Cruise Australia on Radiance of the Seas
Mandy Hooper from Cruiseabout Tauranga has returned from the "Radiance of the Seas" cruise from Sydney to Darwin, and shares her thoughts and experiences with us.
I was fortunate to hop on-board the Radiance of the Seas" cruise from Sydney to Darwin. It was a Royal Caribbean cruise, and just a fabulous way to cruise Australia. Royal Caribbean International have a $70 dinner package which is great value for money. I would definitely recommend this for anyone going on the Radiance of the Seas cruise.
The service and food were fantastic. There was a really good selection of fresh food in a buffet style, the menu changed daily and I loved the breakfast bar in the morning. There was always plenty of space for people, so no getting crowded while dining.
There were several alternatives for speciality restaurants on board. I absolutely loved Giovanni's and Chops Grille the most - the service and food were superb and of a very high standard. The Samba Grill was great too, offering a very good concept for meat lovers. There were also plenty of other options, including Izumi Japanese, Rita's Cantina which was excellent value for money, and the cafe Park Lane in the solarium.
The cabin was nicely decorated in blues and dark wood. Our Ocean view cabin was a little on the small side (due to being interconnecting), but was absolutely fine for me as I didn't spend much time in the cabin other than to sleep. I kept myself busy with the great entertainment on-board!
In terms of entertainment there are a wealth of diversions to keep you occupied, from shows and a movie theatre to bars and public areas with trivia nights and some great entertainers. I spent a lot of time by the pool and loved the big outdoor screen. There's nothing quite like lying back near the pool watching the big screen.
If physical activities are more your cup of tea, then you must check out the rock climbing wall, gym and mini golf. And if you're having trouble finding your way around ship, the interactive screens which display how to get anywhere were very useful.
There is so much fun to be had for both adults and children, Royal Caribbean cruises really do cater for everyone.
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