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Carnival Radiance

Seeing an extensive refurbishment in 2020, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Victory is magnificently transformed into the striking Carnival Radiance. With a capacity of almost 4,000 guests, Carnival Radiance boasts some brilliant restaurants, a wealth of onboard activities, and accommodation to suit all needs. Read on to learn more about all the beautiful facilities Carnival has provided on this brilliant ship.

Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/2000
Tonnage 101509
Number Of Decks 13
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 11
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 3873
Crew 1108

Ship Facilities

Guests are in for a treat with a range of different restaurants onboard Carnival Radiance, covering everything from a la carte menus to buffet dining. Choices include a lovely Mediterranean restaurant, Spa Carnival Selections, a Sushi Bar and a European Style Café, with more diverse restaurants being introduced after the 2020 upgrade.

  • Fahrenheit 555 is Carnival Radiance’s resident steakhouse. This fine dining restaurant is ideal for guests who have an appetite for luxurious dishes, with a warm and intimate setting and wood décor, it’s the perfect choice for a romantic evening.
  • Bonsai Sushi is Carnival’s well-loved sushi spot. A favourite for guests on the rest of the Carnival fleet, here you can discover a range of different sushi, sashimi, soups, and other seafood delights.
  • Big Chicken Restaurant has a friendly, casual vibe. It’s a fun restaurant designed by basketball player Shaq, where guests can enjoy a variety of juicy fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, and tasty side dishes.
  • Pizzeria Del Capitano is for lovers of pizza, offering unlimited pizza for 24 hours a day. Try some freshly made Italian favourites and choose from unique toppings.
  • Cucina Del Capitano is a traditional restaurant inspired by Italian family dining. The menu features all the classics you’d expect from pasta to pizza to desserts.
  • Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is an authentic American-style barbecue joint. Walk into the sweet smell of smoke, where diners can feast on delicious grilled meats or veggie options like classic mac and cheese.

Carnival Radiance offers entertainment with live music in the Piano Bar, where you can take part in a sing-along or sit back and relax. For comedy and production entertainment look no further than the Caribbean Show Lounge. Guests who enjoy a cigar can spend time in the Ionian Lounge, with a relaxed atmosphere it’s the perfect location to unwind. For an evening of dancing, Club Arctic is the place to boogie and socialise.

Other venues:

  • Dive-In Movies
  • RedFrog Pub
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • Alchemy Bar
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar

A favourite spot among the families is The Waterworks play park. Here there are two water slides: AquaTunnel and Twister slide, which provide laughter and a thrill for all ages. There is also Camp Carnival Children’s Club, which caters for children of a range of ages. The club allows kids to be in a safe environment where they can meet other children onboard. It also allows parents to enjoy other entertainment while the kids are having fun themselves. There’s even a dedicated area for teens only, meaning that they can have some space away from their parents if they want!

Spa and fitness

Carnival’s 2020 upgrade brings the popular SportSquare, with fitness activities including the sky ropes course, a basketball court, jogging tracks, ping pong, and foosball. With three outdoor swimming pools and seven Jacuzzis, after a workout you can head off to discover complete bliss. Carnival Radiance also boasts the chic Cloud 9 Spa, where you can unwind and try out some brilliant, relaxing treatments. There is even a fully equipped gym, for guests wanting to maintain a healthy fitness regime while onboard.


Carnival Radiance aims to make its cruise experience as memorable as possible for all the guests that choose to travel with her. With a range of fantastic activities to keep everyone occupied, there’s no time for boredom onboard this fantastic vessel.

If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere, the pool deck is always full of guests in the holiday mood, sipping on their drinks, chatting and soaking up the sun. There are also dance lessons and fun competitions held in this area. All you need to do is grab a sun lounger and enjoy the experience.

However, if you want to escape the sea air for a while, head inside and see what else is on offer. From onboard arts and crafts to a library and boutique shops, you’ll be able to while away the hours browsing the ship’s amenities.

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