2984 Passengers (2984 with upper beds)
The Carnival Corporation is the largest cruise company in the world and operates several different brands. The cruise line ‘Carnival Cruise Lines’ has the largest fleet in the group with 26 vessels. The fleet sails almost exclusively in the seas of North America and the Caribbean. For Carnival Cruise Lines the guest's experience of the ships is at least as important as the visited destinations. The concept is comparable to a club holiday and convinces an active, mostly younger audience. The ships offer a colorful world of experience including high-quality food, award-winning entertainment and excellent child and youth care. On board you will find mostly Americans.
The Carnival Radiance (former Carnival Victory) will be refurbished in 2020. It is a Sunshine Class ship and accommodates up to 2,984 passengers.
Atmosphere on board
Carnival Cruise Lines emphasizes the entertainment onboard and yes: it is very difficult not to be entertained on board. But this does not mean that passengers will feel disturbed by wildly partying people all day. There is enough room to relax and enjoy some quietness. The dress-code reflects this concept: casual attire is perfect for almost any situation. Only for dinner in the main restaurants a more elegant style is recommended. There are even one or two festive evenings, where evening dress is required, but you may easily escape this when not dining in the à la carte restaurants. Though guests come from all over the world, usually most people on board are US citizens.
The design of all staterooms is modern and comfortable. You will find all amenities you would expect from a good hotel room. With about XX sqm all staterooms are very spacious. If you prefer even more private space the Premium Balcony staterooms provide about XX sqm and the Grand Suites almost XX sqm.
Food and Beverages
At meal times, guests may choose from a variety of buffets or dine at the restaurant with friendly service. For dinner, the main restaurant offers two sessions or an open table time. For a fee, there are a couple of specialty restaurants on board. There is for instance the "Guy Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Bar-B-Que" restaurants which works in partnership wiht the Food Network star Guy Fieri. Other possibilities for special dining are the "Cucina del Capitano" which is spezialised on familiy dining and the "Fahrenheit 555 steak house". Do you prefer sushi? Then the asian restaurant "Bonsai Sunshi" is the right place for you. Another innovation on Carnival Radiance is that you can order pizza via the app of the cruise line to a place anywhere on the ship.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
As Carnival Cruise Lines calls them fun ships you can be sure that you will be entertained very well. Las Vegas style shows in the grand show lounge, thrilling games in the casino, freshly mixed cocktails in one of the lounges, your talent shown in the Karaoke bar or on the dancefloor to live music - Expect it all and get it all.
Of course the Carnival Victory also offers many ways to relax, such as the spa area where a wide choice of treatments is offered. For those who feel the urge to move the fitness area and sporting facilities are great choices.
The great cuisine, diversified entertainment options as well as the appealing and modern interior make the Carnival Radiance a destination in itself. This ship demonstrates impressively what is possible on cruise ships nowadays.
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