Good but not great.

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Radiance of the Seas

10 Night Queensland (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 08, 2016

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: 1586

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

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.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Need more enrichment offerings on sea days


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice and comfortable. Walk in closet, sitting area sofa.

Ship Tip

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

Ports Of Call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5

Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

3 out of 5

Cairns, Australia

3 out of 5

Port Douglas, Australia

5 out of 5
Trip to Great Barrier Reef was very good.

Cruise Willis Island, Australia

3 out of 5
Boobies were promised but no boobies were seen, birds that is.

Brisbane, Australia

5 out of 5
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