Radiance of the Seas
2546 Passengers (2122 with upper beds)
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is a brand with an incredible history and unlimited potential. The cruise line not only sets new standards by the size of the ships, but also by its degree of innovation. Especially the entertainment programm on their vessels is a new invention. The ships are convincing due to a variety of sport offers and leisure activities for every age group. Particularly the outdoor area offers great experiences with ice rinks or zip lines. However not only the big vessels, but also the smaller ones offer plenty options to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. In the different restaurants you expect tasty dishes combined with an attentive service. On board, all age groups feel at home. Due to the company's heritage a basic knowledge in English is recommended. Another thing to take into considerations is that the additional costs are higher than on German ships.
Built in the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg and put into service in 2001, the Radiance of the Seas is the first ship of the eponymous "Radiance" class of Royal Caribbean International. This ship class impresses with a particularly bright and friendly design. This is reflected in large windows, which offer a unique view of the sea and the coasts, as well as in the open and spacious interior design. The nine-story atrium is a special highlight on board. The ship was last modernized in April 2016.
Like all ships of the cruise line, the cabins aboard the Radiance of the Seas are very appealing and comfortable, providing an ideal retreat during your trip. You have the choice between all common cabin types, from the inside to outside and balcony cabins, to the luxurious suites. Here every guest will find the right cabin for themselves. Families can look forward to baby-friendly cabins and extra family cabins with connecting doors. All cabins come with free 24-hour cabin service.
Atmosphere on Board
As on all ships of the cruise line, also on board the Radiance of the Seas much emphasis is placed on a diverse entertainment offer. It doesn’t matter if you like it quiet and relaxed at the pool or in the wellness area or if you are at the top of many attractions - on board everyone will find the right kind of relaxation. Most passengers come from the US, but international travelers have also discovered the benefits of a wide entertainment offer on board the Royal Caribbean ships. Overall, the atmosphere on board is laid back and relaxed, the service is friendly and accommodating without being intrusive. On some evenings, festive clothing is recommended in the main restaurant. However, if you like it more casual, you can switch to other restaurants on evenings like this.
Food and Beverages
The Radiance of the Seas offers a wide variety of dining options. In the main restaurants you have the choice between the early or the late table time, as well as an open table time. With this you can make your evening flexible and according to your own wishes. On board is the right restaurant for every taste, whether Asian, international, Italian or typical American cuisine, you have the possibility to enjoy what you like most. There is an extra charge in the specialty restaurants and a reservation is recommended. As with all other services on board, a service charge will be added to the drinks prices.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
Whether you prefer quiet nights or want to dance the night away, the Radiance of the Seas offers something for every taste. You can enjoy fascinating shows offer or challenge your luck in the big casino. Also during the day, various entertainment possibilities are on offer, for example classic bingo games and lectures or more adventurous alternatives like a climbing wall and mini-golf. In one of the many bars, you can end the day with a drink and nice conversation. The spa offers a large fitness area with stunning sea views, a pool with relaxation area ("solarium"), numerous courses such as yoga or tai chi (partially for a fee) as well as a sauna and steam room. The spa offers numerous pampering and beauty treatments (for a fee). Two more pools and some whirlpools on deck invite you to swim and relax. A jogging track and a sports court for basketball and other ball sports are also on board.
The Radiance of the Seas is an international cruise ship owned by an American cruise line. Whether a musical evening, a wellness day or action-packed attractions - almost everything is possible on board. Also culinary terms, the ship offers many choices and something for every taste. The atmosphere on the ships of Royal Caribbean International is relaxed, yet professional and very friendly.
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