Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
14 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
7 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
4 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
123 forum posts
9 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
5 forum posts
5 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
51 forum posts
7 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
11 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
5 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
48 forum posts
7 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
7 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
3 reviews
770 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
13 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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Scozzie12
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
4 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We elected to go back on Radiance as my daughter had extensive surgery this year and needed a break and what better break than on the high seas on our favourite ship. We always review to keep the RCL reviews current and to help ... Read more
JOHNKIRK
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
50 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
The boarding and disembarking process were very very good. The show Buenos Aries Tango was one of the best stage shows we have ever seen on any cruise ship. RCI make excellent use of the centrium area making it and added entertainment ... Read more
Graham1033
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Friends had previously sailed on this ship, and encouraged us and another couple to sail this trip. Bathroom was far too small. Shower cubical suitable size for children under 10 years of age, not adults, especially those of us with ... Read more
Woodsdale2791
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
It seems the travel industry has decided big is beautiful, we now see huge resorts covering hectares and more to the point cruise liners being the equivalent of land based resorts. I am of course talking about cruising in ships like the ... Read more
BigBen2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was a 'performing arts' cruise with a stunning array of talented performers. All performers gave it everything they had and mixed freely with passengers. Unfortunately the joy of experiencing their performances was overshadowed by ... Read more
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mbleacher
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I have been punnishing RCL for 12 years, since they completely ignored my complaints about my experience on the Majesty of the Seas in 2004. This itinerary and my new bride was the only reason I decided to try them again. I wasn't ... Read more
Skydancer281
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 helpful votes
We were on Radiance of the Seas leaving HNL September 20 of this year. Upon checking in we found our assigned room, 8008, was filled with the overpowering stench of harmful sewer gas. Opening the stateroom and balcony doors did not ... Read more
Yoshikitty
Member Since 2013
1 review
300 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We fancied this trip for a very long tip because of the routing. Our cabin 9056 was spacious and nice - not too clean but we've enjoyed it very much. The water temperaturee was an issue with 43° this has been fixed after over 5 ... Read more
KazAllen
Member Since 2014
1 review
259 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we had done the same one 2 years before and loved it. Our cruise was actually booked for us by a friend (while onboard Legend of the Seas) the day it became available for sale, this was 16 months before sail ... Read more
Lisarow Girl
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cabin was great larger than most port hole cabins, would of been nice to have another port than Picton straight after Wellington didnt get any real feeling for NZ from those 2 ports. My Time was a bit of a issue and the flexability for My ... Read more
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