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

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Reviews: 3
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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Radiance of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)

Sail date: August 30, 2019

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was our first Alaskan Cruise. We plan on taking another one! We had an excellent time! We met a lot of very fun people both on and off of the ship!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main Dining Room food was alright. Buffet was good. Solarium Cafe and salad bar were excellent.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Solarium pool was nice to have on a cold weather cruise.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was excellent. Our room steward, Iketut(?) was wonderful from day one! Our waiter and assistant waiter were fabulous! Guest relations and bar service were great, never had to wait!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was very clean. Stateroom bathroom and furniture were very clean but need to be refurbished.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Room size was fine. Our room steward cleaned it thoroughly! Bathroom needs to refurbished as well as some of the furnishings. There should be better lighting in the corner closet.

Ship tip

The staff on this ship were very friendly. Perfect size ship for this itinerary.

Ports of call

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
We had an awesome time viewing the Glacier. The ships captain brought us very close to the glacier!

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Juneau was excellent. Weather was fantastic. We took the Mt. Roberts Tram and hiked around up top. I am scared of heights but the tram was great! We went to Mendenhall Glacier by local shuttle bus. Well worth the trip! The walk to the glacier and Nugget Falls is very easy. We walked around Juneau where we had lunch,

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
This port was actually much bigger than you first expect when getting off the ship. We did not do any excursions. Just walked around the town and looked at all the history this town has to offer as well as a lot of shopping!

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
At Icy Strait Point, we did a Whale Watching and Seafood Feast Excursion. We saw many whales and the Seafood Feast was absolutely the best meal we had the entire trip! Food was plentiful! There are a few shops here but they have many great buys!

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
We had a great time here. We took a Trolley Tour which brought us to a free Salmon Hatchery and took us out of town to see if we could see some bears, unfortunately no luck! We also stopped at a waterfall. Back in town we walked along Creek Street, did some shopping and drinks in town.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Post cruise we spent two extra days in Vancouver. We travelled all around the city on the Hop On/Hop Off bus. This is definitely a city we would visit again!


4 out of 5
We opted to have the ship take our luggage off which delayed our disembarkation, however once off the ship it was easy to find our luggage and went very quickly and

Traveler Photos

Northern Lights as seen from the ship. View of Glacier from ship. Excursion-Mendenhal Glacier Parade of Flags
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