Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Good but not great.

Sail Date: February 08, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Radiance is a very comfortable ship. Wife and I enjoyed a Jr. suite. The pros were the suite (very large and comfortable), the speciality restaurants particularly Chops and Giovanni's. Steaks and service was excellent in Chops and lamb, pastas and service was likewise excellent in Giovanni's. Grand Buffet was a bit better than average with standard fare. Lunch in dining room very good with an exceptional salad bar. Boot camp in ShipShape center was very good. Trainer Patrick was excellent! Overall ship was in good shape and crew exceptionally friendly. The cons---entertainement was a bust, below average except for mentalist. Too many sea days (5 in all on a 10 nighter) without any enrichment offerings. Adult beverages were very expensive for very small pours. Our original excursion to Great Barrier Reef was canceled and no options offered. Only by the "grapevine" did we find out that another excursion was added at next port. Very poorly handled by staff.

Cabin / Stateroom
Very nice and comfortable. Walk in closet, sitting area sofa.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Cancellations were not handled well. Some offerings were advertised but not actually offered.
Onboard Activities
Need more enrichment offerings on sea days
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Sydney, Australia
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Cairns, Australia
Port Douglas, Australia
Trip to Great Barrier Reef was very good.
Cruise Willis Island, Australia
Boobies were promised but no boobies were seen, birds that is.
Brisbane, Australia


A discount offering of "3-for" for speciality restaurants was a good choice. Chops and Giovanni's well worth the extra bucks.

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