Radiance of the Seas' Chef’s Table dining experience.
Radiance of the Seas' Chef’s Table dining experience. Contributed

Cruise liner radiantly revitalised


AFTER a 21-day dry-dock, Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas re-emerged from one of the most extensive revitalisations of the cruise line’s approximately $70 million ‘Royal Advantage’ enhancements program for 2011.  

The new variety of dining and entertainment options, children’s programs and technology advancements originally introduced to industry-wide acclaim on Royal Caribbean’s new Oasis-class ships, are now available onboard Radiance of the Seas ready for her debut in Australasia this October.

The enhancements to Radiance of the Seas delivers on the global cruise line’s Royal Advantage, a commitment to provide guests with the industry’s most innovative cruise ships, exciting destinations and superior Gold Anchor service for an extraordinary cruise holiday.   

Before arriving  for her first summer season in Australia and New Zealand, the newly revitalised Radiance of the Seas is sailing alternating, seven-night Southbound and Northbound Alaska itineraries.

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

“The Royal Advantage comprises some of the industry’s most innovative onboard amenities, programs and Gold Anchor Service that make up the most contemporary cruise holiday. By introducing almost all of the same specialty 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.”

Australian guests will soon be able to relish in more of Royal Caribbean’s signature innovations without having to fly overseas.  Radiance of the Seas’  all-encompassing revitalisation  introduces a range of amenities and experiences from the royal babies and tots nursery designed for children, six to 36 months old, to 12 newly added accommodations – one family, five interior and six exterior staterooms – and technology enhancements that include Wi-Fi availability throughout the ship and flat-panel interactive televisions in all staterooms. 

The ship also features a new concierge lounge for suite guests, a diamond lounge for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program members, the quill and compass pub and a massive outdoor LED video screen overlooking the main pool area where families, friends and couples can enjoy movies under the stars and entertainment programs during the day.

Dining options onboard Radiance of the Seas have nearly doubled with the addition of seven of the most highly acclaimed dining concepts in the fleet, including Samba Grill a Brazilian steakhouse, the Asian Izumi restaurant, the Mexican-themed Rita’s Cantina and the Italian family-style restaurant Giovanni’s Table, as well as the Boardwalk Dog House hotdog stand, Park Café deli-style restaurant and the exclusive Chef’s Table dining experience.  

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