Western Caribbean Cruise
We were on the Glow of the Seas for the western Caribbean cruise ship. This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean with our first on the bigger Journey of the Seas. After one cruise ship with RCI, I anticipated roughly the exact same standards with the Radiance and generally, I wasn’t dissatisfied.
Our stateroom was a within aft cabin as well as we were not let down. It was roomy enough and the lighting sufficed. Storage room area and also cabinets were likewise sufficient for our use. We observed that the dual beds here were actually a bit better than the one we had on the Journey since we couldn’t really feel the split between both separate beds like we did last time. If there’s one point that can be boosted is the shower drape. The one mounted was not sufficient in maintaining in all the water from the shower. The shower on the Adventure made use of a dual glass door system which was far exceptional. Or else, the cabin behaved as well as dark for sleeping in the evening. Although we listened to a little sound from the cabins next to us, it was minimal. We really did not miss having any type of window or balcony in all because we were rarely in our stateroom. We were either at the port or elsewhere on the ship and returned to our cabins simply to loosen up or sleep. We would absolutely reserve an inside cabin once more with RCI unless we had a free upgrade.
The main Waterfalls dining room behaved as well as the dishes were great. Breakfasts had the same food selection every morning. Lunch at the dining room was alright. The dinners were excellent but not every meal item was a winner. There were the strange appetizer and treat that was not up to par. One point that my partner discovered was that the parts of the main courses seemed to be smaller sized than those offered on the Experience. We usually went upstairs to the Windjammer to get more food after dining at the Cascades. In some components of the Cascades room, the tables were placed also cramp so strolling to our own table was tricky at times.
The self serves Windjammer was excellent. It normally had much more variety of food than served downstairs at the Cascades. Morning meal and also lunch were hectic at the Windjammer however throughout nights, most people chose to eat at the Cascades. The two various other optional restaurants onboard Portafino and Chop House were available at $20 US per person however we never ever attempted them considering that the meals already consisted of at the Cascades and also Windjammer were fine by us. Other travelers that did most likely to these optional areas informed us that they were second best. There was another coffee shop offered during late evenings called the Seaview as well as they provided fares such as sandwiches, salads, as well as burgers. This was a good function. Something we did challenge was that they billed for the coffee and also tea there. There was likewise a specialized coffee put on the main centrum of the ship and also they also billed. We had more schedule of totally free drinks on the Experience.
The service by the stateroom attendants as well as dining room team was excellent as anticipated.
The night reveals at the Aurora Theater were a mix of the ship’s very own crew of dancers as well as singers plus some outdoors comics as well as vocalists. Generally, the shows were fairly great. We would have liked them to blend the enjoyment each night rather than assign songs, comedy, and also magic right into various evenings. Instead of an entire program of magic, we would certainly have preferred each evening featuring a selection of amusement. Online music around the ship was a wonderful included touch.
Although smaller sized than the Adventure, the Radiance had fine features including the gym/spa, miniature golf, pools, as well as the shops. There was web access but at 50 cents per min, the solution is a bit high. There were things to do during the days mixed-up such as art auctions, cooking trials, as well as dance courses. However, we really felt that there was much more used on the Journey. As for getting started and also disembarking, there was not a problem on the Glow. The 6th degree had the gambling establishment and for non-smokers, this was a problem. The air flow in the casino site was not great and also because of this, cigarette smoke traveled to adjacent locations near the casino site. My companion wished to avoid taking place the sixth level whenever feasible.
In summary, we enjoyed our cruise ship on the Brilliance of the Seas. However, contrasting it to the bigger Experience of the Seas, we would certainly rate the larger ship a little bit higher. We liked the massive boardwalk on the Adventure which was not available on a smaller ship like the Luster. Provided an option in the future, we would certainly opt for the bigger ship. For the very first time cruisers, the Glow would certainly still be an excellent ship to holiday on. This is merely the situation of where proficient cruisers would certainly anticipate extra especially if they have actually been on higher end ships.