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472 Royal Caribbean South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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Nebularcrionix
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
*I purchased the drink package but unfortunately I found that it was frustrating to try and get service from any of the bars on the ship, partly due to the lack of attention from the bar staff and also due to understaffing of the bars. For ... Read more
elenef
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
36 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as a family group of 8 which included 2 teenagers. Being Christmas and New Year there were 1250 children on board and despite the large number of children they did not cause us any problems and were well supervised ... Read more
brizzygrl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
The food was very good on the boat except Xmas dinner was disappointing. We choose the sit down restaurant most of the the time to eat over the buffet. Some of the shows at night were disappointing but the onboard band was very good. ... Read more
Sonexxx
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Royal Caribbean do run nice ships. We've been on a number of their cruises now. Decided to try a Xmas and New Year cruise out of Sydney. All very jolly but considering the premium price we paid for the particular cruise it really wasn't ... Read more
Glendag
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was not a pleasant cruise. The ship was old and resembled a 1980's RSL club in need of a refit. The food in the main dining room was mostly terrible - weird combinations, not served hot, poor presentation and lacking love. Despite ... Read more
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Bobbright51
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Just back from an eight day cruise to the South Pacific. What a wonderful time we had. Couldn't ask for anything more from the crew and the facilities on board. My only negatives and perhaps I am being harsh was the day stopover in Lito, ... Read more
Cheezlet
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
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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
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
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felicityd
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 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
Girlgolden123
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Check in went without any hitches ... thank you to the staff at the Port... There was a mix up with our dining time despite everything our helpful travel agent did to arrange for 8 of us to do the 6.00pm dining months ahead. We were ... Read more
Wobby77
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
By Far my most enjoyable family cruise. Our room attendant was fantastic, the food attendants in the Windjammer were on top of the food, cleanliness and drink service. The variety of foods to choose from was very good. I think the ... Read more
4yearstogo
Member Since 2012
1 review
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I just got off an 8 nighter on Legend, this was last minute decision as a very good rate became available. We had previously sailed on her in 2013 from Singapore to Dubai and had enjoyed the cruise. We had opted for a balcony ... Read more
Haoie
Member Since 2010
1 review
1,052 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
6 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
itx00
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
chose a panoramic suite for its size - 220 sq.ft My wife requires a walker for mobility and when beds are apart cannot get walker all the way into the room cabin 7553 is about 170 and when compared to 7057, 7553 is about 2.5 ft. ... Read more
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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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