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Radiance of the Seas

Capacity
2143
Crew
894
Tonnage
90 090
Length
293.2 m (962 ft)
First voyage
2001
Decks
13

GTS Radiance of the Seas is a cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. She is the lead ship of the Radiance class, which includes Jewel of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas. All of the Radiance-class ships have a gas turbine powertrain, which produces higher efficient speeds than other cruise ships, and emissions to the air are much lower than cruise ships powered by diesel engines.

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Radiance of the Seas

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
2143
Crew: 
894
Tonnage: 
90 090
Length: 
293.2 m (962 ft)
Beam: 
39.8 m (131 ft)
First voyage: 
2001
Decks: 
13

GTS Radiance of the Seas is a cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. She is the lead ship of the Radiance class, which includes Jewel of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas. All of the Radiance-class ships have a gas turbine powertrain, which produces higher efficient speeds than other cruise ships, and emissions to the air are much lower than cruise ships powered by diesel engines.

Construction and career

Built in 2001, the ship cost Royal Caribbean International about 338 million dollars to build. The ship is considered to be one of the more environmentally-friendly but less fuel-efficient. As one of the Radiance Class ships it contained more glass than any other Royal Caribbean ship when it was launched. It has over 700 balcony staterooms, a two level main dining room and a retractable glass roof over the solarium (adults-only) pool.

Radiance of the Seas was designed in Germany by Meyer Werft to cruise varied climates. The ship is faster than most cruise ships and has the ability to maneuver with the combination of the Azipod propulsion system, the powerful bow thrusters, and the dynamic positioning system. The ship is economically efficient through the design of the power plant consisting of two gas turbines and one steam turbine. The waste heat from each gas turbine is fed through a heat recovery steam generator, thus using the steam to power the steam turbine. Once electricity is generated from this power plant it then powers the external propulsion pods and thrusters.

The ship has many unique features, including a $6 million art collection and gyroscopically-stabilized pool tables. Royal Caribbean ships all include art in passenger areas; Radiance of the Seas has displayed art from over 100 artists around the world.

Radiance of the Seas is the first cruise ship to feature pool tables that are stabilized by a computer-controlled gyroscope. They adjust with the motion of the ship to keep the table-top level with the horizon. The vessel has the most glass of any Royal Caribbean ship. She has 10 dining choices, a rock-climbing wall, a mini-golf course, pools, and a water slide.

Itinerary

During the northern summer season, Radiance of the Seas operates in Alaska. When the ship is cruising in Alaska guests are able to stand on the helipad to enjoy picturesque views of the glaciers passing by the ship as they cruise along. In spring and fall, she visits the Hawaiian Islands, and in the winter season, the southern summer, she visits Australia and New Zealand. The inaugural Australian cruise of the performing arts on the Radiance of the Seas in November 2014 included, among others, Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Simon Tedeschi, Elaine Paige, Marina Prior, and John Waters.

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Attractions on Radiance of the Seas


Photo by Royal Caribbean

Concierge Club

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Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and even...

Diamond Club

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Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast,...

Photo Gallery & Shop

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Check out the moments that our ship photographers have captured onboard in our photo gallery. A great memento for families and couples.

Promenade Deck

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Take a toddle around the ship with dewy breeze and incredible views of the ocean.
Photo by Royal Caribbean

The Colony Club

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A customizable entertainment space with four different clubs: The Bombay Billiard Club, Jakarta Lounge, Singapore Sling's and the Calcutta Card Club are all unique and packed with fun.
Photo by Royal Caribbean

Izumi Japanese Cuisine

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The traditional Asian dishes at Izumi will impress you with their pure, delicate flavors, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. Diners can choose from popular sushi rolls, sashimi, ...
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Rock Climbing Wall

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At 150-200 feet above sea level, our rock-climbing wall offers skill combinations for all levels.
Photo by Royal Caribbean

Conference Center

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Pur comforatble conference center features state-of-the-art presentation equipment and variety of meeting rooms.

Jakarta Lounge

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Special lounge area of the Colony club, where you can relax with your friends, drink some delicious cocktails and play chess, checkers and backgammon.
Photo by Royal Caribbean

Rita's Cantina

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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 mus...

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