Good Cruise.....although lots of unattended kids and constant hard upselling of drink and photo packages

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Radiance of the Seas

10 Night South Pacific (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 04, 2019

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

1st cruise, was surprised at the 400 unsupervised children running riot around the ship at all hours.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Smashed by staff trying to upsell as soon as through the doors of the boat

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Great food and excellent service in the restaurants, the bar staff were a bit casual on their service

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots to choose from

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great shows

Children's Programs

Did not travel with kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
most areas were serviceable although the ship is tired and needs a refresh.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
clean and good size for a couple

Ship tip

Only get drink package if you really drink a lot every day, and beware US dollar exchange rate

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5

Noumea, New Caledonia

2 out of 5
Arrived on Sunday and everything closed. Tchou Tchou train was worth doing

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia

3 out of 5
Very nice beach & great walk to the church at the top of the hill. Cliffs of Jokin tour did not live up to our expectations as cliff walk stairs were closed for repairs (unknown to us untill we arrived & paid)

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

4 out of 5
Zip lining tour and cascade water falls tours well worth doing

Mystery Island, Vanuatu Did not visit port

medical emergency - ship returned to Noumea

Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia

5 out of 5
Great snorkling

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
very quick and baggage ready for pickup.
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