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Carnival Cruises Totally Renovated Carnival Victory Now the Carnival Radiance
Carnival Cruises' Refurbished Carnival Radiance Sailing From New York to Bermuda, Bahamas, Grand Turk and Eastern Caribbean - copyright Carnival Cruises

Carnival Cruise Lines' Totally Renovated Carnival Radiance Sails Seasonally From New York

NOTE: Due to the Coroniavirus, the transformation of the Carnival Victory to the Carnival Radiance has been delayed. Work is expected to resume on the ship in June/July. The 2020 cruise season of the Carnival Radiance from New York has been cancelled. Click here for more information and updates on the Carnival Victory / Carnival Radiance.

As part of an extensive fleet revitalization program the Carnival Victory will be at the shipyard in Cadiz, Spain from March 18 to April 26, 2020. At the Navantia Shipyard, the Carnival Victory will undergo a 38 day, $200 Million dollar refit and re-emerge as the Carnival Radiance. The third ship in Carnival's new Sunshine-Class. The Carnival Radiance re-entered service from Barcelona, Spain on June 11, 2020.

Carnival says, "We’re adding so many great features to Carnival Victory that the ship will be practically glowing. All this fun, and a warm new name, will make Carnival Radiance an amazing new spot for some of the latest bars and pubs, sports activities, spa amenities and dining spots — like the first-ever Big Chicken restaurant at sea, serving up favorites from Shaq, Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer and huge fried chicken fan!"

Carnival Radiance Staterooms and Public Spaces

The refit included the addition of 115 new staterooms and the modernization of all other staterooms. Carnival Radiance enhancements include the redesign of two luxurious Captain’s Suites adjacent to the navigational bridge offering floor-to-ceiling windows and extended balcony grand suites. All of the ship’s staterooms will be updated to offer island-inspired interiors with bright colors and soothing pastels inspired by the line’s Caribbean itineraries.

The addition to the new eateries to match those found on their newest ships, extensive work was done to renovate public areas and lounges, expanded outdoor activities including Waterworks Aqua Park, Ropes course, creation of an adults only area. expansion of Spa Facilities / offerings, and finally the addition of bars and causal eateries.

Carnival Radiance Food Glorious Food!

  • Cucina del Capitano: offering delicious Italian favorites and new Carnival classics served family-style in an engaging atmosphere reminiscent of a cozy Italian home.
  • JavaBlue Café: this expanded version of the line’s popular coffee bars will offer lattes, cappuccinos and other caffeinated favorites, as well as “spiked” coffees made with liqueurs, and decadent confections.
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse: a classic American steakhouse offering mouth-watering steaks, gourmet appetizers, entrées and desserts, with impeccable service and understated ambiance.
  • Bonsai Express: the success of the full-service Bonsai Sushi restaurants has spawned this casual spot, featuring a mouth-watering array of sushi, sashimi, rolls and more.
  • The Chef’s Table: a new multi-course dining experience hosted in a special glass-enclosed venue in the forward dining room.
  • Cherry on Top: The “sweetest spot on board,” an expanded Cherry on Top features bulk candy, fanciful gifts, custom apparel and a Carnival Adventures shop.
  • Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse: a casual open-air eatery featuring “real deal” BBQ favorites created by Food Network star Guy Fieri.
  • Lido Marketplace: A casual poolside eatery boasting favorites like Seafood Shack offering lobster rolls and other New England-inspired fare; The Deli with sandwiches and paninis; Pizzeria del Capitano serving hand-tossed artisanal-style pies free of charge 24/7, and an expanded Swirls venue with complimentary ice cream and frozen yogurt.

Carnival Radiance - Raising the Bar

  • RedFrog Pub: Featuring the Caribbean’s best rums and beers – including Carnival’s own ThirstyFrog Red – enjoyed in a distinct British-West-Indies-meets-Key-West atmosphere.
  • Piano Bar 88: A new twist on Carnival’s popular piano bar concept that amps up the excitement with themed nights, engaging new décor and spontaneous sing-along fun.
  • Limelight Lounge: Home to the Punchliner Comedy Club featuring a hilarious line-up of comics which later transforms into a sizzling night club where guests can dance the night away.
  • New Multi-Purpose Liquid Lounge: an expansive theater that’s home to captivating daytime and nighttime entertainment, including the line’s high-tech Playlist Productions revues and audience participation favorite Hasbro, The Game Show.

Carnival Radiance Open-Air Fun and Relaxation

  • SportSquare: A suspended ropes course offering heart-racing views to the sea 150 feet below, basketball court, jogging track, ping pong, foosball, pool tables, and a nine-hole miniature golf course highlight this open-area recreation complex.
  • WaterWorks: Featuring a 203-foot-long AquaTunnel slide and Carnival’s signature 212-foot-long Twister slide along with a 75-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket and kiddie area.
  • Serenity Adult Only Retreat: An adult only oasis offering plush chaise lounges, whirlpools and oversized umbrellas, enhanced by dramatic sea views.

Carnival Radiance Expanded Cloud 9 Spa and More

  • Cloud 9 Spa: Designed as the ultimate refuge for rest and relaxation, the health and wellness center offers an elaborate thermal suite, private treatment rooms, and the latest cardio and weight-training equipment.
  • Modern, Spacious Facilities for Kids and Teens: including a new Camp Ocean, a colorful marine-inspired play area designed for kids ages 2-11, along with new spaces for Circle “C” aimed at 12- to 14-year olds and Club O2 geared to those 15-17.
  • The Warehouse: promising fun for all ages with a variety of the latest video and arcade games.
  • Expanded Retail Spaces: a mall-style shopping area lined with retail outlets offering fine jewelry, watches, fragrances, and more along with the line’s own branded spaces like Hip Fish and The Carnival Store.
“These new dining spaces and features complement many of Carnival’s signature food and beverage outlets that were added during previous renovations, including Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Guy Fieri,” said Gus Antorcha, Carnival’s chief operating officer, who has led the re-imagination of Carnival Radiance and many other ships in the fleet. “Carnival’s investments are part of an overall plan that is raising the bar on ship amenities and features, itineraries and offshore excursions that our guests are loving.”

Carnival Radiance 2020 New York Itinerary

Arriving in New York on June 24, 2020 fresh from her refit, the Carnival Radiance will sail a series of cruises from New York through October 11, 2020.

The Carnival Radiance will offer various itineraries allowing passengers to take the ship to multiple regions.

Other 2020 Carnival Cruises From New York

Carnival Sunrise 2020 New York Cruises

The Carnival Sunrise will sail a series of 4-12 day cruises from New York starting in May 2020 and continuing until October 19, 2020. During the Spring, Summer and early Autumn, the Carnival Sunrise will sail to exciting ports of call like Bermuda; Nassau, Bahamas; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas and Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. On October 19, the Carnival Sunrise departs New York on a 12-day repositioning cruise from New York visiting Grand Turk; Limon; Cartegena, Columbia; Partial transit of the Panama Canal, Grand Cayman and ending in Fort Lauderdale. Click here to see the entire 2020 New York Cruise schedule

Just as a side note - In 2019, the Carnival Triumph underwent a similar refit and emerged as the Carnival Sunrise. In 2020, the Carnival Radiance and Carnival Sunrise will both be sailing from New York during the summer and fall of 2020.

Carnival Legend's 2020 New York Cruises

The Carnival Legend will sail 3 cruises from New York in 2020 as the Carnival Legend makes her way to Europe.

Carnival Cruises' Carnival Radiance Profile

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Guy Fieri's Pig & Anchor Restaurant
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Carnival Radiance Basic Stats
Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise Lines
Ship Name: Carnival Radiance
Prior Name: Carnival Victory
Ship Class/Group: Destiny / Sunshine Class
Constructed: Fincantieri, Italy Length: 893 Feet
Width: 116.5 Feet
Draft: 27.3 Feet
Speed: 21 Knots - 22.5 Max
Year Built: 2000
Totally Renovated: April 2020
Year Entered Fleet: July 28, 2000
Country of Registry: Panama
Tonnage (GRT): 101,509
Pax (basis 2): 2,984
Max Pax (w/Uppers): 3,470
Passenger Decks: 13
Number of Crew: 1,108
Officers' Nationality: Italian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Total Staterooms: 1,492
Suites with balcony: 52
Suites, no balcony: 0
Ocean View with balcony: 613
Ocean View, no balcony: 310
Inside: 627
Inside Atrium View: 0

Movies Outdoor
Card Room
Game Arcade
Punchliner Comedy Club

Regular and Specialty Dining
Main Dining Room
Guy Fieri's Pig and Anchor
Guy Fieri's Burger Joint
Bonsai Teppanyaki
Bonsai Sushi
Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
Chef’s Table
Lido Marketplace Buffet
Cucina / Pizzeria del Capitano
BlueIguana Cantina
Big Chicken Restaurant
Java Blue Cafe
Red Frog Pub

Spa / Wellness / Fitness
Fitness Center
Cloud 9 -Full Service Spa
Sauna/Steam Room
Beauty Salon
Outdoor Pool
Sports Court
Fitness Track
Miniature Golf
Waterworks Aqua Park
SkyCource - Outdoor Ropes Course
Sports Square

Public Rooms
Internet Center

Children / Teens
Organized Age-Specific Activities
Outdoor Children's Play Area
Dedicated Teen Center
Teen Programs
Children's Pool
Youth Staff
Babysitting Available

Other Facilities / Services
Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
Self-Service Laundromat
Concierge Desk
Infirmary/Medical Center

Carnival Radiance - Sample Staterooms

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