Carnival Sunshine

Former name: Carnival Destiny

Carnival Sunshine current position

Carnival Sunshine current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 25.00762 N / -75.95835 W) cruising en route to BSNAS>BSHMC. The AIS position was reported 2 hours ago.

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Current itinerary of Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Sunshine current cruise is 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas. Prices start from USD 339 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 26 Sep, 2022 and ends on 01 Oct, 2022.

Date / TimePort
26 Sep 16:00    Departing from Charleston SC, South Carolina hotels
28 Sep 08:00 - 17:00    Nassau, Bahamas, New Providence Island
29 Sep 08:00 - 16:00    Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Carnival private island
01 Oct 08:00    Arriving in Charleston SC, South Carolina hotels

Specifications of Carnival Sunshine

Year built1996  /  Age: 26
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassDestiny-Sunshine
Building costUSD 410 million (USD 155 million Carnival Destiny ship reconstruction in 2013)
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (63.4 MW / 85021 hp)
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)272 m / 892 ft
Beam (width)36 m / 118 ft
Gross Tonnage103881 gt
Passengers3002 - 3765
Crew1040
Passengers-to-space ratio27
Decks13
Cabins1501
Decks with cabins11
Last Refurbishment2021
Sister-shipsCarnival Sunrise (Triumph), Carnival Radiance (Victory)
Former namesCarnival Destiny
Christened byLin Arison
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line

Carnival Sunshine Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Aug 29 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $259
2022 Sep 03 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $259
2022 Sep 08 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC
2022 Sep 12 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC
2022 Sep 17 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC
2022 Sep 22 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $454
2022 Sep 26 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $339
2022 Oct 01 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $369
2022 Oct 06 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC
2022 Oct 10 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC
2022 Oct 15 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $349
2022 Oct 20 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $439
2022 Oct 24 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $369
2022 Oct 29 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $349
2022 Nov 03 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $429
2022 Nov 07 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $309
2022 Nov 12 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $319
2022 Nov 17 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $409
2022 Nov 21 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $679
2022 Nov 27 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $294
2022 Dec 01 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $419
2022 Dec 05 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Charleston SC $929
2022 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $444
2022 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Charleston SC $909
2022 Dec 26 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $769
2022 Dec 30 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $749
2023 Jan 03 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $219
2023 Jan 07 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $269
2023 Jan 12 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $224
2023 Jan 16 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Charleston SC $1129
2023 Jan 26 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $224
2023 Jan 30 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $269
2023 Feb 04 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $279
2023 Feb 09 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $234
2023 Feb 13 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $299
2023 Feb 18 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $309
2023 Feb 23 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $254
2023 Feb 27 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $299
2023 Mar 04 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $369
2023 Mar 09 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $309
2023 Mar 13 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $449
2023 Mar 18 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $399
2023 Mar 23 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $339
2023 Mar 27 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $399
2023 Apr 01 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $599
2023 Apr 06 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $379
2023 Apr 10 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $669
2023 Apr 15 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $399
2023 Apr 20 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $339
2023 Apr 24 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $399
2023 Apr 29 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $399
2023 May 04 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $339
2023 May 08 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $419
2023 May 13 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Charleston SC $819
2023 May 21 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $579
2023 May 27 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $539
2023 Jun 01 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $449
2023 Jun 05 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $589
2023 Jun 10 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $599
2023 Jun 15 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $469
2023 Jun 19 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $599
2023 Jun 24 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $599
2023 Jun 29 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $469
2023 Jul 03 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $599
2023 Jul 08 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $599
2023 Jul 13 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $469
2023 Jul 17 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $589
2023 Jul 22 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $579
2023 Jul 27 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $449
2023 Jul 31 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $539
2023 Aug 05 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $479
2023 Aug 10 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $399
2023 Aug 14 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $409
2023 Aug 19 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $389
2023 Aug 24 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $309
2023 Aug 28 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $339
2023 Sep 02 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $329
2023 Sep 07 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $259
2023 Sep 11 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $319
2023 Sep 16 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Charleston SC $709
2023 Sep 24 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $459
2023 Sep 30 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $319
2023 Oct 05 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $269
2023 Oct 09 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $329
2023 Oct 14 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $319
2023 Oct 19 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $259
2023 Oct 23 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $319
2023 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $319
2023 Nov 02 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $259
2023 Nov 06 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $319
2023 Nov 11 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $329
2023 Nov 16 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $249
2023 Nov 20 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $589
2023 Nov 26 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $249
2023 Nov 30 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $249
2023 Dec 04 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Charleston SC $879
2023 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $339
2023 Dec 18 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $439
2023 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $599
2023 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $729
2024 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $279
2024 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $329
2024 Jan 11 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $269
2024 Jan 15 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Charleston SC $1049
2024 Jan 25 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $279
2024 Jan 29 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $329
2024 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $339
2024 Feb 08 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $289
2024 Feb 12 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $359
2024 Feb 17 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Charleston SC $639
2024 Feb 25 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $449
2024 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $429
2024 Mar 07 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $339
2024 Mar 11 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $489
2024 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $459
2024 Mar 21 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $379
2024 Mar 25 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $509
2024 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $479
2024 Apr 04 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $379
2024 Apr 08 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $459
2024 Apr 13 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Charleston SC $729
2024 Apr 21 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $569
2024 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Charleston SC $459

Carnival Sunshine Review

Review of Carnival Sunshine

The 1996-built/2013-reconstructed Carnival Sunshine cruise ship was initially named "Carnival Destiny". After a major refurbishment in 2013 (USD155 million drydock), the vessel was renamed Sunshine. As class, Carnival Sunshine was the first of three Destiny-class Carnival ships - together with Victory-Radiance and Triumph-Sunrise. Today, the liner belongs to the unique Sunshine-class.

The vessel (IMO number 9070058) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 308017000) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US shipping 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 Sunshine cruise ship

The 3000-passenger ship Carnival Sunshine is not a Dream-class ship but contains almost all the elements found on Breeze and Magic: high-energy, low-commitment activities, including 20-min standup comedies, 30-min production shows; sushi, burgers, burritos. For the first time, the Fun Ship 2.0 blueprint was laid down on Carnival Magic (in 2011), followed by Carnival Breeze (in June 2012). Next photo shows the old Carnival Destiny ship.

Carnival Destiny cruise ship

Decks and Cabins

Carnival Sunshine staterooms (1501 total) include 53 Suites, 518 Balcony, 320 Oceanview and 624 Inside cabins, in all 34 grades. Most staterooms are sized 185 ft2 / 17 m2, cabin balconies are sized 35-85 ft2 / 4-8 m2. "Family" staterooms (connecting cabins) are with max capacity 5 passengers. The largest are the Captain's Suites (500 ft2 / 46 m2 plus 150 ft2 / 14 m2 terrace) with max occupancy 5 passengers. Sunshine also has 89 Cloud 9 Spa cabins and 32 wheelchair-accessible cabins.

The boat has 13 decks, of which 11 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Carnival Sunshine 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 Asian restaurant Ji Ji. There are two Main Dining Rooms onboard the Sunshine: 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 Sunshine cruise ship Serenity adults deck

Follows the complete list of Carnival Sunshine 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 Burger Joint (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).
  • Cucina del Capitano (Italian reservations-only restaurant; offers a la carte dinner at a surcharge and complimentary lunch)
  • SeaDogs (complimentary beef hotdogs stand)
  • Ji Ji 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 Sunshine. 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.

Carnival Sunshine cruise ship waterpark slides

The Sunshine 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.

Carnival Sunshine cruise ship waterpark slides

The following official YouTube video reviews Carnival Sunshine ship's facilities and amenities.

 

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

  • Sunshine 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; EA Sports Bar; ShakeSpot; Java Blue Cafe; The Taste Bar; Alchemy Bar; Havana 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)
  • Limelight Lounge (hosts Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch)
  • 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
  • Sunshine Casino (served by Sunshine Casino Bar)
  • Seaside Theatre (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Serenity (adults only relaxation area with Serenity Pool, Serenity Bar, Spa Whirlpool, cascading waterfall, loungers, and hammocks)
  • Beach Pool area (with two Whirlpools); Carnival WaterWorks Aqua Park (with 5 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).

Itineraries

Carnival Sunshine itinerary program is based on Western and Eastern Caribbean roundtrip cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida. Feature port destinations include Bahamas (with Nassau and line’s private island Half Moon Cay), Puerto Rico, Saint Thomas USVI, Grand Turk, Roatan, Belize, Mexico (Costa Maya and Cozumel). Starting in 2016, the ship offers Bermuda cruises with a 7-day itinerary from New York and 5-day itinerary from Norfolk VA.

Starting May 2019, the ship's new itinerary program offers 4- (to Nassau) and 5-day (Nassau and Half Moon Cay) short Bahamas cruises leaving roundtrip from a new homeport (Charleston SC) on a year-round schedule. The maiden voyage was scheduled for May 18 (2019). Carnival's South Carolina annual cruise shipping volume is approx 220,000 passengers. In Charleston, Carnival Sunshine will replace Carnival Ecstasy (to be relocated to Jacksonville Florida), while the Jacksonville-homeported Carnival Elation will be repositioned to Port Canaveral FL.

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Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was done in 2013. Sunshine is one of Carnival's "old new" liners, representing a truly grandiose ship transformation project. The old Carnival Destiny ship (1996-buit by Fincantieri Monfalcone) was extensively (and expensively) drydock refitted and refurbished in Europe (Trieste Italy) at the astonishing cost of USD 155 million. The vessel was transformed into a brand new Carnival "Fun Ship 2.0" in 2013 under the sunny and shiny name "Carnival Sunshine". MS Carnival Destiny had as sisters the Carnival ships Triumph (Sunrise since 2019) and  Victory (Radiance since 2020), and also Costa Fortuna and Costa Magica.

Carnival Sunshine (Monfalcone shipyard/hull number 5941) is powered by Wartsila-Sulzer marine diesel engines (models 8ZAV40S and 8ZAL40) generating total power output 63,36 MW.

The Sunshine ship's interior design was done by Partner Design (Hamburg-based company). Destiny ship's interior design was by Joe Francus. The new ship now features modern amenities, new venues, more dining options, new onboard entertainment program (3 new grand show productions).

As a Destiny-class liner, Carnival Destiny was world's first cruise ship with GT/weight over 100,000 tons. Carnival Destiny's Inaugural Cruise started on November 24, 1996. Sunshine's Inaugural Cruise started on April 12, 2013 (14-day Mediterranean Venice-Barcelona).

Carnival Destiny's list of chartered/themed voyages includes the first-ever "311 Caribbean Cruise" (March 2011), the first-ever "Kiss Kruise" (October 2011) and the first-ever "Weezer Cruise" (January 2012).

Carnival Destiny-Sunshine refurbishment 2013 conversion review

The most extensively-expensive of all (ever) was the Carnival Destiny's drydock refit/transformation. At the staggering cost of USD 155 million, this really extreme makeover produced a brand new Carnival ship in 2013! After its last dry-dock ever (a 49-day refurbishment), the Destiny ship emerged as Carnival Sunshine. This amazing cruise ship transformation was made in the Fincantieri shipyard (Monfalcone, Italy) adding a new partial deck and 2 other decks (in the front section). As a result of the Carnival Destiny renovation, 182 new cabins were added (including 96 spa cabins), all of the ship's other cabins were also refurbished (with a new tropical decor). The list of all major changes includes:

  • (new) Ji Ji Asian Kitchen (casual restaurant), also were added “Fat Jimmy’s BBQ”, “Cucina del Capitano”, “Fahrenheit 555 SSteakhouse”, “JavaBlue Cafe”, “Shake Spot”, “Guy’s Burger Joint”, “BlueIguana Cantina”/Mexican, “Seaday Brunch”, “The Comfort Kitchen”/Lido, “Havana Bar”/Lido, “Sunshine Bar”, “Alchemy Bar”, “RedFrog Pub”, “Cherry On Top”, “Punchliner”, “Hasbro”
  • "The Comfort Kitchen" (in the Lido Marketplace)
  • "Havana Bar" (Lido Marketplace) with floor-ceiling windows
  • "Sunshine Bar" (Atrium)
  • a new cigar club (Casino Bar)
  • CCL fleet's first 3-deck-high Serenity Retreat (adults-only deck) with the Carnival Cloud 9 Spa package.
  • "SportSquare" (an open-air complex with Ropes Course, Mini-Golf Course, half-size Sports Court/basketball-volleyball-tennis.

During drydock 2018 (October 14-21, in Freeport Bahamas) were made regularly planned maintenance works.

Drydock 2016 was in the period March 8-20.

In 2021 (October-November) Carnival Sunshine was drydocked at Navantia Shipyard (Cadiz Spain), mainly for general maintenance (technical and routine) works and also repainting (received CCL's new livery).

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