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593 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Crazy rat lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have never cruised with RC before and we loved the experience. The ship was tastefully appointed throughout. Our cabin was perfect size for 2 people and for the first time ever, we had a balcony cabin. Only one criticism was a very hard ... Read more
datagammaecho
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our 4th cruise (In order from best to worst - Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Millennium, Carnival Spirit and this one, Explorer of the seas. The last two are equal last). Too many people on board (about 3000 passengers). Not enough ... Read more
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th trip to New Zealand so had done most of the tourist standard things in port, but still managed to find a few extra things to do at low costs. Been on ship previously and on Voyager twice so knew our way around, only one ... Read more
Mark_Debs
Member Since 2012
1 review
107 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Our overall rating may seem harsh. It was not a bad cruise, but in comparison to other cruises, it was not up to our expectations on a few fronts. At this point I will say we have cruised Europe, US (Caribbean), Canada and Asia. All on ... Read more
simbakim
Member Since 2012
1 review
64 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to take our daughter her partner and their children on a cruise and the dates suited us. Overall it was a great choice and the ports of call were great. We were on early dining because of the children and our wait staff were ... Read more

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faze41
Member Since 2014
1 review
71 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarked in Sydney for a 6 day Australia/Tasmania cruise, followed with a back to back 18 day cruise to New Zealand, French Polynesia with disembarkation in Hawaii. The ports of call were wonderful and we enjoyed every one of them. The ... Read more
shadows66
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
From the moment we quickly embarked in Sydney, to the return disembarkation everything for us (our family grandparents /daughter and grandson; two rooms)went like clock work. Whilst the Voyager was a large Ocean Liner,one did not gain ... Read more
Butterfly8
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Can't totally put my finger on it, and have told that to all - BUT it just didn't do it for us - - can't say it was because a large ship - not overly crowded, - just a whole lot of things. Food in the Main Dining Room was ok, but again ... Read more
belinda5d
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Hubby, 3 kids (3, 8 and 9) and I had a great time. We were on deck 2 with no balcony (at our request) and it was perfect. We had interconnecting rooms, which the door between could be left open. When you shut the door, you couldn't hear ... Read more
avalon65
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My parents and I have just completed the 4 day Sampler cruise from Sydney>Hobart on "Explorer of the Seas". We crossed the Bass Strait in style - Owners Suite 1298 on Deck 10. This is our 2nd cruise with RC - last February ... Read more

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cuddlesx9
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was a good short cruise . Cabin 8626. Very clean it was very rough seas on the Friday Night arriving two hrs late Saturday . I take my hat off to the Captain and crew . The sea was a 9 meter swell and 145 knot winds . But they got us ... Read more
ChesterLocksley
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Just spent four nights on the Explorer of the Seas down to Hobart and back. We had a fantastic time. The ship was just wonderful. Alas the weather was mostly atrocious which put paid to sitting out on deck but it didn't seem to matter ... Read more
CVD74
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
93 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our second cruise on The Voyager and we had a great time. The ports of call were perfect, the weather was great and all tendering was so well organised and quick compared to some we have endured. We found the food in the ... Read more
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Wandering Faye
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I'm glad they are putting the Radiance of the Sea to dry dock. It need some sweet loving care. We toured around the top end of Australia. Australia is known for crayfish (lobster) and yet, we were not offered surf or turf or beef ... Read more
trotters2203
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Recently completed a Top End Australia 16 night cruise on the Radiance of the Seas. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The staff were good in all areas and we made some good friends and met some nice people, included some CC roll ... Read more

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Cedarhouse
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Returned from a 11 night New Zealand Cruise, very relaxing. Fist time on RC.Traveled as a couple. Embarkation was slow I thought took around 1.1/2 hours to board ship. Cabin was spacious and clean and our room attendant was excellent ... Read more
Bellamariya
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
263 forum posts
4 helpful votes
There were 4 of us, my husband, myself and 2 of my daughters, who are in their 20’s and first time cruisers doing an 11 night New Zealand on Explorer of the Seas. We flew from Brisbane to Sydney, caught the first train from the ... Read more
jazzsall
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Explorer of the Seas is a lovely cruise ship with great stabilizers giving us a smooth ride. The staff are very friendly with excellent memories and always greet you with a smile. The ship inside is classy although not over the top with ... Read more
Alan_Morgenstern
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I just came off of our most recent cruise on the Explorer of the Sea. It had been 10 years since the last time we had been on that ship. RC has become a very family oriented line. We have taken over 30 cruises and find that we ... Read more
The old witch
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
21 helpful votes
We boarded Legend of the Seas on March 6th 2016, the boarding process was efficient and well handled. We went on a walk around to orientate ourselves and were amazed at the amount of deckchairs, they were on every one of the top decks, so ... Read more

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donnatiida
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Have just arrived back from 11 day cruise on the Explorer of the Seas to New Zealand. This is my 5th cruise and the 3rd with Royal Caribbean. Explorer had 3600 passengers, we had a VIRTUAL BALCONY inside stateroom and I can only say what a ... Read more
coolcruiser86
Member Since 2013
1 review
29 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First, let me say that there is no such thing as a bad cruise. There are just better and worse ones. For a little background, my wife and I have cruised a total of 5 times (3 RCCL and 2 NCL) and have recently began gravitating more towards ... Read more
RRFLA2015
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The room junior suite was large and spacious. (room 9618). Our bathroom had a weird black stain in the toilet and a musty smell. Room steward was nice but said he could only use bleach to get rid of it and they weren't allowed to use ... Read more
soexcited1964
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Ship is massive, and found lifts were very slow. Use stairs if possible. All activities were outstanding. The wave rider, mini putt putt, and climbing wall in peak times can be a long wait but well worth it. Has 2 pools and if you like ... Read more
Maree Cruisy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We just done the 8 night cruise to Queensland/Whitsundays. Embarking was super easy. We went on board to have lunch, went to the Windjammer restaurant, lots of quality fresh food, seating was a problem at times as all the tables were full ... Read more

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