Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Hawaii

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4 out of 5

great cruise, tired ship

Sail Date: April 20, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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. 

Cabin / Stateroom
good cabin but needed a face lift
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Honolulu, Oahu
boarding slow and not professional
Lahaina, Maui
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Hilo, Hawaii
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
no canadian money on ship, if you need some bring it with you.


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

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