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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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 Professional Reviews

Jerry Hoehn, 2003-11-02Western Caribbean

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

22users found this review helpful.
Nancy Norris, 2002-03-307-day Southern Caribbean

TrvlJrnlst@aol.com As a former school teacher, my first cruise,...read more

25users found this review helpful.

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Pete Peterson 52 8 Southern Caribbean

    First of all, let me say that this is not a mega review of our cruise, since I would be duplicating what Nancy Norris already wrote in her wonderful review, which I found very helpful before...read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Chuck Palm 54 12 Pacific Coastal

    I really wanted to like the Radiance because it is so beautiful on the outside. We have never sailed R.C.C.L. before, and consider ourselves to be open-minded when it comes to choosing...read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Laura Bryant 38 3 4-Day Pacific NW

    This was my 3rd RCCL cruise and the best overall. My mother and I booked 10 days before sailing as the prices were just too good to pass up. My husband kindly agreed to stay with our 3...read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Lee Mazanec 38 2 San Juan – St. Thomas – Antigua – St. Martin – St. Lucia – Barbados – @

    This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean (RC) and it met or exceeded our expectations. The first section describes how the overall cruise met or exceeded our expectations. The...read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Bob Hersey 54 15 Southern Caribbean

    In St. Lucia we went on the Land/Sea Tour to Soufriere, a combination bus trip and catamaran sail. We have done this tour before and it was just as wonderful. We visited an active volcano,...read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Nicole Julian 29 4 Pacific Northwest (4 days)

    I booked this cruise in May of 2001 in a category M guarantee. I was assigned cabin # 1005, a category M, on the top passenger deck. It was a good location, other than being almost all the way...read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Christine and Richard 47 13 Vancouver to Honolulu

    One tendered ashore on a sparkling morning to the welcoming sight of a replica of the 19th Century brig, Carthaginian II. Nearby was the historic Pioneer Inn – constructed in 1901, it was...read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Ramona Edmunds 30 Something 1 Canada

    Monday 01 October came and we headed into Seattle. We took a quick drive down to the pier and then did lots of circling to try and find parking. Ended up parking in right across...read more

  • Mary and Vincent Finelli n/a many Cruise to Nowhere

    These were our 15th and 16th cruises (back-to-back) in the past four years and our 6th & 7th on RCI. We booked these cruises so that we could be among the first to experience the much touted...read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • KmPast 44 4 Southern Caribbean

    This was my first time sailing with RCCL and I would have to say that this was the worst cruise of the four that I have taken. In speaking with other passengers that I met on the ship, who...read more

    1 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