Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by twostepmomma: Not 18 but 13 days...thank you Qantas!!
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Not 18 but 13 days...thank you Qantas!!
What a time we had getting to the ship. We had booked with the Choice Air program offered by Royal Caribbean. This program did not seem very professional or together when it came to problem solving our situation. Not the fault of Royal Caribbean though but Qantas.
We embarked in Adelaide, 5 days late. It was very easy getting aboard compared to reviews I've read about Perth and Sydney.
The Radiance is a nice ship. We took this ship in Alaska about 3 years ago. The refurbishing sure showed, fresh and clean.
Missed the Meet and Mingle so we did not connect with other Meet and Mingle members.
Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand were beautiful places. This cruise if definitely for the scenery. The weather was wonderful, sunny and on most days warm, 70's and 80's. The seas were fairly calm, except maybe a few rocky moments.
The only complaint from me was the food. It was not as good as it has been in the past.
I would More recommend this cruise to anyone, but there were a lot of Aussies, understandably, and seniors...older seniors on board.
Hobart: Beautiful place and know as God's Waiting Room. Met a cousin. She picked us up at the port. She drove us up to Mt. Wellington! Beautiful view. It was very cold and sprinkling rain the day we were there. At lunch at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Wonderful time. Lots to do at the port, shops, restaurants and souvenir shops.
Milford, Doubtful, Dusky Sounds: Beautiful...wake up and enjoy the day! Spectacular scenery.
Akoroa, New Zealand: Resort city. Tendered here. City right where you tender, shops, restaurants etc. Can use internet a the library for free. One block off main street. Took excursion of countryside and to Christchurch. Wow!!! worth it. Also stopped at sheep farm for a sheep dog demonstration and sheep shearing. We were also served tea and biscuits before returning to the ship. Beautiful place.
Sydney,Australia: Nice city. Everything close by port and near city center. Lots to do. Took trip to Blue Mountains. Pretty, pretty.
We disembarked in Sydney. Very easy and right downtown in the city center at Circular Quay. Less
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Cabin review: Radiance of the Seas 3076
We had a Large Oceanview Stateroom on Deck 3. Room 3076. Midship. Wonderful location. We were right by the elevators. One deck up we were at the purer's deck and the dining room. One more deck were at the internet and coffee bar. Take the elevator and on deck 11 outside the Windjammer. Nice location and very comfortable.
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