Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

It was okay ....

Sail Date: February 24, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Pros: Food in the dining room.

Cons: Staff/crew not very friendly.

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? No.

Service and Staff
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
Food and Dining
The food in the main dining room was excellent. The food in the WindJammer Cafe was very good too.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom itself was nice, very roomy.
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Don't Miss: Southern Most Point.
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Don't Miss: Margaritavile was fun.
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Don't Miss: Stingray City

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