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Carnival Sunshine

Capacity
3,006
Crew
1,150
Tonnage
102 853
Length
272.2 m (893 ft)
First voyage
1995
Decks
14

Carnival Sunshine (ex Carnival Destiny) is the lead ship of the Destiny-class of cruise ships. Along with two of her four sisters, she is operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, she was christened as Carnival Destiny in Venice, Italy, in November 1996 by Lin Arison, wife of Ted Arison, the founder of Carnival Cruise Line.

Upon entering service, Carnival Destiny was the first passenger ship ever built to be over 100,000... Read more

Carnival Sunshine

Capacity: 
3,006
Crew: 
1,150
Tonnage: 
102 853
Length: 
272.2 m (893 ft)
Beam: 
35.5 m (116 ft)
First voyage: 
1995
Decks: 
14

Carnival Sunshine (ex Carnival Destiny) is the lead ship of the Destiny-class of cruise ships. Along with two of her four sisters, she is operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, she was christened as Carnival Destiny in Venice, Italy, in November 1996 by Lin Arison, wife of Ted Arison, the founder of Carnival Cruise Line.

Upon entering service, Carnival Destiny was the first passenger ship ever built to be over 100,000 tons as measured by gross tonnage for a year. She became Carnival Sunshine on 5 May 2013, after receiving a major renovation featuring all Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades. At a ceremony in New Orleans on 17 November 2013, she was rechristened, with Lin Arison once again serving as her godmother.

History

Carnival Destiny went into dry dock in Trieste, Italy in 2013 to be refitted and renamed Carnival Sunshine. The refitting, which was completed in May 2013, had been delayed a month to allow for new back-up generator systems to be installed after Carnival announced the first part of its fleet-wide review. Two of Carnival Sunshine's European sailings were cancelled to allow time for the generators to be installed. The ship was renamed due to the size and scope of the renovation, which included almost every guest area on the ship.

Layout

The propulsion system consists of six thruster units, three forward and three aft, each with variable-pitch propellers and 1760-kW motors. The electricity for the motors is provided by diesel generators.

Given a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2005, Carnival Destiny featured three pools, a variety of dining options, lounges, nightclubs, a casino, duty-free shopping and a spa. Carnival Destiny received more upgrades in 2010, including a movie screen on the Lido deck and cabin renovations.

On 6 March 2012, Carnival announced that Destiny would undergo a US$155-million dollar refit, and re-christening of the ship as Carnival Sunshine, constituting the most major refit Carnival has ever attempted. The ship was re-launched on 5 May 2013. The refit included a racing themed waterpark with one of the biggest slides in Carnival's fleet.

Itinerary

As Carnival Destiny, the ship sailed 4- and 5-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Miami. Her sister ship, Carnival Victory, replaced it in San Juan. In February 2013 Carnival Destiny departed on an 18-day transatlantic cruise departing Miami and arriving in Venice. Once she arrived in Italy, Carnival Destiny underwent the drydock operation and became the Carnival Sunshine. She returned to New Orleans in November 2013 for a series of week-long round-trip Caribbean cruises. She subsequently relocated to Port Canaveral in April 2014 for 3- to 8-day Caribbean cruises. From 10–20 June 2016 and from 23 October – 5 November 2016 she offered a series of cruises from Norfolk, Virginia. From 21 May – 9 June 2016 and 6–13 November 2016 she offered a series of cruises from Charleston, South Carolina. From 18 June – 22 October 2016 she offered a series of cruises from New York, New York. It was announced on 7 December 2017 that she will replace Carnival Ecstasy; sailing year round 4/5 day cruises to Nassau, Bahamas & Half Moon Cay from Charleston, South Carolina. She currently sails to San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, and Grand Turk.

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Attractions on Carnival Sunshine


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The Fun Shops

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"Shop 'til you drop," right? Wrong — you still have a lot of vacation fun ahead of you! Get your shopping done without dropping at the convenient — and hey, fun — Fun Shops, located aboard your nex...
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Beach Pool

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POOL DAY! Whether today's the day for a bit of a dip, a dash of splash or even some swimming — or just a serious poolside lounging session — your Carnival cruise has the just pool for you. In fact,...
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Cloud 9 Spa

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Sometimes you just need to get away… from all that vacation. Seriously? Look, we know that sitting at home now, it’s hard for you to imagine wanting a vacation from your vacation, but trust us — it...
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Cherry On Top

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A cruise is the perfect time to treat yourself to something sweet, and Cherry On Top happens to be the perfect place. You'll find this well-stocked candy-and-more-store not only great for enjoying ...
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Blue Iguana Tequila Bar

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BlueIguana Tequila Bar is the onboard spot to chill and enjoy a slushy tequila drink or an ice-cold Mexican cerveza. The menu offers up Mexican favorites, including several brands of tequila and a ...
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Carnival's Seaside Theatre

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Night time isn't the only time to see stars on your cruise. Day or night, find a spot on deck and check out the huge poolside screen — it's Carnival's Seaside Theatre! Hit movies, live sporting eve...

Sunshine Atrium

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First impressions are important — everyone knows that. We’ll let you in on a little secret: that’s why it’s so important to us that the atrium, your first taste of your Carnival cruise, tastes like...
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EA Sports Bar

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If you’re into sports, get yourself into the EA SPORTS Bar, the perfect place to catch a game and play a few, too. Grab a drink, order some snacks, watch your favorite games live on big flat-screen...
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Blue Iguana Cantina

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Nobody knows Mexican dining like a blue iguana. Well, our blue iguana, at least. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the BlueIguana Cantina features freshly made tacos and burritos stuffe...
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Camp Carnival

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On their Carnival cruise, kids can enjoy all the best parts of summer camp and family vacation, all in one! At Camp Carnival, they'll start by splitting up into three different age groups: 2 to 5 y...

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