Carnival Sunshine Cruise Ship: Expert Reviews & Passport Information

Carnival Sunshine Overview

Length Overall892 Feet (272 meters)
Under Flag ofBahamas
Built ByFincantieri
Width (Beam)125 Feet (38 meters)
Tonnage103881 gross ton
Year Built1996
The cost to Build at Time$410,000,000
Owner and or Operated byCarnival Corporation & PLC
Speed in Knots/mph23 knots,26 mph
Number of Passengers3012 – 3765
Number of Crew1050
Decks with Cabins11
Last Refurbishment2016

The once-named Carnival Destiny became the brand new Carnival Sunshine as of 2013. Why the big change? Over $155 million was spent on refurbishing the vessel and making it one of the most luxurious cruise ships on the water.

The Carnival Sunshine can carry 2,642 passengers and weighs a whopping 101,353 tons. It was one of the first mega-ships in the modern era. It has some impressive amenities including the nine-deck atrium, 9,000 square foot casino, and a showroom spanning three decks.

Carnival Sunshine Fabulous Amenities

The Promenade Deck is a hotbed of activity and features over 18 bars and entertainment venues. Some of the standouts include a wine bar, sports bar, and piano bar. There is also an elegant cigar lounge for a cocktail and high-quality smoke. If dancing is more your speed, pay a visit to the off-the-hook disco for a night of good music.

No matter where you eat, you will enjoy ocean views all around. The two-story indoor-outdoor buffet has almost every type of cuisine imaginable. There is also a pair of two-story dining halls, pizza shop, sushi bar, and café.

This family-friendly cruise promises fun for all with four separate pools, seven hot tubs, and an enormous three-deck water slide in all its spiraling splendor.

If you feel like a workout while you are away, take advantage of the decked out fitness center with over thirty machines and enjoy ocean views while you sweat. There is also a full-service spa with a wide variety of treatments.

Children of all ages can enjoy the 1,300 square foot outdoor-indoor play center with a private pool, video arcade, and age-appropriate dance club.

It’s always sunny on the Carnival Sunshine, so what are you waiting for? Book a cruise on this majestic vessel and get ready to make some incredible memories!