Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South America

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Very disappointing RCL experience

Sail Date: November 23, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The getting on/off the ship was horrendous. Extremely poorly managed and left us with the uneasy feeling that if there were a true emergency we were doomed. The ship wasn't very clean, right down to dirty glassware and cutlery. They took one city out of the itinerary and then we couldn't dock at a second location. Seemingly refunding our shore excursions and port tax was supposed to make us feel better. The entertainment was mediocre and passengers were inconsiderate.

Pros: The stateroom attndt and waiters were great.

Cons: I have 4 pages that I'm sending to RCL to tell them.

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? No.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
We would have preferred open dining times.
Service and Staff
Some were terrific, others made you feel like you had to do everything yourself. The Spa was absolutely the most disappointing experience.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
Just to be able to say you were in the most southern city in the world is worth the stop.
Don't Miss: Tierra del Fuego National Park
Montevideo, Uruguay
Very historic, worth seeing.
Don't Miss: Maldonado art museums
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
This is Uruguay's vacation playground. Absolutely astonishing that only 10k people live there year round as it has dozens and dozens of highrises.
Puerto Montt, Chile
We went whitewater rafting which we highly recommend. A fabulous experience.
Don't Miss: whitewater rafting
Punta Arenas, Chile
The trip to the penguins is worth it but hire a private driver as it takes too long to load and unload the bus and its unnecessarily costly.

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