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1,041 Royal Caribbean Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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AussieNSW
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise leaving from Australia in the past we have only been on Disney cruises. I was so disappointed. It was a cruise during the school holidays so I thought that it would be aimed as families with plenty of activities ... Read more
kriley1211
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I had traveled from the fjords of Norway to the shore of the Dead Sea by car, air, and rapid train, but 2017 was my very first cruise. As a one-time rail pass holder, my vision of traveling was to hop on and off of trains every few days or ... Read more
Sagcap
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
44 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Cruise #14 with Royal, 5th cruise on Radiance, this was our first ship! Boarding was a breeze, cabin very Aft, (7676) would do it again, attendant extremely good as usual, something about these guys. You want a happy day, talk to yr ... Read more
possum52
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
204 forum posts
We sailed to the South Pacific on the Voyager of The Seas. It was our first cruise with RCI and were not sure what to expect but we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and VOS. I think the ship was close to full capacity with a wide variety of ... Read more
David1250
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Voyager of the seas - 11 night South Pacific cruise Overall experience : Very disappointing We paid a premium for an Owners suite on deck 10, and while the suite was large and very comfortable the downside is that it's directly ... Read more
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kayleighbayleigh
Member Since 2016
1 review
150 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first time on Royal Caribbean and, so far, we are not impressed - with one exception: embarkation. We arrived at the passenger terminal fairly early as our flight arrived in Sydney at 8 AM and we really had nothing else to do. ... Read more
Learningtheropes16
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our 1st South Pacific cruise and we were delighted with the experience, which we enjoyed with 7 friends. Stayed at Sir Stamford Circular Quay on arrival in Sydney which I would recommend as walking distance to the terminal. Got up early ... Read more
Deemerio
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
As this was our very first cruise I really had no idea what I was booking. After speaking to friends, who highly recommended RCI, we chose a cruise to the Islands of Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu on the Voyager of the Seas. We ... Read more
Gartho
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Friendly, attentitive crew who always welcomed you with a smile and courteous greeting. Fabulous food everywhere, but Windjammers had the best buffet selection I have ever seen and changed every day. The main dining room also had a great ... Read more
Hang Tuah
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
I embarked from Sydney ( I live here ) and was impressed with the efficiency and speed of the boarding process. Although a fairly old ship with limited entertainment and activities, I would say that I enjoyed the 11 nights I spent on the ... Read more
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alfredos
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Only our second cruise, and our first time on RCI. Embarkation was quick, well organised, and utterly painless. No surprises with the cabin. It wasn't huge, but it was plenty big enough for our needs. We hadn't eaten since 7am at the ... Read more
livlyf
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I must admit, I did not have high expectations for this cruise. I had read some negative reviews and friends who had been on the Christmas 2015 cruise on explorer was very disappointed, we had previously cruised the Voyager in November ... Read more
iamacruiseaholic
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
this was our first cruise on RCI but our 7th cruise in total. I sailed with my daughter and granddaughter, we chose this cruise as we had picked up a great deal on line. We had a fantastic time, I can recommend RCI highly enough. The ... Read more
Neicy& Ron
Member Since 2004
1 review
329 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We choose this cruise as a short break. Boarding at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney was surprisingly quick, considering the numbers in the line. On boarding we headed straight to our cabin #9244. Great location right ... Read more
lady_kate
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
As this was a first time for my husband and I we didn't know what to expect but as we travel a lot we have certain standards. If I was to compare this ship to a hotel, I would say it would be like going to a 3 star motel and spending your ... Read more
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Marigold1952
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Staff were amazing, food was fresh and plentiful. We had a balcony stateroom on level 6. First two days, no hot water, so had to have barely lukewarm showers. Bathroom constantly smelled of urine, even after being scrubbed out by ... Read more
Saintaholic
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Our first cruise. We went in with a very very open mind. read a stack of reviews prior [glad I did]. We kicked off from Sydney and the first 3 days the weather was bad. well, bad enough to CLOSE all the pools. All decks were open, but ... Read more
Esther Striegl
Member Since 2017
1 review
Feedback and reviews convinced us to give it a go. As first timers we were not sure if there would be enough to do all day,as we like to keep active and not just soak up the sun on a deckchair. Well we were definitely not ... Read more
mazza51
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
163 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The food on this cruise in both the restaurant and the Windjammer was as good as, or maybe better, than I have previously had on Voyager. The ship was very clean and well maintained but some of the furnishings were looking a bit tired ... Read more
Barbs56
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I believe RCL and their staff, try their best to offer good value, excellent service and impeccable facilities. I would like to see more affordable shore excursions offered, as this adds to your whole experience. Maybe a little more ... Read more
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camille71
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for the value for money it had. From day one it was fantastic, the embarkation was smooth and quiet quick, the ship is beautiful, floating city! The crew we found were always helpful,friendly and courteous. The ... Read more
Tikali
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a Christmas present to each other - purchased the week prior to Christmas. We travelled as a couple without children. Despite it being early in the school year, there were quite a few children on board. There ... Read more
DragMaster63
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
This cruise was a last minute decision for us, based on a fantastic price for a Guaranteed Ocean view room. We ended up on Deck 2 Port side aft, which was quite a good position to minimise the effects of rough seas, as the area does not ... Read more
StephenBurra
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We really had a relaxing holiday. On a cruise there are many different tribes from our society and you soon find your niche make good friends, We spent a lot of time at the adults pool and because we travelled outside a holiday period we ... Read more
Deb1971
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Have cruised before but this was the first with RCI. Boarding was relatively quick, which was a blessing given the rainy weather and the number of people boarding. We flew in to Sydney that morning and were able to drop off the bags ... Read more
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