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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Radiance of the Seas


Sail date: September 07, 2018

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin number: 7152

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise with Royal Carribean and will certainly be our first choice for future cruises. They did an excellent job in all areas of the cruise. The Entertainment and Cruise directors did an excellent job in making the cruise a really fun experience. Their daily show on the cabin TVs talking about the upcoming activities for the day was really helpful. The Neil Diamond show starring the cruise director was excellent. Hope they make this show a regular part of the entertainment shows. The condition of the ship’s public areas and our balcony cabin was spotless. So impressed by the general condition of the ship. Other outstanding part of the cruise was how friendly and helpful all the cruise staff was in the cabin areas, open bars, the speciality restaurants, and the main dining room. Our table waiters for the main dining room were outstanding. They anticipated our every need and were so fun with their short stories every dining night. Also loved the “towel animals” we had waiting for us on our bed at the end of the day. Very impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the embarcation and disembarcation processes. Only suggestion would be that two days be spent on Kauai, and eliminate Kona as a stop. Just not that much to experience at Kona. One other thing that would be nice to have on the first day of the cruise would be an introduction to the ship and the facilities as well as a tour of the public areas and main and optional dining areas by the cruise director, similar to the daily compass activities show.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Might want to avoid cabins near the Centrum area. Can be very loud in that area due to entertainment.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Lahaina, Maui

4 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii Did not visit port

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

3 out of 5

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5

Honolulu, Oahu

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
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