Carnival Cruise Line recently announced a MAJOR dry dock makeover for Carnival Triumph, leading to renaming it as Carnival Sunrise.
Carnival Cruise Line revealed plans for a nearly $200 million bow-to-stern makeover for Carnival Triumph in the Spring of 2019 that will include renaming the ship to reflect its significant transformation. The ship will join Carnival’s Sunshine class and will be named Carnival Sunrise after a two-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, Spain starting March 1st.
The dry dock makeover will add all of Carnival’s wildly popular branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations, as well as update all staterooms. Carnival Sunrise will re-enter service with a series of 5 and 7 day sailings from Norfolk beginning April 29, 2019, a summer schedule of 4 to 14 day departures from New York commencing May 23, 2019, then move to Fort Lauderdale in October 2019.
All of the ship’s staterooms will be updated to offer island-inspired interiors with bright colors and soothing pastels inspired by the line’s Caribbean itineraries.
Other new features will include:
- New Restaurants: Cucina del Capitano, Java Blue Café, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Bonsai Express. The Chef’s Table, Cherry on Top Candy Store, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse
- Lido Marketplace: A casual poolside eatery boasting favorites like Seafood Shack; The Deli; Pizzeria del Capitano, and an expanded Swirls venue with complimentary ice cream and frozen yogurt.
- New Bars: Red Frog Pub, Piano Bar 88, Limelight Lounge, SportSquare & Water Works
- Ship enhancements: Serenity Adult Only Retreat, Modern, Spacious Facilities for Kids and Teens & the Warehouse Arcade.
“These new dining spaces and features complement many of Carnival’s signature food and beverage outlets that were added during previous renovations,” Gus Antorcha, Carnival’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.
The 2,758-passenger ship will also add four new suites — two 850-square-foot Captain’s Suites and two 320-square-foot Grand Ocean View Suites — in addition to updating all of its staterooms. The spacious Captain’s Suite can fit up to five people and is twice the size of the next-largest suite on the Triumph. The room’s location next to the bridge means passengers share their view with the ship’s captain.
Source: Carnival Independent Agent Team Newsletter & a Miami Herald online article by D. Jackson dated 7/30/18