Carnival Sunshine (SH) Fact Sheet

Published 03/12/2015 06:32 PM   |    Updated 07/14/2016 03:25 PM

Carnival Sunshine
Shipyard: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, Italy
Inaugural cruise: May 5, 2013
Naming Ceremony: November 17, 2013
Godmother: Lin Arison, philanthropist, accomplished author and the wife of the late Ted Arison, founder of Carnival Cruise Lines.
Country of registry: Bahamas
Cost: $155 million transformation and makeover
Cruising speed: 21 knots

Formerly Carnival Destiny
Shipyard: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, Italy
Inaugural cruise: November 24, 1996
Godmother: Lin Arison, wife of Carnival's Chairman Emeritus, Ted Arison.
Cost: $400 million


Size/Capacity

  • Gross tonnage: 102,853
  • Length: 892 feet
  • Beam: 116 feet; 125 feet at pool deck
  • Maximum draft: 27 feet
  • Full guest occupancy: 3758
  • Normal occupancy (based on 2 per cabin): 3002
  • Passenger decks: 14

Crew

  • Total officers and crew: 1150
  • Officers: Italian
  • Hotel and cruise staff: International

Accommodations

  • 2 balcony Captain Suites
  • 8 balcony Grand Suites
  • 45 balcony Ocean Suites
  • 508 balcony staterooms
  • 308 oceanview window staterooms
  • 6 oceanview porthole staterooms
  • 28 oceanview obstructed window staterooms (obstructed bylifeboats/equipment and/or outdoor walkways)
  • 586 interior staterooms
  • 10 oceanview and interior upper/lower and twin/sofabed staterooms
  • 1501 total guest staterooms (13 fully accessible/19 modified forwheelchair users)

All staterooms feature: flat-screen TV, telephone, 110 AC power outlet, individual climate control, Carnival Comfort Bed Collection, hair dryer, safe and mini fridge (suites and staterooms on decks 3/5/10/11/12 and select staterooms on deck 9)


Life Saving Equipment
Grand Total Life Saving Capacity:  5345

  • 18 Life Boats (occupancy each: 150 / total occupancy: 3900)
  • 4 Life Boats (occupancy each: 300)
  • 2 Rescue / Tender Boats (occupancy each: 60 / total occupancy: 120)
  • 16 Launchable Life Rafts (occupancy each: 35 / total occupancy: 560)
  • 5 Marine Evacuation Systems-Rafts (occupancy each: 153 / total occupancy: 765)


Maintenance Schedule

Dry Dock: 3/29/98-4/12/98
Dry Dock: 12/05/99-12/12/99
Dry Dock: 9/04/00-9/16/00
Dry Dock: 9/08/02-9/28/02
Dry Dock: 9/11/05-10/02/05
Dry Dock: 9/07/08-9/20/08
Carnival Destiny transformation to Carnival Sunshine: 2/22/13-5/05/13
Dry Dock: 5/08/16-5/21/16 


Ship Refurbishments and Renovations

Completed during dry dock: 5/0816-5/21/16

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work and reupholstering in public areas
  • Sports bar re-branded as Skybox Sports Bar 


Carnival Sunshine Transformation (from Carnival Destiny) – Completed 5/05/13

  • Addition of 182 staterooms
  • Ji Ji Asian Kitchen
  • Guy’s Burger Joint
  • Cucina del Capitano
  • BlueIguana Cantina
  • JavaBlue Café
  • Pizzeria del Capitano
  • Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse
  • Shake Spot
  • Serenity adults-only retreat
  • SportSquare
  • WaterWorks
  • Carnival Seaside Theater
  • RedFrog Pub
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar
  • EA SPORTS Bar
  • Alchemy Bar
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • The Library Bar
  • Havana Bar


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