Radiance of the Seas Statistics & Facts

Radiance of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s Radiance-class ships. Launched in 2001, she is one of the classic ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet.

Radiance of the Seas cruising through the cold ocean

Radiance of the Seas Size

Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 90,090 GT. Not to be confused with weight, gross tonnage is a measure of the internal volume of a ship. It’s the best way to compare ships by size.

Radiance of the Seas is 293 metres (962 feet) long, which is about the same length as 10 blue whales or 2.7 football fields!

Radiance of the Seas has a beam of 32 metres (106 feet). Beam is another word for width, when we’re talking about the size of cruise ships.

There are 13 decks on Radiance of the Seas and 7 of these have cabins. These are accessed by a whopping 9 guest elevators, with more elevators that are just for crew members.

The Radiance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas Occupancy

Radiance of the Seas is considered to be a medium-sized cruise ship. She can accommodate 2,143 based on double occupancy. However, if every bed on the ship is in use, then this ship can accommodate up to 2,466 as well as 894 crew members.

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Radiance of the Seas Speed

You may be wondering how fast Radiance of the Seas can go? Well, the top speed is 25 knots, which equates to 28.7695 miles per hour. However, the ship usually sails much slower than this as the speed is dictated by the itinerary and the weather.

Building Radiance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas was built in 2001 in Papenburg, Germany by the shipbuilder Meyer Werft. Like many Royal Caribbean ships, she was registered in Bahamas.

The ship cost $350,000,000 to build. She was Christened by Margot L. Pritzker and made her maiden voyage on April 7, 2001.

Radiance of the Seas has 3 sister ships in the Radiance Class:

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Radiance of the Seas being constructed

Facilities onboard Radiance of the Seas

You’ll find plenty to do onboard Radiance of the Seas. Here’s what you can expect to find on board:

Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean is the Royal Caribbean kids club, and includes AO Babies and AO Junior for younger guests. Children will love the huge range of activities on offer, and the dedicated spaces just for them.

Girl painting in Adventure Ocean

Adventure Beach

Adventure Beach is a fun-packed water park area with various slides and splash pools. Parents can grab a lounger and watch their kids having a wonderfully wet time – just try to avoid getting splashed yourself.

The giant slide of Adventure Beach


Get your game on at the arcade, where you’ll find a host of different machines suited to all ages. There’s a selection of video games, classic games such as skeeball, and prize games too.

Couple playing at the Arcade

Broadway-Style Entertainment

The live entertainment on Royal Caribbean is stunning, with Broadway-style shows that are packed with incredible live music and incredible visual effects. Get comfy in the on-board theatre and enjoy being whisked away to magical worlds through immersive stories.

Actors performing on board

Casino Royale

Whether you’re a poker or blackjack player, or you prefer to stick to machines, Casino Royale has it all. Play some games and potentially win some amazing jackpots in a lively, exciting atmosphere.

Slot machines of Casino Royale

Conference Center

The conference facilities on a Royal Caribbean ship can accommodate up to 400 guests, and include facilities for meetings, theater-style events and even trade shows. These rooms can be hired for no additional fee by sailing guests.

Guests using the conference center

Mini Golf

Enjoy a fun mini golf course on your ship where you can putt around various tricky obstacles. This is included in your fare, so if you have a bad round…just play again!

A girl enjoying the mini golf course alone

Outdoor Movie Screen

Cosy up on a lounger, grab the popcorn and enjoy epic entertainment on the outdoor movie screen. Newly-released movies, classic films and live sport events will be shown at various times.

The outdoor movie screen playing a classic film

Rock Climbing Wall

Whether you’re a beginner or a speed-climber, the rock climbing wall is a cool place to hang out and enjoy amazing views. Included in your fare and with no reservation needed, you can scale the wall as many times as you like during your cruise.

Running Track

If you want to keep up your fitness routine while on your cruise, the running track is the ideal place. Enjoy amazing views across the ocean as you complete every lap of the track, passing many of the ship’s best features.

2 lanes of Running Track


Exclusively for adult guests, the Solarium is an indoor and outdoor venue designed with pure relaxation in mind. Relax in the quiet pools, grab a cocktail and sit in a lounge space, or enjoy the cascading lagoons on some ships as you let stresses melt away.

Couple at Solarium

Sports Court

The sports court is an outdoor area that hosts various different sporting activities during your cruise, aimed at the whole family. Games include basketball, volleyball and other court sports, with tournaments often arranged during your cruise.

Friends getting ready to receive the volleyball

Vitality at Sea Fitness & Spa / Spa

At the Vitality Spa, guests can enjoy a range of treatments designed to help them relax and recharge. From beauty treatments such as facials and body wraps, to soothing massages and bathing rituals, there is something for everyone – including a range of services aimed at teens and tweens.

A woman enjoying her spa session

Places to eat on Radiance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas has a huge selection of restaurants, cafes and snack bars where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a quick bite to eat. Some of these are included in your cruise fare and some have an extra charge.

Here are all of your dining options onboard Radiance of the Seas :

Boardwalk Dog House

The Boardwalk Dog House offers a selection of hot dogs that are perfect for a quick snack. Whether you want the classic American-style dog, a pork Bratwurst or even a chicken and apple dog, there’s plenty to tickle your tastebuds here.

In front of Boardwalk Dog House

Cafe Latte-tudes

This casual dining spot offers a wide-ranging coffee menu that includes your perfect morning pick-me-ups and your after dinner cappuccino too. You can also sample a selection of pastries and other sweet treats alongside your drink.

Chef’s Table

If you want a formal, gourmet dining experience then Chef’s Table is ideal. You’ll be served five stunning courses during this white-tablecloth dinner in an exclusive setting, with every course perfectly paired with a different wine by the ship’s onboard sommelier.

Inside Chef's Table

Chops Grille

The Chops Grille steakhouse is an iconic Royal Caribbean restaurant, known for its excellent selection of steak, fish and other meat dishes. This speciality restaurant is smart casual and offers a lighter menu for lunch alongside its main dinner selections.

Steak served by chops grille

Giovanni’s Table

Experience an elevated Italian dining experience at this smart casual venue that serves a mix of classic and contemporary dishes. Sample the incredible house focacia, try an anitpasti platter, or save all your room for the hearty, flavour-rich main courses.


Izumi is a smart casual speciality restaurant that specialises in Asian cuisine, specifically focussing on Japanese classics such as sushi and sishimi. Over four courses (including two mains) you’ll discover some amazing flavours whether you dine at lunch or dinner.

The chef garnishing an order of sushi

Main/Traditional Dining

If you choose Traditional Dining, you’ll be given a set dining time for the Main Dining Room every night. You’ll also likely have the same waiter throughout your cruise, who will learn all your favourites and make meal times even more special.

My Family Time Dining

With My Family Time Dining, you get the best of family time dinner while also being able to relax. Your kids will complete their meals within 45 minutes, before they are escorted to the Adventure Ocean kids club while you enjoy the rest of your meal.

My Time Dining

With My Time Dining, you can choose when you take dinner, and you don’t need to make a reservation (although you may have to wait for a table). You’ll need to pre-pay your gratuities if you want this extra flexibility.

Park Cafe

While wandering the calming Central Park, why not stop for a light breakfast or lunch at this deli cafe? Fresh paninis and sandwiches are available along with salads and sweet treats too.

Rita’s Cantina

Head to Rita’s Cantina for some delicious Mexican fare including a selection of taquitos, enchiladas and fajitas. Of course, you’ll also want to try one of the many margaritas served alongside.

Inside Rita's Cantina

Room Service

Whether you want a late night snack or just a lazy morning in your stateroom, the room service menu has you covered. There are various hot and cold food items and drinks you can choose to have delivered to you.

A couple enjoying the fantastic food from room service

Samba Grill

Meat lovers will have an incredible time at the Samba Grill, where a selection of succulent meats are brought to the table and carved for you in the traditional gaucho style. With various steak cuts, lamb chops, chicken and more, plus some great sweets, you’ll definitely get your fill here.

In front of Samba Grill

Solarium Bistro

While soaking up the calm atmosphere of the adults-only Solarium, take a trip to this buffet restaurant with some amazing Mediterranean flavours. Pile your plate high and enjoy your meal indoors or in the peace of the deck under the blue sky, or the stars at night.

Tables and chairs of Solarium Bistro

Windjammer Cafe

The Windjammer Cafe is the buffet restaurant on the ship. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can help yourself to a fantastic selection of hot and cold foods in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

Beside the counter of Windjammer Cafe

Bars & Lounges Onboard Radiance of the Seas

There’s no shortage of places to relax and enjoy a drink onboard Radiance of the Seas. You’ll find lots of bars and lounges including outdoor pool bars, cocktail bars and live music venues.

Here are the places you can enjoy a drink on Radiance of the Seas:

Champagne Bar

Despite the name, you won’t just find Champagne at the Champagne Bar, but also a wide range of proseccos, cava, cremant and more. This upmarket venue is the ideal place to try some new bubblies as part of an elegant evening.

Inside Champagne Bar

Concierge Club Lounge

Suite guests and those at the necessary level of the Crown & Anchor loyalty program can enjoy a quiet drink in the Concierge Club. As well as grabbing a drink, guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, make reservations and borrow movies and CDs too.

Inside the Concierge Club Lounge

Diamond Club

The Diamond Club is an exclusive venue for the use of Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club guests only. Here you can enjoy a calm atmosphere with cocktails (complimentary during the early evening) whilst making reservations for the rest of your cruise.

The interior of Diamond Club

English Pub

The English Pub on-board your ship is an ideal place to grab a traditional beer or ale, or sample a UK-themed cocktail such as a James Bond Martini. Pop-up music performances keep the lively atmosphere going throughout the evening.

Royal Caribbean English Pub menu front

Jakarta Lounge

This is a quieter lounge than other areas of the ship, ideal for a relaxing drink with friends. Play a game of chess or backgammon while sipping on a quality whisky or a glass of port.

The Lobby Bar

The Lobby Bar is a simple bar area with comfy seating near the Centrum area of the ship. Grab a drink and enjoy the range of activities that are hosted here throughout the day and night.

Quill & Compass Pub

The Quill & Compass is a UK-themed pub that serves a selection of British cocktails along with classic lagers, ales, ciders and more. Live music keeps the atmosphere rocking throughout the evening too.

Entrance of Quill & Compass Pub

Schooner Bar

This friendly, relaxing piano bar is the ideal place to unwind at the end of the night. Grab a seat next to the ship’s mast, or next to a porthole and enjoy the view, while the singalong kicks in.

2 ladies sharing a drink at Schooner Bar

Secondary Lounge

The Secondary Lounge is a large space with ultra-luxurious chairs where you can unwind with a drink and take in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Decorated in a modern style, you can sit back and enjoy good music and even better company.

Singapore Sling’s

Named after the iconic cocktail served in Singapore, this is a charming piano bar with classic dark wood panelling. Grab yourself a drink and sit back while the resident musician entertains you into the early hours.

Sky Bar

This bar is close to the pool area and lets you grab a refreshing drink after a dip. Or just pull up a lounger, request your favourite cocktail and let the hours while away in bliss.

The Sky Bar

Star Quest Disco

Put on your best gladrags and hit the Star Quest Disco when you want to dance the night away. It has a large dance floor where you can show off your moves, and a fun revolving bar where you can grab a quick refreshment between your favourite songs.

Viking Crown Lounge

The Viking Crown Lounge offers stunning views with its floor-to-ceiling windows, making it a great spot to watch the sunset. At night, live music kicks in and the dance floor starts to fill up.

High chairs and the bar table of Viking Crown Lounge