Launched in 2001, Radiance of the Seas enjoys the distinction of being the first ever Royal Caribbean gas-turbine vessel. What this means is that she is both faster and more eco-friendly than other cruise ships, ushering Royal Caribbean cruises into the 21st century. Her exterior is fifty per cent glass, meaning passengers are never far from some spectacular ocean views. Radiance of the Seas cruises to Alaska, the Western Caribbean, Panama Canal and Central America.
Radiance of the Seas Recreation
Active passengers will doubtless find much to enjoy in the 15,500 square foot ShipShape Spa, complete with beautiful ocean scenery visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The fitness centre contains the latest exercise equipment and hosts regular classes, while Radiance of the Seas holds twelve treatment rooms in her wonderful spa. Sports fans can enjoy the golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court, deck games, miniature golf and jogging track found at various points around the deck area. The Colony Club boasts the latest in cue sports innovation with its brilliant self-levelling pool tables. Royal Caribbean’s signature rock-climbing wall has been given a makeover, with five separate tracks available depending on your level of skill.
The ship also holds a wide variety of bars and lounges to enjoy, with Viking Crown Lounge 11 a particular highlight with its decks jutting out to sea. Dancing, live music and comedy are also on offer, while children can take advantage of the superb Royal Caribbean cruise Adventure Ocean youth facility.
Radiance of the Seas Food
The main dining room of Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas is visually stunning, with an ornate staircase, attractive columns and cascading waterfall creating a lovely ambience in which to enjoy your formal set dinner. The Windjammer Café is the place to find convenient and delicious buffet food throughout the day, while the Seaview Café serves great fast food. For fine dining, head to Italian eatery Portofino, while Chops Grille is a wonderful steakhouse. Twenty-four hour room service is also on hand should want a snack or wish to take breakfast in your room.
Radiance of the Seas Staterooms
The majority of Radiance of the Seas’ accommodation is made up of Exterior Staterooms and Balcony Staterooms, meaning most guests can experience a lovely sea view through their portal window or from their exquisite private terrace. All cabin classes feature pristine en suite bathrooms, television, telephone and Wi-Fi connectivity, while the spectacular Royal Suite includes a huge balcony, steam room, 42-inch television and even a baby grand piano!
A majority of staterooms onboard Radiance of the Seas are exterior with stunning views of the ocean, which means Balcony and Oceanview Staterooms are surprisingly affordable. Cabins in all classes include a private toilet and shower, television, telephones, and Wi-Fi capabilities. The ship's 1,034-square foot Royal Suite includes an 172-square foot balcony, private wet bar, bathroom with whirlpool tub, bidet, steam room, 42-inch television, and even a baby grand piano.