MS Radiance of the Seas
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|
|Laid down:||24 June 1998|
|Launched:||15 June 2000|
|Christened:||6 April 2001 by Margot L. Pritzker|
|Completed:||9 March 2001|
|Acquired:||10 March 2001|
|Maiden voyage:||7 April 2001|
|Identification:||Call sign: C6SE7 DNV ID: 21562 IMO number: 9195195 MMSI number: 311319000|
|Class and type:||Radiance class cruise ship|
|Length:||293.2 m (962 ft)|
|Beam:||39.8 m (131 ft)|
|Draft:||8.5 m (28 ft)|
|Decks:||13 (12 guest accessible)|
|Speed:||22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)|
MS Radiance of the Seas is a cruise ship 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 has the most glass of any Royal Caribbean ship. She has 10 dining choices, a rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, pools, and a water slide.
During the northern summer season, Radiance of the Seas operates in Alaska. In spring and fall, she visits the Hawaiian Islands, and in the winter season, the southern summer, she visits Australia and New Zealand. The inaugural Australian cruise of the performing arts on the Radiance of the Seas in November 2014 included, among others, Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Simon Tedeschi, Elaine Paige, Marina Prior, and John Waters.
- "Radiance of the Seas (21562)". DNV Exchange. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
- "Bravo! A Cruise of the Performing Arts", Stage Whispers
- Media related to Radiance of the Seas at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- "Radiant and all at sea" – review by Shirley Stephenson in The West Australian of a cruise from Sydney to Fremantle on Radiance of the Seas
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