NOW AND THEN
In May 2011, Radiance entered
the dry dock in Victoria, British
Columbia, Canada for a 22-day
revitalization and re-fit. During that
time, the ship received several new
enhancements. On this page, we
show some of these enhancements
made to the public areas of the ship
and how those areas looked before
The Samba Grill (above) is a restaurant that first debuted on Royal Caribbean
on Allure of the Seas (photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean). It is a Brazilian-style
steakhouse or churrascaria. For the main course, the waiters come to the table
with large skewers of meat and slice off individual portions. When you are ready,
you signal with a light on your table that you would like to try the next type of
It takes the place of the Seaview Café. Styled like an informal country club bar,
the Seaview offered hamburgers, chili and assorted specials (above right).
Two portions of the Viking Crown complex have been converted into private lounges. The Concierge Lounge (above
left) is for th use of guests staying in the ship's suites and guests who are Diamond Plus (and above) members of the
Crown and Anchor Society, Royal Caribbean's past passenger loyalty program (photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean). It
takes the place of the former Hollywood Odyssey bar (above right). The Diamond Lounge is for the use of Diamond
level members of the Crown and Anchor Society (below left. Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean). It occupies a portion
(but not all) of the Viking Crown Lounge (see below right).
Izumi (left) offers sushi and traditional
Asian fare. Rita's Cantina (below left)
is a Tex-Mex restaurant that began on
Allure of the Seas. (Both photos courtesy
of Royal Caribbean). These two venues
were created out of a sheltered seating
area behind the Windjammer buffet
The Quill and Compass (above left) is a traditional English-style pub similar to the pubs on the Royal Promenade on Royal
Caribbean's Oasis and Freedom-class ships (photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean). The pub features live entertainment in the
evening. It replaced Radiance's Scoreboard Sports Bar (above right).
BARS AND LOUNGES
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Outdoor movie screen. A large outdoor movie
screen was placed above the main pool area. This
allows guests to watch movies, sports events and other
video programming in an open-air environment.
Above: The pool area with the new movie screen
(photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean).
Below: The same area before the movie screen.
Giovanni's Kitchen (above left) was first introduced on Oasis of the Seas. It is designed to be a somewhat more casual
Italian-style restaurant than the Portofino's restaurant that it replaces on Radiance (above right). While it is more casual, it
is not a pizzeria. Rather, it presents Italian dishes in an atmosphere that can accommodate both family-style and a nice
special evening out.
Using a similar sheltered area forward of
the Windjammer, Royal has added the
Boardwalk Dog House to Radiance
(left. Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean).
This is another restaurant concept that
debuted on Allure. It features specialty
At the other end of the dining spectrum is the Chef's Table (above left. Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean). Fourteen
guests have a multi-course meal with wine pairings around a large table. A chef and a sommelier explain each dish and the
various wines. The Chef's Table occupies the area that once was the Calcutta Card Club (above right).
The Park Café is a concept from Oasis of the Seas' Central Park (above left. Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean). It
features specialty sandwiches, wraps, salads and other light fare. Located in the Solarium, the Park Café occupies an area
that included the Pizzeria (above right).
Taking the place of the video arcade is Royal
Babies and Tots, a nursery for very young
passengers. (Photo courtesy of Royal