Radiance of the Seas, sister ship to Jewel of the Seas, is one of Royal Caribbean's stunning Vision class ships, carrying around 2,400 passengers and wrapped in glass from every direction, ensuring fabulous panoramic views throughout the ship. Filled with fantastic dining venues, comfortable lounge bars and wonderful entertainment facilities, from the kids' club to the Broadway-style shows, Radiance of the Seas is a fantastic ship ready to take guests of all ages on an unforgettable voyage.
Cuisine and dining onboard Radiance of the Seas offers the fantastic fare and high standards you would expect of a Royal Caribbean ship. The Cascades main dining rooms offers classic cruise cuisine, the Windjammer Cafe is ideal after a long day of shore excursions or sitting by the pool and Chops Grille is the ever popular steak house onboard.
Radiance of the Seas refurb bought a selection of new dining venues to the ship. You can now head to Giovanni's Table for wonderful Italian fare, Rita's Cantina, for great Mexican-style food and the Park Cafe, ideal for you coffee fix and a cheeky pastry. There is also the Izumi Asian Cuisine restaurant, the Boardwalk Dog House- Royal Caribbean's new hot dog stand- and the fine-dining of the Chef's Table.
Entertainment onboard Radiance of the Seas is fun-filled for everyone onboard. There are sophisticated evenings in the theatre followed by the Schooners martini bar, mini golf and Adventure Ocean kids' club for family-fun, or you can even enjoy a tranquil day by the pool. For the active folk onboard there is a rock climbing wall, waterslides in the kids' pool and, of course a cruising must, the golf simulator.
There is also a great selection of lounge bars onboard, offering speciality coffees, cold beers and cocktails throughout the day, while those who fancy a flutter can head to the casino. Venues include:
To keep youngsters out of trouble, and to offer a welcome escape from their parents onboard, there is the Adventure Ocean kids' club onboard, filled with different activities and places to hang out, depending on age. Catering from the youngest guests through to tweens, there’s a place for everyone to have fun and meet others their age.
There is also a new nursery for the nippers onboard, so you can rest assured the best care possible is available should you fancy a trip to the spa or a quiet afternoon by the pool.
Radiance of the Seas boasts fantastic spa and fitness facilities, which enjoy the same, gorgeous panoramic views as the rest of the ship. The fitness centre boasts all the usual equipment, classes and staff, while the ShipShape Spa offers an elegant escape from a busy day at sea- the perfect place for a few indulgent hours of pampering.
ShipShape Fitness Centre and Spa
Two swimming pools
Recreation onboard Radiance of the Seas offers a real variety of activities. From hitting the rock climbing wall or sports court so you can burn off some of the great food onboard, to retiring to the library for some peace and quiet with a book, there is as much, or as little to do onboard as you please.
Room as not what we expected with a full length window. The ship was over crowded. Had an extra day at sea instead of a port of call due to a 2 hour delay leaving, why? Excursion services were unhelpful unless your booking a trip with them. Dining room food was not as good as the buffet restaurant, it seemed to be sitting around too long. The formal night was no different to any other night. All in all couldn't wait to get off the ship.
Food very good although limited choice in the dining restaurant. First sitting was too early at 5.30 so went for 2nd sitting when we got on board. Really too late for me to eat but they had a waiting list for any time dining. Had problems with bathroom especially the shower. Kept flooding the bathroom. Husband had to tighten shower holder as was loose. Had to hand hold shower head to stop my hair getting wet at every shower. Toilet wouldn't flush but dealt with quickly. Staff were excellent across the board. Excursions too expensive so didn't book any. Not a wide enough variety of drinks packages. It was all or nothing. Didn't book one. On boarding the ship we had to run the gamut of staff trying to sell drinks, restaurants, the spa etc. My comparison is with Egypt and vendors harassing you to buy. We were put off as were other guests. t would have been nice for the cruise company to put on lectures in the theatre. Entertainment was reasonable. Overall enjoyed the cruise
Just a brief line to say that the Cruise was very good along with the food throughout the trip, great value. Further more I have to complemant the IGLU Sales Consultant Scott Brown who done a really great job in sorting everything out for us. The stop-over Hotels in Perth and Sydney were 1st class and the transportation between Airport - Hotel - Ship then Ship - Hotel - Airport were spot on and on time, not withstanding the flights
Arrived home after a great holiday on Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas in Australia and New Zealand. Good food, great entertainment and lovely nice, warm places. I would like to Thank Iglu for booking and organising the holiday, also the Alaska cruise and Rocky Mountaineer that Iglu organised for us. We will be booking another holiday soon, Thanks!
The service on the Radiance of the Seas was great, especially our dining room staff, they were so polite. The onboard entertainment was also excellent, so much activities to choose from. There was so much talent and wonderful singers and dancers in the production shows. Not to forget about the great piano singer, he had such a great voice and so much talent in playing the piano, the Phantom of the Opera which he performed was one of the highlight of the night . Also people who worked on board this ship really seemed to enjoy what they do. The size of the ship was perfect for just about everything. Good cruises.
The Radiance of the Seas was so beautiful. The cabin we had good had good lighting, hairdryer, big bed, TV, bars and a good standard 4 digit safe to keep our valuable. Outside of the room, the centrum elevators was breathtaking, the ride itself was great, you could watch see an excellent view of the ocean. The Windjammer has nice layout, they do good omelette in the morning. I loved the sport bar on deck 6, lots of TV screens, and their 2 for 1 beer special. Another of my favourite snack place is the Seaview Grill, located on deck 12. Lots of food, and the good old fish and chips are available there. Radiance of the Seas has satisfied all that I like to experience and gave me many happy memories.
This was a marvellous cruise and since travelling on her I have been on several other cruise ships, however I have yet to see an atrium that matches the Radiance. She has the most amazing Glass escalator. It really was a cruise to remember. I will definitely go on her again.
My husband and I have just come back from our first cruise. We were on the Radiance of the Seas. It was first class. All the staff were very helpful and polite (especially Rusty and Eric in the Champayne Bar!) A very enjoyable cruise holiday.