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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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My new favourite RCI ship

Review for Radiance of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony
Radiance at Circular Quay, Sydney
Sunset from the Schooner Bar
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First up, a disclaimer. I’m more recently a solo cruiser and I choose cruises based on the ship (ambience etc), the itinerary, and mostly because I like to relax and read a book (thus quiet spaces are very important). I’m not really interested in active onboard activities (iFly, Dogems, Flowrider etc).

Radiance of the Seas was my 9th cruise from Australia, and my 5th with RCI (after Voyager, Explorer, Rhapsody, Legend, and now Radiance). I wanted to travel on Radiance for two reasons; firstly, because I’d heard fantastic feedback on her, and secondly because she is going to be home-ported at my home city of Brisbane in November 2020. I also cruised on Carnival Spirit in May 2019 (which I never bothered reviewing) which is also moving to the new Brisbane Cruise Terminal in late 2020.

The ship:

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Ocean View Balcony

The best balcony that I have experienced. The cabins on deck seven in this category have over-sized balconies. The balcony seemed to be at least one third of the size of the cabin interior. The only downside is that the balcony extremity is open, and there is no privacy from your neighbours. Which could be a good or bad thing.....

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