Royal Caribbean International's Radiance of the Seas Debuts in Seattle

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Royal Caribbean International

    MIAMI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Whoever thought playing pool on a cruise
 ship would be possible?  Radiance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean' newest ship
 sails into Seattle with the first billiard tables at sea.  This new generation
 world cruiser boasts a variety of entertainment, activity and dining options
 including a rock-climbing wall, a miniature golf course, a Seattle-themed
 bookstore/coffee shop, five dining venues, a three-story theater, large spa
 and gym and internet ports in every stateroom.  At 90,090 GRT, she also
 features vibration-free, smokeless gas turbine engines, which represent the
 cruise industry's newest technology for protecting the environment, and will
 result in an 80 to 98 percent reduction in exhaust emissions, as well as a
 reduction in oily waste.
     "With her sleek, mega-yacht exterior, an abundance of windows, and all-
 glass elevators facing the sea, Radiance of the Seas gives a remarkable sense
 of openness, connecting guests to the ocean," said Jack Williams, president,
 Royal Caribbean International.  "We are excited about bringing her to Seattle
 as she is ideal for the Pacific Northwest itineraries, and is the first ship
 in our fleet to serve Seattle's Best Coffee."
     More than 70 percent of outside staterooms on this ship will have
 balconies.  Glass elevators facing the sea will span 12 decks, and floor-to-
 ceiling glass windows in many public areas will offer spectacular sea views.
 Radiance of the Seas represents an evolution of Royal Caribbean's signature
 elements and incorporates many exciting design features and technological
 advancements found on Royal Caribbean's Voyager-class ships.
     Starting April 30, 2001, Radiance of the Seas will offer sixteen sailings
 departing from Seattle with ports of call in Vancouver and Victoria in British
 Colombia.  The round-trip itineraries include:
     * Seven four-night cruises that depart on Monday, Apr. 30; May 7, 14;
       Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 2001.
     * Six three-night cruises that depart on Friday, May, 4, 11, 18;
       Sept 21, 28; Oct 5, 2001.  A May 21, 2001, sailing departs on a Monday.
     * Three two-night cruises that depart on May 24; Sept 15 and
       October 12, 2001.
 
     Royal Caribbean International's shore excursions provide for unforgettable
 port adventures in Victoria and Vancouver.  Guests can choose exciting shore
 excursions like Victoria's Butchart Gardens and Butterfly Gardens tour, or
 Victoria by Horse Drawn Trolley.  Shore excursions in Vancouver include the
 Sea Safari, high-speed water tour and ocean kayaking amidst the grandeur of
 English Bay.
     Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 14 ships in
 service and six under construction or on firm order.  For additional
 information about the cruise line, please visit the company's Internet web
 site at http://www.royalcaribbean.com or http://www.rclinvestor.com.
 
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    MIAMI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Whoever thought playing pool on a cruise
 ship would be possible?  Radiance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean' newest ship
 sails into Seattle with the first billiard tables at sea.  This new generation
 world cruiser boasts a variety of entertainment, activity and dining options
 including a rock-climbing wall, a miniature golf course, a Seattle-themed
 bookstore/coffee shop, five dining venues, a three-story theater, large spa
 and gym and internet ports in every stateroom.  At 90,090 GRT, she also
 features vibration-free, smokeless gas turbine engines, which represent the
 cruise industry's newest technology for protecting the environment, and will
 result in an 80 to 98 percent reduction in exhaust emissions, as well as a
 reduction in oily waste.
     "With her sleek, mega-yacht exterior, an abundance of windows, and all-
 glass elevators facing the sea, Radiance of the Seas gives a remarkable sense
 of openness, connecting guests to the ocean," said Jack Williams, president,
 Royal Caribbean International.  "We are excited about bringing her to Seattle
 as she is ideal for the Pacific Northwest itineraries, and is the first ship
 in our fleet to serve Seattle's Best Coffee."
     More than 70 percent of outside staterooms on this ship will have
 balconies.  Glass elevators facing the sea will span 12 decks, and floor-to-
 ceiling glass windows in many public areas will offer spectacular sea views.
 Radiance of the Seas represents an evolution of Royal Caribbean's signature
 elements and incorporates many exciting design features and technological
 advancements found on Royal Caribbean's Voyager-class ships.
     Starting April 30, 2001, Radiance of the Seas will offer sixteen sailings
 departing from Seattle with ports of call in Vancouver and Victoria in British
 Colombia.  The round-trip itineraries include:
     * Seven four-night cruises that depart on Monday, Apr. 30; May 7, 14;
       Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 2001.
     * Six three-night cruises that depart on Friday, May, 4, 11, 18;
       Sept 21, 28; Oct 5, 2001.  A May 21, 2001, sailing departs on a Monday.
     * Three two-night cruises that depart on May 24; Sept 15 and
       October 12, 2001.
 
     Royal Caribbean International's shore excursions provide for unforgettable
 port adventures in Victoria and Vancouver.  Guests can choose exciting shore
 excursions like Victoria's Butchart Gardens and Butterfly Gardens tour, or
 Victoria by Horse Drawn Trolley.  Shore excursions in Vancouver include the
 Sea Safari, high-speed water tour and ocean kayaking amidst the grandeur of
 English Bay.
     Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 14 ships in
 service and six under construction or on firm order.  For additional
 information about the cruise line, please visit the company's Internet web
 site at http://www.royalcaribbean.com or http://www.rclinvestor.com.
 
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