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Discover the awesome beauty of Australia, then endless stretches of sun baked beaches, clear blue water and impossibly white sand. Visit some of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Sydney Opera house and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and do some serious relaxing in the famously laid back atmosphere. New Zealand offers an incredible landscape of contrasts: from the mountain backdrops to the harbour cities, there is so much to see and do- from extreme sports for the adrenaline junkies to peaceful lakesides, deserted beaches and incredible mountains.
Cruise the 'Top End' with a fantastic itinerary beginning in Sydney with a pre-cruise stay (why not extend your stay to tour, explore & more?), head North to Brisbane, Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef & Rainforests, Darwin at the very 'Top End' of the Northern Territory, then hop across to Bali before moving down the West Coast of Australia, to Port Hedland, Geraldton and Fremantle, where you disembark for Perth and your flight home.
Cruise the 'Bottom End' instead, flying into Perth for one night pre cruise, then set sail to the stunning and southern port of Esperance, then across the Great Australian Bight to beautiful Adelaide, on to cosmopolitan Melbourne and across the Tasman Sea to the incredible sights of the South Island of New Zealand. Cruise the Sounds, some would say even more spectacular than their Norwegian equivalent, head for Scottish influenced Dunedin, picturesque Akaroa on the volcanic peninsula, the coolest little Capital City of Wellingotn at the base of the North Island, Picton and finally back across the Tasman to Sydney, where you disembark for your flight home, or choose to extend your stay and explore this incredible Harbour City and surrounds!
And if you have time, why not combine both cruises for an incredible Australasian Circumnavigation from £3249pp for 36 nights? What are you waiting for? Join us for an amazing journey today!
Radiance of the Seas was the first gas-turbine vessel in the Royal Caribbean fleet, ushering a new era of faster, more efficient eco-friendly cruise ships. With an exterior constructed of half glass, most of the public rooms onboard feature breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Launched in 2001, the mid-size ship is 90,090 tons and 962 feet with a capacity of 2,501 passengers. Radiance of the Seas cruises to Alaska, the Western Caribbean, Panama Canal and Central America.
Radiance of the Seas Recreation
Royal Caribbean cruises are fun for guests of all ages and interests. Active cruisers will love the 15,500 sq. ft. ShipShape Spa with magnificent oceanviews. Fitness equipment and classes are available at no additional charge to all passengers. Full spa services are offered in the ship's 12 treatment rooms. For sporty types, the indoor/outdoor country club features a golf simulator, ping-pong, full-sized basketball court, deck games, a 9-hole mini golf course and a jogging track. The Colony Club British-style lounge even has innovative, state-of-the-art billiards tables with self-leveling mechanism. Unique to Royal Caribbean cruises, the rock-climbing wall has five separate climbing tracks depending on skill level and incredible ocean views 200 feet above the sea. The relaxing African-themed Solarium features a swimming pool and two whirlpools and is covered by a retractable glass roof. A wide variety of bars and lounges and the ship's onboard casino offer plenty of opportunities for nightlife. Dancing, comedy, and live music are featured nightly, or simply enjoy cocktails and a magnificent view in the Viking Crown Lounge 11 decks over the ocean. Kids and teens have their own space on the ship in the Adventure Ocean youth facilities.
Radiance of the Seas Food
Royal Caribbean cruises offer delicious, all-you-can-eat cuisine. The main dining room adds an elegant flair to your formal seated dinner with its beautiful staircase, stunning columns, and cascading waterfall. Also open for breakfast and lunch, the main dining room serves a wide variety of foods for all tastes, including healthy and vegetarian options. For fast food and a casual atmosphere, the Windjammer and Seaview Cafes are ideal. Portofino Italian Restaurant and Chops Grille are the ship's specialty dining options. You can also order breakfast and snacks via 24-hour room service.
Radiance of the Seas Staterooms
A majority of staterooms onboard Radiance of the Seas are exterior with stunning views of the ocean, which means balcony and oceanview staterooms are surprisingly affordable. Cabins in all classes include a private toilet and shower, television, telephones, and WiFi capabilities. The ship's 1,034 square ft. Royal Suite includes 172 square ft. balcony, private wet bar, bathroom with whirlpool tub, bidet, and steam room, 42-inch television, and even a baby grand piano.