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

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not favorite cruise ship

Sail Date: May 15, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

The majority of the trip was wonderful and the weather was awesome, was told the best week possible weather wise. The amenities on the ship were not appealing. Not much entertainment on a smaller ship, movie theater too small, very minimal shopping on board. Toilet in bathroom didn't flush half the time, very irritating. Could hear people in next room all night.  Most disappointing was the stop at Hubbard Glacier - we stopped far away from glacier and didn't stay there long at all.  Total joke.  I did this same cruise in reverse on Celebrity and that ship took you right up to it - a wonderful experience - you got close enough to take great pictures, you heard the ice falling into the water and seen the beautiful new blue ice once it fell.  I love Royal Caribbean but will have to stick with the larger ships, not going to sail on the smaller ships anymore. The people on the ship were very nice, especially in the dinning room, which is why I gave this 3 stars instead of 2.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Didn't find anything I was interested in
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Room was great other than toilet not working half the time. Bathroom also smelled bad all the time.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Didn't do anything there.
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Ketchikan, Alaska
Did trip/tour to totem park and lumber jack show/lumber jack show was a lot of fun
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
Did whale watching tour. Seen part of some whales wished seen more. Hoonah very small nothing there.
Juneau, Alaska
Took bus to Mendenhall Glacier and did Dog Sled ride and tour of dog camp
Skagway, Alaska
Wasn't there long enough to do tour we wanted. Did the bus tour with "Dolly" and she was a blast.
Cruise Hubbard Glacier
Didn't get close at all to take pics or stay long enough to enjoy
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
Wasn't there long enough to know. Caught bus to Anchorage.


Seems like to get the better food you have to pay expensive price to eat in specialty restaurants. For what you pay for a cruise that shouldn't be the case. The free drink selection is a joke and again for what you pay for a cruise and having to pay $20/day to get soda is crazy.

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