Inaugural Season of Carnival Radiance Unveiled

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Rendering of the Carnival Radiance.

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the inaugural schedule for the soon-to-be-transformed Carnival Radiance, along with new details on the 2019-2020 season for Carnival Sunrise.

Following a $200 million dry dock that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, Carnival Radiance will debut on April 29, 2020 with a 10-day Mediterranean sailing from Barcelona followed by 9- and 12-day departures visiting popular destinations throughout the region, including Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain. The ship will then embark on a 13-day transatlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York departing on June 11, 2020.

Once in New York, Carnival Radiance will offer a series of 4- and 6-day Bermuda cruises, as well as 8-day Eastern Caribbean voyages, a 4-day cruise to Saint John, New Brunswick, and the line’s first Cuba cruises from New York featuring a full-day and overnight stay in Havana plus two Bahamian ports of call. The ship will also offer four 5- to 7-day voyages from Norfolk in October and November 2020, including the line’s first Cuba cruises from that port. The New York program will conclude with a series of Canada/New England voyages featuring stops in Boston, Portland, Saint John, and Halifax.

Following the cruises from the Northeast, Carnival Radiance will reposition to Port Canaveral to operate a winter schedule of 6- to 8-day voyages to the Caribbean and Cuba beginning Nov. 8, 2020.

The part of the program includes a 6-day sailing to Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Dominican Republic and Nassau, The Bahamas; and 7- and 8-day Caribbean voyages visiting some of the region’s most popular islands, including Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts and Grand Turk.

Carnival has also released details on the upcoming season for Carnival Sunrise, which will also undergo a drydock transformation before setting sail. Its 2019-2020 season includes eight 9-day voyages to Cuba featuring a full day and overnight call in Havana along with stops at the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay and Nassau. Eight 4-day “long weekend” voyages to Bermuda will also be offered, departing Thursdays and returning Mondays and spending a full day on the island. Seven 8-day voyages visiting ports in the Caribbean and Bahamas will be offered as well. The program concludes with a 12-day Carnival Journeys partial Panama Canal transit from New York to Fort Lauderdale departing on Oct. 19, 2020.

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