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Sydney (Australia) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Sydney (Australia)

Traveler rating

Excellent

160

Very Good

57

Average

32

Poor

17

Terrible

14

Cruise type

Family Cruises

1,293

Senior Cruises

630

Romantic Cruises

441

Entertainment Cruises

302

First-Time Cruisers

284

284 Sydney (Australia) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Megsie2 avatar

Megsie2

1 Review Written

Beautiful Rhapsody

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This was our first ever cruise so I'm not able to compare this ship to others. Rhapsody is small in comparison to many of the other cruise ships operating at the moment so she doesn't have most of the modern fancy ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Geoffro-62

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Crowds, Queues & Chaos

This was our first ever cruise with any company and it has put me off any future sailing with RC. I went on board with an open mind after reading many poor reviews about this ship. Unfortunately, most negatives ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Sharon Taylor

1 Review Written

At long last we made it.

We were so excited to finally see the Carnival Spirit up close when we arrived at Circular Quay on May 9th, 2013. Unaware of the tragedy that had proceeded the night before, our embarkation was a little delayed, but ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Kristyp

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Holiday

This was our first Cruise and first time overseas. The staff went above and Beyond to make us all feel welcome. And the staff at the royal Caribbean run a very tight but a great ship. The Food was fantastic and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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J_Busworth

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A excellent intro to crusing

This was my first cruise and it was bought as a birthday present. It was one of the best holiday's ever! The Radience is a great ship with really friendly service. I really enjoyed stiing in either singapore Slings ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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cjbib2702

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A great value for money holiday

Our cruise was the first for my wife and I, and our first time away from the kids so our first holiday as just a couple again. My folks are massive cruisers, they do 2 or 3 a year all over the world so we had a ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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lucky lad

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Had a great time.

As it was my first cruise I did not know what to expect. I found the whole experience a joy. The ship is well set out with everything easy to locate. The cabin was quite roomy & well maintained with friendly & ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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l@rett@

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Terrible Cruise

Terrible customer service. Had to line up in huge lines for food everyday, lines for kids club (waited about 45 minutes the first day and they tried to pass me someone else's child to pick up). My Children hated the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Richrob33

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

P&O Poo Cruise

I am writing to advise other potential future customers for a P&O Cruise and the treatment they can expect. This is a account of many issues that occurred on our cruise that completed on the 27th May. Cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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epping1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

A total cost of $412 for 3 adults and unlimited food in Pantry and Waterfront for a 2-night cruise Sdy-Mel in a inside cabin. It is definitely value for money. We did not spend any other money during the cruise. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Big_Jim_61

2 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

I had issues but they were all sorted.

My grandmother used to go on cruises all the time and as kids, we would go down to circular quay to see her off. So, of course i always wanted to go on a cruise. The opportunity finally arrived and I had 4 set ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Gazelle21

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Incredible Service from Staff

We were fairly nervous first time cruisers who decided to take a shorter (8 night) cruise to test our sea legs. Based on a recommendation from a friend, we were incredibly happy we chose to cruise on Celebrity ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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marksully6@bigpond.com.au

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Carnival Legend

Room service A1 (faultless), Food A1 the variety is exceptional Breakfast, Lunch & Diner ( pizza is 24 hr), Service on Board A1 Faultless :-), Entertainment Brilliant Although they could use more Australian music ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Andyinmacksville

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise

We have recently returned from a 12 night South Pacific & Fiji cruise aboard Voyager of the Seas. I had read some negative reviews here but can say I have no idea how they managed to complain about this magnificent ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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fambam4

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Great Effort

I am writing to thank Carnival cruise line for a wonderful trip. We are a family of four and we have two kids with special considerations. One is highly anxious and the other is Aspergers and I cannot express how ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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11mike

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

First Cruise; Pleasantly Surprised

My wife and me (late 40's early 50's) just returned from our first cruise just a 4 night cruise from Sydney to Tangalooma island and return,we had our 2 adult children and their partner's for a total of 6 of us in 3 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Graham 1964

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Holiday

My wife and I travelled on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Pacific Cruise between 21 March 2016 to 30 March 2016. We both considered the Cruise as the holiday of a lifetime. We were lucky to have a ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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ChaCha1964

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Fabulous ! Loved it

This was our first cruise and on the recommendation of others, this ship was the only one to go on. My husband and I are both early to mid 50's and were looking for a trip with everything. Boarding was a breeze, met ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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belinda5d

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Family Cruise

Hubby, 3 kids (3, 8 and 9) and I had a great time. We were on deck 2 with no balcony (at our request) and it was perfect. We had interconnecting rooms, which the door between could be left open. When you shut the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Emilykate20

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Explorer of the Seas cruise review!

This was my first cruise and I really enjoyed it! I'm 20 years old. I travelled with my grandparents, parents and brothers (14, 13 and 5) and there was always something to do that we enjoyed. My brothers loved ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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altur

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cruise

This was my first cruise with Royal Caribbean, being a celebration of my 85th birthday. In all, some 27 persons were in our group. All but one of my offspring and family!. Altogether, we had 5 generations in our ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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adam pasha

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Steady as she goes but unspectacular.

General: I took the cruise on the Arcadia 1-17 March 2016, Sydney-Brisbane-Yorkey’s Knob (Cairns)-Alotau (Papua New Guinea)-Manila-Hong Kong. The Arcadia caters largely for the over-65s, mainly British ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Amandah1987

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

South Pacific; loved it.

This was my first cruise, and I went with my 3 year old daughter,and it was her first ever holiday. We really enjoyed our time on the explorer. We flew to Sydney from Adelaide and as soon as we got to the ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Rodney Mee

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

First Ever Cruise

We would probably have never taken a cruise but when otherwise visiting Australia we were were invited by friends to join them on the Dawn Princess. Our ratings are, therefore, given without any comparison to ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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jaymarc24

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

What a nightmare!

Deck 11 On arrival we opened the draws next to bed to unpack our clothes when I noticed dirt & hair in the draws as well as the table tops, I wiped these out with my own sterile wipes which I bought on board in ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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