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441 Royal Caribbean South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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rmconley
Member Since 2012
1 review
113 forum posts
4 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
2 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
2 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
Missmiaow
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
48 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
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JeromeAM1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 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
9 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
2 reviews
23 forum posts
5 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
aussielozzie18
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1,057 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Very relaxing 10 day cruise. Booked an inside with virtual balcony. Really liked this concept. Virtual Balcony view was crystal clear. Nice to wake up and see the weather and seas. Gave the room plenty of light during the day but had ... Read more
aycee
Member Since 2012
1 review
46 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Royal Caribbean. We have previously cruised on Celebrity, Princess, Norwegian and Holland America. We chose Royal Caribbean to see how it compared to the others and if it was a viable alternative for us (newly ... Read more
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jkelward
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We all had fun and loved the great friendly service. The ship had a family ship vibe with kids, parents and grand parents all having fun. Wide range of activities. traveled with our 9 year old daughter who loved the whole experience. ... Read more
RalphHome
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
(1) We spent 90 minutes on 4 or 5 different queues before finally getting on board. There must be a better way to do this. (2) Then our extended family of eleven were given 4 different dinner times. OK sometimes stuff happens. This ... Read more
kimjohansen
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Voyager of the Seas, 12 day South Pacific cruise (New Caledonia & Fiji) r/t from Sydney, superior balcony cabin, deck 9 forward, 3,700 passengers + 1,200 crew. About 80% of the passengers were Australian and about 30% were families ... Read more
WWalsh
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Where to start - lovely ship, shame about the lack of customer service and operational expertise. Have cruised with RC a number of times before this last trip - but am very doubtful I will do it again. It wasn't a good start when RC ... Read more
noseasickness
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed 01 November 2016 on a 7 day trip to Noumea. Embarked from Sydney. We found it a very organised setup with plenty of staff to give directions or answer queries. Our cabin was a Junior Suite on Deck 9 with a lovely balcony. It was ... Read more
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suejol
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as we were traveling with first timers who didn't want to commit to anything longer. On a ship the size of Voyager 7 days just isn't enough. Embarkation in Sydney was a breeze. From baggage drop off to cabin took ... Read more
Johnmay1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as we felt that would be enough onboard to entertain 6 adults and 6 grandchildren. Embarkation took over an hour, but hey they processed 3800 people in just a few hours. Cabins were stock standard, of a a high ... Read more
BigBen2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was a 'performing arts' cruise with a stunning array of talented performers. All performers gave it everything they had and mixed freely with passengers. Unfortunately the joy of experiencing their performances was overshadowed by ... Read more
soak01
Member Since 2012
1 review
100 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Having previously sailed twice on Rhapsody of the Seas we thought we would give a larger ship a go. Certainly things get busy at popular times, but generally we didn't have any trouble doing any of the activities on board or getting ... Read more
jrv1964
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
EXPLORER OF THE SEAS - 11 Night Sydney to New Zealand (North Island ) return April 12th 2916 to 23rd April 2016 The Experience - less than memorable - we did not like the ship Hi, fellow cruisers, I have done 7 cruises over the past ... Read more
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Claire Fraser
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
51 forum posts
26 helpful votes
The ship itself, Legend of the Seas, was very nice. All looked in good order, and the public areas were always clean and tidy. Check-in was swift; this time, we packed bathers in our carry-on so that we could have a swim in the time ... Read more
mjt57
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
24 forum posts
8 helpful votes
It was a last minute decision to sail on Legend of the Seas. Friends of our were already booked and asked us if we'd be interested in going. That was in February, not quite 2 months out from the sail date. So, we scoured what few ... Read more
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NevD
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our 5th cruise and our 4th on RCL - first from Brisbane. Embarkation was very smooth - seemed to go faster than all the ones from Sydney. Parked the car nearby at Portside parking for reasonable rates and dropped fellow ... Read more
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unhappy traveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have heard great reviews about this ship approx 1hr after boarding I wanted to get off and out of there when you walk in there is nobody to greet you and show you to your rooms which you can not access until 1300hrs this is beyond a ... Read more
AussieChook
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because it visited Fiji, somewhere we hadn't been before. Voyager of the Seas is a lovely ship, well maintained, clean and spacious. However, we unwittingly chose a school holiday cruise so the ship was at 100%+ ... Read more
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