Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Hawaii

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3 out of 5

Nice experience

Sail Date: September 13, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

This cruise was a nice experience but would only recommend if you like being on the open sea for 5 or more days. It did become a little difficult by the 5th day.

The food selections were very nice, staff extremely helpful, considerate, and friendly and the entertainment pretty good for the size of this ship.

We had an inside cabin which we loved but it was very noisy. We could understand the ship noise from the walls as the ship moved but we could hear the people in the next cabin coughing in the morning and their TV late at night. That was not a very pleasant experience.

The captain on this ship was very personable and seemed sincere when speaking to you. He gave you the sense that he enjoyed his appointment as captain and went out of his way to say hello to everyone as he passed by in the hallways.

One suggestion was to have more telephones available to contact your loved ones in their stateroom. I had difficulty finding phones to place calls. Another suggestion is to have some type of communication device available maybe like a two way radio if you should get separated from your party and need to meet them somewhere. This ship was not too bad but the larger ones it's almost impossible to meet up again if you should get separated.

All in all, the Islands of Hawaii had nice stops and we enjoyed it very much.
Ship Quality
this is an older ship
Food and Dining
good selection and quality ok
Cabin / Stateroom
interior very noisy
Service and Staff
very nice people of all kinds
not bad for the size of this ship
Children's Programs
did not use any childrens programs
Onboard Activities
should have more variety
Destinations and Excursions
not too bad
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
loved being in Vancouver
Hilo, Hawaii
small island but nice
Cruise Kilauea Volcano
no show for the volcano but can't help that
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
small island but nice
Lahaina, Maui
Honolulu, Oahu should have provided a few days here too


Go on the very front part of the ship off deck 5. We loved being here and sat for hours just looking at the sea. Sunrise and sunset were tremendous here. There are very few seats and not too many people.

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