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Cruise Solo, Not Alone


Introducing Cruise Circle for Solos: cruise groups for solo travellers who want to enjoy the benefits of solo cruising without the drawbacks of travelling alone.

Radiance of the Seas, belonging to the Radiance Class. In Radiance Class, even when you're indoors, you're outdoors.

Hungry for a dazzling at-sea experience that combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and an array of top class dining options? With acres of glass enclosing the nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, you'll never be at a loss for an incredible view. Whether you seek adventurous activities, relaxing moments, or fine fare, Radiance of the Seas has the features to please every taste.

Radiance of the Seas is cruising from Honolulu to Sydney. Join our exclusive solo traveller group, combining the enjoyment of our group dining for our solo cruisers, along with the other Cruise Circle for Solos benefits, with the excitement and freedom of solo travel.

While there’s days at sea to enjoy the multitude of activities and entertainment offered on board, you can also take advantage of the many shore excursions on offer. 

For more information and the benefits of our Cruise Circle for Solos click here.


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Find out all you need to know about Cruise Circle for Solos

PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
  • Duration:
    Days
  • Status:
    Bookings open
  • Region:
    Oceania
  • Destinations:
    Australia
  • Travel Style:
    Cruise
  • Accomodation:
    Ship cabins
  • Prices:
  • Transport:
    Cruise
  • Pace:
    1
  • Group Size:
    8+ estimate
  • Trip Code:
    RD20180329
  • Terms:
REVIEWS

The Tassie trip was brilliant, the guides were friendly and informative, we feasted on local produce and Tasmania's Bay of Fires and Blue Tier regions was majestic.

Jenni, 55 years, ACT

The holidays offer the right mix of group activities and free time at top destinations. But don't take my word for it; i've only been on 3-ask those who have taken 20 or 30 of their holidays!

Graham, TAS
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INCLUSIONS

Included:

  • Cabin accommodation (10 nights) onboard the spectacular Voyager of the Seas ex Sydney
  • Ocean cruise transportation departing from Sydney
  • All meals onboard including dining each evening
  • Some non-alcoholic beverages
  • Most onboard entertainment
  • Taxes and port charges
  • Printed cruise documents
  • Travel Wallet
  • Encounter Travel cruise lanyard

Not included:

  • Travel insurance*
  • Airfares to/from Port
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Shore Excursions
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Incidental expenses such as taxis and telecommunications; wi-fi, internet or telephone costs
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses

    * travel insurance is a mandatory pre-requisite for joining this holiday

Itinerary

DEPART FROM / RETURN TO: SYDNEY

VISITING:  Newcastle, Airline Beach, Brisbane

 

Date Port Location Arrive Depart
29 MAR SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA   6:30 PM
30 MAR NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
31 MAR CRUISING    
01 APR CRUISING    
02 APR AIRLIE BEACH, QLD, AUSTRALIA 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
03 APR CRUISING    
04 APR BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
05 APR CRUISING    
06 APR SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 6:30 AM  

 

WHY BOOK WITH CRUISE CIRCLE FOR SOLOS?

Cruise Circle for Solos was designed with the independent solo traveller like you in mind. So when you book, you’ll get stuff that actually matters to you, like being able to:

  • Dine the way you want, every night. Every single night, there’s a table set just for your group, ready for you to join. Feeling social? Enjoy a meal with the group. Want some time to yourself? Dine solo tonight. You have complete freedom to choose how you want to dine — whether secluded or social.

  • Travel with friends, not strangers. Before every cruise, we’ll give you the chance to get in touch with the other solo travellers who are going to be cruising with you — so you can make friends before you even set foot on the ship or ‘set foot onboard’ together. So if you’re nervous about travelling with a stranger, don’t be — because you’ll be friends before you even get on the ship!

  • Enjoy pre-arranged drink meeting times. Before you travel, we’ll give the whole group some pre-arranged meeting times and venues — so you’ll know where to go if you want to catch a drink with some friends. No more drinking alone on solo cruises!

  • Save money by sharing a room. One of the worst things about solo cruising is that you’re forced to pay the single supplement fee — just because you have no travel partner. Of course, if you want to book out your own room, that’s fine — but if you don't mind sharing, we’ll match you with a same-gender buddy, and you’ll both save. It’s completely up to you.

  • We take the risk, so you don’t have to. If you tried to find a cruise partner on your own, and they cancelled on you, you’d be on the hook for all those hefty cancellation fees — and maybe even losing your booking! But with Cruise Circle for Solos, we offer financial protection on your booking — so you don't lose out if your cabin mate cancels.

 

About Your Sea Pass Card

When you check in for your cruise at the terminal your check-in representative from Royal Caribbean will take your photo and issue you with your Sea Pass Card that includes your photo. It will also have the deck level for your group dining.

With your documents; we print and issue documents with a travel wallet for all group guests and this includes an Encounter Travel lanyard. This becomes the easiest way to identify fellow group members.

All of Royal Caribbean International ships operate using a 'cashless' system, meaning your boarding card (also known as your SeaPass card) will be used as a charge card to make all onboard purchases. Normally, to activate this SeaPass account, most guests provide a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Optima, Discover and Diner's Club), to which these purchases are charged at the end of their cruise. In addition, the SeaPass system may be activated with traveller's cheques, debit cards or cash. 

A running tab of all your purchases will be kept under separate folio numbers for each guest, and an itemised statement left in your stateroom the night before disembarkation. If you provided a credit card, and there are no discrepancies, the amount will be charged to your account on the morning of disembarkation. If you have used traveller's cheques or cash to activate the account, you will need to settle the account at the Guest Relations desk (either to receive a reimbursement of the unused amount you originally left or to pay the balance of what you have charged in excess of the amount that you originally left). 

Please note: 

The ship requires guests to place a deposit if they are paying for their SeaPass account with cash. There is a daily limit on cash accounts of US$500 for 7+ night sailings and US$300 for 2/3/4/5 night sailings. Once the daily cash limit is reached, the guest will be called and informed that the limit has been reached.

Note: 

 

All ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet have cash point machines. There is a transaction fee up to US$5.50 plus any other fees the guest's financial institution would charge. However, we recommend you do not rely 100% on the ATM in case of malfunction.

 

DURING THE CRUISE 

On cruising days (when the ship is not in port) we designate group ‘meet up’ location/s for pre dinner drinks

There’s a show each evening, before the group set dinner time. 

Join your solos cruise group dinner. This is on offer each evening at a set time for our group members.

* drinks are at your own expense throughout the cruise except in the case of some non-alcoholic beverages available in the buffet dining room and a few other locations on the ship. 

 

ABOUT THE LAST DAY 

Early morning arrival to Sydney

Advice about disembarkation is issued by the ship, usually 1-2 days prior. A disembarkation is determined by your cabin and deck level.

For any passenger that needs to make an early disembarkation, it’s just a case of going to the Guest Relations desk and advising them you require an early disembarkation. If you make special arrangements with Guest Relations, then disregard group disembarkation instructions.

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ACCOMMODATION

STATEROOMS

After a day of exploring, there's nothing better than returning to the comfort of your private stateroom. Staterooms are designed to be a comfortable, relaxing place for you to rest after your adventures. Staterooms vary by ship but every room offers a television, telephone, private bathroom, shower, vanity area and even a hair-dryer.

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Total: 1,071

Ocean View: 825 (578 with balconies) 
Interior: 246 
Staterooms with third/fourth berths: 571
Wheelchair accessible staterooms: 15

All staterooms are equipped with television, telephone, Cyber Cabin, refrigerator/mini-bar, hair dryers, 110/220 electrical outlets and individually controlled air conditioning/heat.

Wi-Fi available throughout the ship (fees apply) 

 

Balcony Staterooms, category D1 & D2
Superior Ocean View Stateroom w/Balcony

 Radiance Of the Seas _Oceanview.jpg

194 sq. ft., balcony 45 sq. ft. 
D1 stateroom is available on these decks:  7, 8, 9 & 10
D2 stateroom is available on these decks:  9

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King Size bed, sitting area (some with sofa bed), mini bar, and private balcony.

 

Balcony Staterooms, category E1, E2, E3         
Deluxe Ocean view Stateroom w/Balcony

Radiance Of the Seas _Oceanview.jpg

164 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.
E1 stateroom is available on these decks:  7,8,9 & 10
E2 stateroom is available on these decks:  8,9 & 10
E3 stateroom is available on these decks:  7

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King Size bed, private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom.

Please note: Staterooms 8058, 8060, 8162, 8164, 8662 & 8664 have partially obstructed views. Staterooms 7048, 7548, 7606, 7596, 8042, 8542, 8590, 8600, 9032 and 9532 all have a smaller balconies.  

 

Large Ocean View Staterooms, Category G, I, F, H
Large Ocean View Stateroom 164 sq. ft. 

RD-LargeOceanView.jpg

G stateroom is available on these decks:  2 & 3
I stateroom is available on these decks:  2 & 3
F stateroom is available on these decks:  3 & 7
H stateroom is available on these decks:  3, 7 & 8

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, sitting area with sofa, dresser area and a private bathroom. 

Note: Ocean View Staterooms on deck 2 have a porthole instead of a window.


Interior Stateroom, category K, L, M, N, Q
Interior Stateroom 165 sq. ft.

RD-InteriorStateroom.jpg

K stateroom is available on these decks:  7, 8, 9 & 10
M stateroom is available on these decks:  7, 8, 9 & 10
N stateroom is available on these decks:  3 & 4
L stateroom is available on these decks:  2, 3 & 4
Q stateroom is available on these decks:  2

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King size bed, Pullman beds, sitting area, vanity area and a private bathroom.

Note: Staterooms 9032 and 9532 have a smaller balcony.

Note: A Royal King bed measures 72.5 inches (184cm) wide by 82 inches (208cm) long.

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PRICES

 

 ** STANDARD PUBLISHED RATES**

IF WE CAN GET YOU A BETTER PRICE ON THE DAY OF A QUOTE, WE WILL  

 

 

Category Description Twin Share 
(2 per cabin)
Own Cabin 
(1 per cabin)
D2 Balcony  $1798  $ 3245
E1 Balcony  $1663  $ 3030
E2 Balcony  $1643  $ 2950
H Oceanview  $1388  $ 2471
I Oceanview  $1348  $ 2371
M Interior  $1178  $ 2069
N Interior  $1138  $2001

Prices above: include taxes and port fees 

Not Included: 

  • Travel insurance*
  • Airfares or any travel to/from port of departure
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Shore excursions
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Incidental expenses such as taxis and telecommunications; wi-fi, internet or telephone costs
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses 

* international travel insurance is a mandatory pre-requisite for joining this cruise  

 

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT CABINS

  • Requests for a particular cabin (number) or cabin location such as forward, mid ships or aft, are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Where a cabin category includes locations on more than one deck, the deck level cannot be guaranteed.
  • Cabins are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances (but it’s unlikely this will occur once your cabin has been allocated)
  • On occasion, in particular with sailings with high demand, the ship will only guarantee a cabin and not allocate the cabin number until closer to departure. This status is termed “GTY” and we have no control over this classification, as it’s determined by the cruise company.
  • For roommate match bookings, only ocean view, or ocean view with balcony cabins are allocated.
  • Our allocation of cabins for each of our group bookings do not include wheelchair accessible cabins and we must make a special request with the ship. Prices for wheelchair accessible cabins may vary from our standard published prices.

 

GETTING THERE

Depart from: Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney                    
Return to: Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney           

Check in: 
As a guide usually staggered based on deck level/cabin category from about 11am to 4pm as a guide

Check out:
As a guide usually between 7 - 9am as per ship allocation determined while on cruise and advised by information issued to your cabin by cabin attendant 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
By your own arrangement. 

The ship offers a limited transfer coach service but from our experience making your own way to the airport will allow for more flexibility.   

PASSPORTS AND VISA
For all international sailings you must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. 

Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport. See 'VISA' information in our MORE INFORMATION section below.

Foreign Visitors
For visitors to arriving to Australia to join a cruise please check your visa requirements prior to leaving your home country.

Please visit the Australian government website for details and processing your Entry Authority.
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Some information from this page has been sourced from other websites. Content is provided as a guide only.

DETAILS

CRUISE CABIN AVAILABILITY
If this cruise seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  We have a certain allocation of cruise ship cabins for our group. In particular for holiday season sailings at Christmas and New Year’s Eve, cabins can sell out many months in advanced of the cruise sail date. 

FELLOW TRAVELLERS ‘SOLOS ONLY’
Our cruise groups for solos vary a lot in size.  Some groups may be a handful of solo travellers where as others can be large groups, most common with our Christmas and New Year’s Eve sailings.

Our group is exclusively for the single travellers, or solo travellers. However we share this ship with passengers from all walks of life, and typically the ages on a cruise ship are from children through to mature travellers.

THE PACE  [1 out of 5]
Cruising offers a relaxed pace. Of course, you can also be very active if you choose, with the choice of using the ship’s gym facilities and classes, the running track on top deck, and also simply by the sheer size of the ship means that you can walk plenty of steps each day, should you chose, or take the stairs between decks (otherwise take the lifts).

If you have limited mobility or require mobility assistance while cruising please enquire with us and we can advise you of your options for joining the cruise.

In regards to wheelchair cabins, as part of our group arrangement with the ship we do not get these cabins allocated to us upfront, as it’s ship policy not to allocate these in advance to groups but on a needs basis. Therefore we have to check the availability of wheelchair access cabins when you enquire.

Fit to Travel Holiday Requirements
Travellers of 70 years or over are required to have a doctor complete a Fit to Travel form that states they are suitable for joining the cruise. It’s also essential you advise us at the time of booking of all medical conditions in order that we can properly advise you of anything you need to know for your medical condition/s. 

LUGGAGE
The big plus about cruising, luggage restrictions do not compare to that of touring or air travel and are far more relaxed. At port, hand over luggage to the ship personnel and they arrange for it to be delivered to your cabin. Unpack just once! 

Tip: on embarkation day your luggage usually arrives to your cabin prior to dinner but it’s not guaranteed.  Pack some hand luggage for what you need that afternoon and evening in case your luggage is delayed being delivered to your cabin.

Please keep in mind that your luggage still needs to be a weight that you can manage when travelling to/from the ship and also that the ship personnel can manage.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

The Tassie trip was brilliant, the guides were friendly and informative, we feasted on local produce and Tasmania's Bay of Fires and Blue Tier regions was majestic.

Jenni, 55 years, ACT

The holidays offer the right mix of group activities and free time at top destinations. But don't take my word for it; i've only been on 3-ask those who have taken 20 or 30 of their holidays!

Graham, TAS

This was my second holiday with your company. Asia- Phuket was never a location I ever thought I would visit. Maybe it was the anxiety of traveling alone to Asia. The host (Justine) made me feel at ease, and there was always a new friend to share new exciting places with or just spending time alone. I wonder now what all the fuss was about. Looking forward to the next trip your organisation. Thank you to all the team cheers Susan

Susan, VIC
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