Carnival Cruise Line has announced a dry dock that will transform Carnival Victory into Carnival Radiance, representing the final phase of a $2 billion fleet enhancement program.
In an effort to reach its goal of providing “any ship, any port, any itinerary” level of service and offerings across its fleet of 26 ships, Carnival Cruises’ refurbishment of Carnival Victory will add the line’s popular culinary, bar and entertainment services. Features that guests can expect to see throughout the Carnival fleet include casual food and beverage options like Guy’s Burger Joint; specialty dining experiences like The Chef’s Table; new water parks, kiddie splash zones, and Serenity adults-only areas; plus technology upgrades such as the Carnival HubApp, which allows all guests to check-in online, book dining, spa treatments and shore excursions, keep abreast of ship news and activities, and communicate with their fellow travelers.
“We have been investing in our products, amenities and experience offerings at unprecedented levels which are driving higher results in guest satisfaction, passenger yields and onboard revenue,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, in press materials. “Our guests and travel agent partners can count on a high degree of consistency and quality vacation offerings across all our fleet and homeports regardless of what ship they’re sailing on.”
Carnival launched its fleet enhancement program in 2011. Since that time, it has completed refurbishments to more than 20 ships, taken delivery of three new ships and has scheduled three additional ships for delivery through 2022. Carnival Victory will undergo a 38-day dry dock in Cadiz, Spain before entering service as Carnival Radiance in 2020. Homeport and itinerary details for the new Carnival Radiance will be announced in mid-November.