Carnival Victory will undergo a massive, nearly $200 million makeover in 2020, after which it will be renamed Carnival Radiance.
The refurb, which will see much of the ship completely revamped, will take place from March 18 to April 2020 in Cadiz, Spain. When it emerges, it will have a host of new entertainment features and dining options, along with all the popular venues it already has. The ship will also receive additional suites, to be added above the bridge, bringing the capacity of the ship to 2,984 from 2,764.
A Few Quick Highlights
- WaterWorks will have two water slides: the 203-foot-long AquaTunnel and a 212-foot-long Twister slide
- The line's popular SportSquare will feature a ropes course, nine-hole miniature golf course, pool tables, Ping-Pong, foosball and a basketball court
- Six specialty restaurants
- Next Gen connectivity system, for faster, more reliable Wi-Fi
Carnival Radiance will feature complimentary main dining rooms, as well as the Lido Marketplace buffet. However, the buffet will be expanded to include stand-alone speciality counters such as Seafood Shack, offering lobster rolls and other New England-inspired seafood fare at a la carte prices, and Pizzeria del Capitano serving up several varieties of pies free of charge 24/7.
Cucina del Capitano (lunch): New on Carnival Radiance, pasta lovers will adore this pick-your-own-ingredients option at lunchtime.
Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse: New on Carnival Radiance, this casual open-air eatery features barbecue favourites, from Food Network star Guy Fieri.
Guy's Burger Joint: The line's super popular, poolside hamburger spot, with a selection of diet-busting selections created specifically for Carnival by Guy Fieri.
BlueIguana Cantina: Carnival's Mexican food counter is open for breakfast and lunch, and boasts a massive toppings buffet.
For Fee Dining
Bonsai Sushi: New to Carnival Radiance, this full-service Asian restaurant offers an array of a la carte sushi, sashimi and rolls, as well as a small hot food menu.
Cucina del Capitano: New to Carnival Radiance, popular Italian favourites are on the menu at dinner for $15 per person.
Fahrenheit 555: New to Carnival Radiance, Carnival's popular American-style steakhouse is perfect for celebrating special occasions. Costs $35 per person.
Chef's Table: The line's exclusive multicourse meal will take place in a dedicated glass-enclosed space in the forward dining room. The cost of the Chef’s Table experience varies by ship.
Top Deck Attractions
Carnival Radiance will sport several new outdoor attractions, including a WaterWorks water park, featuring a 203-foot-long AquaTunnel slide and 212-foot-long Twister slide. There will also be a 75-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket, and a kiddie splash area.
Carnival Radiance will be the eighth ship in the fleet to get a SkyCourse ropes course, located in the SportSquare complex. You'll also find a nine-hole mini-golf course, basketball court, Ping-Pong, foosball and pool tables in SportSquare.
Carnival Radiance will also get the soothing Serenity Adult Only Retreat. This exclusive deck, which is not on Carnival Victory, adds the adults-only oasis with plush chaise lounges and dedicated whirlpools.
Bars & Lounges
RedFrog Pub: New to Carnival Radiance, this Caribbean-style pub features a variety of rums and beers, as well as Carnival's own ThirstyFrog Red beer.
Piano Bar 88: New to Carnival Radiance will be Carnival's popular piano bar, but this time with a twist that amps up the fun with themed nights and new decor.
Limelight Lounge: Carnival Victory's Adriatic Lounge will turn into the Limelight Lounge on Carnival Radiance. It will serve as the home of the Punchliner Comedy Club.
JaveBlue Cafe: Also new to Carnival Radiance will be an expanded version of the line's coffee bar that offers lattes, cappuccinos, "spiked" coffees made with liqueurs and tempting pastries.
Cherry on Top: Carnival's popular sweets shop will also be new on Carnival Radiance; here you can load up on candy by the scoopful, as well fanciful gifts and branded apparel.
RedFrog Rum Bar: Poolside bar with all the rum-based cocktails you could ask for, as well as buckets of beer.
BlueIguana Tequila Bar: Another poolside bar, this time with all the tequila-based cocktails your heart desires.
Entertainment & Spa
In keeping with its newest ships, Carnival Radiance will feature the multi-purpose Liquid Lounge as its main show room. The space will have upgraded sound and lighting in order to host high-tech Playlist Productions shows.
The ship will also feature a Cloud 9 Spa with more space for a thermal suite, more treatment rooms and a wide selection of cardio and weight-training equipment.
SERENITY ADULT ONLY RETREAT - The world you'll find yourself in is one of complete peace, sea breezes and, of course, a nearby bar. Reconnect with your partner, finish that book, or do absolutely, blissfully, nothing at all in the Serenity Adult-Only Retr
SEUSS AT SEA - From the whimsical and always wonderful world of Dr. Seuss® comes Cats in Hats, Fish Red and Blue, and both kinds of Things, the world of Dr. Seuss leaps off the page and onto Seuss at Sea™.
WATERWORKS - Wanna splish — and splash — the day away? Head on over to WaterWorks™, Carnival's onboard waterpark.
PLAYLIST PRODUCTIONS - Everyone has those perfect songs that never fail to get them moving. Playlist Productions™ brings lists like yours to life! Shows vary by ship, but there’s a playlist for every music lover.
SPA CARNIVAL - 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.
THE PUNCHLINER COMEDY CLUB - Up on stage you will find some real pros who know how to wedge a little laughter into anyone’s evening. You can count on these comedians to not hold back either.
MEGA DECK PARTY - Located on the open-air Lido Deck pool area ready to have a good time under the stars. The ship’s DJ, cruise director and entertainment staff will be on-hand to get things going… and keep everyone moving.
REDFROG RUM BAR - Join the party at this poolside bar featuring a great selection of Caribbean rum-based concoctions available by the glass or pitcher, plus plenty of Carnival’s signature private-label draft beer, ThirstyFrog® Red.
ALCHEMY BAR - The unique vintage-themed cocktail "pharmacy" — all you need is a willingness to be surprised, to try something new. Uncover enticing combinations: select spirits, fresh juices, infused syrups, spices…
BLUEIGUANA TEQUILA BAR - BlueIguana Tequila Bar™ is the onboard spot to chill and enjoy a slushy tequila drink or an ice-cold Mexican cerveza. The menu offers up Mexican favourites, including several brands of tequila and a lineup of frozen concoctions.
POOLS - 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 just the pool for you.
PIANO BAR - Pull up a seat, order your favourite cocktail and let your friendly piano player know what you’d like to hear. Then join the singalong for a hand-clapping, foot-tapping, finger-snapping good time.
NIGHT CLUB - Whether you’re doing the robot or the worm or just swaying to the music, you’ll want to dance ‘till the sun rises. Or at least ‘till last call.
MINI GOLF — Maximum fun for mini-golfers, big and small! That's precisely why you'll find a course on every Carnival® ship.
CASINO & BAR - Winning big in the casino is big fun, and your next stop is celebrating with a top-shelf drink. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or it’s your first time at the table, there’s a game for you: roulette, craps, poker, blackjack and more!
FITNESS CENTRE - There’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land. That’s great news, however, for your body, which will definitely benefit from all the extra energy that vacationing pumps directly into you.
REDFROG PUB - Sample Caribbean fare, dominate at the foosball table, enjoy some sweet tunes from live musicians and sip our tasty signature private-label brew, ThirstyFrog® Red.
SKYBOX SPORTS BAR - Grab a drink or order some snacks — they’re great while kicking back and watching your favourite teams on one of the big screens, or just dropping by to check out real-time scores and headlines on the panoramic ticker.
HAVANNA BAR - Take in great ocean views as you try something authentically Cuban. And this spot definitely doesn’t cool down when the sun goes down, with music and dancing keeping things hot well into the night.
Switch on fun with Carnival Radiance! This renovated and renamed ship features popular favourites from across the Carnival fleet. Carnival's parties are legendary, and you'll find plenty of excuses to join in the fun, from the departure day Sailaway Party, to the huge Mega Deck Parties up on the Lido Deck. The fun continues indoors, with a wide selection of bars offering live music attractions, and the always-hilarious Punchliner Comedy Club. If just listening to the music isn't enough, how about taking to the stage yourself with onboard Karaoke.
Guy’s Burger Joint - Carnival has teamed up with best-selling author, restaurateur and Food Network personality Guy Fieri to bring all the authentic appeal of a roadside burger shack to Guy’s Burger Joint, the cool poolside spot for hot burgers and hand-c
Bluelguana Cantina - Features freshly made tacos and burritos stuffed specially for your enjoyment.
Cecina Del Capitano - The iconic red and white checkered tablecloth in your neighbourhood Italian trattoria means you’re in for a certain kind of dining experience -— inspired by Carnival’s Italian captains’ and officers’ childhoods.
Steakhouse - features mouthwatering premium cuts of beef cooked to your exact specifications, as well as a fantastic selection of seafood, entrées, gourmet appetisers... and even a wine list that got the nod from Wine Spectator.
Dining Room - Carnival’s main dinning room, drop in daily and enjoy a rotating menu of delectable favourites like steak, roasted duck, scallops and prime rib.
Lido Marketplace - Featuring an amazing variety of casual dining spots, each just a few flip-flopped steps from the last, Lido Marketplace always has a special something ready to satisfy your latest craving spectacularly.
Bonsai Sushi Express - Your made to order sushi source at sea features a mouthwatering selection of sushi, sashimi, rolls and more — made to order and packed up to take with you.
The Chef’s Table - Treat your taste buds to the experience of a lifetime, a mind-blowing full-service dinner of amazing appetisers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular dining menus.
Sea Day Brunch - Seaday Brunch brings everybody’s favourite mid-morning meal to your Carnival cruise, and does it right. You’ll enjoy huevos rancheros, special french toast, loaded mac-n-cheese.
The Carnival Deli - Enjoy old time favourites like a hot pastrami on rye, grilled Reuben, or roasted turkey breast on a country roll. The sandwiches and wraps are always hand-carved and served fresh with cole slaw or relish.
Big Chicken - Step up to the counter for lunch or dinner and walk away with your choice of chicken sandwiches, crispy chicken strips or juicy fried chicken baskets… plus side dishes, like potato salad and jalapeño slaw.
Guy’s Pig & Anchor - At this onboard, open-air spot, try some big time meats like Championship Pork Butt, Smoked Round of Beef, Smoked Andouille Sausage and his famous Blue Ribbon Chicken.
Seafood Shack - Imagine a New-England-style seaside spot where you can take it all in, enjoying a great meal complete with a side of ocean view.
Pizzeria Del Capitano - 24 hours a day, with a Margherita, Funghi, Prosciutto, Pepperoni or Quatttro Formaggi pizza served with a delicious Caesar salad.
Carnival Radiance brings you the best of dining options from across the Carnival fleet. Carnival Radiance is the first ship in the Carnival fleet to feature Big Chicken, a new restaurant pioneered by Carnival's Chief Fun Officer, Shaquille O'Neal. The menu features a mouth-watering variety of fried chicken sandwiches and fries, along with Shaq's new take on traditional slides. For early risers, the restaurant also serves breakfast every day of the week.
Recurring Carnival favourites also return onboard Carnival Radiance: Guy's Burger Joint and Guy's Pig & Anchor BBQ are staples of the Carnival fleet, and offer casual dining inspired by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. Other options include the Seafood Shack, BlueIguana Cantina, or for lighter options how about Good Eats or the Salad Bar?
Extended Balcony Grand Suite
Premium Vista Balcony
Aft-View Extended Balcony
Cloud 9 Spa Balcony
Scenic Ocean View/Grand Scenic Ocean View
Cloud 9 Spa Interior
Interior with Picture Window (Walkway View)
Carnival Radiance features fully renovated staterooms with a tropical colour palette reminiscent of the ship's Carribean itineraries. Your stateroom onboard will be a haven of calm away from the excitement and bustle of onboard life, but even here Carnival's dedication to fun will occasionally peek in - the ship's cleaners are known to leave creative towel animals in the cabins for you to find!