Carnival Radiance to Sail Line's First Cuba Cruises From NYC, Norfolk

Carnival Cruise Line has outlined the schedules for what will soon be two of its most up-to-date ships. Following a $200 million dry dock in early 2020, Carnival Radiance will return to service that April with a diverse inaugural schedule that will include several European voyages, the line’s first Cuba sailings from New York and Norfolk, and an assortment of trips throughout the Caribbean. Carnival Sunrise, after receiving extensive updates the year before, will spend 2020 sailing around the Caribbean, visiting Cuba, Bermuda, the Bahamas and more.

Carnival Radiance’s 2020 season will start off with a 10-day Mediterranean sailing, followed by nine- and 12-day voyages visiting Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain. The ship will leave Europe for New York one June 11 with a 13-day transatlantic crossing from Barcelona. Carnival Radiance’s New York program will include four- and six-day Bermuda cruises, a four-day trip to Saint John, New Brunswick, eight-day eastern Caribbean sailings and nine-day voyages to Cuba, featuring a full day and overnight stay in Havana. The ship will finish its time in New York with a series of Canada and New England cruises.

Next, Carnival Radiance will move to Norfolk, where it will spend time during October and November 2020 making the line’s first Cuba cruises from that port, as well as a couple of other cruises to the Bahamas and other popular destinations. Starting November 8, the ship will spend its winter season sailing out of Port Canaveral. Here it will offer six- to eight-day trips to the Caribbean and Cuba with stops in Havana, the Bahamas, Grand Turk, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, St. Kitts and more.

Carnival Sunrise will start off its season with a series of Thursday-to-Monday “long weekend” getaways to Bermuda. Beginning May 21, the ship will begin offering a variety of longer Caribbean voyages, departing from New York and stopping in Havana, Half Moon Cay and Nassau. During its spring season, Carnival Sunrise will make a couple of Caribbean five-day cruises leaving from Norfolk. The ship’s season will finish with a 12-day partial Panama Canal transit from New York to Fort Lauderdale, leaving October 19.

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