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Australia & New Zealand Radiance of the Seas Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Some hits and some big misses!
"Due to time restraints the Radiance of the Seas was the only cruise available for our dates. We cruised with another couple which made the experience enjoyable however we were disappointed with several aspects..."Read More
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New Zealand cancelled cruise

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GrumpyGrandpa
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Looked forward to this cruise as been on Radiance twice before. Easy boarding despite covid-19 issues. Just relaxing before sailing when Captain advised cruise cancelled due to NZ closing ports. Royal Caribbean were great. Really helpful and promised a full refund or 125% credit on cruise cost. Vessel was very clean, lots of people cleaning and wiping down everywhere we went to avoid the dreaded ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Disappointing

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Rbagsrpacked
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This cruise didn’t meet my expectations. The menu in the dining room was very disappointing. We ate most of our meals in the buffet which was pretty good. Many people on the ship had guaranteed cabins but didn’t get it till the night before and if you were on a b2b you had to change rooms. Very disorganized. Embarkation was the longest of any prior cruise and the long delay to get off at various ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Last Aus /NZ cruise

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FlyingDutchman15
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were on the 18 night Bottom end Aus/NZ 25/2. We had a great time, pity the weather was not a bit warmer. We were apprehensive about the the bushfires only to be faced with the Corona virus and travel restrictions. A stressful time. Ship and crew were great and we really enjoyed ourselves. The only thing that we did not like was the Royalup and Royaldown policy which is a waste of time and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Great cabin and service 6V # 4527

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Sfr1959
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This Cruise was a great Cruise Lot's of Americians and British onboard, Once you got used to them and their behaviour was a all good. we didn't stop in Bali because of the corona-virus, which was more sad for the crew them passengers because a lot had family waiting for them. We found this cabin to be a quite cabin with heaps of room and storage. Showers have old style curtains , but ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


My new favourite RCI ship

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Ransome
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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, ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Some hits and some big misses!

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Bilfer
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Due to time restraints the Radiance of the Seas was the only cruise available for our dates. We cruised with another couple which made the experience enjoyable however we were disappointed with several aspects including the need for the ship to be refurbished. One concern was that children were sitting on bar stools in the Champagne Bar - this should be an 18 years and over area. We felt the hard ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


BRAVO CRUISE - EXCELLENT

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muliama
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The only reason I went on this ship was to be part of the Bravo Cruise of Performing Arts. Whilst a regular on Princess and Celebrity, this was my first taste of the Royal Carribean fleet. I had heard mixed opinions from friends, most of whom did not place the Radiance in the WOW category. So I went with less than high expectations. How wrong I was. The ship is older and smaller than the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Royal Suite


Twelve Nights Down Under with Radiance OTS - March 23, 2019

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JanieKid82
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I booked this March 23, 2019 cruise for the itinerary. I’m an American, and I’ve always wanted to see New Zealand and thought a cruise with many ports of call on a 12-night cruise would be a good introduction. Ports included cities in both the North and South Island, including all day to view the three South Island Sounds (Dusky, Doubtful and Milford) before heading back to Sydney. I arrived ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Bad food, constant upselling

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Funbritts
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I went on this cruise with a group of 10 friends. The ship, cabin Stewart, wait staff were awesome as was the entertainment. The food in the restaurants and cafes was just awful. Cold, tasteless and low quality. I literally starved when onboard. I ate off ship every chance I had. We had to order everything at once and the courses were pushed at us so we hurried. Except for after dinner ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Fun crew and ship

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Carrigan
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The Radiance of the Seas is a lovely ship, there was plenty going on with trivia and activities. The choices of dining experience for lunch and dinner were up too the individual you had the choice of the Windjammer buffet a help yourself with plenty of choices (although getting a seat could be somewhat difficult)or if you wanted something a little more special the Cascades main dining room did ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


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