The Carnival Radiance will be deployed in Galveston in the
spring of 2021, putting four Carnival Cruise Line ships in the Texas port
year-round for the first time.
The Radiance is the current Carnival Victory, a ship that
will undergo a $200 million bow-to-stern renovation and name change.
In Galveston, the Radiance will be joined by the Carnival
Breeze, currently sailing from Port Canaveral, as well as the Carnival Dream
and Carnival Vista. Together, the ships will carry an estimated 900,000
passengers a year.
In a 38-day drydock, the Radiance will get a Guy's Pig &
Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian
restaurant, a Bonsai Sushi, a RedFrog Pub, and the first Big Chicken restaurant
created by Carnival's chief fun officer, Shaquille O'Neal.
Starting May 14, 2021, the Radiance will alternate five-day
Galveston cruises to Mexico with three different nine-day itineraries as well
as a pair of eight-port 14-day Carnival Journeys cruises.
The 7-year-old, 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze will become
the largest ship to operate a short cruise program from Galveston. The Carnival
Dream will shift to six- and eight-day Caribbean voyages while Carnival Vista
will continue with seven-day Caribbean cruises.