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Carnival Radiance

Capacity
2984
Crew
1108
Tonnage
101,509
Length
893 ft (272.19 m)
First voyage
2000
Decks
14

Carnival Radiance (formerly Carnival Victory) is a Destiny-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. She became the last of the three Destiny-class ships to undergo a refit and rename. The ship's refit was completed in October 2021, and she is scheduled to resume service on 13 December.

Construction

Carnival Radiance was built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy,

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Carnival Radiance

Capacity (DO): 
2984
Crew: 
1108
Tonnage: 
101,509
Length: 
893 ft (272.19 m)
Beam: 
116 ft (35.36 m)
First voyage: 
2000
Decks: 
14

Carnival Radiance (formerly Carnival Victory) is a Destiny-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. She became the last of the three Destiny-class ships to undergo a refit and rename. The ship's refit was completed in October 2021, and she is scheduled to resume service on 13 December.

Construction

Carnival Radiance was built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy,

Carnival Radiance was launched on 31 December 1998 and later christened by Mary Frank, wife of Howard Frank, the then Vice-Chairman of Carnival Cruise Line. At the time of her launch, she was one of the largest cruise ships of her era.

In 2020 the vessel underwent a $200 million dry dock in Cadiz, Spain. However due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the refit was delayed until fall 2021. After this dry docking the ship was renamed Carnival Radiance.

Design

Machinery

The ship is powered by four GMT Sulzer 16 ZAV and two GMT Sulzer 12 ZAV diesel-electric engines driving two controllable pitch propellers. She is fitted with two rudders (which can be individually controlled) as well as stabilizers.

Layout

Carnival Victory is themed by American designer and architect Joseph Farcus to depict the different oceans and seas of the world.

Like Carnival Sunrise (formerly Carnival Triumph), her architecture is different from sister ship Carnival Destiny (now Carnival Sunshine). The two newer vessels have additional balcony cabins on their Lido decks and various changes to placement and architecture of public areas. There are three large pools and a 214-foot-long (65 m) waterslide.

She has a nine-deck atrium with four glass elevators, a three-deck lounge with seating for 1,500, and a total capacity of 3,400 passengers and 1,000 crew members.

On 16 October 2018, Carnival Cruise Line announced that the ship will enter drydock on 18 March 2020 in Cadiz, Spain. She left for Cadiz on 4 March 2020 after her final voyage as Carnival Victory.

She was planned to leave drydock on 26 April 2020 after receiving a $200 million refurbishment, but work was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic until the end of the year. The ship is currently docked in Cadiz, undergoing preliminary construction and the refurbishment was due to be completed in April 2021. However, as of June 2021, she is still unfinished and in dry dock. There were rumors of the vessel possibly being sold off or scrapped, but Carnival denied the rumors, confirming that her refurbishment will be finished. In August 2021, refurbishment on the ship resumed. On October 1, 2021 she left drydock and began her journey back across the Atlantic.

During her dry dock, Carnival Radiance received the new livery that Carnival began rolling out in 2021, starting with the Mardi Gras and Carnival Magic. She is the first of the Sunshine Class to receive the new wave livery.

Operation

Throughout her service, Carnival Victory has been based in Miami in the United States sailing year-round on alternating three- and four-night cruises to Caribbean destinations. On 23 July 2020, Carnival announced that Carnival Radiance's new homeport will be Long Beach, California instead of Port Canaveral, Florida as previously announced in 2018.

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Attractions on Carnival Radiance


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Bar

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Stop, wait a minute, relax, drink some coffee - and enjoy this moment.
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Pacific Dining Room

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“Hey, which side does the fork go on?” is a question you’ll never have to ask at a dining room dinner aboard a Carnival cruise… we set the table for you. We also bring to the table a full three cou...
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Trident Bar

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Winning big in the casino is big fun, and your next stop is celebrating with a top-shelf drink. Located right off the casino floor, the casino bar serves up your favorite cocktails, beer and wine, ...
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Grill

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Join our masters of the grill as they practice their craft right in front of you, serving up outdoor favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken. Smother them with chili con carne, saut...
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Circle 'C'

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What does the “C” in Circle “C” stand for? Well, “chill,” “connect” and “cool,” just to name a few. It’s where young teens ages 12 to 14 go to hang out, meet new friends, and enjoy some pretty awes...
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Photo Shop

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A wide range of cameras, including disposable cameras, underwater cameras and the latest range in digital cameras as well as a wide stock of media cards, photo albums, picture frames and scrapbooks...
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Taste Bar

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A voyage to new destinations is the perfect time to try new things… and here’s the perfect place: The Taste Bar. Stop by for a taste of the flavors awaiting you at dining venues across the Carnival...
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Sirens' Pool

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POOL DAY! Whether today's the day for a bit of a dip, a dash of splash or even some swimming — or just a serious poolside lounging session — your Carnival cruise has the just pool for you. In fact,...
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Wading Pool

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Your little kids will be absolutely happy while spending their time in their own kids pool.
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Seven Seas Atrium

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First impressions are important — everyone knows that. We’ll let you in on a little secret: that’s why it’s so important to us that the atrium, your first taste of your Carnival cruise, tastes like...

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