Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Carnival Sunshine to Offer Unique Sailings in 2016 & 2017

Carnival Cruise Line is adding to its recently announced series of unique sailings with the announcement that Carnival Sunshine, the first ship to feature all of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 dining, bar and entertainment enhancements, will also offer a unique schedule from New York in 2016 that encompasses twenty voyages departing between June and October 2016. This marks the first time that a Fun Ship 2.0-equipped ship will offer such a diverse itinerary schedule from the Big Apple with options ranging from value-packed 2-day cruises to 10-day Caribbean voyages.

In addition, Carnival Sunshine will offer a series of sailings from Charleston, SC, and Norfolk, VA, in summer and fall 2016, providing new cruise choices in these markets. Following these departures from New York, Charleston, and Norfolk, Carnival Sunshine will return to its current homeport of Port Canaveral, FL, to offer a schedule of 5- to 8-day Caribbean voyages from the Space Coast beginning in November 2016. Guests sailing on these voyages can experience all that Carnival Sunshine has to offer, including a three-deck-high Serenity adults-only retreat with its own pool and waterfall. The ship also features one-of-a-kind dining experiences like JiJi Asian Kitchen, a massive WaterWorks aqua park featuring the longest slide in the fleet, a SportSquare outdoor recreation area with a suspended ropes course, and innovative bar concepts like Havana Bar, all of which were added during a groundbreaking $155 million makeover.

Carnival Sunshine has an extraordinary array of guest features and facilities and will provide consumers and our valued travel agent partners with a wide range of itinerary choices from these highly attractive East Coast homeports,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president.

Carnival Sunshine’s 2016 schedule includes:
New York
• 2-day cruises departing June 18 and Oct. 8, 2016
• 4-day cruises to Saint John departing June 30 and July 28, 2016
• 5-day sailings to Saint John and Halifax departing June 20 and 25 and Oct. 10, 2016
• 7-day Canada/New England cruises to Boston, Portland, Saint John, and Halifax departing Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24 and Oct. 15, 2016
• 7-day Bermuda cruise featuring a three-day stay in King’s Wharf departing Oct. 1
• 8-day Exotic eastern Caribbean voyages to San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk departing July 4 and 20 & Aug. 17, 2016
• 8-day Exotic eastern Caribbean voyages to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Nassau or Amber Cove (Dominican Republic) departing July 12 and Aug. 1 & 9, 2016
• 9-day Carnival Journeys voyage departing Aug. 25 and featuring San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk

• Two-day cruise departing Nov. 11, 2016
• Four-day voyage to Nassau departing May 26, 2016
• Five-day Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Freeport departing May 21 & Nov. 6, 2016
• 10-day Carnival Journeys cruise departing May 30, 2016, featuring St. Thomas, Antigua, Martinique, St. Kitts, and San Juan

• 2-day cruises departing June 10 and Oct. 28
• 5-day voyage to Nassau and Freeport June 12
• 5-day Bermuda cruise overnighting in King’s Wharf Oct. 23
• 6-day Bahamas cruise to Nassau, the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay, and Freeport departing Oct. 30

Port Canaveral
• 5-day cruises to Freeport, Nassau and Half Moon Cay departing Nov. 14, 2016, Jan. 8, Feb. 19 and April 2 & 23, 2017
• 5-day cruises to Amber Cove and Grand Turk departing Dec. 26, 2016, Jan. 19 and March 12, 2017
• 7-day eastern Caribbean sailings to Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk departing Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 2016
• 7-day western Caribbean cruise to Costa Maya, Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel departing Nov. 26, 2016
• Eight-day southern Caribbean cruises visiting Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk departing Dec. 31, 2016, Jan. 21, March 4 and 25, and April 28, 2017
• 8-day southern Caribbean voyages to Aruba, Bonaire and Grand Turk departing Dec. 10, 2016, Feb. 3 and April 15, 2017
• 8-day eastern Caribbean cruises to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten departing Dec. 18, 2016, Jan. 13, Feb. 11 and 24, March 17 and April 7, 2017
• 9-day Carnival Journeys voyage visiting St. Kitts, Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Maarten departing April 29, 2016
In 2015, Carnival Splendor will operate a series of 4- to 8-day voyages from New York to the Caribbean, New England, and eastern Canada and 2- to 7-day departures from Norfolk to The Bahamas and Bermuda. Carnival Sunshine replaces Carnival Splendor on the line’s departures from New York and Norfolk in 2016. Additional information on the future homeport of Carnival Splendor will be provided in the near future.

Image Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines


Tirun Travel Marketing said...

A cruise is all about taking a relaxed vacation and doing things at your own pace.

Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

Yes it is!