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Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Calls for Carnival Radiance in Italy Due to Coronavirus

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Carnival Radiance Will No Longer Sail to Italy

The Carnival Victory is currently undergoing a major $200 million transformation dry dock in Cadiz, Spain into the Carnival Radiance. When the new look vessel debuts towards the end of April it won’t be visiting the ports which were first scheduled due to the deadly coronavirus which is also known a COVID-19.

The cruise line has announced a change to the vessel’s Meditteranean itineraries which will kick off on April 29 out of Barcelona, Spain. Italian ports of call have been replaced with alternatives and this impacted the cruises departing on April 29, May 9, May 21, May 30. Here is the newly revised itinerary for each of those sailings:

Carnival Radiance April 29 Sailing

  • Wed Barcelona, Spain 6:00 PM
  • Thu Fun Day @ Sea
  • Fri Fun Day @ Sea
  • Sat Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Sun Kotor, Montenegro 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Mon Corfu, Greece 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tue Fun Day @ Sea
  • Wed Fun Day @ Sea
  • Thu Marseilles, France 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Fri Palma de Mallorca, Spain 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Sat Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM

Carnival Radiance May 9 Sailing

  • Sat Barcelona, Spain 5:00 PM
  • Sun Fun Day @ Sea
  • Mon Fun Day @ Sea
  • Tue Athens, Greece 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Wed Crete (Heraklion), Greece 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thu Fun Day @ Sea
  • Fri Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Sat Kotor, Montenegro 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sun Corfu, Greece 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Mon Valletta, Malta 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
  • Tue Fun Day @ Sea
  • Wed Palma De Mallorca, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thu Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM

Carnival Radiance May 21 Sailing

  • Thu Barcelona, Spain 5:00 PM
  • Fri Valencia, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sat Cartagena (Murcia), Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sun Malaga, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Mon Fun Day @ Sea
  • Tue Fun Day @ Sea
  • Wed Ajaccio (Corsica), France 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Thu Marseilles, France 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Fri Palma de Mallorca, Spain 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Sat Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM

Carnival Radiance May 30 Sailing

  • Sat Barcelona, Spain 5:00 PM
  • Sun Valencia, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Mon Palma de Mallorca, Spain 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Tue Fun Day @ Sea
  • Wed Valletta, Malta 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thu Fun Day @ Sea
  • Fri Corfu, Greece 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Sat Kotor, Montenegro 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sun Dubrovnik, Croatia 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Mon Fun Day @ Sea
  • Tue Ajaccio (Corsica), France 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Wed Marseilles, France 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thu Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM

These changes comes after the Italian government has closed down the country with nationwide restrictions which is impacting more than 60 million citizens.

To make up for the cancelled calls to Italy Carnival Cruise Line is offering $300 of onboard credit per stateroom. This will automatically be added to the Sail & Sign account at the beginning of the sailing.

If guests booked by March 5, 2020, they can cancel up to 30 day days before the departure date. Cancelation charges shall be kept for a future cruise credit which must be used on a cruise departing by May 30. Any pre-purchased shore excursions through the cruise line will be refunded to guests.

Another Carnival-owned cruise line Costa Cruises has also canceled all calls to Italy which you can read about here.

As of writing, Italy has one of the largest outbreak of the coronavirus after mainland China. According to John Hopkins University, there are currently 12,462 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Italy and the death toll in the country sands at 827.

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