Amazing New Zealand

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Radiance of the Seas

10 Night New Zealand (Auckland To Melbourne)

Sail date: February 13, 2019

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7604

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

New Zealand is such a beautiful country and would love to go back again. ship, staff, food and entertainment was amazing. our 3rd RCI cruise on three different ships and all have their own uniqueness of layout, activities and entertainment. love it and will be cruising with them again


5 out of 5
always very fast and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food is amazing and the service from all staff is excellent

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
relaxing by the pool, mini golf and the walking track are all easy to do


4 out of 5
RCI always put on fantastic shows. The comedian was very funny and the music is always great to listen and sing along to

Children's Programs

no children travel with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
always outstanding. They go above and beyond to make sure everything is just right for all quests

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
always clean and tidy. Staff cleaning windows, wiping down handrails and constantly cleaning toilets.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
bed is always comfortable and clean. for the amount of time we spend in the room, the size is perfect.

Ship tip

have fun and the staff are fantastic. Captain Marek is also very entertaining!!!

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
we have family who live in Auckland. City very similar to Melbourne

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
booked the warrior waka boat excursion. loved it

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
this is such a pretty town, just got off and walked around ourselves

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
we were so lucky to be there that weekend for the art deco festival. amazing how all the locals and visitors dress up in 1930s circa. had a great day

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
docked in Akoroa. took bus into wellington took 1 1/2 hours. sad to see the churches and buildings after the earth quake, slowly rebuilding

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
beautiful french style buildings. only had a quick visit on our way back from wellington

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
ship offered courtesy bus into Dunedin. plenty to see there. the old railway station and museum, the architecture, and the quadrangle meant it very easy to get around

Cruise Dusky Sound

5 out of 5
beautiful start to the sounds. such a pretty coast line

Cruise Doubtful Sound

5 out of 5
weather was perfect for us to be able to go right through, spectacular scenery

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
the south island is so lovely, would love to visit again

Melbourne, Australia

5 out of 5
would have loved to come back into melbourne in daylight. our home town. easy to disembark and plenty of taxis waiting to take people onto their destination


5 out of 5
we decided to take our own luggage off and without any delays
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