Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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lakey
Member Since 2004
1 review
5 forum posts
10 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
4 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
4 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
2 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
17 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
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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
11 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
4 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
3 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
10 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
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Sonicbev
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
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
51 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
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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
MoniD75
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
5 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
16 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
1,036 forum post
14 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
9 helpful votes
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
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Lisa F Cumbria
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
Billycruisemates
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
5 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
9 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
13 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
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