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  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Family-Suite - The Family Suite aboard Radiance of the Seas offers guests two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate living area and sofa bed.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska-2-1 - A close-up look at Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas in Alaska.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska-2-1 - A close-up look at Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas in Alaska.
  • gannets-at-Cape-Kidnappers - A pair of gannets at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay on the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island. Every year thousands of visitors come to view these beautiful birds, cousins to the booby. Take a wildlife tour of the area while on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Outdoor-Movie-Screen - Catch a great flick, special or sporting event on Radiance of the Seas' giant outdoor digital movie screen.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska - Radiance of the Seas sails through a strait hugged by glaciers in Alaska, giving passengers astonishing views of the snow-topped mountains along the coast.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Giovannis-Table-Capesante-al-Forno - Capesante al Forno (Baked Scallops in the Shell), prepared for guests on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska-3 - Pristine waters serve as a mirror as Radiance of the Seas glides past a glacier in Alaska.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska-6 - Radiance of the Seas en route to its next destination. The Royal Caribbean ship sails to Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Indonesia and elsewhere.
  • fun-along-beach - Fun along the beach during a shore excursion in the tropics on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-sea-scallops-chorizo - Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Chorizo, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-lemon-meringue-pie - Sky High Lemon Meringue Pie, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-potato-leek-spinach - Potato Leek and Spinach Tower, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-fish-tomato-chowder - Fish and Tomato Chowder, a popular soup on Royal Caribbean voyages.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-caramel-apple-pie - Caramel apple pie à la mode, a worthy dessert to top off your day on a Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Giovannis-Table-Capesante-al-Forno - Capesante al Forno (Baked Scallops in the Shell), prepared for guests on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Giovannis-Table - Giovanni's Table is one of the most popular eateries on Radiance of the Seas. The family-style restaurant offers several-course meals in the tradition of Italian trattorias. Reservations are required.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Izumi - In the mood for first-rate sushi? Head to Izumi aboard your Radiance of the Seas cruise.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Park-Cafe - Stop by the Park Cafe aboard Radiance of the Seas for a casual, quick 'n' easy lunch.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Quill-&-Compass - Lift a pint at the British-style Quill & Compass Pub aboard Radiance of the Seas.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Ritas-Cantina-food - Some of the Mexican fare served up at Rita's Cantina aboard Radiance of the Seas.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Samba-Grill - Head to Samba Grill on Radiance of the Seas for a flavorful Brazilian-style steak dinner.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Chefs-Table - A sommelier and top chef introduce each course and matched wine served in the five-course meals at the Chef's Table, Radiance of the Seas' most upscale dining experience.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Ritas-Cantina - Rita's Cantina, on Radiance of the Seas, serves up tasty Mexican dishes and a wide selection of margaritas.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-entree - Royal Caribbean menu options include free-range chicken as well as gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian dishes.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-entree-2 - Royal Caribbean chefs will  prepare your meals to your specifications.
  • Royal-Caribbean-main-dining-room - Dining options on Royal Caribbean cruises range from formal seating in the main dining room to more casual fare.
  • Royal-Caribbean-main-dining-room-2 - Royal Caribbean menus include dishes specially prepared to please the discerning palate of children.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Chops-Grille-strawberry-dessert - A chocolate-covered strawberry dessert at Chops Grille aboard your Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Chops-Grille-chocolate-dessert - Top off your meal with a decadent chocolate dessert at Chops Grille on your Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Chops-Grille-Herb-Crusted-Jumbo-Shrimp - A herb-crusted jumbo shrimp entrée at Chops Grille aboard your Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-chilled-soup - Colorful, cool chilled soup provides a refreshing lift-me-up during a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Concierge-Lounge - Suite passengers and Crown & Anchor Society members aboard Radiance of the Seas have access to the Concierge Lounge, which offers exclusive services and features.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Diamond-Lounge - Suite passengers and Crown & Anchor Society members can kick back and relax in the Diamond Lounge aboard Radiance of the Seas.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-Outdoor-Movie-Screen - Catch a great flick, special or sporting event on Radiance of the Seas' giant outdoor digital movie screen.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Adventure-Ocean - Royal Caribbean's fleetwide Adventure Ocean Youth Program and its trained staff offer age-appropriate entertainment and activities for cruisers ages 3 to 17.
  • Royal-Caribbean-woman-poolside - Relax at poolside and let your cares slip away during your Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska-5 -  Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas during a glacier voyage in Alaska.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska - Radiance of the Seas sails through a strait hugged by glaciers in Alaska, giving passengers astonishing views of the snow-topped mountains along the coast.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska-3 - Pristine waters serve as a mirror as Radiance of the Seas glides past a glacier in Alaska.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska-4 - Radiance of the Seas sails to Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Indonesia and other points.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska-6 - Radiance of the Seas en route to its next destination. The Royal Caribbean ship sails to Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Indonesia and elsewhere.
  • Radiance-of-the-Seas-in-Alaska-2 - Radiance of the Seas sails through the icy, sparkling waters of  Alaska.
  • fun-along-beach - Fun along the beach during a shore excursion in the tropics on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • radiance-of-the-seas-in-juneau.jpg - Radiance of the Seas docked in Juneau, Alaska.
  • gannets-at-Cape-Kidnappers - A pair of gannets at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay on the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island. Every year thousands of visitors come to view these beautiful birds, cousins to the booby. Take a wildlife tour of the area while on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Radiance of the Seas: Breathtaking views & delicious restaurants

Have you sailed on Radiance of the Seas? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Hungry for an at-sea experience that combines panoramic vistas and an array of delicious new dining options? Look no further than the Radiance of the Seas, which underwent an extensive renovation in 2011. 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.

Plus, Royal Caribbean added eight new dining experiences, ranging from casual eats at Boardwalk Doghouse to the family-style Italian fare at Giovanni's Table to the sizzling skewers of Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse. Other new features include a Royal Babies & Tots Nursery, VIP guest lounges and an outdoor, poolside movie screen showing first-run movies day and night.

Who will like sailing on Radiance of the Seas

Cruise passengers looking for something new will appreciate sailing on Radiance of the Seas. Foodies will enjoy the new restaurants that satisfy all appetites and budgets. Whether you seek adventurous activities, relaxing moments or fine fare, Radiance of the Seas has the features to please every taste.

Where Radiance of the Seas sails

Radiance of the Seas sails in and around the South Pacific and Pacific Northwest. Top destinations this ship visits include Australia, Hawaii and Alaska.

Ratings & awards

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Conde Nast           
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  • Top 20 Large Cruise Ships, Conde Nast Traveler (2014)
    12 Best Ships for 2012, Frommer's (2012)

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Top dining options

  • Main Dining Room: features  complimentary, multicourse dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Boardwalk Doghouse: serves up complimentary custom hot dogs
  • More complimentary options including the Park Cafe and Windjammer Cafe
  • Izumi: Asian-fusion cuisine, featuring a la carte sushi selections.
  • Room service: Late-night service charge applies to room service orders between midnight and 5:00 am

The specialty restaurants, listed below, require for one low cover charge, and then cruise passengers can choose any items off the menu from appetizer to dessert.

  • Giovanni's Table: an Italian restaurant that serves up family-style portions for lunch and dinner
  • Samba Grill: delicious cuts of meat are served at this Brazilian steakhouse
  • Chef's Table: an intimate dining experience with a Royal Caribbean chef

At $70 per guest, the Radiance Dining Package includes Chops Grille steakhouse, Giovanni's Table Italian Trattoria, Izumi Asian Cuisine and Samba Grill Brazilian steakhouse. At $120 per guest, the Chef's Dining Package includes Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table, Izumi, Samba Grill and the five-course, gourmet Chef's Table and wine pairing.

Kids & families

  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program
  •  Royal Babies & Tots Nursery
  • Royal Babies and Royal Tots programming featuring specially designed Fisher Price activities
  • Adventure Beach kids' pool with waterslide
  • Teen lounge areas and disco
  • Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures
Catch a great flick, special or sporting event on Radiance of the Seas' giant outdoor digital movie screen.
Michel Verdure / Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalCatch a great flick, special or sporting event on Radiance of the Seas' giant outdoor digital movie screen.

Action & adventure

  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Mini-golf course
  • Basketball court
  • Jogging track
  • Video game arcade

Entertainment & shopping

  • Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the three-story Main Theater
  • 6,459-square-foot Vegas-style Casino Royale with 188 slots and 11 tables
  • Poolside, outdoor movie screen
  • Drinks at the Quill and Compass Pub or at the 16 other bars, clubs and lounges that never have a cover, including The Colony Club, with self-leveling pool tables
  • Duty-free shops on board feature name-brand jewelry, perfumes, apparel and more
The Family Suite aboard Radiance of the Seas offers guests two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate living area and sofa bed.
Michel Verdure / Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalThe Family Suite aboard Radiance of the Seas offers guests two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate living area and sofa bed.

Staterooms

Staterooms are put into different categories based on size and amenities as well as the location on the cruise ship. All staterooms have closed-circuit TV, a radio, mini bar, hairdryer, vanity area and a bathroom with a shower. All lower beds are convertible to a queen. Suites have a large sitting area, private balcony, full bath with a tub and concierge service.

Your take

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Outdoor digital movie screen
  • Where: Pool deck

  • What: Radiance of the Seas
  • Where: Alaska

  • What: Shore excursions
  • Where: Radiance of the Seas
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program
  • Rock-climbing wall and mini-golf course
  • Poolside movie screen showing first-run movies
  • Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the three-story Main Theater

Top dining options on board

Quill & Compass Pub

  • Style: English pub
  • Additional cost

Chef's Table

  • Style: Global
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Giovanni's Table

  • Style: Italian
  • Additional Cost
  • Open: Lunch & dinner

Fast facts

2,139 Passengers [?]
869 Crew
12 Decks
2015 Maiden voyage
90,090 Tonnage [?]
962 Length in feet
131 Width in feet (max beam)
2015 REFURBISHED

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