We had a wonderful time as it was my husband's birthday cruise, little knowing that within five weeks of returning he would have passed away. Port Arthur was his most interesting place. He was appalled at the conditions the prisoners were kept in. It was a sobering time for him to hear their
stories. I wanted to visit it all again and take my mother this time as she has never been to Tasmania and is now a sprightly 91 year old.
Cruise on the inaugural cruise to Australia on Ovation of the Seas from Fremantle to Sydney.
Most disappointing of nearly 20 cruises with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P & O International. Ordinary food, long queues, poor service, lack entertainment and passengers participation not to mention limited activities or demonstrations.
Was worried that my Radiance cruise was just as disappointing.
FORTUNATELY, Radiance WOW me a lot more than the Ovation.
Movies daily. Variety of activities. Food Great. Staff Friendly. Plenty of Entertainment. Passenger Competitions and lots more.
10 of us; family and friends enjoyed the cruise.
Ship however is dated and need to be refurbished soon or a newer ship Down-under.
Thank you Radiance and Crew for restoring my Faith in Royal Caribbean.
Ovation needs to learn from other Royal Ships cruising Australia waters like the Legend, Rhapsody, Radiance, Voyager and Explorer, all of which I had sailed on except the Explorer.
Cruising in Australia is booming and to increase passenger shares needed with latest fleet to complement Great service.
My husband and myself had a great time again. staff is just amazing could have a little bit more entertainment on ship as this time could not stop at all ports.as I'm a smoker there could be some more places were we could smoke as it was raining most of the time a little bit more cover would be
We had a great time on this beautiful ship. It is huge. The crew and staff were amazing and very friendly. The cabin was large and very clean and nothing was too much trouble for our room attendant. The food got a bit boring but was tasty and there was plenty of it. Entertainment was of a high
standard. There is plenty to do or you can find a deck chair and just relax. We had great fun bar hopping. The other passengers were very friendly and there was always someone to chat to and we became great friends with the people at our dinner table. There is no doubt that Voyager is amazing. You can join me in with the crowds or there are plenty of quite spots.
we went on state of origin cruise in 2016 to syd would have to say it was the most enjoyable cruise we have done met some great people from both sides of the border and had plenty of friendly banter going back and forward,most meals in the plantation and dined with complete strangers each night but
by the end of the night they were like old friends.only down side was the trip out to the ground for the game we struck a bus driver who did not seem to know his way round syd to well and it took nearly two hours to get there different driver going back to the dawn 55 mins.all in all great trip and doing again this year on aria hope it is just as good and meet some old friends again plus some new ones.
I have been on the Dawn on 3 cruises total 36 nights NZ, Fiji, Vanuatu. I have found it to be the best way of spending my hard earned money for a vacation. Everything is great about this ship and cruise line. Staff are so good at looking after you no matter what. Thanks to P & O also putting
together the premium drink package with my booking, makes the cruises very good value for money. Going on 4th cruise in June, can't wait to see the refurb
Fantastic Cruise: we were in the tail end of norovirus when we got on and they staff and crew worked hard to make sure we were safe, the staff were fabulous washing tables and chairs in the dining room every night to make sure they killed the virus, I believe she is norovirus free after we got off,
my hat goes off to the staff, for the efforts to kill the virus....thanks again princess had a fabulous time.
This was our second time on Carnival Legend and we ended up with the same cabin, LOL we absolutely loved it we ended up going back to do South Pacific & Fiji cruise it was awesome, 12 day cruise i highly recommend in going.We went to: Noumea, Mystery Island, Port Denarau Fiji, Suva Fiji, & Isle of
We have just booked our 3rd Cruise and once again we will be cruising with Carnival Legend.
Sailed with my wife , 3 daughters and one of their boyfriends on 8 day cruise on Explorer of the Seas to Noumea, Mystery Island and Mare from Sydney on 14th Feb 2017. Had 2 balcony cabins on Deck 9 next to each other and an inside on same deck across alleyway. From the moment we got on board till we
got off we had a great time. Loved the food in both the Windjammer and the Sapphire Restaurant. Daughter and boyfriend ate twice in Giovannis and said food was great. he is a chef by trade and liked the food on the ship. Our cabin stewards were great. Nothing a problem. Table waiters in restaurant were the best. Looked after us so well. Entertainment. We went to all the shows and all were first class. Ice skating show was great. Found plenty of room to chill out on decks. So many bars etc that ship did not feel crowded. Islands were great especially Mystery Island and Mare. Noumea? Once is enough. Would i travel on Royal Caribbean again. Yes.
This is our 4th cruise with RCI and we had a wonderful time, we booked to board at 1230 and arrived at pier and informed attendant of this and they checked our paper work and sent on to the section of check in, on board in about 15 mins from dropping off our bags.The ship has so many wow factors and
the cabin was a decent size (balcony deck 8 D8 ).Make sure you book what you want to see and if you want to eat at any of the speciality restaurants as they seem to get booked out, this can be done online and also book the drink package as well more expensive to buy on board.
The food on board was amazing and no problem if you wanted a particular meal mention to waiter and they will arrange for the following night, we visited Jamie Olivers Italian restaurant along with Wonderland, for what you get and the presentation is well worth
We have booked again for next season out of Sydney, ship never felt overcrowded and staff always polite and helpful