Radiance of the Seas returns to service

Radiance of the Seas returns to service

Royal Caribbean operated Radiance of the Seas has re-emerged after 21 days in dry-dock as part of the cruise line’s most extensive revitalisation programme.

The changes see the ship welcome almost double the previous number of restaurants, more accommodation and a new baby and toddler nursery.

The new variety of dining concepts, entertainment options, children’s activities and technology advancements originally introduced onboard Royal Caribbean International’s new Oasis-class ships, now debuts onboard Radiance of the Seas.

This summer Radiance of the Seas sails alternating, seven-night Southbound and Northbound Alaska itineraries before repositioning for its first winter 2011 season to Australia and New Zealand.


Radiance of the Seas is the third of four ships in its class to be refitted

“Radiance of the Seas’ dry-dock is part of Royal Caribbean’s multi-ship enhancement and revitalisation strategy,” said Lisa Bauer, senior vice president, hotel operations, Royal Caribbean International.

“By introducing almost all of the same speciality restaurants that can currently be found onboard Allure of the Seas as well some of the Oasis-class ships’ most popular concepts to Radiance of the Seas, guests can enjoy a variety of brand new onboard experiences.”


Work on board Radiance of the Seas lasted three weeks

Radiance of the Seas is third in a line of four ships undergoing revitalisations in 2011, including Liberty of the Seas (January), Freedom of the Seas (March) and Splendour of the Seas (October). 

Each ship will re-emerge outfitted with the most highly guest-rated features introduced on Royal Caribbean International’s new Oasis-class ships.

Even Oasis of the Seas, the first Oasis-class ship launched in November 2010, now boasts new features with the recent addition of the DreamWorks Experience and 3-D movies which first debuted on Allure of the Seas, since November 2010.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 ships currently in service. 

The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Australia, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and New Zealand.