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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 45

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Radiance of the Seas

7 Night Alaska (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 09, 2014

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8032

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

The Vancouver pier was absolutely HORRIBLE to try to get through and onto the ship. It took 3 hrs!! Nothing to eat and only water to drink while waiting. NOBODY explained or appologized for the delay or inconvenience. R/C did the muster drill while at least 300 of us were still waiting to board. When we went throught the boarding process w/RC, they neglected to get our credit card set up, even though we did the pre online boarding. It took 2 more times at the guest services to get it right. The ports were charming and the scenery was beautiful. We saw alot of wildlife. I would definitely recommend a balcony room for this itinerary. We have cruised 10 times with RC and this was the first time with so many mixups. I dont know if the Canadians are to blame or just the people doing this cruise but certainly there needs to be some review by RC, customs, the Canadians or something.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
good food, good dining room service

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
not enough variety or choices


3 out of 5
2 of the seven nights had good entertainment, the others were awful

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5
mixups with credit card

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
pretty ship, although had to be out of stateroom 6hrs for bathroom repair

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice spacious room, cabin steward mumbled, wanted to come in all the time.

Ship tip

Get a balcony room, otherwise you will not see anything

Ports of call

Vancouver (Ballantyne Pier), Canada

1 out of 5
HORRIBLE, UNORGANIZED, understaffed, inexperienced staff

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
Very charming

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Lots to see and do here

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
Not enough to do here, too many jewelry stores pushing their wares
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