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Radiance of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 2501 passengers and 859 crew, and sails from Sydney, Australia and Honolulu, Oahu.

Sails from:

Auckland, New Zealand , Honolulu, Oahu , Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

Cruises to:

South Pacific - Australia , Alaska - Gulf of Alaska , South Pacific - Tahiti

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4.5 out of 5

It was awesome trip to Alaska and RC cruise added extra ice on the cake by ashishdaga3232

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Though we leave in FL, it was our first cruise experience to Alaska. It was awesome and riding with RC - it added the icing on the cake. RC staff was professional and very helpful. Their cooks were excellent and really enjoyed all the menus they served for 7 days. (Only one but very important suggestion- as we were vegetarians, they served Indian bread. It was not at all eatable and bcos of it, we were not able to enjoy most of the Indian gravys. Bread is equally important in food menu and they must get Indian bread instead of doing work around). Otherwise it was one of the best trip we had and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4.8 out of 5

Great Alaskan Cruise by pray4uto

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Great cruise. Would use Royal Caribbean again. Well organized.

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4.2 out of 5

Beautiful Cruise, Some Disappointments by gwcruise

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The ship was clean and attractive; the scenery (constantly) was beautiful; the ports of call were excellent (though warmer than we expected); our excursions were interesting. However, we did have a few disappointments: * As soon as we got on the ship, we were accosted by people pushing extra amenities - specialty restaurants, photos, drink specials, etc. This was unprofessional and unacceptable. It made a poor first impression. After paying a great deal for the cruise, it was insulting to be pushed to spend even more on "extras." * The food on the ship was only mediocre. From previous experience, we expected the buffet to be only mediocre, but expected the dining room food to be exceptional. However, it was not. There were less choices on the menu than in the past, and the quality of the food was not what we had experienced in the past. I have a theory about it - with the addition of specialty restaurants (at an additional charge), the quality of the dining room and buffet have diminished. Why would someone pay extra if they were already getting excellence? After paying for a cruise (where unlimited food is provided), I refuse to pay extra for food. * The entertainment on this cruise was also mediocre. The first show by the singers and dancers was very poor. It was hard to tell if the problem was poor performance or poor choreography. It was certainly poor song choices - it was as if they didn't want to pay for royalties for songs we recognized. The show later in the week ("Piano Man") was excellent, however. And the comedian and magician/acrobat were excellent as well. * Some of the games ("Love and Marriage," "The Quest") need to be retired. These same games have been on every ship I've been on for the last three years. It's truly time for something new. Overall, we really enjoyed the cruise. We were amazed at the scenery and the late night sunlight. I don't know if the disappointments were exclusive to Royal Caribbean or if they are industry-wide. I will probably sail another cruise line next time to find out.

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4.7 out of 5

Perfect Vacation by judyens

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Best vacation ever! Fun, active, great accommodations and delicious food. Staff was outstanding!

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4.9 out of 5

Anniversary Cruise by pj03

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Wonderful experience! The excursions allowed us to see Alaska's beauty. All of the crew members were friendly and helpful.

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Jul 17, 2014

Rita's Crab Shack was worth the extra money.

Dec 08, 2015

The cruise line should put its emphasis on the main dining room food rather that trying to make more money with putting the special food in the specialty restaurants.

Nov 25, 2014

Bring a warm jacket for NZ in November.

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