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902 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews
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Chumblybum
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
RC has managed to take a huge ship and make it feel cramped with no room for passengers to even pass in the corridor. While a brand new ship in excellent condition and with excellent technology, it was one of the least enjoyable and ... Read more
Newby58
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
554 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I wanted to experience “Supercruising” so we booked a sampler on Ovation. We wanted to evaluate the ship before committing to a longer cruise. We had previously been on Voyager, Explorer and Radiance out of ... Read more
Holidayman1
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have been on over 10 cruises and we were very excited about going on the Ovation of the Seas. 4th largest ship in the world and not even 12 months old. Check in was excellent and all the staff were also very good setting the scene for ... Read more
Burnsm
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Although cruise ship is new the cabins are small, the 4 berth room is terrible as the bed is a fold out lounge which is like sleeping on a wooden board, the mattress is so thin it may as well not be there. Although this has new activities ... Read more
jeremylawrance
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to introduce my son's family and my grandchildren to cruising. The ship offered a large range of children's activities backed by what i have experienced with RCCL on Caribbean Cruises. I booked the cruise in May 2016 ... Read more
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MSWatson1955
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After making the final payment on our Cruise we were informed that we would board the Ship in Sydney Harbor via tenders instead of the Overseas Passenger Terminal. We were told to arrive at set times based on the deck our cabin was on and ... Read more
VancouverEllen
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I will try to keep this as short as possible, although I could write a book about it. Faulty plumbing in bathroom making terrible noises throughout the day. Flooding of floor of cabin from outside source. Cabin change to so called ... Read more
ROYAL TIGER
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were travelling to Australia from the Uk and to cover the most areas decided to do three back to back cruises covering Australia and New Zealand. We are Diamand Plus members of RCL Crown and Anchor society with over 25 cruises ... Read more
Verena m
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We're to begin, the boarding was the first disappointment, so looking forward to boarding at circular quay with the bridge and the Opera house within touching distance. No, we had to make the trip right around to other side to board the ... Read more
abbey1609
Member Since 2008
1 review
654 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
As soon as I knew this huge ship was coming to Australia, I was determined to sail away on her, even if it meant cruising solo Fortuneately I had the company of a very good friend and after booking a virtual balcony interior room many ... Read more
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Travel419
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
18 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Twice I received escargot that were COLD, no cheese for Caesar salads, most cooked foods well done. I asked waiter for medium rare and he said only well done or medium. The medium was well done. Dining room needs a new head chef. ... Read more
addgoldi
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I had a great time on our recent trip on the Ovation of the Seas cruised to Tasmania and Adelaide for 8 nights. The cruise was sold out long before the sailing on 9th Feb. 2017. Before we had boarded, I had been ... Read more
Downunderrob
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I have come to a couple of conclusions and the first one is that everyone has a different cruise depending on who you come into contact with and every ship has it's own personality. This is my journey on this trip. We arrived in ... Read more
Kunekid
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose the Ovation Cruise because we wanted to visit Hobart and Adelaide and the Cruising dates worked with our holiday leave. We flew from Auckland to Sydney arriving later in the day and sailed through the embarkation process in ... Read more
Ian cognito
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Having done 9 previous cruises, mostly on Princess we wanted to try Royal Caribbean to judge the differences. So with a new ship Ovation of the seas arriving it was the ideal opportunity. We did the online check in, arrived at the time ... Read more
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cruisykev
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This is truly a beautiful ship absolutely magnificent, state of the art even the lift shaft has art in it, talking of lifts they seem to just glide effortlessly and silently up and down simply mesmerizing. Our cabin was delightful the ... Read more
Wisewoman1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Cannot understand the negative reviews. This ship was spacious and you never had trouble finding a quiet spot. Plenty of room with the exception of the Windjammer on busy mornings (in which case other options were preferable). ... Read more
megsie
Member Since 2010
1 review
590 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Embarked with trepidation, having read some reviews. But we had an excellent time and thoroughly enjoyed our time aboard. The staff really tried hard to please and were asking for feedback should everything be ok. We loved the ... Read more
brad_p
Member Since 2007
1 review
168 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My partner and I travelled on this cruise. It was her second cruise (last one was RCI's Independence Of The Seas around the Caribbean) and my fourth (1x P&O and 2x RCI - Radiance and Independence). I was nervous about this cruise ... Read more
samniffy21
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
To try a BIG SHIP. We found the boarding procedure was quick and easy, but we are crown and anchor members!!! We overheard a lot of people complaining re queueing in the hot sun for a couple of hours. We found if you hadn't pre-booked ANY ... Read more
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Archibaldy
Member Since 2017
1 review
PRO's. Balcony cabin and Attendant having a fridge and kettle were a bonus 5/5, Ship facilities eg. Pools, outside area's etc all 5/5..Staff all 5/5.The cost for the 8 nights was very good value compared to other ships we have been on but ... Read more
DOC MARTIN
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We originally went on Ovation 28th Feb 2017 (4 weeks ago) because it was a Royal Caribbean ship and a family member who had just returned from a cruise on "Freedom Of The Seas" (RC) said that the food was fantastic, the ... Read more
Boda12
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We travelled to Sydney to board the Radiance for a 12 day cruise around New Zealand on 28/1/17, having booked the cruise approx 9 months previously via the local Flight Centre with Circular Quay being the boarding point. On 25/1/17, I was ... Read more
Sallyandtex
Member Since 2015
1 review
174 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Off to a bad start, as we had to tender out from White Bay to the radiance, very slow process in the HEAT! Once aboard there was a noticeable difference between the radiance and the voyager (we went on VOTS last year) Having four 17-19 ... Read more
dtclimo
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
I booked this particular ship as I wanted to spend some time doing the IFLY as I had recently done a parachute jump. After looking in the royal caribbean brochure and reading Learn to fly with royal caribbean's I fly i thought this would ... Read more
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