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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska (Vancouver Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 07, 2007
Ship: Radiance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 10 years ago

Started out nice with quick boarding @ 1pm in Vancouver. Nice room at aft of ship. Bags arrived within minutes. Cruise wasn't bad just ho-hum. No energy from ships' crew or passagengers. Most cruises are a combination of newlyweds and nearly deads. I didn't see any newly weds on our cruise. Found out part way this was last Alaska cruise so I guess everyone was tired and waiting for new itinerary. Was imformed several times that the cruise was a training cruise for upcoming Asian boat and that's why we had so much trouble communication with wait staff. Getting off the boat was fast and easy as we did the carry off. Next time we will do the $20 send the bags ahead deal and get off early without luggage.

Casino was frequently without any dealers even in the middle of the day. Golf and dart room was closed everytime we went to use it. Cinema was small but nice and showed good movies. Internet was frequently down for a day at a time.

Did I have a bad time? No...but for the money I would rather be elsewhere

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
No as good as expected. Chops and Portofino were the best food but you had to pay $20 a person more to eat there per dinner.


1 out of 5
Very few group activities where you participate due to much much older crowd. Mostly shows or demonstrations.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Nice clean modern ship. Small casino.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Above expectations. Large afte cabin with balcony.
3 out of 5
Did a nice canoe trip and had a few Alaska Summer Ales in town. Lumberjack show was nice but pricey. Fish n Chip next to show was pricey but best I've had in years. No real shopping besides 50 jewelry stores.
Don't Miss: Canoe trip
3 out of 5
Did a private fishing charter. Visit was waaaay to short when you have to be on ship by 230pm.
5 out of 5
Did the Musher's Camp. Lots of fun but ride too short. Puppies are a favorite. Walking tour to Red Onion and libations & food after the tour were great. Decent shopping and they have a post office and wells farge next to eachother.
Don't Miss: Red onion walking tour

Pros: Room Attendant was great-Nice ship and room-Good excursions-Seaview cafe was nice- Chops was a good dinner with additional $40 fee for 2.

Cons: Bad service in main dining room-Poor selection on menue items and wine list-Would not let us bring our favorite wines for dinner consumption even if we payed corkage fee.

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? Yes!

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