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  1. Someone on my upcoming Alaska cruise on Radiance of the Seas said that RC told them that Radiance does not have little hair dryers in the drawer in the stateroom like other ships. I have been on many RC ships and they have always had hair dryers. Just wondering if this is accurate and is there anyone who has been on Radiance recently. Thanks for your help. I don't want to pack anything extra.
  2. I just noticed an age restriction on the info page about the Radiance suite lounge. Will my kids not be allowed in for the continental breakfast or does this just apply to the evening cocktail hour? They love the windjammer but sometimes it’s nice to avoid the crowd if you just want a croissant. Also, I’m curious if you can grab water or other drinks during the day in this lounge. Thanks!
  3. Royal Caribbeans Radiance of the Seas leaves Sydney today after her cruising season downunder . Nice trip across to Honolulu with 2 stops in NZ and 3 in Tahiti . Enjoy your Transpacific. DatePortArriveDepart Thu 18/04/19 Sydney / Australia 16:30 Fri 19/04/19 At Sea Sat 20/04/19 At Sea Sun 21/04/19 Picton / New Zealand 11:00 21:00 Mon 22/04/19 Wellington / New Zealand 08:00 17:00 Tue 23/04/19 At Sea Tue 23/04/19 Date Line Wed 24/04/19 At Sea Thu 25/04/19 At Sea Fri 26/04/19 At Sea Sat 27/04/19 Papeete (Tahiti) / French Polynesia 08:00 23:59 Sun 28/04/19 Moorea* / French Polynesia 08:00 18:00 Mon 29/04/19 Bora Bora* / French Polynesia 08:00 18:00 Tue 30/04/19 At Sea Wed 01/05/19 At Sea Thu 02/05/19 At Sea Fri 03/05/19 At Sea Sat 04/05/19 At Sea Sun 05/05/19 Honolulu (Oahu, Hawaii) / USA 06:00
  4. Are there Freestyle Coke Machines on Radiance?
  5. m41475


    Are children allowed to use the solarium pool while this ship is in AK for designated times ? In Australia/New Zealand there were no children allowed at all but I seem to remember while in AK there were certain time periods allowed. Thanks for your help. (posted on RC board also)
  6. Are children allowed to use the solarium pool while this ship is in AK for designated times ? In Australia/New Zealand there were no children allowed at all but I seem to remember while in AK there were certain time periods allowed. Thanks for your help.
  7. Hi all! We’re considering a balcony stateroom for the May 2020 Hawaii sailing, and I see many photos online showing a divider curtain in the room. Do any of you know if they’re still there? We’ve rigged curtains around our little guy’s crib before but would be very glad to not have to pack the curtains and magnet hooks! Thanks!
  8. Are there USB outlets in the Radiance Oceanview Cabins?
  9. We're doing our first Alaska cruise on the Radiance next month. We are thinking of trying the Chef's Table, which would also be a first for us. I know in general Alaska cruises are more casual, even on formal nights, but wondering if Chef's Table has a stricter dress code. DH would prefer not to pack his suit, so would a dressy collared shirt and tie be enough? Also, while I'm asking, has anyone done the Chef's Table and is it worth it?
  10. Looking to cruise with Royal Caribbean ex Vancouver Nov 2020 I have been reading about a Re furb for the ship Radiance of the seas which part of this cruise is on The Re furb to take place in 2020 butI can’t find the month Want to know the month of Re furb and if it will be done in time for this cruise I read this ship currently is very old tired and staterooms not in great condition Any help advice much appreciated Thanks
  11. I noticed on the RCCL Radiance of the Seas web page the Concierge Lounge is being referred to as the Suite Lounge. The quote on the page is: "TOP SHELF PRIVILEGES - It’s serenity with a twist of lime. Reserved exclusively for guests of Grand Suite-level accommodations and above, the Suite Lounge presents complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks. So from croissants to Cosmos, we’ve got your cravings covered. Insider Tip For Grand Suite-level accommodations and above." Does anyone know if the change has been made from Concierge to Suite? Just wondering.
  12. We'll be on Radiance of the Seas this summer in Alaska. I'm wondering if there is anything on Radiance like the Vintages small wine bar on Liberty of the Seas. It's on the Promenade deck 5 and is somewhat cozy with limited seating (<20) and some small comfortable seating outside the entrance. I see on Radiance the English Pub but looking at pictures, it is a much larger affair than Vintages. I also see a Champagne Bar (seats 52) but nothing cozy and warm like the Vintages on Liberty. Can anyone set me straight?
  13. I just noticed Radiance will be arriving in Singapore on 9/30/20, but the next scheduled cruise is not until 11/4/20 Singapore to Australia. I am guessing that 9/30 to 11/3 Will be Dry Dock time. Does anyone have any information concerning this?
  14. When reading about The Radiance - several things are mentioned in the "Things to Do" section -but I don't see them in the cruise planner so I an purchase. Specifically - Murder Mystery Dinner, Jewlery Making and Scrapbooking. Some of the others are there - and I bought them like Cupcake Class, Sushi Class etc. Is this typical? When do these things show up usually? Thanks!
  15. I have a question regarding the oceanview cabins category 2N on deck 2, 3 and 4. I see deck 2 has very few cabins. In your opinion which deck would be the best and why? Thinking of booking oceanview on this ship and interested in everyone's input. Thank you
  16. With some of the best features from other Royal Caribbean ships, Radiance offers plenty of diversity while maintaining an intimate vibe afforded by its modest size. (Note: An extensive upgrade is scheduled for 2020.) Has anyone else got info on this? What will the upgrade include? If it's true and a descent upgrade it would work out perfectly as I'm considering doing the B2B that goes all the way around Australia in 2021 for my 40th birthday. It would be my 5th cruise with Royal, 2nd time solo, 1st B2B and first time on Radiance. My first cruise was on Rhapsody of the Seas - is Radiance similar? Thanks and happy cruising.
  17. We are planning to book Alaska cruise next week, and being the first time booking a cruise so early, was wondering if there are any preferred locations on the ship - I know most people like the Aft cabins, but we are looking at booking a GS and most of these are not in the back. I was leaning towards one on the hump, but was curious if anyone who has sailed this class ship has any recommendations. Thanks,
  18. I’m currently on the Radiance as we make our way back to Sydney following a planned port intensive itinerary around New Zealand. Alas, it wasn’t to be due to major storms in the South Island. Our 12 night itinerary now includes five sea days when all is said and done. If anyone has questions about the Radiance experience, I’ll be happy to try to answer. One can only attend so many movies on sea days when it’s rainy, windy and chilly outside. Some passengers are a bit grumpy but all decisions by the captain were made for safety first. I completely agree with him but missing the South Island Fjordlands was a major disappointment as I flew 17 hours nonstop from the US to Sydney to cruise this ship and this itinerary. Kinda like going to Alaska and not seeing the glaciers. Shout out all!
  19. Looks like a larger balcony. Just booked coming back from Hawaii. Is this a good cabin for coastal viewing, anyone love or hate it? Thank you for any feedback.
  20. I know you can buy Voom daily basis, just wondering if you can buy allotment of minutes e.g. 60, 120 minutes package for internet like you can on Princess?
  21. Radiance of the Seas Review [24Jan – 3Feb 2019] Auckland to Sydney Background: This was our 17th cruise - mostly on Royal Caribbean. Also cruised twice on Carnival & once on Princess. Started cruising in 2011 & I am in my early 60’s and my wife late 50’s and reasonably active – mostly take stairs and not lifts. On this cruise it was just the two of us. We visited Bay of Islands, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin and Fiordland. This was a bit different cruise for us, going straight into 6 port days after departing Auckland ie no sea days to ease into the cruise as we were used to. Also, we had spent 12N on a self-drive tour around NZ prior to the cruise. Cruise: Embarking in Auckland was a breeze – we had just a short walk from our downtown hotel to the ship & we were on-board shortly after checking out of our hotel at 11am. Straight after boarding as we explored the ship, we were reminded again why Radiance is our favourite - even after a 6 year absence from her. The staff on board were wonderful & everything was shipshape, much as our previous experiences were. I always hear people saying things like the ship is old etc (not just this one) but I do not understand what they are seeing. You can find a bit of rust, and maybe an area of two that needs a paint touch-up, but you must be really looking I suggest. We had a 6D OV Balcony cabin on Deck 8 [8514] which is very forward on starboard side. It is a great location for us. Our cabin steward Sapto was extremely efficient – can only be described as excellent! Our MTD experience was mixed. The food was very good and dining company (we shared tables with others) mostly also. The service was very slow, with dinner taking up to 2 hours. I made a comment on the mid-cruise survey about this, and they clearly read the surveys, as they tried to correct this for us, maybe even a bit too hard. For the first time in almost 200N at sea, we dined 3 times in the Windjammer, partly because of the slow MTD service on the first few nights, but also because we had late return excursions – we enjoyed these dinners. Food in WJ, where we mostly has breakfast & lunch was very good and the staff excellent. Also enjoyed the offerings from the Park Café. The events run by the activities team were well run – we particularly enjoyed Hannah’s Progressive Trivia. The events in the centrum was most enjoyable – the Australia Day party was excellent. Cuddy was ever present as the CD & Captain Marek is very engaging with everyone. We rarely frequented the diamond lounge as we found it crowded during ‘happy hour’, so we mostly got our evening drinks from the Pub and relaxed on our balcony ahead to the shows & dinner – we did have a few daytime visits to get a nice cup of coffee. We enjoyed the theatre shows (production and headliners) – overall the entertainment was really good. Once again I find myself saying “Can't wait until we next board Radiance again”. The Ship of Glass!! Cheers
  22. Hi Can anyone advise if the Radiance of the Seas has free male and female sauna/steam rooms, or have the moved to the dreaded Expensive Spa thingo
  23. Does the Concierge Lounge on Radiance have an outside seating area? We really enjoyed this feature while cruising on Serenade and hope that Radiance has a similar configuration.
  24. Was just looking at the deck plans for Radiance. Appears they are doing away with Family Harbor on this one, though it does seem to exist on the Panorama. Wonder why the change so soon, and if that means we should not expect one on Mardi Gras either.
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