Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

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4 out of 5

First hot weather cruise

Sail Date: October 24, 2013

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Having aways sailed northern Europe, Aslaka or The med off season it was a pleasure to experience a ship in warmer cimate and with plenty of days to enjoy life on board the ship.

Docked along Sydney waterfront it was easy to walk from our hotel to the ship where as Crown & Ancchor members we were able to check in straight away despite the signage stating otherwise.

Radiance of Seas has a indoor solarium and Park cafe where we waited until the cabins were ready whilst others filled the Windjammer.  Cabin was smaller than the balcony cabin on AOS but had a ncie glass balcony that we could enjoy a full view from.

Dinner at Cascades restaurant second seating allocation with table of 10 who were fellow Britsh which was a nice gesture.

Breakfast  & Lunch taken most days at Park cafe as a ligher fare served but frequenty repeated. For variation try the Windjammer. Staff were always very friendly in all restaurants. Everyone smiling was par for the course.

Bought dinning package at 60 us$ to eat at Italian Giovanna, Brazil Samba restaurant and Chops Grille. Our wine package that we purchased could be used at any restaurant on board the ship. On a 16 night  sail a change in restaurant venue is worth the small cost.

It was Melbourne Cup day one day at sea and the crowds gathered for the onboard activities by the pool. Ladies wore hats and alround everyone had a marvellous experience when watching the races on the large pool screen. The entertainment crew lead by Bobby did a marvellous job in making sure that everyone was entertained throughout the cruise.

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Ship Quality
medium sized ship with solarium for all round weather, mini golf climbing wall,small movie cinema and large movie screen outdoor
Food and Dining
Variety of restaurants worth splashing out for meal package if on a long sail
Cabin / Stateroom
overall good cabin with glass balcony to enjoy all round view
Service and Staff
Always happy and smiling. Good teamwork with officers taking part in volley ball pool game with the passengers
Sit at the back of the threatre so you can leave discreetly
Children's Programs N/a
Onboard Activities
Ship entertainment crew did a great job especially at sea days
Destinations and Excursions
shuttles extra in most places where public transport not available due to ships location
Sydney, Australia
Take a ferry trip to Manley to get a great view of Sydney and see where the locals live.
Brisbane, Australia
Need to take ship shttle as moored in Fisherman Island Grain terminal and no public transport available. Take a river cruise to orienate with Brisbane
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
swim in the laggon onshore take your bathing costume and towel from the ship.
Darwin, Australia
Take a hop on off bus to military musuem, an amazing place with fee wifi in cafe.
Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Take an organised ship tour as taxi and roads are chaotic and often delays because of the festivals that take place too frequenly. Charged 25 US$ each for visa even if you do not get off the ship
Port Hedland, Australia
Go ashore to stock up at Woolworths. Friendly folk market stalls on cruise days. Its a refuelling stop.
Geraldton, Australia
Tender in and walk along new water front and visit free Maritime Musuem, worth leaving a tip. Free wifi at library in centre of town
Fremantle (Perth), Australia
Worth taking a trip to the zoo or a wIne trip up the river.


For a healthy option eat at Park cafe

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