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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Radiance of the Seas

12 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 02, 2019

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7560

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great experience. Excellent value . Terrific food and facilities. Happy staff . Absolutely would recommend this ship and cruise to NZ


5 out of 5
Spot on

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Really good

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools good . Bingo not so good . Nightly shows very good . The cruise director could have been much better. Tours expensive and in USA dollars .


5 out of 5
The ventriloquist Michael Harrison was superb !!!!!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent and very HAPPY and professional staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Happy with everything. Great gym with a view

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Pretty nice . Missed not having a bath . Power points are US ports . There were no converters on ship to sell 🥴... 98% of the cruise were Aussies . These adaptors should be provided free in your room . I missed not having a dressing gown . Bed was comfy

Ship tip

Take adaptor / dressing gown / champagne stopper / book solarium and use all the facilities for the day . Buy your own roaming data

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Sydney around the Rocks !!!! Watson’s Bay / Harbour / Sydney is the most beautiful Harbour in the world

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
Stayed on ship

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
Went around ourselves . Wonderful art gallery . Coffee shop called Nova had the best coffee and injectable donuts

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Very Pretty ... but watch out for only 4 tenders in use . People who had paid excursions from ship got to go early . Others had to wait for hours to get ashore

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Just nice .

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Get to Russell . Really pretty . We did some wine tasting and ate at a restaurant called Sage which had the best wines locally bottled and amazing views over the Bay . We organised this ourselves. We were picked up and dropped back to the ship by the restaurant for $5 !!


5 out of 5
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