The "Radiance" is radiant
Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Review SummaryThe "Radiance" is the largest ship that we have sailed on. She has enough room for everyone except during the early breakfast hours in the Windjammer. We really expected more since she is so large.
Almost every morning we had to wait for a table. The wait staff kept their eyes open for those who were about to leave so the table could be cleaned quickly. The only other items that upset us was that the pre-scrambled eggs were always runny and there were very few, if any, steamed veggies on the lunch buffet.
The lack of lines in the "food court" setup of the Windjammer contributed to the lack of tables. For almost every person at the steam tables, there was one person saving a table for eating. If the "old-fashioned" lines seemed long, at least they kept everyone in line and there was no "saving" of seats (usually for a party of two at a table for 4 or 6 - and they didn't want "strangers" sitting with them)
The shows every evening were wonderful. The talent showed by the singers and dancers on the crew is nothing short of amazing!!! Imagine doing lifts and swinging from a cable while the floor beneath you is rocking back and forth. Even the "well-known" talent had to cope with the seas once in a while.
We were pleased with our cabin and our tablemates for dinner. I don't know how the combinations are chosen, but they did a good job with us.
Food and Dining
Dinners were a lot better. except for the lack of green veggies. We just made sure to add a salad to our meal every evening - even if we were not in the mood for one!
Service and Staff
Imak(sp.?) was great as a room steward.
The "quiet" area during the day was in the upper lounges where the view of the sea was awesome. You could sit there and read, sew, or sleep and no one would bother you.
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Crew was attentive, food was good, shower was nice, room to move around
Cons: not enough veggies, breakfast was inconsistant, not enough seating at Windjammer