• Passengers booked
    220000+
  • Length: 962ft
  • Beam: 105.60ft
  • Cruising speed: 25kn
  • Crew: 723
  • Kids Club: For 7 different age groups
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,501
  • Vessel: 2
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Basketball Court
  • Casino
  • Comedy Club
  • Dance Classes
  • Gym
  • Jogging Track
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Movie Screens
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Traditional Dining
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  • Year: 2001
  • Draft: 26.70ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 10
  • Gross Tonnage: 90,090 tons
  • Onboard Currency: US Dollars
  • Show Lounge: Daily shows
  • Whirlpool Spas: 2
  • Art Auctions
  • Broadway style Theatre
  • Cinema/Screening room
  • Conference Centre
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Internet Facilities
  • Library
  • Nursery
  • Pool Tables (self-levelling)
  • Security Safe in Cabin
+ show more
  • Length: 962ft
  • Beam: 105.60ft
  • Cruising speed: 25kn
  • Crew: 723
  • Kids Club: For 7 different age groups
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,501
  • Vessel: 2
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Basketball Court
  • Casino
  • Comedy Club
  • Dance Classes
  • Gym
  • Jogging Track
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Movie Screens
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Traditional Dining
+ show more
  • Year: 2001
  • Draft: 26.70ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 10
  • Gross Tonnage: 90,090 tons
  • Onboard Currency: US Dollars
  • Show Lounge: Daily shows
  • Whirlpool Spas: 2
  • Art Auctions
  • Broadway style Theatre
  • Cinema/Screening room
  • Conference Centre
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Internet Facilities
  • Library
  • Nursery
  • Pool Tables (self-levelling)
  • Security Safe in Cabin
+ show more
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Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas Overview

Light, bright and spacious, the Radiance of the Seas cruise ship is a favourite on the Australian cruising market. She spends half her time cruising out of Vancouver to the Alaskan fjords, and then heads south to begin a Sydney season during the southern summer.


Radiance of the Seas interiors

Acres of glass is what makes the Radiance of the Seas feel so open. The Atrium is nine stories enclosed by glass walls, and the ship has glass elevators so you can see the ocean as you're moving between floors.

An upgrade and makeover in 2011 has brought the ship up-to-date with favourite Royal Caribbean features, and added some great dining options, touch-screen wayfinders and new decor. For a mid-sized ship, Radiance of the Seas is very well-equipped and proudly brings a taste of extravagant North American cruising to the South Pacific.


On the menu aboard the Radiance of the Seas

The 2011 makeover was a revolution for Radiance of the Seas' dining options. There are many choices for passengers at mealtime -  some of which are included and some of which incur a cover charge. Those who like to taste what's on offer at the specialty restaurants will appreciate Royal Caribbean's dining packages which offer great value for money, and those who would rather not spend extra will find there are plenty of choices that don't cost a cent beyond the cruise fare.

Cascades is the main dining room, an elegant two-level restaurant complete with grand staircase and waterfall. Passengers can choose an assigned dining time or opt for My Time Dining. The buffet and several more casual options are found around the pool on Deck 11, and there are specialty restaurants throughout the ship.


Radiance of the Seas entertainment and activities

It's easy to find something to do on the Radiance of the Seas, day or night. Rest and relaxation is covered with the Solarium adults-only retreat, the Vitality Spa, and comfortable places all over the ship to sit and watch the ocean go by. If you want to get up and move, there's even more on offer: three pools, a rock climbing wall, mini-golf, a sports court, a gym and all kinds of organised activities.

The ship's many bars and lounges are numerous. From a relaxed drink to a night of dancing, there are all kinds of options for evening entertainment. The poolside screen shows movies and the theatre hosts singers, dancers, actors and other talented performers.

The kids are well taken care of too, with the Royal Caribbean kids programs which cater to four different age groups.


Radiance of the Seas itineraries and shore tours

When she is in the South Pacific, the Radiance of the Seas offers a range of great cruise itineraries from Sydney, her southern homeport. Destinations on her roster include mostly Australia and New Zealand ports and scenic regions, with some jaunts into the islands of New Caledonia and Vanuatu. During the northern summer, she cruises the spectacular fjords of Alaska out of Vancouver.

There is plenty of fun to be had onboard the Radiance of the Seas, and it doesn't stop when you get off. Royal Caribbean has shore excursions available in almost every port, making it easy to see the best of your destination. From sightseeing to snorkelling, cultural encounters to 4WD safaris, guided shopping to ziplining, there is something for everyone.



Cabins onboard the Radiance of the Seas

A stateroom on the Radiance of the Seas is more than just a place to lay your head at night. The ship's light and airy feel continues into the accommodation options, of which 75% are balcony or outside cabins.

The four main categories available are Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite, offering something for each budget and preference. All have flat screen TVs, phones, wireless internet access, and of course a private bathroom. Family suites and cabins are available for groups of various sizes.



Food and Dining

Radiance of the Seas food: What's available.

Dining included in the cruise fare:

  • Cascades Main Dining Room: A-la-carte multi-course dining
  • Windjammer Cafe: buffet restaurant
  • Park Cafe: fresh sandwiches, paninis and more
  • Boardwalk Doghouse for custom hot dogs


Specialty dining:

  • Chops Grille signature steakhouse
  • Izumi: Sushi and other Japanese cuisine
  • Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant
  • Rita's Cantina Mexican eatery
  • Chef's Table dining experience
  • Samba Grill Brazilian-style churrasco grill



Entertainment

Radiance of the Seas pools and fitness

The Radiance of the Seas has a pool for all occasions: a kid's pool for the little ones, a covered adults-only pool in the Solarium, and one for all to enjoy together in the main pool area. There are also two whirlpools by the main pool and one in the Solarium.

The spacious Vitality at Sea day spa and fitness centre, located on Decks 11 and 12, has an aerobics room and a gym with cardio equipment, weights and benches where passengers can work off some indulgences. Fitness activities and classes are included in the daily schedules - some, like cycling and pilates, incur a small fee. There is a jogging track on Deck 12.


Radiance of the Seas facilities for fun

The upper levels hold the majority of the Radiance of the Seas daytime entertainment: the pools, the sports court, the mini golf course, the video arcade and the rock climbing wall are all to be found on the top three decks. The Atrium is the place to be for a little more peace and quiet. It has access to the Deck 5 promenade, the art gallery and shops, a cafe,a  pub and the cinema - perfect for some downtime. You won't miss out on what's happening outside either, with such huge expanses of glass letting the ocean views in.

The ship's crew are also hard at work to make sure everyone onboard has a good time. The daily newsletter is called the Cruise Compass and outlines everything that's happening in the various public areas. You can expect all kinds of fun: trivia, sports tournaments, dance classes, movies, seminars and games.

When the sun goes down, the bars and lounges come alive. From pub to champagne bar, there's a spot for all tastes among the sixteen different venues. Live music and more organised fun and games happen in various bars, and the Aurora Theatre showcases all kinds of productions, musicians and other entertainers.


Families on Radiance of the Seas

The youngest family members will be well looked after with the Adventure Ocean programs. Royal Caribbean offers Aquanauts for those aged three to five, Explorers for those aged six to eight, and Voyagers for those aged nine to eleven. Teens get a slice of the action too, with a program that's less rigid and gives young adults from twelve to seventeen the chance to hang out, make friends and join in organised fun when they wish. The Radiance of the Seas also has a nursery for babies and toddlers aged 6 months to three years.

Written By: Sarah Glover, Content Editor of Cruise Sale Finder

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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