Get ready to be Spoiled at the Radiance of the Seas!

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

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)
Sail Date: July 03, 2015
Ship: Radiance of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 7555
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The excellent overall VIP service. The dining was superb. We enjoyed breakfast and snacks at Windjammer, pool side, and loved the Sausage stall. The bartenders - Nestor and the Centrum staff were great. Our room was kept clean at all times. Our room service person, Macbeth, made us feel at home at all times. He even made sure our ice bucket was full every day. 

The best experience thus far that exceeded our expectations were the Cascade dining staff and the excellent food & wine selection. The entire staff from the front desk, our waiter (Eduardo), our assistant waiter (Jefferson), and our head waiter (Ferrit) were the best. They treated us like VIP and surprised us with Filipino dishes during dinner and even at one of our breakfast dining. 

The entertainment director, Amy was awesome and the performers were just the best. She greeted everyone as though they were family and so did the captain. 

The facilities, entertainment, and overall quality of the ship was great. It was not the biggest ship in the fleet but worth cruising with.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was larger than I expected. It was kept clean throughout the day.

Ship Tip

Don't be afraid to ask your dining staff for extra meals for surprise dishes that are not in the menu. They will service you.

If you do plan to buy wine bottles every night, we suggest you buy the wine deal.

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Make sure to visit the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget falls. It's only a $12 shuttle which you can get right outside the ship. No need to prebook an excursion. It will take only 2-3 ours back and forth. If you want the additional experience, do the dog sledding either on land (via shuttle) or on the Glacier (via helicopter).
5 out of 5
We did the zipline with rock climbing and rappelling. It was worth it. If you're the adventurous type, book this excursion. There is also a train that goes to Canada. We did not take it but I we were told that it had great sceneries.
5 out of 5
If you like the zipline adventure, it's worth taking. It's a 1 mile line (longest in the world) and as high as the empire state building. It takes 45 mins to get there and 90 mins to get down. If you plan to do kayaking during June-Aug, expect to see whales. You can either take the kayak adventure of 4 hours that will go to killer whales and humpback whales or to the other side of the island with a strong chance of seeing a local humpback. I saw one 200 yards from my kayak, which was the 2 1/2 hour ride. The best excursion so far.
3 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
Bring your camera!
Was this review helpful? 8

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other Reviews Of This Sailing

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top