Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Wouldn't cruise on Royal Caribbean Again

Sail Date: May 01, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

About a week before we left, we were informed that there was an air & water show in San Diego at the time our ship was to leave to pick us up in Ensenada. This show has been going on for years from what I've been told. So we would meet at the convention center in San Diego & be bused from there. Well...we were at the convention center for 5 hours! Instead of having groups leave as they had a bus full, everyone left at once. We were on bus 53. Our bus driver did not speak English & drove like a manic on the winding roads. Some people arrived in San Diego the day before & stayed at the pre-cruise hotel. The hotel forgot to put their luggage on the bus & those poor people didn't get their luggage for FIVE DAYS, until we arrived in Maui. From what I heard, the only thing Royal Carribean did was give them a t-shirt.

Pros: Great price, great excursions

Cons: We were kept in the convention center in San Diego 5 hrs. before we were allowed to board buses to take us to Ensenada to board the ship.

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? Yes!

Being at sea for 5 days, I think there should have been more things to do.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The dining room times just weren't convenient. We have previously always cruise on Norweign & the buffet was always open. No so on Royal Caribbean.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
The staff was wonderful.
Hilo, Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Lahaina, Maui
Must take the Hana Highway

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