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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

A Ray of Carnival Sunshine Photo and Video Tour

Following an impressive $155 million remodel, the former Carnival Destiny has been radically transformed into the new Carnival Sunshine and now sports all of Carnival Cruise Lines‘ Fun Ship 2.0 features. Those great concepts that once teased us are a reality as seen in the photos below.

Carnival Sunshine (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

To get a clear sense for just how extensive this remodel was check out the entire Carnival Sunshine Dry Dock video series on the cruise line’s YouTube channel here and explore the final culmination in the video embedded below…

(Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

According to Carnival Cruise Lines, new additions to the Carnival Sunshine include the following:


  1. Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, a stunning new full-service restaurant featuring an extensive menu of delicacies from the Far East, all enjoyed amidst striking Asian-inspired interiors

  2. Guy’s Burger Joint, a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries

  3. Cucina del Capitano, offering Italian favorites and new Carnival classics served family-style in an engaging atmosphere reminiscent of a cozy Italian home

  4. BlueIguana Cantina, a complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic, freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas

Ocean Plaza (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

  1. JavaBlue Café, offering lattes, cappuccinos and other caffeinated favorites, as well as “spiked” coffees made with liqueurs, and deliciously decadent confections

  2. Pizzeria del Capitano, an expansion of Cucina del Capitano offering five varieties of hand-tossed artisanal-style pizza, all available free of charge 24 hours a day

  3. Fahrenheit 555, a classic American steakhouse offering mouth-watering steaks, gourmet appetizers, entrees and dessertswith impeccable service and understated ambiance

  4. Shake Spot, the ideal “chill” spot where guests can enjoy hand-crafted milkshakes and floats, including “adult versions” of the frozen confections, available with fun toppings

Lido Marketplace (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)


  1. Carnival’s first three-deck-high Serenity adults-only retreat, offering plush chaise lounges and chairs, a whirlpool, a waterfall, a pool, and, of course, magnificent sea views

Serenity (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

Serenity (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

  1. SportSquare, an open-air recreation complex that includes a ropes course, mini-golf course, a basketball court, jogging track, ping pong, foosball and pool tables, and more

  2. WaterWorks, an expansive water park with 40 interactive water features, a gigantic drenching bucket, five different slides including the new racing-themed Speedway Splash, and a 334-foot-long Twister slide, the longest in the “Fun Ship” fleet

WaterWorks (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

WaterWorks (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

  1. Carnival’s Seaside Theatre, a 270-square-foot LED screen displaying nightly movies, concerts, sporting events and other programming


  1. RedFrog Pub, featuring the Caribbean’s best rums and beers – including Carnival’s own ThirstyFrog Red – enjoyed in a distinct British-West-Indies-meets-Key-West atmosphere

  2. BlueIguana Tequila Bar, a fun and festive outdoor watering hole offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers

BlueIguana Tequila Bar (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

  1. EA SPORTS Bar, where guests can catch live sporting events, check out scores on the real-time 24/7 sports ticker, and play the latest EA SPORTS video games

  2. Alchemy Bar, a vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients

Alchemy Bar (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

  1. RedFrog Rum Bar, a poolside adaptation of the RedFrog Pub offering the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers

RedFrog Rum Bar (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

  1. The Library Bar, a warm and cozy venue offering self-serve wine dispensers and full bar service for those seeking a more intimate spot for before- or after-dinner drinks

  2. Havana Bar, which by day serves as a gathering spot for Cuban coffee and snacks, then at night transforms into a Latin-inspired courtyard for classic Cuban cocktails, music and dancing

Havana Bar (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

Havana Bar (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)


  1. Playlist Productions, which combines captivating live performances of recognizable pop and rock songs and spectacular special effects to create enthralling music revues

  2. Hasbro, The Game Show, featuring larger-than-life adaptations of the company’s iconic and popular games and presented in the totally transformed Liquid Lounge

  3. The Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez, featuring a line-up of hilarious, laugh-out-loud comedians, part of the line’s partnership with the popular comedian, who serves as Carnival’s “curator of comedy”

Serenity (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

Serenity (Copyright © Carnival Cruise Lines)

For more information on the Carnival Sunshine, visit Carnival Cruise Lines‘ website here. Which Carnival Sunshine Fun Ship 2.0 features interest you most? Please feel free to tell us in the comments section below…


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