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Formerly known as Carnival Destiny, this ship was transformed into the Carnival Sunshine in 2013. The 3,002-passenger Sunshine was the first in the fleet to receive "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades. It offers several dining venues and bars, such as Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, RedFrog Pub and the Skybox Sports Bar. It was last refurbished in October 2018.
Lodging is available in Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite categories. Though Interior and Ocean View cabins are on the smaller end (185 to 280 square feet), they are the most affordable options. Meanwhile, Balcony and Suite cabins provide ample space and verandas. All rooms offer flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service.
While at sea, adults can unwind with treatments at the Cloud 9 Spa or the adults-only Serenity Retreat. Families looking to bond can enjoy the mini-golf course or the onboard waterpark. In the evenings, cruisers can laugh it up at the Punchliner Comedy Club or participate on the Lip Sync Battle stage.
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