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425 Royal Caribbean South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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Cheezlet
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
|As 2 couple we have sailed with Royal Caribbean for many years and enjoyed a high class of service and entertainment. We have done a Christmas cruise from Sydney before but this was the most expensive and worst cruise we have ever been ... Read more
GCMAGPIE
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
100 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We have cruised with RCI on 7 occasions and with the exception of this last cruise, they were all sensational. RCI appears to have cut back on staff as the service levels have dropped dramatically. For the first time we experienced ... Read more
feebee00
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We recently returned from an 8 night christmas cruise on Voyager of the Seas - yes, this was the dreaded cruise that everyone was up in arms about missing Lifou on Christmas Day. Embarkation was reasonably smooth, on arrival we were ... Read more
Denise Quay
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Booked this as a family Christmas cruise (11 people including two kids). Supposed to do three island ports but a few weeks before the cruise I was informed by my agent that one of the ports had been cancelled and Port Kembla was the ... Read more
glopaul
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Chose this cruise as a family Christmas surprise, with our daughter and two grandchildren, 8 & 14. Notified too late to cancel that we were to go to Port Kembla instead of Lifou !! When I complained the response was that we could ... Read more
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cruiserluden
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
1. They need a lot more trained staff. The absence of trained staff who could speak English or knew what they were doing was very noticeable which led to poor service and lots of misunderstandings. We suspect that RCI was training new ... Read more
stevo905
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
My wife and i took the a cruise from Sydney to Hobart and around new Zealand on the 15th of December 2016 we found the staff willing to go above and beyond to do what ever they could for you food was fine,on the last day breakfast was very ... Read more
J_Busworth
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
70 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I have just returned back from a 7 night South Pacific cruise onboard Voyager of the Seas, below is my somewhat lengthy review. Embarkation Embarkation in Sydney was very smooth. I arrived at the port at 1pm and was onboard by ... Read more
meporter16
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Due to a tropical cyclone , didn't get to Fiji, but appreciate being kept safe. the captain and cruise director were hilarious, most staff friendly and helpful. The best thing I took onboard would be my $2.50 clothesline! The onboard wine ... Read more
felicityd
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My friend and I were interested in doing a cruise together and we were recommended Royal Caribbean by our travel agent. I had cruised before on the Queen Mary 2 but was interested in experiencing a more casual cruise. I wasn't sure if I ... Read more
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Haoie
Member Since 2010
1 review
1,058 forum post
16 helpful votes
We went as 2 friends in our early 30s. My 4th cruise, his first ever. Both first time with RCI and we were very impressed. Here are some general overviews of the highlights, various observations, and with tips on how to get the most out of ... Read more
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tnarg1701
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 helpful votes
So, where to start... I have a lot to say and struggled to find a review that covered my questions before we left so I'll probably have a lot to say here. We are a married couple in our early 30's and travelled with a 27 year old mate. ... Read more
Joel&Hall
Member Since 2012
1 review
71 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Thought I would give a quick review of our recent cruise on Voyager of the Seas on a 14 day South Pacific cruise. I thought I would break it down into sections to gather my thoughts so hopefully it make sense :D We are a family of 5, 2 ... Read more
DavidB27
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Despite (a staff member told me) RC advising their staff 6 months earlier, my wife and I were told only AFTER paying our balancing payment that 25% of the four destinations were not be made. We were travelling UK to Australia for this ... Read more
summernz
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
38 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We had a lovely relaxing holiday on the Explorer of the Seas. We got to the ship at 11.30 and were on board within 20 minutes. Our balcony stateroom was a good size with plenty of storage. There is nothing nicer than having a ... Read more
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freedomoftheseas
Member Since 2015
1 review
42 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I love Royal Caribbean,first cruise on Explorer,the ship is beautiful everything i had expected, but much like Voyager have cruised on Radience,Rhaposidy,Voyager.Embarcation was smooth,straight on at 10.30am,The friendly smiles nice to ... Read more
Sacha53
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I chose Royal Caribbean to have our first cruise as I had had very good reviews from family and friends. We left Sydney on the 20th of November for the South Pacific. We were not let down. Everything about our nine night cruise ... Read more
rmconley
Member Since 2012
1 review
120 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I am not happy about the reduction of benefits to Diamond members. We have cruised with Royal Caribbean International many times and expected the same benefits we received on our other Royal Caribbean International cruises. We cruised on ... Read more
Masha1965
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have two kids, aged 4 and 7. We usually visit resorts, and enjoy pool time. We thought that we would mix things up with the cruise. Unfortunately, we didn't really enjoy the experience. Pro's: 1. Cabin was great; 2. Dining ... Read more
katididnt42
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise because it was going to Fiji. Embarkation was smooth as our shuttle did not arrive at the dock until after 1pm. Cabin was good and we really liked the private balcony, and the shower stall (not over bath). Our cabin ... Read more
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Missmiaow
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
49 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Embarkation was well organized from the moment we were welcomed by the bag drop staff, to the port staff directing us where to go, and the seamless check in, customs and security procedures. The first thing we noticed was that there ... Read more
CRUISER GAL1973
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
General: Loved our cruise holiday, loved the room (Superior with Balcony –Deck 7 (room 7640), very happy with friendly helpful staff. Very pleased with amenities, 'cruise compass' newsletter communication (delivered during turndown ... Read more
JeromeAM1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
As this was our first cruise (2 adults, 8 year old and an 11 year old) we had no real expectations. We dropped off our bags early at the ship (around 9.00 a.m) and explored Sydney's waterfront and the Opera House district. Embarked ... Read more
Monstar
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We were recommended by our cruise consultant to try Royal Caribbean.We found that there was so many things which failed to deliver an enjoyable cruise.From the lack of air conditioning and the water being turned off in the cabin.The mini ... Read more
Traveller01
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
30 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We just completed a ten day cruise on the Explorer of the Seas to the South Pacific in November 2016. We purchased the cruise on the price as we tend to chase cruises that are under $100 per day. As we had been to the Pacific Islands, the ... Read more
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