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Sunshine
Last refurbished
2013
Last refurbished
Passengers
2984
Passengers
Ports Visited
15
Ports visited
Cruises from $131 per day
$131
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Sunshine
102,853
Gross Tonnage

Sunshine Cruises

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. Read more

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.

View our covid travel advice for up to date travel safety information.

Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 1996
Number of decks: 0
Tonnage: 102853
Cabins: 0
Passengers: 2984
Number of crew: 1108
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Sunshine

    Three courses and no pretension, This kinda-fancy dining event brings a fun and food options. Plenty of Dining venues and some of them are Blue-Iguana Cantina, Guy’s Burger Joint, Cucina Del Capitano, Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, Steakhouse, Dining Room, Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, Lido Restaurant, Swirls, Bonsai Sushi, The Chef’s Table, Seaday Brunch, Java Blue Café, Steakhouse Selections, The Carnival Deli, Breakfast Grill, The Captains Pasta Bar, Chef’s Choice, Good Eats, Salad Bar, Sweet Spot, Tandoor and many more.

  • Bars

    Bar on the Sunshine

    Say cheer’s to celebrating with a full glass – all cruise along! The Ultimate Bar options are available at the sea onboard, Some of them are Havana Bar, Red frog Pub, Red Frog Rum Bar, Alchemy Bar, Blue-Iguana Tequila Bar, Piano Bar, Alchemy Martini Tasting, Sky Box Sports Bar, Casino Bar, The library Bar, Beer Station, Cruise The Vineyards etc.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Sunshine

    Music lovers, listen up - the ships are rocking and rolling with some of the best bands at sea. Lip Sunc Battle, Hasbro, DJ Irie, Punchliner Comedy Club, Piano Bar, Live Music, Karaoke, Dive In Movie, Night Club, Carnival Seaside Theater, Lime Light Lounge and many more entertainment places available on the ships, Also enjoy the events like Mega Deck party, Groove for St Jude, Holidays Aboard, Sail-away party.

  • Activities

    Activities on the Sunshine

    Different type of sports and water activities start your day with new form and feeling like your home atmosphere and get more active in the ship.

  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Sunshine

    Men and woman take advantage and reformed them body and soul with different spa and massage.

  • Kids

    Kids activities on the Sunshine

    Kids make them own way Arts and Craft, enjoy stories and much more with Club O2, Camp Ocean, Seuss at Sea. Same way for teenager also takes advantage of interesting things in this ship.

  • Inclusions

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

Covid Safety

The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Carnival Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations. Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases.

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Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Highlights

  • Welcome to Carnival Sunshine. The ship is named so because of its sunny tendency and the ability to bring a smile on the faces of all who sail with it. The ship is so bright, making its IQ to top the charts.

  • When on board Carnival Sunshine, make sure you visit Jiji Asian Kitchen. You will find exotic as well as familiar dishes served in a Mongolian-inspired setting. Carnival Sunshine is sure that it’s flavors will illuminate your taste buds like the sun.

  • Carnival Sunshine offers a range of sports and other activities to be done on board. One can play mini-golf or scale new heights on the SkyCourse! Jog, slam, scream, ping, pong. The ship has it all.

  • Looking for some solitude and silence? Want to take a break within your break? All you need to do is to visit the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. Keep quiet and you will hear a noise. It’s the sun shining.

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.)

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  • Inside

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    Cabin Types

    4S, 4K, 4J, 4G, 4F, 4E, 4D, 4C, 4B, 4A, PT, 1A, IS

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    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx.: 185 sq.ft. Features 2 twin beds (converts to a king size bed). Amenities include: TV, spacious bathroom with shower, sitting area, wall safe in closet and dressing area. Access to Cloud 9 Spa exclusive to guests booked at Spa category. Upgraded in-stateroom amenities and Cloud 9 Spa Package exclusive to guests booked in Spa Accommodations.

  • Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    6K, 6J, 6D, 6C, 6B, 6A, OV

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    Oceanview grand stateroom with twin beds that convert to a king. Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and TV. Your Scenic Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Sunshine provides the best view of the sea that lies ahead of the ship, with views unlike any on land. And you#8217;ll get more of them, too, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing plenty of looking-glass for gazing at the natural wonders of the sea and the sunrise and sunset.

  • Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    9C, 9B, 8T, 8S, 8N, 8M, 8E, 8D, 8C, 8B, 8A, BL

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    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx.: 185 sq ft.; Balcony: 75 sq ft. Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 2 closets. A great mix of economy andluxury, a cabin that affords you spectacular ocean views and tanningopportunities galore on a large private balcony. King-size bed, a sofaand chair to relax in, plus a mini-bar and refrigerator, dresser andmirror, telephone, TV and VCR, and full bath, plus soft cottonbathrobes, a hair dryer, and toiletries for your convenience.

  • Suite

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    Cabin Types

    SS, CS, GS, OS, ST

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx.: 275 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft. Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Upgraded in-stateroom amenities and Cloud 9 Spa Package exclusive to guests booked in Spa Accommodations. Only 1st and 2nd guests booked in Spa staterooms will receive the access and amenities; 3rd and 4th guests are not entitled to spa access and amenities. Suite with a large private balcony and twin beds that convert to a king. These extra-large accommodations have a separate sitting area and a private balcony. Special features include a large vanity/dressing table, refrigerator and entertainment area, VCR, whirlpool bath and walk-in closet. Exclusive Cloud 9 Spa access for guests booked at Spa category.

Deck Plans for Sunshine

Legend

  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 2 Upper Pullmans
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Double Sofa Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Double Sofa Bed and 1 Lower Pullman
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 1 Upper Pullman
  • Connecting Staterooms
  • Stateroom has 2 Porthole Windows
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 1 Single Sofa Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Single Sofa Bed and 1 Upper Pullman
  • Twin Bed and Single Sofa Bed
  • Twin Beds (do not convert to one bed)
  • Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
  • Non-Smoking accommodations

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