Radiance Of The Seas

Radiance Of The Seas current position

Radiance Of The Seas current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 55.34217 N / -131.65001 W) cruising en route to Ketchikan. The AIS position was reported 2 hours ago.

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Current itinerary of Radiance Of The Seas

Radiance Of The Seas current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver. Prices start from USD 319 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 13 May, 2022 and ends on 20 May, 2022.

Date / TimePort
13 May 20:00    Departing from Seward, Alaska hotels
14 May 14:00 - 17:00    Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
15 May 09:00 - 21:00    Juneau, Alaska
16 May 07:00 - 17:00    Skagway, Alaska
16 May 19:00 - 23:30    Haines, Alaska
17 May 06:30 - 15:00    Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska
18 May 09:00 - 18:00    Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska
20 May 07:00    Arriving in Vancouver, BC Canada hotels

Specifications of Radiance Of The Seas

Year built2001  /  Age: 21
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassRadiance
Building costUSD 350 million
Engines (power)General Electric gas turbines (58 MW / 77779 hp)
Propulsion power44 MW / 59005 hp
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 Refurbishment2021
Sister-shipsBrilliance OTS, Jewel OTS, Serenade OTS
Christened byMargot L. Pritzker
OwnerRCG-Royal Caribbean Group (via RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorRCI-Royal Caribbean International

Radiance Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise Vancouver $424
2022 May 06 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $306
2022 May 13 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $319
2022 May 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $287
2022 May 27 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $280
2022 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $413
2022 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $366
2022 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $433
2022 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $325
2022 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $313
2022 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $449
2022 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $314
2022 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $499
2022 Jul 29 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $353
2022 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $421
2022 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $339
2022 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $495
2022 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $317
2022 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $356
2022 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $324
2022 Sep 16 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $326
2022 Oct 04 11 days, one-way from Honolulu to Vancouver Honolulu $1013
2022 Oct 15 5 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $411
2022 Oct 20 14 days, one-way from Los Angeles to New Orleans Los Angeles $1191
2022 Nov 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $229
2022 Nov 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $278
2022 Nov 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $289
2022 Nov 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $219
2022 Nov 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $469
2022 Nov 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $278
2022 Dec 01 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $602
2022 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $391
2022 Dec 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $391
2022 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday New Orleans $711
2022 Dec 31 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $781
2023 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $421
2023 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $401
2023 Jan 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise New Orleans $381
2023 Jan 30 10 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $560
2023 Feb 09 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $631
2023 Feb 18 9 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Galveston $661
2023 Feb 27 10 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $570
2023 Mar 09 9 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Galveston $771
2023 Mar 18 9 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Galveston $861
2023 Mar 27 10 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $760
2023 Apr 06 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $672
2023 Apr 15 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $441
2023 Apr 21 15 days, one-way from Galveston to Los Angeles Galveston $1190
2023 May 06 5 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $422
2023 May 11 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise Vancouver $967
2023 May 19 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $462
2023 May 26 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $513
2023 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $598
2023 Jun 09 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $613
2023 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $663
2023 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $713
2023 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $742
2023 Jul 07 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $763
2023 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $742
2023 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $713
2023 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $663
2023 Aug 04 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $613
2023 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $613
2023 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $563
2023 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $543
2023 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $543
2023 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $462
2023 Sep 15 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $462
2023 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise Vancouver $462
2023 Sep 29 8 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $553
2023 Oct 07 16 days, one-way from San Diego to Tampa San Diego $973
2023 Oct 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $348
2023 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $427
2023 Nov 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $318
2023 Nov 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $348
2023 Nov 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $427
2023 Nov 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $329
2023 Nov 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $588
2023 Nov 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $438
2023 Nov 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $338
2023 Dec 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $368
2023 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $448
2023 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $348
2023 Dec 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $398
2023 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Holiday Tampa $948
2023 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $998
2024 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $329
2024 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $458
2024 Jan 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $348
2024 Jan 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $448
2024 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $468
2024 Jan 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $348
2024 Jan 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $448
2024 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $468
2024 Feb 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $348
2024 Feb 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $458
2024 Feb 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $448
2024 Feb 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $358
2024 Feb 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $458
2024 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $488
2024 Mar 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $368
2024 Mar 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $598
2024 Mar 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $418
2024 Mar 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $548
2024 Apr 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $378

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.

The vessel (IMO number 9195195) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311319000) and registered in Nassau.

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.

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.

Itineraries

Radiance of the Seas itinerary program is based on Alaskan voyages from Vancouver BC Canada during the summer months. For the rest of the year, Radiance OTS sails in Australia leaving out of Sydney NSW, as well as to Hawaii on Transpacific crossings (RepositionCruises.com) between Australia and Alaska (Sydney-Vancouver).

Following the 2-year hiatus due to the Coronavirus crisis, Radiance OTS was scheduled to restart operations on April 23, 2022 (6-day repositioning from Los Angeles to Vancouver) followed by a 7-day Alaskan program with roundtrips from homeports Vancouver to Seward AK.

In March 2022, RCI announced changing the ship's deployment/homeport for the 2022-2023 winter season (November through April) from Australia/Sydney to the Caribbean (departures offering from Port NOLA/New Orleans and Galveston Texas). The redeployment included a Panama Canal transition/relocation voyage (Los Angeles to New Orleans) starting Oct 20, 2022.

  • 4-7-night Western Caribbean roundtrips from New Orleans visit Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, Grand Cayman.
  • 7-10-night Western Caribbean roundtrips from Galveston start in 2023-Q1 (itinerary details tba soon).

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Radiance is Royal Caribbean's first Radiance-class liner, with sisterships Brilliance, Jewel, Serenade. 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 Aruba, Panama 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.

In 2021 (September) the ship was drydocked at Navantia Shipyard (Cadiz Spain), mainly for general maintenance (technical and routine) works.

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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