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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

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


Souxie avatar

Souxie

1 Review Written

Radiance did not shine with me

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I embarked on this cruise with great expectations after cruising many times with other lines, I had heard rave reviews & was looking forward to a holiday. Sydney is my home, so the process of embarkation was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Epic Friend avatar

Epic Friend

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent! But Was Let Down By [Very] Poor Entertainment and Some Maintenance

Although I have cruised with Royal Caribbean many times, this was my first time on this class of ship ............ and it was a very pleasant surprise. Non of this being on the inside looking in as with Royal ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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CruisingSoulmates

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Back to Back Consecutive Cruises

This was our first time doing a back to back cruise, making a total of 4 cruises that we have now done. Cruised in January starting off with a 7 night cruise to Tasmania, back to Sydney then off to the South Pacific ...
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Sail Date January 2015


ozsusan avatar

ozsusan

1 Review Written

Christmas/New Year cruise 2014

It wasn't the worst cruise I have been on but not in the top 10 either. I know that the group of passengers travelling at the same time is just luck if you get a great bunch of people on board. The holiday started ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Calmday

1 Review Written

Great crew

My review sounds a little negative but but all in all it was a great cruise and we had an awesome time. There was a very important lesson learned thou. That lesson is to research your cabin on Cruise Critic before ...
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Sail Date December 2014


Ben Q avatar

Ben Q

1 Review Written

This was our 17th and 18th cruise

As this is a critic site I will address the most critical issues, however the ship itself is fabulous. It has the WOW factor, although evidence of wear is showing throughout the ship, and handles the seas ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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MaJoeJoe

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst Boarding Process EVER ! No care demonstrated by RCI.

Almost 4 hours - seriously, that is how long it took us to complete the boarding process on Radiance of the Seas on 20th October in Sydney.The Sydney Terminal is undergoing redevelopment and that added perhaps ten ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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Cooley Consumers

9 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

What a LOUSY cruise!!!

We were looking forward to a special repositioning cruise from Sydney and New Zealand to Hawaii. We got short changed. Embarkation was handled pretty well, and we boarded early because of a morning rain. I was ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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ngileff

2 Reviews Written

Nice ship etc BUT so many undisciplined disruptive kids

Decided to try Radiance after sailing with other lines.  Beautiful ship although extremely crowded. Great dining and service. Also recommend package for specialty restaurants but be wary that in the Japanese Izuma ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Jasper50

2 Reviews Written

Royal Caribbean and the South Seas destinations.

Have sailed before in the European waterways (Scenic - 200 guests) and the Mediterrean (Oceania- 600 guests). Decided to do Royal Caribbean at the last minute as wanted to experience a large ship (2300 guests ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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downunder9

14 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship BUT !

I will start out by saying I have cruised 130 nights of which 41 has been on RCCL 32 Nights has been on Voyager and the last one was, Feb 2013 and now 9 on Radiance. We have booked another 62 nights with RCCL over ...
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Sail Date December 2013


jeeljo avatar

jeeljo

1 Review Written

5 nights to Brisbane return

Long queues at check in process. Currency on board is in US$ for any cash payments. My time dining was mostly good although some disappointing dishes. Layout of the Windjammer cafe needed improvement with traffic ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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TB and TP

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Radiance -

This was our 12th cruise and first with with RCCL (Age: early fifties). This was a 16 night itinerary. Port Hedland iron ore tour was a 1 1/4 hours endurance test of babble from the tour guide onboard a bus - we ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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tigerbad

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

RADIANCE OF THE SEAS TOP END CRUISE - NURSING HOME

Cruised 12 times - first time with RCCL - for a trial. BOARDING Boarding at Sydney was slow. Bags didn't get to the room until 5.30 during the drill. Very surprised with the age group on board 70-90 with ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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artbuffwa

1 Review Written

Worst Royal Caribbean Cruise

Please let me start my review by saying that Radiance of the Seas is a beautiful ship and our dissatisfaction with our most recent cruise with RCL had nothing to do the ship. We have cruised 13 times with RCL, ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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David_Salv

1 Review Written

More sedate than expected

Read my closely paragraph first! 'It sounds like I have had a fair whinge, and yes I probably have on reflection, but it wasn't all that bad, it just wasn't as lively and entertaining as other cruises. In spite of ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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crackajack

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great time but lots of glitches

Embarkation was wonderful. Most of us were members of Crown and Anchor so were able to board immediately. We had been told we could board at 1:30pm according to our cabin, but with this and the other 2 cruises i ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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935Vanessa

1 Review Written

A Mixed Bag of good and not so good

My husband and I had never cruised before, always dreamed about it so this cruise was to be our 25th wedding anniversary present to each other. We chose Radiance of the Seas as it was the only cruise ship actually ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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disappointedfirsttimer

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Big disappointment

We boarded the Radiance of the Seas on the 30th December for a 10 day cruise around the South Pacific. We were informed that the weather was bad in New Caledonia so we would not be sailing to the Isle of Pines or ...
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Sail Date December 2012


Hammer64 avatar

Hammer64

1 Review Written

December Cruise , Radiance of the seas

Cruise December 2012 Radiance of the seas, destination 11 nights ,noumea This was our first cruise, I am a seasoned traveler and work in the customer service field, I have done this for 30 yrs, Embankment was ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Sydney Oz

2 Reviews Written

Disappointed.

Embarkation at the Overseas Terminal in Sydney was chaotic, absolutely no organisation and people lined up for ages just to drop bags. Something needs to be done about this. Got a gastro virus three days out and ...
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Sail Date February 2012


teemsum avatar

teemsum

15 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Christmas & New Years on the Radiance

It has always been my dream to visit Australia/New Zealand and now I'll be on the Radiance with its floor-to-ceiling windows to view the stunning scenery. My DH & I flew from Vancouver to Sydney direct on Air ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Calpespain

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

A great sized ship

Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas personal review. 16 night cruise sailing out of Sydney 18th December 2011. Embarkation 12noon. Arrived at Sydney's International Passenger Cruise Terminal located at the Rocks ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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seabourndt

22 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Australian mini cruise

I booked this cruise as i was looking as a short cruise i could do while i am in AUSTRALIA and as never tried RADIANCE before i found this quite good. PRE CRUISE I flew from LONDON to ABU DHABI and had a 2 day ...
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Sail Date November 2011


Bilfer avatar

Bilfer

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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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