Western Caribbean Cruise

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 11, 2007
Ship: Radiance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
The ship is relatively new and in good shape. The crew members were all very friendly and accommodating. The dining room service was excellent, but the food was merely good. The food court had a wide selection of items for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but was closed after 9:00 pm generally. There were two midnight buffets during the cruise--one was poolside and one was in the main dining room. The gym was large and well equipped with cycling, jogging, stair machines, etc. Entertainment was very good in the Aurora theater, but the schedule varied almost every night. On the first night of the cruise there was only one performance at 7:30 pm, and those in the first dinner seating were not done with dinner in time to attend. The Captain was a real character.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food quality was average. Availability of the food court was limited. The food court was the only place to get a cup of coffee or iced tea unless you wanted a specialty coffee from Seattle's Best at extra charge.


5 out of 5
Excellent shows, but you really had to watch the schedule as it changed almost every day

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always very friendly where ever you met them.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Similar in layout to other large ships on other lines.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable and well laid out
5 out of 5
We took an excursion to Dunn's River Falls and Ochos Rios.
Don't Miss: Dunns River Falls
5 out of 5
We didn't actually go into Cozumel as we took an excursion to Tulum (ancient Mayan ruins).
Don't Miss: Tulum is fascinating
1 out of 5
There were 8 cruise ships with over 20,000 people visiting on one day. There are no piers, so all of them were tendered in, which resulted in massive lines at the dock to get back on ship. The local organizers of the excursions were very disorganized.
Don't Miss: Swimming with the sting rays
3 out of 5
Interesting to see.

Pros: Friendliness of the crew

Cons: Food court was not open continuously

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? Yes!

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