Radiance-class cruise ship
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|Operators:||Royal Caribbean International|
|Preceded by:||Voyager class|
|Succeeded by:||Freedom class|
|Length:||962 ft (293 m)|
|Beam:||105.6 ft (32.2 m)|
|Draft:||26.7 ft (8.1 m)|
|Installed power:||Gas turbines|
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
The Radiance class is a class of cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean built between 2001 and 2004 at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The class was preceded by the Voyager class and succeeded by the Freedom class. These ships are built to Panamax form factor, allowing them to pass through the Panama Canal.
Radiance-class ships have a gross tonnage of 90,090. The power plant on all ships consists of environmentally friendlier but less fuel efficient gas turbines. The Radiance-class ships have over 3 acres (12,000 m2) of glass, glass exterior viewing elevators, over 700 balcony staterooms, two-level glass windowed dining rooms, alternative restaurants, a retractable glass roof over a pool, an outdoor pool, as well as the first self-leveling billiard tables at sea.
with Royal Caribbean
|Home port(s) (as of February 2013[update])||Notes||Image|
|Radiance of the Seas||2001||March 10, 2001||Sydney, Australia (Southern Hemisphere Summer)/
Vancouver, British Columbia and Anchorage, Alaska (Northern Hemisphere Summer)
|First cruise ship to feature pool tables that are stabilized by a computer-controlled gyroscope.|
|Brilliance of the Seas||2002||July 19, 2002||Boston, Massachusetts (Fall)
Tampa, Florida (Winter/Spring)
Harwich, England (Summer)
|Went into drydock April 23, 2013. Moved to Tampa, Florida November 2013. Moved to Harwich, England May 2013. Moved to Boston, Massachusetts September 2014. Moved to Tampa, Florida November 2014.|
|Serenade of the Seas||2003||August 1, 2003||Barcelona, Spain (Summer)/
New Orleans, Louisiana (Winter)
|Currently sailing out of New Orleans as of January 2015.|
|Jewel of the Seas||2004||May 8, 2004||San Juan, Puerto Rico||The ship will start sailing from Los Angeles and Vancouver in 2015.|
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