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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

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


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Ransome

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

My new favourite RCI ship

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wendylaguna

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good but not great in some categories

The circumnavigation of Australia and South New Zealand was awesome. Each port was different and offered a lot of variety. So itinerary awesome Dining: Main dining room ok but not great. Some nights I had ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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pumpkinbread

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Australia is tremendous!

I only have a few complains One I have is with the room service. When did RCL start charging for room service? Eight dollars a pop for ice tea to be delivered is way out of bounds! I understand how that can be ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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highriding

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Shine has dimmed on The Radiance

We love the Radiance and cruised on her in 2015 and then Nov/Dec 2018. In 2015 we thought the food was ordinary to say the least but our latest cruise (2018) the food was excellent and so was the service. She is a ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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smiliesu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Christmas & New Years Cruise

I choose to do this crusie as I wanted to do my own thing for Christmas and New Years. The Interna Stateroom was fantastic couldn't fault it in anyway except the fridge didn't work but I didn't need to use it. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Terbeth

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A lovely way to travel!

We wanted a short cruise in order to relax before the stresses of Christmas. We certainly found the right one to do it! Although we left Sydney late, due to someone being disembarked because of illness, the cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Jubes

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent ship/crew/food/cruise.....for the most part.....but

The pro's: Embarkation and Disembarkation- the fastest, easiest ever in 30 cruises ! Food- excellent, some of the best meals ever Restaurant Service- excellent Room Steward- excellent Ship- very good ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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wrred31036

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

TransPacific Plus

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Downunderrob

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise BUT !!

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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bobanderson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trans Pacific cruise via French Polynesia

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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My dog cooper

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

18 Day Cruise for our 50th Anniversary

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Downunderrob

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Pretty Good For Me

I have come to a couple of conclusions and the first one is that everyone has a different cruise depending on who you come into contact with and every ship has it's own personality. This is my journey on this ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Sallyandtex

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice balance of activities and medium crowds

Off to a bad start, as we had to tender out from White Bay to the radiance, very slow process in the HEAT! Once aboard there was a noticeable difference between the radiance and the voyager (we went on VOTS last ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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seajewel1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship, well laid out, lots of natural light but in need of refurb.

Very easy ship to get around. most of the staff are very polite & helpful, like anything there are always a few who are the exception. The company should address the smell at the stern of the ship, seems like a vent ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Sonicbev

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Noisy Cabin

I chose this cruise because I wanted to see New Zealand without the hassle of driving. It is also cheaper this way as NZ is very expensive. Much cheaper to cruise and do local tours. This cruise is charged in US$ ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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sean hames

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise for a large family!

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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MoniD75

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent first cruise experience

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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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