- Duration:12 Days
- Status:Sold out
- Destinations:New Zealand
- Travel Style:Cruise
- Accomodation:Ship cabins
- Prices:FINAL BOOKINGS
- Group Size:10-14 estimate
- Trip Code:rd20171107
- Terms:Download Terms
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 to New Zealand from 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.
|07 NOV||SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA||6:30 PM|
|10 NOV||MILFORD SOUND, NEW ZEALAND||8:00 AM||9:00 AM|
|10 NOV||DOUBTFUL SOUND||1:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|10 NOV||DUSKY SOUND||4:00 PM||5:00 PM|
|11 NOV||DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|12 NOV||AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND||8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|14 NOV||AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND||8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|15 NOV||BAY OF ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND||8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|18 NOV||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:
ABOUT THE FIRST DAY
Royal Caribbean International offers check-in by deck level to better enhance the check in and boarding experience. As a guide, these times are likely to be between 11:30am to 4pm. The exact times are available closer to the time of sailing. As a guide, the higher category cabins such as balcony cabins are allocated the earlier check in times.
Lunch is available in the buffet dining room (Windjammer Café) on embarkation day, during the lunch period.
There is a mandatory safety fire drill once all guests have checked-in which is prior to the ship sailing from port.
In the evening we designate a group meeting point on board for members to have first opportunity to meet one another.
Dinner is in the main dining room with tables dedicated exclusively to our group.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Ocean View: 825 (578 with balconies)
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Holiday Accommodation Text
Depart from: Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney
Return to: Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney
As a guide usually staggered based on deck level/cabin category from about 11am to 4pm as a guide
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
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.
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.
Some information from this page has been sourced from other websites. Content is provided as a guide only.
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.
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.