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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Radiance of the Seas to the South Pacific
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2015
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

We decided to try a seven day cruise to see if we liked it. Well that was an understatement, we LOVED it! Radiance of the Seas is magnificent and their customer service second to none. From embarking, being catered for and entertained on board...I couldn't fault our voyage. Our room attendant was charming and we loved the animals fashioned out of towels left in our rooms.

There is something for everyone, entertainment wise. I didn't know there would be dancing, trivia, bingo, theatre, pop choir, movies, casino, karaoke. We did the mystery dinner and it was great. Food was okayish in the Windjammer, lots of variety. I preferred the Cascade restaurant, which is also included in the cruise price, but is more upmarket and has a menu with waiters instead of a self serve buffet. We especially enjoyed the Schooner bar and the two main bar tenders there were a hoot.

Everything was kept spotlessly clean. We spoke to many seasoned cruisers who told us they had tried other lines but found Royal Caribbean to be by far the best. I preferred to use the solarium swimming pool, which is for over 16 year olds unless with parents. This was strictly policed too as any stray children were soon asked to leave. Beach towels are provided and allowed to be used during on shore outings as long as they are returned. Fresh beach towels are always available which saves you having to bring your own from home, and trying to dry them.

Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D2

A little dated but perfectly comfortable and kept spotlessly clean, with the room attendant coming in twice a day. The bed was very comfortable.

Port Reviews

Sydney (Australia)

Well organised. It was great to be able to leave our suitcases with with company 3-4 hours before we were due to board, and go off to explore a craft market at The Rocks.

Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)

A highlight of my whole cruise. I loved the snorkelling! At first we snorkelled to the left of the big rock but the water was murky although there was plenty of fish. It was also very crowded and you would occasionally cop a flipper to the head! We were told there was better snorkelling near the resort further along the beach, and this proved true. It was breathtaking! The coral...the huge variety of tropical fish and even cuttlefish! The isle itself is a tropical paradise and there are places to buy souvenirs etc.

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