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599 Royal Caribbean Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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JesUze
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Went with a large group of families with pre-teen children. First time cruising for all of them... Im a veteran, this being my 6th cruise with RC. First time on Explorer of the seas. The Ship is magnificent... the staterooms a little ... Read more
u7jf
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT BOOKING WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN - EXPLORER OF THE SEAS! I have enjoyed multiple cruises with other cruise companies and have never experienced such a terrible level of service. I believe that the fundamental ... Read more
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Aussie Belle
Member Since 2010
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Just got off a 3 day cruise to nowhere which I do every year with girlfriends on different cruise lines. Explorer of the Seas was the most disappointing cruise so far. The food was like eating from the most basic cafeteria. It was never ... Read more
matureladylovescruising
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Firstly, let me say that my husband and I have had 9 cruises with different cruise lines.They include P&O, Royal Caribbean Radiance of the seas and Princess Lines. Firstly our friends and us were to have dinner together every night ... Read more
avoca2251
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise on Voyager of the Seas and we thoroughly enjoyed every day. Embarkation was a breeze. The whole process flowed so smoothly and we were on board with 25 minutes of arriving at the Circular Quay. Our cabin was ... Read more

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rodken
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
really relaxing cruise, enjoyed ship, cabin was great - shower was small, we used the bus transfer to ship and was forgotten at airport, return shuttle to ship was excellent, food good, restaurants excellent, really enjoyed turtle cove at ... Read more
N2dsign
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Overall, this was a great cruise because of the itinerary and lots of friendly passengers! We are frequent cruisers...27 with RCL....have been on most classes of ships, and this was a good size for the itinerary. But as others have ... Read more
Cruising D.
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
22 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Australia is a beautiful country and I think that added to our enjoyment on board, The Radiance of the Seas. The current cruise director, Steve, is hardworking and talented. He does his job and more. The Shore Excursion Desk worked to ... Read more
Gel21
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first ever cruise, it won't be our last! We got on the ship at 1130 am and the boarding process was easy, efficient and very quick. We had a good look about the boat then relaxed while everyone else boarded. Our balcony room ... Read more
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foley jill
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise on The Radiance however cruised on The Rhapsody last year . It is difficult to believe these ships both belong to the same Cruise Line as everything on The Rhapsody was so much better ! Embarkation was fine ... Read more

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Newby58
Member Since 2013
1 review
455 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Background We took this itinerary for the Great Barrier Reef experience. We had only been on Voyager before. I travelled with my husband and 16 y/o daughter. Embarkation We travelled to the OPT by train and arrived at 1100hrs. We ... Read more
toodietat
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
33 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Embarkment was relatively easy - staff polite & helpful when I informed them my Husband couldn't stand for long, we were quickly taken to the front desk & "wella" we were on the ship in no time! Our cabin was 7082 with a ... Read more
cherrypie29
Member Since 2014
1 review
45 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I am a regular cruiser and I have cruised on most ships, I have previously cruised on Rhapsody of the seas, Voyager of the seas, Legends of the seas. I have done 53 cruises to date so I feel that I am not being to picky. The boarding: ... Read more
Wilmalil
Member Since 2014
1 review
33 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It was my first cruise with my husband on the Radiance of the Seas. We had a balcony which was fantastic when we went through the Sounds in New Zealand. We loved the crew, who went above and beyond. Our cabin attendant Govind was ... Read more
JessicaB
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
274 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
I very much like Radiance of Seas ship, is a lovely ship and prefer this siz of larger Royal Caribbean ones. On this cruise were quite a few noisy children running up and down stairs - where were parents? Plus loud pre teens yelling at ... Read more

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deedaoz
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
52 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation was incredibly fast, less than 15 minutes from stepping from the taxi, to walking along Deck 4 after boarding. This was the fastest I've encountered. Lunch in the Windjammer on the first day was quite disappointing compared ... Read more
Jaws100
Member Since 2011
1 review
464 forum posts
Sailed January 2016
We're very regular cruisers - 27 in total. We took this cruise purely for relaxation & not for the ports of call. Beautiful ship & very well maintained. Service was excellent, as was the service on all our other cruises with ... Read more
langfordirvin
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
All I can say, I do not know why anyone has anything to criticise about this ship and the staff etc. My husband and myself had a fabulous time WE booked a balcony room - which was excellent . The food was exceptional . The boat was ... Read more
pammyj14
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Well we were first time cruisers , so were unaware what to expect and a little apprehensive because of negative reviews. But we loved it. Yes its a big ship so of course there are going to be a lot of people but you know that when you ... Read more
jaywalker 2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We have done 10 previous cruises but after this we will not go on a megaliner again and probably not with RC. We are retired and this ship is really all about younger people - lots of "fun" things to do, sports, games, trivia ... Read more

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jaywalker 2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We've done 10 previous cruises mostly with P&O or European cruise lines and this one was a disappointment. We won't go on a megaliner again. Too big, too crowded. The Explorer is just a money gouging exercise from beginning to end. ... Read more
Steph664
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Admittedly we were spoiled with the excellent weather conditions but our cruise was great. I read some of the negative reviews before we went and to be honest I was feeling really nervous. The embarkation check in wasn't Good and they have ... Read more
C1deb
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This is our 3rd cruise with Royal Caribbean and 2nd time on the Voyager of the Seas, loved it the first time we cruised with them, unfortunately the 2nd time was not the same, service has gone down a lot, dinners at the my time dinning not ... Read more
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KCandDC
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was my 6th cruise ship, 4th with RCI. The first ship we enjoyed with RCI was the Radiance in 2012 and it had been my intention since then to spend my 60th birthday on her again. It didn't matter where it went or for how long. As a ... Read more
Shutterjournal
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Getting to the Sydney Cruise Terminal from interstate was easy by driving and parking at the opera house through Book a Bay for $20 a night. The park is a short and vibrant stroll to the boarding area. At first the staff seemed a little ... Read more

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