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


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)
Sail Date: May 15, 2015
Ship: Radiance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3034
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Didn't find anything I was interested in

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room was great other than toilet not working half the time. Bathroom also smelled bad all the time.

Ship Tip

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.

3 out of 5
Didn't do anything there.
3 out of 5
Did trip/tour to totem park and lumber jack show/lumber jack show was a lot of fun
3 out of 5
Did whale watching tour. Seen part of some whales wished seen more. Hoonah very small nothing there.
5 out of 5
Took bus to Mendenhall Glacier and did Dog Sled ride and tour of dog camp
3 out of 5
Wasn't there long enough to do tour we wanted. Did the bus tour with "Dolly" and she was a blast.
1 out of 5
Didn't get close at all to take pics or stay long enough to enjoy
3 out of 5
Wasn't there long enough to know. Caught bus to Anchorage.
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