Radiance of the Seas

Inexpensive Mega SET SAIL 2001
Conquering the rock-climbing wall, though lines can get long
Soaking in the adults-only hot tubs, African-theme Solarium
Playing pool on self-leveling tables
Sizzling skewers at the Samaba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse
Tons To Do

Though no doubt Radiance can be family-friendly, this is a ship that's generally more geared toward singles, couples and a more mature crowd — especially with the sophisticated, longer-length itineraries.

Radiance of the Seas OVERVIEW

While many think all Royal Caribbean ships are behemoth liners, Radiance of the Seas was the company's first midsize ship. It's a welcome opportunity for those who prefer something between a tiny sailing ship and a 5,000-passenger super cruiser. Even with 12 decks, it's intimate enough to feel like you're truly experiencing every part of it and are not lost in a maze of corridors and floors. Though Radiance of the Seas is 12 years old, it underwent a $20 million makeover in 2011, adding many touches found on the newer Oasis class of Royal Caribbean ships. Now there are eight more restaurants including a Brazilian steakhouse, upgraded staterooms, Wi-Fi throughout and a new nursery for children 6 months to 3 years old. In other words, you're almost getting an Oasis experience without the added expense or crowds.

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Summers, she focuses on Alaska, then bounces among routes in Australia and New Zealand and in Hawaii and the South Pacific.

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