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Carnival Sunrise Departs on Inaugural Cruise

By ,   April 30, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

After an extensive US$200 million renovation, Carnival Sunrise made her debut at Norfolk’s Decker Half Moone Cruise Center.

Sunrise is kicking off an inaugural season of 4- to 14-day cruises that visit destinations in Bermuda, Bahamas, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean, Canada and New England with the first 4 trips from Norfolk.

According to a study conducted by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), Carnival and other cruise shipping companies account for USD 153 million in direct expenditures, a total of 2800 jobs and USD 170 million in wages for the Virginia State per year.

Part of a fleetwide USD 2 billion ship enhancement program, Sunrise now includes popular features like the redesign of a pair of Captain’s Suites adjacent to the bridge that offer floor-to-ceiling windows. All of the staterooms were updated with island-inspired interiors in bright colors and soothing pastels.

Carnival Sunrise cruise ship

New features added to the cruise ship include:

  • New Outdoor Areas: SportSquare, WaterWorks, Serenity Adult Only Retreat.
  • Food and Restaurants: Cucina del Capitano, JavaBlue Cafe, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Bonsai Express, The Chef’s Table, Cherry on Top, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, Lido Marketplace.
  • New Bars and Lounges: RedFrog Pub, Piano Bar 88, Limelight Lounge, New Multi-Purpose Liquid Lounge.

Following several months of voyages from New York and Norfolk, the cruise ship is due to repositioning to Fort Lauderdale FL for 4- and 5-day itineraries beginning on October 28, 2019.