Carnival Victory refurbishment is great news, especially for food-lovers.
In case you missed it, Carnival is in the midst of an eight-year, $2 billion fleet-wide refurbishment and enhancement program. Just announced on Tuesday, Carnival Victory refurbishment is scheduled to begin next year when the ship goes into dry dock in Cadiz, Spain from March 18 – April 26, 2020.
In short, Carnival Victory will undergo a 38-day, $200 million renovation. When it’s all done, the Victory will emerge with a new look and will include a slew of beverage and entertainment innovations plus dining, bar and stateroom updates. And the cherry on top? A new name: Carnival Radiance.
Earlier this year, during a less lengthy Carnival Victory refurbishment, the ship was outfitted with their BlueIguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar and Guy’s Burger Joint. After this upcoming dry dock, the ship will also have Carnival’s signature steakhouse, Fahrenheit 555, Guy’s Pig & Anchor BBQ Smokehouse, Cucina del Capitano and a larger, full-service Bonsai Sushi. There will also be the new Limelight Lounge – home to the Punchliner Comedy Club, and a RedFrog Pub.
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Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said, “Carnival Radiance will offer unprecedented opportunities for our guests to Choose Fun across our entire fleet and enjoy the widest variety of culinary, beverage and entertainment options at sea.” This investment in Carnival Radiance and our many other refurbishment projects reflects our continued commitment to providing our guests with a fun, high quality vacation experiences across the Carnival fleet regardless of what ship they’re sailing on”.
If relaxation is your reason to cruise, you’ll be happy to learn that both the Serenity Adults Only Retreat and Cloud 9 Spa will be enlarged. Outdoor recreation will include SportSquare, a suspended ropes course 150 feet above the ocean, a basketball court, jogging track, ping pong, foosball, pool tables, and a nine-hole miniature golf course. Waterworks will feature a 203-foot-long AquaTunnel slide and Carnival’s signature 212-foot-long Twister slide along with a 75-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket and kiddie area.
Itineraries for the newly renamed Carnival Radiance will be announced and go on sale in mid-November. If you’re a Carnival Cruise Line fans and want to be the first to book on Carnival Radiance, you can get a head start by clicking here to register for a “first to know” alert and special promotional offer when itineraries are opened for sale.
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