Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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AussieNSW
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise leaving from Australia in the past we have only been on Disney cruises. I was so disappointed. It was a cruise during the school holidays so I thought that it would be aimed as families with plenty of activities ... Read more
kriley1211
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I had traveled from the fjords of Norway to the shore of the Dead Sea by car, air, and rapid train, but 2017 was my very first cruise. As a one-time rail pass holder, my vision of traveling was to hop on and off of trains every few days or ... Read more
Sagcap
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
44 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Cruise #14 with Royal, 5th cruise on Radiance, this was our first ship! Boarding was a breeze, cabin very Aft, (7676) would do it again, attendant extremely good as usual, something about these guys. You want a happy day, talk to yr ... Read more
Dickybow
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose it for the itinerary. We have done over 30 cruises but only two with Royal Caribbean in 1999 and 2001 which were excellent. Unfortunately this ship was very disappointing. We had just stepped on board in Fremantle and were ... Read more
janlodge03
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because we were told seeing the NZ fiords by ship was an experience not to be missed and they weren't wrong. Truly wonderful and do it if you can. Absolutely breathtaking and better than those in Norway. Wonderful ... Read more
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71Bruin
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
22 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Seeing Australia and New Zealand has always been on our bucket list and this cruise seemed perfect. We have been on Radiance two other times so we knew the ship quite well so it was like coming back to an old friend. Needless to say, ... Read more
PG13
Member Since 2007
1 review
894 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've now traveled on 5 different cruise lines and thought Royal would be our home line, but they've disappointed us both our last 2 cruises. Start with the good. -Our room steward was great, they always work so hard. -Our ... Read more
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cruisevangelist
Member Since 2006
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
9 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
MSWatson1955
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After making the final payment on our Cruise we were informed that we would board the Ship in Sydney Harbor via tenders instead of the Overseas Passenger Terminal. We were told to arrive at set times based on the deck our cabin was on and ... Read more
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VancouverEllen
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 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
21 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
12 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
Travel419
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
18 forum posts
5 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
3 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
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Boda12
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 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
18 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
9 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
6 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
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125wayne
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
21 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
Marcellesf
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 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
9 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
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