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.
said affected guests will receive a refund or can rebook and receive a $600 onboard
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.
This report was edited on Wednesday to add information on what Carnival is offering customers affected by Carnival Radiance cruise cancellations.