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

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2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

WOW Fantastic

Sail Date: September 02, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Radiance of the Seas was the perfect size for the Alaska cruise. Not too big to sail into smaller inlets and not too small to have all the amenities you want on a vacation. The highlight of our trip was to walk on the Meade glacier. It was awsome. The weather was perfect too - nice and cool. We danced every night, ate lots of salmon and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Can't wait to go back again.

Pros: ship size

Cons: too short

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship is beautiful. Lots of artwork around the ship, lots of clubs and so many things to do.
Service and Staff
All the staff went out of their way to make sure everything was up to our expectations.
Food and Dining
The food was excellent in both dining rooms and for those who want something extra, there are the specialty restaurants. We ate at Geovanni's one night and it was delicious.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a balcony room and it was great. I like to sleep with the window open and while it was too cool to sit outside for very long, it made for great sleeping.
We did see 2 shows. They were great. Lots of talented people, dancers and musicians, especially the Radiance of the Seas Orchestra
Ketchikan, Alaska
Went to Misty Fjord. Definitely something to see
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
We learned how to cook salmon and halibut on the grill, got some new recipes. Saw a whale in the harbour. That was unexpected.
Don't Miss: The chowder
Skagway, Alaska
The best of all the ports - we took a helicopter ride and walked on the Meade glacier. This was the highlight of the trip for us
Don't Miss: The shopping - lots of native crafts and a very quaint western town
Juneau, Alaska
This is a great place to walk on the glacier which is about 2 miles out of town and so accessible. We went whale watching and it rained the whole time. Saw lots of fins and tales.
Don't Miss: The glacier

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