Carnival Radiance

Former name: Carnival Victory

Carnival Radiance current position

Carnival Radiance current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 36.52528 N / -6.27943 W) cruising en route to CADIZ, SPAIN. The AIS position was reported 7 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Carnival Radiance

Year built2000  /  Age: 20
Flag state Panama
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassDestiny-Sunshine
Building costUSD 420 million (USD 200 million Carnival Victory ship reconstruction in 2020)
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)272 m / 892 ft
Beam (width)38 m / 125 ft
Gross Tonnage101509 gt
Passengers2896 - 4375
Crew1110
Passengers-to-space ratio29
Decks13
Cabins1448
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018-2020
Sister-shipsCarnival Sunshine (Destiny), Carnival Sunrise (Triumph)
Former namesCarnival Victory
Christened byMary Frank
CCL-Carnival Cruise Lines Coronavirus update

Carnival Radiance Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Apr 23 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2021 Apr 26 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $264
2021 Apr 30 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2021 May 03 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $259
2021 May 07 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2021 May 10 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $259
2021 May 14 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2021 May 17 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2021 May 21 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2021 May 24 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2021 May 28 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $389
2021 Jun 01 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2021 Jun 04 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $324
2021 Jun 07 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $389
2021 Jun 11 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $334
2021 Jun 14 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $409
2021 Jun 18 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $344
2021 Jun 21 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $409
2021 Jun 25 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $344
2021 Jun 28 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $414
2021 Jul 02 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $389
2021 Jul 05 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $414
2021 Jul 09 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $349
2021 Jul 12 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $414
2021 Jul 16 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $359
2021 Jul 19 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $414
2021 Jul 23 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $354
2021 Jul 26 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $409
2021 Jul 30 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $344
2021 Aug 02 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $389
2021 Aug 06 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $334
2021 Aug 09 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $359
2021 Aug 13 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $314
2021 Aug 16 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $299
2021 Aug 20 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2021 Aug 23 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2021 Aug 27 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2021 Aug 30 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $239
2021 Sep 03 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $294
2021 Sep 07 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $234
2021 Sep 10 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $254
2021 Sep 13 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $204
2021 Sep 17 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $254
2021 Sep 20 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $204
2021 Sep 24 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $254
2021 Sep 27 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $214
2021 Oct 04 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $214
2021 Oct 08 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $254
2021 Oct 11 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $214
2021 Oct 15 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $239
2021 Oct 18 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $204
2021 Oct 22 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $239
2021 Oct 25 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $184
2021 Oct 29 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $234
2021 Nov 01 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $184
2021 Nov 05 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $229
2021 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $184
2021 Nov 12 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $219
2021 Nov 15 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $174
2021 Nov 19 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $219
2021 Nov 22 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $314
2021 Nov 26 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $264
2021 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $194
2021 Dec 03 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2021 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $169
2021 Dec 10 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2021 Dec 13 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $204
2021 Dec 17 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $194
2021 Dec 20 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $219
2021 Dec 23 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $449
2021 Dec 27 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $349
2021 Dec 30 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $549
2022 Jan 03 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $214
2022 Jan 07 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2022 Jan 10 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2022 Jan 14 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $229
2022 Jan 17 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2022 Jan 21 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2022 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2022 Jan 28 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2022 Jan 31 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $189
2022 Feb 04 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $309
2022 Feb 07 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $199
2022 Feb 11 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $189
2022 Feb 14 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $199
2022 Feb 18 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2022 Feb 21 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $249
2022 Feb 25 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $209
2022 Feb 28 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $239
2022 Mar 04 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2022 Mar 07 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $309
2022 Mar 11 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2022 Mar 14 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $329
2022 Mar 18 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2022 Mar 21 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $329
2022 Mar 25 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2022 Mar 28 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $329
2022 Apr 01 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2022 Apr 04 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $299
2022 Apr 08 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2022 Apr 11 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $359
2022 Apr 15 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2022 Apr 18 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $329
2022 Apr 22 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2022 Apr 25 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $249
2022 Apr 29 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2022 May 02 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $259
2022 May 06 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2022 May 09 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $259
2022 May 13 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2022 May 16 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2022 May 20 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2022 May 23 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2022 May 27 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $389
2022 May 30 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $339
2022 Jun 03 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $334
2022 Jun 06 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $399
2022 Jun 10 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $344
2022 Jun 13 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $419
2022 Jun 17 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $354
2022 Jun 20 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $419
2022 Jun 24 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $354
2022 Jun 27 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $424
2022 Jul 01 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $399
2022 Jul 04 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $434
2022 Jul 08 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $359
2022 Jul 11 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $424
2022 Jul 15 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $369
2022 Jul 18 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $424
2022 Jul 22 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $364
2022 Jul 25 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $409
2022 Jul 29 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $354
2022 Aug 01 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $399
2022 Aug 05 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $344
2022 Aug 08 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $369
2022 Aug 12 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $324
2022 Aug 15 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $309
2022 Aug 19 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $299
2022 Aug 22 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $269
2022 Aug 26 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2022 Aug 29 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $249
2022 Sep 02 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $379
2022 Sep 05 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $229
2022 Sep 09 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $264
2022 Sep 12 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $214
2022 Sep 16 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $264
2022 Sep 19 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $214
2022 Sep 23 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $264
2022 Sep 26 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $224
2022 Sep 30 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $249
2022 Oct 03 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $224
2022 Oct 07 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $264
2022 Oct 10 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $224
2022 Oct 14 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $249
2022 Oct 17 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $214
2022 Oct 21 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $249
2022 Oct 24 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $194
2022 Oct 28 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $244
2022 Oct 31 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $194
2022 Nov 04 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $239
2022 Nov 07 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $194
2022 Nov 11 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $229
2022 Nov 14 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $184
2022 Nov 18 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $229
2022 Nov 21 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $324
2022 Nov 25 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $274
2022 Nov 28 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2022 Dec 02 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $189
2022 Dec 05 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $179
2022 Dec 09 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $189
2022 Dec 12 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $214
2022 Dec 16 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $204
2022 Dec 19 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $229
2022 Dec 22 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $469
2022 Dec 26 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $529
2022 Dec 30 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $559
2023 Jan 03 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $199
2023 Jan 06 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $189
2023 Jan 09 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $184
2023 Jan 13 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $239
2023 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $189
2023 Jan 20 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $189
2023 Jan 23 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $184
2023 Jan 27 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $189
2023 Jan 30 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $194
2023 Feb 03 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $299
2023 Feb 06 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $209
2023 Feb 10 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $199
2023 Feb 13 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $209
2023 Feb 17 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2023 Feb 20 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $239
2023 Feb 24 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $219
2023 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $239
2023 Mar 03 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $249
2023 Mar 06 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $319
2023 Mar 10 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $279
2023 Mar 13 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $339
2023 Mar 17 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $299
2023 Mar 20 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $339
2023 Mar 24 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $299
2023 Mar 27 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $339
2023 Mar 31 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $299
2023 Apr 03 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $379
2023 Apr 07 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $299
2023 Apr 10 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $339
2023 Apr 14 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2023 Apr 17 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $259
2023 Apr 21 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289
2023 Apr 24 4 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $259
2023 Apr 28 3 days, round-trip Baja Mexico Los Angeles $289

Carnival Radiance Review

Review of Carnival Radiance

The 2000-built Carnival Victory cruise ship (now Carnival Radiance) is the third and last of the three Carnival Destiny-class liners - together with the fleetmates and sisterships Destiny-Sunshine and Triumph-Sunrise. In 2021, after a major drydock refurbishment (in Cadiz Spain) at the cost of USD 200 million, Carnival Victory will be renamed "Carnival Radiance". Its new homeport and cruise itineraries were announced in November 2018.

IMPORTANT: Due to the global Coronavirus crisis, the Carnival Victory-Radiance drydock project was first delayed by 2 months then postponed (CruiseMinus). As result, Carnival Radiance's Inaugural Cruise was initially rescheduled for June 24, 2020 (4-day roundtrip from NYC to Kings Wharf Bermuda) and later for November 5 (6-day Eastern Caribbean from Port Canaveral Florida).

Carnival Radiance was taken out of service in 2020-2021, with Inaugural Cruise planned for May 2, 2022. The out of Port Long Beach 4-night itinerary visits Catalina Island CA and Ensenada Mexico.

  • A total of 76x Carnival Radiance cruises scheduled for the period between November 8, 2020, and April 29, 2022, were cancelled. The cancelled program was based on homeporting in Port Canaveral (Nov 2020 - Apr 2021) and Galveston Texas (May 2021 - Apr 2022).
  • The cancelled Port Canaveral cruise schedule included roundtrips to Western Caribbean (7-day Belize City, Roatan, Costa Maya), Eastern Caribbean (6-day Nassau, Amber Cove, Grand Turk), Eastern Caribbean (8-day St Maarten, St Kitts, Puerto Rico, Grand Turk), Southern Caribbean (8-day Aruba, Bonaire, Grand Turk), plus a 12-day relocation cruise from Port Canaveral to Galveston visiting Aruba, Curacao, Cartagena Colombia, Panama Canal, Puerto Limon Costa Rica and Cozumel.
  • The cancelled Galveston cruise schedule included roundtrips to Western Caribbean Mexico (5-day Progreso and Cozumel), Eastern Caribbean (9-day Key West, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau), Western Caribbean (9-day Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize City, Costa Maya, Cozumel), Panama Canal cruises (9-day with Cozumel and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica) plus a 14-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary visiting Key West, Amber Cove, San Juan, St Thomas USVI, St Kitts, St Maarten, Tortola BVI and Montego Bay Jamaica.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both the number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Victory cruise ship

The 2984-passenger cruise ship Carnival Radiance is not a Dream-class ship but contains almost all of the elements found on the fleetmates Breeze and Magic - including high-energy, low-commitment entertainment options like 20-min standup comedies, 30-min evening production shows; themed food (sushi, burgers, burritos). For the first time, these best-selling Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades were implemented on Carnival Magic (2011) and Carnival Breeze (2012).

Carnival Radiance itineraries and homeports

On November 13, 2018, Carnival Cruise Line announced Carnival Radiance ship's inaugural schedule for 2020. It features 9- to 13-day European voyages (during the maiden season following the drydock), Carnival's first cruises to Cuba from New York City and Norfolk, 4- to 9-day itineraries to the Caribbean and Canada New England from NYC, winter season with Caribbean and Cuba cruises from Port Canaveral Florida.

  • Following the USD 200 million drydock refit, Carnival Radiance starts operations with the 10-day inaugural cruise on April 29, 2020. Ship's Mediterranean homeport is Barcelona Spain. Follow 9- and 12-day itineraries to Mediterranean's most popular port city destinations, including Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, Malta, Spain. The maiden season in Europe ends with 13-day Transatlantic repositioning cruise from Barcelona to NYC (June 11-24, 2020)
  • From homeport NYC New York (starting May 21, 2020), Carnival Radiance itinerary program offers 4- and 6-day Bermuda, 4-day Canada (Saint John NB), 8-day Eastern Caribbean and 9-day Cuba cruises (with full-day and overnight in Havana, plus Nassau and Half Moon Cay). The NYC program concludes with Canada New England itineraries visiting Boston, Portland, Saint John, Halifax. Bermuda cruises depart Thursdays and return Mondays, with a full day spent in Kings Wharf. The NYC program ends with 12-day "Carnival Journeys" cruise (October 19-31, 2020) from New York to Fort Lauderdale, with partial Panama Canal transit.
  • From homeport Norfolk VA (October-November 2020), Carnival Radiance cruises on 5- to 7-day voyages, including to Cuba (with an extended stay in Havana, plus Nassau and Half Moon Cay). The ship also offers two Bahamas cruises (one 5-day and one 6-day) visiting Nassau, Freeport and Half Moon Cay.
  • From homeport Port Canaveral (starting November 8, 2020), Carnival Radiance Caribbean and Cuba program includes 6- to 8-day roundtrips. The 6-day Cuban itineraries include day-long stay and overnight in Havana, plus two Bahamian ports. The 6-day itineraries visit Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, Nassau, The 7-8-day Caribbean voyages visit Aruba, Curacao, St Kitts, Grand Turk.

Cabins

Carnival Victory had a total number of 1379 cabins (of which 50 Suites) in 34 grades. The 2020-refurbished Carnival Radiance has 1448 staterooms (including 52 suites). Most cabins are 170 ft2 sized Interior (547), 220 ft2 sized Oceanview (310), 185 ft2 sized Balcony (503) and Suites (52). The ship has 18 Carnival Spa rooms and 31 wheelchair-accessible cabins. Victory's largest cabins (Grand Suites) are 345 ft2 (with 85 ft2 verandas) and can accommodate up to 4 passengers. Radiance's largest cabins (Captain's Suites) are 500 ft2 (with 150 ft2 verandas) and accommodate max 5 passengers.

During Carnival Victory's refit in 2018 were added 260-ft2 “Scenic OceanView” and 320-ft2 "Scenic Grand OceanView" staterooms, plus both 820-ft2 Captain Suites.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Carnival Radiance has most Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades in terms of dining - Guy's Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina. There are two Main Dining Rooms - Atlantic (midship) and the double-deck Pacific (aft). The complimentary Punchliner Comedy Brunch (sea days exclusive) features 5-min teasers every hour on the hour from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Chef's Table is for the foodies curious about how the ship's Galley (kitchen) feeds so many people. For US$75 per person, you'll be able to meet the head chef and tour the galley, as well as dine on a multi-course meal at a private table, while watching the chefs at work.

Carnival Victory cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Carnival Victory restaurants and food bars.

  • Atlantic Restaurant (702-seat forward Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings, or “Your Time Dining”; offers themed breakfasts - “Seuss At Sea”, for $5 cover charge)
  • Pacific Restaurant (1114-seat aft Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings)
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (fast food bar)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (Mexican complimentary restaurant; offers house-made tortillas, burritos, tacos)
  • Mediterranean Lido Buffet Restaurant (1252-seat, 2-level complimentary self-service restaurant with various food stations; operates as a bistro in the evenings).
  • Sushi Bar (complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Carnival Victory offers a complete list of activities and entertainment for each age group and taste - from ballroom scene dancing, classical music concerts, tea time and art auctions to a hairy chest and knobby knees contests, bingo, and karaoke. Cruisers are welcome to just sit back and take in everything Carnival Victory has to offer: master entertainments in the two show lounges or quiet time at Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. Don't miss the winning atmosphere of South China Sea Casino and try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, or craps. Little winners are going to love Virtual Sea Arcade and play-time activities at youth-only spaces. For an open-air experience, which brings out the winner in everyone, there is City Sports Park that features miniature golf, ping pong, a jogging track, and more facilities.

Carnival Victory cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Carnival Victory lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Caribbean Theatre (1500-seat, 3-level main show lounge)
  • Victory Atrium Seven Seas Lobby (9-deck high midship open area served by Seven Seas Lobby Bar)
  • Odyssey Hall Aft Atrium
  • Neptune’s Way Promenade
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Indian Library; Ionian Room Lounge (153-seat cigar bar); Aegean Bar (55-seat sports bar); Coral Sea Cafe; Caspian Bar (30-seat wine bar); Irish Sea Bar (100-seat piano bar); Black and Red Seas Lounge and Bar (jazz lounge)
  • Club Arctic Disco and Nightclub (211-seat)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (serves Caribbean rums selection and ThirstyFrog Red drought beer)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (offers Mexican beer, margaritas, drink specialties)
  • Adriatic Lounge (425-seat; hosts Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Photo Studio; The Fun Shops (“Bon Voyage” store menu, souvenirs, watches, jewelry, logo merchandise, duty-free liquor, fashion boutiques); Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals; special occasion gifts)
  • Circle C (kids' complimentary club lounge with movies, video games, parties, planned activities)
  • 24-hour Virtual Sea Video Games Arcade; Club O2 teens' lounge for movies, karaoke, parties
  • South China Sea Club Casino (484-seat, served by Trident Bar)
  • Carnival Seaside Theatre (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Serenity (adults only relaxation area with Serenity Bar, two Whirlpools, loungers, and hammocks)
  • Triton’s Pool area (with two Whirlpools, two Tritons Bars and stage for live performances); Sirens Pool area (aft pool, two Whirlpools, served by Sirens Bar; with Sky Dome glass roof); Aqua Park (King of the Sea Pool area with one Whirlpool, SplashZone for kids; connected to Twister Waterslide)
  • Camp Carnival (kids' club lounge with a complimentary programme and play area)
  • Spa Carnival complex (with Gym, Fitness Studio, Saunas, Steam Rooms, Beauty Salon, Treatment Rooms)
  • SportSquare (Basketball/Volleyball Court, Jogging Track, Tennis Tables, 9-hole Mini Golf Course, Shuffleboard).

Carnival Radiance shipboard facilities and amenities (new)

Following the reconstruction in 2020, on Carnival Radiance will be added new dining, beverage and entertainment venues. These include Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse (by Guy Fieri), Fahrenheit 555 (steakhouse), Bonsai Sushi, Cucina del Capitano (Italian restaurant), RedFrog Pub, Piano Bar 88. "Chef’s Table" (VIP dining package experience) will be moved from the Galley (kitchen) to ship's forward dining room.

New venue for the fleet is "Big Chicken" - ship version of the land-based restaurant chain operated by Carnival’s "Chief Fun Officer" Shaq (Shaquille O’Neal - retired professional US basketball player). Unsurprisingly, Big Chicken serves chicken-based dishes, emphasizing on fried chicken sandwiches. Each sandwich type is named after Shaq’s nicknames. The restaurant also serves fries, sliders, breakfast, siders, salads, strips, chicken-and-egg biscuits, kids meals. Big Chicken is similar to Guy’s Burger Joint. Both are complimentary, to-go food bars.

The new ship will have redesigned WaterWorks park (with the new waterslide AquaTunnel) and SportSquare (outdoor complex with suspended ropes course). All staterooms will be completely renovated.

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Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was done in 2015. Victory is one of Carnival's Triumph-Class liners, with sisterships Triumph (Sunrise since 2019), and also Costa Fortuna and Costa Magica. The other vessel from this class was the old Destiny ship - renamed Carnival Sunshine after an extensive refit in 2013. The ship was christened by godmother Mary Frank - wife of Howard Frank (Carnival Corporation's Vice Chairman). The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on October 15, 2000 (leaving from NYC New York). The first drydock refurbishment was in 2007 ("Fun Ship 1.0").

Nearly 60% of the Victory's guest rooms are oceanviews, of which 60% have balconies. The amenities include 2-deck Lido Buffet dining complex, 9-deck Atrium with 4 glass-walled elevators, 3-deck "Caribbean lounge", large Spa complex. Vessel's interior design theme is "seas and oceans of the world". The Atrium is all green. During drydock 2007, a "Seaside Theater" (outdoor LED screen by the main pool) was added.

Until early-2013, the liner offered 7-day Southern Caribbean cruises from homeport San Juan (Puerto Rico). In 2013, Valor replaced the Destiny ship (now Sunshine) in PortMiami.

NKOB cruise (May 2013) - Valor was the ship for the "New Kids on the Block" - music-themed voyage booked by over 3000 lady fans of the pop group. Feature onboard events were a full live concert and nightly open-deck parties.

The Carnival liner's new namesakes are the Royal Caribbean ship Radiance Of The Seas (2001-built) and the Emerald Waterways riverboat Emerald Radiance (2017-built).

Carnival Radiance's new officers are Captain Stefano Bonica (during the drydock, from Sicily, with Carnival since 2000, Master since 2017), Captain Arik Mazzi (after the drydock, from Italy, with Carnival since 2000), Giovanni Lombardo (Chief Engineer, from Italy, with Carnival since 2007), Caroline Bourke (Hotel Director, from Ireland, with Carnival since 2009).

Carnival Victory-Radiance refurbishment 2020-2021 review

Following the 2020-2021 refit project (March 21 - April 28, 38-day drydock refurbishment in Cadiz Spain) at the cost of USD 200 million, Carnival Victory will be renamed "Carnival Radiance". In comparison to Victory, Carnival Radiance's passenger capacity (lower berths/double occupancy) was increased from 2774 to 2984, max capacity from 3329 to 3475, crew capacity from 1040 to 1108, cabins from 1387 to 1448. Next are compared the "Victory-Radiance" staterooms as numbers per cabin type - Interior (530-565), Oceanview (327-310), Balcony (472-503), Suites (50-52), Spa cabins (18-93), Aft-Facing Vista Balcony (20-30).

Following the 2020-2021 reconstruction, on Carnival Radiance will be added the following new dining, beverage and entertainment venues

  • Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse (by Guy Fieri), Fahrenheit 555 (steakhouse)
  • Bonsai Sushi
  • Cucina del Capitano (Italian restaurant)
  • RedFrog Pub
  • Piano Bar 88
  • Chef’s Table (VIP dining package experience) will be moved from the Galley (kitchen) to ship's forward dining room.
  • (fleet-first) "Big Chicken" is the "ship version" of the land-based restaurant chain operated by Carnival’s "Chief Fun Officer" Shaq (Shaquille O’Neal - retired professional US basketball player). Unsurprisingly, Big Chicken serves chicken-based dishes, emphasizing on fried chicken sandwiches. Each sandwich type is named after Shaq’s nicknames. The restaurant also serves fries, sliders, breakfast, siders, salads, strips, chicken-and-egg biscuits, kids meals. Big Chicken is similar to Guy’s Burger Joint. Both are complimentary, to-go food bars.

Carnival Radiance will have redesigned WaterWorks park (with the new waterslide AquaTunnel) and SportSquare (outdoor complex with suspended ropes course). All staterooms will be completely renovated.

Carnival Victory refurbishment 2018 review

Ship's 2018 drydock refurbishment (January 5-20, in Freeport Bahamas) resulted in the following changes:

  • New food and beverage venues were added - Guy's Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Bonsai Sushi Express, Cherry on Top. The buffet's Deli was redesigned.
  • Two new Captain’s Suites (820 ft2) were added, each with extended balcony, 2 full-size bathrooms, separate sleeping room, and living room.
  • New Oceanview staterooms were added - categories Scenic Oceanview (260 ft2) and Scenic Grand Oceanview (320 ft2).
  • (Lido Deck 9 - added forward new cabins categories) Scenic Oceanview (category 6J / rooms # 9196-9199), Scenic Grand Oceanview (category 6K - rooms # 9200-9201), Captain's Suite (category CS – rooms # 9202-9203).
  • (Lido Deck 9) Guy’s Burger Joint was added (complimentary poolside dining venue serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries )
  • (Lido Deck 9) BlueIguana Cantina was added (complimentary poolside Mexican eatery for fresh-made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, with salsa bar and a variety of toppings). Also here was added the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar (Mexican-themed outdoor bar for frozens and beers).
  • (Promenade Deck 5) Cherry On Top was added (bulk candy store, also selling Carnival Cruise Lines logo apparel, gifts, toys).
  • (Deck 12) the old Camp Carnival kids complex was redesigned and transformed into Camp Ocean.
  • Various technical enhancements were also implemented, including shoreside power capabilities.

Carnival Radiance inaugural cruise 2022 itineraries

In mid-August 2020, Carnival announced that the Victory-Radiance ship will be taken out of service through early-May 2022. The drydock project was first delayed by 2 months then postponed (CruiseMinus). As result, Carnival Radiance's Inaugural Cruise was initially rescheduled for June 24, 2020 (4-day roundtrip from NYC to Kings Wharf Bermuda) and later for November 5 (6-day Eastern Caribbean from Port Canaveral Florida).

  • A total of 76x Carnival Radiance cruises scheduled for the period between November 8, 2020, and April 29, 2022, were cancelled. The cancelled program was based on homeporting in Port Canaveral (Nov 2020 - Apr 2021) and Galveston Texas (May 2021 - Apr 2022).
  • The cancelled Port Canaveral cruise schedule included roundtrips to Western Caribbean (7-day Belize City, Roatan, Costa Maya), Eastern Caribbean (6-day Nassau, Amber Cove, Grand Turk), Eastern Caribbean (8-day St Maarten, St Kitts, Puerto Rico, Grand Turk), Southern Caribbean (8-day Aruba, Bonaire, Grand Turk), plus a 12-day relocation cruise from Port Canaveral to Galveston visiting Aruba, Curacao, Cartagena Colombia, Panama Canal, Puerto Limon Costa Rica and Cozumel.
  • The cancelled Galveston cruise schedule included roundtrips to Western Caribbean Mexico (5-day Progreso and Cozumel), Eastern Caribbean (9-day Key West, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau), Western Caribbean (9-day Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize City, Costa Maya, Cozumel), Panama Canal cruises (9-day with Cozumel and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica) plus a 14-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary visiting Key West, Amber Cove, San Juan, St Thomas USVI, St Kitts, St Maarten, Tortola BVI and Montego Bay Jamaica.

Carnival Radiance's Inaugural Cruise is currently planned to depart on May 2, 2022, out of Port Long Beach. The 4-night itinerary visits Catalina Island CA and Ensenada Mexico.

Carnival Radiance inaugural itineraries 2021 (CANCELLED)

On July 7, 2020, CCL-Carnival announced that is currently evaluating shipyards with proper drydock capabilities to complete the Carnival Victory-Radiance refit project. According to the announcement, the project is expected to be completed in 2021-Q1. Carnival Radiance's Maiden Voyage was rescheduled from November 8, 2020, to May 2, 2021, and a total of 25x cruises (November 8, 2020, through and including April 24, 2021) were cancelled.

Next tables show the rescheduled maiden voyages (all cancelled in Aug 2020) by destination, with lowest prices (in US dollars) based on Inside Cabin double occupancy rates.

(new MAIDEN VOYAGE) 12-day Inaugural Cruise (repositioning from Port Canaveral to Galveston) - from USD 780 pp

Date / TimePort
02 May 18:00Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida
05 May 13:00 - 22:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
06 May 08:00 - 17:00Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
08 May 08:00 - 16:00Cartagena, Colombia
09 MayPanama Canal
10 May 07:00 - 15:00Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
12 May 09:00 - 17:00Cozumel, Mexico
14 May 08:00Arriving in Galveston, Texas

9-day inaugural "Panama Canal" - from USD 810 pp

Date / TimePort
14 May 16:00Departing from Galveston, Texas
16 May 08:00 - 16:00Cozumel, Mexico
18 May 10:00 - 19:00Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
19 MayPanama Canal
23 May 08:00Arriving in Galveston, Texas

5-day inaugural "Western Caribbean" - from USD 480 pp

Date / TimePort
23 May 16:00Departing from Galveston, Texas hotels
25 May 07:00 - 16:00Progreso, Yucatan Mexico
26 May 08:00 - 17:00Cozumel, Mexico
28 May 08:00Arriving in Galveston, Texas hotels

9-day inaugural "Eastern Caribbean" - from USD 960 pp

Date / TimePort
28 May 16:00Departing from Galveston, Texas hotels
30 May 10:00 - 18:00Key West, Florida
01 Jun 07:00 - 15:00Grand Turk Island, Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos
02 Jun 09:30 - 17:30Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Carnival private island
03 Jun 07:00 - 16:00Nassau, Bahamas, New Providence Island
06 Jun 08:00Arriving in Galveston, Texas hotels

Carnival Radiance inaugural itineraries 2020 (CANCELLED)

Following the USD 200 million drydock reconstruction and refurbishment (planned for March 19 - April 29, 2020, in Cadiz Spain) the new Victory-Radiance ship was planned to offer 5x Mediterranean roundtrips from Barcelona. The following tables show these cancelled itineraries with prices (lowest fares in US dollars) based on Inside Cabin double occupancy rates.

10-day from USD 930 pp

Date / TimePort
29 Apr 17:00Departing from Barcelona, Spain
02 May 08:00 - 18:00Dubrovnik, Croatia
03 May 07:00 - 18:00Kotor, Montenegro
05 May 07:00 - 18:00Messina, Sicily, Italy
06 May 07:00 - 19:00Naples, Italy
07 May 07:00 - 20:00Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
09 May 06:00Arriving in Barcelona, Spain

12-day from USD 1080 pp

Date / TimePort
09 May 17:00Departing from Barcelona, Spain
11 May 07:00 - 19:00Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
12 May 07:00 - 20:00Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
13 May 07:00 - 19:00Naples, Italy
15 May 08:00 - 18:00Dubrovnik, Croatia
16 May 07:00 - 17:00Kotor, Montenegro
17 May 07:00 - 16:00Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece
18 May 08:00 - 18:00Messina, Sicily, Italy
19 May 07:00 - 16:00Valletta, Malta
21 May 06:00Arriving in Barcelona, Spain

9-day from USD 890 pp

Date / TimePort
21 May 17:00Departing from Barcelona, Spain
23 May 07:00 - 19:00Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
24 May 07:00 - 20:00Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
25 May 07:00 - 19:00Naples, Italy
26 May 07:00 - 18:00Messina, Sicily, Italy
28 May 07:00 - 16:00Marseille, France Riviera
29 May 09:00 - 18:00Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain
30 May 06:00Arriving in Barcelona, Spain

12-day from USD 1130 pp

Date / TimePort
30 May 17:00Departing from Barcelona, Spain
01 Jun 07:00 - 19:00Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
02 Jun 07:00 - 20:00Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
03 Jun 07:00 - 19:00Naples, Italy
04 Jun 09:00 - 18:00Palermo, Sicily, Italy
06 Jun 07:00 - 17:00Kotor, Montenegro
07 Jun 07:00 - 16:00Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece
08 Jun 08:00 - 18:00Messina, Sicily, Italy
09 Jun 07:00 - 16:00Valletta, Malta
11 Jun 06:00Arriving in Barcelona, Spain

Next table shows the cancelled Transatlantic repositioning crossing from Europe to USA.

13-day Barcelona to New York - from USD 980 pp

Date / TimePort
11 Jun 17:00Departing from Barcelona, Spain
12 Jun 10:00 - 19:00Cartagena, Spain
13 Jun 08:00 - 18:00Malaga, Spain
15 Jun 09:00 - 18:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
17 Jun 07:00 - 16:00Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
22 Jun 08:00 - 17:00Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
24 Jun 08:00Arriving in New York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC

Next tables show the cancelled cruises from homeport NYC.

4-day to Bermuda - from USD 600 pp

Date / TimePort
25 Jun 16:00Departing from NYC, New York
27 Jun 08:00 - 16:00Kings Wharf, Bermuda
29 Jun 08:00Arriving in New York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC

9-day to Cuba - from USD 1030 pp

Date / TimePort
29 Jun 16:00Departing from NYC, New York
02 Jul 11:00 - 03 Jul 02:00Havana, Cuba
04 Jul 09:00 - 17:00Half Moon Cay, Bahamas private island
05 Jul 08:00 - 17:00Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
08 Jul 08:00Arriving in NYC, New York

8-day to Eastern Caribbean - from USD 900 pp

Date / TimePort
08 Jul 16:00Departing from NYC, New York
11 Jul 07:00 - 14:30Grand Turk Island
12 Jul 10:00 - 17:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
13 Jul 07:30 - 15:00Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
16 Jul 08:00Arriving in NYC, New York

Next tables show the inaugural cruises from homeport Norfolk VA.

6-day to Bahamas - from USD 680 pp

Date / TimePort
12 Oct 16:00Departing from Norfolk, Virginia
14 Oct 13:00 - 21:00Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
15 Oct 08:00 - 16:00Half Moon Cay, Bahamas private island
16 Oct 07:00 - 15:30Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
18 Oct 08:00Arriving in Norfolk, Virginia

7-day to Cuba - from USD 800 pp

Date / TimePort
18 Oct 16:00Departing from Norfolk, Virginia
20 Oct 13:00 - 21:00Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
21 Oct 07:00 - 15:00Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
22 Oct 09:00 - 21:00Havana, Cuba
25 Oct 08:00Arriving in Norfolk, Virginia

Next tables show the cancelled 2020 inaugural cruises from Florida (homeport Port Canaveral).

7-day to Western Caribbean - from USD 520 pp

Date / TimePort
08 Nov 16:00Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida
10 Nov 09:00 - 18:00Cozumel, Mexico
11 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Belize City
12 Nov 09:00 - 18:00Roatan Island, Mahogany Bay, Honduras
13 Nov 07:00 - 14:00Costa Maya, Mexico
15 Nov 08:00Arriving in Port Canaveral, Florida

6-day to Cuba - from USD 510 pp

Date / TimePort
15 Nov 16:00Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida
16 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
17 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
19 Nov 07:00 - 20 Nov 02:00Havana, Cuba
21 Nov 08:00Arriving in Port Canaveral, Florida

8-day to Eastern Caribbean - from USD 680 pp

Date / TimePort
21 Nov 16:00Departing from Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida
24 Nov 09:00 - 18:00Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
25 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Basseterre, St Kitts Island
26 Nov 07:00 - 14:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
27 Nov 09:30 - 17:30Grand Turk Island
29 Nov 08:00Arriving in Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida

8-day to Southern Caribbean - from USD 630 pp

Date / TimePort
05 Dec 16:00Departing from Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida
08 Dec 13:00 - 23:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
09 Dec 08:00 - 16:00Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
11 Dec 08:00 - 16:00Grand Turk Island
13 Dec 08:00Arriving in Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida

Godspeed to the new ship!

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