Carnival Announces Carnival Radiance Senior Officers

Nov 09, 2021

The cruise ship Carnival Radiance is nearing its debut on the West Coast kicking off year-round voyages from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal on December 13, and Carnival Cruise Line today announced the senior office lineup.

These experienced officers and passionate leaders will oversee a team of more than 1,000 crew members onboard. At the helm of Carnival Radiance is Captain Stefano Bonica who joined Carnival as a third officer back in 2000. He was named 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 craft.

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 a chief engineer for 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 an Italian-based shipping company.

Hotel Director Caroline Bourke: 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. Bourke joined the company in 2004 and was named guest services manager in 2009 before being named hotel director in 2016. Her hospitality career began at the Hayfield Manor Hotel after earning her degree from the Cork Institute of Technology.

Carnival Radiance is the third in the line’s Sunshine-class making her southern California debut on Monday, December 13, with a year-round itinerary to Baja Mexico from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. On this route, three-night cruises depart Fridays and visit Ensenada, Mexico. Four-night sailings depart Mondays, calling at Ensenada and Catalina Island.

Carnival Radiance is the former cruise ship Carnival Victory, renamed to reflect the massive $200 million transformation that has taken place at the Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain.