Radiance of the Seas
Gross Tonnage: 90,090
Length: 962 feet
Beam: 106 feet
Draft: 28 feet
Cruising Speed: 25 knots
Passenger Decks: 12
Ships Registry: Bahamas
Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Gay Bears Cruise 2019
7 nights from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia
June 21 28, 2019
Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas
Join like minded bears, cubs, chubs, chasers, their friends and families on Arno's Bears Alaska gay group cruise. Spot bears, bald eagles, whales, seals, wolves and sea otters in amazing Alaska. Soar above glaciers in a helicopter, admire breath-taking views from a gondola, run with huskies or learn about Native American cultures in this awe-inspiring wilderness. Embark on an adventure unlike any other onboard Radiance of the Seas.
Fall head over heels for the Last Frontier on an unmissable holiday to Alaska. With its snow-topped mountains, show-stopping glaciers and wildlife everywhere you turn, an Alaskan holiday is any adventurers dream come true.
Snap a selfie with the wow-worthy Hubbard Glacier – 76 miles of other-worldly blue ice – before whizzing through the snow in Juneau, on a sled pulled by energetic huskies. Catch your breath, then it’s time for whale-watching, seal lion-seeking and a one-of-a-kind seaplane flight over Tongass National Forest. Where next?
Explore the rich Tlingit Indian traditions in Icy Strait Point, then soak up the serenity as you glide through Misty Fjords, making unforgettable memories along the way. Hop ashore and follow your feet into the heart of Alaska’s natural beauty. You might feel the chill on your cruise to Alaska, but this wondrous part of the world is sure to melt your heart.
Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas
See the world like never before onboard Radiance of the Seas, where the sun streams in through acres of glass that offer the best sea views around. And with fantastic activities, amazing entertainment and delectable dining to be enjoyed, you'll be pinching yourself every day of your holiday (It’s not a dream – we promise!)
With a host of exciting activities to choose from onboard Radiance of the Seas, the hardest part is deciding what to do first! Our spacious, comfortable accommodation is designed around you, so no matter where in the world you are, you'll feel like you've come home.
When it comes to dining, you're spoilt for choice onboard Radiance of the Seas, with a variety of sensational restaurants serving cuisine from around the globe.
The Radiance of the Seas, one of the faster cruise ships in the Royal Caribbean line, is outfitted to be spectacular to the eye, with glass elevators that offer an ocean view, a 10-story glass Centrum, and amazing staterooms - many of which have balconies! Add to this all of the onboard fun there is to be had, along with the best service that you can always count on, and the Radiance of the Seas is the ideal place to take your next cruise vacation!
Activities on Radiance of the Seas
Expect the best on board the Radiance of the Seas! With a rock climbing wall, a huge gym, basketball and volleyball courts, and a day spa, the list of things to do is only going to get larger! Head over to the pool and relax in the sun, or wander around the ship and take in the breathtaking ocean views! There's an African safari-themed Solarium for you to enjoy, as well! Bingo, shuffleboard, and other organized activities abound. There's even an indoor/outdoor country club with a golf simulator!
Dining / Food on Radiance of the Seas
The Radiance of the Seas has amazing food! Your taste buds will delight in all of the different delicious options. The regular dining options feature your favorite foods, and much more! Don't forget, there is 24-hour room service that offers the full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, too! If you'd like something a little different, head over to the Portofino Italian Restaurant, the Chops Grill, or the Seaview Café. If you like coffee, there's even a specialty coffee house that has Seattle's Best Coffee - it's called Latté-tudes! The options are endless!
Entertainment on Radiance of the Seas
Once the sun goes down, your day is far from over on the Radiance of the Seas! Get ready for a show, and see a live Broadway performance or listen to live jazz music! Attend a themed party, or a parade! There are lots of bars and lounges with unique themes in each of them for you to enjoy - so grab some friends and have some cocktails! There's also the Colony Club, which is a British-themed colonial-style lounge complete with pool tables that level themselves to match the motion of the ocean! Head out to the nightclub and dance to the great music, or try your luck at the Casino Royale, the onboard casino! The Radiance of the Seas will entertain you all day and all night long!
Alaska & Hubbard Glacier Bears Cruise
| 21 June
| 22 June
||Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
| 23 June
| 24 June
| 25 June
||Icy Strait Point, Alaska
| 26 June
| 27 June
||Cruising Inside Passage
| 28 June
||Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 1 - Seward, Alaska
Enjoy a morning Main Street stroll past historic buildings decked out in colorful murals. Then hit Resurrection Bay for kayaking to tidewater caves. At the Alaska Native Heritage Center you’ll be captivated by ancestral storytelling— or explore the city’s rugged past at Seward Museum. Enter the world-class Alaska SeaLife Center for a “window to the sea” where puffins, giant Pacific octopuses, Steller sea lions and colorful fish swim. Explore Kenai Fjords National Park, over 600,000 acres of wilderness chock-full of tidewater glaciers, Alaskan wildlife, and outdoor activities galore.
Day 2 - Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Experience the daunting power of the largest tidewater glacier in North America. While most glaciers tend to thin and retreat, Hubbard Glacier continues to thicken and actively advance toward the Gulf of Alaska, earning the nickname “Galloping Glacier”. Sailing into Disenchantment Bay near the glacier’s 400-foot-tall face, you’ll get panoramic views of its gigantic expanse— Hubbard is a monstrous 76 miles long and 1,200 feet deep.
Day 3 - Juneau, Alaska
Juneau is the largest U.S. state capital— and one of the hardest to get to. Flanked by mountains, tundra and rainforests, it’s basically inaccessible except by air or sea. Once you arrive you’ll find adventure in every corner. Go dogsledding over Mendenhall Glacier, or prospecting along centuries-old mining trails. In Juneau, the thrills are as endless as the surrounding wilderness. Watch for humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals, and Steller sea lions as you cruise through the icy Alaskan waters on a charter boat. Travel to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and join a team of professional mushers and their huskies on a sleigh ride over the snow.
Day 4 - Skagway, Alaska
Since its Klondike Gold Rush days, Skagway has served as an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. Take an old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street and get lost in riveting historical reenactments. Here you’ll also discover plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from dog-sledding on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America. Prepare to be blown away by breathtaking Alaskan scenery while riding in a vintage rail car along the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway. See Bridal Veil Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and Glacier Gorge unfold before you while climbing the 2,885-foot incline of White Pass.
Day 5 - Icy Strait Point, Alaska
If you want to hang in Icy Strait Point, you’re going to have to get a little wild. Go whale watching in Point Adolphus and sea lion spotting in Glacier Bay National Park. Or gear up to go soaring over mountain forests on the world’s longest zip line. Life here is all about the thrill factor. You can scout for Steller sea lions, puffins and humpback whales while exploring ancient glaciers at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Watch members of the Huna Tlingit Dancers troupe tell the story of their tribal heritage through song and dance at the Native Heritage Center Theater.
Day 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Dubbed the canned salmon capital of the world, Ketchikan is rich in both fishing and culture. You’ll find more totem poles here than anywhere else in the world, and a Native spirit kept alive by three tribes of Northwest Coastal People. For some outdoor thrills, venture into the surrounding Tongass National Forest— the largest in the United States. Ketchikan has more totem poles than anywhere in the world. And just south of downtown at Saxman Native Village you’ll find a nice collection of finely carved and decorated totems — all authentic replicas— plus a replica clan house.
Day 7 - Cruising Inside Passage
Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds. Discover a wide range of landscapes and native wildlife without leaving the ship. See glacial valleys speckled with evergreens and powerful waterfalls plunging toward the sea. Watch bald eagles soar overhead and porpoises playing in the ship’s wake. This is British Columbia in all its raw, pure glory.
Day 8 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Kick off the afternoon lunching on xiaolongbao buns in Chinatown. Then explore the city’s cultural offerings at the Bill Reid Gallery or Vancouver Art Gallery. Get into some active adventure, whether it’s water-biking False Creek or mountain-biking the North Shore. Evenings are best spent dining and drinking in Yaletown’s hip warehouse district. Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.