• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Perth (Fremantle) to Australia & New Zealand Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
Australia & New Zealand
Perth (Fremantle)

Traveler rating

Excellent

7

Very Good

5

Average

6

Poor

12

Terrible

5

Cruise type

35 Perth (Fremantle) to Australia & New Zealand Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews


RhodaTorres avatar

RhodaTorres

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

So disappointing

|

We chose the cruise for the itinerary and just assumed that everything else would be OK, as Royal Caribbean is a known brand name. Unfortunately, not so. The standards of service and food were poor, The quality ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2018


georgejr avatar

georgejr

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not Royal Caribbean's best show of concern, and the worst cruise ever

When one contracts for a cruise we expect, at a minimum, two important things. First we expect a reasonable level of safety be provided throughout the cruise, and second we expect professionally run tours to ...
Read More

1 photo

Sail Date February 2017


Dickybow avatar

Dickybow

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointed (from Yorkshire!)

We chose it for the itinerary. We have done over 30 cruises but only two with Royal Caribbean in 1999 and 2001 which were excellent. Unfortunately this ship was very disappointing. We had just stepped on board in ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017


janlodge03 avatar

janlodge03

6 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Itinerary

We chose this cruise because we were told seeing the NZ fiords by ship was an experience not to be missed and they weren't wrong. Truly wonderful and do it if you can. Absolutely breathtaking and better than those ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017


71Bruin avatar

71Bruin

9 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Another Great Cruise!

Seeing Australia and New Zealand has always been on our bucket list and this cruise seemed perfect. We have been on Radiance two other times so we knew the ship quite well so it was like coming back to an old ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017


PG13 avatar

PG13

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

To bad so sad about changes in Royal

We've now traveled on 5 different cruise lines and thought Royal would be our home line, but they've disappointed us both our last 2 cruises. Start with the good. -Our room steward was great, they always ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017


cruisevangelist avatar

cruisevangelist

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great service - Disappointing Food

We chose this cruise almost exclusively because of the itinerary. This was our 18th cruise, but only our second on RCL. Our first RCL cruise was in 2005. We hadn't been back to RCL since then because of a ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017


Archibald8877 avatar

Archibald8877

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Terrible disappointment for a cruise that was NOT CHEAP

for a relaxing holiday . our experience of Radiance of the seas is very disappointed and upset . food was not good at all in either cascades main dining room or the buffet windjammer. the choice of food was ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017


chaswen avatar

chaswen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Radiance of the Seas

I have Cruised on this Ship a few times now and i have found it to be always top class, a lot of the credit goes to the Ships management team, Hotel Director Robert Taggart is truly outstanding and his leadership ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


Thegoonerarsenal avatar

Thegoonerarsenal

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

No empathy in the small print so holiday of a lifetime ruined

This was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The boarding process was very easy and quick with no problems at all. This was a good start, just what we were expecting ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


Lisa F Cumbria avatar

Lisa F Cumbria

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing cruise

We chose this cruise so we could visit Australia and New Zealand in the one trip. From the moment we stepped on board yes just through the doors it was sell, sell, sell. Please let people board and get their ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


Billycruisemates avatar

Billycruisemates

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Hi de Hi captives at sea in a floating coffin

This cruise appeared to tick all the boxes location wise. We are Platinum cruisers with RCL. After this experience we will not book again. The cruise was a complete disappointment and a waste of money. The food ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


Perthgirl1943 avatar

Perthgirl1943

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overall disappointing

This year was a bad one for me and my husband, after he had major caancer surgery. However because of some good news we decided fairly late to taake this cruise as we could get on in WA and just fly home from ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


Clunkeroftheseas avatar

Clunkeroftheseas

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Clunker of the Seas

This cruise was our first and I'd say last! The ship is ready for retirement, it didn't cater for my grand children ages 2 and 4 year old, the only tiny pool area only opened from 12 to 4 pm and was filled with ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


push the boat out avatar

push the boat out

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

no time to see Perth as mix up with coach 2hrs late to ship. Ship very clean but old.full of over 80 year old. and Aussie using it as a floating hotel didn't even get off at port stayed on drinking. dining ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


phredclark avatar

phredclark

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Royal Disappointment - Radiance

We were so excited to be taking a 17 day cruise in Australia but the disappointment started before we left the USA. We chose "My Time Dining" (hint: NEVER DO THIS) and made reservations on-line for all 16 nights. ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


itars6365 avatar

itars6365

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

2nd Leg of Circumnavigation of Australia

This is the second leg of our travel around the whole of Australia, the demographics for this leg were a little younger and there were not many children under 17, (Approx 15). Since we were doing a back to back ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016


Nightowl50 avatar

Nightowl50

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time cruiser and wasn't disappointed

Cruising from Fremantle to Sydney via New Zealand and fly home was something my friend and I have wanted to do for a long time. Although we very much enjoyed the cruise I think on hindsight we would have preferred ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2015


Wandering Faye avatar

Wandering Faye

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

I'm glad they are putting the Radiance of the Sea to dry dock. It need some sweet loving care. We toured around the top end of Australia. Australia is known for crayfish (lobster) and yet, we were not offered ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2016


trotters2203 avatar

trotters2203

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Sell, Sell, Sell

Recently completed a Top End Australia 16 night cruise on the Radiance of the Seas. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The staff were good in all areas and we made some good friends and met some nice people, ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2016


Mojim avatar

Mojim

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Radiance not radiant anymore

Our 3rd Cruise on Radiance but Abit of a disappointment still a great ship but in desperate need of an over haul .The majority of the staff excellent especially cabin crew ,rooms always perfect ,not sure why but we ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2015


ColinJames avatar

ColinJames

1 Review Written

Radiance of the Seas

On Boarding found no hot water in our cabin this went on for 3 days sewage smell in cabin Made our room very hard to spend any time in cabin had to purchase our own can of glen 20 to combat the smell As out ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2015


ppcp avatar

ppcp

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Another Great Time on Radiance

Well, after reading some of the previous reviews, I wonder if we were on the same ship. We only boarded in Fremantle, so can't comment prior to this, but we ( all five of us) had a great time. Yes, we had delayed ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2015


Zenobia240 avatar

Zenobia240

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Our experience echoes earlier reviews. Embarkation at Fremantle was delayed due to cleaning operations and once on board, self-service in the food/beverage areas was suspended resulting in seemingly endless queuing. ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2015


smith9 avatar

smith9

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Reality check.

This was my 3rd cruise with Royal Carribean Cruise lines in an owners suite. The overall experience on this cruise was poor due to numerous factors unlike the other 2 cruise which where magnificent but they were ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2015


Radiance of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.54.1
Family4.04.1
Enrichment2.03.5
Service4.54.4
Value For Money4.53.8
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Reviews for Radiance of the Seas Style Cruises to Australia & New Zealand from Perth (Fremantle)

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.