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Carnival Sunshine

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After an extensive refurbishment, the ship once known as Carnival Destiny has been reborn as Carnival Sunshine. Seeking to provide her 3,000 guests with the holiday of a lifetime, Carnival Sunshine is equipped with all kinds of great facilities and features to ensure that everyone onboard has as much fun as they possibly can during their stay.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 15/11/1995
Tonnage 103000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 34
Number Of Decks 12
Number Of Elevators 10
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 22
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 3753
Crew 1150
Refurbished 2018

Ship Facilities


There are a number of included and speciality restaurants onboard, so no matter what you fancy on any given night, there will be a cuisine and an atmosphere to suit.

  • BlueIguana Cantina - for flavoursome and moreish Mexican food.
  • Guy's Burger Joint - one for all the family, find succulent burgers served in a fun and casual setting.
  • Pizzeria del Capitano - pizza-fiends will adore this friendly pizza place, where you can pick up a slice or two at any time of day.
  • Main Dining Room - choose from some wonderful dishes to please all palates, from the a la carte 3-course menu.
  • Lido Restaurant - even the choosiest of diners are sure to find something they love at this casual buffet venue.
  • Room Service - available 24 hours a day for those occasions when you don't feel like dressing up and going out.
  • Swirls - cool down and refuel with tasty frozen yoghurt and soft-serve ice-cream available anytime.

If you'll be celebrating a special occasion during your cruise holiday, consider making a reservation at one of the fantastic speciality restaurants.

    Cucina del Capitano - enjoy some exquisite Italian food served family-style in this welcoming and authentic restaurant.
  • JiJi Asian Kitchen - the very best pan-Asian cuisine is served at this stylish and contemporary dining venue.
  • Steakhouse - meat-eaters will delight in the succulent cuts available at the steakhouse, served with delicious sides and wines.
  • Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast - one for the little ones, this Dr Seuss-themed breakfast serves fun and curious dishes in an exciting setting.
  • Bonsai Sushi - dine on some traditional Japanese cuisine, which is freshly prepared using the finest ingredients.
  • The Chef's Table - go behind the scenes to watch skilled chefs prepare a range of elegant dishes, which will then be served to you with perfect wine pairings.


No matter your personality and tastes, it's possible to experience the perfect evening onboard. Whether this means simply chatting with new friends with a drink in hand in one of the atmospheric bars, or sitting back and being entertained by skilled performers for a few hours, you'll certainly find an ideal venue.

The bars onboard each have their own unique feel, from the relaxed beach-vibes at the Havana Bar, to the tropical RedFrog Rum Bar with its chilled out live music. Other choices include the Alchemy Bar where skilled mixologists create some incredible cocktails, The RedFrog Pub with its friendly, homely setting, the vibrant BlueIguana Tequila Bar for tasty cocktails and refreshing beer, and The Piano Bar, where you can relax and chat with some understated background music. If you’re looking for something a little livelier, head to the onboard nightclub for an evening full of dancing and socialising. There are also regular Mega Deck Parties, which act as a brilliant way for guests to meet each other and have some good fun together.

When it comes to professional entertainment, guests have access to some fantastic performances. The skilled folks at Playlist Productions will whisk you away with their theatrical performances, or you can head to the Punchliner Comedy Club for an evening that will have you in stitches. You can see a recent blockbuster or classic film at the poolside Dive-In Movies, or take part in some fun interactive shows with Hasbro: The Game Show and Lip Sync Battle. There is also a casino onboard, and venues to have a go at karaoke.


Carnival understand the importance of making a cruise accessible for all the family, and Carnival Sunshine does this perfectly. Offering dedicated spaces for children from 2 years old up to 17 years old, there’s the chance for younger guests to have fun and meet others their age. There’s even a babysitting service available for an additional fee, meaning that parents could finally have the romantic meal that they’ve been talking about for years!

However, a holiday is also about bringing the family back together again and with family-friendly activities such as a cinema and arcade, as well as comfortable accommodation and flexible dining making mealtimes easier, Carnival Sunshine is the perfect ship on which to make memories together.

Things to do

Spa and fitness

The onboard gym features modern equipment including treadmills and exercise bikes, and also boasts a fabulous sea view to keep you motivated.

After an intense workout, be sure to treat your soul with some healing time spent in the onboard spa. Whether you go along to relax in the tranquil surroundings or indulge by booking a luxurious treatment, you'll certainly leave feeling refreshed and uplifted.


One of the main onboard attractions is the brilliant at-sea waterpark, Carnival Waterworks. Boasting a splash zone, pools and a fun slide, both little ones and big kids will have great fun. Another popular spot is SportSquare, where there are facilities to play basketball, mini-golf, or have a go on the SkyCourse ropes course.

However, a cruise with Carnival Sunshine isn’t just about being on the go all the time. If you’d prefer to enjoy some more leisurely activities, there’s an array of things to do. Head to the pool deck, grab a sunlounger and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun and reading a book. If the weather isn’t looking so good, inside the ship guests will find a peaceful library, cafés and shops where you can pick up a holiday souvenir.