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724 Royal Caribbean Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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wayjenh
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Absolutely loved everything about our cruise; so much so that I didn't want to get off and I literally cried on our last night. The first thing I will say is that the staff were all wonderful. I had read quite a few negative reviews in ... Read more
lassie79
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a really great cruise with RCI on this transpacific crossing. We found the service to be wonderful with staff always attentive even in the buffet. The dinning table staff were terrific our waitress Rowena did a brilliant job, ... Read more
71Bruin
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Exactly what we wanted and what we thought it would be! This was our longest cruise to date (We did a transatlantic a few years ago and other 12 night cruises) but we felt like it lived up to what we were expecting. Sydney is an amazing ... Read more
csturzaker
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
28 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Hubby and I embarked on this cruise from sydney - we live here so it easy for us. The embarkation process was a little long with the ques - it took us roughly an hour and half to get through it all and then onboard the ship. We have ... Read more
canter168
Member Since 2013
1 review
135 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have been cruising with RCI at least 4 times. We cruised on the Explorer of the Seas when it was relatively new in 2001. We enjoyed all previous RCI cruising due to the food, shows and services. However, this 24 nights transpacific ... Read more

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ppcp
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We arrived in Sydney a few days earlier, and stayed in Darling Harbour. Sydney Harbour is really beautiful, and we took an afternoon "Tall Ship" cruise, which was fantastic. There is lots to do in and around Darling Harbour, ... Read more
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Cruisenut 14
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Having sailed on Voyager before we knew that it was a great ship and being a repositioning cruise we had plenty of time on the ship. We had a really great cruise with everything on the cruise of a very high standard. Staff were excellent ... Read more
UnrulyJZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Let me start with this: the cruise wasn't terrible, just nowhere near the standard I expected from RCL. We've previously sailed with Carnival - which cost us much, much less with a much higher, friendlier standard of service - but we ... Read more
TravellerRod
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Another great cruise with Royal Caribbean. Firstly, a huge thank you to all the staff who go out of their way in sometimes trying conditions to make your holiday a wonderful experience. Dealing with 3000+ people day in day out can't be ... Read more
Hugemongrel
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
41 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Lots of days at sea really tests the entire staff, The ship is very big and a few areas get missed for cleanliness but the smooth journey and dignified Captain garnered trust. Highlights were climbing the rock wall and ringing the ... Read more

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robtbob
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
43 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 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
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
jrv1964
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
EXPLORER OF THE SEAS - 11 Night Sydney to New Zealand (North Island ) return April 12th 2916 to 23rd April 2016 The Experience - less than memorable - we did not like the ship Hi, fellow cruisers, I have done 7 cruises over the past ... Read more
Crazy rat lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
17 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

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datagammaecho
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 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
Astro Boy
Member Since 2012
17 reviews
12 forum posts
5 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
6 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
111 forum posts
6 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
71 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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

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Emily1975
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
Frandya
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise as it left from Sydney, Australia. We had both wanted to see Australia and this was a way to see just a small potion of Australia with a cruise to other destinations thrown in as well. New Zealand, French ... Read more
Grandjen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My husband had always wanted to visit Australia and the itinerary for this cruise sounded perfect for us. We spent a week in Australia prior to sailing, with the last two days being in Sydney. Overall wonderful trip! The staff on the ... Read more
Jacaluke
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
5 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
1,175 forum post
17 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

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