2 Sydney (Australia) to Asia Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

It was our first cruise and we travelled with a group of 6 couples and kids from 2-17 yrs. we liked the social aspect of traveling with friends but found the food, entertainment and activities didn't meet our expectations. I guess ... Read More
It was our first cruise and we travelled with a group of 6 couples and kids from 2-17 yrs. we liked the social aspect of traveling with friends but found the food, entertainment and activities didn't meet our expectations. I guess having paid for a family 2 bedrooms suite meant we had high expectations! From the first moments arriving on the ship and having to fight to get a table for lunch, then being told decent champagne wasn't part of the ultimate package we paid for (it mentioned Moët when we signed up online but the staff on board denied all knowledge) to then finding the staff at kids club were gruff and not particularly kind to our littlest travellers, we were disappointed. Highlights included the bridge tour (great), Chops Grille (but book early as we didn't realise all the decent places book out and you are left with the 'trough' (windjammers) or dining room which is as personalised and special as you would expect for a place that does 1000 covers a night (ie, not great). Our friends with older kids did better as the options for activities were better (even the pool wasn't great for the little guys as the babies pool was freezing and the main heated pool rocked so much it was unsafe for the toddlers unless each held by an adult all the time. Overall, it was an interesting experience but I wouldn't do it again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Leaving from Sydney is one of the highlights of this cruise. Both times we have been very fortunate having great weather. Becoming a loyalty member after the first cruise allowed us a very 'quick' embarkation on this cruise. All ... Read More
Leaving from Sydney is one of the highlights of this cruise. Both times we have been very fortunate having great weather. Becoming a loyalty member after the first cruise allowed us a very 'quick' embarkation on this cruise. All staff and cabin crew were attentive, polite and extremely helpful. I cruised with my husband, brother and one of my sons. We decided as a group that a balcony cabin was a 'must'. The ship is easy to get around, having been on the Radiance before, meant this cruise was a breeze!! The food, amazing!! The shows were of high quality and there was plenty of activities. Our cabin steward was helpful and very friendly. Dining / wait table staff were great. Our next challenge is deciding which ship to do the next cruise. We are looking at around the bottom and NZ. Both the Radiance and the Voyager do this cruise. Can I get some feedback from other follow cruisers please??? Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Radiance of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.5 4.1
Family 4.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 3.5 3.8
Enrichment 2.0 3.5
Service 4.5 4.4
Value For Money 4.5 3.8
Rates N/A 4.3

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