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I will try to keep this as short as possible, although I could write a book about it. Faulty plumbing in bathroom making terrible noises throughout the day. Flooding of floor of cabin from outside source. Cabin change to so called upgrade that was really a category downgrade. New cabin had permanent black ring in toilet from wearing out of porcelain and bathroom lights flickered off and on incessantly. 40th anniversary cruise with 3 other couples. Couldn't dock safely in Cairns because of weather and ocean conditions. Port Hedland and Geraldton complete wastes of time and money. Absolutely nothing to see or do there. Must be because they are cheap places to dock. Food in Windjammer can be summed up in one word. STEW. They call it many different things but it's all stew. Food quality in general, adequate but nothing spectacular. Staff and crew were quite friendly and efficient for a less than adequate ship. Given $300 as difference for so called upgraded cabin and 20% off for the next two years on RCL cruises. AS IF WE WOULD BOOK ANOTHER ONE. Royal Caribbean in general is cutting corners wherever they can . It absolutely shows. We are at Emerald level of cruising with them and oh how they have gone downhill. Australia is beautiful but the cruise in one worked SUCKED.

Down goes Royal Caribbean

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review by VancouverEllen

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I will try to keep this as short as possible, although I could write a book about it.

Faulty plumbing in bathroom making terrible noises throughout the day. Flooding of floor of cabin from outside source. Cabin change to so called upgrade that was really a category downgrade. New cabin had permanent black ring in toilet from wearing out of porcelain and bathroom lights flickered off and on incessantly.

40th anniversary cruise with 3 other couples. Couldn't dock safely in Cairns because of weather and ocean conditions. Port Hedland and Geraldton complete wastes of time and money. Absolutely nothing to see or do there. Must be because they are cheap places to dock.

Food in Windjammer can be summed up in one word. STEW. They call it many different things but it's all stew. Food quality in general, adequate but nothing spectacular.

Staff and crew were quite friendly and efficient for a less than adequate ship.

Given $300 as difference for so called upgraded cabin and 20% off for the next two years on RCL cruises. AS IF WE WOULD BOOK ANOTHER ONE.

Royal Caribbean in general is cutting corners wherever they can . It absolutely shows. We are at Emerald level of cruising with them and oh how they have gone downhill.

Australia is beautiful but the cruise in one worked SUCKED.
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Cabin 9550
The plumbing in the bathroom sounded as if the ship's horn was directly connected to it. Terrible noise all day long. Major flooding of floor from ?another cabin?. "Upgraded" to lower category cabin because of stinky flooded carpet.
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