Radiance Of The Seas

Radiance Of The Seas current position

Radiance Of The Seas current location is at South East Asia (coordinates 1.51636 N / 104.75889 E) cruising en route to EOPL ANCHORAGE. The AIS position was reported 8 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Radiance Of The Seas

Year built2001  /  Age: 20
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassRadiance
Building costUSD 350 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed25 kn / 46 kph / 29 mph
Length (LOA)293 m / 961 ft
Beam (width)39 m / 128 ft
Gross Tonnage90090 gt
Passengers2122 - 2546
Crew858
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks13
Cabins1061
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2016
Sister-shipsBrilliance OTS, Jewel OTS, Serenade OTS
Christened byMargot L. Pritzker
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Radiance Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Oct 24 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $662
2021 Nov 07 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $579
2021 Nov 12 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $999
2021 Nov 21 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $799
2021 Nov 26 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $970
2021 Dec 05 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $888
2021 Dec 10 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $749
2021 Dec 19 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $429
2021 Dec 24 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $3049
2022 Jan 02 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $833
2022 Jan 07 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $709
2022 Jan 16 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $819
2022 Jan 21 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $712
2022 Jan 30 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $415
2022 Feb 04 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $757
2022 Feb 13 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $397
2022 Feb 18 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $2742
2022 Feb 27 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $319
2022 Mar 04 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $671
2022 Mar 13 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $899
2022 Mar 18 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $1370
2022 Mar 27 5 days, round-trip Labadee Cruise Miami $869
2022 Apr 01 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $2249
2022 Apr 10 13 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami $1199
2022 Apr 23 6 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $1769
2022 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise Vancouver $644
2022 May 06 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $1669
2022 May 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $2299
2022 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $819
2022 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $3625
2022 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $1168
2022 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $939
2022 Jul 29 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $1467
2022 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $2826
2022 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $2699
2022 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $795
2022 Sep 23 11 days, one-way from Vancouver to Honolulu Vancouver $1089
2022 Oct 04 17 days, one-way from Honolulu to Sydney Honolulu $3014
2022 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Tasmania Cruise Sydney $519
2022 Oct 28 4 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise Sydney $321
2022 Nov 01 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $1172
2022 Nov 11 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise Sydney $848
2022 Nov 22 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cruise Sydney $880
2022 Dec 02 4 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise Sydney $484
2022 Dec 06 12 days, round-trip South Pacific Fiji Cruise Sydney $1119
2022 Dec 18 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Holiday Cruise Sydney $2622
2022 Dec 28 9 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cruise Sydney $1075
2023 Jan 06 3 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise Sydney $399
2023 Jan 09 13 days, round-trip South Pacific Fiji Cruise Sydney $2773
2023 Jan 22 8 days, round-trip Tasmania Melbourne Cruise Sydney $762
2023 Jan 30 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise Sydney $1813
2023 Feb 08 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $3026
2023 Feb 21 9 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cruise Sydney $1817
2023 Mar 02 3 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise Sydney $363
2023 Mar 05 12 days, round-trip South Pacific Fiji Cruise Sydney $1025
2023 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Tasmania Cruise Sydney $438
2023 Mar 24 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise Sydney $992
2023 Apr 03 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $900
2023 Apr 14 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney $2010

Radiance Of The Seas Review

Review of Radiance Of The Seas

The 2001-built Radiance of the Seas cruise ship is the first Radiance-class Royal Caribbean liner, with sisterships Jewel OTS, Serenade OTS, Brilliance OTS.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel brand, and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both numbers of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All RCI liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Radiance Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

When Royal Caribbean launched its first-in-class Radiance cruise ship in 2001, guests were impressed by the light which came streaming through her glassy exterior. After 10 years, the cruise line put $20 million into giving the 2140-passenger vessel a new identity. During refurbishment 2011, Radiance OTS gained eight dining choices already found on the bigger Oasis and Allure of the Seas, including a Japanese dining venue and Brazilian churrascaria, as well as stateroom upgrades throughout, bow-to-stern Wi-Fi and a huge poolside TV screen. Other additions included a completely new nursery for children aged 6 to 36 months (also an Oasis-class staple), twelve new staterooms, interactive HDTV systems in all accommodations, as well as the installation of touch-screen sensors "way finders" throughout to make it easier to find out what's going on where, and how to get there.

Cruise itinerary program

Radiance of the Seas itinerary program is based on Alaska cruises from Vancouver BC (Canada) during the summer months. For the rest of the year, Radiance sails in Australia leaving out of Sydney, as well as to Hawaii on repositioning between Australia and Alaska (Sydney-Vancouver).

Following the scheduled for 2020 drydock refurbishment, Radiance OTS will be homeported in Brisbane Queensland (starting November 2020).

Decks and Cabins

Radiance Of The Seas staterooms (1061 total, in 32 grades) include 64 Suites, 513 Balcony, 241 Oceanviews, 243 Inside (3 Single). Most cabins are sized 165-190 ft2 (15-18 m2). Most cabin balconies are sized 45 ft2 (4 m2). The smallest is Studio Interior (110 ft2 / 10 m2). The largest is Royal Suite (1000 ft2 / 93 m2 plus 105 ft2 / 10 m2 terrace). Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 15.

The boat has 13 decks, of which 12 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The 2-story Cascades is Radiance's main dining room. It features oversized mirrors and columns draped in curtains. The whole space offers an airy ambience and seats 1110 guests. The Cascades also has two small private dining areas, 30-seat Tides (port side) and 102-seat Breakers (starboard side). Breakfast is served on the lower deck from 8.00 am to 10.00 am offering waiter service menu with the usual breakfast fare of omelettes, bacon, sausages, French toast, pancakes, smoked salmon bagels and a special of the day dish.

The buffet area offers a small selection of pre-made items. Lunch is served from noon to 1.30 pm and features Brasserie 30 menu which enables passengers to complete meals in 30 minutes. It includes a “Tutti” salad bar which offers everything from tomatoes, lettuce, eggs and grated carrot to prawns, tuna, meats, cheeses and bread. The dinner menu offers 9 appetizers to choose from, 10 entree choices, 3 different types of soups, 7 desserts and classics. Additionally, the menu lists Chef’s Inspiration which is the recommendations of the Chef for a starter, main and dessert each day.

Radiance Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Radiance of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Cascades Restaurant (1110-seat aft Dining Room, with two smaller private dining rooms: 30-seat Tides and 102-seat Breakers)
  • Windjammer Cafe Lido buffet restaurant (797-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Chops Grille (90-seat speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Table (Italian speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Chefs Table (14-seat gourmet dining room)
  • Park Cafe (deli restaurant; complimentary - serves the Solarium area)
  • Izumi (74-seat Asian speciality restaurant)
  • Rita’s Cantina (84-seat Mexican speciality restaurant)
  • Samba Grill (Brazilian steakhouse).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Expect the best onboard Radiance of the Seas. With a huge gym, a rock climbing wall, basketball and volleyball courts, and a relaxing day spa, the list of things to do are going to get larger. You can head over to the pool or wander around the ship to take in the breathtaking views. There is an African safari-themed Solarium, as well as shuffleboard, Bingo, and other organized activities. For the kids, there is Adventure Ocean, the greatest kids facility with various age-appropriate activities for the youngsters. Radiance even boasts an indoor/outdoor country club with golf simulator.

Additional amenities include Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Radiance Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Radiance of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Aurora Theatre (868-seat, features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy and games)
  • Starquest nightclub disco and lounge
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery
  • The Centrum (social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); The Colony Club (102-seat, hosts religious services), Jakarta (45-seat), Singapore Slings (90-seat), Bombay Billiard (8-seat); Seven Hearts (40-seat card room); Crown and Anchor Lounge; Diamond Club and Lounge (34-seat); Explorer’s Lounge; Concierge Club (184-seat suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub
  • Lobby Bar (53-seat atrium bar); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (40-seat speciality coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); Quill and Compass English Pub (102-seat sports bar); Schooner Bar (144-seat piano bar); Sky Bar
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewellery, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (256-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online centre (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 3 jacuzzis; 2 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Cinema (53-seat)
  • Video Games Arcade; Optix Teen Disco club; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall; Mini Golf Course.

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Radiance is Royal Caribbean's first Radiance-class liner, with sisterships BrillianceJewelSerenade. Radiance was built in 2001 by Meyer Werft GmbH (Papenburg, Germany). Ship's godmother was Margot L. Pritzker - wife of Thomas J. Pritzker (a member of RCCL's Board of Directors). The naming ceremony was on April 6, 2001. The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) on April 17, 2001. The 14-day itinerary around the Caribbean visited ArubaPanama Canal, Costa Rica, Mexico Riviera ports, Los Angeles, and ended in Seattle WA, from where the ship cruised to ports in Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.

The vessel's gas turbine (first on RCCL ship) makes her more effective in speeding and also results in much lower harmful gases emissions compared with diesel-powered vessels.

One of the most beautiful facilities on board is the nautical-themed Schooners Bar with its blue carpet and dark paneling. The pool area is African-themed. You will see three plaster-made huge elephants while listening to animal and bird sounds there.

Radiance OTS refurbishment 2016 review

Ship's drydock refurbishment in 2016 was done in Portland (Oregon USA).

  • Technical repairs included steel replacement and propeller (propulsion unit) maintenance works.
  • All passenger cabins were updated.
  • Vitality at Sea complex (Shipshape Spa on deck 12) was redesigned. Also on deck 12, the outdoor pool deck area was refreshed.

During refurbishment 2012 (June) were added 7 new dining venues – Samba Grill, Rita's Cantina, Giovanni's Table, Park Cafe, Izumi, Boardwalk Dog House, and Chef's Table (VIP dining). Also new was the Babies & Tots Nursery.

Radiance OTS refurbishment 2011 review

The list of deckplan changes after drydock 2011 refurbishment included:

  • new complimentary dining options (deli restaurant “Park Cafe”, and the hotdogs bar “Dog House”)
  • new speciality dining options at an additional charge (“Giovanni’s Table”/Italian Trattoria, “Izumi”/Asian, “Samba Grill”/Brazilian, “Rita’s Cantina”/Mexican)
  • Jumbotron (huge poolside huge movie screen)
  • Nursery, English pub
  • new lounges (“Diamond” and “Concierge”).

On the RCI Radiance there are also 2 new cruise dining packages – “Chef’s” (cost $145 PP, venues included “Chops”, “Giovanni’s”, “Izumi”, “Samba” and “Chef’s Table”, also inclusive of wine) and “Radiance” (cost $75 PP, inclusions “Chops”, “Giovanni’s”, “Izumi” and “Samba”).

Ship Facts

The vessel is faster and with better maneuverability compared to all before 2001-built cruise ships. This is due to a modified propulsion system combining powerful bow thrusters, Azipods and a dynamic GPS positioning system.

  • The ship was designed to operate in both warm and cool regions.  It features an abundance of panoramic windows, cabin balconies, glass-walled Atrium, all-panoramic / glass-wall elevators with sea views.
  • With the Radiance ship, RCI's signature Viking Crown Lounge was redesigned to become an entertainment complex with several venues - including the Starquest disco nightclub (featuring a revolving bar) and Hollywood Odyssey (intimate bar with Hollywood memorabilia and live entertainment by stand-up comedians and music ensembles). In the following years, these clubs' names were changed, the interior was redesigned and new venues were added - the Concierge Club and Diamond Club.
  • The initials GTV (abbrev "gas turbine vessel") can be found on either side of the ship's stern. They relate to the vessel's propulsion.  Radiance is the first RCI ship powered by gas-steam turbines.  The new-generation power plant has 1 steam and 2 gas turbines (by General Electric) and is more fuel-efficient and cleaner (gas turbines burn distillate fuel) than traditional marine diesel engines. The turbine-generated electricity powers the ship's propulsion units (ABB Azipods), All this results in lower exhaust emissions. The ship also features a rotating engine, which results in fewer vibrations.
  • The Radiance ship has a USD 6 million onboard art collection, including paintings and sculptures. Among those is the Centrum's (5-deck high atrium) wire-suspended sculpture (composed of radiating spokes).

When the vessel debuted in 2001, a novel onboard space was the "Books & Coffee" shop (located forward-starboard on deck 5 and adjacent to Photo Gallery & Shop). The venue combined library, bookstore, coffee bar and Internet Cafe (with 4 PC stations). Currently, its space is occupied by the Focus Art Gallery.

Bombay Billiard Club has 2 self-leveling (gyroscope) pool tables. The motorized gyroscope counteracts the vessel's movements and keeps them levelled pretty well. Each of the gyroscope pool tables costs USD 90,000.

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by Erilyn
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8 days, round-trip South Pacific
Departure date: 04 Nov 2019
Second cruise on Radiance , and it became apparent that the mistakes on the first cruise (in March this year) were no accident . Stuff ups right from boarding to disembarking made this November cruise just plane frustrating . It feels like it's Royal Caribbean's second week in the cruise business...

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