MS Radiance of the Seas

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Radiance of the Seas in Juneau, Alaska, 2011.
Radiance of the Seas in Juneau, Alaska, 2011.
Name: Radiance of the Seas
Owner: Royal Caribbean International
Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Cost: 350 million
Yard number: 655
Laid down: 24 June 1998[1]
Launched: 15 June 2000[2]
Christened: 6 April 2001 by Margot L. Pritzker
Completed: 9 March 2001[3]
Acquired: 10 March 2001
Maiden voyage: 7 April 2001
In service: 2001-present
Identification: Call sign: C6SE7
DNV ID: 21562
IMO number: 9195195
MMSI number: 311319000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Radiance class cruise ship
Tonnage: 90,090 GT
Length: 293.2 m (962 ft)[4]
Beam: 39.8 m (131 ft)[5]
Draft: 8.5 m (28 ft)[6]
Decks: 12
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 2,501 passengers
Crew: 859

MS Radiance of the Seas is a cruise ship that is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. She is registered in Nassau, Bahamas, and is a gas-turbine vessel, the first built for Royal Caribbean. This system produces higher efficient speeds than other cruise ships, and emissions to the air are much lower than cruise ships powered by diesel engines.

Radiance of the Seas is the first cruise ship to feature pool tables that are stabilized by a computer-controlled gyroscope. They adjust with the motion of the ship to keep the table-top level with the horizon. It also has the most glass of any Royal Caribbean ship. She also has 10 dining choices, a rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, pools, and a water slide.

During the summer season, Radiance of the Seas operates in Alaska. In spring and fall, she visits the Hawaiian Islands, and in the winter season she visits Australia and New Zealand.

Radiance of the Seas is the flagship of the Radiance class, which includes Jewel of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas.


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