Carnival Triumph has completed her final cruise before being transformed into Carnival Sunrise during a two-month dry dock in Spain. We’ve got some exclusive photos of the ship in New Orleans and during her final cruise from onboard.
Farewell to Carnival Triumph
No more will the Carnival Triumph be seen sailing at sea as the cruise ship has completed its final voyage under that name. The ship arrived at New Orleans this morning as scheduled for the last time, a moment to remember not just for the guest but the crew members too.
The final voyage was a four-night western Caribbean itinerary with just one call at Cozumel, Mexico.
For several cruises, work has already started on renovating staterooms and some cabin decks have already been completed upgraded with new modern fixtures such flat TVs, new carpets, new bedding, new decor, new bathrooms and even new USB ports next to the beds. It has been a huge undertaking which is just getting started!
When Carnival Triumph docked at its homeport this morning hundreds of crew members signed off to be transferred to other Carnival ships or begin their vacations back in their home countries. During the final cruise, the crew also had a special photo taken on the lido deck, memories for sure:
The guest had an extra special Mardi Gras party in the main atrium, sure looked liked everyone had a great time:
Now the reel grind begins and the entire ship is now a construction site with entire lounges and public spaces already being ripped apart to make way for the new.
The ship will depart the Port of New Orleans later this evening for Fort Lauderdale where no doubt workers and supplies will join the ship just before she departs and crosses the Atlantic.
Carnival Triumph will enter dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, the place where the real work will be done with hundreds of workers outfitting all the new features and enhancements. Nothing will be untouched with maintenance and technical work also being done. The ship will be completed at the end of April with the new name of Carnival Sunrise.
The transformation in Cadiz is costing the cruise line $200 million and it will be the largest dry dock Carnival has done since Carnival Destiny was transformed into Carnival Sunshine in 2013.
Once complete, Carnival Sunrise will sail back across the Atlantic to begin a new service sailing four-day to five-day itineraries from Norfolk, Virginia on the U.S. east coast.
Find below our full coverage so far about the ship being upgraded including what’s being added and some of the newly refurbished cabins: