She’s Back and even Better!!
Just as Royal Caribbean’s 90,000 ton, 2112 passenger carrying “ Radiance of the Seas”, finishes up her most recent three-week, $20 million revitalization from her dry dock stay in Victoria B.C., and begins her Alaska sailing, she has emerged one transformed vessel. For a complete and comprehensive review of all of her transformations (check out the video) take a look for yourself!
New additions will include a few venues found only on other class of ships such as a New “Park Cafe” sandwich shop, and the ever popular “DogHouse” hot dog shop!! Leaving both tongues and tails wagging long after your cruise. Certainly treats for every age has been thought of here! One of her many new venues she is boasting is the “Quill and Compass”, English style Pub, which has replaced the former Scoreboard Sports Bar.
Certainly of her many new up-scale dining venues which have been place on-board topping the list is RCCL’s famed “Chef’s Table” which is a reservations required culinary delight which features a delightful 5 course meal prepared and served with a “chef’s eye” up close and personal participant viewing, including special wines to compliment the various dishes. (Cost is $95 pp) but usually is a sold out affair!
A nicer steakhouse venue called “Samba Steakhouse and Grill” which as a specialty dining venue has a surcharge of $25 pp, and also will be Giovanni’s (a wonderful Italian specialty restaurant) which will replace Portofino’s , and will offer Lunch ($15 pp surcharge) and dinner for ($20 pp). Which, will offer up some wonderful dining variance possibilities, while on your cruise adventure.
Izumi Restaurant, offering Sushi and Pan-Asian cuisine, which is being offered to the Radiance Class of Ships for the very first time, as well as Rita’s Cantina offering Mexican fare that was first popularized on the Allure of the Seas to a huge success.
Some of the nuances to the ships services and amenities will include:
A New Poolside Video Screen, for Movies under the Stars (a family favorite for sure). Speaking of family needs will be the inclusion of “Royal Tots and Babies” aboard the Radiance, which will offer parents a full service drop off nursery facility for infants from 6 months of age, up to 36 months for a fee of $8 per hour. It is interesting to note, that this is only the fifth ship in the Royal fleet that offers such service.
Guest will also be delighted with the addition of 15 new staterooms, 3 of which have been much talked about, and a first for the Royal Caribbean fleet, in being designed specifically with the solo traveler in mind. These rooms were actually redesigned former room service staging areas. However, the sad news is that they never made these rooms available for the public, they have been getting utilized as company guests and storage needs. Sad but true!
Also included in the remodel is Interactive Flat screen Televisions, on Board Wi-Fi capability, as well as a completely enhanced digital touch screens “Wayfinder” signage throughout the ship, which was first made popular on the Oasis Class of Ships. With Tons of Upgrades and Brand Icons that passengers have come to know and appreciate, this vessel while not new, certainly boasts many wonderful and new experiences to behold. Definately a ship worth sailing, or resailing again!
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