Carnival Cruise Line returns to Med and Europe in 2020 with Radiance and Legend

Carnival Legend and Carnival Radiance will operate Carnival Cruise Line’s most diverse European and Mediterranean season to date with nine- to 16-day voyages visiting 34 ports in 14 countries.

Carnival Radiance will sail a handful of Mediterranean cruise itineraries following her US $200-million refurbishment in Spain.


Carnival Radiance

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Currently sailing as Carnival Victory, the ship’s name will be changed during the dry-dock. She will come out of the 10-day refurbishment in Cadiz, Spain, with a 10-day roundtrip Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona.

Throughout May and June, 2020, Carnival Radiance will sail nine- and 12-day cruises from Barcelona, Spain visiting Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, and Malta.

She’ll then embark on a 13-day transatlantic repositioning cruise from Barcelona to New York from 11th to 24th June 2020, for her inaugural season in New York.


Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend meanwhile will cruise from Barcelona, Venice and London on nine- to 16-day cruises to Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Portugal, Greece, Greenland and Iceland in summer and fall 2020.

The cruises for both ships can be found on the Carnival website. They’re being offered as part of the line’s Carnival Adventures program, which focuses on a more destination-intensive cruise experience, with hundreds of shore excursions from which to choose.

Passengers can explore centuries-old historic sites and landmarks, savor delicious local cuisine and view spectacular scenery, including the majestic Norwegian fjords.

“We’ve put together an unmatched program of European cruises, featuring off-the-beaten path destinations as well as some of the most popular seaside port cities,” said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line. “There’s no better way to Choose Fun in Europe.”

European Itineraries on Carnival Legend


Barcelona, Spain (Image courtesy Colourful Rebel)

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Carnival Legend will cruise the line’s most comprehensive European schedule ever in 2020, offering a wide variety of destinations, cruise durations and embarkation ports, including:

A 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing from New York to London (Dover) (June 3-19), featuring day-long visits to Qaqortoq, Greenland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Lerwick, Shetland Islands; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Cork (Cobh), Ireland.

A nine-day Norwegian Fjords cruise round-trip from London (June 19-28), visiting six scenic Norwegian ports:  Bergen, Olden, Molde, Trondheim, Alesund, and Stavanger, with ample opportunities to view the majestic Norwegian fjords.

A nine-day Western Europe cruise from London to Barcelona (June 28 – July 7), visiting Le Havre (Paris), France; La Coruña, Spain; Leixoes and Lisbon, Portugal; Gibraltar; and Malaga, Spain

Nine- to 12-day Mediterranean cruises between Venice and Barcelona with stops at some of Europe’s most beautiful and sought-after destinations, including Marseilles, France; Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Rome (Civitavecchia) and Naples, Italy; Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu, Greece; Valletta, Malta; and Dubrovnik and Rijeka, Croatia.

A 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to Tampa (Oct. 30 – Nov. 15), highlighted by visits to Malaga, Spain; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands; Antigua; San Juan; and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).


Before her European and Mediterranean cruise season, Carnival Legend will sail a 13-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal voyage from Tampa to New York May 3-16, 2020, with calls in Cozumel, Mexico and Limon, Costa Rica prior to a partial Panama Canal transit followed by visits to Cartagena, Colombia; Aruba; and Grand Turk.

Once in New York, Carnival Legend will cruise two nine-day Caribbean itineraries departing May 16 and 25, 2020 and featuring port calls in San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Grand Turk.

Carnival Legend will also offer a schedule of six- and seven-day Caribbean sailings featuring calls at a variety of tropical islands, including Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan), as well as eight-day partial Panama Canal voyages, round-trip from Tampa in winter 2020-21.

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