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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 resumed service on 13 December.

Construction

Carnival Victory was built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone... Read more

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 resumed service on 13 December.

Construction

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

Carnival Victory 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 April 2020 the vessel was supposed to begin a $200 million dry dock in Cadiz, Spain. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the refit was delayed until summer 2021. After this dry docking the ship was renamed Carnival Radiance. On 12 December 2021, Carnival Radiance was christened by Shaquille O'Neal's mother, Lucille O'Neal, in Long Beach, and the ship entered service the next day.

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 Sunshine (formerly Carnival Destiny). 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. In 2021, she took over the Catalina Island/Ensenada itinerary previously served by both Carnival Imagination and Carnival Inspiration.

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Attractions on Carnival Radiance


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Camp Carnival

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On their Carnival cruise, kids can enjoy all the best parts of summer camp and family vacation, all in one! At Camp Carnival, they'll start by splitting up into three different age groups: 2 to 5 y...
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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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Seventh Sea Bar

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Stop, wait a minute, relax, drink some coffee - and enjoy this moment.
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Skybox Sports Bar

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Get hands-on with a game, a drink… and high-fives galore! SKYBOX Sports Bar gets you right onto the 50-yard line of onboard sports action. Grab a drink or order some snacks — they’re great while ki...
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Chopsticks

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Give the forks and knives a break and grab some chopsticks as you enjoy this bold and flavorful Chinese culinary experience. Help yourself to delicious dishes like sliced beef honey chili, five spi...
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Seven Seas Lobby

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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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Special Occasions

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A cruise is the perfect time to treat yourself to something sweet and Special Occasions happens to be the perfect place. You will find this shop not only great for enjoying some of your confectiona...
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Carnival Deli

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Looking for a little taste from the old neighborhood? Pile 'em high at the Carnival Deli. Enjoy old time favorites like a hot pastrami on rye, grilled Reuben, or roasted turkey breast on a country ...
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Spa Carnival

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When it comes to complete relaxation from the inside out, nothing beats a trip to the spa. From the minute you step inside, the soothing ambiance begins to work its magic. Renew yourself with premi...
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Atlantic 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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