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

Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
South Pacific
Sydney (Australia)

Traveler rating

Excellent

38

Very Good

33

Average

16

Poor

10

Terrible

3

Cruise type

100 Sydney (Australia) to the South Pacific 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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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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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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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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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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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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jseifert

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

No "bravos' for Bravo Cruise - only for the performers!

I went on the Bravo Cruise, to experience the musical entertainment program, including numerous renowned performers, all of whom were absolutely wonderful in every way. I was able to go on this cruise because of ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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marlowman

11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Everything perfect Cruise n Groove 2017

What great cruise, this was my 4th Cruise n Groove and 40 cruises this was one of the best. Wonderful check in, got to my cabin in 20 minutes. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. Ship is 16 years old but ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Born2Cruiz

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing, food was a bit repetitive.

We booked this cruise as we were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, my husbands 60th birthday and my 55th birthday all within that 1 week. In 2012 we cruised on Oasis of the Seas out of Florida which was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Haoie

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Radiance OTS Dec 3-16 South Pacific: My best cruise yet!

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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BigBen2

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Bravo! What a shame!

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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J_Busworth

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A excellent intro to crusing

This was my first cruise and it was bought as a birthday present. It was one of the best holiday's ever! The Radience is a great ship with really friendly service. I really enjoyed stiing in either singapore Slings ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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sdaonly

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed Member

I'm a returning loyal member with Royal Caribbean cruise liner, bringing with me 12 1st time cruiser. I was very disappointed to find the ship to be dated, the cabins had an old musky smell and the toilet/shower ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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offtherails123

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Love the Radiance

My wife & I cruised on Voyager of the Seas last year and we had heard so many good reports on the Radiance that we just had to try her out. What a wonderful ship she is, a nice size, crewed by a fantastic group of ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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classyzip

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Cruise

This was our first time on a Royal Caribbean ship. The cruise was very enjoyable but very disappointed with Christmas Day as this was the main reason for doing a Christmas cruise. The main meal was served ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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MS2N

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

New Years on Radiance

Our group of 14 enjoyed the 12 night New Years cruise on Radiance. The main restaurant staff made our holiday very attentive and entertaining which is more than could be said about the pool bar staff. They ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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MS2N

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great New Years cruise

Our party of 14 enjoyed a 12 night cruise to Vanuatu and had a great time. New Year's Eve was fantastic , we did the previous New Years cruise on Rapsody of the Seas which was a little better,the party on the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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bpurton74

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Radiance: Good, but Far From Perfect

First time on Radiance and it is a nice ship but is tired and needs to tidy up. Broken furniture in lounges and cracked floor tiles are common. The thick growth on the hull below the waterline (visible from the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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timpatchfan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Ship but Hard To Relax

Good Things - Senior Cruise, 4th cruise, 2nd on the Radiance (1st was 3 yrs ago). Embarkation & disembarkation well organised & fast. Nice ship, good facilities, love the novelty of outside elevators with ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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dmcewan9

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Family Cruise

I had cruised as a kid in the 70's and 80's but had not experienced any of these new cruise liners, I chose RC Radiance Of The Seas because it looked impressive, it was larger than Rhapsody of The Seas plus I had ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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TB and TP

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Radiance; Very Good but Needs a Facelift

18th Cruise in our mid 50's. 2nd time on Radiance. All previous reviews made us uneasy about boarding especially regarding Norovirus. Goods News - Norovirus was gone (OPP1 - Green) The ship does need drydock ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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NevD

4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Comparison of Radiance of the Seas (2014) with Carnival Legend (2015)

Just returned from a cruise to New Caledonia & Vanuatu - first time on Carnival. Have been on Radiance twice in 2014. Both are similar sizes so I decided to try to help anyone trying to decide. Would I go on ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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dafina

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever

Very hard boarding,we were herded like cattle,arrived at port 11.30 am,told to go away and come back at 2.pm, when on ship, most of staff knew nothing, tried to book a tour at desk ; just looked at us and said ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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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