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 Radiance of the Seas

Launched in early 2001, Radiance of the Seas is RCI's first Vantage-class (now known as the Radiance class) ship. Built to Panamax standards, she combines many aspects of the company's huge Voyager-class ships with the ability to be deployable world-wide. The Radiance class ships are recognized as the best of the best by loyal Royal Caribbean cruisers.

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Family Friendly
Shore Excursions

 Professional Reviews

Jerry Hoehn, 2003-11-02Western Caribbean

The Fomt Group As in the past, I’ll start my review with a quick summary more

22users found this review helpful.
Nancy Norris, 2002-03-307-day Southern Caribbean As a former school teacher, my first cruise, more

25users found this review helpful.

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Janet Whiteman 71 6 Sydney - NZ ports - Sydney

    A great ship, wonderful attentive crew BUT... see below. Highlight for us was seeing the Comet Lovejoy from our balcony. We experienced lovely weather and smooth seas most of the more

    77 users found this review helpful.
  • Angela 51 1 Australia

    Shore excursions were extremely poor and therefore expensive. Dunedin was the worst shore excursion I have ever done. Dont use the ships trips unless you are desperate... After our bad more

    56 users found this review helpful.
  • Alan Stoddart 75 5 Hawaii to Sydney

    What a great cruise except for on very minor item for me. I love my coffee and was very very dissapointed that Radiance had absolutely no variation in in their coffee. Each and every dining more

    14 users found this review helpful.
  • Dave K 50 5 Alaska

    We enjoyed just about everything about the cruise and the land tour. The ship was in pretty good shape and you could tell that much of it was new or refurbished. The food in the more

    60 users found this review helpful.
  • leonard martin 45 1 tampa to cozumal

    This was our first cruise and we were AMAZED. The Radiance was nothing short of spectacular. I guess I must be missing somthing reading all the negative reviews of ship is stunning. My family and more

    21 users found this review helpful.
  • CJ 54 1 mexico

    The staff was Wonderful! Went out of their way to please us! Great staff!!!! Food was awful!!!! Do not eat at the buffet at all. Dinners in main dining room were pretty bad too. The only more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Natalie 16 3 mexican reviera

    I went on the 11 day mexican cruise. The main things to do on this cruise is tan by the pool, go in the hot tub, and work out. Other than that, there is not much to do at all. The more

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • Michelle 35 5 mexico

    Sailed 2/5/11-2/10/11...This ship is perfect for senior citizens!! It is a beautiful ship, but lacking in exciting entertainment. Lots of broadway type shows. Not a whole lot of activities more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • mary 53 5 mexico

    This was our 5th cruise and it was disappointing. We stayed overnight at Hampton Inn by the airport in Tampa for $99 including a shuttle to the pier and up to 14 nights of parking. Beautiful more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Miriam Cartmell 54 3 Alaska Cruisetour

    We had a family of 18 that went and had a great time. Even though we were spread throughout the ship for our cabins, we kept running into each other all the time. The lounges were more

    53 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Royal Caribbean Int.
  • Capacity (double occupancy):2100
  • Builder:Jos. L. Meyer
  • Full Capacity:2501
  • Inaugurated:2001
  • Space Ratio:42.9 / 36.0
  • Gross Tonnage:90,090gt
  • Crew:870
  • Length:962 ft. / 293 m