NEW ZEALAND CRUISE
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 Sydney to New Zealand. 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.
DEPARTING FROM / RETURN TO:
|23 MAR||SYDNEY, AUSTRAIA||5:00 PM|
|26 MAR||BAY OF ISLANDS||8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|27 MAR||AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND||8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|28 MAR||TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND||8:45 AM||7:45 PM|
|30 MAR||AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|31 MAR||DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND||8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|01 APR||DUSKY SOUND, NEW ZEALAND||8:00 AM||9:00 AM|
|01 APR||DOUBTFUL SOUND, NEW ZEALAND||11:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|01 APR||MILFORD SOUND, NEW ZEALAND||4:30 PM||6:00 PM|
|04 APR||SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA||6:30AM|
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 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.
STATEROOM DETAILS ON THE RADIANCE OF THE SEAS
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.
OCEAN VIEW BALCONY
Category: 2D - Ocean View Balcony
Decks: DECK SEVEN, DECK EIGHT, DECK NINE, DECK TEN
2D - Ocean View Balcony Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 167 sq. ft. Balcony: 27 sq. ft.
Category: 6D - Ocean View Balcony
Decks: DECK SEVEN , DECK EIGHT , DECK NINE , DECK TEN
6D - Ocean View Balcony Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 167 sq. ft. Balcony: 27 sq. ft.
Category: 8N - Ocean View
Decks: DECK THREE, DECK FOUR
8N - Ocean View Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft.
Category: 4V – Interior
Decks: DECK SEVEN , DECK EIGHT , DECK NINE
4V - Interior Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft.
Information from ship website
** SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST OPEN **
Prices on request
As a guide prices start from $5069 for your own cabin (1 person), plus some limited specials with On Board Credit available - offer ends by about 2pm 17 January 2019- subject to availability
* international travel insurance is a mandatory pre-requisite for joining this cruise
ABOUT ROOMMATE MATCHES
On offer in balcony cabins only.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT CABINS
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.
For most of our cruises, our groups are at the 2nd group dinner seating. This is usually 8 or 8:30PM. This work wells as it facilities the option to have pre dinner drinks, followed by a show and then dinner.
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.