Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

wrong time of year to visit Alaska

Sail Date: May 04, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Since Carnival Valor was our first cruise this one compared unfavorably. We
Fault ourselves for choosing to cruise Alaska in May. The best time would be in August, when it's warmer and drier. Rock climb wall was closed entire trip and comp formal dining room fare was only great once out of five nights. Shows were average at best. Only two comeddy acts all week. Many empty bars on this ship and primo areas of ship reserved for "specialty" ($$$) restaurants. Sport club was the redeeming factor. Housekeeping staff was excellent and friendly. Had a stern balcony which was excellent because it was like having a 20 foot porch. Mountains were snow capped and gorgeous. Glaciers are interestimg to some degree.

Pros: lifecycle treadmills,

Cons: foodstaff overwhemed, Comp food not as good as Carniival, ship older

Recommends Radiance of the Seas? No.

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