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  • carnival-radiance-steakhouse-rendering.jpg - Enjoy a hearty meal at the Steakhouse aboard Carnival Radiance (digital rendering).
  • carnival-radiance-big-chicken-rendering.jpg - Grab breakfast or lunch at Big Chicken, created by Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal, aboard Carnival Radiance (digital rendering).
  • carnival-Fahrenheit-555.jpg -  Enjoy premium-quality steaks, fresh seafood, salads and gourmet starters at the alternative restaurant Fahrenheit 555 on your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Horizon-Chefs-Table.jpg - For an extra fee, Chef's Table is your chance for a multi-course dinner prepared specially by the executive chef.
  • carnival-Pig-and-Anchor-family.jpg - Head to Guy's Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que, featuring smoked beef, pork, andouille sausage and all the sides, during your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-radiance-red-frog-rendering.jpg - Have a drink in a convivial atmosphere at the Red Frog aboard Carnival Radiance (digital rendering).
  • carnival-radiance-waterworks-rendering.jpg - Splash around in the expansive WaterWorks waterpark on Carnival Radiance (digital rendering).
  • carnival-Alchemy-Bar.jpg - Head to the Alchemy Bar on your Carnival cruise, featuring your favorite drinks as well as new and innovative cocktails.
  • carnival-BlueIguana-Bar.jpg - Head to the BlueIguana Tequila Bar on your Carnival cruise if you like ice-cold cervezas and slushy tequila drinks.
  • carnival-Casino-Roulette-Wheel.jpg - Enjoy a night of gaming at the casino during your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Cloud9-Spa-Thermal-Lounge.jpg - Relax in the Cloud 9 Thermal Lounge, where the temperature is always perfect, during your Carnival getaway.
  • carnival-Punchliner-comedy-club.jpg - Choose your show and laugh out loud at Punchliner Comedy Club, one of the entertainment options during your Carnival sailing.
  • carnival-Red-Frog.jpg - Enjoy private-label brews, appetizers and upbeat tunes from live musicians at RedFrog Pub on your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Serenity-spa.jpg - Get rejuvenated in the spa of the Serenity Adult Only Retreat during your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-Serenity.jpg -   Soak in the relaxing vibe of the Serenity Adult Only Retreat with your significant other during your Carnival sailing.
  • carnival-WaterWorks-2girls.jpg - Frolic in the warm weather at WaterWorks, your Carnival waterpark.
  • carnival-WaterWorks-girl.jpg - Splish-splash the day away at WaterWorks, Carnival's onboard waterpark.
  • carnival-WaterWorks-kids.jpg - Have some fun with family members at WaterWorks during your next Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-radiance-comedy-club-rendering.jpg - Get entertained at the Comedy Club aboard Carnival Radiance (digital rendering).
  • carnival-WaterWorks.jpg - WaterWorks features the Twister, a huge corkscrew ride, and the enclosed DrainPipe spiral slide on your Carnival cruise.
  • carnival-radiance-rendering.jpg - Carnival Radiance sails out of Long Beach, Fla., on short jaunts to Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico.

Carnival Radiance: Getaways to Ensenada and Catalina Island


Carnival Radiance, formerly Carnival Victory, has been reengineered and reimagined from stem to stern for short jaunts out of Long Beach, Calif., to Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico, where cruisers can enjoy beaches, shopping and excursions. The ship debuted in November 2021.

On board, Radiance has WaterWorks for the young and young at heart as well as SportSquare, Seuss at Sea and the Serenity Adult Only Retreat. The ship also offers spa treatments at Cloud 9 Spa and arts and crafts at Make it with Michael's, among other activities.

Dining is varied, with options for families as well as a special evening just for the two of you.  Start at the Dining Room for a cruise staple and branch out to Bonsai Sushi, the Chef's Table, Cucina del Capitano and The Carnival Deli. Don't forget the evening activities for all ages, with RedFrog Pub, The Punchline Comedy Club, karaoke and the MegaBeach Party. 

Where Carnival Radiance sails

Carnival Radiance is a good choice for inexpensive, short getaways from the LA area to the tourist attractions of Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico. 

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: WaterWorks
  • Where: Lido deck

  • What: Red Frog
  • Where: Deck 5

  • What: Punchliner Comedy Club
  • Where: Deck 6

Top dining options on board

BlueIguana Cantina

  • Style: Mexican
  • Included
  • Open: Breakfast & lunch

Big Chicken

  • Style: Chicken sandwiches & dishes
  • Included
  • Open: Breakfast & lunch


  • Style: Premium cuts & seafood
  • $12-38 additional fee
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

2,984 Passengers [?]
1,108 Crew
13 Decks
1998 Maiden voyage
101,509 Tonnage [?]
893 Length in feet
125 Width in feet (max beam)

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