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874 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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Neicy& Ron
Member Since 2004
1 review
326 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
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
cruisevangelist
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise almost exclusively because of the itinerary. This was our 18th cruise, but only our second on RCL. Our first RCL cruise was in 2005. We hadn't been back to RCL since then because of a disappointing dining experience. ... Read more
Archibald8877
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
for a relaxing holiday . our experience of Radiance of the seas is very disappointed and upset . food was not good at all in either cascades main dining room or the buffet windjammer. the choice of food was awful putting mostly ... Read more
Harlequin66
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
I hate to give negative feedback and I have been on 19 cruises with RCCL and on Voyager of the Seas several times, including 7wks on board Voyager in 2012 on her maiden voyage to Australia. Needless to say, I am a big fan of RCCL but felt ... Read more
itil4get09
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
181 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our 4th cruise on the Voyager over the past 2 years. Unlike the previous cruises, we didn’t have the same fantastic experience we had before but we still had a good time. Mainly we found both the food and service ... Read more
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Linda and Tony
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Embarkation and Disembarkation ran very smoothly, The ship is tied looking but is an excellent ship with plenty to do. Cabin was clean and very roomie,the entertainment in your cabin was great but if you wanted a quite period to watch TV ... Read more
Koalacash
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Food: MDR was generally good. If you didn't care for your meal you could order something else, in fact the waiters encouraged it. My husband was happy to find lamb on the menu every couple of days. Windjammer Buffet had the same basic ... Read more
muhtar
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
• We would like to see bad sheet change every 4 days not 7! • Table tennis area windy, some digital timer to be on the game for each machine to be fare. • Main dinner restaurant need more verity food no much choice did ... Read more
immy619
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
165 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I'll start by saying I'm a RCCL loyalist and love the various Royal ships. The most egregious offense was the food. I thought I was on a Carnival ship. In Windjammer there are 4 main areas food is available. 3 of the 4 area served the ... Read more
juventus
Member Since 2009
1 review
272 forum posts
10th cruise for us and we do know the good from the bad. We sailed 14 nights from Sydney to Singapore on board the mighty Ovations of the sea. The expectations were high but the reality was disappointing. 1- We booked based on ... Read more
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nardcornish
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1 forum post
We sailed from Sydney to Singapore on the ovation. As suite members we found the embarkation and disembarkation experience great as we obviously had priority. The ship is very big and beautiful and being new has far more advanced ... Read more
balihai32
Member Since 2014
1 review
We, like many others were somewhat anxious after reading unflattering reviews about this ship....Thankfully we went aboard with open minds & soon discovered this truly was an exceptional ship operated to the highest standards. Prior ... Read more
livlyf
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a much anticipated cruise. We picked this cruise more for the ship than for the itinerary, which may have been our mistake. I am not sure if it was all the hype regarding the ship which made our expectations a bit too high and ... Read more
Heymoe
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 forum posts
First the good news: if an issue can be cleared up, the crew will do it. To the person, everyone who worked on the ship took pride in their jobs and went beyond the call. From the light and sound technicians to the chefs, the front and ... Read more
Tannumgirl
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
46 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were looking forward to this cruise since we booked the original 23 January sailing on the date bookings originally opened. We were disappointed though that our cruise was like an after thought with the ship not stocked and running out ... Read more
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Maxit
Member Since 2015
1 review
50 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The activities.Something for everyone, an endless stream of activities food and entertainment. We booked this cruise with the intention of enjoying the ship and we did.The ports where not a priority for us. Staff fantastic. Only ... Read more
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TYPE34
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have had 6 cruises on Royal Caribbean,on 5 ships and are now Diamond Members of Crown & Anchor. We have enjoyed every cruise. Our latest cruise on Ovation from Sydney to Singapore was no exception unfortunately certain areas were ... Read more
jperman1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Ovation has got everything, from all the restaurants, bars, music venues to all the activities such as Ifly, flowrider, North Star, bumper cars, rock climbing, bionic bar. The ship is massive, so there's always a quiet spot to do some ... Read more
ncee
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I am sorry that I cannot give this beautiful ship a 5 star rating, but a number of minor things let her down. (Our perspective anyway.) On the plus side, because of the size we rarely had a problem finding a seat in bars, coffee shops and ... Read more
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denstrip
Member Since 2013
1 review
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I chose this ship not for the destination but to have the experience of a new and large ship. The ship was beautiful, everything is new and very modern. The specialty restaurants were amazing with fine detail from the elegant furnishings ... Read more
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Lynda G
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first ever cruise. We did a lot of reading of reviews prior to departure and must say that there are a lot of people who were very negative to Ovation, which I must admit made us a little nervous of the 14 days ahead of us. ... Read more
aprilfool7999
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Been on 2 other cruises before and the Ovation is the best one so far. I was really apprehensive before this cruise because of all the negative reviews but decided to keep an open mind and to learn from the bad experience others had which ... Read more
Dalwood
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Following our 30 day cruise from Barcelona to Singapore on the Qantum of the Seas in 2015 we believed the newly built Ovation of the Seas would match the exceptional experience we had in 2015. The quality of food and variety was definitely ... Read more
Roger the cabin boy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The ship is tired and the staff seemed to lack the enthusiasm that we are used to. The Windjammer restaraunt staff did not keep up with the demand and restock low or empty food dishes. The bars also seems to be understaffed with the ... Read more
kasr
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
52 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Having been on Quantum of the Seas 18 months ago, I was interested in seeing the new version. Both ships are very similar (although Quantum now has a much larger casino and no Music Hall). The problem with a 3 day cruise is everyone ... Read more
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