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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review
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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by fairdeal

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2016
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

AFTER having driven all over AUSTRALIA my wife and I thought it would be nice to circumnavigate AUS by water and have a relaxing time NO

Departing Sydney our first port of call was Brisbane (so far so good )

If you wanted to go ashore it cost $25 pp for the shuttle bus. We have never had to pay for shuttle bus transfer on any of the other ships we have sailed with NOW if they put 1500 people ashore @$25pp that Equates to $37500 to travel only 17klm

At Cairns the cost was $20pp

At Darwin the cost was $20pp

At Porthedland the cost was $15pp

The food on board was terrible.there were no greens to speak of,some beans which were cold in the salad section the food was only warm and by the time you got back to your table it was cold. no carrots (except grated in the salad section). no pumpkin no peas.

The boiled potatoes were cold and as big as cricket balls

The left over food seemed to be recycled into some sort of hash and dished up the next night and called something else

The dessert consisted of watermelon rockmelon pineapple and moose cakesand if you didn't like that you had a choice of pineapple watermelon moose cakes and rockmelon

The fruit salad consisted of chopped up watermelon rockmelon and pineapple and sometimes they had some little dishes of jelly

We went one night into the dinning room for dinner thinking it may be a little better NOT SO the food was cold by the time it was served and I have dined in quieter country pubs which served 10 times better meals

There was no cold water at the hand basin in the cabin,I reported it several times but nothing was done about it they just made some lame excuse and said it was because we were in the tropics(crap)

The toilet paper was so thin you had to fold it about four times to stop your finger going through

If you wanted a nice relaxing time around the pool and have a quiet conversation that was ok until they brought on the band which was so loud you had to shout at the person you were with so they could hear you. hence we had to move to a quieter area to have a decent conversation

Everything was charged in American dollars even though we were in Australian waters

$3.50 american for a 500ml bottle of water on board when we could buy a 24 pack of 500ml water ashore for $6.50 aud

I must say the staff were excellent except for one grub of a drink waiter in the pool area

The entertainment was good some great shows

The cabin although small was very neat and tidy and the cabin person was very obliging and curtious


It was the general concensis of everyone to whom we spoke to on board about which I have complained that they were in total agreement with us

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Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom
Cabin N 8503

Cabin was small but very neat and tidy(although there wasn't any cold over the hand basin)

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