After 20 years of service, Carnival Cruise Line will be bidding Carnival Victory adieu in March 2020. Carnival Victory will enter drydock and undergo a $200 million refurbishment. After the major upgrade, she will be outfitted with new features and amenities, filled with new restaurants and eateries, and renamed Carnival Radiance. Carnival fans can already start looking forward to these highlights: a brand new pool area (for adults only), two new waterslides, and an all-new chicken restaurant on board. The highly anticipated addition to the Carnival fleet will start making waves in April 2020!
With more awe-inspiring entertainment options, thrilling activities, restaurants and bars, and opportunities for pure fun, Carnival Radiance will be overflowing with opportunities for fun, whether it’s with the whole family or just adults only. Carnival Radiance will be an absolute hit with families travelling with children! The fun-filled ship will have Dr Seuss-themed activities and events for the kids’ enjoyment, colourful lolly shops to satisfy that sweet tooth, and onboard kids clubs for your children to socialise and make new friends. And don’t forget: Time in the sun means time for some fun! Head to the top deck where you can lounge by the pool with a cocktail in hand. In the meantime, kids (both in age and at heart) can have their own fun: slipping down water slides, splashing around the water park, and hang up above on the high ropes course. Don’t worry though: Not only kids get their own spaces. If you want to take a break from all the action, you can withdraw to the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat for a refreshing drink and some poolside downtime.
Opportunities for fun aboard Carnival Radiance are practically limitless. Activities and events are meticulously organised through the day, so passengers of all ages will stay entertainment during their cruise. For the little ones (and those still young at heart), the WaterWorks water park is a huge hit! Located right on the top deck, you can beat the heat with adrenaline-pumping waterslides, cooling swimming pools, and splash zones. Kids can also head to Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea with their parents to custom create their new cruising companion: their very own teddy.
The possibilities are endless! Make your way to your seat and enjoy an original show by Playlist Productions or grab a chair poolside to watch a blockbuster movie under the stars at Dive-In Movies. Looking for some rest and relaxation? Treat yourself and let yourself be pampered at the Cloud 9 Spa and thermal suite. Let loose at the many bars, pubs, and clubs around the ship, but don’t forget to put on your boogie shoes when you head over the mega deck party on the Lido deck. Regardless of what you end up doing or with whom, you won’t be able to deny that Carnival Radiance is a high-energy ship.
Waterslides, spas, and shows aside, one of the main highlights of Carnival Radiance is actually a restaurant. Big Chicken, a new fried chicken restaurant from no one other than Carnival Cruise Line’s Chief Fun Office Shaquille O'Neal, will be open for business during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab a seat, enjoy the casual atmosphere, and feast on American comfort food: Think crispy fried chicken (in all possible forms), savoury high-stacked sandwiches, and American-style buttermilk scones.
Carnival Radiance is teaming with dozens of onboard dining options. So many, actually, that you will never need to dine at the same eatery twice during your whole cruise holiday. Craving some classics from our American friends? American restauranteur Guy Fieri has two restaurants on board: Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que and Guy’s Burger Joint. Looking for something a bit lighter? BlueIguana Cantina is the perfect spot for fresh Mexican-inspired food. There are so some specialty restaurants on board that are perfect for celebrating something special or for just treating your foodie side. Trade in cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizza for ocean-fresh sushi at Bonsai Sushi. How about dining of Italian classics in a countryside villa at sea? Then, Cucina del Capitano is the place for you! If you consider food to be a passion, The Chef’s Table will not only get a private tour of the onboard kitchen but also a taste of the chef’s best dishes. No matter what your tastebuds crave, the possibilities are endless!
Like on all Carnival Cruise Line ships, the staterooms on board Carnival Radiance will be designed to maximise comfortability. There will be staterooms that meet everyone’s budget and specifications, from the interior, oceanview, and balcony staterooms to the spacious suites. Space on Carnival Radiance will be optimised to fit even more suites, connecting staterooms, and single staterooms than ever before, so planning your cruise holiday has never been easier, especially for families and larger groups.
Take a look at what Carnival Radiance has to offer!