You can buy different drink packages ranging from about $12-$70/day per person. If you don't, you can have water, tea, lemonade, or coffee. When ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Karenlz

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pros and cons

We did the 7 day Land tour before our cruise. With the exception of Denali Village which we found our room not cleaned they moved us to a new room only to open door and find it already occupied. Rooms small had no ...
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Sail Date June 2019


GF Quinn avatar

GF Quinn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise!

We chose this cruise because we were going with friends and we wanted to travel to new places. We had a great time at all the ports! They were so nice to see and explore! However we didn't just enjoy the ports. We ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Uncle Al95670

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very good with a few mis-steps

Pros: Almost everything Cons: (listed below...) luggage handling, and a couple of technical issues. We were EXTREMELY happy with our recent Alaska cruise on Radiance of the seas. We did the 3 day ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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2Long2NxtCrz

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Alaska, breathtaking land and sea

The bottom line is that we loved Alaska, loved our cruisetour, and loved the Radiance. It was a fabulous vacation! Because I was dealing with a first time cruiser and two elderly people, I wanted everything to ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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SnowBird Cruzer

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great Alaskan Cruise

My wife and I began preparing for this cruise 5 years ago when we took our first Alaskan cruise for our 30th anniversary. We had so much fun, and it was so amazing, that we decided we'd do another for our 35th. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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PJ_Wood

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Boring!!!

This was it first cruise and is likely to be the last. We left 4 hours late and traveled the inner passage at night, couldn't see anything. The ship is fundamentally a shopping mall - hotel on floats with gambling ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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kennman3

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Old couple newbies...BAD BEDS and mediocre foods not expected.

We went with seasoned cruisers daughter and husband. This was our first and probably only cruise experience. The best scenic part of the cruise was Hubbard Glacier. The rest of the ports were sort of ho-hum and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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wendyp247

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary. Worst service we ever had in 50+ cruises.

We were on a pre cruise and post cruise trip for the Alaskan trip. The ship was average, dining room service was awful. The waiter constantly brought the wrong food, under cooked food or failed to bring the items ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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bcasey758

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great time

Always wanted to go to Alaska, so when our first cruise to Puerto Rico got cancelled due to hurricanes, we decided to go to Alaska instead. Now mind you, RCI was not too easy to get them to change our cruise even ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Backpacker1213

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A very memorable cruise!

This cruise was one of the best I have been on! Although the ship itself is smaller compared to the newer Royal Caribbean ships, it was in great condition and was a wonderful home away from home. I have sailed on ...
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Sail Date May 2018


texas bound avatar

texas bound

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska Southbound Cruisetour 3B June 2018 on Radiance of the Seas, 8th deck

When we arrived in Anchorage the transfers to the Marriott downtown were right there waiting on us. We settled in our room then went downstairs to meet with our tour guide, Debbie. After receiving our tour packet ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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westendtwo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful excursions...

Overall great experience...excursions were fantastic! Juneau...walked off ship and used a blue bus to go to Mendenhall...easy ride...wonderful short hike out to Nugget Falls and the glacier...nice visitor ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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RCI Cruiser2018

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Ship

We’ve sailed with RCI many times before and have never been so disappointed.The land portion of our package was awesome. Unfortunately the moment we got to our room on the ship the dissapointments started. The ...
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Sail Date June 2018


tbare avatar

tbare

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Training ship?

The itinerary was great. I enjoyed Alaska, but I was disappointed in RCI. Yes Radiance is old and small but I expected that. I didn't expect a poorly trained crew. Outside of food service, I had to ask for ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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little britain

34 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

Two Brits in search of Bears.....

The hunt for bears...2 Brits in Alaska .... We booked this cruise the day it went on sale, wanting to get the coveted aft 9256. We then spent 2 years planning our trip. First lesson Alaska is very very ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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JMHAZLETT

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing itinerary - Ship good but not great

Always wanted to see Alaska and the scenery didn't disappoint. Took the Grand view train down from Anchorage to Seward which was a highlight of the trip. Embarkation process was fast and easy. The shore tours were ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dacusg

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

RCI quality of cruises has steadily gone down.

We chose RCI because we have sailed on them before and generally have good experiences. This however was not the case on the Radiance. From the time we got on the boat things were awful. The boat smelled like raw ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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marywoz51

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Land tour great - Radiance a disappointment

We had been to Alaska 6 years ago on an 11 night land and sea. We wanted more time on land so we booked additional nights on land this time. We also were now Diamond status on Royal so we chose them over Princess. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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StuinOzona

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise to Alaska...and it was a wonderful experience!

We very much like the Radiance class of ships. And have taken the Brilliance many times. There are a lot of windowed public areas- which works great for the Alaskan weather. The Diamond Lounge and the host JD ...
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Sail Date May 2018


cjm111 avatar

cjm111

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Too Much Marketing for Enjoyment

We had cruised six prior times with Royal Caribbean; however more than 20 years ago. All our cruises were in the Caribbean and this was our first trip to Alaska. We chose RCCL because of our enjoyment on the prior ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Island grandma

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Another good cruise

We took our daughter and son-in-law on this cruise. They had never been on a cruise and we got them a grand suite. They are now forever spoiled. We had only two full days at sea: the first full day and the last ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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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