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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)
Sail Date: August 14, 2009
Ship: Radiance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

The cruise, our first, far exceeded our expectations. There was no part that wasn't up with the best service ever received. From the convenient boarding, the stateroom accommodations and service, the varieties of food and service, the cleanlinmess of the all parts of the ship, the locations we stopped at, the excursions and the coutesies of all staff members made this a most memorable experience.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The quality and different types of food experiences offered all eating desires, whether a snak, a casual meal, a formal meal or just coffee.


5 out of 5
There was no age group, gender or personality left out.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
While not travelling with children, it was obvious that all possible activities were considered.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We have never experienced such competent organization and willingness to help with consistant courtesy.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Our overall imoressions say it all.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our stateroom our home for a week was immaculately attended to always with a smile and courtesy. The folded towel animals were the humor that made it fun to return each night to see what was welcoming us. delightful.
5 out of 5
The history of this small town is interesting and shows the community pride.
Don't Miss: The Potlatch Totem Park and the carver's talk is inspirational.
5 out of 5
The small amount of rain did not take away from the awe of this phenomenom and the Park Ranger's talk was very informational. The salmon bake was good but not a "must see".
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier
5 out of 5
The train ride was one of the highlights of the trip. to think that this was built when they didn't have the technology they now have, is almost incredible.
Don't Miss: The White Pass Railway train ride.
5 out of 5
The Icy Strait port city of Hoonan was very interesting and showed the resiliency of its small community by responding to their lost fishing trade by building for tourism. They are a proud people and will succeed.
Don't Miss: The bear search and nature walk is fantastic.

Pros: The cruise, our first, went far beyond our expectations. The crew and staff were exceptionally organized, courteous, helpful and competent.

Cons: The connection to our hotel after the last excursion was poorly executed and not as described.

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? Yes!

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