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

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
Destination
Sydney (Australia)

Traveler rating

Excellent

123

Very Good

85

Average

77

Poor

37

Terrible

30

Cruise type

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


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NZCANCruisers

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

South Pacific Islands with changing itinerary

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We did a 10 day cruise out of Sydney Australia to the South Pacific. We chose Radiance of the Seas for the departure date and itinerary offered. Unfortunately this itinerary started changing immediately after we ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ransome

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

My new favourite RCI ship

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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scotty43

6 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Declining standards

We did the same cruise this time last year and are quite experienced cruisers, diamond plus. The ship is still quite attractive. Good points—- The Diamond and Concierge club benefits are still good and both ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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carlogaglione

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Pacific Paradise

Chose this cruise line due to the port it was scheduled to visit. South pacific has always being my main destination, and it was great to be on board a vessel which was well kept, clean, in places immaculate and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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muliama

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

BRAVO CRUISE - EXCELLENT

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rickb13405

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ports, sea days a bit challenging

This was our first cross ocean repositioning cruise. The opportunity to visit Sydney/New Zealand again, see French Polynesia for the 1st time and wind up in Honolulu was the attraction overcoming the twelve sea ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Cruise8686

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Watch your final bill

ok!! here are the pros cabin comfortable. food in dinning room good. staff in most bars great, very friendly, coffee shop guys fantastic. entertainment ok, some great acts, ( Freddy show ) some a bit ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Bluebonnetteri

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship needs to be retired or refurbished

My husband and I were on the recent reposition cruise from Australia to Honolulu. We usually love RC and are Diamond (now Diamond Plus) members. This ship is in a run down condition. One of the main elevators was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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JanieKid82

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

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

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. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Smith38

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

First timer on Royal C

An excellent cruise. Wonderful crew and great friendly staff. Ship layout was good and the lifts were fast and regular. Shopping was fun and there were many bargains on board. Duty free shopping at the Yellow ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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kaysha2004

6 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Don't Cruise on This Ship!

I am a loyal cruiser with RCCL & Celebrity. I was shocked and very disappointed with my experience on board this ship. Radiance was supposedly refurbished in May 2016. The food was okay. Nothing special or ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Kharliah

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time on a cruise - it was alright I guess. Expected more.

Set sail for Noumea, Isle of Pines and Mystery Island. On the second day a passenger had a medical emergency requiring the ship to divert course to Brisbane. Due to this our itinerary was updated and we would be ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Funbritts

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bad food, constant upselling

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Carrigan

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fun crew and ship

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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kathnz

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise

My friend and I both near 70 have just cruised from Sydney to Auckland for 10 nights and what a wonderful time we had. embarkation was very quick and we were onboard in about 35 minutes - the only queuing we did, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Rachel76

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Dissatisfied

I loved New Zealand, scenery was beautiful, that was the only good part of my trip. This ship is old, smelly & tired looking. The water slides & climbing wall advertised were only open for an hour once a day on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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WindHillRuss

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

A very happy Ship but it is showing its age!

This was the only way we were going to experience New Zealand and the itinerary was excellent! We are now Diamond Class mostly from cruising with sister company Celebrity and it did make a difference with speedy ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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more steam

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fine dining on a fine ship.

We are a family of 6 and wanted to do a January cruise around New Zealand. Statistically, January should give us some smooth sailing across the Tasman and fortunately it did. Radiance Of The Seas were offering some ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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IslandHopperPro

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Still our favourite ship, but...

This was our 6th cruise with RCI (just made Diamond status) and 2nd on Radiance of the Seas. Were keen to sail on her again after our first trip to NZ. IMHO Radiance is just the right size for a cruise ship and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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scotty43

6 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Christmas/New year break

We like the Radiance and got a suitable deal. We have been to the islands many times so the ship was the attraction rather than the destinations. The weather was mixed and this was given as the reason for the slow ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Jobail

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Christmas/New Year 2018

We enjoy being away at this time of year. This is our favourite ship as it is not too big. The crew are very friendly and helpful. This ship is showing signs of ageing but this does not take away from the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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MAK2123

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First cruise and overall enjoyed the experience.

Being our first cruise it did take a few days to settle in and 'get it'. Boarding in Sydney was a breeze and we were on board having lunch in under 30 minutes and our bags didn't take much longer to get to the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Lord muk

9 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

10 Night Cruise to South Island NZ

I chose this cruise for the deal & the opportunity to revisit the South Is & the Fjords which are amazing, the weather was perfect, raining enough for the waterfalls to be running & the weather cleared as the ship ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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White haired

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Seriously ....

First time ocean cruisers and it probably be our last. Travelled Royal Caribbean – Radiance of the Seas. No complaints with either the food or the room. Unfortunately, due to rough seas, outdoor experiences ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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GGHSRSAIRRS

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Average to mediocre

First, New Zealand is beautiful and well worth the effort to get there but the radiance of the seas is sub par. Furnishings are dated & many are in dis repair. For example, the first chair I sat in in the Colony ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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
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