Carnival Victory-Radiance drydock reconstruction delayed by 2 months due to Coronavirus

   March 24, 2020 ,   Accidents

With the temporary shutdown of all Spanish shipyards due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the launch of Carnival Radiance (ex Carnival Victory) was pushed back 2 months. This will impact passengers booked on cruises between April 29-June 11, 2020. Carnival’s website lists the June 24 departure (New York to Bermuda) as the refitted ship's inaugural cruise. The new date axes the European season and the Transatlantic crossing.

Impacted passengers have 2 choices: receive a Future Cruise Credit and a US$600 stateroom credit, if rebooked by December 31; or 100% refund back to the original form of payment. Passengers scheduled on sailings between April 29-June 11 are asked to complete the form online in order to expedite their selection.

Earlier this month, Carnival had announced that the quarantine in Italy had caused its Radiance ship to cancel some upcoming ports.

Carnival Radiance cruise ship

Currently, Carnival Victory is in drydock at Navantia Shipyard (Cadiz Spain) undergoing a USD 200 million reconstruction and refurbishment project.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.