Radiance of The Wild West & Grand Canyon


Carnival Victory will enter dry dock in early 2020 to undergo an extensive Fun Ship 2.0 transformation to re-emerge at the end of  April 2020 as Carnival Radiance. Carnival does these transformations extremely well following the success of Carnival Sunshine back in 2013- which adds an array of exciting food, beverage and entertainment choices.


New culinary and beverage offerings will include Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse developed by Food Network star and longtime partner Guy Fieri, a classic American steakhouse called Fahrenheit 555, and the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub.   Carnival Radiance will also feature Big Chicken, a seagoing version of a landside restaurant operated by the line’s Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.


A sprawling new WaterWorks aqua park featuring the new AquaTunnel slide as well as a SportSquare open-air recreation complex with a suspended ropes course will be added, as well.   All staterooms will be renovated with a tropical color palette reminiscent of the ships’ Caribbean itineraries.


Carnival Radiance will debut on 29th April 2020, with a 10-day Mediterranean sailing from Barcelona followed by nine-and 12-day departures visiting top destinations throughout the region, including Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, Malta, and Spain. The ship will then embark on a 13-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York from 11th to 24th June 2020, positioning the vessel for its inaugural season in the Big Apple.


Once in New York, Carnival Radiance will offer a series of four- and six-day Bermuda cruises as well as a four-day cruise to Saint John, New Brunswick, eight-day eastern Caribbean voyages and the line’s first Cuba cruises from New York - nine-day sailings that include a full-day and overnight stay in Havana and two Bahamian ports of call.  The New York programme will conclude with a series of Canada/New England voyages featuring stops in Boston, Portland, Saint John, and Halifax.


The ship will also offer four five- to seven-day voyages from Norfolk in October and November 2020, including the line’s first Cuba cruises from that port.  The week-long Cuba cruises will feature an extended stop in the capital of Havana along with visits to two tropical Bahamian ports.  There will also be a five-day Bahamas cruise and a six-day cruise visiting three of the country’s most popular destinations, including the private island of Half Moon Cay.


Following the cruises from the Northeast, Carnival Radiance will reposition to Port Canaveral, to operate a winter schedule of six- to eight-day voyages to the Caribbean and Cuba beginning 8th November 2020.  The programme includes six-day voyages featuring a day-long visit and overnight call in Havana and two Bahamian ports; a six-day sailing to Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Dominican Republic and Nassau, The Bahamas; and seven-and eight-day Caribbean voyages visiting some of the region’s most popular and beautiful islands, including Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts and Grand Turk.



Return flights and 2 nights on Amtrak Full board in a Private Roomette

2 nights 4* hotel stay in Chicago & Los Angeles

3 nights hotel stay with Grand Canyon train journey and Grand Canyon Coach tour


Day 1

flight from london to Chicago, overnight hotel stay

Day 2

overnight hotel stay

Day 3

Board Amtrak's Southwest Chief, overnight in Private Roomette, full Board

Day 4

arrive Williams, overnight hotel stay

Day 5

grand canyon train journey, overnight South Rim hotel

Day 6

Grand canyon train journey williams, overnight hotel stay

Day 7

board amtrak's Southwest Chief, overnight in private roomette, full board

Day 8

arrive los angeles, overnight hotel stay

Day 9

overnight at hotel

Day 10

long beach - embark ship

Day 11

Catalina Island

Day 12


Day 13

at sea

Day 14

los angeles - disembark ship for overnight flight to london