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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 24, 2008
Ship: Radiance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
This was our first trip on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Last year we took a Carnival cruise on one of their older ships. We did not like the Royal Caribbean cruise as much as we enjoyed the Carnival trip. This ship was nice but did not knock our socks off. We had been told that once we went on a Royal Caribbean cruise we would never want to go on another cruise line. This is not the case for us. We would rather go on another Carnival cruise. The shower curtain never stayed in the shower. The floor was always wet when you were done with showering. There was no room in the shower to bend over and shave your legs. Rest of the cabin was very roomy. Elevators seemed very slow. Easier to take the stairs (up 11 decks) than to wait for the elevator.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in the main dining room was excellent. The food in the WindJammer Cafe was very good too.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We did not find the staff on the ship to be overly friendly or helpful. Cabin steward did not go above and beyond. We opted to do automatic tipping. On the last night of our trip, we left our tip voucher for the cabin steward in our room. When we returned it was crumpled up along with some other trash and stuffed into the evelope and left on the desk. If we had felt that his service warranted an extra tip, we would have left it for him. I went and complained to the customer service desk and the woman at the desk only made excuses for the steward. Due to the treatment we received and the lack of concern, I would probably never book a Royal Caribbean trip again.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom itself was nice, very roomy.
3 out of 5
Jamaica was not what we had thought. The glass bottom boat was a complete WASTE OF TIME. We saw as many fish walking the beach and pier as we did on that excursion. Not worth the money. Would not recommend.
Don't Miss: Margaritavile was fun.
3 out of 5
We spent the morning at the beach and then took the taxi downtown and went shopping.
5 out of 5
Absolutely loved Grand Cayman. We would go back and spend a week there.
Don't Miss: Stingray City
5 out of 5
We loved Key West. Absolutely a must see.
Don't Miss: Southern Most Point.

Pros: Food in the dining room.

Cons: Staff/crew not very friendly.

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? No.

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