Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

A great first cruise experience!

Sail Date: December 09, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Radiance of the Seas is a beautiful cruise ship staffed by incredibly friendly crew members. There are many good spots throughout the ship to relax, take in the view, or just people watch. Throughout the week we were entertained by a variety of activities and interesting ports. The food onboard was not what I expected. My wife and I were a little disappointed by the repetition of food choice and lack of quality. However, the cruise overall was very good.

Pros: The service on this ship was excellent. We were treated well by the entire staff during the course of our eight day cruise. They went out of their way to see that we were having a good time and relaxing during our time onboard.

Cons: The shows in the theatre were less than entertaining. The two dancing productions were not up to par, and some of the other entertainers were boring to say the least.

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? Yes!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten
St. Maarten has everything a vacationer could possibly want right as you exit the cruise ship. The beach and shopping are just off of the pier and are easily accessible by water taxi.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
St. Maarten has everything a vacationer could possibly want right as you exit the cruise ship. The beach and shopping are just off of the pier and are easily accessible by water taxi.
St. John's, Antigua
This port was not what hoped for. The streets were crowded and dirty. We were actually a bit scared to leave the first two or three streets around the cruise ship. The historical sights were less than interesting, and the locals were rude. We believe the we will stick to the beaches if we ever hit this port again.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan was our first port of call. We enjoyed the trip to the fort, but were disappointed in the Bacardi rum distillery tour. We expected to see the facility in action, but were toured through what the old distillery would have been like. The people were friendly and helpful here.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan was our first port of call. We enjoyed the trip to the fort, but were disappointed in the Bacardi rum distillery tour. We expected to see the facility in action, but were toured through what the old distillery would have been like. The people were friendly and helpful here.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The shopping is great here. The quality of the merchandise was much better and diversified in St. Thomas than in any other port we visited. We also went the famous Meagan's Bay. That was everything it was advertised to be. It was quiet, relaxing, and beautiful. As the afternoon wore on, it did become a bit crowded though.
Don't Miss: The shopping district is a don't miss in St. Thomas. If you can't find what you're looking for in this port, you're too picky.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The shopping is great here. The quality of the merchandise was much better and diversified in St. Thomas than in any other port we visited. We also went the famous Meagan's Bay. That was everything it was advertised to be. It was quiet, relaxing, and beautiful. As the afternoon wore on, it did become a bit crowded though.
Don't Miss: The shopping district is a don't miss in St. Thomas. If you can't find what you're looking for in this port, you're too picky.
Nassau, Bahamas
This port was very dirty and a bit scary. You, and everyother cruiser, are hearded through a "shopping district" upon leaving the pier and are forced through the one exit with hundreds or thousands of people. The locals also take advantage of this opportunity to ask you if you would like to purchase their wares to the point it is overwhelming. The only saving grace for this port was the Atlantis resort. Even it was too busy, and the staff was discourteous. To say the least, I hope we never go there again.
Nassau, Bahamas
This port was very dirty and a bit scary. You, and everyother cruiser, are hearded through a "shopping district" upon leaving the pier and are forced through the one exit with hundreds or thousands of people. The locals also take advantage of this opportunity to ask you if you would like to purchase their wares to the point it is overwhelming. The only saving grace for this port was the Atlantis resort. Even it was too busy, and the staff was discourteous. To say the least, I hope we never go there again.
St. John's, Antigua
This port was not what hoped for. The streets were crowded and dirty. We were actually a bit scared to leave the first two or three streets around the cruise ship. The historical sights were less than interesting, and the locals were rude. We believe the we will stick to the beaches if we ever hit this port again.


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