Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Carnival Sunshine Transformation in Progress

Over the past several decades ship builders have performed what seemed like miracles to existing cruise ships. Decks have been added to some, while others have been cut in half to receive entirely new mid-ship sections. With that in mind, it’s interesting to see the unprecedented renovation taking place aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ soon-to-be former-Carnival Destiny—the world’s largest cruise ship when she was launched in 1996. When the work is done, the resulting vessel will emerge from the 49-day, $155 million dry dock as a like-new cruise ship with a brand new name—Carnival Sunshine.

Hundreds of Carnival employees and contractors are hard at work transforming the ship from Carnival Destiny into Carnival Sunshine, which will be the first ship in the Carnival fleet to feature all of the elements of the line’s $500 million Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative. Carnival Cruise Lines is also documenting the process in a series of videos. The initial demolition of many of Carnival Destiny’s existing spaces is already underway, from removing the water slide to make way for the new WaterWorks park to reconfiguring the open decks to accommodate new poolside venues such as the RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar and Guy’s Burger Joint, as well as the stunning three-level Serenity adults-only retreat. After the initial demolition, workers will begin installing the enticing new spaces. This episode in Carnival’s ongoing video series offers an insightful behind-the-scenes look at the progress:

Video Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines

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