Royal Caribbean Australia Cruise

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Radiance of the Seas

16 Night Circumnavigation Top End (Perth To Sydney)

Sail date: November 17, 2015

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8524

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Overall, we enjoyed this Cruise.  However, there were some issues.  I really think Royal Caribbean needs to put some more time and planning in the shore excursions, especially in Cairns, Port Hedland and Darwin 


Our cabin needed some updating, but was okay. 


We did enjoy meeting and talking to the Australians we met at meals and other sites on the ship.


The wait staff and room steward were great.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

The wait staff was wonderful and made us want to come back to the dining room. However, the food was very so-so.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Mediocre, at best.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were excellent. The dining room pair were fun. We really liked them. Our room steward was great.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This ship definitely need some upgrades. The thermostat in our room did not work. It was COLD all the time. The mattress needed replacing. The rug needed replacing.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin itself was okay. The thermostat did not work and the room was always cold. (and this was a hot weather trip) Fortunately, our cabin steward gave us extra blankets. The mattress and carpet have seem better days.

Ship tip

The cruise line should put its emphasis on the main dining room food rather that trying to make more money with putting the special food in the specialty restaurants.

Ports of call

Geraldton, Australia

5 out of 5

Port Hedland, Australia

5 out of 5
We did not take the ONE tour offered and perhaps should have. I think this town really made an effort to be welcoming, but the cruise line just did not spend the time planning additional tours.

Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

5 out of 5
Very interesting tour.

Darwin, Australia

5 out of 5
Should just drop the River Eco Cruise part of the Territory Wildlife Park and Eco Cruise tour. The Wildlife Park was fun.

Cairns, Australia Did not visit port

I did the Barrier Reef. I really think that some thought needs to go into this port. There should be options for the Barrier Reef. The tour I took was not well presented in the brochure.

Brisbane, Australia

5 out of 5
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