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1,084 Royal Caribbean Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews
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wrred31036
Member Since 2014
1 review
70 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Dream vacation after doing the first leg in 2008. Menus didn't change much in 39 days in the Main Dining Room. Fish was disappointing, bland and mushy. Steaks were poor quality on the Sydney to Honolulu leg , so never tried them again. ... Read more
Britchip
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Wanted the experience of crossing the Pacific and this did not disappoint. The embarkation was a debacle but once on board the staff and crew really delivered. Kudos to Graham and his entertainment team that worked so hard for us on the ... Read more
SargassoPirate
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
414 forum posts
16 helpful votes
The embarkation got us off to a rough start. As Diamond Plus, we were seated in an "exclusive" area and started boarding right after the suites and pinnacles. We soon ground to a halt in the cattle chutes for Australian ... Read more
Patthecruiser
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary – Sydney to Singapore, sailing up the Gold Coast. This is an outstanding itinerary and I highly recommend it. I have been sailing with RCCL for over 30 years and am a Diamond Plus ... Read more
TDDownes
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is my 8th cruise with RCI. First one was back in 1997 on Majesty. Over the years I have seen a lot of changes, some not really for the better. It felt a bit like a Butlins at sea at times. I picked this cruise for the itinerary and ... Read more
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Murfee33
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
47 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Initially we saw the Tailor Made promotion, and it seemed a good price for the package. Unfortunately there were snags. We were offered the option of returning by indirect flights from singapore to Hong Kong, and from there back to UK, ... Read more
Downunderrob
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
As per normal boarding was easy and well organized. While there are parts of the ship that do need some attention I have to say it was a great cruise. Of course the norm now is to smash you at every turn with drinks packages, Rest ... Read more
bobanderson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Specifically chose this cruise as a means of visiting French Polynesia (Tahiti, Morea and Bora Bora). Booking, registration and embarkation all handled with ease - somewhat disappointed with the tired and dated condition of stateroom - ... Read more
My dog cooper
Member Since 2016
1 review
62 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Big plus--It offered more time at sea and visited ports on our "bucket list". This trip has lots of high points and some that were rather mediocre. The service was excellent and we became on a first name basis with our ... Read more
mtnestinmd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
145 forum posts
2 helpful votes
As I'm US-based, I chose this cruise as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit several Australia cities and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. While it was not at all Royal Caribbean's fault that Cyclone Debbie devastated our port at ... Read more
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67Vintage
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Chose this cruise for the destination 'Whitsundays' but due to Cyclone Debbie we weren't sure if we'd be going there or not and In the end we did. Newcastle, we didn't get off as the excursion we selected wasn't on their system yet was ... Read more
AussieNSW
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first cruise leaving from Australia in the past we have only been on Disney cruises. I was so disappointed. It was a cruise during the school holidays so I thought that it would be aimed as families with plenty of activities ... Read more
debbiecook22
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
15 helpful votes
getting on and off the ship was faster than I thought. overall the ship is huge staff are fantastic lots to do or do nothing at all. cabin was really good size. attendant was excellent and was always there for you if needed. ... Read more
vicmoor
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
10 helpful votes
We disembarked from the ship this morning after 13 fantastic nights around the South Pacific. Embarkation was very slow due to a computer glitch and when we got on board we found out that we had been given the wrong type of room. A ... Read more
OrionVoyageurs
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise to give us a glimpse into the South Pacific Islands. We got the glimpse, along with the 1,000+ children who were on board. Didn't know it was an Australian school holiday period and the date included Easter made it the ... Read more
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B Crompton
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We booked our cruise nearly a year ago and my wife, 3 children and I returned a few days ago. I have to say reading other reviews before we sailed really put me off and all I can say to all is take the positives out of the reviews and ... Read more
Naya9940
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first cruise and I travelled with my husband and 3 kids, 10, 8, and 5. We didnt know what to expect and chose this cruise mainly because of all the onboard activities and the family stateroom layout, that suited our family ... Read more
cocorococo
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because a group of friends were already booked on it. On reflection I should have chosen a cruise which did not fall within school holidays as there were a lot of unsupervised 'tweens' having a great time. Can't fault ... Read more
Sassa1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise as we needed a holiday, we wanted to go snorkeling and it looked to be value for money. Well the cruise met all our expectations. The embarkation was smooth and quick, the cabin spacious and very comfortable. The staff ... Read more
Cruisers48
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We've done many cruises, several with Royal Caribbean and generally were happy with the standard and service on this occasion. We were surprised to find a younger age group than usual on this trip, which meant that bars and entertainment ... Read more
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Britchip
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
RCCL standards seem to grow less each year. This was part of back to back cruises to a part of the world I had never visited. The ship is tired needs some refurbishment. As a Diamond Plus member I was surprised to find no diamond section ... Read more
FrankA
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
2 helpful votes
We have cruised nearly 40 cruises. 7 on Royal Caribbean. We traveled as a couple. We are from Boston area and are 69 years old. The ship is showing its age in some places. Windows in common areas were filthy when we departed and were ... Read more
kriley1211
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I had traveled from the fjords of Norway to the shore of the Dead Sea by car, air, and rapid train, but 2017 was my very first cruise. As a one-time rail pass holder, my vision of traveling was to hop on and off of trains every few days or ... Read more
Sagcap
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
44 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Cruise #14 with Royal, 5th cruise on Radiance, this was our first ship! Boarding was a breeze, cabin very Aft, (7676) would do it again, attendant extremely good as usual, something about these guys. You want a happy day, talk to yr ... Read more
snoopyJp
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Booked on a cruise and then they sold the ship. This one was one of four offered. Even in a Grand, Suite, items like a 15cent biro and note paper have gone; also chocolate on the pillow at night. 95% of guests on board were ... Read more
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