354 Sydney (Australia) Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise as it fell over our holiday time. I have to say we had a teriffic time and we are already thinking of booking another. Our cabin was great, we had the biggest window ever! There was plenty of wardrobe and ... Read More
We chose this cruise as it fell over our holiday time. I have to say we had a teriffic time and we are already thinking of booking another. Our cabin was great, we had the biggest window ever! There was plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space. Our room attendant was teriffic - the cain was always clean & tidy. I'm pleased we had the drinks package - although my liver now needs a decent break! The only let down was being limited at dinner to either the Restaurant or Windjammer restaurants. Of course we could have paid more and gone to specialty restaurants - it was our choice not to but if we had of realised this at the start of the cruise maybe we would have got the package. However, saying that the main restaurant is fabulous with an ever changing menu. I'm not a soup person but I couldn't get enough. Overall we had a wonderful time & really enjoyed our time on Radiance of the Seas. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
The embarkation and disembarkation were smooth with disembarkation being sped up by customs visiting us on the ship to get that all organised before reaching the dock. We ate a few meals in the main dining room using mytime dining and had ... Read More
The embarkation and disembarkation were smooth with disembarkation being sped up by customs visiting us on the ship to get that all organised before reaching the dock. We ate a few meals in the main dining room using mytime dining and had no issues as my son and I were more than happy to share with others. The staff were all incredibly friendly and made sure that we were always well looked after. We didn't do any shore excursions as they seemed very expensive although after trying to organise tours in port myself I would probably book excursions in future. I would have liked to purchase more of the photos but the price of them is exhorbatant, which makes no sense as once the photos are printed they are no good to the ship if not purchased and the expense has already been laid out. Overall we loved our time on Radiance of the Seas and if we can ever afford it will definitely be doing it again Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We went as 2 friends in our early 30s. My 4th cruise, his first ever. Both first time with RCI and we were very impressed. Here are some general overviews of the highlights, various observations, and with tips on how to get the most out of ... Read More
We went as 2 friends in our early 30s. My 4th cruise, his first ever. Both first time with RCI and we were very impressed. Here are some general overviews of the highlights, various observations, and with tips on how to get the most out of the ship. Longer sailings are just better! Demographics: Full sailing of around 2200 guests. Probably 80% Australian, 10% New Zealand [like myself], 10% all other nations. A few dozen each of Canadians, Americans, British, Japanese. Age wise, skewed to the 55+ owing to the length. Also a good number of families with children/teens as summer break has started down under. A very well behaved crowd; I didn't see any drunks or disorderly conduct. Schedule: 13 night South Pacific, from Sydney to Auckland, with main highlight being the inaugural visit by RCI to the Kingdom of Tonga! Sea day Sea day Island of Pines, New Caledonia Lifou, New Caledonia Sea day Suva, Fiji Lautoka, Fiji Sea day Vava'u, Tonga Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Sea day Sea day Embarkation: From Sydney's overseas passenger terminal. Easiest way is to take the airport train to Circular Quay with a 5m walk afterwards. There's a Cole's supermarket nearby to get essentials; a liquor store is also nearby. Give your main luggage to the porters and get your card upstairs. We came at 2PM and were onboard in less than 20m. Remember not to store your card near anything magnetic! Learnt that the hard way, especially with very long lines at guest services the first 2 days. Stateroom: We had interior 3075 to save money. Quiet area. Well kept but the bathroom was rather cramped. Room attendant Diez was good and we saw him on the first day. Make requests when you meet them initially - writing it down or a typed note is best. Ice you do need to request. I'd recommend an oceanview or above. Ship status/general amenities: All decked out for Christmas! The tree was up and there was a lighting ceremony. Radiance is the perfect size - not too large or small. She's been well maintained; her last drydock was in May. Smoothest ride I've ever had as we didn't encounter any rough seas, and she handled herself well at 18-19 knots during sea days. The busiest area of the ship is of course the centrum; everyone uses the elevators or stairs here and several parties are held here. Lido deck was quite packed on sea days, as was the solarium. Interestingly the big screen was never used to broadcast news etc. Smoking areas were on an area of the lido and promenade [note due to Australian law, even the casino prohibits smoking]. Best place for sailaways that avoid the crowd is the helipad, accessible from the forward promenade. Minigolf, video arcade, and the climbing wall were sparsely used. A lot of glass, perfect to watch the sea from - even better in Alaska I hear. Dining/drinking: We had the 8PM late seating; this is on Cascades deck 5 [4 being reserved for MTD guests]. Waiters Wit and Nova were excellent. Service was fast and efficient - we were generally done by 9:15. It seems the early seating was much more popular by my observations of the theatre shows. Lunch and breakfast in the MDR were also good - the lunch menu in particular impressed me. Other than a few dishes everything was to my liking - I'm not a picky eater. Dress codes were rather relaxed [shorts were allowed]; most did dress up for formal nights. Pepper mills not on the table, haha! If there's sufficient interest I'd be happy to post menu/food pics in a few days time. Windjammer food was largely unremarkable. There are 2 duplicate serving stations for mains and desserts as well as one for deli/salads, pizzas, and burgers. Sometimes there'd be a chef serving made to order items in the center. My advice is to head to the aft tables thru Rita's and dine al fresca. There's a single chokepoint for WJ entry but you can get in thru the back on deck 12. For snacks, head to Lattetudes on 5, the hot dog place, or the park cafe. Didn't do any speciality dining [Chops, Giovanni's, Izumi, Chef's Table], but I'll note that Rita's Crab Shack was closed the entire journey. I'm not a drinker so I've got limited advice in that field. Beverage packages seemed popular on this sailing. The drink of the day was $12. Wine bottles around $40 and up? Theatre entertainment/music: Most shows had an early and late seating, although a few had a single show at 7:15 or a late late show at 10:15. No problems with saving of seats, at least for the early show. 3 production shows [City of Dreams, Pianoman, Tango Buenos Aires]. Live orchestra - much better than canned music! Other entertainers were mostly Australian [and told Australian jokes]. There's usually other live music happening in the evening, be it at the Schooner bar or Starquest. Karaoke was on every other night approximately at the pub. Our cruise director was Steve Davis and he was excellent! A singing/dancing machine. Other members of the CD's staff were highly enthusiastic as well. Theme nights included disco, tropical, rock & roll, and Australian. The guest talent show was very well attended. Shops/casino: Selling the usual overpriced goods. The liquor duty free selection is quite small but reasonably priced [a better deal can be had if you visit Port Vila, this sailing didn't]. Casino is of course the best place to lose money. Photos were $20 apiece [packages were available]. Activities: Plenty to keep everyone occupied during the days. The usual art auctions, trivia, etc. Dance classes [leading up to the guest performance] were good. The discussions with the staff heads was enlightening. The Radiance has a cinema showing quite recent films which was quite busy especially sea days. Quite a few Christmas activities as well, like Santa photos or storytime with the Elves. I kept all the Cruise Compasses and can scan the activities sheet later on if there's sufficient demand? Shore excursions: Didn't take any ship ones excepted the much lauded All Access Tour - which was unfortunately disappointing for $150 and lasting 2.5h. It was my understanding that our group would meet/chat with the captain and get a photo op [Captain Tyrm FYI] - that didn't happen. We also didn't visit the theatre at all. So all you get out of it is the lanyard with AAT on it. Can't recommend this at all! I can provide more detail on what was visited if requested. As for the port stops, it's easy enough and much cheaper to arrange tours independently, especially in Fiji. I'll keep this topic short as my review pertains to the ship. Disembarkation: NZ sends customs/immigration agents onto the ship to screen you onboard on the 2nd to last sea day. Have your passport, card, and immigration forms when you meet with them [time varies by deck]. This means you can walk off the ship in Auckland quickly. Overall a fantastic trip; I'd recommend RCI and would certainly sail with them again! Bon Voyage! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We chose this cruise as it went to places we had not visited (Fiji and Tonga) as well as ones we wanted to go back to (Isle of Pines). It also finished up in New Zealand which gave us the opportunity to spend a week at the end of the ... Read More
We chose this cruise as it went to places we had not visited (Fiji and Tonga) as well as ones we wanted to go back to (Isle of Pines). It also finished up in New Zealand which gave us the opportunity to spend a week at the end of the cruise there before heading back to Australia. Royal Caribbean have Family Rooms which suite larger families (we have 3 kids under 10) which we could not find elsewhere. This was our second cruise with our previous cruise being four years ago when we were only a family of 4. We generally found the experience positive and are keen to cruise again one day (when we can save up enough for another trip as this took us 18 months to save for). Most significant improvement from our previous cruise experience which was also with royal Caribbean on rhapsody of the seas was in the youth program. On our previous cruise this was the area we were most critical of. We found the staff then were poor communicators and too keen on removing kids from programs if they failed to fit in straight away. On this occasion we found the staff to be that good that our 3 year old daughter wanted to go to a program every day by the end of the cruise, despite us making the decision early on to not place the kids in youth programs very often. We ended up using the morning session for all 3 kids only twice and did 4 dinner sessions as well for all 3 kids. On a 14 night cruise this is not a lot really. The only negatives we found on our cruise were the swimming pool which was a bit boring and small (but suitable enough), and the photographers. This was another change we had noticed from our previous cruise. Photographers popped up all the time for photos, including occasions when we just wanted to get on with having breakfast or rushing to get to out shore excursion. We are aware that lots of people like to have photos to use as a memory of their trip, but we ended up not buying a photo package as the pics we took ourselves were adequate. I heard other people complain about the photographers as well, so maybe this could be scaled down a bit. Having twice cruised with royal Caribbean I am again impressed buy the efforts of their staff, in particular the waiters and room attendants. We also found the program of on board activities really good on days at sea for all ages. Always something to do for everyone. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Cruise needs to their homework. Customer service training required. Attention to detail required when detailing with: . Customers, . Food preparation, . Cleaning . Giving out information. Undertook Back to Backs. 8 ... Read More
Cruise needs to their homework. Customer service training required. Attention to detail required when detailing with: . Customers, . Food preparation, . Cleaning . Giving out information. Undertook Back to Backs. 8 Deaths on the Cruises. Witnessed Extremely Poor handling of the deceased. Helped other passengers with health problems and reported areas of concerned. (Dust and Asthma related Problems). Cleaning in cabins and common areas were not done to required standards. Staff stated they had rectified problems but hadn't. When shown and confronted with situation staff purged themselves further. Shore excursions were designed as profit based for the ship. Very over priced. Quality and value for money was found on shore and through Government Tourist agencies. Shore excursion staff do not know very much about Australia and its surrounds. Food in Dining room was limited and was not up to required Food and Health standards. Off food, stale food, over cooked or under cooked food was served. Even off milk was used for tea and coffee. Entertainment needs to suit the respective customers. It didn't. Observed vast quantity of passengers walking out of theatre in disappointment too often. Alleged Comedians in particular. Queen tribute was an absolute joke. Australian British tribute on level 4 is out of date - not researched correctly and poorly handled. Entertainment has not changed for at least four years. Observed better entertainment of other Royal Caribbean ships from other Countries ports, especially from the United States. Barbies are not longer allowed on the cruise. Was informed that Australian Border Forces instructed this could not be done. When informed that Border Force has no delegation for food serving, Management came clean admitted information supplied was incorrect and advised it was a decision from Miami. Each section on the Cruise have targets to meet in selling and raising funds for the company. Bonuses are given to staff who can raise the most. (Charts for Dining Staff were discovered on level 5 whilst passport inspections were undertaken). Money for value - very poor. Very Disappointed Passenger. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
I wanted to do this cruise to see how I would go on a longer cruise with my special needs friend, it was fantastic, she is tube fed so the food was not important to her. Firstly our embarkation went smoothly and everyone was very ... Read More
I wanted to do this cruise to see how I would go on a longer cruise with my special needs friend, it was fantastic, she is tube fed so the food was not important to her. Firstly our embarkation went smoothly and everyone was very efficient, and understanding of Hayley's special needs. Our cabin was a disabled one and I must say I was very impressed, we had so much more room to move her wheelchair around, and loved the bathroom set up, it made my life much easier. I also had a great cabin steward that provided me with the extra things we needed everyday, and the wonderful room service for making sure I got the water for Hayley's formula everyday on time. The dinning was the biggest let down and I heard people saying that they had better food on P&O, the people that were on our table only came to the dinning room on 2 nights out of the 16 night cruise, and chose to eat in the buffet every other night as they said the choices were better. I choose not to use the Windjammer as I do not like the fact that so many people are handling the spoons and tongs, after wiping there hands on entry and then sneezing and coughing into there hands after and then serving up their food. Our table waiters in the dinning room were excellent and gave us the best they could, I could not speak highly enough of them table 536 level 5. The entertainment was excellent except for Joe Cool who should change his act to comedy not picking on people, other than that everything was outstanding and thoroughly enjoyed it all. The service desk on the whole were very good except for the first night when I requested an extension cord for my CPAP machine and then they did not supply a adaptor for my machine to fit it, only to be told they didn't have any, after 3 hours of trying to get the problem solved, I woke Hayley put her in the wheelchair and headed to the desk, I only made it to the lift and some nice officer asked me what the problem was, when I told him he went to fix the problem and had it solved in 20 mins, I was truly thankful for his understanding and kindness. The Ports and shore tours, We didn't get off at all the ports and we didn't do any ship tours, due to Hayley's health. We met some fantastic friends and made some great memories and to me this is what cruising is all about, bring on the 2nd December for our next one. But a word of warning if Royal Caribbean do not stop cutting costs, and don't pick up the choice and quality of the food they are going to loose a lot of clientele to Celebrity or Princess. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We have been cruising with Royal Caribbean for a number of years. We are platinum members for two cruise lines and have always been happy with both. However this last cruise was not as we have enjoyed on previous cruises. We had excellent ... Read More
We have been cruising with Royal Caribbean for a number of years. We are platinum members for two cruise lines and have always been happy with both. However this last cruise was not as we have enjoyed on previous cruises. We had excellent table service but the quality of food was not what we were expecting. Prawn cocktails, scallops, we're not on the menu? The ham that was carved for breakfast was processed and too much fat. Very disappointing. I will cruise again with RC but I am truly hoping for better quality like it used to be???. Staff shortage at the pool bars?? Please review. On a positive cabin stewards, bar staff, waiters and wine waiters went out of their way to make our cruise great. Thank you to all. Our cabin on deck 2 was serviced to a very high standard, There are so many cruise ships arriving in Australia now It is would be a good idea to lift the bar on quality. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
AFTER having driven all over AUSTRALIA my wife and I thought it would be nice to circumnavigate AUS by water and have a relaxing time NO Departing Sydney our first port of call was Brisbane (so far so good ) If you wanted to go ... Read More
AFTER having driven all over AUSTRALIA my wife and I thought it would be nice to circumnavigate AUS by water and have a relaxing time NO Departing Sydney our first port of call was Brisbane (so far so good ) If you wanted to go ashore it cost $25 pp for the shuttle bus. We have never had to pay for shuttle bus transfer on any of the other ships we have sailed with NOW if they put 1500 people ashore @$25pp that Equates to $37500 to travel only 17klm At Cairns the cost was $20pp At Darwin the cost was $20pp At Porthedland the cost was $15pp The food on board was terrible.there were no greens to speak of,some beans which were cold in the salad section the food was only warm and by the time you got back to your table it was cold. no carrots (except grated in the salad section). no pumpkin no peas. The boiled potatoes were cold and as big as cricket balls The left over food seemed to be recycled into some sort of hash and dished up the next night and called something else The dessert consisted of watermelon rockmelon pineapple and moose cakesand if you didn't like that you had a choice of pineapple watermelon moose cakes and rockmelon The fruit salad consisted of chopped up watermelon rockmelon and pineapple and sometimes they had some little dishes of jelly We went one night into the dinning room for dinner thinking it may be a little better NOT SO the food was cold by the time it was served and I have dined in quieter country pubs which served 10 times better meals There was no cold water at the hand basin in the cabin,I reported it several times but nothing was done about it they just made some lame excuse and said it was because we were in the tropics(crap) The toilet paper was so thin you had to fold it about four times to stop your finger going through If you wanted a nice relaxing time around the pool and have a quiet conversation that was ok until they brought on the band which was so loud you had to shout at the person you were with so they could hear you. hence we had to move to a quieter area to have a decent conversation Everything was charged in American dollars even though we were in Australian waters $3.50 american for a 500ml bottle of water on board when we could buy a 24 pack of 500ml water ashore for $6.50 aud I must say the staff were excellent except for one grub of a drink waiter in the pool area The entertainment was good some great shows The cabin although small was very neat and tidy and the cabin person was very obliging and curtious SO FELLOW TRAVELLERS BEWARE CARNIVAL CRUISES It was the general concensis of everyone to whom we spoke to on board about which I have complained that they were in total agreement with us Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
A chance to see Australia and New Zealand on 2 back to back cruises . Overall a pleasant experience and the captain was considerate in avoiding bad weather which unfortunately meant that we missed all the ports in NZ South Island . No I ... Read More
A chance to see Australia and New Zealand on 2 back to back cruises . Overall a pleasant experience and the captain was considerate in avoiding bad weather which unfortunately meant that we missed all the ports in NZ South Island . No I would not travel on Radiance again . It needs smartening up and the rooms are dated with plastic shower curtains that stick to you in the small shower . Carpets need cleaning . The staff were very friendly but clearly under pressure to get good personal reviews which made me wonder if the friendliness was genuine or just a front . Gratuities seem to be a constant issue and I personally would prefer to have this covered in the initial cost of the cruise and not as a separate item at all . Entertainment was good apart from 1 comedian - so over 2 cruises that was not bad . The food in both the windjammer and cascade restaurant was only mediocre with hardly any good fish available like prawns and smoked salmon . I guess that cutbacks were kicking in .one annoyance was that the only place to get an evening non alcoholic drink was the Spa coffee bar and it was rammed as it is tiny . They really need to make these late. drinks available at more than 1 station . The cruise activity staff were very good apart from 1 man in the gym that I found very rude when I challenged him about filling his water bottle from the fountain that clearly had a sign stating not to fill bottles . One rule for passengers and no rule for staff I guess . The centrum was a very small area for large scale dancing and shows . The spa and gym were very good . It's easy to find fault but overall ok but for my money I can do better . Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Having just had a wonderful cruise on the Independence of the Seas our expectations were high. The ship looked very nice at first glance. Our cabin though was very shabby and in need of a refurb. The carpet was grubby as were the sofa and ... Read More
Having just had a wonderful cruise on the Independence of the Seas our expectations were high. The ship looked very nice at first glance. Our cabin though was very shabby and in need of a refurb. The carpet was grubby as were the sofa and chair. The balcony door was very difficult to open due in part to the dirt and muck accumulated in the track. We could hardly open it and after reporting it to guest relations a maintenance man inspected it and after cleaning the track he realised the door was out of alignment. As next day was a port day the maintenance team removed the door and rehung it while we were onshore. Why this fault hadn't been noticed before I have no idea. The balcony was very small with just two chairs and a small table. The bathroom was very small too. The shower was excellent, a very good water flow but some might not like the shower curtain. The tv channels were absolutely rubbish. Awful choice, really no choice at all. Who shows old shows on a loop like Bonanza, really unbelievable. Even the news channels on offer were terrible. I can honestly say I have never seen so much rubbish piped onto a ship as this. If you wanted to watch a film, the few they had on offer were awful and cost $12.99, outrageous! Around the ship there was a faint smell of sewerage all the time. At the back of the ship, very near to the WindJammer cafe the sewerage smell was quite intense. The food in the main dining room was generally bland and not very exciting. On this cruise we preffered to eat in the WindJammer just to get a plate of tasty food some nights. That's not to sat the food w as great there either but the curries were the exceptions and usually cooked well. We usually always eat our evening meal in the main dining room but not on this cruise. A problem we had was actually getting a decent drink on the ship. The cocktails were very hit and miss, never the same around the different bars. We tried a few as we had a drinks package but gave up and stuck to pins colados as these were the only ones that were the most consistent. As for things like gin and tonic, absolutely awful. The gin was poured over masses of ice into a small tumbler leaving no room for tonic. The mixers were generally poured from a squirty gun or from an already opened can, usually flat. We gave up trying to get a decent drink poured and in the end we asked for a tall glass with a few ice cubes and gin and a separate glass with 'fresh' tonic, we then mixed our own drink. Another problem was getting the drink you asked for. Once in the theatre at 6.30pm they had run out of tonic!! Many times my wine of choice, the only one I drink was unavailable. This happened so many times it was becoming a joke. We were told so many times there was none left on the ship only to go to another bar and getting a glass. We were told they didn't realise how popular it was so didn't have enough onboard......what happened to management, not much on this ship. Well yes there were plenty of managers telling us how good they were but not actually doing much. Stocking up the wine cellars surely should be top of their list. It really was a bit farcical. Also getting anyone to serve you in the theatre was a bit of an ordeal. Once you attracted a waiter he would take your order then walk up and down the aisles taking lots more orders before going to get them all. This usually meant waiting ages for your drink, no chance of a second one that's for sure. The shows were hit and miss too, some very poor shows, particularly the juggler who was definitely a children's entertainer. Another terrible act was a so called comedian. He seemed to be fed up and thought that walking up and down the aisles talking to people was an act. People were really getting very annoyed with him by the time he'd finished. The Killer Queen act were very good as was another magician/comedian. Also good was the multi talented musician who could play many instruments. The cast Tango show was excellent too. We loved the classical duo, violinist and guitarist, really fabulous to listen to them around the different bars onboard. We like the trivia quizzes but the other things like the belly flop competition and sexiest man we hated. These types of things belong in holiday camps not on cruise ships. We can't believe they thought these games were right for this clientele, awful and tacky. The big party nights in the Centrum were fun but like so much of the music around the ship, the volume was far too high. Hiw nice it would have been to just sit around the pool without the incessant loud music, sadly this was never the case. Why we had to have loud pop music constantly playing wherever we went on the ship is a mystery to us. It was playing n the Windjammer too, so very annoying and unpleasant. This cruise has decided us to only book on ships with high standards, especially retaining the dress codes as we've never seen so many sleeveless vests and diwn right scruffy people. I guess this ship was not the ship for us. We spoke to a lot of people during our 4 weeks onboard and the general consensus was that this ship was in decline. Mis people were not enjoying their time onboard and we heard more complaints than we've ever heard before. The management seem to think that they can drop standards and people won't notice. Believe me, we notice all right and will remember this cruise for all the wrong reasons. I doubt we'll ever cruise on a RCI ship again after this experience. Us and lot's more like us. My husband was ill onboard after catching a cold which developed into bronchitis. I also caught it at the end of the cruise. Everywhere we went on the ship people were coughing, there appeared to be an outbreak of flu. I have never been on a ship with so little 'hand gel'. The only place it was being enforced was at the entrance to the Windjammer. A few times around the ship, also at ports getting on after trips, the gel machines were empty but no members of staff were making people use them anyway. This is why I think the flu spread round the ship. It would appear that the management on this ship couldn't be bothered to do their jobs. They were all talk and no action. The onboard doctor must have been doing a great trade seeing people with colds, flu and bronchitis, charging $140 for a consultation and a dose of antibiotics!! There were so many disappointments on this cruise, too many to list here. We really feel that the management need a really big shake up. Get the bars stocked, cut the annoying loud music, improve the main dining room food, start applying a hand gelling regime as other ships do. A mention here for Steve the cruise director, a brilliant host who tried his best to keep us all happy, his energy and enthusiasm were great. Another one was Kevin, a lovely guy doing a great job. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Wished to undertake the cruise with elderly mother. The cabin was in disrepair, headboard was detached, the curtains torn but otherwise clean. The couch in the room was stained and dirty. The same can be said of the chairs in the ... Read More
Wished to undertake the cruise with elderly mother. The cabin was in disrepair, headboard was detached, the curtains torn but otherwise clean. The couch in the room was stained and dirty. The same can be said of the chairs in the main dining room, ditto for the carpets. The food was very disappointing hence the weight loss - the same 3 fruits were available for breakfast the whole cruise, the ship had an Indian "chef" - there was the usually American fare - there was bland poorly cooked Indian food. The trouble is that was it. We had trouble with dining times - we were told by 3 staff we could not change the assigned time of 5.30 pm we eventually spoke to the restaurant manager was surely and rude and despite point out the documentation that we had booked in for 'any time' dining- he then blamed our travel agent. The food was in general overcooked with the exception of the asparagus which was cooked perfectly. The specialist restaurants with the exception of the chop grill were not worth paying the extra. the "entertainment" was amateur theater standard. The cruise director seemed to spend his day making boring, poorly produced videos of interviews with fellow crew members. They should be embarrassed. As regards the side trips these were poor value for instance in Bali we paid for a trip that was largely about trying to sell us overpriced jewelry or other items. When we hit Geraldton - we were unable to go ashore as there were only 4 tenders, it was very disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We chose this cruise as it covered both Australia and New Zealand.We had booked 18 months ago.As the flights were so long from the UK we travelled business class so it was a costly holiday.We had travelled with RC three times and have been ... Read More
We chose this cruise as it covered both Australia and New Zealand.We had booked 18 months ago.As the flights were so long from the UK we travelled business class so it was a costly holiday.We had travelled with RC three times and have been on over 30 cruises. Everything on the ship was shabby and dirty and looked in disrepair.The food was mediocre and badly cooked.We were amazed how much stock ran out early on in the cruise.The daytime activities were not for us as we prefer more talks about countries we are visiting rather than childish competitions.Why were there no lectures about aborigines or maoris or anything about wildlife in the area.Some of the evening entertainment was very good but there were a lot of repeats.The television and films shown were appalling and totally unsuitable for the age group. The change of itinerary was devastating for most of us but we accepted that safety must come first but the handling of the situation by management was diabolical.All they are bothered about is getting as much money out of us as possible.We have contacted the CEO about our dissatisfaction but he is not interested and did not reply personally.Their attitude about us missing so many ports and having 10 days at sea out of 16 is we should read the terms and conditions. What really got to us was the grand ceremony of lighting the Xmas Tree and the goodwill to all when we were not even given a free glass of wine.The atmosphere on board was extremely miserable but the senior officers and management showed not one bit of sympathy and some were very rude.We also found the Customer services and shore excursion staff to be very lacking.Do they not realise the importance of looking at the customer's face when answering a question? The cabin stewards and waiters worked tirelessly and tried hard to be cheerful.Standards on this ship were much lower than we had experienced on the Rhapsody earlier this year and we were given a port tax refund for a missed port and a discount on a further cruise for not being able to go round Cape Horn so why was this not applied on the Radiance when we missed out on so much more.RC will definitely have lost repeat customers due to this fiasco. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
This was our 8th cruise with various cruise lines so it is easy to compare. Firstly we received an email 2 days prior to our departure to say there had been gastroenteritis on the ship so our embarking had to be put back due to the ... Read More
This was our 8th cruise with various cruise lines so it is easy to compare. Firstly we received an email 2 days prior to our departure to say there had been gastroenteritis on the ship so our embarking had to be put back due to the extra cleaning required which is fair enough, but on arrival at the terminal there were so many people waiting we stood in line for approx. 1 1/2 hours, then to be told our luggage would possibly not be delivered to our room until 9.00pm that night. Also that our room would not be available until 4.00pm. When we finally got to our cabin area on deck 8 all we could smell was like diarrhoea. The buffet dining in Windjammer was handled by the staff for the first 3 days due to the gastroenteritis which made for more waiting. One staff member told us that 95% of the guests on the previous voyage were over 75 years of age. This is definitely a cruise ship for the Elderly. On the 4th day I got what looked like a long hair in my mashed potato, on showing it to the Maitre De he took it from me and said don't worry it is just a bit of string?????? The quality of the food was pathetic in both the Windjammer and Cascades. Seems most of it had been pre cooked and frozen. Entertainment was the same as we had seen on this same ship 15 months prior so it was boring for us. The use of the Atrium for entertainment is a joke as one has to be crammed in to be able to see anything and stand for hours. Why they don't use the Theatre is a mystery to us. I would say 50% of the staff were happy to be there and the other 50% wishing they were not there as was obvious my their sad or grumpy faces. Our room was regularly not cleaned until late in the afternoons. We had the same towels for most of the cruise. The outside and windows of the ship were all dirty. I tried to clean our balcony glass but it was so inbuilt with salt and dirt it was impossible with just water. Our refrigerator did not work at all. Never again with Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
The Radiance of the Seas is an older ship, that is looking a tad tired and in need of a facelift in saying that though we had the best entertainment on board the Cruise Director, Activites Manager and entertainment staff were one of the ... Read More
The Radiance of the Seas is an older ship, that is looking a tad tired and in need of a facelift in saying that though we had the best entertainment on board the Cruise Director, Activites Manager and entertainment staff were one of the most enthusiastic group I have seen on a cruise ship. Plenty of activities during the day. The Captain was very engaging and came on the morning show with the Cruise Director and staff on board were a very happy bunch, which made up for some small things. Weather was also a tad cool, prefer warmer but that was out of our hands. Boarding and disembarking was great very quick no issues. My main gripe is the food in the Windjammer at breakfast was cold and lunchtime not very inspiring, desserts same everyday. We did not dine there in the evening but were told they cooked steak and fish for you, have to try that next time. Dining room experience was great, we were on My Time Dining, and really enjoyed booking when we wanted to eat and went with sharing table, met some lovely people. Cabin spacious, bed was not comfortable though too hard for us we like softer beds, bathroom very compact. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Food -- not good at all, the buffet was not open enough hours, making it impossible to go to the early show without having to eat late at night, not enough other included other dining options (the hot dog stand was awful) Service -- our ... Read More
Food -- not good at all, the buffet was not open enough hours, making it impossible to go to the early show without having to eat late at night, not enough other included other dining options (the hot dog stand was awful) Service -- our cabin attendant was very good, but most other workers seemed stressed, not really happy Entertainment -- wonderful big shows, although we didn't get the Australian comedian humor. Other than the big shows, there weren't good educational programs, and the movie theater nearly had a fight break out over limited seats (movies should have been shown more often). The in room tv was lacking a daily list of activities and it didn't have the dining room menus available. Cabin -- inside, quite adequate. Ship layout -- disappointing, the center atrium was used for several event, but was too crowded at each floor level to really enjoy. Elevators were slow. Some nice bars. I do not plan to sail on Royal Caribbean again. Once was enough to convince me that Holland America is much better. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
The boarding and disembarking process were very very good. The show Buenos Aries Tango was one of the best stage shows we have ever seen on any cruise ship. RCI make excellent use of the centrium area making it and added entertainment ... Read More
The boarding and disembarking process were very very good. The show Buenos Aries Tango was one of the best stage shows we have ever seen on any cruise ship. RCI make excellent use of the centrium area making it and added entertainment area. The first 3 days the staff served you in the buffet (Windjammers) was a bit annoying but necessary. The meals in the main restaurant were good and the service very good. Some of the guest shows were a little below standard but the 2 production shows were very good. It was a short cruise with only 3 ports one of which was Woolongong. It was the first time any ship had visited the "Gong". It was a great port with a great welcome from the locals. One we will remember for a long time and a great day for all. To add to the day the annual HOG ( Harley Owner Group) national meeting was on. So there were Harleys every where. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We elected to go back on Radiance as my daughter had extensive surgery this year and needed a break and what better break than on the high seas on our favourite ship. We always review to keep the RCL reviews current and to help ... Read More
We elected to go back on Radiance as my daughter had extensive surgery this year and needed a break and what better break than on the high seas on our favourite ship. We always review to keep the RCL reviews current and to help provide tips on what to expect. Embarkation - Late, not RCL fault Norovirus outbreak. Crew were amazing as were check in staff, explained everything. Embarkation and state room access were later than usual but RCL provided updates to all to ensure minimum disruption. Rooms - We decided this time to try an inside cabin, why, cause we booked so many cruises this year on various RCL ships :) We were suitably impressed clean, neat, tidy. In fact our cabin steward was exceptional in every way, would run to open doors, nothing was an issue for him. So if you book Room 9001 or have booked Anak Arinata will most definitely deliver excellent service. There is a safe, plenty of cupboard space, refrigerator for use onboard. Great Room. Guest Services - Amazing staff. Now considering what they have to deal with from thousands of passengers I could not fault them at all. Smiles, friendly courteous. If you need to get signature pins, get a copy of your invoice (called Folios on board) or need any help adaptors access to rooms etc, they are most helpful. Now on embarkation the book in staff used to punch your sea pass card, this time around they didn't however Guest Services were able to do it onboard. So keep your lanyard in your carry on luggage and head straight to them, then you lanyard is sorted and you are free to enjoy your cruise. Restaurant - Now you have Cascades and Windjammer. Cascades is formal dining and Windjammer casual buffet style. When any sickness is onboard Norovirus or the such like crew have to serve you. Whilst some people found that irritating I for one was grateful they took the time to serve and stop the spread of germs. Hygiene is a must and wash stations are provided all over the ship. Windjammer staff were friendly, lots of variety to choose from and caters for special diets such as lactose intolerant gluten free etc. Cascades dining room is now on Level 5, its used to be Level 4 so My Time has swapped levels. We were seated in Level 5 2nd seating as we find this allows us to catch the show before dinner which suits our plans so 2nd seating is 8pm. Our dining room attendants were OUTSTANDING, they made us feel special and boy did they deliver service. The table was immaculate, they knew the menu options and ensured that we had a fantastic culinary experience throughout the duration of our stay. Server Mrworawit and Assistant Server Agung were so polite, they made us feel so welcome each and every night. They went out of their way to ensure our dining experience was exceptional. We are back onboard soon so hoping to have them again on same table. Not only do you make lovely dinner companions from fellow guests but you find that the crew become like your family, always there to ensure you are looked after 10/10. Head Waiters - Ferit Acikoz was outstanding, he came to check on us often to ensure all was well. He wasn't our Head Waiter however as we are frequent cruisers and he has gotten to know us, he made sure that we were welcomed back onboard. He remembered my daughter had surgery so went out of his way to ensure table access was okay for her. As I said once onboard they never forget a face and you become like family to them. Officers - Some cruises I have found a lack of interaction with officers, not this cruise. Michael head of hotel services presented various talks which I found very informative and he had a great sense of humour. He has no hesitation in answering any questions and is very approachable. The Captain OMG great value, between Michael and the Captain the cake off competition is hilarious. If you get a chance go and watch it. When you are a Crown & Anchor member you will get invited to private parties with the officers, we didn't go this time due to too many onboard activities that we couldn't find the time. Next time we will make sure we attend, they are great little get togethers and you have the change to interact and find out about officer life onboard. Gym - I am a bit of a gym junkie so if you like to keep fit, there is lots to do. The staff provide classes throughout your cruise and if you are like me I just hit the treadmill. The views are amazing from the gym ocean ocean and yes more ocean. Whats not to love. There are towels provided, wipes and there is a water bubbler inside the gym. Toilets are situated just outside and once you have worked up a sweat its a short walk down to get a drink from the park cafe or dip in the adults only solarium. Cruise Director - He was very approachable had a great programme of various activities and actively got involved. He and Michael can be seen training in the gym some evenings. If you see them there challenge him to some push ups, Michael is helping him to get fit & why there isn't a passenger v cruise director gym competition? Only saying. Seriously though there are so many things to do onboard its a choice as to what you want to take part in or not. Facilities - All venues onboard are immaculate, the ship is old so don't complain and winge about a spot of rust or carpet frayed slightly. Its a ship that hardly every docks and the maintenance staff do a fantastic job of keeping her looking fabulous. Theatre & Shows - Now we had a great time with the showtime experience. The guest performers were however for us a let down, comedian was not funny, and the Aussie Boys sorry didn't cut it for us, their voices just weren't the best. The Tango dancers however were awesome and everyone I spoke to loved their performance and the onboard dancers and singers were great. There are 2 shows, so we made sure we made the show before dinner use your cruise compass to plan your day and you won't miss out on activities. Shopping - we didn't do much shopping however the staff and amenities are there to cater for everyone, the seapass card is charged and is added to your account (folio) which is delivered to your room at the end of your stay. Keep your receipts and check off against your folio, easy process. Disembarkation - Hate it, only because we never want to get off. The process is simple you can walk off yourself with luggage or indicate which is your preferred method. We normally walk off however this time due to my daughters surgery we chose to have our luggage taken off for us. Fill out your luggage tags attach them to your case and leave them out before 2300hrs the night before. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Radiance of the Seas – Sydney to Hobart 24-31 October 2016 We enjoy doing short local cruises. Always something new to see and no passports or long flights to worry about. Embarkation – We received an email two days before ... Read More
Radiance of the Seas – Sydney to Hobart 24-31 October 2016 We enjoy doing short local cruises. Always something new to see and no passports or long flights to worry about. Embarkation – We received an email two days before departure “During Radiance of the Seas’ last sailing, a small number of guests onboard experienced gastrointestinal illness. In an abundance of caution, we are conducting enhanced sanitizing onboard the ship and within the cruise terminal to help prevent any further illness. Due to the additional sanitizing, the check-in appointment times for your voyage have been rescheduled.” This was fine by us – we did not wish to become ill and were happy with whatever they could do to help us, the other passengers and crew to remain healthy and stop the spread of illness. We had flown to Sydney so we arrived around 11.00am. We always train it from the airport and walk from Circular Quay. We decided to see if we could drop of our suitcases, however when we got there we could board straight away around 12.30pm. The queues were not very long so we were on board in about 15 minutes. We were advised our rooms would not be ready until 4.00pm and our suitcases would not be available for some time after that. They arrived around 6.00pm not too bad. The wait with our carryon bags was a bit of a nuisance but we survived. Cabin 9060 – Superior Balcony Cabin. All good – a few things missing on the first day or so however with all the extra work the staff had to do it was nothing we couldn’t handle. Our only complaint was the “cooler” which never worked the whole time. We did mention it and they supposedly checked it but the water on the bench was colder than in the “cooler”. No big deal just a waste of space if they don’t cool anything. The cabin is the normal design. King bed, plenty of hanging space, plenty of drawers and shower curtain which sticks to your butt if you get too close! Our cabin steward “Girlie” was great. We always put the sign out to have our room done when we left for breakfast and it was usually done when we returned. No problems at all. We had towel animals on the bed a couple of times. Main Dining Room – we ate here most nights. Food good and waiters excellent – sorry forgot their names. I ordered pasta one night and it was a bit bland the waiter was happy to replace it without any worries. Windjammer Café – we ate breakfast and lunch here most days. Plenty of variety and what you expect from a buffet of such a large size. Not a lot of waiters in attendance but we always managed to get one eventually. They had to clean tables as well so they were very busy. Chops Grille – we celebrated hubbies’ birthday here. He was embarrassed with the singing happy birthday and a slice of cake for him! I loved it. The food was very nice although we found his slice of cake very dry. Everything else was delicious. Beverage Package – hubby had purchased his when they had the “select package”. They kept trying to get him to upgrade but as he said he only drank beer so why pay more? I purchased the new package on board. Ok we both like a drink, I like the fresh orange juice and coffee as well. We find it easier than signing for every drink and know where we stand with our bill. Entertainment – Tango Buenos Aeries, we have seen it before and loved it as much this time as we did last time. There was a display of tango dancers by the main couple and their son also great to watch. The Aussie Boys were fantastic – must admit I like to see the local entertainers on board. Great show and had everyone tapping away with them. One other show with the RCI Singers and Dancers – I always love their shows so am probably a bit biased. We did miss the singer Charlie in the Pig and Whistle Bar. He would pack the bar every night – not much entertainment in this bar at all. Very disappointing. The man playing the piano was good however he didn't interact with people. Staff – most important of all – we had no problems with any of them and found them all to be extremely helpful and polite. The Cruise Director – Steve (I think!) always funny and said hi if he passed you onshore or on board. The wait staff and bar attendants were always attentive and helpful. Ship - clean and tidy - always plenty of staff to assist. Ports of call Melbourne - we don’t book shore excursions from the ship very often. In Melbourne, we went to the Arts Centre which have free exhibits – one of which was “Kylie on Stage” – even hubby enjoyed this. I also did a guided tour $20 which was fabulous. We saw three rehearsals and went through several different theatres. Well worth the money and highly recommended. Next was the museum. Always things to see. Then onto the National Gallery of Victoria – free exhibition “Italian Jewellery Bulgari Style” wonderful – drool marks on all the windows! So, lots to see and do in a proximity. The exhibits are always changing so next trip will probably go to the same places and see what is new. Hobart – we caught a bus to the “Cascade Brewery”. Beings “oldies” we received a discount so the cost was only $25 each. Book online as they get extremely busy. We got off one stop early and walked through the “Cascade Gardens” absolutely lovely. Up a slight hill but if you are reasonably fit it is an easy walk. The tour itself if you can’t do stairs then you would not be able to do this. Also, you need long pants and closed in shoes. We loved the tour very informative. You get 5 samplings at the end of the tour – so as I am not a beer drinker gave my tokens to some young guys who were happy to receive them. Think they were some crew members off the ship. Port Kembla – Well what a welcome “the Gong” put on for us! They did themselves proud. There were helicopters flying overhead, an old plane, jet skis – although I thought they were far enough away they were moved on by the police. I believe there was also whale sightings which I missed. There were two tug boats – one with their water cannons going for ages, lots of people lining the shore waving and boats. There were shuttle buses to take us into Lang Park where there was a small market. The Mayor of Wollongong met all the buses and got on to welcome everyone. There was also a great Harley-Davidson rally of around 2,000 bikes. Great display. We also walked up to the lighthouse not far with the beach below. Lovely view. The “pièce de résistance” for us was our tour of the Port Kembla Steel mill. I arranged this privately and it was fabulous. The gentleman who took us Craig did it on his own time as there were no tours running on that day. So informative, he gave us so much information and was so interesting to see the steel being poured into great long slabs and then cut. Very hot and you need to be relatively fit as to get into the building you have to walk up four flights of metal stairs. You must be dressed in long pants, enclosed shoes and they give you goggles, a flouro shirt, safety helmet and gloves to wear. We even received a piece of metal as a souvenir. Disembarkation - easy we always do a walk off. We went upstairs for breakfast early. When we tried to go down in the lift with our luggage that was our only problem – we did what all cruisers do in this situation took the up lift and then went back down. Walk to Circular Quay and train to the airport. Apologies if this is too long or too many pictures! Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Friends had previously sailed on this ship, and encouraged us and another couple to sail this trip. Bathroom was far too small. Shower cubical suitable size for children under 10 years of age, not adults, especially those of us with ... Read More
Friends had previously sailed on this ship, and encouraged us and another couple to sail this trip. Bathroom was far too small. Shower cubical suitable size for children under 10 years of age, not adults, especially those of us with medical conditions that restrict free movement.. Very difficult to control water temperature in shower. Cabin showed excessive wear and tear. Had extremely good service in the cascade dining room, our waiters were excellent. 8548 Thought the process to access a shore excursion, was very dissapointing. We had to gather in the theatre on deck 5. To do this, all passengers (fit and disabled had to enter the theatre on deck 5, and then struggle down to the stage to be given a numbered sticker to identify the excursion they were taking. They were then told to go to a nominated seat row to wait for departure. ( these seats were back up to the level near where passengers were entering the theatre. Why do you make elderly and disabled people struggle down to the stage, and then have to struggle back to the top rows of seats??? Heard a lot of criticism about this ordeal. We would be very hesitant to sail on this ship again. Also would hesitate to sail royal caribbean again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
This was a 'performing arts' cruise with a stunning array of talented performers. All performers gave it everything they had and mixed freely with passengers. Unfortunately the joy of experiencing their performances was ... Read More
This was a 'performing arts' cruise with a stunning array of talented performers. All performers gave it everything they had and mixed freely with passengers. Unfortunately the joy of experiencing their performances was overshadowed by the need to queue for up to 2 hours for the main theatre to ensure you got a seat, even though you were allocated to that particular show. Passengers were allocated to late show/early dinner or early show/late dinner on embarkation with no option for changing, however some dishonest passengers used a scam of double-dipping to get them to the shows they wanted and leave other genuine audience members with nowhere to sit. Cruise staff did not do anything about this until the second last night! The problem of overcrowding and queuing for almost everything - coffee, lifts, shows, bars, seating in Windjammers took the glow off everything else. Our balcony cabin was great, kept well & everything worked. Staff were all friendly, polite & helpful. Staff in Cascades dining room were excellent although the food served did not match its description on the menu - very disappointing. Overall impression was that the ship was overbooked for the facilities available on board. There was an emphasis on making as much money as possible from drink, food, spa & outrageous internet packages, as well as jewellery, watches, clothing, cosmetic & NZ souvenir sales. The focus of the cruise was performing arts but a lot of performances took place in Centrum where there was never sufficient seating, even when using seats on upper decks. Unfortunately the gastro bug hit on Day 2. This meant no more self-service in Windjammers. Barriers went up & all food was served by staff, leading to queues at all counters. Meals became a chore instead of enjoyable. Excursions in Mare & Noumea were appropriate and excellently handled by all staff involved. Embarkation & disembarkation both were handled smoothly and with happy smiles. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
This is our first time cruising with RCI and the 2nd cruise for most in our group. We travelled with our 3 children aged 15, 13 and 9 years and the children's grandmothers. We absolutely loved this cruise and cannot speak highly ... Read More
This is our first time cruising with RCI and the 2nd cruise for most in our group. We travelled with our 3 children aged 15, 13 and 9 years and the children's grandmothers. We absolutely loved this cruise and cannot speak highly enough about it. I loved the itinerary - the ports we visited were all fantastic. The entertainment was top notch - there was a different show on every night ranging from music and dancing shows to comedians and stage singers. The entertainers would change at each leg of the cruise where new ones would board the ship. The singers in the bars and public areas were wonderful also - very talented. My favourite was Charlie Jourdan who mainly entertained in the Quill and Compass pub - this guy could sing anything and could change his voice to sound like the original artist of the song he was singing...amazing. The Cruise Director, Steve, was unbelievable - he had so much energy and I was convinced that he worked 24 hrs/day. He did a wonderful job introducing the entertainers and organising activities and concerts for the guests and staff to participate in. He was also very informative and organised discussions/debates covering several different and interesting topics. I feel that Steve was responsible for making this cruise thoroughly enjoyable for everybody in our group. The Captain was also very engaging and hands-on - he was involved in a lot of the organised activities, had a great sense of humour and it was obvious he was highly respected by the crew. Every day at midday he would give an update over the PA system on our current position and weather conditions. We tried to attend all the activities the Captain was involved in as you knew you were guaranteed to have a good laugh such was the nature of his personality. The food in the Windjammer was fantastic - consequently we dined there most evenings. We purchased a dining package enabling us to dine in the 3 specialty restaurants - Samba Grill, Giovannis and Chops Grille - these restaurants exceeded our expectations and were all great - make sure you try them if you ever cruise on the Radiance. Our Stateroom Attendant, Orlando, was great - our kids loved him and he went out of his way to make sure we were happy and everything was OK - we would look forward to coming back to our rooms in the evening to see what towel animal awaited us - very exciting!!! Being a Transpacific Cruise of 18 nights there were understandably a lot more adults than children. Our children had a great time though - and there was plenty going on to keep them entertained. The vibe onboard also seemed different to the last cruise we did through the South Pacific - I assume it's because it was a longer cruise and we were travelling to a different destination - there was a lot of excitement and anticipation throughout the whole cruise. Loved the 'crossing the equator' ceremony - very entertaining and lots of fun. A lot of people were actually quite sad to see the cruise come to an end. The ship does look a bit worn in places, eg, carpet, furnishings, etc, but this doesn't detract from it's beauty and after it's refurb it will look amazing again. Thank-you RCI - I'm sure we will be cruising with you again in the future. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
We chose this particular cruise as it left from Sydney, Australia. We had both wanted to see Australia and this was a way to see just a small potion of Australia with a cruise to other destinations thrown in as well. New Zealand, French ... Read More
We chose this particular cruise as it left from Sydney, Australia. We had both wanted to see Australia and this was a way to see just a small potion of Australia with a cruise to other destinations thrown in as well. New Zealand, French Polynesia, and ending in Hawaii. With the idea of staying in Hawaii for several days. It would be three vacations rolled into one big trip. Our stay in Sydney afforded us a small view of what Australia was about. We did a lot in just 5 days with tours that were 12 to 14 hours each day and we same a great deal, but barely scratched the surface. Sydney was, I believe the best for a short stay, an interesting and vibrant city. Embarkation was the smoothest we have ever experienced boarding any cruise. The disembarkation in Hawaii was a complete and utter disaster on RCCL's part. It was the most and utterly confused process I have ever witnessed on any other RCCL ship or other cruise line. To long for any details, suffice to say it was terrible. The ship it self was in need of a refurbishment, which was scheduled when the ship arrived in Vancouver. Our cabin was good and the attendant was outstanding. Food was okay but tailored to the Au. and Asian taste.. Over all the cruise was outstanding from a travel point and ports of call. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
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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