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Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Hawaii from Vancouver

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"The itinerary was good with a variety of stops, but Hilo is mediocre and not very pleasant to visit.Poor planning and coordination by the Director...."Read More
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robbinsca
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

We tried this cruise to see if we could enjoy the longer length and master the art of sea days. We failed. There were two couples in our 60s. We don't attend the dance parties, but enjoy the theatre productions and trivia sessions. Day One- Embarkation- Vancouver and RCCL handled it brilliantly. We had a rental car and dropped the spouses off early before returning the rental at the airport. It ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

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Disorganized Cruise Director

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Gary Gilchrist
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The food was very good particularly in the Windjammer. The cabin steward was responsive and attentive. The ship captain was pleasant and visible throughout the cruise. The itinerary was good with a variety of stops, but Hilo is mediocre and not very pleasant to visit. Homeless sleeping on the street during the day and trash barrels overflowing. The cruise director, Mr. Jones, obviously needed ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


A mid size treasure

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DougMacP
10+ Cruises

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 relish being around over 1,000 kids. We tried the "mega ship as the destination" thing and the" ship within a ship suite level" thing, and it left us wanting. A lot. Then a destination ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Radiance of the Seas - Vancouver to Hawaii - September 2019

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lpops
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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. One person’s gold is another’s trash. That said please remember this is our personal impressions and yours, of course, will vary. We ignore postings that are made in response to our ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Royal Suite


AZ seniors off to Vancouver and Hawaii

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AZcrew
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 travelling with friends. It is a lovely ship with a few spots looking the worse for wear. We felt right at home since our 40 year old home also has a few of those! There did seem to be a very ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Interior


Hawaii - from Vancouver on the Radiance

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Arizona Budgies
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 small but clean and quiet. On boarding day (9/7) we joined with another cruise couple at our hotel and split a cab to Canada Place. $36.30 + tip CDN. 30 minutes after arrival we were on ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Amazing 11 days on board

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nsparks
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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 exceptional with outstanding staff, Service in most cases was excellent there were definitely some wow factors. I was however less than impressed with the shore ex people. I found them ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Inside Single Stateroom


4 for itinerary, 3 for the ship

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dasreiseteam
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 doors wouldn't close, pool towels that should be turned into rags etc. On the positive side: food was ok, staff friendly and helpful and the itinerary great. We embarked very early ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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

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retired17%
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 who have Celiac Disease, this is a welcomed accommodation ~ Thank you so much for that! (2) The Service in the Dining Room and the Windjammer were top notch, as always! (3) Our ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Okay and nothing more

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Gary Gilchrist
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Took the Radiance of the Seas to Alaska in Jul 2016 and was not overwhelmed as I have been with other ships of this carrier. A problem occurred in our stern cabin when we experienced a slight bathroom odor but elected to stay in the room after unpacking versus moving if that was even a possibility. Other passengers on the stern near us also experienced the same issue, but as most people do - ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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