Radiance of the Seas for Kids

Editor Rating:  4.0
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Radiance of the Seas Ratings

  • Category
    Member
    Editor
  • Dining
    4.0
    4.0
  • Public Rooms
    4.4
    5.0
  • Cabins
    4.1
    4.0
  • Entertainment
    3.8
    5.0
  • Spa & Fitness
    4.1
    5.0
  • Family & Children
    3.7
    5.0
  • Shore Excursions
    3.8
    3.0
  • Enrichment
    3.5
    1.0
  • Service
    4.4
    3.0
  • Value-for-Money
    3.9
    4.0
Editor Rating
4.0
Member Rating
Why Choose Radiance of the Seas?
  • Pro: Much of the exterior is glass allowing for impressive ocean views from almost anywhere
  • Con: Too much emphasis on up charges, from specialty restaurants to drinks and the onboard shops
  • Bottom Line: Older ship best chosen for the itineraries it sails, not the onboard offerings

Radiance of the Seas for Families

Editor Rating
Families
5.0

Free, supervised activities for children 3 to 17 years of age are featured by age group: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12, and 13 - 17. Facilities at Adventure Ocean, the kids' club, include a computer lab, outdoor area, video game consoles, a rock-climbing wall, and Adventure Beach with splash pools and a water slide. Kids earn coupons for participation in activities that can be redeemed for gifts. There's a nine-hole miniature golf course onboard, too.

A children's menu with games and crayons, not to mention kids' favorites like pizza, burgers and macaroni and cheese is available during meal times. And group babysitting in Adventure Ocean can be arranged for $6 per hour, per child (for kids ages 3 - 11 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.); in-stateroom sitting, booked through the Guest Relations Desk at least 24 hours in advance, is $19 per hour for up to three children in the same family. Teens have their own coffeehouse/disco with flat-screen televisions and soda bar.

And, in the "good news for parents of infants" department, the 2011 refurbishments saw the addition of the Royal Babies & Tots Nursery on Deck 12, next to Adventure Ocean. (It occupies the former video arcade space, which has been moved.) With a baby-to-staff ratio of 1:3, the nursery is available for children between the ages of 6 months and 36 months at a rate of $8 per hour (reservations are required).


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