We travelled to Sydney to board the Radiance for a 12 day cruise around New Zealand on 28/1/17, having booked the cruise approx 9 months previously via the local Flight Centre with Circular Quay being the boarding point. On 25/1/17, I was formally notified by Royal Caribbean via email that the boarding would occur via White Bay and tendering to the ship from there, that it "may take a little longer" and giving allocated boarding times depending on what deck your accomodation was on.
Well, as far as I can tell, Royal Caribbean were not honest with their information or the way they informed the passengers on this cruise.
The boarding from White Bay - which is a container port, with very poor facilities surrounded by what looks like waste ground and it not adequate for the purpose of having 2,500 passengers board a cruise ship - lasted in excess of 3 1/2 hours of what I can only describe as hell!!!
Quite small, although adequate. Bed was very comfortable. There were fractures in the beading/edging of the wardrobe doors, which you had to watch for splinters. TV selection was poor - movies were charged extra, no free movie selection. Cabin service was good and of consistent quality
Detailed in my review