Very good introduction to Australia/New Zealand

Radiance of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Radiance of the Seas

10 Night New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 19, 2019

Ship: Radiance of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1030

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Realized how much there is to see in Australia and New Zealand. Wish there was a similar cruise that included NZ and Fiji.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and swift though boarding by 11am when you don't have access to the suite until 1pm was a little frustrating

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Spa, mini golf, theater, cinema

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Enjoyed those shows - appreciated reserved seating for suite holders

Children's Programs

No kids with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All very good

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
layout very good. common areas show some wear and tear and noticed some areas somewhat dusty on window sills, etc.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was awesome

Ship tip

Get a suite!

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Very nice area where the ship docked

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
Fortunately had a beautiful morning to experience this area

Cruise Doubtful Sound

3 out of 5
Weather turned rainy and cloudy

Cruise Dusky Sound

3 out of 5
Weather turned rainy and cloudy

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Learned a lot about the Scottish settlers of the the area

Akaroa, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the farm tour very much. Afternoon Tour was okay - cut short with issues of windy weather for tendering. Should not use a double decker bus to drive to the top of the hills.

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Excellent between the botanic gardens, drive by of government buildings and visit to the national museum

Picton, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Enjoyed very much the Maori experience and seeing the wine country. Stop at the Vines shopping area not a big deal - were tired and skipped the afternoon panorama tour as it looked duplicative to most of what we saw that morning

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very efficient - helped that we were using Uber to the airport
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