Carnival Sunrise will be the new Sunshine-class cruise ship to enter service with Carnival Cruise Lines, a brand of Carnival Corporation.
Originally built as Carnival Triumph in 1999, the cruise ship will be renamed Carnival Sunrise in 2019 upon completion of a $200m bow-to-stern makeover in Cadiz, Spain.
The dry dock makeover of the ship will deliver improved food, beverage and entertainment facilities. It will also update all staterooms to provide improved activity choices.
Refurbishment of the cruise ship will commence in March 2019 and is scheduled for completion in April 2019.
Carnival Sunrise will retain most of the features of Carnival Triumph. It will feature two redesigned Captain’s suites and modern interiors with bright and pastel colours.
The 272.1m-long ship will have a beam of 35.3m and gross tonnage of 101,509t. It will have the capacity to accommodate 2,984 passengers and 1,108 crew members.
The accommodation categories on the cruise ship will include balcony, aft-view extended balcony, premium balcony, premium vista balcony, junior suite, ocean suite, grand suite, extended balcony grand suite, and captain’s suite.
Other accommodation options include ocean and interior view accommodation with scenic ocean and grand ocean view, and interior cabins with a picture window and porthole.
Carnival Sunrise will have a total of 14 decks, which includes ten featuring passenger facilities.
Decks one, two, six, seven and eight will feature only accommodation units, including balcony, ocean view, interior, ocean suite and aft view extended balcony suites.
Decks four and five will comprise a forward restaurant, lobby, galley, guest services, atrium, gallery, and an aft restaurant.
Decks nine and ten will feature a pool, spa, Carnival Seaside theatre, Carnival WaterWorks, and a bar.
Deck 11 or the Spa deck will have a jogging track, skycourt, ropes course, sports square, and the Cloud 9 spa and salon.
Deck 12 or Sun deck will feature club, Camp Ocean and mini golf course, while Deck 14, named the Sky deck, will be the uppermost deck accommodating Serenity adults-only lounge and an entrance for the water slide.
Dining facilities on the Carnival Sunrise ship will include Cucina del Capitano, JavaBlue Café, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, The Chef’s Table, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, and Lido Marketplace.
Passengers will have a selection of different bar venues, including RedFrog Pub, Piano Bar 88, Limelight Lounge and a multi-purpose lounge.
Carnival Sunrise will offer both indoor and outdoor entertainment activities. The SportSquare will be an open-area recreation complex with a basketball court, jogging track, table football, pool tables, and a nine-hole miniature golf course.
Carnival WaterWorks will feature a 61.8m-long AquaTunnel slide, a 64.6m-long Twister slide, and a 75gal PowerDrencher tipping bucket and children’s area.
Serenity Adult-Only Retreat will have chaise lounges, whirlpools and large parasols.
The Cloud 9 Spa will feature health and wellness centres, private treatment rooms, as well as cardio and weight-training equipment. It will also feature a warehouse, which will have different video and arcade games for all age groups.
An on-board shopping area will include retail outlets featuring fine jewellery, watches and fragrances. It will also house Carnival’s branded spaces such as Hip Fish and The Carnival Store.
The cruise ship will be powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system integrating two Wärtsilä-Sulzer diesel engines coupled to a pair of controllable pitch propellers through two shafts.
The propulsion system will enable the ship to cruise at a maximum speed of 21k.
The Carnival Sunrise cruise ship will embark on her seven-day inaugural voyage on 29 April 2019 from Half Moone Cruise Centre to Grand Turk and Freeport.
It will then sail on two five-day voyages to Nassau and Freeport, followed by three six-day voyages to Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport.
The cruise ship will then embark upon four to 14-day voyages from New York. It will also sail on several longer voyages, including a ten-day exotic eastern Caribbean itinerary and a 14-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal cruise.
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