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Carnival Sunshine cruises for 2020-2021


Carnival Sunshine sails from Charleston, South Carolina, offering short 4 and 5 night visits to Nassau in the Bahamas. The longer cruise also visits the company resort of Half Moon Cay. Occasionally there are longer cruises to three ports in the Leeward Islands. On board are a new 3-deck Serenity relaxation centre for adults, Carnival Waterworks, and SportsSquare which offer a wide range of activities for sea days. The ship attracts families with children.
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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Calendar

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Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2020 CRUISES

4

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

Carnival Sunshine cruise from Charleston return

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9

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

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13

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

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18

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

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23

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

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27

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

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2

MAY

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

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7

MAY

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

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16

MAY

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

$927

$185

21

MAY

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$844

$211

25

MAY

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$969

$194

30

MAY

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$959

$192

4

JUN

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$835

$209

13

JUN

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,073

$215

18

JUN

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$868

$217

27

JUN

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$973

$195

2

JUL

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$884

$221

6

JUL

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$989

$198

11

JUL

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,106

$221

16

JUL

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$884

$221

20

JUL

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,090

$218

25

JUL

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,025

$205

30

JUL

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$868

$217

8

AUG

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,054

$211

13

AUG

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$851

$213

17

AUG

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,008

$202

22

AUG

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$826

$165

27

AUG

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$656

$164

5

SEP

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$845

$169

10

SEP

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$672

$168

19

SEP

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$712

$142

24

SEP

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$672

$168

28

SEP

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$744

$149

3

OCT

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

8

OCT

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$770

$193

17

OCT

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

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N/A

22

OCT

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

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N/A

26

OCT

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

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N/A

31

OCT

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$829

$166

5

NOV

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$672

$168

14

NOV

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$777

$155

19

NOV

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$672

$168

23

NOV

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,139

$228

28

NOV

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$772

$154

3

DEC

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$656

$164

12

DEC

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$793

$159

17

DEC

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$835

$209

21

DEC

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,367

$273

26

DEC

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,435

$287

31

DEC

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,226

$307

2021 CRUISES

4

JAN

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$928

$186

9

JAN

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

$882

$176

14

JAN

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$851

$213

28

JAN

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$810

$203

1

FEB

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

$882

$176

6

FEB

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

11

FEB

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$883

$221

15

FEB

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,107

$221

20

FEB

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$926

$185

25

FEB

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$826

$207

1

MAR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,062

$212

6

MAR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

$1,143

$229

11

MAR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$957

$239

15

MAR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,192

$238

20

MAR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,122

$224

25

MAR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$957

$239

29

MAR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,290

$258

3

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,261

$252

8

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$959

$240

12

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,113

$223

17

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,113

$223

22

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

4

NIGHTS

$976

$244

26

APR

Carnival Sunshine cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,113

$223

This month's most popular Carnival Sunshine cruises


1. 5 night Carnival Sunshine cruise from Charleston return ex Charleston on 9 Jan 2021, from $882
2. 5 night Carnival Sunshine cruise from Charleston return ex Charleston on 16 May 2020, from $927
3. 5 night Carnival Sunshine cruise from Charleston return ex Charleston on 1 Feb 2021, from $882
4. 5 night Carnival Sunshine cruise from Charleston return ex Charleston on 6 Mar 2021, from $1,143

Life aboard Carnival Sunshine
Carnival Sunshine sails from Charleston, South Carolina, offering short 4 and 5 night visits to Nassau in the Bahamas. The longer cruise also visits the company resort of Half Moon Cay. Occasionally there are longer cruises to three ports in the Leeward Islands. On board are a new 3-deck Serenity relaxation centre for adults, Carnival Waterworks, and SportsSquare which offer a wide range of activities for sea days. The ship attracts families with children.

In 1996 she was the first ship to exceed 100,000 GT (at 101,353 GT). Given her 2018 refurbishment, Carnival Sunshine now carries 3,006 passengers, and sports a Carnival Seaside Theatre and new "Circle C" facility for the 12-14s. Features include three pools, a variety of dining options, lounges, nightclubs, giant casino, and spa and fitness centre. Entertainment includes Las Vegas-style floor shows, state-of-the-art theatre, sing-along piano bar, dance club, and jazz and cabaret room. Families and children are very well catered for. Dress casually, bring a dark suit for formal dinners, and mix with passengers around the 21 to 45 age group – singles, couples and families.

Accommodation
The 36 cabin categories include interior, ocean-view, balcony, and suite staterooms. Interior cabins come in a variety of configurations, some with an extra bunk. Over half of all cabins have outside views and all are larger than the industry standard. Most rooms have twin beds that can be converted to a king bed upon request. All staterooms include flat-screen TVs, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes in the higher category cabins, and Carnival Comfort Bed with plush mattresses, good quality duvets, linens and pillows. TV channels include CN, Fox News, a music video station, a Carnival station, and port excursion overviews.

Cloud 9 Spa staterooms (interior, balcony and suite) have special access to the spa facilities. Suite grades include Grand, Ocean and Spa 9 – all with whirlpool, extra dressing area, and priority check-in. All are quite lavish. Balcony staterooms also offer quite a variety of sea views and veranda sizes. There are no single cabins, and 25 wheelchair-accessible cabins. There are self-service laundry rooms (pay) with washing machines, dryers, irons and ironing board.

Food and Dining
Dine in the two principal dining rooms – the Galaxy and the Universe – with a choice of fixed-time dining at two seatings, or flexible “Your Time Dining”. Dining assignments can be booked before the cruise. Menus change daily and service is excellent. Breakfast and lunch are open seating. The casual Lido Restaurant buffet is the expansive two-level poolside eatery, offering casual alternatives for breakfast and lunch. Children have their own menu, plus pizzas and ice cream all day.

Carnival Sunshine offers five cover charge dining options: Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast, Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, Nouveau Restaurant for dinner, Bonsai Sushi for lunch and dinner, and the rather special Chef’s Table for 12 that includes a galley tour. Mongolian Wok is complimentary. Of course there’s plenty of fast food – hot dogs, burgers and such. There’s a patisserie, and self-serve ice-cream and yoghurt (at no extra charge). At the Café get a slice of cake or a gourmet coffee at an additional cost. The ship offers 24-hour room service (pay extra), ranging from basic continental-style breakfast fare to a variety of sandwiches and desserts.

Entertainment
There is something for all ages. The Main Show Lounge spanning three decks presents large production shows and cabaret acts backed by a live show band. It has a revolving stage, hydraulic orchestra pit, and excellent sound. Seaside Theatre’s giant screen over the main pool shows sports events, music videos and films. This ship has some of the best nightlife at sea: late buffet snacks, R-rated comedy, the Point After Dance Club, and Millionaire’s Club Casino. There are 10 themed bars. Daytime activities include the customary art auctions, karaoke, "game show mania," ballroom dancing, comedians, bingo, and library.

The new 3-deck Serenity relaxation centre is for adults, and the Carnival Waterworks is for all ages. SportsSquare offers climbing, court games, and a host of other activities for sea days. The pool area has pools and a three-decks-high Green Thunder Waterslide. Cloud-9 Spa offers aerobics, sauna and steam rooms, solarium, treatment rooms, lecture rooms, beauty parlour and large gymnasium. On the sun deck there’s a mini-golf course, jogging track, and deck games. Teens enjoy their own parties and movies at Club O2, junior teens at Circle “C”, and pre-teens at Camp Carnival.

Explore the decks

Carnival Sunshine deckplans

Carnival Sunshine deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

The 36 cabin categories include interior, ocean-view, balcony, and suite staterooms. Interior cabins come in a variety of configurations, some with an extra bunk. Over half of all cabins have outside views and all are larger than the industry standard. Most rooms have twin beds that can be converted to a king bed upon request. All staterooms include flat-screen TVs, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes in the higher category cabins, and Carnival Comfort Bed with plush mattresses, good quality duvets, linens and pillows. TV channels include CN, Fox News, a music video station, a Carnival station, and port excursion overviews.

Cloud 9 Spa staterooms (interior, balcony and suite) have special access to the spa facilities. Suite grades include Grand, Ocean and Spa 9 – all with whirlpool, extra dressing area, and priority check-in. All are quite lavish. Balcony staterooms also offer quite a variety of sea views and veranda sizes. There are no single cabins, and 25 wheelchair-accessible cabins. There are self-service laundry rooms (pay) with washing machines, dryers, irons and ironing board.

Decks
Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: Carnival Sunshine star rating
Maiden voyage: Nov-96
Number of decks: 12
Tonnage: 102853
Cabins: 1492
Passengers: 2984
Number of crew: 1108

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social scene, shops
  • Gift Candy shops
  • Family Harbour accommodation & lounge
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining (b’fast, dinner)
  • Fixed and flexible time dining
  • SeaDay Brunch (b’fast/Lunch)
  • Chef’s Choice (lunch)
  • Breakfast grill
  • Lido Restaurant (all meals)
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (lunch, early dinner)
  • Guy’s Pig & Anchor BBQ (lunch)
  • Salad Bar (lunch)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (Mexican, b’fast, lunch)
  • Pizzeria del Capitano
  • The Carnival Deli (lunch, dinner)
  • Poolside Grill (lunch, dinner)
  • Good Eats (buffet, dinner)
  • Kids menu, pizza, ice cream
  • Special diets (email beforehand)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • The Chef’s Table (dinner for 16; includes galley tour)
  • Nouveau Restaurant (dinner)
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
  • Seafood Shack (lunch)
  • Green Eggs & Ham (breakfast)
  • Bonsi Express (casual Japanese)
  • Cucino del Capitano (dinner)
  • 24-hour room service (room menu)
  • Drinks packages
  • SNACKS
  • Pizza Pirate
  • Sweet Spot
  • Swirls ice cream, yoghurt
  • Burgers, hot dogs, fries
  • JavaBlue Café (pay)
  • Coffee Bar, café, patisserie (pay)
  • Cherry On Top (pay, sweet store)
  • Internet café
  • Bars & lounges, multiple
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Main Show Lounge
  • Karaoke with live band
  • Seaside Theatre
  • Live music, comedy, DJs, dancing, karaoke, game shows, pool parties
  • Theme nights – dress up
  • Sports and Piano Bars
  • EA Sports Bar, video games
  • Nightclub, Comedy Club
  • The Game Show
  • Art gallery, auctions, seminars
  • Casino
  • Conference room
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (3)
  • Whirlpools (7)
  • Carnival Waterworks
  • Waterslides
  • Tip bucket
  • Dr Seuss at Sea activities
  • Spa & treatments (pay)
  • Beauty, Hair, for men & women
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Centre, jogging track
  • Fitness Classes (yoga etc., pay)
  • Serenity Adult Retreat
  • Sports Court
  • SportSquare complex
  • Mini-golf course
  • Pool & deck parties, dance classes
  • Library for quiet time
  • Internet Café (pay)
  • Video arcade (pay)
  • UNDER 18
  • Camp Ocean (2-5,6-8,9-11)
  • Seuss at Sea
  • Arts & Craft (2-11y)
  • Circle “C” (12-14y)
  • Club O2 (15-17y)
  • Zspa (pay, 13-17)
  • Build a Bear workshop (pay)
  • Night Owls (6mo-11y) care 10pm-1am (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Wedding packages (inquire)
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Internet, Wi-Fi, Mobile phone service
  • Laundrette self service (pay)
  • Wheelchair access good
  • Elevators
  • 110V 3-prong/220 V Europe

What's included? ▼

  • Australia: Tipping is not required
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Alternative dining (extra charge)
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (up to 11 yrs, 10pm-3am)
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 yr)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Gratuities for spa & salon
  • Outside Australia: Gratuity charge USD 12.95 pp/night (can be pre-paid) added to onboard account. Adjust at discretion onboard. Extra tips to Room Service staff optional.
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Outside Australia Service Charge: bar and wine 15%
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