318 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Just booked Radiance 12/5/04, don't see a lot on this board about this ship, has anyone cruised on her? Please tell me about it, how was the food, entertainment, service? She looks like a beautiful ship. Has anyone been in any of the Junior Suite's on her? Appreciate any information. Thanks
Parts Unknown
4,497 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
We sailed on the Radiance a few months ago and we had a great time, truly a beautiful ship. Food and service were very good. No complaints about the cruise at all. Entertainment was about the same as most other ships, mediocre at best.

Donuts, is there anything they can't do....
Surprise, Az.
400 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Loved the Radiance! We had just a standard outside cabin. Entertainment was lame. RCI seems to be lacking in theis area lately.
The staff was outstanding! Friendly and always said hello, the wait staff knew and used our names from the first night, had our beverage of choice at the table within minutes of being seated and we never had to ask for a thing. Seaview cafe was great with limited hours that varied by port and sea days, we enjoyed the Windjammer outdoor seating.
My 2 favorite spots on the ship were the Atrium and the Solarium.
You have a great time on the Radiance!


Soveriegn 92 E. Caribbean
Majesty 95 W. Caribbean
Granduer 97 E. Caribbean
Rhapsody 00 Mexico
Vision 02 Alaska
Radiance 03 Panama Canal
Brilliance 3/29/04

Radiance of the Seas/Panama Canal 10/18/2003
Are we there yet?

My bags are always packed!
Brilliance 3/29/2004
Seattle, WA
567 Posts
Joined Jul 2002
My web page listed below is 1/2 review, 1/2 how-to guide. It was mostly written about the Radiance.


Check out my guide for first time cruisers http://www.vsn.org/cruise

Radiance 6/2002
Radiance 10/2002
Brilliance 11/2003
LEGEND OF THE SEAS - September 26, 2004
Visit our Roll Call HERE

Cruise Europe 2005 (CC Group Cruise)- June 5, 2005 on the Brilliance
Visit our Roll Call HERE
Gettysburg, PA
2,212 Posts
Joined Dec 2000

We have a personal planning page on the Radiance of the Seas, which has many Radiance of the Seas links to photo albums, personal cruise websites, Chops & Portofino menus, Compass, and a number of posted reviews. We continue to update the page:


Happy Cruising, Buil, http://cruiseclues.com
Sitmar, RCCL, Costa, HAL, Princess, Royal Cruise Line, Celebrity, Renaissance, Disney, MSC Lirica
"We cannot change the direction of the wind... but we can adjust our sails"
318 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Hi Ssaterly-

Make sure you sign up for the Cruise Critic party for the cruise!! We also have a thread on the roll call boards for this sailing! Can't wait till December.
5,223 Posts
Joined Oct 2001
We are getting together an "all girls" cruise on the Radiance for that sailing. I tried starting a roll call, but didn't get any response. So far, we have 6 going. I have already signed up two of us for the Meet and Mingle. I'll go look for the roll call!


Enchantment of the Seas 11/01
Mercury 12/02
Serenade of the Seas 1/04
Radiance of the Seas 12/04