Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 15th, 2001, 03:39 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 158
Default Radiance of the Sea 01/12/02

Hi, is anyone back from a recent Southern Caribbean Cruise with the Radiance of the Sea?Here are just some questions.

How ist Embarkation and Debarkation in San Juan? We're having kids traveling with us.
Did you hear anything about the Kids program?
And did you hear Kid's at all?????
What are the best Tour Excursions?
Which islands(Barbados, ST.Maarten, ST. Lucia) are best to do on your own?
Any information is appreciated.
Thanks Patricia.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 16th, 2001, 07:44 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Jersey / Florida
Posts: 210
Default Re: Radiance of the Sea 01/12/02

Patricia,

As far as I know the very first Southern Caribbean cruise on the Radiance will be leaving tomorrow the 17th. I am going on it, will try to answer your questions when I get back.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 17th, 2001, 08:13 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 158
Default Re: Radiance of the Sea 01/12/02

Thanks Jenn. I'm looking forward to your reply.Have a nice trip.Patricia
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 26th, 2001, 08:42 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Jersey / Florida
Posts: 210
Default Re: Radiance of the Sea 01/12/02

Patricia,

First, I don't have kids, but I thought from what I saw that they had great kids programs. Their kids program is called Adventure Ocean and they split up the kids by age groups. Teenagers have their own pool and disco. It costs about $5.00 per kid per hour so if you wanted to you could drop the kids off one day and have the day to yourself. One night they dressed one group of kids up like pirates and they did a little scene at dinner, it was very cute.

My favorite island was Sint Maarten only because I love to shop and it had the best shopping. I suggest you pick a shore excursion on St. Lucia (beautiful island) and Barbados. I was not impressed with the downtown area of Barbados and from what I heard neither were other people. We went on our own in St. Thomas and took a sail boat that only held six people. They took us to St. John which I found I liked better then St. Thomas.

Anyway, you will have the best time no matter what you choose to do!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 26th, 2001, 01:08 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 84
Default Re: Radiance of the Sea 01/12/02

Returned from Radiance caribbean cruise on Saturday. Did not take my child with us. The couple who sat with us at dinner had two chidren with them, ages 12 and 8. The 8 year old had a great time with the activities. The 12 year old found plenty of kids her age to hang out with. We did the skyride in St. Thomas and shopped. In Antigua we took a catamaran tour with snorkeling. Nice tour and the people that did it were fun. In St. Martin we shopped and went over to Marigot with my aunt who just happened to be in St. Martin. In St. Lucia we did the horseback riding. This was not enjoyable at all. And finally, in Barbados we did the kayak and turtle encounter. Unfortunately, the sea was too rough to see the turles, but we were able to snorkle to an old shipwreck. Barbados has the most beautiful water and beaches. If you have a daughter, the people on the island will be yelling at you for hairbraiding. It is cute, but if you do it take your own comb and elastics. I have long hair, but that doesn't interest me. The kids like the way it looks. We had a great time on our cruise and are looking at going to Alaska in August. The ship is beautiful. I am sure you will also have a nice time.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old November 27th, 2001, 09:13 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 151
Default Radiance-Southern Caribbean questions

We're leaving on the Radiance of the Seas this Saturday 12/1. Can't
wait!

What process did you go through from the Airport in Puerto Rico, to
your arrival on the ship? Some Message Boards indicated that people have
to carry their own luggage onto the ship. Do you retrieve your own luggage
in Puerto Rico, take them thru Customs, then meet the Royal Caribbean
Guide for instructions? Or was your luggage already in your room when you
arrived?

We're staying in an "E3" Superior Ocean View Stateroom with balcony
on deck 7. Any comments on the mini-suites? Do the bathrooms just have
showers, or do some have a tub/shower combination?

We want to take the Atlantis Submarine in St. Thomas, or is the Submarine in Barbados better? In Barbados, any feedback on the 50 acre Flower Forest located at Richmond Plantation?

Was wandering what Movies are showing at the Theater? What time do
you start signing up for the Rock Climbing Wall? Do you also have to sign
up for the Put-put golf?

Any other info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your help.
Suzy
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone on Radiance of the Sea? Kim526 Teen Cruisers 0 July 3rd, 2005 09:57 PM
Radiance ot sea 21 of july Thomas_Amsterdam Gay / Lesbian Cruising 0 May 30th, 2005 02:10 PM
RCCL Radiance of the Sea Bob N Chit - Chat for Cruisers 7 February 11th, 2005 03:52 AM
Radiance of the sea steve j Royal Caribbean International 4 September 9th, 2004 10:12 AM
Radiance of the Sea BarbO1999 Royal Caribbean International 13 December 15th, 2002 05:33 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:24 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1