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1,067 Royal Caribbean Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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SargassoPirate
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
387 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The embarkation got us off to a rough start. As Diamond Plus, we were seated in an "exclusive" area and started boarding right after the suites and pinnacles. We soon ground to a halt in the cattle chutes for Australian ... Read more
TDDownes
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is my 8th cruise with RCI. First one was back in 1997 on Majesty. Over the years I have seen a lot of changes, some not really for the better. It felt a bit like a Butlins at sea at times. I picked this cruise for the itinerary and ... Read more
Murfee33
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
47 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Initially we saw the Tailor Made promotion, and it seemed a good price for the package. Unfortunately there were snags. We were offered the option of returning by indirect flights from singapore to Hong Kong, and from there back to UK, ... Read more
bobanderson
Member Since 2017
1 review
Specifically chose this cruise as a means of visiting French Polynesia (Tahiti, Morea and Bora Bora). Booking, registration and embarkation all handled with ease - somewhat disappointed with the tired and dated condition of stateroom - ... Read more
My dog cooper
Member Since 2016
1 review
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Big plus--It offered more time at sea and visited ports on our "bucket list". This trip has lots of high points and some that were rather mediocre. The service was excellent and we became on a first name basis with our ... Read more
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mtnestinmd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
145 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As I'm US-based, I chose this cruise as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit several Australia cities and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. While it was not at all Royal Caribbean's fault that Cyclone Debbie devastated our port at ... Read more
67Vintage
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Chose this cruise for the destination 'Whitsundays' but due to Cyclone Debbie we weren't sure if we'd be going there or not and In the end we did. Newcastle, we didn't get off as the excursion we selected wasn't on their system yet was ... Read more
AussieNSW
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
debbiecook22
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
getting on and off the ship was faster than I thought. overall the ship is huge staff are fantastic lots to do or do nothing at all. cabin was really good size. attendant was excellent and was always there for you if needed. ... Read more
vicmoor
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
7 helpful votes
We disembarked from the ship this morning after 13 fantastic nights around the South Pacific. Embarkation was very slow due to a computer glitch and when we got on board we found out that we had been given the wrong type of room. A ... Read more
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B Crompton
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We booked our cruise nearly a year ago and my wife, 3 children and I returned a few days ago. I have to say reading other reviews before we sailed really put me off and all I can say to all is take the positives out of the reviews and ... Read more
Naya9940
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first cruise and I travelled with my husband and 3 kids, 10, 8, and 5. We didnt know what to expect and chose this cruise mainly because of all the onboard activities and the family stateroom layout, that suited our family ... Read more
cocorococo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because a group of friends were already booked on it. On reflection I should have chosen a cruise which did not fall within school holidays as there were a lot of unsupervised 'tweens' having a great time. Can't fault ... Read more
Sassa1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise as we needed a holiday, we wanted to go snorkeling and it looked to be value for money. Well the cruise met all our expectations. The embarkation was smooth and quick, the cabin spacious and very comfortable. The staff ... Read more
Cruisers48
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We've done many cruises, several with Royal Caribbean and generally were happy with the standard and service on this occasion. We were surprised to find a younger age group than usual on this trip, which meant that bars and entertainment ... Read more
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FrankA
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
We have cruised nearly 40 cruises. 7 on Royal Caribbean. We traveled as a couple. We are from Boston area and are 69 years old. The ship is showing its age in some places. Windows in common areas were filthy when we departed and were ... Read more
kriley1211
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
7 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
snoopyJp
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Booked on a cruise and then they sold the ship. This one was one of four offered. Even in a Grand, Suite, items like a 15cent biro and note paper have gone; also chocolate on the pillow at night. 95% of guests on board were ... Read more
Deborah2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
I went on this cruise with my mother,my very first cruise...but now I am hooked, everything about this ship was amazing,I have a fear of heights,so I expected this to be a problem,but the moment I boarded on deck four and turned the ... Read more
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ship-shore
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
95 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have been on the Voyager multiple times and love the ship and amenities. Sadly it seemed as if she has gone down in service. No lobster night was an unpleasant surprise. We only ate in the dining room once as the food was not any ... Read more
possum52
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
212 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
6 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
kayleighbayleigh
Member Since 2016
1 review
150 forum posts
4 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
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