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599 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Catfish101
Member Since 2007
1 review
21 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was a short trip up to Queensland and back. From a very easy check in to the quickest disembarkation, 5 minutes at most to walk off, collect our luggage and be walking away from the ship the holiday was very ... Read more
SandraA
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
123 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are experienced RCCL cruisers and booked only 1 month before sailing, unable to resist a bargain. Given the low price, our expectations were quite low. Nonetheless things got off to a very shaky start. We had achieved Diamond status ... Read more
altur
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was my first cruise with Royal Caribbean, being a celebration of my 85th birthday. In all, some 27 persons were in our group. All but one of my offspring and family!. Altogether, we had 5 generations in our party. This trip was also ... Read more
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windsor26
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
5,958 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Embarkation well organised on board by 11.20 We took our cases directly to our cabin and then went to lunch as the stewards were still working No cabin available until 1.30 s usual. Buffet just opened food well prepared and loads ... Read more
BekkaW
Member Since 2011
1 review
1,470 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Voyager was sailing out of Circular Quay, which is really beautiful spot between the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. We drove up the morning of the cruise, parked at my BIL’s house and caught the train about 15 minutes to circular ... Read more

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silverfox8888
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I have just returned from the above cruise and wish to make the following observations and conclusions. We are seasoned cruises having sailed with other companies and thoroughly enjoyed our holidays. I cannot understand why ... Read more
Linda Graham
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The Cruise on Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas in general was good. Our cabin 3528 was a good size although the bathroom, and certainly the shower could have been bigger. There were no toiletries in the cabin, only given to passengers ... Read more
sickcruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We have sailed with Royal Caribbean 4 times before but were disappointed this time. The Radiance of the Seas was to have some minor changes before we got on but they were cancelled, until March and were done with passengers on the ship. ... Read more
pc1949
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Having sailed twice on Brilliance of the Seas, which on both occasions were great cruises. Going on this we decided to cruise on Radiance of the Seas, yes, the ship is in need of some TLC as rust, frayed carpets and damaged furniture was ... Read more
lovetotravel62
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was our third Royal Caribbean cruise, and we chose it because of the itinerary. We wanted to see more of Australia than just Sydney or Melbourne. The cruise itself was wonderful with lovely staff and friendly cruisers. Granted, ... Read more

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tangogulf
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
249 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Cruised for 11 nights in Feb 2016 on Explorer of the Seas to New Zealand in a Grand Suite. Embarkation was a bit of a problem. Arriving around 2pm (to avoid the crowds) we were ushered up to Level 3 at the Sydney Overseas Passenger ... Read more
12stopme
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
50 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We had a wonderful cruise and except for one rainy day in Tauranga the weather was absolutely perfect. I must complement you on a big improvement in MDR food and the Windjammer food AND service compared to a year ago on Voyager. The food ... Read more
Steve C H
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This is our first time on Royal Caribbean ship. Have heard a lot good comments before, but end up rather disappointed. The first impression was it is over crowded. Other than the theater, the pool and the sport area on the top decks, ... Read more
rhondam2009
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
I must admit I was very sceptical about this ship after reading some of the reviews. I expected to feel crowded, long queues and little service from the staff, how wrong I was. My husband and I are both in our early 60's and have ... Read more
LallyTretho73
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
After reading many negative reviews I was a little nervous about my upcoming cruise on the Explorer of the Seas. I've previously sailed on the Carnival Spirit on two occasions. I loved my cruises on the Carnival line but will be sticking ... Read more

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mazza51
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
138 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Have been on Voyager many times, but, this was the best cruise yet. A change of ports due to cyclone Winston. We were kept fully informed and most passengers were happy to be going to Brisbane rather than heading into 6 metre seas. The ice ... Read more
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Cyclone Winston took a 180 degree turn as we departed from Sydney and headed back to Fiji, whilst we started our journey to Isle of Pines. Three days later we had our visit to Isle of Pines just as the cyclone started to hit Fiji, so we ... Read more
katkole
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have traveled on several different Royal Caribbean ships and have to say I was quite disappointed in The Radiance of the Seas. She had the potential to be an absolutely lovely ship, but her overall condition was one of neglect. We had ... Read more
gek
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
1,158 forum post
20 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
OK, lets get the negative things out of the way. Yes, the ship is due to be refurbished. Here's a few things I noticed: * Scratched and/or frayed furniture in cabins and public areas * Stiff doors and drawers in the cabin * A ... Read more
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Joi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We left Sydney February 18 and returned February 25, 2016. This is my 3rd cruise but 1st on Royal Caribbean. We booked Delta from MYR to SYD, NEVER again as they delayed, rebooked, stranded, and the list goes on. BUT, once we got to the ... Read more
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seamonster1871
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
I've cruised before, but this was my first experience with Royal Caribbean. The ship was about twice the size of anything that I've cruised on before, and I confess that I was a bit apprehensive about the public areas being like Oxford ... Read more
PINKTURQUOISE
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I recently cruised on Radiance for 7 nights. I am always wary of reviews because some people are difficult to please, however I have to leave a review for this Ship with more negative than positive comments. The embarkation was a ... Read more
MaxMike
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our cruise was awesome with the weather being perfect and the Shows that were on were wonderful with the beautiful Ice Show too. There is always something to do and places to go on board while sailing and in Port. We have no complaints at ... Read more
cruisemike1939
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I think I will start with Embarkation. Rosa and I travel from Newcastle by shuttle bus so we always arrive relaxed. As usual at 11.30 the line of passengers reached the big tree. As usual the crown and Anchor came to the rescue and ushered ... Read more
em ar
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise was just meant to give me a short break with my friend who also has a short time to spare. I have cruised more than 25 times in my lifetime so I didn't have a lot of expectations, just curiosity if this ship will live up to ... Read more
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