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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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15 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (San Diego To Tampa)
Sail Date: September 24, 2010
Ship: Radiance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The Radiance was as all RCL ships are, clean, efficient and well staffed. From the moment we boarded in San Diego to disembarking 16 days later in Tampa, we were always taken by the professionalism and friendliness of the crew. We did have a problem with the bathroom leaking, however once it was realised that it couldnt be fixed with us in the cabin, we were immediately moved to a similar cabin without any inconvenience and looked after in addition. The ports in most part were great, particularly Cartagena and Hautalco. The transit of the Canal was the highlight and one can only marvel at the 100 year old engineering. A great cruise which we would recommend to all.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We got the sitting we wanted and had excellent service throughout the cruise. Had great table mates as well which always helps to make dinner something to look forward to.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Once it was determined our first stateroom was no longer habitable while it was being repaired, the attendants and officers made sure we were well taken care of, including roses for my wife and a nice dinner in Chops.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
As always with Royal Caribbean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
After moving from our first stateroom, all was perfect.
3 out of 5
Didnt stay there for any great length of time however it was the number of police was quite noticeable outside the shopping plaza.
5 out of 5
Another surprisingly nice stop although couldnt help thinking that it could be so much cleaner with little effort. Great artisans just off the pier and never felt insecure about walking around the town.
5 out of 5
Beautiful island and have visited many times but unfortunately the high seas and wind cancelled our excursion. Great town to walk around with some neat shops and restaurants.
1 out of 5
We took a cab to the cliff divers and a quick city tour through old town. While it was amazing to see the divers, we could quite easily leave the rest of the city behind. Dirty and couldnt walk a step without being assaulted for money. Unfortunately, while we would like to help you cant help them all.
Don't Miss: Cliff divers
5 out of 5
We walked around this clean town and we impressed by both the people and the architecture. No begging which was a welcome relief. Great beach and bay to swim in.
5 out of 5
Had a great time touring around this old and new city. The old town is definitely not to be missed as is the fort.
Don't Miss: Old town

Pros: Transit of the Panama Canal

Cons: weather

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? Yes!

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