I enjoyed your review and it seemed quite fair, given your experience. I'm glad you had a good time, all be it not your favorite cruise. I, as you know, had a somewhat worse experience this past weekend.
We had many good moments, but unfortunately the negative things were quite glaring to us. I doubt we will ever sail her or R.C.I. again.
I'm just a Celebrity, Princess, H.A.L. kind of guy and I think I will stick with those lines in the future.
Thanks again for your well-written review.
P.S. It's nice to have a Portland neighbor here on the forum.
I read your review and can understand your mixed feelings on this cruise.
We were on the 9/20 3 day sailing. It was our 5th time on the Radiance and we were also a bit disapointed. We love the ship but we found the food had slipped from our previous trips.
We have found that on 3 and 4 day trips the menus in the dining room seem to have less choices ( or at least less elabroate choices).
As for the WIndjammer...It seem VERY "cafeteria" the selections and presentation were much better when we were on her before.
On the plus side they made some changes for the better in the Seaview Cafe. They added some "lighter " food like the fruit plate.
Another change for the better was the addition of the coffee station just forward of the Windjammer. The first year we had to go all the way to the stern to get coffee when the windjammer was closed.