Radiance of the Seas Cruise Ship Profile

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CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 99 (May)
2010 Rating 100 (Jun)
2011 Rating 98 (Apr)
2011 Rating 96 (Aug)
2012 Rating 98 (Apr)
2012 Rating 99 (Aug)
2013 Rating 97 (May)
2013 Rating 95 (Sep)
2015 Rating 100 (June)
2015 Rating 99 (Aug)
2019 Rating 95 (Aug)

Deck Plan

Deck 13

Viking Crown Lounge, Rock Climbing Wall, Putting Green

Deck 12

Spa and Fitness Center, Nursery, Adventure Ocean and Adventure Beach, Game Arcade, Golf, Sports Court, Sky Bar, Jogging Track, Crown & Anchor Lounge, Optix Teen Disco, Samba Grill

Deck 11

Spa and Fitness Center, Salon, Solarium Pool, Pizzeria, Main Pool Deck with Whirlpools and Bar, Windjammer Cafe, Boardwalk Doghouse, Izumi Restaurant, Rita's Cantina

Deck 10

Passenger Staterooms, Card Room, Nautical Bridge

Deck 9

Passenger staterooms, Library

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms, Explorer's Court

Deck 7

Passenger staterooms, business services

Deck 6

Aurora Theater, Chops Grille, The Colony Club, Giovanni's Table, Video Arcade, Schooner Bar, Champagne Bar, Casino, English Pub, Cinema

Deck 5

Aurora Theater,  Latte-tudes, Boutiques, Conference Center, Photo Gallery, Art Gallery, Cascades Dining Room, Promenade Deck

Deck 4

Aurora Theater, Passenger Staterooms, Lobby Bar, Guest Relations, Explorations Desk,  Cascades Dining Room

Deck 3

Passenger Staterooms

Deck 2

Medical Center, Passenger Staterooms

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Adults Only

The Solarium

Retreat to the glass-canopied, adults-only Solarium pool, where inspired surroundings, a light-fare café, and whirlpools promise the ultimate in relaxation.

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Radiance of the Seas

radiance of the seas cruise ship

Radiance of the Seas offers the ultimate "at sea" experience by combining speed, added comfort, greater open spaces and sweeping ocean vistas. Among her spectacular features are the 10-story glass-constructed Centrum, glass elevators facing the sea, and the highest percentage of outside staterooms in the Royal Caribbean fleet.

Radiance of the Seas entered dry dock in May 2011 and received a variety of enhancements including a Samba Grill, Giovanni's Table, Park Café, Boardwalk Dog House, Izumi Asian Fusion restaurant, and 15 new staterooms.

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Itinerary Notable Rooms
CDC Ratings Outdoor Areas
Deck Plan Kid's Camps



Ship Class: Radiance

Launched: 2001

Refurbished: May 2011

Speed: 25 Knots

GRT: 90,000

Length: 962 ft.

Draft: 28

Passengers: 2,112

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All staterooms offer accommodations that convert to queen size bed with updated bedding, private bath, vanity area, flat-panel TV and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and AC. The bedding program has been updated fleet-wide, with new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows, and duvets.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 150-165 Sq. ft.
Outside 165-319 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 220-245 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 299-1216 Sq. ft. w/veranda


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom.


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. The family ocean view has additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and can accommodate up to 6 guests.


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom.  Both categories, Deluxe and Superior, have a small sitting area and private balcony.


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. Grand suites include concierge service. Royal family suites have two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long(one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service. The stateroom can accommodate up to 8 guests. The Royal Suite has a separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony with hot tub, whirlpool bathtub, living room with queen-size sofa bed, baby grand piano and concierge service. The two-bedroom suite has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Suite Amenities

• Priority check-in

• Personalized attention throughout the cruise with complimentary

• Concierge Club service on select ships

• Reserved prime seating in the main theater for entertainment shows, where available

• Priority tender tickets on select cruises. (Tender service is provided when smaller vessels are necessary to reach shore in locations without docking ports large enough for cruise ships.)

• VIP pool deck seating, where available

• Full breakfast, lunch and dinner dining room menus available for in-room dining

• Private breakfast and lunch seating in specialty restaurants on our Voyager and Freedom Class ships

• Mattel® board games available to order for in-room entertainment for the kids

• Complimentary luggage valet service

• Luxury spa bathrobes for use onboard

• Complimentary pressing service on formal night

• Priority departure with exclusive suite departure lounge featuring continental breakfast

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Cascades Dining Room

Two-story main dining room complete with waterfall. The main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a new dinner menu each evening in an elegant setting.

Cafe Promenade

Pick a table with a view at Café Promenade, serving Seattle's Best Coffee, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, snacks, pastries and sandwiches throughout the day and into the night – so you can enjoy the action when you please.

Windjammer Cafe

A culinary destination loaded with an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time – all with spectacular views and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Browse multiple buffets and serving stations featuring pastas, omelets made-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.

Park Café

An indoor/outdoor gourmet market featuring salads, sandwiches, soups and pastries. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, complimentary.

Cafe Latte-tudes ($)

Caffeine fix, coffee break, or after-dinner cappuccino – drop by this café for sweets, people watching and specialty coffee beverages (additional cost applies).

Giovanni's Table ($)

This Tuscan countryside influenced trattoria is a more-accessible, casual Italian restaurant featuring both indoor and al fresco seating. Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herbal breads, pizzas, salads, pastas, Italian sandwiches, braised meat dishes and stews, all served family-style. $15 for lunch, $20 for dinner.

Izumi ($)

The new Asian cuisine restaurant features a sushi bar and hot rock cooking, as well as other Asian fare in a more formal setting. Open for lunch and dinner; á la carte pricing plus a $3 fee for lunch or $5 fee for dinner.

Samba Grill ($)

A churrascaria with personality and flare, featuring a variety of meats and seafoods carved tableside straight from the skewer, plus a wide selection of soups, salads and appetizers at the buffet. $30 per person surcharge.

Rita's Cantina ($)

Dive into a fiesta of flavor at Rita's, serving scrumptious Mexican fare along with the widest selection of margaritas at sea. Caters to families by day and grown ups by night, with live guitar music and dancing. Menu items are charged individually with a $3 dining fee for lunch and dinner.

Chops Grill ($)

Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting.* $30.00 per person surcharge.

Chef's Table at the Colony Club ($)

Join up to 14 guests in an exclusive enclave to savour a five-course, gourmet menu specially prepared and presented by the Chef de Cuisine. Every course pairs with a wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish. Surcharge varies by itinerary.

Boardwalk Doghouse

Take a seat at the counter for traditional hot dogs, brats, sausages and other delicious linked meats, plus a variety of toppings to split a long bun.

Room Service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day (late night service charge applies).

Dining Packages

Radiance Dining Package: $75 per guest, includes Chops Grille steakhouse, Giovanni's Table Italian Trattoria, Izumi Asian Cuisine and Samba Grill Brazilian steakhouse.

Chef's Dining Package: $145 per guest, includes Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table, Izumi, Samba Grill and the five-course, gourmet Chef's Table and wine pairing.

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Notable Rooms

Aurora Theater

Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment playing nightly. Royal Caribbean brings together world-class performers to star in awe-inspiring original shows from contemporary dance to headline musical acts, high diving, aerial acrobatics and more.

Colony Club

A customizable entertainment space with four different clubs: The Bombay Billiard Club, Jakarta Lounge, Singapore Sling's and the Calcutta Card Club.

Viking Crown Lounge

Observation area during the day with great views of the sea and disco by night.

Casino Royale

Slots, cards, roulette and more.

Schooner Bar

The Schooner Bar is a nautical haven inspired by the sea – a guest-favorite bar, thanks to nightly piano entertainers that will have you joining a chorus of classics.

Champagne Bar

Elegant lounge located on deck 6.

Quill & Compass Pub

Pop across the pond and lift a pint of ale in this authentic English pub.

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Kids Only

Royal Babies & Royal Tots

Interactive classes filled with enriching activities developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price® for kids 6-18 months. The Royal Tots Program offers 45-minute interactive playground sessions filled with age-appropriate activities and toys for kids ages 18-36 months. Both programs are hosted by trained youth staff. A parent or caregiver must accompany child during all activity sessions. Nursery program also available.

Adventure Ocean for Kids Ages 3-11

Aquanauts for kids ages 3-5 years old; Explorers for kids ages 6-8 years old; Voyagers for kids ages 9-11 years old. Royal Caribbean offers age appropriate parties, crafts, scavenger hunts, science experiments, theater games, excursions and more. Located on deck 10.

Teen Program

Non-structured, participate when you want program for teens, ages 12-17 years old. Featuring Theme Nights, Improve Games, DJ Academy, Mocktail Competition, Dodgeball, Open Mic and Talent Show, BBQ, Movie and Pool Party, Teen Casino, Snowball Fight, Climbing Competition and more. Located on deck 10.

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Outdoor Features

Sport Activities

Fitness Center, Adventure Beach, Game Arcade, Golf, Sports Court, Jogging Track, all located on deck 12. Rock Climbing Wall and Putting Green located on deck 13.

Main Pool Area

Located on deck 11 is one swimming pool and 2 whirlpools (amidships) and a Solarium pool and whirlpool (aft).

Adventure Ocean/Beach

A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and college-educated staff on deck 12.

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