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Radiance of the Seas cruises for 2016-2017-2018


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Where she sails
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. Between May and August each year Radiance of the Seas sails the Alaskan fjords over 7 nights, each way between Seward (port for Anchorage) and Vancouver. Each April and September Radiance crosses the Pacific via Hawaii, over about 28 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 2011, and carries 2112 passengers.

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Radiance of the Seas Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2016 CRUISES

27

MAY

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Southbound Cruise

Currently sailing

N/A

3

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Northbound Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,483

$212

10

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Southbound Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,068

$153

17

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Northbound Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,745

$249

24

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Southbound Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,327

$190

1

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Northbound Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$3,355

$479

8

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Southbound Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,565

$224

15

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Northbound Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$2,333

$333

22

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Southbound Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,366

$195

29

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Northbound Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,962

$280

5

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Southbound Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,957

$280

12

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Northbound Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,801

$257

19

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Southbound Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,579

$226

26

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Northbound Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,255

$179

2

SEP

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Southbound Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,370

$196

9

SEP

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Hawaii Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Honolulu
1

$2,701

$246

20

SEP

Radiance of the Seas cruises

19

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise
Departs: Honolulu | Arrives: Sydney
59

$3,505

$184

24

OCT

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tasmania & Australia Cruise
Departs: Sydney
14

$831

$119

31

OCT

Radiance of the Seas cruises

16

NIGHTS

Circumnavigation Top End Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Fremantle

$2,153

$135

16

NOV

Radiance of the Seas cruises

17

NIGHTS

Australia & New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Sydney
7

$2,575

$151

3

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

13

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland
15

$1,301

$100

16

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Christmas Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney
11

$1,520

$152

26

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand New Year Cruise
Departs: Sydney
25

$2,174

$198

2017 CRUISES

6

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,332

$167

20

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise
Departs: Sydney
27

$1,257

$157

28

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,752

$146

9

FEB

Radiance of the Seas cruises

16

NIGHTS

Circumnavigation Top End Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Fremantle

$2,153

$135

25

FEB

Radiance of the Seas cruises

17

NIGHTS

Australia & New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Sydney
9

$2,575

$151

14

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
53

$2,088

$149

28

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney
43

$1,868

$144

10

APR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise
Departs: Sydney
23

$1,102

$138

18

APR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

18

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Honolulu

$2,433

$135

17

MAY

Radiance of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Alaska Northern Glacier Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,314

$146

26

MAY

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,244

$178

26

MAY

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Wilderness Frontier Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,244

$178

2

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,210

$173

9

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,159

$166

9

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Wilderness Frontier Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,159

$166

16

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,161

$166

23

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,243

$178

23

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Wilderness Frontier Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,243

$178

30

JUN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,292

$185

7

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,282

$183

7

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Wilderness Frontier Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,282

$183

14

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,350

$193

21

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,415

$202

28

JUL

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,350

$193

4

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,415

$202

4

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Wilderness Frontier Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,415

$202

11

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,287

$184

18

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,282

$183

18

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Wilderness Frontier Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,282

$183

25

AUG

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Seward

$1,224

$175

1

SEP

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,164

$166

1

SEP

Radiance of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Wilderness Frontier Cruise
Departs: Seward | Arrives: Vancouver

$1,164

$166

8

SEP

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Hawaii Cruise
Departs: Vancouver | Arrives: Honolulu

$1,847

$168

19

SEP

Radiance of the Seas cruises

19

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise
Departs: Honolulu | Arrives: Sydney

$2,334

$123

7

NOV

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,270

$115

18

NOV

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,270

$115

29

NOV

Radiance of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,607

$115

13

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Tasmania & Australia Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$977

$109

22

DEC

Radiance of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Zealand Holiday Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$2,039

$170

2018 CRUISES

3

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

South Pacific & Tonga Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Auckland

$1,917

$137

17

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Auckland | Arrives: Sydney

$1,671

$119

31

JAN

Radiance of the Seas cruises

13

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,466

$113

13

FEB

Radiance of the Seas cruises

16

NIGHTS

Australia Top End Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Fremantle

$1,924

$120

1

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

17

NIGHTS

Australia Bottom End Cruise
Departs: Fremantle | Arrives: Sydney

$2,118

$125

18

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,270

$115

29

MAR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

Queensland Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$866

$108

6

APR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,270

$115

17

APR

Radiance of the Seas cruises

16

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Honolulu

$2,244

$140

Radiance of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 121 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. Between May and August each year Radiance of the Seas sails the Alaskan fjords over 7 nights, each way between Seward (port for Anchorage) and Vancouver. Each April and September Radiance crosses the Pacific via Hawaii, over about 28 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 2011, 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? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • 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
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Certain entertainment, fitness classes
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: A$ 11.90/US$ 12) per guest (A$ 14.20/US$ 14.25 for suite guests) pp/night is included in pre-paid fare.  Or, service charges can be paid onboard. For all ages. Modify for inadequate service.
  • Service charge 15% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
  • 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 yr)

Recent testimonials

"I would like to let you know how incredibly helpful, resourceful, efficient, reliable and cheerful Natalya has been. Nothing has been too much trouble and she follows through with every single thing she says she is going to do. It is unusual, and incredibly refreshing."
Julie from SA


"We had a great time on the Pacific Dawn cruise. We met some terrific people at our dinner table and became good friends.Thank you once more for the excellent service you provided to us. It ensured our cruise went very smoothly."
Darryl & Margaret from Brisbane


"Terri remembered every member of our party from last year's Diamond Princess. She goes out of her way to say hello & is always ready with helpful advice."
Margaret from NSW