Radiance of the Seas

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Radiance of the Seas - Juneau, AK.jpg
Radiance of the Seas in Juneau, Alaska, 2011
Name: Radiance of the Seas
Owner: Royal Caribbean International
Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry:
Route: Sydney,Australia Auckland,New Zealand ALASKA
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Cost: 350 million
Yard number: 655
Laid down: 24 June 1998[1]
Launched: 15 June 2000[1]
Christened: 6 April 2001 by Margot L. Pritzker
Completed: 9 March 2001[1]
Acquired: 10 March 2001
Maiden voyage: 7 April 2001
In service: 2001-present
Identification: Call sign: C6SE7
DNV ID: 21562
IMO number9195195
MMSI number: 311319000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Radiance class cruise ship
Tonnage: 90,090 GT
Length: 293.2 m (962 ft)[1]
Beam: 32.2 m (106 ft)[1]
Draft: 8.5 m (28 ft)[1]
Decks: 13 (12 guest accessible)[2]
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Capacity: 2,501 passengers
Crew: 859

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 (GTV), 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 flagship of the Radiance class, which includes Jewel of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas.

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Radiance of the Seas (21562)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/fact-sheet/15/radiance-of-the-seas/
  3. ^ "Bravo! A Cruise of the Performing Arts", Stage Whispers

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