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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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,
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Brisbane is building a brand new cruise terminal at the mouth of the river so larger cruise ships can have a decent place to dock versus the cargo terminal they have to use at the moment. Royal Caribbean have just announced that Radiance of the Seas will be based at the new terminal at Luggage Point over the 2020/21 southern hemisphere summer cruise season. RCI also said they would be increasing calls to Queensland with other ships during the 2020/21 season.
  12. Looking to book deck 8 hump cabin. Heard some of balconies are really small. Are ones on center of hump normal size? Any feedback welcome .. thanks!
  13. Do I need to purchase internet package for Alaska cruise? have Verizon and it free for United States. Leaving Seward and disembark in Vancouver.
  14. How many formal nights are there on a 12 night repositioning cruise between Hawaii and Vancouver? Are there quite a few men who do not actually wear suits, sport coats or tuxes on formal nights? I'd think maybe so on a cruise in Hawaii, as it is on Princess in Alaska. (We've noticed formal nights getting more and more casual in recent years even on Royal Caribbean ships. We were just on the Adventure and both formal nights there were quite a few men not wearing any type of jacket or tie. - Not interested in debating the virtues of formal or casual dress in main dining rooms of cruise ships, please! Just would like to know from someone who has done this itinerary.) Were there anything like special Hawaiian cultural performances or talks on this itinerary? I think the answer to these questions will be negative, but thought I'd ask anyway: Are there any locals offering independent tours at the places where the ship docks or lets pax off in the case of tenders? What about info. kiosks?Are there special shuttles into the closest town or must one take a taxi or uber or something? Thanks for any knowledgeable replies.
  15. Wanted to ask this on a board other than the accessible boards. Has anyone used or traveled with someone who used a 21” wide scooter on Radiance OTS? Have spoken to two different people in the accessible department of the cruise line And communicated with a housekeeper on the ship via email. ALL have given different measurements, Both including the frame and not including the frame.The travel agent was given yet another set of measurements! I was assured by 2 people in the accessible dept that all the doors of regular cabins, including the roomier cabins, have the same door width and that all of the cabins can accommodate scooters, but that it could be tight and I might have to ask for an extension cord. I believe once we are through the little entryway with the bathroom on one side & the closet on the other, we can have the small table removed from the cabin and park the scooter in front of the sofa. It will require going backwards either entering or leaving the cabin but that’s OK. I have seen on the boards before where someone has insisted a scooter would not fit into a cabin, yet another person states that they actually used one in that type of cabin and it worked out fine. Would love to hear from someone who has first-hand knowledge and experience! Thank you for any helpful replies.
  16. When looking at the suite perks for Radiance of the Seas I'm pretty underwhelmed. On the Oasis class ships full suite passengers got complimentary drinks for several hours in the evenings. On the Radiance it is a self service honor bar with "no fee". I presume the fee is the gratuity, (why would you tip for pouring yourself a drink?). Curious about the setup. Do they just leave the bottles and mixers on a table, then you fill out a sheet that says what you poured? Is there a price list?
  17. Does anyone know if the regular outside cabins (say, category 2 N as an example) have the head of the bed located against the far wall the window is on? WIth such placement, when you walk in, first you pass the closet and bathroom, then the desk and little sofa, and then the bed. In other words, the bed would be at the end of the room that is opposite the entry end of the cabin. I am pretty sure those cabins aren't wide enough to put the head of the beds against a side wall as not enough room would be left to go around the foot of the bed. We were on the Harmony last year and the bed placement in regular outside cabins varied from nearer the bathroom to near the window. Thanks for any replies.
  18. I'm wanting to know the size of the balcony upper rail in the Grand Suites. I remember what the one on Liberty of the Seas looks like but am not sure if they are the same. A pix of it would help. The one I remember was oblong wood with a glass wall attached to its outside. From some of the images I've found it actually looks as if the glass is attached below the wood rail that might be 2.5" wide or so.
  19. I will be going on the radiance of the sea in a week. Does anyone know if they have complementary herbal tea such as chamomile? Also, what do you think the best meal or dessert on the ship is that has no additional charge. Thnak you!
  20. I was planning to write this report when I got home to West Palm Beach, but our flight from LAX has been delayed almost 2 hours, so I have some time on my hands. On a side note, LAX has got to be the worst airport I have ever - what a dump! So, to start my review I need to go back a ways. We moved to FL in 2016 from VA, and one day my wife found this flyer in the mail - it was for a travel show. She suggested that I go, and I did. At the time, we were really looking at a 10-day partial PC Christmas cruise on NCL Jade for 2018. We already had our Navigator Christmas Cruise for 2017 booked, and were already looking for the following year. Well the TA hosting the show and the RCI rep at the show made a strong case for looking at Alaska as our next adventure. So my wife and I talked it over, and we decided to go to Alaska for summer 2018. We knew that if we traveled completely across the country that we had to include a land tour too. After looking at all the options, we selected the Family Tundra Express 9B because it sounded to most kid-friendly as we would be bringing our 8 y/o son. Now, I know that many like to DIY their land portion, and I appreciate the reasons for choosing this option - but I am lazy and too busy to do the research necessary to plan out a DIY trip [emoji6]. Booking with RCI was just too easy, and in terms of cost, the land tour and cruise was under the magic budget number I set, so I was fine with costs. TIP: Book early. I booked our cruise the day they opened the bookings, and I never saw a lower price for our cabin category (GS) or the land tour/cruise price. Note: One additional thing I learned, because we booked our land tour through RCI, we got cruise credits for each night of our land tour, and because we were in a suite, we got 6 C&A points for the land portion. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  21. I'm wondering what this dead space is next to these cabins. Anyone know? Also, deck 2 (shown below) doesn't have cabins on the starboard side. Is that area crew cabins? I was once on a Celebrity ship on a low deck and it turned out that I was just above the big exit doors. It was terribly noisy. Thanks, Monica
  22. Sorry if this is not allowed, we have been collecting the magnets over the years however for one reason or another we are missing the liberty and radiance, if anyone is willing to pick them up I would greatly appreciate it and can send you the money accordingly.
  23. Hi! We are sailing from Vancouver to Seward, Alaska on Radiance in June of 2019. The ship is scheduled to depart at 4:30pm. A few questions - How early do you think we'll be able to (a) check-in, and (b) board with a 4:30pm departure? We've cruised RCI a number of times, and we usually like to board as early as possible. However, I love Vancouver (my family has never been), and I'd love for us to have some extra time to explore the city before we board. My concern is specialty dining reservations. We bought the ultimate specialty dining package (yay Black Friday sale!!), so we'll want/need reservations every night. I've mapped out out preferred dinner times for the week, and they are all in the 6:30-7:30 range, when I'm sure EVERYONE wants to eat. Normally I'd board as early as possible and head straight to make our dining reservations. If we wait and arrive at the port around 1 or so (boarding around 2, I'm thinking?), do you think that couple of hour delay will make a big difference in our ability to get the reservations we want? I'm just trying to weigh more time in Vancouver versus getting the dining that we want. Thanks!
  24. This is a long overdue review, but I found it again in my documents and I thought it'd been worth posting since the Alaska itineraries for 2020 are recently out. I'm about to leave on another cruise, so I won't be able to reply to any comments or questions until I return, but I will reply. I've tried to be succinct while covering everything briefly. I tend to be wordy, so sorry about that. I'll break this into a few posts so it's not a wall of text. The bottom line is that we loved Alaska, loved our cruisetour, and loved the Radiance. It was a fabulous vacation!
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