Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Sunrise Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Sunrise

Year built1999  /  Age : 20
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassTriumph
Building costUSD 420 million (USD 200 million Carnival Triumph ship reconstruction in 2019)
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. Prices start from USD 369 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Feb, 2019 and ends on 21 Feb, 2019.

Date / TimePort
16 Feb 17:00      Departing from New Orleans, Port NOLA, Louisiana   
18 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
19 Feb 09:00 - 17:00     Progreso, Mexico   
21 Feb 08:00      Arriving in New Orleans, Port NOLA, Louisiana   

Review of Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Sunrise cruise ship was built as "Carnival Triumph", with a 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. The Triumph was also re-decorated; with added new bars, lounges and entertainment options. As vessel class, Carnival Triumph is second of all three Destiny-class ships – together with Sunshine ex-Destiny) and Victory.

With inaugural cruise on April 29, 2019, Carnival Sunrise operates on 7-day roundtrips from Norfolk VA. Follow 4-5-day itineraries leaving roundtrip from homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) to the Bahamas and the Western-Eastern Caribbean, plus 5-day voyages to Cuba.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both a number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the 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.
  • Starting mid-December 2019 and in 2020, the ship offers regular 5-day Bahamas and Cuba cruises from Fort Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay and Havana.

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).
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse (alternative, reservations only restaurant, serving prime steaks and seafood at a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 (rope 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 a complimentary programme and 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

The Triumph was Carnival's first-ever liner with 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 godmother 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 inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) on October 30, 1999. Ship's interior design theme is "Great Cities of the World".

Fun fact is that this Carnival ship had a namesake - the 2017-launched "MOL Triumph". The vessel is among world's largest container ships (capacity 20170 containers) and operated by MOL Shipping.

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 a complimentary program and 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 a 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
2019 Jan 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2019 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$328
2019 Jan 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2019 Feb 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$334
2019 Feb 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$314
2019 Feb 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$359
2019 Feb 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$369
2019 Feb 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$309
2019 Feb 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans$279
2019 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Norfolk$689
2019 May 06 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Norfolk$759
2019 May 12 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Norfolk$729
2019 May 17 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Norfolk
2019 May 23 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$594
2019 May 27 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal New York$749
2019 Jun 10 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$1099
2019 Jun 20 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$624
2019 Jun 24 8 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$909
2019 Jul 02 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$989
2019 Jul 10 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$979
2019 Jul 18 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$694
2019 Jul 22 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$958
2019 Jul 30 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$919
2019 Aug 07 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$919
2019 Aug 15 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$684
2019 Aug 19 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$848
2019 Aug 27 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$729
2019 Sep 04 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$659
2019 Sep 12 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$499
2019 Sep 16 6 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$554
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$609
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$599
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$604
2019 Oct 14 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Norfolk$669
2019 Oct 20 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Norfolk$684
2019 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$340
2019 Nov 02 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$334
2019 Nov 07 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$249
2019 Nov 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$340
2019 Nov 16 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$309
2019 Nov 21 4 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$269
2019 Nov 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$510
2019 Nov 30 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$270
2019 Dec 05 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$244
2019 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$330
2019 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$365
2019 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$300
2019 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$590
2019 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$659
2020 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$310
2020 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$300
2020 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$305
2020 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$230
2020 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$369
2020 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$299
2020 Jan 30 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$230
2020 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$320
2020 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$310
2020 Feb 13 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$289
2020 Feb 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$350
2020 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$340
2020 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$270
2020 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$360
2020 Mar 07 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$420
2020 Mar 12 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$340
2020 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$430
2020 Mar 21 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$410
2020 Mar 26 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$329
2020 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$380
2020 Apr 04 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$440
2020 Apr 09 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$380
2020 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$420
2020 Apr 18 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$380
2020 Apr 23 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$289
2020 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$380
2020 May 04 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Norfolk$609
2020 May 09 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Norfolk$679
2020 May 15 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Norfolk$609
2020 May 21 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$609
2020 May 25 9 days, round-trip Cuba New York$1009
2020 Jun 03 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$779
2020 Jun 11 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$589
2020 Jun 15 9 days, round-trip Cuba New York$909
2020 Jun 24 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$909
2020 Jul 02 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$629
2020 Jul 06 9 days, round-trip Cuba New York$1029
2020 Jul 15 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$909
2020 Jul 23 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$639
2020 Jul 27 9 days, round-trip Cuba New York$1009
2020 Aug 05 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$879
2020 Aug 13 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$629
2020 Aug 17 9 days, round-trip Cuba New York$979
2020 Aug 26 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$759
2020 Sep 03 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$579
2020 Sep 07 9 days, round-trip Cuba New York$859
2020 Sep 16 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$709
2020 Sep 24 4 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$509
2020 Sep 28 9 days, round-trip Cuba New York$809
2020 Oct 07 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean New York$709
2020 Oct 19 12 days, one-way from New York to Fort Lauderdale New York$829
2020 Oct 31 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$329
2020 Nov 05 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$249
2020 Nov 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$300
2020 Nov 14 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$309
2020 Nov 19 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$249
2020 Nov 23 5 days, round-trip Cuba Fort Lauderdale$399
2020 Nov 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$300
2020 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$239
2020 Dec 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$300
2020 Dec 12 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$299
2020 Dec 17 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$299
2020 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$570
2020 Dec 26 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$669
2020 Dec 31 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Fort Lauderdale$499