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356 Royal Caribbean South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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C1deb
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We chose this particular cruise for husband's 60th birthday present, there were 4 in our family on the cruise, although we enjoyed the cruise and the South Pacific Ports we visited, we had issues with the drinks package, the first day we ... Read more
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Cadfael
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Probably the best holiday I have had in over 20 years. My wife and I plus our three children aged 6,5 and 3 had an interconnecting cabin on deck 2 towards the aft (back) of the ship. An interconnecting room with a porthole in each room. We ... Read more
Aussiecruis_R
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Cabin 8510 Grand Suite. Boarding Arrival at the terminal bag drop off was quick and efficient, make sure you have those nice luggage tags attached, I printed mine out in colour and laminated it, our bags sure stood out in a sea of ... Read more
wdhable1@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I was very disappointed after the first night in my junior suite as it was directly underneath the pool deck. Constant scraping of chairs and pounding feet throughout the day and the night. Paying more for a suite I would have expected ... Read more
mandi_moo
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise and after reading some mixed reviews we were a little apprehensive, plus my hubby was worried about feeling 'stuck' on a boat but WOW. We traveled with a 12 year old and 2.5 year old as well. The ship ... Read more

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pn1
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
101 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my fifth cruise with Royal Caribbean but my first departure from my home country, Australia. A quick taxi ride from the hotel in Brisbane got us to the port. Check in was relatively straightforward thanks to the benefit Crown ... Read more
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mwsadler
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We cruised on the Legend of the seas for New Year with our family returning on the 10th of January, and did back to back up to Cairns from the 10th to the 17th with friends & family and we all loved the trip, the staff were great, the ... Read more
Moreton Bay
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
After reading Cruise Critic before our cruise I was very concerned we were taking our family on their first cruise and it would be a disaster. Don't believe all the negative comments about this ship. It turned out to be a wonderful ... Read more
MS2N
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed December 2015
Our group of 14 enjoyed the 12 night New Years cruise on Radiance. The main restaurant staff made our holiday very attentive and entertaining which is more than could be said about the pool bar staff. They were slow,disinterested and ... Read more
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MS2N
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Our party of 14 enjoyed a 12 night cruise to Vanuatu and had a great time. New Year's Eve was fantastic , we did the previous New Years cruise on Rapsody of the Seas which was a little better,the party on the pool deck was topped off by ... Read more
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bpurton74
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First time on Radiance and it is a nice ship but is tired and needs to tidy up. Broken furniture in lounges and cracked floor tiles are common. The thick growth on the hull below the waterline (visible from the tender) was another ... Read more
aussie 14
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I don't like writing negative reviews but RCCL really dropped the ball on this one. First time RCCL and the last. We've done nine cruises and this was the worst. Embarkment was slow we weren't able to board till 3.30, then it took 45 ... Read more
markandallan
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
79 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are doing a review of Explorer of the seas Xmas / New Years cruise as there where many, many highs but as with most things in life some negatives and we wanted to let people know our experiences on the cruise, from our perspective. We ... Read more
lpkoji
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This year, we encouraged our children and grandchildren to join us on a Christmas cruise with Royal Caribbean on the Legend of the Seas. Fortunately for us, they are not seasoned ‘cruisers’ and everything was a new experience ... Read more
ortfa
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I agree that a negative response to this ship is warranted. Just 2 years ago the captain of the Enchantment of the Seas said at the Top Tier party that "Unlike Carnival Cruise Line, we don't hang you upside down and shake your money ... Read more
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Clairebear82
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
So like many others I was a bit nervous about reading negative reviews and I as pleasantly surprised - I think some people will never be happy. I travelled as a single and got the balcony as it was only room available booking at the ... Read more
bigjsl
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We arrived in Sydney the day before our cruise was due to depart. We stayed at the Royal Automobile Club on Circular Quay so we could see her as we had breakfast. This was a slightly apprehensive meal because we woke to see our ship on ... Read more
lanabidny
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
It was our 3d cruise with RCI. Nice big ship with potentially a lot of fun. We paid a little bit more then $100 per night for the internal cabin. It certainly was value for money. The ship had 3920 passengers with 1200 kids. I believe most ... Read more
cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
618 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Was really looking forward to this cruise and wanted to enjoy it so much, unfortunately Royal Caribbean made it very hard to enjoy. I did the Carnival Spirit Melbourne Cup cruise just a couple months before this cruise so I could compare ... Read more
pomaussie
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
110 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
The cruise before ours had problems with Norovirus and storm damage, which meant that we were late boarding. We had been notified of this and boarding was uneventful and handled very well under the circumstances....thousands of people! ... Read more

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Nugget62
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Being my 7th cruise, 2nd on royal Caribbean, I thought we would have a better cruise than ever. We were disappointed. The good Anything we paid extra for: Giovannis delicious and great service. Chops Grille very nice steak. ... Read more
classyzip
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our first time on a Royal Caribbean ship. The cruise was very enjoyable but very disappointed with Christmas Day as this was the main reason for doing a Christmas cruise. The main meal was served Christmas Eve with the Ham, ... Read more
timpatchfan
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Good Things - Senior Cruise, 4th cruise, 2nd on the Radiance (1st was 3 yrs ago). Embarkation & disembarkation well organised & fast. Nice ship, good facilities, love the novelty of outside elevators with great views, and ... Read more
TB and TP
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
18th Cruise in our mid 50's. 2nd time on Radiance. All previous reviews made us uneasy about boarding especially regarding Norovirus. Goods News - Norovirus was gone (OPP1 - Green) The ship does need drydock and is booked in for MAY ... Read more
J_T_
Member Since 2010
1 review
15 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Like most travellers I include forums and recent reviews in my pre-trip research. Given that this trip was to be shared with family and friends we were keen to get a true idea of what we might expect. Past experience has taught me that a ... Read more
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