Carnival Sunshine returns from first cruise out of Charleston (South Carolina USA)

   January 17, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Continuing its restart, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line resumed passenger operations on January 13 from Charleston SC (South Carolina) with Carnival Sunshine.

Carnival Sunshine arrived in Charleston early Monday morning, January 17, marking the end of the first voyage (a 4-day cruise in the Bahamas) leaving from the Holy City since the COVID crisis forced the cruise industry to pause.

The liner is scheduled to depart Monday afternoon on a 10-day round-trip Eastern Caribbean journey with ports of call including St Thomas Island USVI/Charlotte Amalie (Jan 20), Philipsburg, St Maarten (Jan 21), St Johns, Antigua (Jan 22), Basseterre, St Kitts (Jan 23), San Juan, Puerto Rico  (Jan 24).

Sunshine is operating year-round from Charleston SC with a variety of roundtrips to the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Carnival Sunshine cruise ship

With a total of 19 ships now in operations and its remaining 3 USA-homeported boats scheduled to restart in March, CCL continues to implement a set of public health protocols: all of the line's sailings are vaccinated cruises, all passengers must show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of boarding, face masks are worn by all tourists and crew in all venues onboard, as well as other enhanced health and safety measures.