Eclectic, random, unpredictable, and often bizarre describes the artwork on board the Radiance of the Seas, the Royal Caribbean ship we sailed from Sydney to Perth around the top of Australia.
The ship itself, while showing its age in a few spots, is beautiful. It’s the attention to detail, interesting artwork around every corner, and huge wall hangings that kept me smiling.
You have seen the centre atrium, so you already know the ship is decorated in good taste. I think radiance was the perfect name for this ship as her brilliance emanates happiness.
Check out some of our favourite artwork onboardRadiance of the Seas
In addition, there is an art and photography gallery on board. The art gallery offers a huge collection of artworks, usually auctioned to interested passengers at receptions offering free champagne. There are over 1000 pieces of art on rotating display, from modern to classic. I did not feature any of those here.
Attending the auctions or visiting the galleries is just one of the many optional things to do while at sea. It is easy to avoid if you are not interested, but worth a no-pressure visit just to check out.
We won a few small pieces of art. And even the artworks we brought home have registration numbers on the Certificates of Authenticity.
Photograph on board
The photo gallery is where you find the photos taken by the professional photographers around the ship, as well as photos of the various ports, photo albums, cameras, etc. Radiance of the Seas also has a professional photography studio creating portraits in black and white. We did this on our last cruise and love our results. Expensive, but worth every penny.
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Disclaimer: In addition to VIP treatment onboard the Radiance of the Seas we were provided with many complimentary extras including a few pieces of artwork. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.