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Overview

Launched in 2001 and last updated in 2016, Radiance of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's smaller ships, carrying up to 2,466 guests and 894 crew members. Many cruisers gave high marks for the ship's service thanks to its nearly 1-to-3 crew-to-passenger ratio. The ship boasts a total of 10 dining venues, including specialty restaurants like Giovanni's Table, a main dining room and large buffet. Dining shipwide received mixed reviews. 

Guests praise the onboard entertainment, which includes Broadway-style shows, a casino and an abundance of bars and lounges. Although the ship doesn't boast some of the megaship amenities found on larger Royal Caribbean vessels, it does offer rock climbing, mini-golf and three pools. Kids can also take advantage of age-specific youth programs.

Radiance of the Seas offers four stateroom categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite. Solo travelers can also opt for Studio staterooms, which measure 108 square feet.

In 2018-19, Radiance of the Seas sails throughout Hawaii (departing from Honolulu), Australia and the Pacific and Alaska.  

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Launched in 2001 and last updated in 2016, Radiance of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's smaller ships, carrying up to 2,466 guests and 894 crew members. Many cruisers gave high marks for the ship's service thanks to its nearly 1-to-3 crew-to-passenger ratio. The ship boasts a total of 10 dining venues, including specialty restaurants like Giovanni's Table, a main dining room and large buffet. Dining shipwide received mixed reviews. 

Guests praise the onboard entertainment, which includes Broadway-style shows, a casino and an abundance of bars and lounges. Although the ship doesn't boast some of the megaship amenities found on larger Royal Caribbean vessels, it does offer rock climbing, mini-golf and three pools. Kids can also take advantage of age-specific youth programs.

Radiance of the Seas offers four stateroom categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite. Solo travelers can also opt for Studio staterooms, which measure 108 square feet.

In 2018-19, Radiance of the Seas sails throughout Hawaii (departing from Honolulu), Australia and the Pacific and Alaska.  

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2001

Pros & Cons

  • Smaller ship means fewer lines and crowds

  • Dining received mixed reviews

Rankings

Radiance of the Seas ranks #2 out of 24 Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

4.20Scorecard
  • 4.0Expert Rating »
  • 4.0Traveler Rating »
  • 5.0Health Rating »

Cabins

Radiance of the Seas offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Radiance of the Seas contains 12 decks. Find out which features are available on each Radiance of the Seas deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 817 guests have reviewed Radiance of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(817 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples53.4%
Families w/older children12.7%
Singles/Friends9.5%
Families w/young children7.8%
Groups7.3%
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