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Age: 48


Number of Cruises: 21

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2009-10-9

Itinerary: Mexico

I loved this ship. I have never cruised on a Radiance class ship, but have been on 14 other cruises with RCI. This size suits me. Although the ads for the new Oasis look amazing, that ship may be too big for me, or other Seniors like my mom.

I thought the food was great. Although we chose My Time dining, we found a waiter we liked, and re-booked with him 3 nights. So it was very like conventional dining. We ate in Chops one night and it was fantastic.

My stateroom seemed a whole lot smaller, but I usually cruise on my own; sharing always makes it seem smaller.

I was never one to participate in on-board activities on my own, but cruising with my mom has given me a whole new appreciation for on-board activities.

We planned our own excursions, and for different reasons both were canceled. Luckily, both tour operators were reputable. One we had pre-paid, and our money was refunded. The other, the tour operator was kind enough to explain the road was impassable and made the tour 90% transportation. We mutually agreed to cancel.

The crew was awesome and very friendly. The ship itself is amazing, all the glass, and open areas. My cousin and I had a balcony on the bump out. Our mothers had a handicapped balcony which was huge.

Cabo San Lucas was a bust, rained off and on all day, had to cancel our Sailboat Cruise but I made contact with them, we mutually agreed, and they issued a full refund by email the same day. We had lunch by the new Marina area, next to Senor Frog's. Great service, nice lunch. Back to the ship early to enjoy the Solarium. Note: pool towels available poolside, no checkout system, but no chair hog police, many abused this, and I was looking forward to see some of the towel chairs to be vacated, but no luck.

Too soon it was the end of the cruise, we had dinner at Chops the last night and it was spectacular !

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