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Victory to re-emerge as Radiance after final step in Carnival’s $2bn fleet upgrade

Carnival Victory will be transformed into Carnival Radiance in the final phase of Carnival Cruise Line's $2bn fleet enhancement programme.

Victory’s refurbishment will add the line’s popular culinary, bar and entertainment innovations and, following a 38-day dry dock in Cadiz, Carnival Radiance will enter service in 2020.

Carnival Victory will re-emerge as Carnival Radiance in 2020

“We have been investing in our products, amenities and experience offerings at unprecedented levels, which are driving higher results in guest satisfaction, passenger yields and onboard revenue,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Radiance will be enhanced with:

  • Casual F&B options - poolside venues such as Guy’s Burger Joint and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, in collaboration with Food Network star Guy Fieri, BlueIguana Cantina & Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, as well as upgrades to Lido Deck buffets and The Deli, and popular features like Swirls self-serve ice cream stations, coffee bars and 24-hour pizza.
  • Specialty dining - including The Chef’s Table fine dining experience, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, as well as Italian, sushi and seafood options.
  • Shopping and Personal Care - including Cherry on Top sweet shops, Pixels photo galleries, expanded retail outlets and offerings and renovated fitness and spa facilities.
  • Outdoor Decks and Attractions - including massive new water parks with huge slides and kiddie splash zones, Serenity adults-only areas, new miniature golf courses and more.
  • Youth & Family Entertainment - including game arcades and dedicated Camp Ocean, Circle “C” and Club O2 facilities hosting supervised children’s programming for kids aged 2 to 17.
  • Theatre & Live Entertainment - including Punchliner Comedy Clubs, Playlist Productions shows, Rock Band 2.0, live entertainment, deck parties, onboard programming and piano bars.
  • Technology upgrades - including fleetwide roll-out of the Carnival HubApp to allow all guests to check-in online, book dining, spa treatments and shore excursions, keep abreast of ship news and activities and communicate with their fellow travellers.
  • Award-winning enhanced solution that creates a best in class Wi-Fi experience onboard enabling guests who want to be connected a content rich experience and ability to seamlessly access their favourite social media applications, news, email and the internet with enhanced speed.
  • Carnival launched its fleet enhancement programme in 2011and since then has completed refurbishments to more than 20 ships, taken delivery of three new ships and has three additional ships scheduled for delivery through 2022.

    Since the enhancement programme was launched, Carnival’s annual passenger count has grown from 4.1m to 5.2m guests; the number of children under 18 sailing annually has grown from 650,000 to 800,000; its voyage operations have grown from 1,400 to 1,700 sailings per year; and its lower berth count has grown from 58,000 to 70,000.


    Posted on 24th October 2018 at 04:08 am in Cruise News | Cruise Ships | Cruise Lines | Carnival Cruise Line |

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