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Radiance of the Seas cruises for 2017-2018-2019


Between October and March each year Radiance of the Seas sails out of Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and Tasmania. In February/March 2018 She circumnavigates Australia and New Zealand, calling at all the mainland capitals, and with a stop at Bali on the way...read more

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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2017 CRUISES

16

OCT

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Rock the Boat 7

Currently sailing

N/A

23

OCT

Radiance of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

Cruise N Groove 2017
Departs: Sydney

$1,795

$224

7

NOV

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
19 Up to USD$100 OBC

Sold out

N/A

18

NOV

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
24 Up to USD$100 OBC

Sold out

N/A

29

NOV

Radiance of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
30 Up to USD$100 OBC

Sold out

N/A

13

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Tasmania & Australia Cruise
Departs: Sydney
10 Up to USD$100 OBC

$3,164

$352

22

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Holiday Cruise
Departs: Sydney
53 Up to USD$100 OBC

$3,759

$313

2018 CRUISES

3

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

South Pacific & Tonga Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
23 Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,739

$124

17

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney
13 Up to USD$100 OBC

$2,099

$150

31

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
18 Up to USD$100 OBC

Sold out

N/A

13

FEB

Radiance of the Seas cruises

16

NIGHTS

Australia Top End Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Fremantle
13 Up to USD$100 OBC

Sold out

N/A

1

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

17

NIGHTS

Australia Bottom End Cruise
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Sydney
2 Up to USD$100 OBC

Sold out

N/A

18

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
27 Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,509

$137

29

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise
Departs: Sydney
16 Up to USD$100 OBC

$869

$109

6

APR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
24 Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,765

$160

17

APR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

16

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Honolulu
Up to USD$100 OBC

Sold out

N/A

3

MAY

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

Hawaii Cruise
Departs: Honolulu | Arrives: Vancouver
Up to USD$100 OBC

$2,476

$248

18

MAY

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Anchorage (Seward)
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,534

$219

25

MAY

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Anchorage (Seward) | Arrives: Vancouver
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,472

$210

1

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Anchorage (Seward)
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,616

$231

8

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Anchorage (Seward) | Arrives: Vancouver
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,667

$238

15

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Anchorage (Seward)
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,811

$259

22

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Anchorage (Seward) | Arrives: Vancouver
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,624

$232

29

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Anchorage (Seward)
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,720

$246

6

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Anchorage (Seward) | Arrives: Vancouver
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,757

$251

13

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Anchorage (Seward)
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,888

$270

20

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Anchorage (Seward) | Arrives: Vancouver
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,841

$263

27

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Anchorage (Seward)
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,769

$253

3

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Anchorage (Seward) | Arrives: Vancouver
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,750

$250

10

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Anchorage (Seward)
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,654

$236

17

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Anchorage (Seward) | Arrives: Vancouver
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,562

$223

24

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Anchorage (Seward)
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,491

$213

31

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Departs: Anchorage (Seward) | Arrives: Vancouver
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,493

$213

7

SEP

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

Hawaii Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Honolulu
Up to USD$100 OBC

$2,033

$203

17

SEP

Radiance of the Seas cruises

18

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise
Departs: Honolulu | Arrives: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$2,495

$139

6

OCT

Radiance of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

Sampler Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$599

$200

16

OCT

Radiance of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$652

$130

28

OCT

Radiance of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,149

$128

28

OCT

Radiance of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,149

$128

21

NOV

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,164

$116

21

NOV

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,164

$116

1

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,130

$113

11

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,224

$122

21

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,949

$162

2019 CRUISES

2

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,794

$149

14

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,451

$145

24

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,134

$113

3

FEB

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,171

$117

3

FEB

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,171

$117

13

FEB

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Melbourne
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,174

$117

23

FEB

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Melbourne | Arrives: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,184

$118

5

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,237

$124

15

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$967

$121

23

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,487

$124

4

APR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$1,191

$119

14

APR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Sampler Cruise
Departs: Sydney
Up to USD$100 OBC

$626

$156

18

APR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

18

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Honolulu
Up to USD$100 OBC

$2,495

$139

Radiance of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 185 ratings.

Life aboard Radiance of the Seas
Between October and March each year Radiance of the Seas sails out of Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and Tasmania. In February/March 2018 She circumnavigates Australia and New Zealand, calling at all the mainland capitals, and with a stop at Bali on the way. Between May and August each year Radiance of the Seas sails the Alaskan fjords over 7 nights, each way between Seward (the port for Anchorage) and Vancouver. Each April and September Radiance crosses the Pacific via Hawaii, over about 30 nights, 16 of these being ‘sea days’. This is a family-friendly ship: babies (six to 17 months) and toddlers (18-36 months) have a dedicated nursery, so children can be left with trained professionals for +/- US$8 per hour. Radiance of the Seas entered service in 2001 at 90,090 GT, was refurbished in 2016, and carries 2112 passengers.

Radiance of the Seas’ most striking feature is the nearly three acres of exterior glass employed in its design - including glass elevators that span 12 decks giving ocean views. From every public space you are likely to see the seascape wherever you turn your head. The ship is family-friendly, with large facilities for children and teens. It caters for large conferences, Wi-Fi ship wide, wheelchair access, and also couples wishing to tie the knot in the wedding chapel. Though large, the ship offers a good passenger space ratio. Décor throughout is warm and attractive and you’ll need good walking shoes to become familiar with the many public spaces. Though carrying over 2000 guests, dining, entertainment and activity centres are spread throughout the ship and elevators are fast. You pay for many extras including gratuities, and need to plan where to eat and what to purchase, so order packages online before your cruise. Radiance offers parents of babies (six to 17 months) and toddlers (18-36 months) a dedicated nursery where children can be left for a small fee.

Accommodation
Staterooms come in four main categories and 19 grades, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suite/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Outside Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of five categories of Suites, which are especially good for families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to eight guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is only permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms.

Food and Dining
For the Main Dining Room, spread over two levels, select from three dining choices before cruising: fixed seating at the same table nightly, at either early or late sitting; open-seated My Time Dining (with pre-paid gratuities) at a flexible time; and early sitting My Family Time Dining that allows children aged 3 to 11 years to leave for their Adventure Ocean kids club. Menus feature healthy, vegetarian and kosher options. Special dietary needs can be catered for by giving advanced notice. Menus change daily throughout the cruise. Evening dress is casual or smart casual. Expect one to three formal evenings in the Main Dining Room during your cruise. Other complimentary eating options include buffet-style Windjammers Café, Park Café, and 24-hour room service.

Specialty dining (with a cover charge) can be booked for Chops Grille steakhouse, Izumi Asian-fusion cuisine, Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant, Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse, and Rita’s Cantina for Mexican fare. The Mystery Dinner Theatre combines your meal with theatre drama and intrigue. Join up to 14 guests at the Chef’s Table for a five course gourmet menu with selected wines. Reserve Vini d’Italia for a seasonal menu complemented by fine wines. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is the place to go for ice-cream and frozen drinks, and fast snacks are available at Boardwalk Dog House. Café Latte-tudes serves specialty coffees and sweets. In all, the ship has 16 bars, clubs and lounges. There are Dining Packages, and package deals for wine, juice, sodas and bottled water.

Entertainment
A signature feature of RCI vessels is a Broadway-style production in the Main Theatre. A second entertainment centre is the Colony Club, with its music, dancing, comedy and cabaret shows. Try your hand at gaming in Casino Royale. Live music features around the pool, in the main dining room, and in many lounges, bars and specialty venues. There are always parties and parades to join. Alternatively, just stroll around and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.

On-shore excursions and explorations can be pre-booked or arranged on board. Choose from a range of classes and seminars to bring out your creativity and expand your knowledge. The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes. Activities include use of the outdoor sports deck, mini-golf course, golf simulators, three whirlpools, billiards & pool tables, and a basketball court. The Solarium is exclusively for adults. Youngsters will love Adventure Beach pool and slide. Teens have their own lounge areas and disco, video game arcade, and the Adventure Ocean youth programmes that cater for all ages. And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.





































Explore the decks

Radiance of the Seas deckplans

Radiance of the Seas deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Staterooms come in four main categories and 19 grades, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suite/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Outside Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of five categories of Suites, which are especially good for families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to eight guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is only permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms.

Decks
Radiance of the Seas

Royal Caribbean

Ship facts

Star rating: Radiance of the Seas star rating
Maiden voyage: 2001
Number of decks: 12
Tonnage: 90090
Cabins: 1056
Passenger capacity: 2112
Number of crew: 858

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Staterooms, room service
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room (with Family Time dining)
  • Windjammer Marketplace
  • Park Café
  • Dog House (lunch, dinner)
  • Room service dining
  • Beverage packages
  • Anytime, or traditional set-time, dining options
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chef’s Table (14 guests)
  • Chops Grille (dinner)
  • Giovanni’s Table (lunch, dinner)
  • Izumi Japanese (lunch, dinner)
  • Rita’s Cantina (lunch, dinner)
  • Samba Grill (dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ($)
  • Café Latte-tudes
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (16)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway Production
  • Comedy, jazz, karaoke
  • Cinema Room
  • Casino
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM high-speed Internet mid-2016 (pay)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Whirlpools (3)
  • Solarium adults only/pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa & Fitness
  • Basketball court
  • Billiards, pool tables
  • Jogging track
  • Sports courts
  • Rock-climbing walls
  • Golf simulator
  • Mini-golf course
  • Games, contests, dancing
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Library/Card room
  • Conference Centre
  • Wedding packages, Chapel
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Program, lounge
  • Children's pool & slide
  • Babies & Tots Nursery
  • Babies & Tots activities
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre

What's included? ▼

  • Gratuities for Australia and NZ sailings
  • All main meals on-board
  • In-cabin breakfast at no charge
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • In-cabin dining menu USD 7.95 per order
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Certain entertainment, fitness classes
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 y)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • GRATUITIES
  • If not Australia or NZ sailings, USD 12.95 (USD 15.95 suites)
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge 18% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
  • REMINDERS
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code requirements ahead
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Happy Customers

I'm 80 years old and getting about on the ship was difficult. Both staff and passengers were very helpful. Lifts were available but I often used the stairs to my own detriment.I have two replacement knees and am never free of pain - My Wife and I still had a great and memorable time. Value for money was excellent."

Reviewer: David R, NSW
Date: 22 September 2016
Rating: 10

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