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891 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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georgejr
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
When one contracts for a cruise we expect, at a minimum, two important things. First we expect a reasonable level of safety be provided throughout the cruise, and second we expect professionally run tours to enhance the experience of ... Read more
Dickybow
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
7 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
9 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
PG13
Member Since 2007
1 review
894 forum posts
4 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
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
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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
6 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
189 forum posts
5 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
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Ravensbourne
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Embarkation in Sydney was quick and impressive and demarkation at Singapore was very smooth and orderly and as we were in no hurry we didn't mind waiting to be in one of the last groups. There were a lot of people on board but no point ... Read more
Paudy
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were offered this cruise at the last minute and the deal was terrific. The ship is huge with over 4,000 passengers. Getting away in Sydney was well organized as we did everything online before we left and we were members of the ... Read more
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Shamrocker
Member Since 2011
1 review
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise for the ship, not for the destinations as it was a repositioning cruise and we had previously done all these ports. Our cabin was terrific, a bit skinnier than I expected, from the photos that I had previously seen. ... Read more
juventus
Member Since 2009
1 review
272 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
nardcornish
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
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
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balihai32
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
12 forum posts
6 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
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
48 forum posts
6 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
Maxit
Member Since 2015
1 review
51 forum posts
7 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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