Muz's Trip Report

Ship: 
Radiance of the Seas
Duration: 
16 Nights
Cabin: 
4554

The most impressive thing about this cruise were the staff. Nothing was a problem for them. Always smiling and welcoming. The ship was also beautiful. As first time cruisers the Radiance has certainly inspired us to cruise again.

What was your motivation to take a cruise?: 
We had never cruised before. Our relatives had cruised on the Rhapsody of the Seas and basically talked us into it.. Very glad they did, now we are hooked and consider this the very best way to vacation.
What was a highlight of your cruise?: 
The highlight of our cruise was the amazing food at Izumi's. We let our waiter Prada guide our selections the first night and returned a further 4 times. The food was fresh, innovative and absolutely amazing.
What did you dislike about your cruise?: 
Not alot to dislike. Nothing onboard was a negative for us. We did have a disastrous shore tour that lead to me getting a nasty blister. That said we did get a partial refund as did other who complained about this trip. That said it was out of the hands of RCI
Did you do any excursions?: 
Yes we did 3 organised excursions. 2 of which were awesome and they were the Barrier Reef tour at Airlie Beach and the Litchfield Park and Crocodile tour at Darwin.. Our guide "Nev" in Darwin was brilliant. Very informative and a great sense of humour.
How was your cabin?: 
The cabin (an ocean view stateroom) was larger than we thought it might be. Plenty of room for the two of us and a larger than we expected bathroom.
How was the food on the ship?: 
The food.. Well the food in the windjammer was over the top. Non stop, food food and more food. The quality could be a little better though. Maybe fewer fried options, larger cold meat selections etc etc. The main dining room food was always decent with few complaints. I think the whole time we ate in Cascades we only had 2 meals we werent overly impressed with. We also had the Chefs table package, and we are so glad we did. All the restaurants were just wonderful. All classy with top grade food. The plating of the food and service in the restaurants was impeccable
Would you cruise again on this ship?: 
Yes