great cruise, tired ship

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 76

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Radiance of the Seas

11 Night Hawaii Northbound (Honolulu To Vancouver)

Sail date: April 20, 2016

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4590

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Cruise ports were ideal and very interesting, two ports had to tender to shore due to no dock and some people were un-happy with that but its the only way in some ports. The food in the main dining room was a little below normal for RCI, the beef was so bad I had to return two meals for being tough and full of fatty gristle. The ship was very tired and badly needed a face lift. Also, had some mechanical issues such as stabilizers not working completely. As a consequence, the ship was heading to dry dock after our cruise for a two week re-fresh. But it probably should have gone to dry dock months ago. 

I also heard a lot of complaining from a lot of different people for a variety of reasons, even in the Diamond lounge and Concierge Lounge. Unusual for this level of cruising. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
good cabin but needed a face lift

Ship tip

Rita's crab shack over priced and over rated. Food can sometimes be a challenge in the main dining room.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
boarding slow and not professional

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
no canadian money on ship, if you need some bring it with you.
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