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When Royal Caribbean debuted its first-in-class Radiance of the Seas in 2001, passengers raved about the light that came streaming through the ship's glassy exterior. Ten years later, the line has put $20 ...
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Frandya
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise as it left from Sydney, Australia. We had both wanted to see Australia and this was a way to see just a small potion of Australia with a cruise to other destinations thrown in as well. New Zealand, French ... Read more
Grandjen
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My husband had always wanted to visit Australia and the itinerary for this cruise sounded perfect for us. We spent a week in Australia prior to sailing, with the last two days being in Sydney. Overall wonderful trip! The staff on the ... Read more
Jacaluke
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is our first time cruising with RCI and the 2nd cruise for most in our group. We travelled with our 3 children aged 15, 13 and 9 years and the children's grandmothers. We absolutely loved this cruise and cannot speak highly enough ... Read more
faze41
Member Since 2014
1 review
90 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Embarked in Sydney for a 6 day Australia/Tasmania cruise, followed with a back to back 18 day cruise to New Zealand, French Polynesia with disembarkation in Hawaii. The ports of call were wonderful and we enjoyed every one of them. The ... Read more
Wandering Faye
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I'm glad they are putting the Radiance of the Sea to dry dock. It need some sweet loving care. We toured around the top end of Australia. Australia is known for crayfish (lobster) and yet, we were not offered surf or turf or beef ... Read more

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trotters2203
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Recently completed a Top End Australia 16 night cruise on the Radiance of the Seas. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The staff were good in all areas and we made some good friends and met some nice people, included some CC roll ... Read more
silverfox8888
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife and I have just returned from the above cruise and wish to make the following observations and conclusions. We are seasoned cruises having sailed with other companies and thoroughly enjoyed our holidays. I cannot understand why ... Read more
Linda Graham
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The Cruise on Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas in general was good. Our cabin 3528 was a good size although the bathroom, and certainly the shower could have been bigger. There were no toiletries in the cabin, only given to passengers ... Read more
sickcruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have sailed with Royal Caribbean 4 times before but were disappointed this time. The Radiance of the Seas was to have some minor changes before we got on but they were cancelled, until March and were done with passengers on the ship. ... Read more
pc1949
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
11 helpful votes
Having sailed twice on Brilliance of the Seas, which on both occasions were great cruises. Going on this we decided to cruise on Radiance of the Seas, yes, the ship is in need of some TLC as rust, frayed carpets and damaged furniture was ... Read more

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lovetotravel62
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was our third Royal Caribbean cruise, and we chose it because of the itinerary. We wanted to see more of Australia than just Sydney or Melbourne. The cruise itself was wonderful with lovely staff and friendly cruisers. Granted, ... Read more
katkole
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have traveled on several different Royal Caribbean ships and have to say I was quite disappointed in The Radiance of the Seas. She had the potential to be an absolutely lovely ship, but her overall condition was one of neglect. We had ... Read more
gek
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
1,165 forum post
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
OK, lets get the negative things out of the way. Yes, the ship is due to be refurbished. Here's a few things I noticed: * Scratched and/or frayed furniture in cabins and public areas * Stiff doors and drawers in the cabin * A ... Read more
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Joi
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We left Sydney February 18 and returned February 25, 2016. This is my 3rd cruise but 1st on Royal Caribbean. We booked Delta from MYR to SYD, NEVER again as they delayed, rebooked, stranded, and the list goes on. BUT, once we got to the ... Read more
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seamonster1871
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
I've cruised before, but this was my first experience with Royal Caribbean. The ship was about twice the size of anything that I've cruised on before, and I confess that I was a bit apprehensive about the public areas being like Oxford ... Read more

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PINKTURQUOISE
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I recently cruised on Radiance for 7 nights. I am always wary of reviews because some people are difficult to please, however I have to leave a review for this Ship with more negative than positive comments. The embarkation was a ... Read more
N2dsign
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Overall, this was a great cruise because of the itinerary and lots of friendly passengers! We are frequent cruisers...27 with RCL....have been on most classes of ships, and this was a good size for the itinerary. But as others have ... Read more
Cruising D.
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
19 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Australia is a beautiful country and I think that added to our enjoyment on board, The Radiance of the Seas. The current cruise director, Steve, is hardworking and talented. He does his job and more. The Shore Excursion Desk worked to ... Read more
Gel21
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first ever cruise, it won't be our last! We got on the ship at 1130 am and the boarding process was easy, efficient and very quick. We had a good look about the boat then relaxed while everyone else boarded. Our balcony room ... Read more
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foley jill
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise on The Radiance however cruised on The Rhapsody last year . It is difficult to believe these ships both belong to the same Cruise Line as everything on The Rhapsody was so much better ! Embarkation was fine ... Read more

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Newby58
Member Since 2013
1 review
453 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Background We took this itinerary for the Great Barrier Reef experience. We had only been on Voyager before. I travelled with my husband and 16 y/o daughter. Embarkation We travelled to the OPT by train and arrived at 1100hrs. We ... Read more
cherrypie29
Member Since 2014
1 review
44 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I am a regular cruiser and I have cruised on most ships, I have previously cruised on Rhapsody of the seas, Voyager of the seas, Legends of the seas. I have done 53 cruises to date so I feel that I am not being to picky. The boarding: ... Read more
sdaonly
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I'm a returning loyal member with Royal Caribbean cruise liner, bringing with me 12 1st time cruiser. I was very disappointed to find the ship to be dated, the cabins had an old musky smell and the toilet/shower smell. Luckily, thanks ... Read more
Wilmalil
Member Since 2014
1 review
33 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It was my first cruise with my husband on the Radiance of the Seas. We had a balcony which was fantastic when we went through the Sounds in New Zealand. We loved the crew, who went above and beyond. Our cabin attendant Govind was ... Read more
offtherails123
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife & I cruised on Voyager of the Seas last year and we had heard so many good reports on the Radiance that we just had to try her out. What a wonderful ship she is, a nice size, crewed by a fantastic group of people. On arrival ... Read more

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