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Carnival Sunrise Makes Inaugural Call

The Carnival cruise ship has made an inaugural call at the Eastern Caribbean cruise port of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. A traditional ceremony was held onboard the vessel where a traditional maritime plague was handed over to mark the historic occasion.

The event was held in the Limelight Lounge and in attendance was Captain Isidoro Renda along with several others from the ship and the island.

Carnival Sunrise Inaugural Call
Photo: Carnival Cruise Line

It truly has been exciting for the Carnival Sunrise recently ever since it’s huge $200 million transformation from the Carnival Triumph which took place in Cadiz, Spain. The ship received new features and enhancements and started a new service sailing out of Norfolk, Virginia in April 2019.

In May Carnival Sunrise celebrated its naming ceremony which took place in New York City at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. The godmother Kelly Arison who is the daughter to Carnival Corp Chairman Micky Arison and Madelene Arison named the vessel which included a four-foot high confetti-filled bottle.

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The vessel visits Tortola during 8-day cruises from its current homeport of New York. The ship offers a range of itineraries from the Big Apple and will reposition down south to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in October 2019. Carnival Sunrise will sail cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas and will main to do so until repositioning back up to New York in Spring 2020.

Carnival Sunrise has a gross tonnage of 101,509 and a guest capacity of 2,984 at double occupancy along with 1,108 officers and crew.

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