Carnival Triumph's Transformation To the Carnival Sunrise Well Under Weigh
With the debut of Carnival Sunrise just a few weeks away, work is well under weigh to totally transformed vessel, which will operate a diverse inaugural schedule of four- to 14-day cruises from Norfolk, Va., New York and Port Canaveral, Fla., beginning April 29, 2019.
The Carnival Triumph departed for the Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, on March 1st and work began immediately as part of a 38-day, $200 million dry dock. The Carnival Triumph will emerge as Carnival Sunrise featuring all of the line’s culinary, beverage and entertainment experiences. The transformation of Carnival Sunrise is part of the line’s comprehensive $2 billion fleetwide enhancement program, the largest in the cruise industry.
Guests sailing aboard Carnival Sunrise will enjoy a wide range of unforgettable dining and entertainment options, along with open-air attractions like a new WaterWorks aqua park and SportSquare, featuring a suspended ropes course. New dining offerings include Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse developed in tandem with Food Network star and longtime Carnival partner Guy Fieri, the Cucina del Captiano family-style Italian restaurant and the Caribbean-themed Red Frog Pub.
All of the ship’s staterooms will be updated with island-inspired interiors featuring bright colors and soothing pastels inspired by the line’s Caribbean itineraries, along with new choices such as luxurious Captain’s Suites adjacent to the navigational bridge offering floor-to-ceiling windows and extended balcony grand suites.
In addition to her internal work, it is expected that the Carnival Sunrise will sport the new Carnival hull art/coloring first announced for the Carnival Mardi Gras.
Carnival Sunrise for her inaugural voyage – a seven-day Caribbean cruise from Norfolk, Va., departing April 29. The ship will spend the summer in New York operating cruises to Bermuda, Canada and the Caribbean then reposition to Fort Lauderdale for a winter season of Caribbean and Bahamian voyages beginning in October 2019.