Carnival Cruise Line has officially changed the name from Carnival Victory to Carnival Radiance as the ship is in the final stages of a $ 200 million refurbishment.
Carnival Radiance is now the cruise company’s third Sunshine-class cruise ship and the ship is scheduled to leave Spain on October 18. Carnival Radiance will have its home port in Long Beach, California, but will first stop in Miami and transit through the Panama Canal.
The cruise ship will begin from Long Beach on December 13, offering three and four night cruises to Baha, Mexico. The three-night weekend cruises will stop in Ensenada and the four-night cruises will add a port stopover at Catalina Island.
Carnival Radiance offers all of Carnival Cruise Line‘s popular Fun Ship 2.0 dining, beverage and entertainment venues, as well as Big Chicken, a casual poolside restaurant created by Carnival’s head of entertainment Shaquille O’Neal, which debuted on Shrove Tuesday earlier this year.
From new dining choices such as the Cucina del Capitano to expanded entertainment venues like the versatile Liquid Lounge and one of the largest and most luxurious Cloud 9 spas at sea, Carnival Radiance will offer a multitude of ways for guests to choose the West Coast fun.
âThe transformation of Carnival Victory has been underway for some time, but we are delighted that it can now officially be called Carnival Radiance – the newest member of our fleet,â said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line. âCarnival Radiance showcases all of our most popular spaces and offers a truly unique and exciting vacation option for the Southern California short cruise market.â
A traditional christening ceremony will take place once Carnival Radiance arrives in Long Beach.
Carnival Radiance joins Carnival Miracle which will reposition itself in Long Beach on September 27 to operate short cruises to Mexico, as well as Carnival Panorama sailing week-long trips to the Mexican Riviera.