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Carnival Cruise Line

Information about Carnival Radiance
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Carnival Radiance started sailing in 2000. Former names: Carnival Victory. The Carnival Radiance is registered in Panama City, Panama. The Carnival Radiance has 1448 cabins.

You can expect between 2896 to 3475 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Carnival Radiance has a space ratio of 29.2. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 35.1.

The Carnival Radiance has 1040 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
1996- Carnival Sunshine
1999- Carnival Sunrise
2000- Carnival Radiance


There are 33 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

13 Decks

There are 13 on this ship. The highest deck number is 14. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 10.

38% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The abbreviation Carnival uses for this ship is RD.

As Carnival Victory during 2015 dry dock, the sports bar was changed to Skybox Sports Bar. The wine bar was changed to Alchemy Bar.

As Carnival Victory, during drydock Jan 4 to 20, 2018 added Guys Burger, Blue Iguana Cantina, Red Frog Rum Bar, Blue Iguana Tequila Bar. Also added 6 scenic Oceanview cabins and 2 captains suites to the forward part of the Lido Deck. As part of this addition 2 Junior Suites were converted to Handicap balcony cabins.

In April 2020 name was changed to Carnival Radiance. Stateroom changes on deck 10 included 6 new balcony cabins, 4 new inside cabins and removal of 4 picture window cabins. On deck 11 5 new balcony cabins were added and 2 new inside cabins were added. Cabins on deck 10 and 11 were renumbered. Added 24 Oceanview, 23 inside, 4 balcony and 2 extended grand suites to the aft of deck 5.

Carnival Radiance transformation completed 10/18/21 included routine hotel maintenance. New red, white and blue hull design and paint scheme. 110 new guest suites and staterooms. Liquid Lounge, Java Blue Café, Limelight Lounge, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, RedFrog Pub, Piano Bar 88, Bonsai Sushi, Big Chicken Restaurant, Pizzeria del Capitano, Carnival Waterworks, Cucina del Capitano, Dedicated Chefs Table, Heroes Tribute Bar, Guys Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, SportSquare (SkyCourse, basketball court, jogging track, ping pong, foosball, pool tables and nine-hole miniature golf course) Cloud 9 Spa and Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms, Expanded Retail Spaces.

There are 1448 staterooms on board.

Dining options on board include 2 main dining rooms Atlantic, and Pacific. For a more casual meal, the Mediterranean Lido deck has various food stations as a buffet during the day, and it turns into a bistro in the evenings. Guys Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, Big Chicken, and BlueIguana Cantina are more unique offerings, but still on the casual side. More unique and fine dining options include Fahrenheit 555 (steakhouse),Cucina del Capitano (Italian), and Bonsai Sushi. Chefs Table is for the foodies curious about how the ships Galley (kitchen) feeds so many people. For $75 per person, youll be able to meet the head chef and tour the galley, as well as dine on a multi-course meal at a private table, while watching the chefs at work.

Nightly entertainment can be found at the Caribbean Theater which offers grand scale productions, and during the day also offers game shows. Other bar, lounges, and entertainment venues include:

Victory Atrium Seven Seas Lobby- open area with bar
Odyssey Hall Aft Atrium
Neptune’s Way Promenade
Ionian Room Lounge- Cigar Bar
Aegean Bar- Sports Bar
Caspian Bar- wine bar
Irish Sea Bar- piano bar
Black and Red Seas Lounge and Bar- jazz lounge
Club Arctic Disco and Nightclub
Adriatic Lounge- hosts comedy show/brunch
South China Sea Club Casino
Carnival Seaside Theatre- outdoor cinema

The children and teens will have plenty to do on this ship with Camp Carnival, which is a lounge area with supervised activities; Circle C which has video games, parties, movies, and planned activities; and Club 02 which is a teens lounge that offers karaoke, video games, and themed parties. They can also check out the Aqua Park which has a twister water slide and play area, the 24-hour video arcade, and the sports court and mini golf course.

Adults have their very own Serenity area which has a whirlpool, bar, and sunbathing area with loungers. They also can enjoy time at the Spa Complex, which offers steam rooms, saunas, whirlpool, treatment rooms, a beauty salon, and fitness center.

Carnival Radiance Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2000
Years Old 23
Tons 101,509
Speed 22.5 knots
Length 893 feet
Beam 125 feet
Total Cabins 1,448
Crew 1,040
Expected Passengers 2,896 to 3,475
Expected Space Ratio 29
Total decks 13
Decks with cabins 10

Carnival Radiance Features


  • 1 Retractable Roof Pools
  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 7 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • Waterslide
  • Water Park
  • Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Smoking Policy

  • All staterooms and suite accommodations are entirely smoke-free, including balconies
  • Cigarette and electronic cigarette smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas, in the nightclub and in certain areas within the casino and casino bar
  • Cigar and pipe smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas.
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  • Carnvial Vista will allow smoking in the casino and casino bar and also on deck 11 port side aft.

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