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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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The Great Barrier Reef

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand
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Newby58
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2016
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Background

We took this itinerary for the Great Barrier Reef experience. We had only been on Voyager before. I travelled with my husband and 16 y/o daughter.

Embarkation

Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D1

The stateroom on deck 10 was clean and comfortable and very handy to the pool area and the Windjammer. We just used the stairs. We were situated about 6 cabins aft from the Centrum and could hear none of the music/dancing. Despite being under the Windjammer, we heard no noise. There were 3 adults in this room. It was bit squashy in the evening getting ready for dinner. The balcony had two chairs and a table and was shaded, which was a good thing as the weather was very hot with high humidity. Being on the port side travelling north we could see land and enjoy arriving in the different ports. Both my husband and daughter get sea sick, so the fresh air from the balcony, (and nightly Avomine), alleviated this problem.

Plenty of storage space. I took an over door pocket organiser however, didn't need it. I did take some extra plastic clothes hangers thank goodness and some magnetic 9kg hooks that were well used. Manuel, the stateroom attendant was friendly and professional and a credit to RCI. He introduced himself the first day and gave us a business card with a 24hr telephone contact number on it.

Port Reviews

Cairns

Did the Jungle train, Kuranda, and Skyrail down. A very relaxing trip with marvelous views.

Brisbane

Got the shuttle in to Brisbane from the Grain Terminal and explored Southbank with some shopping in the Queen Street Mall.

Port Douglas, Australia

Did the outer GBR with Quicksilver. An absolutely amazing day snorkelling. Topped off with a helicopter flight over the reef. Just wonderful.

Whitsundays (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island)

Saw crocs in the wild on a river cruise followed by an Aussie BBQ with billy tea and damper for afternoon tea. It concluded with a land tour of the wetlands. More suitable for international passengers.

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