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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Radiance of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)

Sail Date: August 25, 2017

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 3038

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Mackie and I had a wonderful cruise. It was his first and my second. He had been to Alaska before but I had not so we both experienced firsts. The cruise was great and we were able to completely relax and let everyone pamper us. The scenery was breath taking.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
As we boarded the ship, everything was taken care of and everyone was very friendly

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The ship's main dining rooms were excellent. Mostly ate in the buffets except at night and we dressed for our dinners.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Mackie and I attended the shows in the afternoon as well as attended the Mystery Dinner Show. We did mostly excursions, but did spend time watching the beautiful scenes and landscapes.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Several of the same actors were in the stage shows as in the Mystery Dinner. They were all extremely talented in voice as well as acting.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our steward, Armundo Fernandes, took excellent care of us. Kept the room clean and ready for us to return to our room to nap or go to bed at night. The waiters, and all the staff we came in contact with were very friendly and helpful. On the last day, several were sea sick and the staff took extra care of them.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
They layout of the ship was great, every thing was easy to find, and well marked. It was well maintained and very clean. The crew practiced cleanness to make sure non of the passengers became ill.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The beds were wonderful and the room were large enough for two to have extra space. Our steward kept the room clean and ready for our return.

Ship Tip

The advice I would give is, don't have any hesitation in booking a cruise on the "Radiance of the Seas". You will not be disappointed.

Ports Of Call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia Did not visit port

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Beautiful city and we had to cancel our excursion due to illness. The customer service took care of this cancellation for us. We did go into the city and it was beautiful.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
Liked this port, due to the fact it was a native people. We did take the excursion "Spasski River Valley Wildlife & Bear Search". We did not see bear but the guide was wonderful. She explained everything about the Valley and the town. This was great.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Whale Quest and Orca Point was the excursion we took. We did see whale and the captain of the book made sure we were in the right spot to see them. The dinner was excellant. I have to say this was the best Salmon I have every eaten and Mackie agreed with me.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Spent a lot of time here in Skagway. Beautiful town and everyone were very friendly. We did ride the bus in and back to the ship. Mackie and I did most of our shopping here in Skagway.

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5
We didn't spend any time in Seward, took the train directly from the ship to Anchorage. The train ride was all we anticipated. Mackie and I saw so many beautiful sights and visited with another couple from Texas. Anchorage is a beautiful city with all the flowers. We were treated very well at the convention center where our luggage was kept until we were ready to board the plane.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Everything went like clockwork. Our luggage was picked up by morning and all we had to do was disembark, catch the train just a short distance away.
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