All about the Carnival Radiance

The Carnival Radiance is a fairly new ship, being built in 2020. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 893 ft long and 125 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.5 football fields, as wide as 2.4 tractor trailers and the same height as a 13 story building. The Radiance was previously known as the Victory from 2000-2020, but was renamed after it went through huge rennovations.

Carnival Radiance Ship

The Carnival Radiance can hold 2,984 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Radiance has a space ratio of 34. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.

Gross Tonnage101,509
Passenger Decks13
Passengers (double occupancy)2,984
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.7
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)34

Dining Establishments

Main Dining Room
Main Dining Room on the Radiance
Cucina Del Capitano
Cucina Del Capitano on the Radiance

Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Carnival Radiance, there will be plenty of it. You have 18 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 12 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 6 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. 67% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeDress CodeCostType of Food
Big ChickenQuick serveCasualIncludedChicken
Blue Iguana CantinaQuick serveCasualIncludedMexican
Bonsai SushiSit downCasualA la cartAsian
Carnival DeliQuick serveCasualIncludedDeli
Cucina Del CapitanoSit downCruise casualFlat feeItalian
Fahrenheit 555 SteakhouseSit downFormalFlat feeSteakhouse
Guy's Burger JointQuick serveCasualIncludedAmerican
Guys Pig and Anchor BarBQueQuick serveCasualIncludedBBQ
JavaBlue CafeQuick serveCasualA la cartCoffee
Lido BuffetBuffetCasualIncludedBuffet
Main Dining RoomSit downCruise casualIncludedMain dining room
Pizzeria del Capitano Quick serveCasualIncludedPizza
Seafood ShackQuick serveCasualA la cartSeafood
SwirlsQuick serveCasualIncludedDessert
The Chef's TableSit downFormatFlat feeFoodie

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakage, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs

Lido pool on the Carnival Radiance
Lido pool on the Carnival Radiance

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Carnival Radiance has a total of 2 pools and 3 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 1 of the hot tubs are adults only.

Total Pools2
- Pools - General Access1
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive0
Total Hot Tubs3
- Hot Tubs - General Access2
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only1
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


There are quite a few things to do on the Radiance. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.

Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Ropes courseIncluded
Splash parkIncluded
Thermal SuitesFlat fee
Water slidesIncluded

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