Carnival Sunshine Begins Year Round Cruises From Port Canaveral

Carnival Sunshine

Carnivals newly upgraded ship the Carnival Sunshine has re-positioned to Port Canaveral where it will begin year round cruises.

Before the ship starts its year round cruises it will be doing a special inaugural 2 day cruise to the Bahamas to give to people of Port Canaveral a taste of whats to come from the Carnival ship.

On  April 19th Carnival Sunshine will begin it;s new regular service doing 5 to 8 day cruises. The ship will sail to popular destination in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida. There will be three different itineraries which carnival has released below:

Carnival Sunshine will operate three different five-day eastern Caribbean sailings departing Sundays and featuring calls at Key West, Nassau, and Freeport; Nassau and Grand Turk; or Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Freeport.

Port-intensive seven-day cruises depart Saturdays to the eastern Caribbean and call at Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk, while week-long western Caribbean trips depart Saturdays and call at Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan); and Costa Maya.

Two different eight-day eastern Caribbean cruises depart Fridays or Saturdays, and call at Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten; or Grand Turk, St. Thomas, Tortola and St. Maarten. Eight-day southern Caribbean sailings depart Fridays or Saturdays and include Curaçao, Aruba and Grand Turk.

[quote_box_center]“Not only does Carnival Sunshine bring all of our Fun Ship 2.0 innovations to the Space Coast, it offers a lineup of cruises featuring the greatest diversity of destinations and cruise lengths ever offered from Port Canaveral,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival’s president and CEO.  “Central Florida is one of our fastest-growing markets and our continued growth at Port Canaveral would not be possible without the tremendous support from the Canaveral Port Authority, numerous community leaders and many highly valued travel agent partners,” he added.[/quote_box_center]

[quote_box_center]“Port Canaveral is proud to homeport the latest innovative ship from Carnival Cruise Lines and we look forward to the continuation of this long-time successful partnership,” said Port Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh. “Carnival Sunshine will provide our community with expanded business opportunities and more vacation choices for both our residents and visitors.”[/quote_box_center]

Carnival Sunshine was the first ship in the fleet to get all the FUN 2.0 upgrades including the Red Frog Rum Bar and a three deck Adults only serenity area. The upgrade cost $155 Million which is the largest ever drydock for Carnival Cruise Lines.