Carnival ship’s transformation put on hold

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The Carnival Victory will become the Carnival Radiance, but not in late April as previously planned.
The Carnival Victory will become the Carnival Radiance, but not in late April as previously planned.

Carnival Cruise Line is suspending work on the Carnival Victory’s refurbishment in Spain. After a $200 million overhaul, the ship is to be renamed Carnival Radiance.  

The ship is drydocked in the city of Cadiz. Carnival said that travel restrictions have made it difficult to secure workers. 

The Carnival Radiance’s four European sailings and transatlantic crossings have been canceled and guests are being notified. The Radiance had been scheduled to make its debut on April 29 with a 10-day Mediterranean sailing from Barcelona. 

Carnival said affected guests will receive a refund or can rebook and receive a $600 onboard credit.

Carnival has not canceled a naming ceremony currently scheduled to take place on June 24 in New York City, followed by a four-day cruise to Bermuda. 

The Destiny-class vessel is to get 115 additional cabins and new bars, restaurant and kids clubs. The ship will accommodate 2,998 passengers at double occupancy when the work is done.
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This report was edited on Wednesday to add information on what Carnival is offering customers affected by Carnival Radiance cruise cancellations.

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