Having originally launched back in 1999, one of Carnival
Cruise Line’s ships, Carnival Triumph re-emerged as a brand new, state of the
art vessel twenty years later. After undergoing a huge refurbishment, she now
sails as the fantastic Carnival Sunrise.
Carnival Sunrise boasts an abundance of onboard activities,
restaurants, and entertainment – in fact perhaps more than a cruiser might actually
be able to experience in just one holiday. This means that no choosey diners
will go unhappy, no fun-seekers will be left bored, and no one who wants to
simply relax and unwind will leave the ship feeling stressed.
There are almost twenty different places to eat onboard
Carnival Sunrise, so no matter what kind of food or atmosphere you’re looking
for, there will be something to suit. Those who prefer uncomplicated comfort
food, or have families with a range of tastes, might like to dine at the main restaurant – where you can choose
three courses from an a la carte menu, or the casual Lido buffet, where you’ll find dishes from all over the world that
you can help yourself to. Room Service
could also be a good option for you as it means you don’t need to change and
leave your cabin. Available 24-hours a day, choices on the menu are all
included in your cruise fare.
Guests celebrating a special occasion, or would simply like
to get gussied up and make the most of a special evening onboard, have plenty
of wonderful eateries to choose from. Why not opt for a perfect cut in the Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, or enjoy
some exquisitely prepared Italian dishes in Cucina del Capitano? Or if you prefer Asian food choose from Bonsai Sushi for freshly made Japanese
cuisine, and Chopsticks for some
delicious Chinese. The Chef’s Table
is another popular option, as it offers some incredible culinary creations
designed by skilled chefs, and served to an intimate group of around 14 guests.
For something in between these styles of dining, there are
more options yet. Carnivores should try Guy’s
Burger Joint or Pig & Anchor BBQ
for simple but fantastic meat dishes, pizza lovers will adore Pizzeria del Capitano, find all your
favourite Mexican dishes at BlueIguana
Cantina, and New England-style eats at the Seafood Shack. Not forgetting dessert of course; head to Swirls whenever you have room for some
creamy soft-serve ice cream, at any time of day.
From intimate and atmospheric bars to full-blown theatrical productions, each night onboard could hold something completely different in store.
Bars Onboard Carnival Sunrise
Red Frog Pub
Red Frog Rum Bar
Blue Iguana Tequila Bar
Sky Box Sports Bar
While all of these venues boast friendly staff and a social atmosphere, they each carry their own ambience. From chilled Caribbean sunshine vibes at the Red Frog Rum Bar to the cosy and intimate setting at the Piano Bar, no doubt each guest will find the perfect spot to become their new ‘local’ for the next week or so.
Aside from enjoying no-pressure evenings in the bars and lounges, if you are looking for something a little more lively, why not head to the karaoke bar, the casino, or even the night club to show off your moves? There are also regular Mega Deck Parties onboard which often prove to be many cruisers’ favourite night of the holiday.
Meanwhile, for those who’d prefer to sit and be entertained by a set of truly skilled performers, there are some outstanding shows at the theatre, courtesy of resident theatre company Playlist Productions. Otherwise, there are some hilarious acts at The Punchliner Comedy Club, classic and blockbuster films screened at the Dive-In Movies, and some brilliant pop-up entertainment in the atrium of the ship. Hasbro, The Game Show is also onboard – compete with fellow cruisers in some giant versions of your favourite board games.
Carnival Sunrise caters for cruisers who are keen health and
fitness advocates. Stay fit on your cruise by making use of the fabulous
onboard gym, which not only boasts a
wide selection of state of the art equipment, but also some idyllic views out
of floor-to-ceiling windows. Alternatively, you could attend an onboard fitness class such as Yoga or Pilates,
or there’s the jogging track.
Whether you want to start your day with a morning run, or end it with a moonlit
walk, the track is accessible at any time of day.
As well as taking care of your body, be sure to look after
your mind with some undoubtedly well-deserved ‘me-time’. The Cloud 9 Spa offers a tranquil space to
relax in, as well as a menu of treatments to choose from such as massages, facials,
and even acupuncture. Additionally, skilled professionals at the Hair and Beauty Salon are on hand if
you feel like a little pampering is in order. There is also the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat; a
child-free zone where guests can escape the bustle of the rest of the ship and
When thinking about the masses of things to do onboard Carnival Sunrise, it’s possibly easiest to look at different types of cruisers. Firstly, the little ones;
What is there for kids to do onboard Carnival Sunrise?
There is so much choice for children onboard that there will certainly be no complaints of boredom. 2-11 year olds can go to Camp Ocean, where they will meet new friends and take part in fun activities such as arts and crafts, watching movies, playing games, singing, and dancing – all within groups of appropriate age ranges. Circle C is the place to go for younger cruisers who want to chill out and play a few games and listen to music, and there is also a (chargeable) babysitting service onboard – Night Owls – which can be a blessing for parents wanting to get away for the evening.
Carnival Cruise Line has paired with the guys at Dr Seuss, to bring the little ones Dr Seuss at Sea. This entails a variety of fun activities and opportunities such as the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, where you’ll dine on themed food in bright and colourful surroundings, the Seuss-a-palooza Story Time, and the Seuss-a-palooza Parade, in which you can see all your favourite characters.
Fun and active things to do onboard Carnival Sunrise
Both big and little kids will love the different exhilarating activities that can be found onboard. Play a round or two on the mini-golf course, test your skills on the basketball court, or why not give your all to the SkyCourse ropes course? Then, of course, there are the swimming pools, which are great for doing a few lengths or simply just splashing around. Plus we mustn’t forget Carnival Waterworks – the onboard waterpark. This fun zone even boasts a thrilling twisting waterslide that cruisers can zoom down.
What indoor activities are there to do on Carnival Sunrise?
It’s no secret that the weather might not be favourable on every day of your cruise, and if this is the case, it’s nice to know that there are still plenty of activities for all kinds of guests to enjoy indoors. You can take part in Bingo and other games such as CLUE: The Murder Mystery, get competitive in the Video Arcade, and those interested in art can view some great pieces at the exhibition, attend seminars, auctions, and quizzes. Anyone looking for a little retail therapy will love the array of different shopping opportunities onboard. There are boutiques selling everything from luxury jewellery and watches to duty-free liquor and fragrance. Cherry on Top is the ship’s delightful sweet shop, and there is also a Build-a-Bear Workshop for the little ones.