As the launch of Carnival Radiance gets closer and closer, the ships Senior Officer have been announced setting the stage for an exciting debut in Long Beach, California this coming December.
Carnival Radiance is currently on her repositioning cruise from Cadiz, Spain where the ship underwent her transformation from Carnival Victory. The Radiance will be the third ship to undergo the complete bow to stern makeover following her sister ships Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Sunrise.
Once the Radiance returns to service her over 1000 officers, Staff and crew are going to be under the watchful eye of some of Carnival Cruise Lines most experienced senior management.
Captain Stefano Bonica
Captain Bonica joined Carnival as a third officer in 2000. He was named to the position of captain in 2017 and has served on virtually every ship in the fleet during his two decades with the company.
He attended the Istituto Tecnico Nautico Caio Duilio in Messina, Italy, to learn his seamanship.
Chief Engineer Mauro Fabbrini
A 27-year veteran of Carnival, Fabbrini joined the company as a second engineer in 1994 and was named chief engineer in 2003. He previously served as the chief engineer onboard Carnival Sunrise in 2019.
Fabbrini graduated from the San Giorgio Maritime Academy in Genoa, Italy. Prior to joining Carnival, he started his nautical career with various Italian-based shipping companies.
Hotel Director Caroline Bourke
Hotel Director Caroline Bourke joined the company in 2004 and was named guest services manager in 2009 before being named hotel director in 2016.
The Cork, Ireland, native and 17-year Carnival veteran was part of the inaugural team that introduced Carnival Radiance’s sister ship, Carnival Sunrise, in 2019. Her hospitality career began at the Hayfield Manor Hotel after earning her degree from the Cork Institute of Technology.
Carnival Radiance Restart Details
Carnival Radiance features all of the line’s popular Fun Ship 2.0 dining, beverage and entertainment spaces as well as Big Chicken, a casual poolside restaurant created by Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal that debuted on Mardi Gras earlier this year.
The third in the line’s Sunshine-class, Carnival Radiance will make her Southern California debut on Monday, December 13, kicking off a year-round schedule of cruises to Baja Mexico from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal.
On this route, three-day cruises depart Fridays and visit Ensenada, Mexico, while four-day cruises sail on Mondays calling at Ensenada and Catalina Island. The Friday cruise departure allows locals to make it the intimate weekend being able to return to work Monday morning right after disembarking from the ship.