Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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cruisevangelist
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise almost exclusively because of the itinerary. This was our 18th cruise, but only our second on RCL. Our first RCL cruise was in 2005. We hadn't been back to RCL since then because of a disappointing dining experience. ... Read more
Archibald8877
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
for a relaxing holiday . our experience of Radiance of the seas is very disappointed and upset . food was not good at all in either cascades main dining room or the buffet windjammer. the choice of food was awful putting mostly ... Read more
VancouverEllen
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I will try to keep this as short as possible, although I could write a book about it. Faulty plumbing in bathroom making terrible noises throughout the day. Flooding of floor of cabin from outside source. Cabin change to so called ... Read more
ROYAL TIGER
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were travelling to Australia from the Uk and to cover the most areas decided to do three back to back cruises covering Australia and New Zealand. We are Diamand Plus members of RCL Crown and Anchor society with over 25 cruises ... Read more
Verena m
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We're to begin, the boarding was the first disappointment, so looking forward to boarding at circular quay with the bridge and the Opera house within touching distance. No, we had to make the trip right around to other side to board the ... Read more
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Travel419
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Twice I received escargot that were COLD, no cheese for Caesar salads, most cooked foods well done. I asked waiter for medium rare and he said only well done or medium. The medium was well done. Dining room needs a new head chef. ... Read more
Downunderrob
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I have come to a couple of conclusions and the first one is that everyone has a different cruise depending on who you come into contact with and every ship has it's own personality. This is my journey on this trip. We arrived in ... Read more
Boda12
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We travelled to Sydney to board the Radiance for a 12 day cruise around New Zealand on 28/1/17, having booked the cruise approx 9 months previously via the local Flight Centre with Circular Quay being the boarding point. On 25/1/17, I was ... Read more
Sallyandtex
Member Since 2015
1 review
174 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Off to a bad start, as we had to tender out from White Bay to the radiance, very slow process in the HEAT! Once aboard there was a noticeable difference between the radiance and the voyager (we went on VOTS last year) Having four 17-19 ... Read more
lakey
Member Since 2004
1 review
5 forum posts
16 helpful votes
The worst cruise that we have ever had----they use the word "ROYAL "In their trade name ,the word Royal invokes class --this company definitely doesn't have class ,none. To start, we where staying in a hotel 15 mins. from the ... Read more
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twmonroe
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Radiance is a good, well-maintained ship, and the crew mostly does a good job onboard. We enjoyed our time, food and related service were better than good and quite satisfactory. Ports and itinerary were well chosen. Cabin was good (could ... Read more
Clinthart45
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose rci because we have been with other cruise lines and thought it might be worth a try. The ship itself is ok. If you like a floating ATM. Eg, a $4.50 bag of maltesers, $12.99. A $4.50 toblerone, $29.00. Even the people who ... Read more
125wayne
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Reunion with Family from NZ and Canada . On boarding the ship no one was available to direct us to our cabin .No sign of any staff so different to any other cruises we have been on , On arriving to our cabin we unpacked our cases and ... Read more
Megajoy
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Here's the feedback I gave Royal Caribbean on this cruise: The ship is beautifully designed with lots of natural light. There also seems to be more public space than Voyager, resulting in less queues and a much less crowded feel. I ... Read more
Pastryjule
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have cruised 25 times - on Oceania, Cunard, Princess, Celebrity and Ncl. This was our first time with RC , only went to be with family for 8days ,3 ports and 5 sea days from Sydney. I don't normally do cruise reviews as they have ... Read more
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Marcellesf
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
From the moment I embarked, I realized this ship was in desperate need of a makeover. Not just the very dated decor in the public spaces and the tiny balcony suite, but the kitchen as well. The food in Cascades, the main restaurant, is ... Read more
zak1234
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Royal Caribbean is far too focused on your hip pocket and taking you for every dollar they can get. So save yourself a lot of frustration, and go with someone else. I took my family on the Radiance of the Seas with Royal Caribbean for ... Read more
Tracey Lewis
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were really looking forward to our cruise and also taking my parents (one with a disability). Getting there and onto the ship was smooth and well organised. The staff were very friendly and helpful, in particular with my father who ... Read more
HappyAussieCruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Our last cruise was over 25 years ago, and cruising has certainly changed since then. Everything about this cruise was superbly managed. Embarkation went very smoothly, and we were on the ship relaxing in no time. Hint: if you arrive early ... Read more
Sonicbev
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise because I wanted to see New Zealand without the hassle of driving. It is also cheaper this way as NZ is very expensive. Much cheaper to cruise and do local tours. This cruise is charged in US$ and tours are ... Read more
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BananaSmoothy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it fell over our holiday time. I have to say we had a teriffic time and we are already thinking of booking another. Our cabin was great, we had the biggest window ever! There was plenty of wardrobe and ... Read more
Chezlou
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
57 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Love cruising! The Radience is kept clean and the staff are happy and helpful, room clean and loved our free upgrade to the balcony, first time with a balcony and sitting outside reading was peaceful. The shows were great and loved the ... Read more
2Disappointed
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
The whole experience was ruined by the constant upselling. Most activities were based on the ship selling something, but not for the enjoyment of the customers. The waiters too, were constantly trying to sell lunches and dinners time and ... Read more
Aussie Steven
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Selected this cruise due to holiday time available. Have done 20+ cruises previously ( mainly Princess and Celebrity). First and last time on old Royal Caribbean ships. No toiletries in bathrooms No drinks in fridge Luggage ... Read more
sean hames
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as it went to places we had not visited (Fiji and Tonga) as well as ones we wanted to go back to (Isle of Pines). It also finished up in New Zealand which gave us the opportunity to spend a week at the end of the ... Read more
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