Thursday, June 9, 2011

Video: Cleaning up Radiance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas' 22-day dry dock is almost over, and in this video, Captain Claus Andersen gives viewers a tour of the clean-up process going on aboard the ship prior to its returning to service.

Video of Installation of Rita's Cantina aboard Radiance of the Seas

Rita's Cantina is a popular bar and restaurant aboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class ships, and this video shows the installation of a branch of the watering hole aboard Radiance of the Seas during its revitalization process.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Video Screen Installation on Radiance of the Seas

One of the most visible projects that is part of the revitalization of Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas is the installation of the large poolside video screen. Retrofitting one of these on an existing ship is a major engineering feat. If you'll notice on Radiance, unlike other ships where the screen is affixed to a portion of the superstructure, Royal Caribbean has more or less built a stand for the screen on Radiance.

Video of Installation of Royal Babies & Tots Facility on Radiance of the Seas

Once Radiance of the Seas leaves the shipyard after its revitalization, it will be the fifth ship to have Royal Caribbean's Royal Babies & Tots program for their youngest passengers. Their room is replacing the video arcade on Radiance, and in this video it shows the conversion of the facility.

Video of Preparations for New Specialty Restaurant aboard Radiance of the Seas

Construction work continues aboard Radiance of the Seas. In this video it shows preparations in the galley for the new Izumi Restaurant as well as construction work which is actually creating the specialty restaurant.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Video of Radiance of the Seas Floating Out of Drydock

The work under the waterline on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas is completed, so as seen in this video, the ship was floated out of the drydock. It was moved to a pier at the Victoria (BC) Shipyard where it will remain while work continues inside on other Revitalization projects.

Video of Quill & Compass Pub Being Added to Radiance of the Seas

The Scoreboard Sports Bar aboard Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas is history. It's moving out to make way for the Quill & Compass Pub, and we have video of the construction work being done during the ship's drydock at Victoria (BC) Shipyard.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weekly Video Cruise News Summary June 4, 2011

This weeks news from the cruise industry, brought to you via Cruise News Daily, has items about Carnival Corp ordering a new ship for their P&O brand, international cruise lines expanding programs from Brazil and what it means for the rest of the world, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri revising its plan to return to profitability, Seabourn Quest being delivered, Celebrity Silhouette being floated out at Meyer Werft, Independence of the Seas escaping damage when an oil tank exploded on the pier in Gibraltar, Radiance of the Seas' drydock in Victoria continuing, and the construction progress on Carnival Breeze one year from delivery.

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