Alaska was great--cruise okay

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

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Radiance of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)

Sail date: June 28, 2019

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin number: 8076

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Royal Caribbean is about the money, but if you do your homework and research the ports & excursions, you'll have a good time.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
I was organized with printed documents, so it was smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dining room staff was pleasant and food was good. Royal Caribbean will try to sell you on the specialty restaurants, which we actually didn't need after all.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Magician was very good; mini-golf was okay. Activity director was funny. Fitness center was good; skip the tiny pools.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
Musicians and singers at the shows were mediocre at best.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room steward and wait staff were very good.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Ship is clean but is very dated and multiple repairs are needed (frayed, torn carpet; broken theatre chairs; cracked window on the port side is visible; 1 broken elevator). Tiny showers. Will not go on this ship again.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Steward was excellent; bed was hard & uncomfortable. Room was clean.

Ship tip

Don't spend the extra meal money; Wifi and coffee cards were good. Book excursions on your own.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Loved Vancouver--will go again, as we spent several days there before the cruise & hope to go back.

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
Lumberjack show was staged; the four lumberjacks were skilled and good. Port is about the shopping.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
Did the fishing excursion--Ear Mountain Charter was WONDERFUL!

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Mendenhall glacier and Gold Rush Dog Tours were great!

Skagway, Alaska

3 out of 5
Shopping and learning about the history were interesting.

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
Beautiful!!

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

4 out of 5
Stayed in the Seward Hotel and visited the Aquarium and downtown--very nice!

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Good--we were organized.
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