I have sailed on Radiance of the Seas! I love the smaller ships much better then the large ones, although the large ones have more entertainment, the smaller ones are more intimate, in my opinion.
What a wonderful post you made of this awesome time. The Schooner bar is one of my favorite places to go and they play trivia a couple times a day and team up, that is always a fun time and I find myself wandering down there at on the sea day.
I have never find myself at a loss of what to do or where to go and I have never met a cruise ship that I didn't like. There are people that cruise year-round and honestly, after being waited on hand and foot and being fed Five Star meals, what's not to love? All the workers on the ships work on 7 month contracts normally, unless it's something special. At that point they usually go home and a await a new contract or, if they are lucky they get a follow-on assignment. That's not quite as normal but it does happen. A lot of countries where the money is not as flowing is where most of their workers come from and I actually feel terrible at the sacrifice that they are making by spending all those months away from home. I've talked to many of them and they're very practical about it and Skype their family daily, which is a far cry from how it used to be with no contact. I am always able to use my phones the entire time although most times I do not even hook it up. You took the most incredible Cruise shots that I have ever seen and the post was beyond amazing. So thank you so very much and I will be off on my own Cruise in a couple weeks. 15 days of Sun and Fun and maybe even a little bit of a tan, with sunscreen on of course. Thank you again and I hope you have a most wonderful day