Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Sunrise Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Sunrise

Year built1999  /  Age : 19
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassTriumph
Building costUSD 420 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)272 m / 892 ft
Beam (width)38 m / 125 ft
Gross Tonnage101509 gt
Passengers2984 - 3730
Crew1110
Passengers-to-space ratio27
Decks13
Cabins1482
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2016-2019
Sister-shipsCarnival Sunshine
Former namesCarnival Triumph
Christened byMadeline Arison (Triumph)

Current itinerary of Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Sunrise current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. The itinerary starts on 15 Sep, 2018 and ends on 20 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
15 Sep      Departing from New Orleans, Louisiana   
17 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
18 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     Progreso, Mexico   
20 Sep      Arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana   

Review of Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Sunrise cruise ship was built as "Carnival Triumph", with maiden voyage on October 30, 1999. After a major refurbishment in 2013 (Fun Ship 2.0), the liner received a second emergency backup generator and top-notch fire detection technology. Triumph was also re-decorated; with added new new bars, lounges and entertainment venues. As cruise vessel class, Carnival Triumph is second of all three Destiny-class ships – together with Sunshine (ex Destiny) and Victory.

Starting April 29, 2019, Carnival Sunrise operates on 7-day cruises from Norfolk VA, plus 4-5-day itineraries leaving roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas and Caribbean.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Sunrise cruise ship (Carnival Triumph)

The 101,509-ton, 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph's theme was ”Great Cities of the World”. In 2019 (March-April) the ship will enter drydock for around USD 200 million refurbishment, after which it will be renamed "Carnival Sunrise". The refitted liner will be transformed into Sunshine-Class vessel - having the same facilities and amenities as the sistership Carnival Sunshine (former Carnival Destiny, refitted in 2013 for USD 155 million).

Cruise itinerary program

In 2019-2020, the renamed Carnival Sunrise ship starts a new itinerary program of 4- to 14-day roundtrips from homeports NYC New York, Fort Lauderdale Florida and Norfolk VA.

  • From homeport NYC are offered five 4-day Bermuda cruises (May 23, June 20, July 18, Aug 15, Sept 12), one 6-day Bermuda (Sept 16, 2019, overnight) and one 8-day Caribbean and Bermuda (June 24, with 2 overnights in Bermuda and visiting Grand Turk). The ship also has scheduled three 7-day Canada New England cruises (Sept 22, 29, Oct 6) plus two 8-day Caribbean (to Grand Turk, Puerto Rico and Amber Cove, departures July 2, 10, 30, Aug 7, 27, Sept 4), one 8-day roundtrip (to Puerto Rico, St Thomas USVI and Grand Turk (July 22, Aug 19), one 10-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary (June 10, to Puerto Rico, Tortola BVI, St Maarten, St Thomas USVI, Grand Turk), one 14-day "Carnival Journeys" (May 27, to Panama Canal / Colon, Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, Limon Costa Rica, Half Moon Cay Bahamas).
  • From homeport Fort Lauderdale, the ship offers 4- and 5-day roundtrips (April 2019) and between November 2019 - April 2020). The 4-day Bahamas itineraries (Thursday departures) visit Nassau and Half Moon Cay Island (or Princess Cays). The 5-day Eastern Caribbean itineraries (Saturday departures) visit Grand Turk, Nassau, Half Moon Cay Island (or Princess Cays). The 5-day Eastern Caribbean itineraries (Monday departures) visit Ocho Rios Jamaica and Grand Cayman.
  • In 2019, from homeport Norfolk VA, the ship cruises on 5- and 6-day Bahamas itineraries leaving roundtrip from Half Moone Cruise Center. Two 5-day Bahamas itineraries (May 12, 17) visit Nassau and Freeport. The 6-day itineraries (May 6, Oct 14, 20) visit Half Moon Cay Island, Nassau, Freeport.

Carnival Triumph itinerary program is based on 4- and 5-day short Western Caribbean cruises from Galveston TX to Mexico. Feature port destinations include Cozumel and Progreso. Starting April 4, 2016 Triumph will offer new itineraries from New Orleans.

Cabins

Most Carnival Sunrise staterooms are 185-sq.foot insides (586), oceanview (342) and suite (55). Sunrise also has 89 Cloud 9 Spa cabins and 32 wheelchair accessible cabins. The number of ship's cabin categories is 34. Sunrise's Captain’s Suites are the largest cabins onboard (500 sq.feet) and can accommodate up to five passengers. They feature master bedroom, dressing area, large bathroom, separate living room, separate bathroom, fridge and mini-bar. Suite guests benefit from VIP check-in.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Carnival Sunrise offers many of the Fun Ship 2.0 additions in terms of dining - Guy's Burger Joint, Cucina del Capitano, BlueIguana Cantina. The line made a few adjustments to the existing venues and also added the outstanding specialty restaurant, Chopsticks. There are two Main Dining Rooms onboard the Sunrise: Sunset, at the midship, and double-deck Sunrise located aft. The complimentary Punchliner Comedy Brunch, which is a sea day exclusive, features 5-minute teasers every hour on the hour from 9 am to 1:30 pm.

Carnival Sunrise cruise ship Serenity adults deck

Follows the complete list of Carnival Sunrise restaurants and food bars.

  • Sunset Restaurant (forward Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings, or “Your Time Dining”)
  • Sunrise Restaurant (aft Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings; offers themed breakfasts - “Seuss At Sea”, for $5 cover charge; hosts Punchliner Comedy Brunch).
  • Farenheit 555 Steakhouse (alternative, reservations only restaurant, serving prime steaks and seafood at surcharge; also hosts “Chef’s Table” VIP dining, $75 PP surcharge)
  • Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ (offers pork sandwiches, complimentary lunch barbecue)
  • Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse (fast food bar)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (Mexican complimentary restaurant; offers house-made tortillas, burritos, tacos)
  • Lido Marketplace buffet restaurant (complimentary self-service restaurant with various food stations; operates as bistro in the evenings)
  • Seafood Shack (open for lunch and dinner casual restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating)
  • Cucina del Capitano (Italian reservations-only restaurant; offers a la carte dinner at surcharge and complimentary lunch)
  • Pizzeria del Capitano (complimentary, 24-hour, self-serve Pizzeria)
  • Chopsticks Asian Kitchen (serves Chinese food, Mongolian Wok)
  • Bonsai Sushi Bar (complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Carnival made a heavy investment in lights and sound for its shows on Carnival Breeze and has taken a step further on Sunrise. An ultra-HD graphics package is beamed onto a vast screen and the performers use it as a backdrop of their show. A number of themed shows take place in ship's Liquid Lounge, which doubles as the 800-seat main Theater. Because the room was initially designed as a theater with two stories, it's impossible to feature an intimate atmosphere.

The Sunrise ship offers a complete list of activities and entertainment for each age group and taste - from ballroom scene dancing, classical music concerts, tea time and art auctions to hairy chest and knobby knees contests, bingo and karaoke.

In comparison to Carnival Sunshine, Sunrise has smaller-sized WaterWorks located midship (aft on Sunshine).

Carnival Sunshine WaterWorks

Sunrise also lacks SkyCourse (roupe course adjacent to WaterWorks).

Carnival Sunshine WaterWorks with SkyCourse

Follows the complete list of Carnival Sunrise lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Sunrise Atrium (9-deck high midship open area served by Lobby Bar)
  • FunHub (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Liquid Lounge and Theater (800-seat, 2-level main show lounge)
  • Ocean Plaza (entertainment area; features live music and trivia)
  • The Library Bar; Piano 88 Bar; Skybox Sports Bar; Java Blue Cafe; The Taste Bar; Alchemy Bar
  • RedFrog Pub (English pub with live music; offers international beers selection and the private label Thirstyfrog/RedFrog beer)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (serves Caribbean rums selection and ThirstyFrog Red drought beer)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (offers Mexican beer, margaritas, drink specialties)
  • Pixels Photo Gallery and Shop; Dreams Photo Studio; Cherry On Top (candy shop, offers the Fun Shops catalog, “Bon Voyage” store menu, souvenirs, watches, jewelry, logo merchandise, duty-free liquor, fashion boutiques)
  • Circle C (kids' complimentary club lounge with movies, video games, parties, planned activities)
  • 24-hour Warehouse Video Games Arcade; Club O2 teens' lounge for movies, karaoke, parties
  • Sunrise Casino (served by Sunshine Casino Bar)
  • Seaside Theatre (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Serenity (fore-located) is an adults-only Sun Deck / sunbathing area with outdoor furniture (daybeds, hammocks, loungers, low tables) and waiter-service by Serenity Bar (drinks and refreshments - cocktails, beer/buckets, wine, frozens, smoothies, shakes, soda).
  • Beach Pool area (with two Whirlpools); Carnival WaterWorks Aqua Park (with 2 slides; 1 Whirlpool, SplashZone for kids)
  • Camp Carnival (kids' club lounge with complimentary programmeand play area)
  • Cloud 9 Spa and Fitness complex (with Gym, Fitness Studio, Sauna, Steam Room, Thermal Suites, Beauty Salon, 15 Treatment Rooms; offers ZSpa teenagers program)
  • SportSquare (Basketball/Volleyball Court, Jogging Track, Tennis Tables, 9-hole Mini Golf Course, Shuffleboard).

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  • Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade in 2013
  • Carnival Triumph was one of the first ever with ship mobile phone systems ("Cellular At Sea" by Wireless Maritime Services). This partnership between AT&T and MTN Sat (Maritime Telecommunications Network) allowed passengers to use their cell phones at sea to call directly at any time.
  • The vessel was christened by Madeleine Arison - wife of Micky Arison (Carnival Corporation's Chairman).
  • Triumph is a Post-Panamax vessel (can't pass through Panama Canal), launched on July 1 and with first cruise October 30, 1999. Ship's interior design theme is "Great Cities of the World".
  • Fun fact is that this Carnival ship has a namesake - the 2017-launched "MOL Triumph". The vessel is among world's largest container ships (capacity 20,170 containers) and operated by MOL Line.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Triumph lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Triumph Atrium Capitol Lobby (9-deck high midship open area served by Capitol Lobby Bar)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Rome Theatre (1500-seat, 3-level main show lounge)
  • Washington Library; Oxford Bar (153-seat cigar bar); Olympic Bar (55-seat sports bar); Vienna Cafe; Alchemy Bar; California Bar; The Big Easy Bar (100-seat piano bar); Venezia Lounge and Bar (jazz lounge) 
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (serves Caribbean rums selection and ThirstyFrog Red drought beer)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (offers Mexican beer, margaritas, drink specialties)
  • Club Rio Lounge (425-seat; hosts Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Photo Studio; The Fun Shops (“Bon Voyage” store menu, souvenirs, watches, jewelry, logo merchandise, duty-free liquor, fashion boutiques); Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals; special occasion gifts)
  • Circle C (kids' complimentary club lounge with movies, video games, parties, planned activities)
  • 24-hour Underground Tokyo Video Games Arcade; Club O2 teens' lounge for movies, karaoke, parties
  • Club Monaco Casino (184-seat, served by World’s Bar)
  • Hollywood Disco and Nightclub (211-seat)
  • Seaside Theatre (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Serenity (adults only relaxation area with Serenity Pool, Serenity Bar, Spa Whirlpool, cascading waterfall, loungers and hammocks)
  • Continent Pool area (with two Whirlpools, two Continent Bars, stage for live performances); New World Pool area (with two Whirlpools, New World Bar, pizza and grill; has Sky Dome glass roof); Aqua Park (Universe Pool area which is connected to Twister Waterslide; with one Whirlpool, splash pools, fountains)
  • Camp Carnival (kids' club lounge with complimentary programmeand play area)
  • Spa Carnival complex (with Gym, Fitness Studio, Saunas, Steam Rooms, Beauty Salon, Treatment Rooms)
  • SportSquare (Basketball/Volleyball Court, Jogging Track, Tennis Tables, 9-hole Mini Golf Course, Shuffleboard).

Follows the complete list of Carnival Triumph restaurants and food bars.

  • London Restaurant (forward Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings, or “Your Time Dining”; offers themed breakfasts - “Seuss At Sea”, for $5 cover charge)
  • Paris Restaurant (1114-seat aft Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings; open seating Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (fast food bar)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (Mexican complimentary restaurant; offers house-made tortillas, burritos, tacos)
  • South Beach Club Lido Buffet Restaurant (1252-seat, 2-level complimentary self-service restaurant with various food stations; operates as bistro in the evenings).
  • Sushi Bar (complimentary).

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Carnival Sunrise Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Sunrise cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jul 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Aug 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Aug 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Aug 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$271
2018 Aug 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$274
2018 Sep 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Sep 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$299
2018 Sep 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$263
2018 Sep 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Sep 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Sep 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$259
2018 Sep 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Sep 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$259
2018 Sep 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$307
2018 Sep 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Sep 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2018 Sep 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$239
2018 Sep 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$239
2018 Oct 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$333
2018 Oct 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$298
2018 Oct 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$308
2018 Oct 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$333
2018 Oct 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$279
2018 Oct 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$284
2018 Nov 01 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$263
2018 Nov 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$284
2018 Nov 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$284
2018 Nov 15 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$293
2018 Nov 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$539
2018 Nov 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$299
2018 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$292
2018 Dec 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$288
2018 Dec 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$284
2018 Dec 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$307
2018 Dec 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$349
2018 Dec 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$569
2018 Dec 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$594
2018 Dec 31 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$559
2019 Jan 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$319
2019 Jan 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$269
2019 Jan 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$289
2019 Jan 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$294
2019 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$259
2019 Jan 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$304
2019 Feb 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$299
2019 Feb 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$269
2019 Feb 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$339
2019 Feb 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$314
2019 Feb 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$279
2019 Feb 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$279