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OVERVIEW
Overview....................................................Page One

Pools, Spa and Open Decks..........................
Page Two

Shops, Children, and Other Public Areas........Page Three

Bars and Lounges..........................................Page Four

Dining..........................................................Page Five

Now and Then..............................................Page Six

Exterior Photos.............................................Profile Page
Pools, Spa, Sports and Open
Decks is next.

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Radiance of the Seas was the first ship in
Royal Caribbean's Radiance class.  (Her
sisters are:  Brilliance of the Seas, Serenade
of the Seas
(See profile) and Jewel of the
Seas
(See profile).  “I call them the
Maseratis of the fleet” says Captain Herman
Zini who has commanded both Radiance of
the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas.  “They
are extremely maneuverable, slim and
extremely, fast.  Great ships and they are
really elegant “

The speed comes from two 20.5 mw gas
turbine engines that provide power to the
ship's azipod propulsion system.  The
official cruising speed is listed as 25 knots
but it is widely acknowledged that
Radiance's hydrodynamic hull can cut
through the water at considerably faster
speeds.  As a result, Radiance and her
sisters are some of the fastest cruise ships
now operating.

The elegance of the ship can be seen in her
decor.  Radiance's public space has very
tradition sections and quite contemporary
sections.  They blend together into a
harmonious whole because of the adherence
to high quality throughout.

Royal Caribbean built the four Radiance
class ships contemporaneously with its
Voyager class ships.  However, while
Radiance has a definite Royal Caribbean
flavor, it a much different cruising
experience than on Royal's giant ships.  It is
perhaps more traditional and more
sophisticated, almost approaching the style
of Royal's sister company Celebrity Cruises.

In May 2011, Radiance underwent an
extensive revitalization during which several
additional dining venues were added to the
ship.  The concepts for these restaurants
had been developed and proven on giant
fleetmates Oasis of the Seas and Allure of
the Seas.  Transplanting them to Radiance
gives passengers on Radiance a large
variety of dining choices.

Radiance currently spends the North
American summer months doing Alaska
cruises and then redeploys to Australia for
its summer.
RADIANCE OF
THE SEAS
PHOTO TOUR
AND
COMMENTARY
At the center of the ship is
a seven-story atrium called
the
Centrum.                 
Around it are bars, shops,
offices and lounges.  
Moreover, it serves as a
crossroads to the ship.

Above: A large modern
sculpture hangs in the
Centrum.
The majority of the artwork on Radiance is modern, blending nicely into the contemporary styled areas of the
ship.    
Above:  Looking towards the top
of the Centrum.

Below:  Looking the opposite
way towards the
Lobby at the
base of the Centrum.  
Hanging in the terraced atrium is a
large mobile.
Radiance's Guest Relations Desk (reception) and its shore excursions desk, Explorations, blend seamlessly together into
one in the Lobby at the base of the Centrum (above left).  Eight decks above at the top of the Centrum is the
Crown and
Anchor Society
office (above right), the onboard home of Royal Caribbean's repeat passenger program and the place where
passengers can book future RCI cruises.  International guests can see the
International Ambassador in her office
overlooking the Centrum (below left).  For shopping advice in the ports of call, the
Port Shopping Advisor has a desk in
the Shops of the Centrum area (below right).
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