Radiance of the Seas
With acres of glass enclosing the nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, you’ll never be at a loss for an incredible view. Plus, they’ve just added eight new dining experiences, ranging from casual eats at Boardwalk Doghouse, to the family-style Italian fare at Giovanni’s Table, to the sizzling skewers of Samba Grill
The calm of the ocean reaches all the way into Radiance of the Seas with acres and acres of glass giving a view across the open sea. The interior has the same widescreen feel, with open spaces everywhere. Comfort and luxury are also to the fore with adult indulgences like the Colony Club, themed bars and lounges and great restaurants.
Kids are well catered for too, with daily activities in their own dedicated Adventure Ocean club to keep them entertained.
Other new features include a Royal Babies & Tots Nursery, VIP guest lounges, and an outdoor, poolside movie screen showing first-run movies day and night.
Designed with larger families and groups in mind, accommodating up to 8. The largest cabins onboard, they offer priority boarding, dedicated entertainment seating and private concierge services. A private balcony with ocean views, sitting area with sofa bed, two twin or one king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
For exclusivity and intimacy, enjoy the culinary experience of the Chef’s Table where the head chef cooks for just 14 guests. Alternatively, enjoy the romance and fine Italian cuisine of Portofino and excellent seafood and steak dishes of Chops Grille. Casual dining is available at the Windjammer Café and light snacks are served in the Park cafe.
Serving Seattle’s Best Coffee, Latte-tudes is a hip and happening coffee shop. It’s a great place to recharge, or settle down with a good book and a steaming mug of coffee. The menu includes lattes, cappuccinos and espressos. You’ll also find pastries, beer, wine and soft drinks in this informal cafe.
Located in an intimate, exclusive enclave within Chops Grille, this private epicurean experience for up to 16 people treats you to a five-course, upgraded steakhouse menu and wine tasting.
Dinner at Chef’s Table is both experiential and educational, as the Chef de Cuisine specially prepares and presents each course, while explaining its cooking techniques, ingredients and flavours. Then a sommelier pairs every course with wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish.
Park Café is the perfect place to relax in an informal atmosphere and enjoy a light meal. Located in the heart of the Central Park neighbourhood, Radiance of the Seas Park Café specialises in complimentary fresh, made to order paninis, crêpes, stir fries and more. You can also stock up on snacks for your excursions or for your stateroom.
With glitzy, glamorous entertainment aplenty, the show never stops on a Royal Caribbean holiday. Be dazzled by the West-End style theatre productions. Or be left on the edge of your seat by the AquaTheatre’s acrobatic high-diving antics.
There’s brilliant comedy, immense live music and stunning ice-skating shows that will take your breath away. And if movies are your thing, there’s all the latest blockbusters in 3D too. All of this is included in the price so the only trouble is working out how you’re going to fit it all in.
Take the glitz of Vegas and add the glamour of Monte Carlo, and you get their onboard casinos, bringing the best of gaming out to the ocean. Head to the tables for a game of roulette, try your hand at poker, or see how you fare on the slot machines. From absolute beginners to seasoned pros, they’ve got games for all levels of players.
Located beyond the Schooner Bar and seating 102 guests, The Colony Club is in the middle of a customisable entertainment space separated into the Jakarta Lounge and Singapore Sling’s all of which are unique and packed with fun. Featuring dark polished wood panels and floors, a large central inlaid wooden dance floor and two bars, it is used for a wide variety of activities ranging from the Captain's Champagne Welcome Reception and Salsa dance classes to bingo, Royal Caribbean signature game shows such as “Quest” and “Majority Rules”, live music and Karaoke.
The Bombay Billiard Club can be found at the entrance to the Colony Club and has a small seating area with a large TV screen where Nintendo Wii competitions often take place. It is also home to the ships two Gyro pool tables that adjust at the speed of light to offset any ship motion and maintain a stable playing surface.
Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition.
- Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
- Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
- Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
- Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration
The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including, a spa, a fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and much more.
A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa area, offers haircuts, styling, manicures, pedicures and teeth whitening. Visit Vitality Spa for massages, reflexology, facials, bodywraps and acupuncture.
Health, fitness and beauty demonstrations are run by qualified professionals during most voyages. The Vitality Wellness Programme offers a holistic approach to well being, with seminars, expert advice, healthy menu options, fitness programmes and spa.
Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.
Join your child in the fun of Royal Babies (6-18 months) or Royal Tots (18-36 months) interactive playgroup sessions including music, toys and learning activities, developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price. Each 45-minute session offers activities that make playtime learning time as well. Please note, a parent or caregiver must accompany children.
If you fancy a bit of time to yourself, make use of the colourful Royal Babies & Tots Nursery. The littlest guests (aged 6-36 months) are cared for by trained professionals, while enjoying specially designed programs. Daytime and evening drop-off is offered; hourly fee of $6 in the daytime and $8 during the evening applies, and you can book onboard. Available on Oasis, Freedom, and Radiance class ships.
Get active with rock climbing competitions, dodgeball and Dance Dance Revolution, then take it down a notch at BBQs and movie nights. Plus, the chance to let your star shine with open mic nights, talent shows and Scratch DJ Academy.
Older kids can join new friends at theme nights, pool parties and teen dinners. Test your skills on the karaoke stage, on the Wii or at the basketball court and see who takes home the glory.
Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing.
A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.
Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request.
The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.
There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.
Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.
There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.
Wi-Fi is available onboard at a basic rate of USD 0.85 per minute. Alternatively passengers can choose from one of our pre-paid packages.
An internet cafe is also available onboard, providing passengers with computer and internet access.
Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas, this includes electronic cigarettes/ e-cigarettes.
For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21.
Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.
The following drinks packages are available onboard:
Select Drinks Package - from $40 per person per day (approx £25)- Includes: Beer (a selection of bottle, can and draught), wine by the glass (up to $8 value), fountain soft drinks with souvenir cup and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Premium Drinks Package - from $55 per person per day (approx £35) - Includes: All house spirits with mixer and premium cocktails, beers (a selection of bottle, can and draft), premium wine by the glass (up to $12 value), frozen & non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda with souvenir cup, still bottled water (500ml).
Ultimate Drinks Package - from $65 per person per day (approx £40) - Virtually unlimited options. A combination of all the benefits from the Premium and Royal Replenish Packages.
Wine & Dine Package - from $99 per person (approx £60) - Wine enthusiasts can save up to 25% on standard list prices with a multi-bottle Wine Package. Choose from a renowned selection and enjoy your wine in the Main Dining Room, speciality restaurants or the Windjammer Café.
Evian Water Package - from $28.45 per person per day (approx £18.70). Stay perfectly refreshed with Evian 1 litre bottled water, available in quantities of 8, 12, 16 and 24 and delivered conveniently to staterooms, with savings up to 35% on individual bottles.
Juice Package - from $20.15 per person per day (approx £13.20) - Minute Maid bottled juice packages delivered to your stateroom. They're available in a variety of flavours and quantities (6, 8 and 12 bottles) for savings of up to 25% on individual bottles.
Please note: 15% gratuity is included in all package prices.
Recommended gratuities for guests in a Grand suite or above, is advised to be $14.25 per guest per day.
For guests in a Junior suite or a Stateroom it is advised to be $12.00 per guest per day.
A 15 % gratuity will automatically be added to bar bill or wine bills and for services in the Spa or Salon.
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