Royal Caribbean and the South Seas destinations.: Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by Jasper50
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Royal Caribbean and the South Seas destinations.
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Also on the South Pacific Cruise you have to remember that you have 2 full days and 3 nights at sea before you leave the ship for the first time and the same on the return journey. Weather off the coast of NSW not all that good, there was lots of sea roll and by the 2nd night, more that half the ship was ill with motion sickness. Not many guests attended the Captains Cocktail, why not hold it on another night, so that all guests can attend. Other thing was the "stabilisers" should have been put out on the first night, guests comforts come first, not the companies profits. On the return journey the "stabilisers" were used this time, so that you would remember a smooth sail into Sydney Harbour. After we reached the Islands, and guests had recovered from motion sickness, then gastro struck the ship. Guests were not advised of precautions to take until the 2nd day, not good enough. Should have been announced as soon as it confirmed that gastro was lurking around the ship. On the first day, staff were trying to clean handrails, tables etc with bleach discreetly, but as soon as they saw someone watching what they were doing, they would stop. Guests should have been told then, not the next day as that may have saved a lot more guests from suffering. Hand wash bottles should have been at the entrances to all lifts all the time, as we did not see the inside buttons of any lift get bleached at any time. Tenders to and from shore were very good if you left and returned early. I believe that some were a bit slow returning mid afternoon. Dis embarkation was a shambles. You had the choice to depart early and take your own luggage. Had to wait too long to disembark and there was no clear line of who was first in line, should have been more controlled as ship staff not required as you took your own bags. Once got to Immigration services it was fine. Just getting there was the problem. Fitness centre was excellent with lots of equipment and provided additional classes, some at cost though. The only problem I found with the fitness centre was that the air conditioning was not sufficient. The room was too warm, regardless if you were in there at 6am or 10am.There were no opening windows either. Should have been much cooler in the fitness centre. Plenty of towels were provided for gym use. Less
Cabin review: 3016
Cabin 3016. Large Oceanview Stateroom. Quite comfortabe with queen bed which was extra comfy, couch, desk and colour TV. Has a port hole as a window. Bed is under the window. We were on the 3rd bottom deck towards the bow of the ship. The waterline outside was not far below our window, so could be noisy at times from the sea swell. Cabins were clean, fresh towels given twice daily. Bathrooms very small, one person at a time only in the bathroom, showers were extra small but plenty of hot water. Refrigerators provided in rooms, but not cold enough to keep drinks cold. Had to ask for ice buckets, which were freely given.
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