Very well run ship---and Alaska to boot!

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


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)
Sail Date: June 06, 2014
Ship: Radiance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9617
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The Radiance is a very well run ship---and of course,  everybody loves the Alaska cruise.     The employees are really motivated and managed by the officers of the ship.    Amazing bit of seamanship getting the high seas ship through the tighter passes of the Inside Passage.  Very good food.  Of course, like on most cruises,  there are negative points--- like very expensive excursions.   But overall,  I would take this ship with her Captain anywhere it sails.  The positive involvement of the officers with the guests is tops.  Very clean ship.   Excellent information available about the upcoming ports.   Entertainment only fair on most nights.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Too many specialty restaurants that charge above the fare.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Bingo is not my idea of fun. Speakers on interesting topics (1 naturalist--very good

Entertainment

3 out of 5
only fair, not great

Children's Programs

n/a

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
all crew from Captain down. Very polite.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean, well run, real smooth seamanship in the ports and at the glaciers.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

lines are not a problem. nice promanade deck standard rci ship

3 out of 5
get on ship
5 out of 5
view glacier
3 out of 5
rained and rained all day. We went to a local church and they took us on a free tour in their car afterward. Very kind people
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Canada customs people are great! Much easier arrival that into US
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