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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 28, 2007
Ship: Radiance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago

Showing it's age a bit / small shopping area and other amenities. We stayed on the back of the ship and was not aware the nearest steps or elevator were at mid-ship or approximately 150' to 200' away. The rooms showed their age (a bit small) and required rounded beds to allow walking around the beds. I'm 6'4" and with this type of bed, it left the bed much shorter than my height. A wonderful cruise ship if one is new at cruising, but doesn't stand up to the new modern ships. Could not recommend this ship to long time cruiser, until possibly stretched or overhauled.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Fruits and vegetables were fresh daily. Selection of food outside of dining room was limited and duplicated several days. Room service food was plain

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Small rooms and bed conditions, sanitation and toilet problems entire cruise, no steps or elevators on the rear of ship, creating crowding in midship elevators

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very small rooms. 7th floor sits above night clubs, vibration of drums and bass till the club closes. Balconies on 7th floor are at least 10' x 10', but no privacy between rooms, only 3' clear plexiglass dividers
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Prices were high, swarmed by locals wanting to sell anything and everything, high crime area, have to be careful and don't wander off selected shopping areas
5 out of 5

Pros: 1. Oversize casino for size of ship, 2. Discipline of ship, including rowdy cruisers 3. Cheerful spirit of crew personel 4. Adult solarium pool and garden area (very nice) 5. Freshness of fruit and vegetables every day 6. Ocean view exterior elevators

Cons: 1. No steps or elevators on back half of ship 2. 7th floor balconies are extremely huge (10' x 10') on the back 1/2 of ship but no partians between you and the next, no privacy 3. Sanitation malfunctions, strong aroma of sewage, poor toilet operations 4. Rounded beds are less than 6' long

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? Yes!

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