Carnival Sunshine Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections



The Carnival Sunshine sails various itineraries from various ports including: Charleston, Port Canaveral and New York. Itineraries include: Bahamas, Caribbean, and New England/Canada.  Please visit Carnival's website for a complete list of cruises offered on the Carnival Sunshine.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2008 Rating 94 (Oct)
2009 Rating 97 (Apr)
2009 Rating 95 (Nov)
2010 Rating 97 (Apr)             2011 Rating 99 (Nov)
2012 Rating 96 (Oct)
2014 Rating 94 (Oct)
2015 Rating 100 (Apr)
2016 Rating 93 (Mar)
2016 Rating 100 (Dec)
2019 Rating 97 (Aug)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Deck Plan

Serenity Deck

Serenity Adults only Lounge

Deck 12

Serenity Adults only lounge, Cloud 9 Spa Suites and Balconies

Serenity & SportsSquare Deck

SportsSquare area, Sky Track, Serenity Adults only lounge and Pool, Cloud 9 Spa Suites and Balconies

Spa & WaterWorks Deck

Waterworks, Slides, Club O2, Circle "C", Camp Carnival, SeaSide Theater, Fitness Center, Cloud 9 Spa, Thermal Suites, Cloud 9 Passenger Staterooms

Lido Deck

Havana Bar, Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, Cucina del Capitano, Pizzeria del Capitano, Lido Marketplace, Beach Pool, BlueIguana Cantina & Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, Guy's Burger Joint, Passenger staterooms

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Deck 7

Passenger staterooms

Deck 6

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck

Alchemy Bar, Ocean Plaza, EA Sports Bar, Cherry on Top, the Fun Shops, Red Frog Pub, Photo Gallery, Liquid Lounge, Ocean Plaza, Fun Hub, Shake Spot, JavaBlue Café, Sunshine Casino

Mezzanine Deck

Sunshine Dining Room, Limelight Lounge, Bonsai Sushi, Farenheight 555 Steakhouse, Piano Bar 88, the Library Bar,  Liquid Lounge

Lobby Deck

Sunshine Dining Room, Main Atrium, Passenger Staterooms

Deck 2

Passenger staterooms

Deck 1

Passenger staterooms

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Kid's Areas

Kids Areas

Camp Ocean

Carnival unveiled an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program in 2014.  The expanded program for children ages 2-11 highlights the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

Camp Ocean, will welcome youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and friendly, experienced staff. Three age-related categories each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 are dubbed “Penguins,” with those ages 6-8 called “Sting Rays” while 9-11 year olds are “Sharks.”

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks.

Camp Ocean (ages 2-11)

Camp Ocean features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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Carnival Sunshine

Destiny No More

Formerly the Carnival Destiny, the Carnival Sunshine has been completely refurbished and rechristened. The 45 day, $155 million refit incorporated all of the line's Fun Ship 2.0 features, along with the addition of: 182 new cabins; three-level Serenity adults-only retreat; full-service Mongolian wok restaurant; new tropical-themed Havana Bar and more.

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Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Dining Venues
Deck Plan Kid's Stuff
Smoking Policy Carnival Smoking Areas (PDF)


Ship Class: Destiny

Launched: 1996

Re-launched as the Carnival Sunshine (March 2013)

Refurbished: March 2013

GRT: 101,000

Length: 892 ft.

Draft: 27 ft.

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 3,002


Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom. The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 195 sq. ft.
Outside 220 sq. ft.
Suite 210 sq. ft. and veranda


All staterooms offer the following:

Television, Comfort linens, towels and bathrobes, Full bathroom with shower, 24-hours stateroom service, Ample closet and drawer space.


Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper pullman or sofa bed. Cloud 9 Spa Interior rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom. Deluxe staterooms are perfect for families with space to fit up to five cruisers, a full bathroom and separate wash area. Unique Scenic ocean view rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize views of sunrises and sunsets at sea. Cloud 9 Spa Ocean view rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.


Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Cove Balconies are close to the waterline with a close-up view of the ship's wake as it cruises along the open sea. Extended balconies have extra room for relaxing. The Premium Vista Balcony rooms wrap around the aft portion of the ship for maximum sea views. Cloud 9 Spa Balcony rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.


All suites come with VIP check-in and extra features like walk-in closets and balcony views.

The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity. Cloud 9 Spa Suites rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

The Sunshine main dining rooms were refurbished with new carpeting, upholstery, and other cosmetic enhancements. Offering Your Time Dining provides guests the option of open seating between 5:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. nightly and fixed seating.

Lido Marketplace

Indoor and outdoor casual dining. Food options include a New York style deli, Indian Tandoor oven, Mongolian Wok, Italian Pasta Bar, and more.

Cucina del Capitano ($)

A family-style Italian restaurant that brings the heritage of Carnival’s captains to the table, along with a casual two-level poolside eatery, and a classic American-style steakhouse. Complimentary pasta bar at lunch time but full-service dinner is an extra charge.

Mongolian Wok

Create your own version of Asian cuisine with the chefs preparing your dish in Mongolian Woks right in front of you.

Ji Ji Asian Kitchen ($)

Located on the Lido Deck, Ji Ji Asian Kitchen creates your Asian favorites from stir-fry to exotic delights for dinner. Lunch is complimentary, but dinner is for a fee.

Guy's Burger Joint

Poolside spot for hot burgers, hand-cut fries, more. Choose one of Guy's creations or create your ideal burger.

Bluelguana Cantina

Onboard Mexican featuring freshly-made tacos and burritos. Homemade tortillas and chips and a salsa bar with choices from mild to hot are always ready to go.

Pizzeria del Capitano

Pick up hot pizza made with your choice of toppings and fresh mozzarella.

Bonsai Sushi ($)

Full-service sushi restaurant offering a wide variety of Asian-inspired delicacies and serving soups, sakes, and desserts. Prices range from $1 for appetizer portions to $15 for a sushi ship for two. Located on Mezzanine Deck.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse ($)

Gourmet steakhouse with seafood, entrees, gourmet appetizers, and an extensive wine list and dessert options are even available. $35 per person surcharge applies.

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Shake Spot

Only on the Carnival Sunshine, the Shake Spot serves hand-crafted milkshakes and floats.

Chef's Table ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 per person surcharge applies.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

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Notable Rooms

Liquid Lounge

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions. Particpate in Hasbro, the Game Show, and other entertaining games and trivia. as the hour grows late, the Liquid Lounge transforms into a nightclub. And sit on the edge of your seat while experiencing action-packed, feature-length 3D movies!

Limelight Lounge

This cabaret-style lounge offers activities during the day and karaoke music and comedy in the evenings, featuring the Punchliner Comedy Club.  Five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night. The two early-evening shows offer fun for the whole family while the later performances will feature adult-oriented comedy. Located on Mezzanine deck.

Piano Bar 88

A swanky, jazzy bar setting where singing along is encouraged.

Cloud 9 Spa

Full-service, two-deck spa and fitness center offering acupuncture, massages, body wraps, facials, tooth whitening men's services, steam rooms and more. A thalassotherapy pool is available on board.

Library Bar

A venue with books, games, and featuring self-serve wine dispensers.

Fun Hub

Available on any guests’ Internet-connected laptop or at dozens of convenient locations throughout the ship is the Fun Hub, a social network and comprehensive shipboard intranet portal that provides access to a variety of information on Carnival Breeze’s services, facilities and daily activities. Carnival Breeze also offers bow-to-stern Wi-Fi and cell phone service.

Alchemy Bar

A vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” that’s the go-to spot for guests seeking a unique experience with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or guests’ own custom-created cocktails. Bar menu


Interactive sports bar where patrons can view live action, play video games and get the latest scores on the 24/7 ticker while kicking back with their favorite brew and bar snacks.

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Outdoor Venues


From the 300-gallon dump bucket to stationary water toys, Carnival Breeze's WaterWorks is just the thing to get even the most experienced cruiser wet behind the ears again. Ride the Twister Waterslide, one of the fastest slides anywhere.


Navigate the sky course, a ropes course 150 ft. above the ocean. Here you can find foosball, ping-pong, and table tennis. Play a game of basketball or challenge the family to a round of giant chess. Get your heart pumping on the jogging track or relax with a round of mini golf.

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night. Panorama deck.

Serenity Retreat

The Adults-only Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, and great sea views. The retreat is the Carnival fleet's largest Serenity area spanning three decks and includes a waterfall.

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