All about the Carnival Sunshine
The Carnival Sunshine was built in 2013. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 893 ft long and 125 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.5 football fields, as wide as 2.4 tractor trailers and the same height as a 13 story building. The Sunshine was previously known as the Destiny from 1996 - 2013, but was renamed after it went through huge rennovations.
The Carnival Sunshine can hold 3,002 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Sunshine has a space ratio of 34. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.
|Passengers (double occupancy)||3,002|
|Passenger to Crew Ratio||3.3|
|Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)||34|
Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Carnival Sunshine, there will be plenty of it. You have 17 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 10 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 7 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. 59% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.
|Restaurant||Restaurant Type||Dress Code||Cost||Type of Food|
|Blue Iguana Cantina||Quick serve||Casual||Included||Mexican|
|Bonsai Sushi||Sit down||Casual||A la cart||Asian|
|Carnival Deli||Quick serve||Casual||Included||Deli|
|Cucina Del Capitano||Sit down||Cruise casual||Flat fee||Italian|
|Guy's Burger Joint||Quick serve||Casual||Included||American|
|JavaBlue Cafe||Quick serve||Casual||A la cart||Coffee|
|JiJi Asian Kitchen||Sit down||Cruise casual||Flat fee||Asian|
|Main Dining Room||Sit down||Cruise casual||Included||Main dining room|
|Pizzeria del Capitano||Quick serve||Casual||Included||Pizza|
|Seafood Shack||Quick serve||Casual||A la cart||Seafood|
|Steakhouse||Sit down||Formal||Flat fee||Steakhouse|
|The Chef's Table||Sit down||Format||Flat fee||Foodie|
There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakage, try our Drink Package Calculator.
Pools and Hot Tubs
Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Carnival Sunshine has a total of 2 pools and 3 hot tubs.
Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 1 of the hot tubs are adults only.
|- Pools - General Access||1|
|- Pools - Adults Only||1|
|- Pools - Exclusive||0|
|Total Hot Tubs||3|
|- Hot Tubs - General Access||2|
|- Hot Tubs - Adults Only||1|
|- Hot Tubs - Exclusive||0|
There are quite a few things to do on the Sunshine. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.
|Adult Only Relaxation Area||Included|
|Arcade||A la cart|
|Casino||A la cart|
|Thermal Suites||Flat fee|
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