With acres of glass enclosing the nine story central atrium and elevators that face the sea, you’ll never be at a loss for sensational views during your cruise aboard Radiance of the Seas. So if you’re hungry for a sea experience that combines panoramic vistas, an array of dining options and activities ranging from the Solarium to climbing and golf, you’ve met you match with Radiance of the Seas.
The kids are catered for in their own dedicated Adventure Ocean club, so you don’t have to endure the dreaded moans of ‘Mum /Dad I’m bored’. There’s even an Adventure Beach Kid’s pool that features all the fun you could ever imagine with a waterslide that will be a firm favourite with the younger cruisers, and one that Dad is sure to be jealous of. Perhaps you’re more worried about keeping your hormonal teens entertained? Fear not, Royal Caribbean have got it all covered with their very own teen centre that features a lounge, video arcade and a room for their very own teen disco.
With the kids now sorted you’re free to do as you wish. You can take a leisurely stroll around the centrum shops, drop by Café Latte-Tudes for a refreshment and buttery pastry treat, before heading to the spa for a soothing spa treatment or choose to wind down in the adults-only Solarium. This heavenly abode is designed to resemble an African watering hole, with stone elephant statues and cascading waterfalls, the Solarium is the perfect place for you to take a refreshing dip in the pool, relax with friends in the whirlpool or discreetly hide away on a sheltered sun lounger.
When the kids aren’t in the Kids Club, you can enjoy some quality family time together by heading to the Rock Climbing Wall, Sports Deck or a quick game golf if you can’t wait until you get on shore. Perhaps you’d rather watch a blockbuster hit movie in the Cinema where movies run daily? No trip to the cinema trip is the same without popcorn, an ice-cold drink or a pick ‘n’ mix, so make you sure grab these goodies before heading past the door.
Radiance of the Seas offers plenty of dining options to keep the most indecisive and fussy cruiser happy. Enjoy the romance and fine Italian cuisine of Giovanni’s Table, excellent seafood and steak dishes in Chops Grille or go all exclusive in the Chef’s Table where you can savour an intimate culinary experience where the head chef cooks for just 14 guests.
Izumi serves a la carte sushi that will blow your taste buds with their fresh and flavoursome ingredients, whilst over in Rita’s Cantina colourful surroundings and lively flavours of Mexico such as nachos, fajitas and Margaritas will provide you with a fun fiesta.
Fancy a churrascaria with personality and flare? The Brazilian Steakhouse of Samba Grill is a meat lover’s paradise with a selection of 13 different meats and seafood specialities carved tableside and straight from the skewer. The all-time favourite dining venue of Windjammer Café is also available on board, so let your food cravings go wild in this all you can eat buffet style restaurant, where the options really are endless.
Complete with a cascading waterfall, the aptly named Cascades Dining Room is the elegant Main Dining Room aboard Radiance of the Seas, and is perfect for those who prefer a more traditional dining experience. Here you can order from a wide variety of menu items and expect to receive impeccable service for a memorable evening.
All the consumption of food, alcohol and irresistible desserts may leave you feeling rather sluggish; so if you feel like upping the pace a little, head to the Fitness Centre to work up a sweat and burn off the calories from earlier on in the day. If you don’t want to spoil your holiday with the thought of exercise, you can always slope off to the pool instead.
Craving a beer and taste of back home? Luckily for you the Quill and Compass is a traditional English-style pub where can relax amongst the dark woods, in cosy nooks and enjoy international beers on tap. Alternatively you can enjoy the quiet and elegant Champagne Bar, which offers sparkling wines, champagnes and even an assortment of canapés whilst over in Schooner’s Bar you can listen to piano music that plays softly in the background, and catch up with old and new friends.
Other evening entertainment includes watching a flick on the outdoor screen under the stars, dancing the night away in the Viking Crown Lounge, admiring views from Singapore Slings (one of the Colony Clubs four entertainment spaces), with its floor-to-ceiling windows or watch a show-stopping recital in the Aurora Theatre, that has all the glitz and glam of Broadway or Las Vegas.