Build to be flexible and to cruise comfortably in a wide variety of destinations, Radiance of the Seas was designed for world itineraries. As the first ship in the eponymous Radiance class, she boasts many popular Royal Caribbean features and venues.

From glacier gazing in Alaska to soaking up the tropics, she offers an array of incredible experiences onboard. Check out our slideshow for a look at what to expect on your next cruise aboard her.


Featuring revolutionary onboard amenities and state-of-the-art event spaces, Radiance of the Seas delivers the dazzling at-sea experience you’re looking for.

The ship features a three-level theater that hosts Broadway-style entertainment. Other daytime options include the Solarium with a pool, whirlpools and a deck where you can watch the sunset.

If you’re craving a snack, visit Ben & Jenny’s for tasty sundaes and smoothies. Or grab a quick morning brew at Cafe Latte-tudes. And when dinnertime rolls around, head to Samba Grill for all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse serving the traditional rodizio dining experience with waiters going table to table offering a variety of meats.

You’ll also find a full range of bars and restaurants, including the Windjammer, which is located in aft and features a large outdoor seating area. This multipurpose space also offers self-leveling pool tables and a dance floor.


The ship’s restaurants offer a wide range of culinary choices. You’ll find a variety of complimentary options as well as specialty eateries with an additional fee.

From the Boardwalk Dog House, which offers a choice of custom hot dogs, to Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant and Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse, the food is sure to please all tastes. Guests will also enjoy fresh-pressed paninis and crisp made-to-order salads at Park Cafe.

The onboard bars and lounges are a fun and exciting place to grab a drink with friends or enjoy some peaceful solitude. The only thing that is missing on this ship compared to the newer Royal Caribbean ships is the Vintages wine bar. Regardless, there are plenty of other bars to choose from on Radiance of the Seas.


The radiance of the seas offers an array of activities to keep you entertained. You can take a refreshing dip in one of the many pools and whirlpools, including those found in the Solarium or enjoy a relaxing massage in the VitalitySM Spa. Active cruisers can challenge themselves on the rock-climbing wall, sports courts or jogging track while kids will have fun exploring the Adventure Ocean(r) Youth Program and video game arcade.

Built in Germany by Meyer Werft, the Radiance-class ships were designed to cruise varied climates with ease. Acres of glass enclose the nine-story central atrium and elevators, providing spectacular views from every spot aboard.

The ship has plenty of dining options, from the complimentary Windjammer Marketplace to family-style Italian at Giovanni’s Table and sizzling skewers at Samba Grill Brazilian steakhouse. For lighter fare, try Park Cafe or Boardwalk Dog House. There’s also a wide selection of bars, lounges and nightclubs, with live music, comedians and dance parties.


When it comes to fun on a cruise, royal caribbean has it covered. Radiance Class ships are a great fit for families with children and feature plenty of complimentary and dining options to choose from as well as many entertainment opportunities. From the rock climbing wall to the basketball court and sports court, guests of all ages will find something to keep them entertained throughout the cruise.

While the aft of the ship may differ between Radiance and her sister ships, each still has the same multipurpose venue called the Windjammer. This outdoor seating area has pool tables, bar areas, and dance floors. Radiance also features Samba Grill, a specialty restaurant that serves Brazilian steakhouse cuisine following the tradition of rodizio dining. This means that waiters will go from table to table offering a variety of meats, and guests can choose what they want to eat. Other unique onboard entertainment includes a theater that hosts shows and activities such as dance parties, vocalists, game shows, and more.