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927 Royal Caribbean Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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Wisewoman1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Cannot understand the negative reviews. This ship was spacious and you never had trouble finding a quiet spot. Plenty of room with the exception of the Windjammer on busy mornings (in which case other options were preferable). ... Read more
megsie
Member Since 2010
1 review
584 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
Embarked with trepidation, having read some reviews. But we had an excellent time and thoroughly enjoyed our time aboard. The staff really tried hard to please and were asking for feedback should everything be ok. We loved the ... Read more
brad_p
Member Since 2007
1 review
167 forum posts
My partner and I travelled on this cruise. It was her second cruise (last one was RCI's Independence Of The Seas around the Caribbean) and my fourth (1x P&O and 2x RCI - Radiance and Independence). I was nervous about this cruise ... Read more
samniffy21
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
To try a BIG SHIP. We found the boarding procedure was quick and easy, but we are crown and anchor members!!! We overheard a lot of people complaining re queueing in the hot sun for a couple of hours. We found if you hadn't pre-booked ANY ... Read more
Archibaldy
Member Since 2017
1 review
PRO's. Balcony cabin and Attendant having a fridge and kettle were a bonus 5/5, Ship facilities eg. Pools, outside area's etc all 5/5..Staff all 5/5.The cost for the 8 nights was very good value compared to other ships we have been on but ... Read more
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best day ever
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Overall the cruise was great . The ship is well designed and the staff are wonderful . As an Elite member of Princess , maybe it's me , but I got the feeling that Royal were catering for a younger demographic than myself . Belly flop ... Read more
Fun Times 2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
25 forum posts
I had never been to Australia/New Zealand. This cruise was only New Zealand and most ports were just like big American cities. Didn't see any cool animals. Shopping wasn't very good. I even went to a dollar store where nothing was a ... Read more
lakey
Member Since 2004
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The worst cruise that we have ever had----they use the word "ROYAL "In their trade name ,the word Royal invokes class --this company definitely doesn't have class ,none. To start, we where staying in a hotel 15 mins. from the ... Read more
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twmonroe
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Radiance is a good, well-maintained ship, and the crew mostly does a good job onboard. We enjoyed our time, food and related service were better than good and quite satisfactory. Ports and itinerary were well chosen. Cabin was good (could ... Read more
marionroseD
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
There have been lots of negative reviews of this ship so I was keen to write a review as my experience travelling with my young adult daughter was excellent. We have never been on a cruise before so don't have a comparison. But as long as ... Read more
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luke100
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After arriving at the OPT at about 11:45am (we selected 12pm boarding) we were on-board in about 20 minutes. By uploading security photos and receiving the seapass card in the cabin the boarding process was expedited. The shows and ... Read more
LD86
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first experience with RCI and overall we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. Overall, it was very hard to fault the facilities, service and entertainment options. It is an absolutely stunning ship with first class ... Read more
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Georgie lucky girl
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We were so put off by the reviews that we read before embarking on The Ovation of the Seas. Thankfully, totally unjustified. The ship is exciting and new. The crew are totally committed to pleasing you. If you don't finish a meal they are ... Read more
PBO1111
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Big interest from Australian people and advertisements saying Ovation of the Seas was a great holiday. It was far from a great Holiday, Noumea was our 1st stop and nothing to see. Mystery Island was our 2nd stop and its a Mystery why ... Read more
Jacq2010
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Embarkation - very efficient! Our check in time was scheduled for 11.30am, we were on board at 11.40am. Their statement of kerb to ship in 10 minutes was true. Very well organised which it needs to be when around 4,000 people are boarding. ... Read more
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Marina Sydneybest
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
It was great to see most newest and innovative ship to come to our shores.We used to fly to Europe as we prefer to sail on the bigger and newer ships in the past, Embarkation and disembarkation procedures were well organised and ... Read more
simplebev
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was one of the best cruises I have ever done. From the speedy check in, 15 minutes from checking in to being on board, and then leaving took 10 minutes getting off. The food was fantastic. I never had a bad meal and the staff were ... Read more
series49
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I had some doubts about sailing on such a large ship - and I really dreaded the tender process. However the ship was beautiful and was very well organised. There was occasional difficulty getting a table at peak times at Boleros or Two70, ... Read more
Clinthart45
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose rci because we have been with other cruise lines and thought it might be worth a try. The ship itself is ok. If you like a floating ATM. Eg, a $4.50 bag of maltesers, $12.99. A $4.50 toblerone, $29.00. Even the people who ... Read more
crochetqueen
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed four weeks ago
Booked this cruise because we wanted to experience the ship. Will never go on such a large ship again. Will stick to smaller ship of about 2000 passengers. Food in one of the free restaurants was RAW on one side. They were beef strips. I ... Read more
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Wollies
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Always wanted to go on a big ship and was very impressed. This was our 32nd Cruise Embarkation was very quick and without any issues, got to our cabin where we found our key card and quickly figured out how the door system worked. We ... Read more
Sunshine on a rainy day
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Prior to booking our cruise my husband and I had seen Ovation of the Seas at Circular Quay and said "one day we will sail on the Ovation of the Seas". The the next week we had the opportunity to book - just 3 weeks out from ... Read more
gilbo61
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise for new ship and destination the whole cruise went smoothly embarkation on board in 15 mins all meals including windjammer great quality shows were ok venue to view from is not that great bar staff excellent especially ... Read more
susanesmith
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall cruise was very good. Stewards great, food good (mostly, Chops was a let down - too much pomp, not enough substance - and Izumi was deplorable - and had run out of things). Much of the entertainment was naff, and aimed at old ... Read more
Love Holiday Time
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise on the recommendation of a friend, that I was travelling with who had used Royal Caribbean many times. One the website the ship looked good and had plenty of facilities. The stateroom was dirty and shabby, the linen ... Read more
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