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Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Sunshine

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Carnival Sunshine is the name that was given to Carnival Destiny after she received a $155 million expansion and refitting that was completed in April of 2013. This exciting process was Carnival's largest single-ship revitalization ever.

The refreshed vessel was launched in April of 2013, doing a bunch of Mediterranean cruises, followed by a 16-night transatlantic cruise to New Orleans, which will become Carnival Sunshine's new home port. Once in New Orleans (in November 2013), this ship will alternate between 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruise year-round.

After receiving all of the planned enhancements, Carnival Sunshine has all of the popular Fun Ship 2.0 features. There is an all-new three-deck adults-only Serenity retreat, as well as Carnival WaterWorks aqua park. Some of the bars and lounges that have been added to the ship include Guy's Burger Joint (serving celebrity chef Guy-Fieri-designed burgers), the BlueIguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar, the EA SPORTS Bar, and the RedFrog Rum Bar.

Some of the other areas of interest that are available aboard Carnival Sunshine are a casino (that features craps, roulette, slot machines, blackjack and even has poker nights), The Punchliner Comedy Club (featuring comics that are hand-selected by the renowned comedian and TV personality George Lopez), a piano bar, and Ocean Plaza (a venue where you can eat and take part in trivia-type games during the day, which features live music and dancing during the evenings).

Carnival Sunshine Facts

Ship Class: Sunshine Class
Inaugural Year: 1996
Expanded & Refit: 2013
Tonnage (GRT): N/A
Country of Registration: The Bahamas
Guest Occupancy*: 3,006
Crew: 1,040
Length: 892 feet
Beam: 116 feet
Passenger Decks: N/A
Cruising Speed: 21 knots

Staterooms
Total: 1,503
Suites, with balcony: N/A
Suites, without balcony: N/A
Ocean View, with balcony: N/A
Ocean View, without balcony: N/A
Inside: N/A

Dining Type: Assigned or Open

Casino: Yes

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Carnival WaterWorks
An onboard water park on Carnival Sunshine, this venue includes a four-deck high Twister Waterslide, 82-foot-long side-by-side racing slides, Green Thunder (with a nearly 100-foot drop), and more! It's one of the most popular areas on the ship.

Cloud 9 Spa
This is a tranquil and elegant venue, where you can truly relax on board Carnival Sunshine. Guests are able to enjoy a variety of spa treatments and services, including hot stone massages, facials, acupuncture, body wraps, tooth whitening, steam rooms, water therapies, thermal suites, manicures and pedicures.

Serenity Adult Retreat
An adults-only area, available to guests 21 and older, aboard Carnival Sunshine. It's a great to "getaway within your getaway." You can relax in the sun, under a oversized umbrella, or in a separate shaded area, enjoy a dip in a whirlpool, take advantage of bar service provided by waiters, or listen to mellow music.

Great Children & Teen Programs
As might be excepted on a Carnival cruise, there is a fantastic kids program available on all Carnival Sunshine cruises, split into three main programs (Camp Carnival, Circle "C" and Club O2). Camp Carnival offers tons of activities for children in three different age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 11 years. Camp Carnival Night Owls gives parents the opportunity to enjoy themselves while their kids are having fun. Circle "C" is for 12 to 14 year olds, and includes activities such as dance parties, games, and outdoor movies. Club O2 is for teens ages 15 to 17, and is a great place for them to hang out and watch movies, play sports and video games, join karaoke sessions, and have pool parties.

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available aboard Carnival Sunshine:
Low Price Guarantee on all Cruises

Low Price Guarantee on all Carnival Sunshine Cruises!

Book any Carnival Sunshine cruise with us and you'll get the best deal possible, regardless of the ship or sail date! Because of our "Low Price Guarantee," nobody beats our Carnival Sunshine cruise prices, so look around and you're sure to find the best Carnival Sunshine cruise deal possible when booking with us!
Carnival Cruise Deals

Pre-Paid Gratuities on Carnival Sunshine Cruises!

Select reservations qualify for Pre-Paid Gratuities for the 1st & 2nd guest in each stateroom. That's a big savings on a cruise vacation! Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to see which categories qualify.
Carnival Cruise Deals

Cruise Cash Sale!

Get Cruise Cash when you book a Carnival Sunshine cruise with us. The value of the Cruise Cash depends on the particular cruise and accommodations you book. Cruise Cash values are listed on Step 3 of the online booking process.
Carnival Early Saver Discounts

Save up to 20% on Carnival Sunshine Cruises!

Book a 3- to 5-night Carnival Sunshine cruise at least 3-months in advance, or a 6-night or longer Carnival Sunshine cruise at least 5 months in advance and save up to 20%! Plus, get Price Protection from Carnival: If you find a lower Carnival Advertised Rate, after booking, Carnival will honor it and issue the difference in the form of a non-refundable onboard credit.
Carnival Cruise Deals

Military Specials on Carnival Cruises!

Select Carnival cruises qualify for special Military fares. Rates apply to qualifying military personnel, who are permitted to book one stateroom. Book online or contact us to make a reservation.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable Carnival Sunshine cruise when booking with us!
Our special offers on Carnival Sunshine cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.
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Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, are subject to change, may not reflect the most recent pricing, and get updated daily at 4:00 am. Prices don't reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest sales. Government taxes and fees are additional (viewable on Step 5).
Jump to: Suites - Balconies - Oceanviews - Insides
The following standard amenities are included in all staterooms aboard Carnival Sunshine: 110 AC current electrical outlets, 24-hour stateroom service, bathrobes, Carnival Comfort Collection bedding, hair dryer, individual climate control, safety deposit box, and telephone.
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Guests staying in any suite aboard Carnival Sunshine benefit from VIP check-in during embarkation.
Captain's Suite Captain's Suite (Category CS)
Stateroom: TBA square feet
Balcony: TBA square feet
Located on: Deck 9

The most premium accommodations aboard Carnival Sunshine have a separate bedroom with two twin beds that can convert into a king, as well as a desk, seat, a large closet, and a full bathroom with shower, whirlpool tub and double sinks. The Captain's Suite's living room has a double sofa bed and one lower Pullman, a full bathroom with shower, as well as a mini bar, coffee table, desk, and seat. There is a private balcony with patio chairs and table. This spacious suite has upgraded bathroom facilities, and two TVs with A/V input plate.

These large suites can accommodate up to 5 guests.
Grand Suite Grand Suite (Category GS)
Stateroom: TBA square feet
Balcony: TBA square feet
Located on: Deck 7

These spacious suites aboard Carnival Sunshine have two twin beds that can convert into a king bed, a sofa, armchairs, coffee table, desk, seat, 2 large closets, walk-in dressing area with vanity table and chair, a full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub and double sinks, and a private large balcony with patio chairs and table.

Select Grand Suites have a single or double sofa bed instead of a standard sofa.
Cloud 9 Spa Suite Cloud 9 Spa Suite (Category SS)
Stateroom: TBA square feet
Balcony: TBA square feet
Located on: Deck 10

This Carnival Sunshine suite has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed, as well as a sofa, coffee table, desk, seat, private large balcony with patio chairs and table, walk-in closet, and a full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub and double sinks.

Upgraded in-stateroom amenities (Cloud 9 Spa bathrobes and slippers, complimentary fitness classes, Elemis bath products) and Cloud 9 Spa Package (priority spa reservations, unlimited access to the Thermal Suite, and a Welcome Ritual) are exclusive to guests booked in spa accommodations. Only 1st and 2nd guests booked in Spa staterooms will receive the Cloud 9 Spa Package; 3rd and 4th guests aren't entitled to Cloud 9 Spa Package.
Ocean Suite Ocean Suite (Category OS)
Stateroom: 275 square feet
Balcony: 65 square feet
Located on: Deck 7

These suites on Carnival Sunshine have two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed, as well as a sofa, armchair, coffee table, desk, seat, 2 large closets, a walk-in dressing area with vanity table and chair, a full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub, and a private large balcony with patio chairs and a table.
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Premium Vista Balcony Premium Vista Balcony (Category 9C)
Stateroom: 185 square feet
Balcony: 75 square feet
Located on: Decks 5, 6, 7 and 8

A private wrap-around balcony with patio chairs and table is a key feature of the Category 9C staterooms on Carnival Sunshine. These staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a king bed, a sofa, coffee table, desk, seat, 2 closets, and a full bathroom with shower.

Select category 9C staterooms also have one upper Pullman and a single sofa bed (instead of a standard sofa).
Premium Balcony Premium Balcony (Category 9B)
Stateroom: TBA square feet
Balcony: TBA square feet
Located on: Deck 8

These Carnival Sunshine staterooms have a private large balcony with patio chairs and a table. There are two twin beds that can convert into a king bed, a single sofa bed, coffee table, desk, seat, 2 closets, and a full bathroom with shower.
Cloud 9 Spa Balcony Cloud 9 Spa Balcony (Categories 8S and 8T)
Stateroom: 195 square feet
Balcony: 35 square feet
8S located on: Deck 10
8T located on: Decks 11 and 12

The Cloud 9 Spa Balcony staterooms aboard Carnival Sunshine have two twin beds that can convert to a king size, as well as a sofa, coffee table, desk, seat, 3 closets, and a full bathroom with shower. There's also a private balcony with patio chairs and a table.

Upgraded in-stateroom amenities (Cloud 9 Spa bathrobes and slippers, complimentary fitness classes, Elemis bath products) and Cloud 9 Spa Package (priority spa reservations, unlimited access to the Thermal Suite, and a Welcome Ritual) are exclusive to guests booked in spa accommodations. Only 1st and 2nd guests booked in Spa staterooms will receive the Cloud 9 Spa Package; 3rd and 4th guests aren't entitled to Cloud 9 Spa Package.
Aft-View Extended Balcony Aft-View Extended Balcony (Categories 8M and 8N)
Stateroom: 185 square feet
Balcony: 60 square feet
8M located on: Decks 5, 6 and 7
8N located on: Deck 8

These staterooms aboard Carnival Sunshine have two twin beds that can convert to a king bed, a sofa, coffee table, desk, seat, 3 closets, and a full bathroom with shower. There's also a private aft-facing extended balcony with patio chairs and table.

Select staterooms have a single sofa bed instead of a standard sofa.
Balcony Balcony (Categories 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D and 8E)
Stateroom: 185 square feet
Balcony: 35 square feet
8A located on: Deck 6
8B located on: Decks 6 and 7
8C located on: Decks 7 and 8
8D located on: Decks 8 and 9
8E located on: Deck 9

The balcony staterooms of Carnival Sunshine have two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed, a sofa, coffee table, desk, seat, 3 closets, full bathroom with shower, and a private balcony with patio chairs and a table.

Select balcony stateroom have a single sofa bed instead of a standard sofa, or a upper Pullman and a single sofa bed (instead of a standard sofa).
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Scenic Grand Ocean View Stateroom Scenic Grand Ocean View (Category 6K)
Stateroom: TBA square feet
Located on: Deck 9

These Carnival Sunshine staterooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, two twin beds that can convert into a king bed, a double sofa bed, coffee table, desk, seat, 3 closets, and a full bathroom with shower.

These staterooms can accommodate up to 4 guests.
Scenic Ocean View Stateroom Scenic Ocean View (Category 6J)
Stateroom: TBA square feet
Located on: Deck 9

These Carnival Sunshine staterooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as two twin beds that can convert into a king bed, a sofa, coffee table, desk, seat, 3 closets, and a full bathroom with shower.

Select staterooms have one upper Pullman and a single sofa bed (instead of a standard sofa).
Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View (Categories 6A, 6B*, 6C and 6D)
Stateroom: 220 square feet
6A located on: Deck 1
6B located on: Decks 1 and 2
6C located on: Deck 2
6D located on: Deck 5

These Ocean View stateroom on Carnival Sunshine has two twin beds that convert to a king bed, a coffee table, desk, seat, 3 closets, full bathroom with shower, and a Picture Window.

Select Ocean View staterooms also have one upper Pullman and a single sofa bed.

*Category 6B staterooms 2318 and 2319 have obstructed views.
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Cloud 9 Spa Interior Cloud 9 Spa Interior (Category 4S)
Stateroom: 230 square feet
Located on: Decks 10, 11 and 12

The Cloud 9 Spa Interior staterooms on Carnival Sunshine have two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed, a desk, seat, 3 closets, and a full bathroom with shower.

Select staterooms also have one or two upper Pullmans. In staterooms with two upper Pullmans., the twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths are in use.

Upgraded in-stateroom amenities (Cloud 9 Spa bathrobes and slippers, complimentary fitness classes, Elemis bath products) and Cloud 9 Spa Package (priority spa reservations, unlimited access to the Thermal Suite, and a Welcome Ritual) are exclusive to guests booked in spa accommodations. Only 1st and 2nd guests booked in Spa staterooms will receive the Cloud 9 Spa Package; 3rd and 4th guests aren't entitled to Cloud 9 Spa Package.
Interior with Obstructed View Picture Window Interior with Obstructed View Picture Window (Categories 4J and 4K)
Stateroom: 4J is 185 square feet; 4K is 220 square feet
4J located on: Decks 6 and 7
4K located on: Deck 3

These staterooms on Carnival Sunshine have a picture window with views that are obstructed by a lifeboat, tender boat and/or steel beam. They have two twin beds that can convert into a king bed, 3 closets, a desk, seat, sofa and coffee table. There's also a full bathroom with shower.

Select staterooms also have one upper and a single sofa bed.
Interior Stateroom Interior (Categories 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F and 4G)
Stateroom: 185 square feet
4A located on: Deck 1
4B located on: Decks 1 and 2
4C located on: Decks 2 and 3
4D located on: Decks 5 and 6
4E located on: Decks 6 and 7
4F located on: Decks 7 and 8
4G located on: Decks 8 and 9

These Interior staterooms aboard Carnival Sunshine have two twin beds that can convert into one king bed. There is a desk, a seat, 3 closets, and a full bathroom with shower.

Select Interior staterooms also have two upper Pullmans. In such staterooms, the twin beds do not convert to king configuration when both upper berths are in use.
Interior Stateroom with Porthole Window Interior with Porthole Window (Category PT)
Stateroom: 220 square feet
Located on: Decks 1 and 2

These Carnival Sunshine staterooms have two porthole windows, two twin beds that can convert to a king bed, a sofa, coffee table, desk, seat, 3 closets, and a full bathroom with shower.
Interior with Upper and Lower Beds Interior with Upper and Lower Beds (Category 1A)
Stateroom: 185 square feet
Located on: Decks 1, 2 and 6

These staterooms aboard Carnival Sunshine have one twin bed and one upper bed, as well as a sofa, coffee table, desk, seat, 3 closets, and full bathroom with shower.

Select Category 1A staterooms have two porthole windows.


All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements. Select staterooms on this ship have been modified for wheelchair users. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Carnival Sunshine Deck Plans

Click a deck provided below to view it:

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Deck 14
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Deck 10
Deck 9
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Deck 5
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Category Legend
CS Captain's Suite
GS Grand Suite
SS Cloud 9 Spa Suite
OS Ocean Suite
9C Premium Vista Balcony
9B Premium Balcony
8T Cloud 9 Spa Balcony
8S Cloud 9 Spa Balcony
8N Aft-View Extended Balcony
8M Aft-View Extended Balcony
8E Balcony
8D Balcony
8C Balcony
8B Balcony
8A Balcony
6K Scenic Grand Ocean View
6J Scenic Ocean View
6D Ocean View
6C Ocean View
6B Ocean View*
6A Ocean View
4S Cloud 9 Spa Interior
4K Interior with Obstructed View Picture Window
4J Interior with Obstructed View Picture Window
4G Interior
4F Interior
4E Interior
4D Interior
4C Interior
4B Interior
4A Interior
PT Interior with Porthole Window
1A Interior with Upper and Lower Beds


Deck Plan Key
Symbol Twin Bed and Single Sofa Bed
Symbol Queen Bed
Symbol 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Single Sofa Bed
Symbol 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 1 Upper Pullman
Symbol 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 2 Upper Pullmans.
Symbol 2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Single Sofa Bed and 1 Upper Pullman
Symbol 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Double Sofa Bed
Symbol Queen Bed, Single Sofa Bed and 1 Upper Pullman
Symbol 2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Double Sofa Bed and 1 Lower Pullman
Symbol Stateroom with 2 Porthole Windows
Symbol Connecting staterooms (Ideal for families and groups of friends)
Symbol Twin Beds do not convert to a King bed
Symbol Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom


Deck plans are subject to change. All accommodations are non-smoking. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with the cruise line directly.

*Staterooms 2318 and 2319 have obstructed views.
Deck 5
Carnival Sunshine Deck Plans

Carnival Sunshine Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Carnival Sunshine:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Photos below are of artist's renderings of Carnival Sunshine. Ship is subject to modifications.
Serenity
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