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Vancouver Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
Destination
Vancouver

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Very Good

67

Average

37

Poor

12

Terrible

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253 Vancouver Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews


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lpops

4 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

Radiance of the Seas - Vancouver to Hawaii - September 2019

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Disclaimer - We would like to pass on our impressions and thoughts of our cruise experience to anyone planning for or getting ready to participate in a similar Itinerary. Everyone knows that reviews are subjective. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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DougMacP

10 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

A mid size treasure

Having done a back to back cruise last year on the Harmony of the Seas I can say without reservation the Radiance was a far more enjoyable experience for two experienced cruisers in their mid(ish) 60's that don't ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kekocat

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean is our preferred cruise line.

Arrived one day early in Vancouver. (Make sure you use a no foreign trans. fee credit card. (USA exchange rate automatically calculated.) Took the taxi (2 couples) and fare was $30.00 US currency to Blue Horizon ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Swisstravellerslife

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Expectations only partly met...

Ship The Radiance of the Seas is one of the older ships of the Royal Carribean fleet. The condition was good, but the equipment definitely did not meet the standards expected today. Embarking or disembarking ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Julie69

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

This was the first and last cruise I will do with Royal Caribbean. On formal nights very few dressed up mostly people just dressed in jeans and hoodies, one person looked like she had just come from the gym in her ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Nananinas

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellence at Sea

Really like Royal Caribean, only natural to go with what you know. From the moment we entered the ship we were showered with attention, service, courtesy to say the least, our luggage were taken to our cabins ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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GHD278

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

We did 1-2 excursions at every port. They were excellent

Overall, the trip was great. I'm going to talk less about the excursions (which was awesome), and more about the ship. The cabin was nice. Super small, even for a single person. I had a balcony which was nice as I ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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MDtechiecruiser

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Alaska cruises + RCCL = Awesome!

I had done an Alaska cruise on this same ship a couple of years ago with friends, but this time it was with my mom and SO. TL/DR: * Suites are sweet and you should do it at least once in your life * Royal ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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respman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

More transportation, less cruise

We chose this cruise because it was a one way inside passage which meant more time in each port. This was important because the ship doesn't have much to offer in terms of entertainment. We are east coast (4 hours ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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AZcrew

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

AZ seniors off to Vancouver and Hawaii

We have wanted to do a cruise to Hawaii for a long time. We were last in the islands in 1982. The Radiance of the Seas cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii was a great chance to return with the added benefit of ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Arizona Budgies

11 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Hawaii - from Vancouver on the Radiance

Four seniors escaping from the Arizona heat to Vancouver on Sept. 6. Flew in 1 night early - our party of 2 - and stayed near the YVR airport at Ramada Inn as it had a free shuttle and free breakfast. Room was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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donnapip

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise on Radiance

We left August 10th on Radiance of the Seas. Our plane was late but we booked our travel through RC so they waited for us, several were on our particular plane. Embarkation was great as we were rushed onto the ship. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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soonerbowhunter

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was our second trip on this same ship and route, this time we brought the family. We decided on this ship because we had such a wonderful experience the first time. I read the reviews previous to our departure ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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cruisecriticfan2

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, beautiful scenery, ROTS not so great.

This was our 6th Alaska cruise, 2nd on ROTS last being in 2014. I will start with the good and then the not so good. First of all, there isn't too much that can be better than the scenery and wildlife between ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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MkeCruzn

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Excellent weather, great excursions, almost perfect, but...

We wanted to go to Alaska, and picked this cruise because of the Vancouver departure and one-way itinerary. We selected Royal Caribbean since we have cruised with them a long time and hoped to take advantage of our ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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smsterner94

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise DESPITE Royal Caribbean

We chose this cruise because we have been on four previous RCI cruises- on Freedom and Oasis and had exceptional experiences every time. We knew we wanted to go to Alaska, so RCI seemed like the obvious choice. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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sonvoltken6

13 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Had a Great Time in Alaska on an Average Cruise

Last year my wife and I sailed the Celebrity Solstice, doing the Inside Passage from Seattle. We enjoyed it so much we decided to go northbound on the Vancouver-Seward run and after a couple years, went back to ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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knittinggirl

25 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

30% Cost More but Not 30% Better during High Summer

Radiance of the Seas June 30-July 14, 2017 Built: 2001 Tons: 90090 Cabins: 1061 Last drydock May 2016 The Good Great Service overall. Specialty provided solace from the roar and crowd of the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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nsparks

1 Review Written

Amazing 11 days on board

First Time Cruising, Choose This one as it was departing from Vancouver BC with Hawaii as a destination. Over all cruise was great. Entertainment was relaxing , Room was adequate with attentive staff, Dining was ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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retired17%

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sadly, cruising on Royal Caribbean just isn't what it used to be!

Things were quite unorganized on this ship from Vancouver to Hawaii. THE GOOD: (1) The food was very good, and especially loved that they finally had a gluten-free station in the Windjammer; for those of you ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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dasreiseteam

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

4 for itinerary, 3 for the ship

We liked the size of the ship and have been on Brilliance and Vision before. The Radiance however looks very tired, from the Windjammer, to the dining rooms, the decor, the chipped and stained furniture, Wardrobe ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Tvdg

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Alaska Northbound + landtour

Just home from our Alaska cruise with extended landtour (from Aug 25th till Sept 8th). This was a awesome experience which we would like to share with you ! When we left Belgium to Vancouver we faced a strike of ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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newportqld

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic itinerary

We wanted to see Alaska. Glad we chose this itinerary, the ports were great. Lots to see and do, both on and off board. We love the Radiance class ships, they feel like a cruise ship, not too big, not to small. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Mondaymorn

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, friendly service, great itinerary

We love Radiance of the Seas. They really stepped up the food in the Windjammer. There was always something delicious available. I only wish it was open longer hours. This is not a ship where a variety of food is ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Jklawson

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Alaskan ports

The ports were amazing. Cruising through the Hubbard Glacier was unbelievable. We learned so much about Alaskan and Native American history. LOVED the itinerary. We've been on this class ship and love the size, ...
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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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