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902 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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AussieNSW
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
kriley1211
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 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
3 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
David1250
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
3 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
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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
9 forum posts
2 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
Neicy& Ron
Member Since 2004
1 review
329 forum posts
11 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
lady_kate
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
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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
Dickybow
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose it for the itinerary. We have done over 30 cruises but only two with Royal Caribbean in 1999 and 2001 which were excellent. Unfortunately this ship was very disappointing. We had just stepped on board in Fremantle and were ... Read more
janlodge03
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because we were told seeing the NZ fiords by ship was an experience not to be missed and they weren't wrong. Truly wonderful and do it if you can. Absolutely breathtaking and better than those in Norway. Wonderful ... Read more
71Bruin
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
22 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Seeing Australia and New Zealand has always been on our bucket list and this cruise seemed perfect. We have been on Radiance two other times so we knew the ship quite well so it was like coming back to an old friend. Needless to say, ... Read more
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PG13
Member Since 2007
1 review
894 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've now traveled on 5 different cruise lines and thought Royal would be our home line, but they've disappointed us both our last 2 cruises. Start with the good. -Our room steward was great, they always work so hard. -Our ... Read more
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cruisevangelist
Member Since 2006
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
9 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
DFK2750
Member Since 2013
1 review
24 forum posts
First off, we did a back to back.... this being the 2nd cruise. The 1st cruise departed on the 12th of Feb, and went to mostly the same destinations. The cruise, for us, is more about the journey than the destinations. Not all on board ... Read more
Missjilly3
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise after discussion with our travel agent. What a great way to begin cruising. We loved our cruise. Enjoyed the MyTime dining experience in the Sapphire dining room. The food ranged from good to exceptional. Great ... Read more
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Harlequin66
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
13 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
187 forum posts
14 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
Linda and Tony
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
8 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
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