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Carnival Sunshine

Capacity
3002
Crew
1150
Tonnage
102 853
Length
272.2 m (893 ft)
First voyage
1996
Decks
14

Carnival Sunshine (formerly Carnival Destiny) is the lead ship of the Sunshine-class of cruise ships. Carnival Sunrise and Carnival Radiance will join in April 2019 and April 2020. 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... Read more

Carnival Sunshine

Capacity (DO): 
3002
Crew: 
1150
Tonnage: 
102 853
Length: 
272.2 m (893 ft)
Beam: 
35.5 m (116 ft)
First voyage: 
1996
Decks: 
14

Carnival Sunshine (formerly Carnival Destiny) is the lead ship of the Sunshine-class of cruise ships. Carnival Sunrise and Carnival Radiance will join in April 2019 and April 2020. 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. Carnival Sunshine itinerary is 5-13 day Caribbean cruises out of Port Canaveral. Starting in May 2019, The ship will be homeported in Charleston, South Carolina.

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 canceled 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.

Carnival Sunshine is scheduled to undergo another renovation in October 2018.

Areas of operation

Other than an 18 day cruise across the Atlantic to position her for the refit in Italy the ship has always operated from ports in the United States cruising to Caribbean destinations.

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Attractions on Carnival Sunshine


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Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

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Turn your special vacation in the direction of delicious — book a table for an unforgettably delectable evening at the Steakhouse. Our menu features mouthwatering premium cuts of beef cooked to you...
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RedFrog Pub

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Get into an island state of mind before you even set foot on one. RedFrog Pub is our laid-back, no-worries, oh-so-lively Key West-inspired pub. Sample Caribbean fare, dominate at the foosball table...
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Locker Rooms/Sauna

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All your stress vaporizes and floats away as you relax and unwind in the soothing steam of our saunas.
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Bonsai Sushi

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So maybe you’ve had sushi on a cruise before, but you’ve never had it like Bonsai Sushi, our onboard seafood-and-soy-sauce spot. Dine amidst expertly-pruned bonsai trees while enjoying sit-down ser...
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Alchemy Bar

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You don’t need to be a mix-master to appreciate Alchemy – you just have to be up for trying something new. We’ve been stirring up some magic behind the scenes here at Carnival to produce a tasty se...
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Reception

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Have you got any questions? Our staff will give you irrefragable answers to all of them!
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Limelight Lounge

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The limelight's where you want to be if you're an artist. The Limelight Lounge is too, but it's also a great place to be as a fan! Here on the stage, entertainers of all kinds — musicians, vocalist...
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Red Frog Rum Bar

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Guests have told us we hit on something special with the cool Caribbean chill of the RedFrog Pub. We've taken the best parts and brought them poolside with the RedFrog Rum Bar, where the frog keeps...
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Cloud 9 Salon

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A trip to the salon is an opportunity to relax, to chat with others, to focus on yourself. It’s about more than just getting your hair or nails done… but it’s definitely about getting your hair or ...
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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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