Our adventure was truly an incredible experience! It was awesome seeing God's beautiful majesty with the mountains, the glaciers, and the ocean, and marine life! The employees were all so polite, friendly, helpful, and made us feel so welcome.

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

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

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: June 28, 2019

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin number: 8523

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Our first cruise was an incredible adventure! We deeply enjoyed the rest and relaxation. We are very grateful to have seen the beautiful mountains, gorgeous water, glaciers, marine life, animals, and eagles. It was all so absolutely beautiful! The time went by so very swiftly. We will deeply cherish the memory for a long time to come. It was perfect from beginning to end! We are thankful to have met Thomas, Ida, and Aman who assisted us. All three men made each day very special on our cruise. God bless each and everyone involved in making our trip so enjoyable!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It was smooth and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We rate all a perfect ten! The chefs and the servers worked diligently to provide delicious food each and every meal that was prepared. Everyone involved had beautiful smiles and provided excellent service. All dining rooms, restaurants, and buffets were kept immaculate and sparkling clean! We were extremely grateful to each and everyone involved regarding the preparation and cleanup, also. The employees were enthusiastic and bent over backwards making sure everything was perfect.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed playing the miniature golf.

Entertainment

We were more interested in relaxing and enjoying the view of the ocean and finding various types of marine life. We especially enjoyed photographing the whales, orcas, and dolphins.

Children's Programs

We had no children with us on the cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our State Room Attendant provided us with excellent service. Thomas made sure our room was immaculate and furnished every time we left our room. The two waiters in the main dining room were Ida and Aman. They treated us like family and served us delicious food each night we were there. They were a perfect team. All three employees were sincere and we looked forward to visiting with each of them daily. Their courtesy will long be remembered as well as their beautiful smiles. Linda and Gusti and two other employees (I forgot to get their names) were seen every morning with beautiful smiles. Their food and drink area was spotless. They worked diligently, and the food and drinks were delicious in their area. They made sure everything you needed was provided and well stocked at all times. Each and every employee provided excellent service and treatment at all times. They were all dedicated, caring, and loved what they were doing. The atmosphere was positive and cheerful at all times. Thank you so very much for your hospitality.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
At times, it was a little confusing walking through the state room's hallway and the two elevators, but nothing major by any means. Yes, the common areas were immaculate, spotless, and well-maintained each and every day.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Thomas greeted us the first day. He was so warm and gracious. He made us feel welcome and at home. The room was more spacious than we anticipated. He had a compassion and caring way about him and he made sure everything was kept furnished and immaculate at all times. Thomas made sure we were comfortable and he assisted us with all of our questions and requests. Thomas did an excellent job with everything we requested. We will never forget his smile and his kindness towards us.

Ship tip

Be prepared to enjoy your cruise, pack lightly as possible, and to gain knowledge regarding every ports of call you visit.

Ports of call

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

We took a train to Vancouver and we did not have time to visit the city.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska Did not visit port

We rested and remained on the ship.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the town and walking the trails and seeing the small waterfalls.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
We thorough enjoyed walking through the town, seeing the trails, and the beautiful, gorgeous view.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We rented a car and toured the entire day. We walked on various trails and we especially enjoyed seeing The National Shrine of St. Therese. The church there was so beautiful. We took a two mile trail to see the Mendenhall glacier and other beautiful walking trails.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
We especially enjoyed the train ride. The view was spectacular! It was absolutely amazing and unforgettable! We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the town, also. The history of the train definitely was extremely interesting.

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
This was definitely a highlight of our trip! We spent five and half hours watching the Hubbard Glacier. It was absolutely incredible! We were so thankful it was a clear day. It was quite an experience seeing the ice in the ocean and hearing sounds like thunder and watching the ice fall into the water. We were in absolutely awe of God's beauty of the glacier!

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5
We departed on a bus to Anchorage. We did not get a chance to tour the city.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was simple and smooth.
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