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

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Experience of a Lifetime

Sail Date: July 04, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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:)

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Ship Quality
Important to note that this is a smaller ship~we loved it! More intimate and very easy to navigate.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Exceptional service by the cabin steward and the restaurant staff in the Cascades Dining Room.
Shows at the Aurora Theater were acts that have performed in LasVegas! We were impressed and enjoyed them.
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
LOVE having a Balcony (although I was disappointed that I did not see whales frolicking from our balcony, the views were beautiful).
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
FYI - The port in Seward is about a 3 - 4 hour bus ride from the airport in Anchorage. Plan accordingly.
Cruise Hubbard Glacier
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
Great whale watching trip! Exceeded our expectations.
Skagway, Alaska
Took the Train - beautiful views and a fun train ride.
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
Took another whale watching trip.
Ketchikan, Alaska
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
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
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.


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.

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