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890 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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Patthecruiser
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary – Sydney to Singapore, sailing up the Gold Coast. This is an outstanding itinerary and I highly recommend it. I have been sailing with RCCL for over 30 years and am a Diamond Plus ... Read more
TDDownes
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is my 8th cruise with RCI. First one was back in 1997 on Majesty. Over the years I have seen a lot of changes, some not really for the better. It felt a bit like a Butlins at sea at times. I picked this cruise for the itinerary and ... Read more
Murfee33
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
47 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Initially we saw the Tailor Made promotion, and it seemed a good price for the package. Unfortunately there were snags. We were offered the option of returning by indirect flights from singapore to Hong Kong, and from there back to UK, ... Read more
mtnestinmd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
145 forum posts
2 helpful votes
As I'm US-based, I chose this cruise as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit several Australia cities and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. While it was not at all Royal Caribbean's fault that Cyclone Debbie devastated our port at ... Read more
67Vintage
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Chose this cruise for the destination 'Whitsundays' but due to Cyclone Debbie we weren't sure if we'd be going there or not and In the end we did. Newcastle, we didn't get off as the excursion we selected wasn't on their system yet was ... Read more
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AussieNSW
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first cruise leaving from Australia in the past we have only been on Disney cruises. I was so disappointed. It was a cruise during the school holidays so I thought that it would be aimed as families with plenty of activities ... Read more
B Crompton
Member Since 2017
1 review
27 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We booked our cruise nearly a year ago and my wife, 3 children and I returned a few days ago. I have to say reading other reviews before we sailed really put me off and all I can say to all is take the positives out of the reviews and ... Read more
Naya9940
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first cruise and I travelled with my husband and 3 kids, 10, 8, and 5. We didnt know what to expect and chose this cruise mainly because of all the onboard activities and the family stateroom layout, that suited our family ... Read more
Britchip
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
RCCL standards seem to grow less each year. This was part of back to back cruises to a part of the world I had never visited. The ship is tired needs some refurbishment. As a Diamond Plus member I was surprised to find no diamond section ... Read more
FrankA
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
We have cruised nearly 40 cruises. 7 on Royal Caribbean. We traveled as a couple. We are from Boston area and are 69 years old. The ship is showing its age in some places. Windows in common areas were filthy when we departed and were ... Read more
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kriley1211
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I had traveled from the fjords of Norway to the shore of the Dead Sea by car, air, and rapid train, but 2017 was my very first cruise. As a one-time rail pass holder, my vision of traveling was to hop on and off of trains every few days or ... Read more
Sagcap
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
44 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Cruise #14 with Royal, 5th cruise on Radiance, this was our first ship! Boarding was a breeze, cabin very Aft, (7676) would do it again, attendant extremely good as usual, something about these guys. You want a happy day, talk to yr ... Read more
snoopyJp
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Booked on a cruise and then they sold the ship. This one was one of four offered. Even in a Grand, Suite, items like a 15cent biro and note paper have gone; also chocolate on the pillow at night. 95% of guests on board were ... Read more
Deborah2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
I went on this cruise with my mother,my very first cruise...but now I am hooked, everything about this ship was amazing,I have a fear of heights,so I expected this to be a problem,but the moment I boarded on deck four and turned the ... Read more
ship-shore
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
95 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have been on the Voyager multiple times and love the ship and amenities. Sadly it seemed as if she has gone down in service. No lobster night was an unpleasant surprise. We only ate in the dining room once as the food was not any ... Read more
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David1250
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Voyager of the seas - 11 night South Pacific cruise Overall experience : Very disappointing We paid a premium for an Owners suite on deck 10, and while the suite was large and very comfortable the downside is that it's directly ... Read more
kayleighbayleigh
Member Since 2016
1 review
150 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first time on Royal Caribbean and, so far, we are not impressed - with one exception: embarkation. We arrived at the passenger terminal fairly early as our flight arrived in Sydney at 8 AM and we really had nothing else to do. ... Read more
Learningtheropes16
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our 1st South Pacific cruise and we were delighted with the experience, which we enjoyed with 7 friends. Stayed at Sir Stamford Circular Quay on arrival in Sydney which I would recommend as walking distance to the terminal. Got up early ... Read more
Deemerio
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As this was our very first cruise I really had no idea what I was booking. After speaking to friends, who highly recommended RCI, we chose a cruise to the Islands of Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu on the Voyager of the Seas. We ... Read more
Gartho
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Friendly, attentitive crew who always welcomed you with a smile and courteous greeting. Fabulous food everywhere, but Windjammers had the best buffet selection I have ever seen and changed every day. The main dining room also had a great ... Read more
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Neicy& Ron
Member Since 2004
1 review
335 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We choose this cruise as a short break. Boarding at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney was surprisingly quick, considering the numbers in the line. On boarding we headed straight to our cabin #9244. Great location right ... Read more
Noble724
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We spent a week in Sydney prior to the cruise and it was fantastic. We selected this cruise itinerary to experience Fiji and New Caledonia. The cruise itinerary included Latouka, Fiji; Port Vila, Vanuatu; Mystery Island, Vanuatu; and ... Read more
lady_kate
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
As this was a first time for my husband and I we didn't know what to expect but as we travel a lot we have certain standards. If I was to compare this ship to a hotel, I would say it would be like going to a 3 star motel and spending your ... Read more
Marigold1952
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Staff were amazing, food was fresh and plentiful. We had a balcony stateroom on level 6. First two days, no hot water, so had to have barely lukewarm showers. Bathroom constantly smelled of urine, even after being scrubbed out by ... Read more
Saintaholic
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Our first cruise. We went in with a very very open mind. read a stack of reviews prior [glad I did]. We kicked off from Sydney and the first 3 days the weather was bad. well, bad enough to CLOSE all the pools. All decks were open, but ... Read more
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