View Full Version : Voyager or Radiance class
May 3rd, 2004, 06:08 AM
We are thinking about a Caribbean cruise for next Spring. Will be our first time on RCCL. Just cruised on Celebrity Summit and loved it. Would appreciate comments on these ships (and if you can compare to Celebrity).
Also, we have two kids (9 & 11), who were perfectly happy on Summit, but certainly looks like RCCL has even more for them to do. Is one family of ships preferable to the other?
May 3rd, 2004, 06:13 AM
For the most things for kids to do I would have to go with the Voyager class which will have the ice skating rink and inline skating track. The Radiance class ships are comparable to the Celebrity "M" class ships such as the Summit, but with more activities such as mini-golf and rock climbing. I say go with a Voyager class ship just for the experience.
Donuts, is there anything they can't do....
May 3rd, 2004, 06:16 AM
In my opinion, children would prefer the Voyager class ship over the Radiance class ship.
There are many activiites for the family on both types of ships, but the Voyage class appears to have more. I personally prefer the Radiance class ships ( have no children) but have had great times on the VOyager class also.
May 3rd, 2004, 07:37 AM
If it matters to you, the Voyager class ships are more "inside-directed" meaning the idea is to almost forget you are at sea. The Radiance class ships have tons of glass and "outdoor views" so you can't FORGET you are at sea. Its a very different orientation toward the experience. Personally I prefer the Radiance class but posters are right that for kids the Voyager class does offer a lot to do.
until sailaway on Legend of the Seas
May 3rd, 2004, 09:23 AM
I appreciate the responses, and we were thinking about the "inside/outside" orientedness. One of the things I love on a ship is feeling like you're outside even when you're not - i.e. lounges with big windows. That was something that concerned me about Voyager class - they do look somewhat enclosed.
Does Radiance class still have the mini golf? I would imagine either class of RCCL would still have more for kids than Celebrity? Although they were perfectly happy on the Summit, we just thought it would be fun to try something different, but not give up on too many things that we liked about the Summit.
May 3rd, 2004, 10:28 AM
Yes, there is a nine hole mini golf course on Radiance class ships.