Great way to sample New Zealand

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Radiance of the Seas

16 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 18, 2011

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Would recommend this cruise, we did Christmas New Year, what a fantastic way to see in a new year! Was our first cruise and we are now cruise addicts thanks to the wonderful experience on Royal Carribean.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Staff here are fantastic and so was the entertainment


5 out of 5
Well equipped gym with plenty of choice.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Very professional and world class entertainment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff treat you like royalty and nothing is too much trouble.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room stewards were really attentive and friendly

Ship tip

If you are wanting to use the cinema, go 20 mins early, it's small and fills up very quickly

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Stayed overnight prior to cruise and one night befor disembarking. Great city to explore, buses are great.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

3 out of 5
We did the pub crawl and it was pretty average. Long walks between and limited toilet facilities which is not great on a pub crawl.

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
White water rafting and jet boating tour was great fun, there was an earthquake and we didn't even notice.

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful city, the cable car, botanical gardens and museum are a must

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
The Alpine express tour was fantastic although we did have to wait quite a while. Sit on the right hand side for best views and there's a carriage without Windows for photos, get back there at the start as it gets really crowded.

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Very interesting tour of the Maori village, hung I was lovely,.

Auckland, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Did the tower tour, wasn't the best of the trip but the tower views were great

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

3 out of 5
Rain, rain, rain. Best fish and chip shop there right opposite where the boat tours leave, a good museum too.


5 out of 5
very well organised,motor us straight to the airport, no fuss, no confusion.
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