Ultimate Guide to Carnival Radiance

For 2020 sailings and beyond, our beloved Carnival Victory™ has a new name, remarkable new features and a whole new level of excitement around its transformation into Carnival Radiance.

If you’re considering a cruise on Carnival Radiance or have already booked one (lucky you!), we know you’re excited about exploring exotic destinations like Bermuda, the Caribbean or The Bahamas.

But get ready for the fun to start the moment you step on board. While cruising to and from unforgettable ports of call, your family will experience Carnival Radiance’s amazing, upgraded amenities.

Expect a whole world of indoor and outdoor fun, incredible food and drinks and ample opportunities for relaxation on board. Here are just some of the highlights of Carnival Radiance…

an aerial view of carnival radiance

Indoor Fun

On Carnival Radiance, there are so many fun things to do indoors as well as out in the sun. Does your family enjoy playing board games? Well you’ve never played them like this!

During Hasbro®, The Game Show, enormous versions of classic board games become an interactive stage show in front of a live audience. You’ll put your game-playing skills to the test and you might win some great prizes!

family watching the son throw a volleyball into a connect 4 board

Prefer to leave the performances to the pros? Take a seat at The Punchliner Comedy Club and you’ll soon be laughing your socks off. Some shows are suitable for the whole family, while others offer an adults-only kind of humor, so check the schedule first.

Guests of all ages will also enjoy the memorable Broadway-worthy singing, dancing and musical performances by Playlist Productions. These musical productions bring the unique experience of live theater to the open seas!

a playlist productions show onboard a carnival ship

Taking the time to relax and unwind is an essential element of any cruise vacation, and there’s no better place to do just that than Cloud 9 Spa.

Treat yourself (or your friends) to a massage, body wrap, facial or other wellness treatment. You’ll spend the rest of your vacation in a state of true serenity.

couple getting a massage at the cloud 9 spa

Feeling lucky? Why not have some fun at Carnival Radiance’s onboard casino, where slots, blackjack, poker and table games present the chance to pocket some pennies or even win some seriously big bucks.

By bringing little ones on a cruise vacation, you’re showing them the world, and while on board they get to experience the magical, whimsical world of Seuss At Sea.

children at a seuss-a-palooza reading

Carnival’s delightful kids’ program, inspired by the books of Dr. Seuss, presents so many fun things to see and do. There’s a character parade, Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, arts and crafts activities, story times and more.

Outdoor Fun

Whether you cruise from New York, Norfolk, VA or Fort Lauderdale, it won’t be long before you’re soaking up the sun as it shines down on the decks of Carnival Radiance. From sunrise to sunset, embrace opportunities for outdoor fun such as splashing, swimming and soaring at WaterWorks.

A major highlight of this onboard water park is the Twister Waterslide, which sends you smiling and swimming through the water for hundreds of feet, all the way to a major splash landing.

little boy getting off the twister waterslide

Burn some energy and enjoy a little friendly competition over basketball, mini-golf, ping-pong and other games at SportSquare. The sports-themed spot on the ship also features gym equipment for those who want to work out under the sun.

Or, get your heart racing in a different way, high above the decks of Carnival Radiance. Challenge yourself to traverse the elevated obstacles at our thrilling, two-level ropes course. We promise it’s 100-percent safe, and 100-percent fun!

little boy crossing an obstacle on the ropes course

Spending time outdoors doesn’t always mean lots of action, it can also mean lots of relaxation. This sometimes involves leaving the kids behind, at least for a little while.

Send the youngsters to our child care programs and spend some time amid the peace and quiet of the Serenity Adult Only Retreat. This 21-plus-only zone offers plush seating, a full bar and the chance to enjoy the sunshine and sea breezes without interruption.

couple enjoying time together at serenity adult only retreat

Great Bars

For the 21-and-older cruise crowd, Carnival Radiance presents a range of awesome bars, each with a distinct atmosphere.

Perhaps you’re tempted by a tropical cocktail at RedFrog™ Rum Bar, a Caribbean-themed hot spot by the pool. Or maybe its frozen margaritas, cool cervezas and other favorites from Mexico that make you say si. If so, then grab a seat at BlueIguana™ Tequila Bar.

Yet perhaps craft cocktails prepared by master mixologists are more your style and are also a specialty of Alchemy Bar. Choose a vintage classic or customize your own concoction at this speakeasy-inspired spot.

mixologist putting the finishing touches on a cocktail

Delicious Dining

With so much onboard action, a cruise vacation usually leads to a big appetite. From breakfast all the way through to late-night snacks, Carnival Radiance has you covered.

lobster sandwich from seafood shack

Standing out among a whole host of top-notch restaurants are Seafood Shack, inspired by the waterfront eateries of New England, and Big Chicken, the first ever chicken joint from Shaq, Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer. With chicken biscuits for breakfast, chicken strips and sandwiches for lunch and fried chicken baskets with plenty of sides for dinner, this all-day restaurant has the Shaq seal of approval.

chicken sandwich from shaq’s big chicken

Another celebrity, chef and television host Guy Fieri, has a restaurant on Carnival Radiance and is the name behind Guy’s Burger Joint, a casual burger and fries shack by the poolside. Check out the toppings bar and load up a fresh-off-the-grill burger however you like it.

someone holding a burger with guy’s burger joint in the background

Ready to Sail on Carnival Radiance?

Remarkable! Revolutionary! Radiant! We can’t say enough about Carnival Radiance and its wonderful new features. All that’s left is to recommend you book a family cruise on Carnival Radiance ASAP! What are you waiting for?