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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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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
  • Victoria Walsh NOT FOUND 1 Alaska

    I live in New York City. It cost less to fly to Europe than to Vancouver for the Alaska cruise. So I have been travel extensively to Europe and the Far East. I have stayed at a wide range more

    19 users found this review helpful.
  • Bill Kirkland 59 1 Alaska, inside passage

    This was our first cruise of any kind and we didn’t really know what to expect. The entire trip was fantastic from start to finish! Speaking of that from the time we arrived on the more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • Mark Kelly 53 1 Pacific Coastal - San Diego to Vancouver

    Some background for perspective on what is to follow: my Wife and I are first-time cruisers, in our early 50’s. We are not "world travelers" by any stretch of the imagination, more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • Denise Roll 45 3 Southern Caribbean

    THE SHIP Overall Review I am use to staying in nice hotels so when others speak about the beauty of the ship I was expecting more, but it won’t disappoint you no matter what more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • David Capps 50 2 Southern Caribbean

    This was our second cruise after a cruise on Carnival Destiny last March. Before I begin - I want to let you know my wife and I are just plain folks from East Texas which will explain more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Patty 33 First Cruise San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados

    This was our first time cruising and, unlike my husband, I was very nervous, mostly about getting sea sick. This did not happen at all. Don't get me definitely knew when you more

  • Our cruise on the Radiance was very memorable for many reasons. One being our Captain. Captain Kent Ringborn not only does he drive & navigate that vessel very well but he is very pleasant more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Dean Pierce 57 5 Alaska

    Having been on Rhapsody (Alaska) and it's sister ship for a 2-week Panama Canal cruise, I was looking forward to Radiance. Overall, I was not disappointed. The placement of the elevators was more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Ernest Roller 34 n/a May 14th, 2001

    Embarkation: We arrived at the pier, which is located near Pikes Place Market in downtown Seattle at about 11:15am. There was no line to check in although those that more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Sharon Marvin 55 4 Southern Caribbean

    We loved this ship. Every inch of it was well laid out, well thought out and beautifully decorated. The festive touches for the holidays (which included many lovely and unique more

    9 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