Carnival Radiance Cruise Ship Profile

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Carnival Victory News


Carnival Cruise line announced that Carnival Victory will be transformed into Carnival Radiance The dry dock is scheduled to take place over 38-days starting from March 18 to April 26, 2020. Click on the link above for more information at

Medical Center

Location: Deck 0 - forward (below Riviera Deck 1)

Hours: On Call 24/7 | Sea Days (9:00am-12:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm) | Port Days (8:00am-10:00am, 4:00pm-6:00pm) Equipped to treat minor non-emergency matters at a customary fee ($)

The ship is staffed with two physicians and four nurses. Equipment: defibrillators, external pacemakers, pulse oxymeters, thrombolytic therapy, electrocardiograph machine and lab equipment.

Deck Plan

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Sky Deck 14

Serenity adults only deck upper level

Sun Deck 12

Camp Carnival, Club O2, Circle "C," children's pool, Serenity adults only lounge (forward)

Spa Deck 11

Spa staterooms, Cloud 9 Spa, Fitness Center, Salon (forward) Sports Square - jogging track, basketball court, ropes course, miniature golf (aft),

Panorama Deck 10

Passenger staterooms (forward)Waterworks, Pig & Anchor, (mid) Cucina del Capitano (aft)

Lido Deck 9

Passenger staterooms (forward)Triton's Main pool, Siren's Aft pool, Bluelguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, Bluelguana Cantina, Guys Burgers, Seaside Theater (mid) Lido Marketplace, Deli, Seafood Shack, Pizzeria, Big Chicken, Siren's Pool and Bar (aft)

Verandah Deck 8

Passenger Staterooms, Navigational Bridge

Empress Deck 7

Passenger staterooms

Upper Deck 6

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck 5

Liquid Lounge main show lounge (forward), Fun Shops, Skybox Sports Bar, Cherry on Top, The Warehouse Arcade, ATM machine, Casino, Casino Bar, Bonsai Sushi, Internet Cafe, RedFrog Pub, Piano Bar 88, Alchemy Bar

Atlantic Deck 4

Liquid Lounge main show lounge (forward), Pixels, Java Blue Cafe, Fahrenheit 555, Limelight Lounge (midship), Main dining room (aft)

Lobby Deck 3

Passenger staterooms (forward)Guest Services, Carnival Adventures, Lobby and Bar, Dream Studio, main dining room, Chef's Table (mid) main dining room (aft)

Main Deck 2

Passenger staterooms

Riviera Deck 1

Passenger staterooms

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Serenity Adults Only Retreat

Located on Spa Deck and offering magnificent ocean views is “Serenity,” an exclusive new adults-only retreat. Intended as an oasis for relaxation and comfort, “Serenity” offers plush chaise lounges and chairs, colorful oversized umbrellas, and two large whirlpools.  

Kid's Areas

Camp Ocean

Carnival unveiled an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program in 2014.  The expanded program for children ages 2-11 highlights the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

Camp Ocean, will welcome youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and friendly, experienced staff. Three age-related categories each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 are dubbed “Penguins,” with those ages 6-8 called “Sting Rays” while 9-11 year olds are “Sharks.”

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks.

Camp Ocean (ages 2-11)

Camp Ocean features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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Carnival Radiance

Carnival Victory cruise ship

Formerly known as the Carnival Victory.

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News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kids Camp
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Ship Class: Triumph - formerly Carnival Victory

Shipyard: Fincantieri - Italy

Transformation Shipyard: Cadiz, Spain

Launched: 2000 and 2020

Cost: $430 million

Transformation cost: $200 million

Refurbished:  renamed and upgraded 3/19/20 – 4/26/20

GRT: 101,509

Length: 893 ft.

Draft: 27 ft.

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 3,873 capacity (previously 2,754)

Crew: 1108

Passenger decks: 13




110 new guest suite and staterooms were added during the transformation including Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms.

 Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom. The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Interior 163-244 Sq. ft.
Oceanview 194-320 Sq. ft.
Balcony 220-260 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 340-820 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Additional Dimensions
Floor to Ceiling Height: 7' H
Doorway Dimensions: 22" W x 6'8" H
Standard Windows Dimensions: 4' W x 3' H
Porthole Size: 17" diameter


Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper pullman or sofa bed. Some interior rooms include two portholes or a picture window.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom. Deluxe staterooms are perfect for families with space to fit up to five cruisers, a full bathroom and separate wash area.


Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Extended balconies have extra room for relaxing. The Premium Vista Balcony rooms wrap around the aft portion of the ship for maximum sea views.


All suites come with VIP check-in and extra features like walk-in closets and balcony views.

The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity.

Self-Service Launderettes ($)

Bring quarters. Complimentary use of the iron and ironing board. Vending machines dispense small boxes of detergent and water softener, or you can just bring your own.

Hours are posted on the Laundry Room door

Riviera Deck 1 - midship / across from 1351 and 1353
Main Deck 2 - midship / across from 2365 and 2367
Upper Deck 6 - midship / across from 6389 and 6391
Empress Deck 7 - midship / across from 7339 and 7341
Verandah Deck 8 - midship / across from 8349 and 8351
Lido Deck 9 - midship / across from 9268 and 9270

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Dining Venues

Atlantic and Pacific Main Dining Rooms

Eat early, late, or whenever you like. Your time dining available. Menu includes a variety of enticing entrees, appealing appetizers and delectable desserts, with special options for vegetarians, kids, and anyone looking for options low in fat, sodium or cholesterol. Complimentary

Lido Marketplace

Indoor and outdoor casual self-serve dining. Located aft on Lido deck 9/Panorama deck 10. Open for breakfast (7am-10:30am), lunch (12pm-2:30pm), dinner (6pm-9:30pm) and late night snacks (11:30pm-1am). Hours may vary. Self-serve beverages available 24-hours: coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, lemonade and unsweetened iced tea. Deli open 11am-11pm. Complimentary

Beer Station:(9:00am-11:00pm) Pour Your Own Beer ($).


24/7 frozen yogurt and soft-serve ice cream on Lido deck outside the Marketplace. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or swirl mix. Complimentary

Guy's Burger Joint

Poolside spot for hot burgers, hand-cut fries, more. Choose one of Guy's creations or create your ideal burger. Complimentary

Bluelguana Cantina

Onboard Mexican featuring freshly-made tacos and burritos. Homemade tortillas and chips and a salsa bar with choices from mild to hot are always ready to go. Complimentary

Coral Sea Cafe $

Coffee and pastry bar.

Pizzeria del Capitano

24-hour pizza by the slice, or have one delivered to you for a fee, anywhere on the ship using the HUB app. Located on Lido deck. Complimentary unless you order delivery.

Shaq's Big Chicken

New Featuring a variety of fried chicken sandwiches and traditional sides. Serving breakfast too. Located on Lido deck. Complimentary

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Pig & Anchor

Open-air dining located on Promenade Deck serving backyard and beach-style cookout fare like barbequed chicken breast and pulled pork. Complimentary

Cucina del Capitano ($)

A family-style Italian restaurant that brings the heritage of Carnival’s captains to the table, along with a casual two-level poolside eatery, and a classic American-style steakhouse. Complimentary pasta bar at lunch time but full-service dinner is an extra charge.

Bonsai Sushi ($)

Full-service sushi restaurant offering a wide variety of Asian-inspired delicacies and serving soups, sakes, and desserts. Prices range from $1 for appetizer portions to $15* for a sushi ship for two. Located on Promenade Deck.

Seafood Shack ($)

New-England style Seafood venue serving lobster roll, clam chowder and more. Located on Lido deck aft.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse ($)

Gourmet steakhouse with seafood, entrees, gourmet appetizers, and an extensive wine list and dessert options are even available. $35 per person surcharge applies.

Chef's Table Dining Room ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 * per person surcharge applies. *Prices subject to change

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast ($)

Family breakfast experience with a unique menu and Dr. Seuss characters for fun interactions and special photo opportunities.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Limited complimentary menu delivered free before midnight.

*Prices subject to change

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Notable Rooms

SKYBOX Sports Bar

Big screen TV's showing live sports events from around the globe. Located on deck 5 midship.

Cherry on Top

Candy and Celebrations shop. Bulk candies, confections, flowers, Cherry on Top logo apparel for kids and women, Carnival Adventure Items, Bliss spa items and stateroom decoration packages.

Casino and Bar

Full casino and gaming center. Closed while in port. Slots open early morning to late night while at sea. Located on deck 5 midship.

Limelight Aft Lounge

From The Punchliner Comedy Club to Superstar Live Karaoke and live music, here's where it all happens.

Punchliner Comedy Club - This club highlights a wide variety of comedians offering both family-friendly and adult-only performances nightly. “Superstar Live” takes karaoke to a whole new level by offering wannabe starlets, crooners and rockers the opportunity to perform accompanied by a live band and backing singers.

RedFrog Pub

Caribbean-inspired Pub where passengers can kick back to live acoustic guitar and vocals as they  relax on swing-gliding chairs or amuse themselves with any number of bar games, such as foosball, a tabletop shuffleboard, darts, puzzles, and more. Located on deck 5 midship.

Piano Bar 88

A swanky, jazzy bar setting where singing along is encouraged. Located on deck 5 midship.

Alchemy Bar

Unique vintage themed cocktail pharmacy. Located on deck 5 midship.

Cloud 9 Spa

Full-service, two-deck spa and fitness center offering acupuncture, massages, body wraps, facials, tooth whitening men's services, steam rooms and more.  A thalassotherapy pool is available on board.

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Outdoor Venues

City Sports Park

HHit the links on the 9-hole mini-golf course. Run the padded jogging track, or play volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, or ping pong all in the city sports park.

Main Pool Midship

Triton's main pool & bar

Siren’s Pool and Bar

Lido Deck 9 aft pool. Hours: Pool: 8:00am-12:00am / Hot Tub Spas: 8:00am-12:00am, weather conditions permitting / hours subject to change 
Salt water pool (4'6" pool)
Hot Tub Spas (2)

Twisty Waterslide

King of the Sea pool and waterslide located on the Panorama deck.


From the 300-gallon dump bucket to stationary water toys, Carnival Breeze's WaterWorks is just the thing to get even the most experienced cruiser wet behind the ears again. Ride the Twister Waterslide, one of the fastest slides anywhere.


Try the sky course, a ropes course 150 ft. above the ocean, mini golf, foosball, and table tennis. The basketball court can be converted for volleyball and soccer, or take out some steam on the punching bags. Relax at the sports bar after an afternoon of play.

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night.

Serenity Retreat

The Adults-only Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, and great sea views.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

A fun and festive outdoor watering hole offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers.

RedFrog Rum Bar

A poolside version of the line’s popular RedFrog Pub that debuted on Carnival Magic offering a quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe.

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