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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Radiance of the Seas

10 Night New Zealand (Auckland To Sydney)

Sail date: December 01, 2018

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1507

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise, we had a great time, amazing experiences, excellent service and are now looking forward to planning our next cruise. Royal Caribbean made this cruise easy for us. We loved the entertainment and the way that you kept us informed of coming events through compass and Katrina and johns morning shows which we watched on tv each morning. Thank you


5 out of 5
We were amazed at the ease and speed of our embarkation

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent well organized,high quality, spotlsslyclean, huge variety of food.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Movies, art auction, dancing, singing, attended all of the shows, used the board games, casino , mini golf etc we loved all of them we were busy.


5 out of 5
Excellent especially John and Katrina, they were a polished act and made the trip so much fun.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiters Veron and iwayan were excellent but there was a waiter named Danielle not sure of spelling who served us in Windjammer and main dining room who went out of his way to greet us by name and make sure we were ‘looked after’ we were most impressed. Our room steward was also amazing, nothing was too much trouble, he was excellent. His name was Iwayan suglanta. Based on his and Daniels service we are recommending your cruise to our friends and acquaintances. Thank you

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Yes clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I think that was our number. The cabin was spotless, it was a good size, and very comfortable. We had plenty of room.

Ship tip

Get to know your ship, we spent the first day becoming familiar with the ship as we had visited our first port of call previously. This meant that we moved around the ship with ease and withou stress.i

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Embarked Heretaunga

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Did not have an excursion as we know this port well

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
We know this port and wet day meant we stayed on the ship

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Our hometown but we chose to be visitors so did an Art Deco trip which was great and had time to visit MTG. Excellent service by volunteers bus drivers etc.

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Excellent we used the shuttle and then went on the cable car botanical gardens excursion. Also went to Te Papa and saw Gallipoli- amazing. Again the shuttle and volunteers were excellent.

Akaroa, New Zealand Did not visit port

The sea was too rough

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Excellent again shuttle buses and guides excellent. We had an excursion by silver fern train up the coast and visited Moeraki boulder beach and toured the city. Very interesting.

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Disembarked at Sydney, which was painless and well organized.


5 out of 5
Painless and well organized. We were quickly guided through disembarkation. The whole process was completed with ease and without stress. We were most impressed.
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