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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Don't Bother! - Other Cruise Lines are Much Better

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

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Sail Date: Jan 2017
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

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!!!

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E3

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

Port Reviews

Sydney (Australia)

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