The Radiance is very seaworthy. She is small by new ship standards but built to be an ocean liner not a floating theme park.
tasman Sea just not cooperating on the second half of this itinerary. First four days upon leaving Sydney were picture perfect in terms of seas and skies.
It’s sunny right now but windy and rough seas.
Regarding theaters...currently there is a 55 seat regular theater that shows movies and an outdoor big screen in the pool area. No IMAX theater. they are now also showing movies in the Aurera Theater because we have a lot of seniors onboard who do not want to be walking the ship in these seas. the movies are first run and the picture and sound are good in the main theater. But it is NOT IMAX. from what I’ve heard an upgrade refurbishment is scheduled sometime in 2020 and perhaps IMAX will be added then.
The live music selections and the entertainment staff have saved this cruise for me. The One and One five piece band can play anything...very very well. Ron Kingston in the Quill and compass can do justice to both US and Aussie favorites and gets the Pub crowd very engaged with singalong and a small dance area. Trivia several times a day, special dance parties almost every night where ladies can dance alone or with other women and no one cares, and good natured dance contests that even the seniors enjoy participating in and watching with an after dinner or late night cocktail.
There are very few children on this cruise and they have been monitored and supervised by their families when in the public areas. The drinking age on this cruise is 18 years old, as it originated n Sydney and only went to New Zealand which has the lower drinking age. Everyone has been well behaved in that regard.
I bought the deluxe beverage package and Ive enjoyed that convenience. I’ve tried several new cocktails because I had the package. Angela in the Champagne Bar makes a pre dinner espresso martini that I’ll miss when the cruise is over. Gives me a second wind for the evening to come.
i will have another sea day to answer specific quesrtions that require a “look see” while on board. we return to Sydney the morning of April 4 Australia time.