Carnival Cruise Lines has completed a massive seven-week transformation of its Carnival Radiance cruise ship, which set sail from Galveston, Texas on Saturday. The luxury liner will spend the next six weeks cruising along the Mexican Riviera before returning to homeport in San Diego for a second round of renovations and upgrades before setting off again in January 2019.

Carnival Cruise Line has completed the transformation of their ship, “Carnival Radiance”, which is now sailing on a seven-week journey to California. Read more in detail here: carnival cruise line news.

The freshly redesigned Carnival Radiance has finally appeared after more than 18 months in Cadiz, Spain. The Carnival cruise ship has already left the shipyard and is returning to the United States. It comes after a long wait for the vessel’s makeover to commence owing to the vessel’s stoppage of operations.

The transformation of Carnival Radiance is complete.

In early March 2020, Cruise Hive reported on the Carnival cruise ship departing the United States and headed to its dry dock in Cadiz, Spain. It’s been more than 18 months since the ship last sailed, and it’s finally back on the water.

On October 2, the Carnival Radiance finished her $200 million dry dock makeover at the Navantia shipyard and was transported to the pier for finishing work. On October 18, the ship left Cadiz, Spain.

The ship is now traveling across the Atlantic, with plans to return to the west coast of the United States. It’s the ship’s first trip back to sea, and the seven-week voyage will finish in Long Beach, California, after passing through the Panama Canal.

The Carnival Radiance will begin sails from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal on December 13th. Year-round, the ship will provide three- and four-day trips to Baja, Mexico. Every Friday, the three-day itinerary will leave with a stop in Ensenada, Mexico. Every Monday, a four-day cruise will leave from Ensenada, including stops in Ensenada and Catalina Island.


Carnival Miracle, which sails short cruises to Mexico, and Carnival Panorama, which sails week-long journeys to the Mexican Riviera, will be joined by the new-look Carnival ship.

On the Carnival Radiance, what’s new?

So, for the bulk of those months in Cadiz, Spain, the Carnival Victory, as it was then known, sat and waited for the change to begin. The actual work, with all the additional features, has just been completed in the past several months. What was added was as follows:

  • Hotel upkeep on a regular basis
  • New hull design and paint scheme in red, white, and blue.
  • There are 110 new guest suites and staterooms on board.
  • Liquid Lounge is a place where you may relax and unwind
  • Café Java Blue
  • Limelight Lounge is a place where you may relax and unwind
  • Steakhouse Fahrenheit 555
  • Pub RedFrog
  • 88 Piano Bar
  • Sushi Bonsai
  • Restaurant with a Large Chicken
  • Capitano’s Pizzeria
  • Carnival WaterWorks is a carnival themed water park.
  • Capitan’s Kitchen
  • Chef’s Table with a Purpose
  • Tribute Bar to Heroes
  • Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse & Bar-B-Que
  • SportSquare is a sports-related website (SkyCourse, basketball court, jogging track, ping pong, foosball, pool tables and nine-hole miniature golf course)
  • Cloud 9 Spa and Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms are two of the most luxurious spas in the world.
  • Retail Spaces Have Been Expanded

Carnival Radiance Cruise ShipCarnival Cruise Line provided the rendering.

One of the most notable changes is the ship’s new red, white, and blue livery. During a dry dock, the Carnival Radiance became the seventh ship in the fleet to get the new livery. Other ships, including the Carnival Paradise, which is now in dry dock, will follow.

Also read: The Sixth Carnival Cruise Ship Gets a New Livery and Sets Sail for the United States

The ship is also the second in the line to include Shaquille O’Neal, Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer, and his new Big Chicken restaurant. It comes after the new dining facility, which opened at the end of July 2021 during Mardi Gras.

Carnival Radiance has a gross tonnage of 101,509 tons, a passenger capacity of 2,895 at double occupancy, and a crew of 1,108 foreign crew members. The ship is currently part of the Sunshine class, which also includes the Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Sunrise, all of which have undergone extensive renovations. Carnival Radiance, previously known as Carnival Victory, had her first voyage in October of 2000.

Carnival Radiance Cruise Ship

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