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  1. You forget one...did you hear about the kid knapping in the park? Don't worry, he woke up.
  2. We are booked on the Radiance OTS May 31st to June to June 7th on the Northern Passage way. We will be flying into Vancouver BC on the May 30th, the day before we board the ship. Looking for some good hotels, taxi costs to the port, etc. Thanks! rjac
  3. Yes, Radiance is a great ship. But, nature getting back to normal? Does anyone, to include Mother Nature, know what normal is? Good luck.
  4. It's possible that they are both booked for the cruise. Have you tried booking different times or are they just not showing up in the cruise planner? May have to give Royal a call. Good luck and have a GREAT cruise!
  5. Funny what a difference 45 years makes!
  6. Matt, Already planning fir next year. Not sure it will be on the Radiance. Hope Royal let's everyone know what happened. The ship was headed back to Victoria, Canada to dry dock. That doesn't sound like a quick turnaround, especially if that azipod is severely damaged. rjac
  7. My wife and I did the land portion of this land/cruise portion first. We finished up Denali and got to the Port in Seward on Friday, September 1st. Early on the motor coach the "adventure guide" informed us that she was just notified that the Radiance had a "propulsion system issue" that they were working on and our cruise might be delayed. We finally got to Seward about 5:30 and boarded the ship with no problems nor mention of any ship related problems. Once in our cabin, the captain made an announcement that the problem wasn't fixed, the ship had to go to dry dock and the cruise was cancelled. He did mention that we would receive a letter detailing the reimbursement packages and comps. We quickly headed to the conference room where four staff members were assisting guests with return flights home through Royal's Air/Sea. Within 1.5 hrs I received an email with our flight arrangements for Saturday night. So we headed to the nearest bar for a few complementary drinks then off to dinner. Saturday we took the last shuttle bus back to the Anchorage airport and caught our flight home later that night. Are we disappointed, yes of course. Butthese things happen and it was out of our control. We did get to see Denali and a few of the small towns around Denali. Didn't see Mt. Denali because of the clouds nor did we see any wild life but we really enjoyed that national park. We were totally satisfied with the way the captain, his staff and crew quickly reacted to this problem. Very professional, we can't complain. We look at it this way, we travelled to Alaska and got to have dinner and a night on the Radiance of The Seas. By the way, she's a beautiful ship for her age, just a "little" problem with her propulsion system. rjac
  8. Has anyone heard about Royal canceling Juneau Alaska as a port stop this month and next month due to the glacier melt and flooding? rjac
  9. Has anyone gone on this excursion? We are planning on doing it next month. But, my wife is getting cold feet because of the distance of the hiking, trail conditions, etc. We are in our 70's fairly good shape and have all the gear. Anyone have experience on this excursion. Good and bad comments will be appreciated. Thanks! Robert
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    Gilley, We were on an RC bus excursion a number of years ago. Th roads that the bus driver were scenic but very steep with a lot of switch backs. Some folks actually got sick. At the end of the tour there was a lot of traffic on the steep roads with switch backs and we were late for the departure. Since this was an RC excursion, the ship waited for us. If you are going on an excursion that is not offered by RC just make SURE you can get back before the all aboard time. Good luck!
  11. Just be aware that the bottle of alcohol is small. Not the typical size you buy at home. Read the fine print.
  12. Thanks to all who replied. I appreciate your feedback! Have a great weekend!
  13. Embarking on The Radiance OTS in 36 days. Have accomplished all the required-on board check-in and have our set sail passes. The only thing missing are the luggage tags. On previous cruises with Royal they were available just after the 90 day window. What's going on? Thanks. rjac
  14. I agree with TimeRacer. Bonine is our go to and it does not make us sleepy nor drowsy like some of the other OTC anti sea sick meds.
  15. Thanks Ryan, that's what I thought.
  16. Finally getting to ALASKA! Had this trip all planned out and paid for in 2019 for a land and sea cruise in August of 2020. Well, that didn't happen and I'm sure you know why. This past June my wife says let's go to Alaska, this year. Nothing like waiting util the last minute. So, I go online and the same trip we had planned before is booking 29 August to September 8 at a price I couldn't refuse and an aft cabin to further sweeten the deal. I called Michelle, she still had the trip in her computer and we booked it. Oh. one other thing, Aug 29 is my wife's birthday. Nice. Here's my question. After the land portion (Denali) we end up in Seward to Board the Radiance for the south passageway. The Radiance will be coming from Vancouver on the north passageway to Seward for debarkation of those on board. Where do those folks go/do once they are off the ship? Thanks.
  17. Sorry, HWW. My wife saw my post and said she would GLADLY slap food out of my hand as well as alcoholic beverages. And if I whined or complained, she would gladly slap the sh*t out of me. This is going to be such a fun cruise, I'm feeling it already!
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