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704 Royal Caribbean Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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robtbob
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
43 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this re positioning cruise because I wanted to sail up the eastern coast of Australia and the great barrier reef around Torres Is. It ended up at Singapore which is a place I've heard many positive things about. I must say I wasn't ... Read more
Dalwood
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have previously cruised with Royal Caribbean on 5 occasions over a 10 year period, two Caribbean, two transatlantic and one from Spain to Singapore. This cruise was an alternative form of travel from Australia to Europe, one leg via ... Read more
soak01
Member Since 2012
1 review
94 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Crazy rat lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have never cruised with RC before and we loved the experience. The ship was tastefully appointed throughout. Our cabin was perfect size for 2 people and for the first time ever, we had a balcony cabin. Only one criticism was a very hard ... Read more
datagammaecho
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our 4th cruise (In order from best to worst - Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Millennium, Carnival Spirit and this one, Explorer of the seas. The last two are equal last). Too many people on board (about 3000 passengers). Not enough ... Read more

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Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 4th trip to New Zealand so had done most of the tourist standard things in port, but still managed to find a few extra things to do at low costs. Been on ship previously and on Voyager twice so knew our way around, only one ... Read more
AussieChook
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
3 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
Mark_Debs
Member Since 2012
1 review
107 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Our overall rating may seem harsh. It was not a bad cruise, but in comparison to other cruises, it was not up to our expectations on a few fronts. At this point I will say we have cruised Europe, US (Caribbean), Canada and Asia. All on ... Read more
simbakim
Member Since 2012
1 review
64 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to take our daughter her partner and their children on a cruise and the dates suited us. Overall it was a great choice and the ports of call were great. We were on early dining because of the children and our wait staff were ... Read more
Emily1975
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This baby is massive and very impressive at first second and third glance. My son and I have gluten and dairy allergies and we cannot fault them, the GF options were non contaminated and controlled against others bringing gluten into the ... Read more

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Jacaluke
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is our first time cruising with RCI and the 2nd cruise for most in our group. We travelled with our 3 children aged 15, 13 and 9 years and the children's grandmothers. We absolutely loved this cruise and cannot speak highly enough ... Read more
mr walker
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1,145 forum post
10 helpful votes
As a celebration of our 35th Wedding Anniversary, our 5th year ‘Cruise Anniversary’ & our 10th RCI cruise we booked the Explorer OTS 13N Sth Pacific & Nth Island NZ Mar-30 2016 for just DW and myself. This was the first ... Read more
CarleneBarrett
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise and it was the best holiday ever. We were never at a loss for things to do, and on most days, we did something that we had never done before. While I will not say it was perfect ( there was maybe 6 things ... Read more
jolly julie
Member Since 2014
1 review
65 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just returning from our cruise on 30/3/2016 where we did a 13 night to the island and New Zealand. My partner and I travelled with 2 friends and I must say that we were not impressed with many things on the ship. Things that were good ... Read more
Ritza
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Beautiful sip Cabin steward Faria great Table #505 wait staff great Food just normal in diningroom Windjammer food lower quality Service in windjammer awful Main pool deck two nice pools you could not enjoy because of ... Read more
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Coyote10
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After booking our cruise in September I read some reviews that were a little unfavourable. (unfriendly crew, long waits at bars, not enough deck chairs, ordinary food etc) So I was unsure what we were in for when we embarked. Wow from ... Read more
faze41
Member Since 2014
1 review
71 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarked in Sydney for a 6 day Australia/Tasmania cruise, followed with a back to back 18 day cruise to New Zealand, French Polynesia with disembarkation in Hawaii. The ports of call were wonderful and we enjoyed every one of them. The ... Read more
shadows66
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
From the moment we quickly embarked in Sydney, to the return disembarkation everything for us (our family grandparents /daughter and grandson; two rooms)went like clock work. Whilst the Voyager was a large Ocean Liner,one did not gain ... Read more
Butterfly8
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Can't totally put my finger on it, and have told that to all - BUT it just didn't do it for us - - can't say it was because a large ship - not overly crowded, - just a whole lot of things. Food in the Main Dining Room was ok, but again ... Read more
Graham 1964
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I travelled on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Pacific Cruise between 21 March 2016 to 30 March 2016. We both considered the Cruise as the holiday of a lifetime. We were lucky to have a spacious Ocean view Suite ... Read more

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belinda5d
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Hubby, 3 kids (3, 8 and 9) and I had a great time. We were on deck 2 with no balcony (at our request) and it was perfect. We had interconnecting rooms, which the door between could be left open. When you shut the door, you couldn't hear ... Read more
kierinryan@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I've done 14 cruises, so I can confidently say this is a fantastic ship. The staff really care about you (give a Tip on day #1 and you will be treated like visiting royalty for duration of cruise). Everyone says hello and greets you ... Read more
Emilykate20
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and I really enjoyed it! I'm 20 years old. I travelled with my grandparents, parents and brothers (14, 13 and 5) and there was always something to do that we enjoyed. My brothers loved all the outdoor ... Read more
avalon65
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My parents and I have just completed the 4 day Sampler cruise from Sydney>Hobart on "Explorer of the Seas". We crossed the Bass Strait in style - Owners Suite 1298 on Deck 10. This is our 2nd cruise with RC - last February ... Read more
cuddlesx9
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was a good short cruise . Cabin 8626. Very clean it was very rough seas on the Friday Night arriving two hrs late Saturday . I take my hat off to the Captain and crew . The sea was a 9 meter swell and 145 knot winds . But they got us ... Read more

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