Carnival Victory Officially Renamed Carnival Radiance

The Carnival Radiance has been renamed to the Carnival Victory.

Carnival Victory Officially Renamed Carnival Radiance. The new name will be the Carnival Sunrise and it is scheduled to launch in 2020.

Carnival Cruise Line announced today that the Carnival Victory would now be known as Carnival Radiance. 

After Carnival Sunshine (formerly Carnival Destiny) and Carnival Sunrise (formerly Carnival Triumph), the ship is currently the third of the Carnival Sunshine class.


(Carnival Cruise Line provided the rendering.)

In Cadiz, Spain, the Carnival Radiance is undergoing a $200 million bow-to-stern renovation. The ship is set to leave Cadiz on October 18 for a seven-week voyage to her final destination of Long Beach, California. She’ll make a stop in Miami along the route to run a Panama Canal transit cruise.

Radiance will make her southern California premiere on December 13, starting off a year-round program of three and four-night excursions to Baja Mexico from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. On Fridays, three-night cruises will leave for Ensenada, Mexico. Monday sailings will leave from Ensenada and make stops at Catalina Island in California.

Carnival Radiance has all of Carnival’s famous Fun Ship 2.0 eating, drinking, and entertainment venues, as well as a new location, Shaquille O’Neal’s poolside restaurant Big Chicken, which debuted during Mardi Gras.

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Mardi Gras Big Chicken

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Carnival’s Italian restaurant Cucina del Capitano, the multi-purpose Liquid Lounge entertainment venue, and one of the fleet’s biggest Cloud 9 Spas will all be on board.

“We’re thrilled that she may now be formally named Carnival Radiance – the newest member of our fleet,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Radiance includes all of our most popular areas and offers a really unique and thrilling holiday choice for the short cruise market in Southern California.”

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Carnival Radiance crew men pose in front of the ship. (Carnival Cruise Line provided this image.)

Once Carnival Radiance arrives at Long Beach, a customary (re)naming ceremony will be conducted.

The ship will dock in Long Beach alongside the Carnival Miracle, which will relocate to the southern California port on September 27 to conduct short excursions to Mexico. Also departing from Long Beach is Carnival’s newest ship, the Carnival Panorama, which offers seven-night cruises to the Mexican Riviera.

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The carnival cruise limited capacity is a rebranding of the Carnival Victory.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happened Carnival Radiance?

Carnival Radiance is a VR game that was released on Steam and Oculus Store back in 2016. It was not well received and the developer shut down shortly after its release.

What was the Carnival Radiance called before?

The Carnival Radiance was originally called the Carnival of Light.

When was Carnival Radiance refurbished?

Carnival Radiance was refurbished on November 16th, 2018.

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