Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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BananaSmoothy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
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
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
2 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
6 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
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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MoniD75
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The embarkation and disembarkation were smooth with disembarkation being sped up by customs visiting us on the ship to get that all organised before reaching the dock. We ate a few meals in the main dining room using mytime dining and had ... Read more
Retired Male
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Cruise needs to their homework. Customer service training required. Attention to detail required when detailing with: . Customers, . Food preparation, . Cleaning . Giving out information. Undertook Back to Backs. 8 ... Read more
Haoie
Member Since 2010
1 review
1,025 forum post
9 helpful votes
We went as 2 friends in our early 30s. My 4th cruise, his first ever. Both first time with RCI and we were very impressed. Here are some general overviews of the highlights, various observations, and with tips on how to get the most out of ... Read more
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Thegoonerarsenal
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The boarding process was very easy and quick with no problems at all. This was a good start, just what we were expecting from our first trip with ... Read more
Lisa F Cumbria
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise so we could visit Australia and New Zealand in the one trip. From the moment we stepped on board yes just through the doors it was sell, sell, sell. Please let people board and get their bearings if you want to book a ... Read more
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Billycruisemates
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This cruise appeared to tick all the boxes location wise. We are Platinum cruisers with RCL. After this experience we will not book again. The cruise was a complete disappointment and a waste of money. The food was lukewarm and not of a ... Read more
Perthgirl1943
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This year was a bad one for me and my husband, after he had major caancer surgery. However because of some good news we decided fairly late to taake this cruise as we could get on in WA and just fly home from Sydney. As a consequence we ... Read more
push the boat out
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
no time to see Perth as mix up with coach 2hrs late to ship. Ship very clean but old.full of over 80 year old. and Aussie using it as a floating hotel didn't even get off at port stayed on drinking. dining very short hours closed ... Read more
phredclark
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
7 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We were so excited to be taking a 17 day cruise in Australia but the disappointment started before we left the USA. We chose "My Time Dining" (hint: NEVER DO THIS) and made reservations on-line for all 16 nights. About 3 weeks ... Read more
itars6365
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This is the second leg of our travel around the whole of Australia, the demographics for this leg were a little younger and there were not many children under 17, (Approx 15). Since we were doing a back to back cruise, we arrived in ... Read more
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fairdeal
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
AFTER having driven all over AUSTRALIA my wife and I thought it would be nice to circumnavigate AUS by water and have a relaxing time NO Departing Sydney our first port of call was Brisbane (so far so good ) If you wanted to go ... Read more
cappycas
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
108 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Having just had a wonderful cruise on the Independence of the Seas our expectations were high. The ship looked very nice at first glance. Our cabin though was very shabby and in need of a refurb. The carpet was grubby as were the sofa and ... Read more
Wagtail1
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
A chance to see Australia and New Zealand on 2 back to back cruises . Overall a pleasant experience and the captain was considerate in avoiding bad weather which unfortunately meant that we missed all the ports in NZ South Island . No I ... Read more
cherrypie29
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
47 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I wanted to do this cruise to see how I would go on a longer cruise with my special needs friend, it was fantastic, she is tube fed so the food was not important to her. Firstly our embarkation went smoothly and everyone was very ... Read more
skillett
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Wished to undertake the cruise with elderly mother. The cabin was in disrepair, headboard was detached, the curtains torn but otherwise clean. The couch in the room was stained and dirty. The same can be said of the chairs in the ... Read more
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MJKendall
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise as it covered both Australia and New Zealand.We had booked 18 months ago.As the flights were so long from the UK we travelled business class so it was a costly holiday.We had travelled with RC three times and have been ... Read more
happychris52
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
40 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Radiance of the Seas – Sydney to Hobart 24-31 October 2016 We enjoy doing short local cruises. Always something new to see and no passports or long flights to worry about. Embarkation – We received an email two days ... Read more
Snyglers
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Food -- not good at all, the buffet was not open enough hours, making it impossible to go to the early show without having to eat late at night, not enough other included other dining options (the hot dog stand was awful) Service -- our ... Read more
subaru94
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
766 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Radiance of the Seas is an older ship, that is looking a tad tired and in need of a facelift in saying that though we had the best entertainment on board the Cruise Director, Activites Manager and entertainment staff were one of the ... Read more
NauteGirl1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 8th cruise with various cruise lines so it is easy to compare. Firstly we received an email 2 days prior to our departure to say there had been gastroenteritis on the ship so our embarking had to be put back due to the ... Read more
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