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

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Radiance of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)

Sail date: July 04, 2014

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7546

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Check off one on our Bucket List!  This cruise was amazing!  The service of the staff was exceptional, the entertainment, both in the lounge areas as well as the acts/shows in the Aurora Theater were great, (Aurora shows had entertainers that headlined in Las Vegas!), and the scenery is not to be missed.  We enjoyed Whale/mammal excursions in Juneau and Icy Point Strait that exceeded our expectations.  We also extended our stay in Vancouver and spent 2 days exploring the city~Loved it!! Would love to return one day with our extended family:)

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Shows at the Aurora Theater were acts that have performed in LasVegas! We were impressed and enjoyed them.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Exceptional service by the cabin steward and the restaurant staff in the Cascades Dining Room.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Important to note that this is a smaller ship~we loved it! More intimate and very easy to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
LOVE having a Balcony (although I was disappointed that I did not see whales frolicking from our balcony, the views were beautiful).

Ship tip

Take the time to eat meals in the Cascades Dining Room, or any of the other specialty Dining Rooms. The service and food were great.

Ports of call

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

3 out of 5
FYI - The port in Seward is about a 3 - 4 hour bus ride from the airport in Anchorage. Plan accordingly.

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
Amazing! The captain did an amazing job making sure that everyone, anywhere on the ship would be able to enjoy the spectacular view.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Great whale watching trip! Exceeded our expectations.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Took the Train - beautiful views and a fun train ride.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
Took another whale watching trip.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Took a cab to the local area where the tours go to see Eagles and Bears. No bears the day we were there, but were amazingly close to MANY eagles, and saw salmon jumping in the river!

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

3 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
We stayed on in Vancouver for 2 nights. Took the Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour the first day - great way to see the city. Next day took the Food Truck Tour - great food and a lot of fun! Gastown was great for shopping and dining.

Traveler Photos

Inside peek at our cabin Another view of cabin - wish it showed the beautiful balcony!
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