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761 Royal Caribbean Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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Missmiaow
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
46 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Embarkation was well organized from the moment we were welcomed by the bag drop staff, to the port staff directing us where to go, and the seamless check in, customs and security procedures. The first thing we noticed was that there ... Read more
CRUISER GAL1973
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
General: Loved our cruise holiday, loved the room (Superior with Balcony –Deck 7 (room 7640), very happy with friendly helpful staff. Very pleased with amenities, 'cruise compass' newsletter communication (delivered during turndown ... Read more
JeromeAM1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
As this was our first cruise (2 adults, 8 year old and an 11 year old) we had no real expectations. We dropped off our bags early at the ship (around 9.00 a.m) and explored Sydney's waterfront and the Opera House district. Embarked ... Read more
Monstar
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We were recommended by our cruise consultant to try Royal Caribbean.We found that there was so many things which failed to deliver an enjoyable cruise.From the lack of air conditioning and the water being turned off in the cabin.The mini ... Read more
Traveller01
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We just completed a ten day cruise on the Explorer of the Seas to the South Pacific in November 2016. We purchased the cruise on the price as we tend to chase cruises that are under $100 per day. As we had been to the Pacific Islands, the ... Read more
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aussielozzie18
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1,045 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Very relaxing 10 day cruise. Booked an inside with virtual balcony. Really liked this concept. Virtual Balcony view was crystal clear. Nice to wake up and see the weather and seas. Gave the room plenty of light during the day but had ... Read more
chester32
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
531 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Did a cruise to south pacific first time on Voyager it is a big ship and has a lot of good points such as entertainment, food and kids activities Main dining room was good staff seemed a bit run of there feet but did their best ,Windjammer ... Read more
jkelward
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We all had fun and loved the great friendly service. The ship had a family ship vibe with kids, parents and grand parents all having fun. Wide range of activities. traveled with our 9 year old daughter who loved the whole experience. ... Read more
RalphHome
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
(1) We spent 90 minutes on 4 or 5 different queues before finally getting on board. There must be a better way to do this. (2) Then our extended family of eleven were given 4 different dinner times. OK sometimes stuff happens. This ... Read more
kimjohansen
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Voyager of the Seas, 12 day South Pacific cruise (New Caledonia & Fiji) r/t from Sydney, superior balcony cabin, deck 9 forward, 3,700 passengers + 1,200 crew. About 80% of the passengers were Australian and about 30% were families ... Read more
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WWalsh
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Where to start - lovely ship, shame about the lack of customer service and operational expertise. Have cruised with RC a number of times before this last trip - but am very doubtful I will do it again. It wasn't a good start when RC ... Read more
random_australian
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
23 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
The main thing about the cruise was the kids club. DD8 really enjoyed it, it was very active (much more so than Princess and P&O) with lots of ball games and running around. It's a pity that they don't have a printed list at the ... Read more
krazykrusier
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
First cruise for me, second (30 years apart) for my partner. We flew to Sydney the day before and stayed at the Megaboom Hotel, It was nice and handy. Boarding for us was 12-1pm, the lining up was probably the worst part of the whole ... Read more
noseasickness
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed 01 November 2016 on a 7 day trip to Noumea. Embarked from Sydney. We found it a very organised setup with plenty of staff to give directions or answer queries. Our cabin was a Junior Suite on Deck 9 with a lovely balcony. It was ... Read more
suejol
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as we were traveling with first timers who didn't want to commit to anything longer. On a ship the size of Voyager 7 days just isn't enough. Embarkation in Sydney was a breeze. From baggage drop off to cabin took ... Read more
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Johnmay1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as we felt that would be enough onboard to entertain 6 adults and 6 grandchildren. Embarkation took over an hour, but hey they processed 3800 people in just a few hours. Cabins were stock standard, of a a high ... Read more
cherrypie29
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
47 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I wanted to do this cruise to see how I would go on a longer cruise with my special needs friend, it was fantastic, she is tube fed so the food was not important to her. Firstly our embarkation went smoothly and everyone was very ... Read more
skillett
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Wished to undertake the cruise with elderly mother. The cabin was in disrepair, headboard was detached, the curtains torn but otherwise clean. The couch in the room was stained and dirty. The same can be said of the chairs in the ... Read more
happychris52
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
40 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Radiance of the Seas – Sydney to Hobart 24-31 October 2016 We enjoy doing short local cruises. Always something new to see and no passports or long flights to worry about. Embarkation – We received an email two days ... Read more
Snyglers
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Food -- not good at all, the buffet was not open enough hours, making it impossible to go to the early show without having to eat late at night, not enough other included other dining options (the hot dog stand was awful) Service -- our ... Read more
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subaru94
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
757 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Radiance of the Seas is an older ship, that is looking a tad tired and in need of a facelift in saying that though we had the best entertainment on board the Cruise Director, Activites Manager and entertainment staff were one of the ... Read more
NauteGirl1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 8th cruise with various cruise lines so it is easy to compare. Firstly we received an email 2 days prior to our departure to say there had been gastroenteritis on the ship so our embarking had to be put back due to the ... Read more
Scozzie12
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
3 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We elected to go back on Radiance as my daughter had extensive surgery this year and needed a break and what better break than on the high seas on our favourite ship. We always review to keep the RCL reviews current and to help ... Read more
JOHNKIRK
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
48 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
The boarding and disembarking process were very very good. The show Buenos Aries Tango was one of the best stage shows we have ever seen on any cruise ship. RCI make excellent use of the centrium area making it and added entertainment ... Read more
Graham1033
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Friends had previously sailed on this ship, and encouraged us and another couple to sail this trip. Bathroom was far too small. Shower cubical suitable size for children under 10 years of age, not adults, especially those of us with ... Read more
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