Guide to Radiance Of The Seas


Radiance Of The Seas is a Radiance-class cruise ship offering a range of luxury trips around the Australian and western American coasts. With a wide range of activities available on board, guests can keep themselves entertained in between stops at a variety of stunning destinations.

Click here for a list of the current destinations on board Radiance Of The Seas.

A brief history

Built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, Radiance Of The Seas’ maiden voyage took place on March 10, 2001. It has since undergone a refurbishment in June 2011.

Activities on board Radiance Of The Seas

There’s plenty to keep guests entertained during their trip, including a number of restaurants and coffee shops. Other amenities include:


  • Spa
  • Solarium
  • Beauty salon
  • Three whirlpools
  • Internet centre


  • Three swimming pools
  • Basketball court
  • Climbing wall
  • Nine-hole mini golf course
  • Jogging track

No matter what you’re into, you’re sure to find something to help you while away the hours between stops.


Whatever your tastes or budget, finding a bite to eat won’t be difficult, with 10 restaurants on board, each with something different to offer. Here are just a few of the mouthwatering choices you’ll find:

Samba Grill – a Brazilian-style steakhouse serving a choice of 13 meats and seafood, carved right in front of you at your table.

Rita’s Cantina – serving classic Mexican cuisine, including nachos, margaritas and fajitas.

Portofino – Italian dishes in intimate surroundings. Also hosts the ship’s Mystery Theatre Dinner nights.

Windjammer Café – a more laid back atmosphere, whether you want a quick snack or a full meal.

Seaview Café – an open-air deli and bar, open throughout the day.

Chef’s Table – the very best cuisine on board Radiance Of The Seas, catering exclusively for groups of up to 14 guests at a time. Here you’ll have the evening’s featured chef preparing gourmet dishes especially for you.

What are the rooms like?

There are rooms to cater for all budgets. From the ultimate in luxury – two-floor deluxe suites with ocean views and a balcony – all the way down to compact rooms. Whatever you choose, you’ll appreciate the excellent attention to detail.

825 of the ship’s 1071 staterooms provide ocean views, while more budget-conscious guests might be interested in one of the 246 interior rooms. There are 15 wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Regardless of class, all rooms offer a TV, telephone, computer point, mini-bar/refrigerator, electrical plug points, hairdryer and air conditioning.

Cruise trips on board Radiance Of The Seas

Some of the current cruises available include:

Sydney to Honolulu – a 20-night trip stopping at Picton (New Zealand), Wellington, Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Lahaina and Honolulu before flying back to Australia.

South Pacific round trip11 nights, starting from Sydney and stopping at Isle Of Pines, Mystery Island, Champagne Bay (Vanuatu), Vila, Lifou, Noumea and back to Sydney.

East Coast Highlights round trip – a five-night cruise taking in some of the best sights the Australian east coast has to offer, including stops at Newcastle and Brisbane.

There are too many different trips to tell you about them all here – but you can visit our Radiance Of The Seas page for a full list of the current cruises available.

Radiance Of The Seas fact file

Weight: 90,090 tons
Length: 293 metres (962 feet)
Beam: 32.2 metres (105.6 feet)
Draft: 8.5 metres (28 feet)
Decks: 12
Cruising speed: 22 knots (25mph / 41km/h)
Guest capacity: 2,531 passengers

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