Conversion Work On The Carnival Victory to Become the Carnival Radiance Has Halted
|Work Has Been Temporary Suspended On Board the Conversion of the Carnival Victory to Become Carnival Radiance|
Reports out of Cadiz, Spain state that all conversion work on the Carnival Victory, to become the Carnival Radiance, has halted. The $200 Million dollar refit was expected to touch almost every corner of the ship. Work has stopped due to the Coronavirus and the lockdown in Spain which is preventing workers from being able to report to work. It was also reported that efforts are under-weigh to remove the non-essential crew from the ship and attempt to make travel arrangements to fly them home.
It is expected that work will resume on a later date yet "to be determined".
The new Carnival Radiance was expected to debut in Europe in May and then sail transatlantic to New York where she was expected to sail cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean.
At this time, the European and Transatlantic voyages have been cancelled and some/all of the New York cruises are in jeopardy.
As a side note, Anek Lines’ ferry, El Venizelos was chartered to house the crew and workers for the transformation of the Carnival Victory / Carnival Radiance. The large ferry (El Venizelos) arrived in Cadiz, Spain on March 13, 2020 to later be told to leave - since she was not required since work halted.
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