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Overview

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.

In 2019-20, Carnival Sunshine sails from Charleston to destinations in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda

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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.

In 2019-20, Carnival Sunshine sails from Charleston to destinations in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
1995

Pros & Cons

  • Last refurbished in October 2018

  • Recent passengers report long wait times at dinner

3.80Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.9Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Rankings

Carnival Sunshine ranks #12 out of 26 Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Carnival Sunshine offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Carnival Sunshine contains 13 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Sunshine deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 0 guests have reviewed Carnival Sunshine, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

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Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples35.7%
Families w/older children17.1%
Families w/young children9.7%
Singles/Friends9.4%
Groups8.4%
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Ship Photos

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