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Radiance of the Seas
Last refurbished
2016
Last refurbished
Passengers
2146
Passengers
Ports Visited
24
Ports visited
Cruises from $120 per day
$120
From Price per day

Radiance of the Seas Cruises

4.2
(from 383 verified customers)

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.)

Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2001
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 90090
Cabins: 1070
Passengers: 2146
Number of crew: 858
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April Lord
April Lord - Travel Consultant |
Last sailed Monday, October 17, 2011 - Sailed on Radiance of the Seas 2 times

Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Radiance of the Seas

    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.

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  • Bars

    Bar on the Radiance of the Seas

    Café Latte-tudes serves specialty coffees and sweets. In all, the ship has 16 bars, clubs and lounges.)

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Radiance of the Seas

    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. 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.)

  • Activities

    Activities on the Radiance of the Seas

    Try your hand at gaming in Casino Royale. 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.

    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. And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.

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  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Radiance of the Seas

    The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes.)

  • Kids

    Kids activities on the Radiance of the Seas

    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.)

  • Inclusions

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

    The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Royal Caribbean Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations.

    Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases. For further information, visit our Travel Advisory page

Customer cruise ship ratings

Radiance of the Seas has an average of 4.2 Stars based on 383 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    4.2
  • Cabin
    4.2
  • Dining
    4.4
  • Entertainment
    3.9
  • Service
    4.6

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Highlights

  • Radiance of the Seas is your epic edge of the map escape. Linger longer in the Last Frontier, wander the world down under or seize the South Sea breeze. It’s roads less traveled and high seas splendor in one unparalleled, unforgettable adventure.

  • Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. The staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action the cruise ships are known for. From the spectacular views to the deluxe amenities, a stay with us is like nothing at sea.

  • Start your day at the Bottomless Galley Brunch with a glass of champagne and a side of stunning scenery as you sail through misty fjords. Gaze at glaciers while unwinding in one of the Solarium’s steamy whirlpools. And discover endless ways to seize the day on deck between adventures in port, from wine tasting and world class dining to movie nights under the stars.

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 not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.king is only permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms.)

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  • Inside

    Inside on the Radiance of the Seas Inside on the Radiance of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    1V, 2V, 3V, 4V, 6V, 2W, AZ, ZI, Z

    Average Cabin Size – 13.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 162 sq. ft. Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests. One bathroom.

  • Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Radiance of the Seas Oceanview on the Radiance of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    2M, 4M, 1P, 2P, 3P, 4P, 1K, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 8N, AY, YO, Y

    Average Cabin Size – 19.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 170 sq. ft. Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests. One bathroom.

  • Balcony

    Balcony on the Radiance of the Seas Balcony on the Radiance of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    SB, S2, S4, CB, 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 1D, 2D, 5D, 6D, XS, XB, AX, X

    Average Cabin Size – 16.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.6 m2

    Size approx: 179 sq. ft. Balcony approx.: 41 sq. ft. Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. Up to 2 guests. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.Spa Class Exclusive includes: 50% off one spa treatment. Upgraded showerhead. Luxurious bathrobe. Daily refreshments. Priority Embarkation/Debarkation.

  • Suite

    Suite on the Radiance of the Seas Suite on the Radiance of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    OT, RS, OS, GS, J3, AW, WS, W

    Average Cabin Size – 49.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 10.6 m2

    Size approx: 532 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft. Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation with family and friends. Up to 8 guests. Two sets of two twins beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed. Two Pullman beds. Two bathrooms (master bathroom with tub).

Deck Plans for Radiance of the Seas

Legend

  • Connecting Staterooms
  • Indicates door location
  • Sofa Bed Eligible
  • Stateroom has 3rd & 4th Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 3rd Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 4 additional Pullman beds
  • Stateroom has an obstructed view
  • Stateroom opens only on the starboard side
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman bed
  • Wheelchair accessible stateroom

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