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Carnival Sunshine

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About Carnival Sunshine

Learn about the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship – its unique offerings, amenities, accommodations, staterooms, cabin information, and details of luxurious suites, decks, dining, specialty dining, public venues, entertainment, health and fitness facilities, activities for kids and teens, sports and enrichment programs for all family members, pictures and videos.

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With its amazing onboard experience, Carnival Sunshine (formerly Carnival Destiny) is a shiny new gem in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. A major makeover in 2013 gave this ship a new name and new amenities for all ages. Carnival Sunshine has it all – from an aqua park for adrenaline junkies to a peaceful adult-only retreat. 

Guests can choose from a variety of dining options on board, from casual eats like Guy’s Burger Joint to upscale dining like the Italian Cucina del Capitano. Carnival Sunshine has top-of-the-line entertainment, including an interactive Hasbro game show. Staterooms on the ship are comfortable and stylish – the perfect place to rest your head after a day of activity. Between the carnival sun and the real sun, fun at sea is guaranteed.

There’s a party like no other and a peaceful retreat – all in one ship. Whether you’re looking for a family adventure or a break from it all. 

In 2013, a multi-million dollar makeover of the 102,853-ton, 3,006-passenger Carnival Sunshine transformed the ship, which now features all the new features and Fun Ship 2.0 innovations. This ship has something for everyone, so bring your family along on the cruise of your dreams. 

Four pools (one with a retractable roof), seven hot tubs to melt you away, and a three-deck, 214-foot twister waterslide with a drenching bucket at the end. This is a family’s dream hotel. From the Lido Deck’s tiered decks, you can watch the latest movies on a giant outdoor video screen, get a spa treatment, and work out on the many machines in the fitness center. Over 20 bars and lounges line the Promenade Deck – a wine bar, sports bar, piano bar, and even a cigar lounge where you can enjoy a cigar with your favorite cocktail. 

The three-deck-high adult-only area has plush chaise lounges and chairs, a pool, a whirlpool, and a waterfall. There is a huge 1,300 square foot indoor/outdoor kid's play area with its pool so your kids can play while you relax in this oasis. The video arcade is a hot spot, and teens have a club with a dance floor and soft drinks. A ropes course, mini-golf, basketball court, pool tables, foosball, jogging track, and more are all located in the ship’s outdoor recreation area. 

On Carnival Sunshine, you’ll find two main dining rooms with plenty of options and ocean views through the big windows. If you have a refined palate that demands variety and quality, you won’t be let down. From handcrafted burgers and fries at the poolside spot to Asian and deli-style fare at the two-deck buffet, casual spots have it all. Italian, Mexican, sushi, a café with many coffee options, pizza and soft-serve yogurt 24/7, and handcrafted milkshakes for kids and adults. 

Carnival Sunshine has room to spare, with most outside cabins having balconies and sitting areas. The mattresses on this ship are super comfortable. Spa staterooms and spa amenities have private spa access. TVs are in every stateroom, and room service is 24/7. Nightly entertainment includes comedy clubs, discos, piano bars, theaters, and production shows. The casino offers roulette, blackjack, slots, and more. With Carnival Sunshine, you can cruise the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and other destinations.

  • Size:Super
  • Style:Resort
  • Type:Ocean
  • Year of launch:1996
  • Year of last refit:2013
  • Gross tonnage:102853t
  • Length:271.88m
  • Width:38.1m
  • Speed:21kts
  • Decks:14
  • Language:English
  • Currency:US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers:3002
  • No. of crew:1040
  • No. of cabins:1501
  • -wheelchair access:32

It is customary for guests to tip crew members for their diligence and good service. Her 100% of the tip goes to the crew she interacts with. For example, flight attendants, restaurant and catering staff, and others who work behind the scenes to improve the overall cruise experience. Collecting this fee automatically streamlines the recognition process and ensures that our crew can participate in your generous contribution.

We've put together some recommended guidelines to help you plan.

  • Standard Staterooms: $13.99 USD per person, per day *
  • Suite Staterooms: $15.99 USD per person, per day *

*Applies to all cruises departing May 1, 2022 or later, we are adjusting our recommended onboard gratuity policy as follows:

  • Standard Staterooms: $14.50 USD per person, per day
  • Suite Staterooms: $16.50 USD per person, per day

This daily tip can be paid in two different ways.


Tips can be added at the time of booking or at any time up to the departure date. Guests who book directly with Carnival can add a prepaid tip at Guests who have booked through a travel agency can contact their travel agency to add a prepaid gratuity to their booking. Prepaid gratuities will be reflected in the "Other Charges" field on booking confirmations and guest electronic documents.

Sail & Sign®

If the guest has not prepaid a tip, the recommended amount per person will be transferred to the Sail & Sign account on the penultimate day of the cruise. If a guest is unsatisfied with the service they receive, please contact the Guest Services Desk on board. This allows us to respond to your concerns in a timely and appropriate manner. At the guest's discretion, the tip may be adjusted after being credited to the guest's account on board. Any gratuity posted to a guest's Sail & Sign account will be final upon guest disembarkation and will not be changed after the cruise.

Additional Information

  • Tips are collected from all guests except children under 2 years old.
  • A gratuity applies regardless of the meal option selected. For example, when dining in a casual restaurant or dining outdoors.
  • An 18% service charge will be added to your bill for any beverage purchases.
  • An 18% service charge will be added to the cover charge for the Chef’s Table and Bonsai Teppanyaki as well as the nominal à la carte fee at Bonsai Sushi, Emeril’s Bistro 1396, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse and Seafood Shack; additional gratuities can be added at the guest's discretion.
  • You can tip room service staff for their service.

We would like to thank you for your great review of our onboard team. Our crew works hard to ensure you have a great vacation and we are proud to be part of the best team in the cruise industry.


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