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  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-BlueIguana-Cantina-taco - Head to the BlueIguana Cantina aboard your Carnival cruise for tacos and fresh Mexican cuisine in a casual atmosphere.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-BlueIguana-Cantina-tacos - In the mood for Mexican fare? Head to the BlueIguana Cantina aboard your Carnival cruise for tacos and fresh Mexican cuisine.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Guys-Burger-Joint - Guy’s Burger Joint is the ultimate poolside venue on board Carnival for hot burgers and hand-cut fries.
  • Carnival-dining-Guys-Burger-Joint-Chilius-Maximus - The Chilius Maximus burger served at Guy's Burger Joint on Carnival Cruise Lines.
  • Carnival-dining-Guys-Burger-Joint-Straight-Up-Burger - The traditional Straight Up burger of Guy's Burger Joint available aboard a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table - A dessert sampler plate at Chef's Table aboard a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-2 - Enjoy an exquisite dining experience at Chefs Table for $75 per person.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-cooks - Revel in a multicourse dinner prepared by the master chefs of Chef's Table during your Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-lobster-tail - A lobster tail entrée prepared at Chefs Table during a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Triumph-South-Beach-Club - The South Beach Lido Restaurant aboard Carnival Sunrise takes its cues from the swank Miami neighborhood for which it's named.
  • Carnival-Triumph-London-Dining-Room - The London Dining Room, one of the two main dining rooms aboard Carnival Sunrise.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Rome-Lounge - Carnival Sunrise's Rome Lounge is the setting for professional shows and performances.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Capitol-Atrium - Carnival Sunshine's Capitol Atrium shows off its opulent decor.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Capitol-Bar - Guests revel in Carnival Sunrise's lively vibe at the Capitol Bar.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Club-Rio - The exotically themed Club Rio is located toward the rear of Carnival Sunrise.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Olympic-Sports-Bar - Head to the Olympic Sports Bar on Carnival Sunrise to catch the latest sporting action.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Vienna-Cafe - Guests on Carnival Sunrise can start the day sipping fine coffee and savoring sweets in the aptly named Vienna Cafe.
  • carnival-sunrise-at-sea.jpg - The 3,002-passenger Carnival Sunrise is an action-packed vessel offering warm-weather getaways to some of the Caribbean's most enticing ports.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Capitol-Atrium - Carnival Sunshine's Capitol Atrium shows off its opulent decor.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-cooks - Revel in a multicourse dinner prepared by the master chefs of Chef's Table during your Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table - A dessert sampler plate at Chef's Table aboard a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Rome-Lounge - Carnival Sunrise's Rome Lounge is the setting for professional shows and performances.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Guys-Burger-Joint - Guy’s Burger Joint is the ultimate poolside venue on board Carnival for hot burgers and hand-cut fries.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Vienna-Cafe - Guests on Carnival Sunrise can start the day sipping fine coffee and savoring sweets in the aptly named Vienna Cafe.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Capitol-Bar - Guests revel in Carnival Sunrise's lively vibe at the Capitol Bar.
  • Carnival-Triumph-South-Beach-Club - The South Beach Lido Restaurant aboard Carnival Sunrise takes its cues from the swank Miami neighborhood for which it's named.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Club-Rio - The exotically themed Club Rio is located toward the rear of Carnival Sunrise.
  • Carnival-Triumph-Olympic-Sports-Bar - Head to the Olympic Sports Bar on Carnival Sunrise to catch the latest sporting action.
  • Carnival-Triumph-London-Dining-Room - The London Dining Room, one of the two main dining rooms aboard Carnival Sunrise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-BlueIguana-Cantina-tacos - In the mood for Mexican fare? Head to the BlueIguana Cantina aboard your Carnival cruise for tacos and fresh Mexican cuisine.

Carnival Sunrise: Photo tour & ship overview

Have you sailed on Carnival Sunrise recently? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

The 3,002-passenger Carnival Sunrise is an action-packed vessel offering warm-weather getaways mostly to the Caribbean. The Carnival Cruise Line ship underwent a $155 million makeover in 2013 and 2016 and emerged as the second ship in its Sunshine class along with sister ships Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Victory

Here's what you can expect on board: water slides, ropes courses, a boisterous pool deck and more laid-back Serenity Deck, bars and lounges with live music and comedy, musical shows, outdoor movies, deck parties and a casino. And that's just for starters. 

Where Carnival Sunrise sails

Home ports: Ft. Lauderdale, New York and Norfolk, Virginia in the winter; summer cruises sail out of Galveston, Texas, or San Juan, Puerto Rico

Destinations: Carnival Sunrise sails chiefly in and around the Caribbean from fall to spring, but other destinations include the Bahamas, Mexico, Bermuda, Canada/New England and the Panama Canal. Summer cruises feature sailings to the Southern Caribbean and Western Caribbean.

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Top dining options

Guy's Burger Joint

Carnival teamed up with celebrity chef Guy Fieri to bring the roadside burger shack appeal to Guy's Burger Joint, a poolside spot for hot burgers, hand-cut fries and all the burger trimmings you crave. 

BlueIguana Cantina

The  BlueIguana Cantina features freshly made tacos and burritos, with a side of homemade tortillas chips and salsa.

Chef’s Table

Enjoy a multicourse dinner hosted by one of Carnival’s master chefs. The VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 14, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation and then a full-service dinner of appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular dining menus. The experience is $75 per guest, and reservations are required.

Lido Restaurant (South Beach Club)

Carnival's Lido Restaurant is your one-stop destination for casual dining options such as Carnival Deli, Chef’s Choice, Mongolian Wok and Salad Bar. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.

London & Paris Dining Rooms

Enjoy decadent and undeniably delicious dining in the London and Paris dining rooms. Choose Early (6 pm), Late (8:15 pm) or Your Time (5:45 pm to 9:30 pm) dining and feast delicious fare.

Guests on Carnival Sunrise can start the day sipping fine coffee and savoring sweets in the aptly named Vienna Cafe.
Rick Diaz / Courtesy of Carnival Cruise LinesGuests on Carnival Sunrise can start the day sipping fine coffee and savoring sweets in the aptly named Vienna Cafe.

Entertainment & activities

The Punchliner Comedy Club

Carnival teamed up with renowned comedian and TV personality George Lopez, who helped select talent for the fleetwide Punchliner Comedy Clubs. Guests can enjoy an evening laughing along to the comedians’ jokes.

Twister Waterslide

The Universe Pool area, on Carnival Sunrise's Panorama Deck, has a Twister Waterslide that's three-decks high, ideal for splashing, playing and sliding for all ages.

Carnival's Seaside Theatre

Guests can watch a movie on the giant outdoor screen while relaxing in a pool or lounging on a beach chair. 

Club Monaco Casino

Feeling lucky? Head over to the onboard casino to try out a wide selection of slots and table games including blackjack, roulette and poker.

DJ IRIE

Carnival's DJs have all been trained by DJ IRIE, the Miami Heat's official DJ, to drop beats that inspire dancing in all areas of the ship.

Bars & lounges

The Rome Lounge

Choose a seat in Carnival Sunrise's Rome Lounge, and check out a stage show full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that compare to a Broadway-style performance.

RedFrog Rum Bar

RedFrog Rum Bar is Carnival's laid-back bar based on the no-worries vibes of the British West Indies and Key West. It is serves up tasty rum drinks and Carnival's house brew, ThirstyFrog Red.

RedFrog Pub

The similar RedFrog Pub serves up the same laidback vibe as the rum bar, alongside a menu of delicious Caribbean fare.

EA SPORTS Bar

At EA SPORTS Bar, guests can grab a drink, catch a game and play a few, too. Watch your favorite games live on big flat-screen TVs, and keep up with real-time scores from across the sports world. And if you’re feeling that competitive spirit, you can get right into the game with the latest video game titles from EA SPORTS.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

The menu offers up Mexican favorites, including several brands of tequila and a slew of Mexican brews. There’s a lineup of frozen concoctions, cocktails and margaritas served by the glass or by the pitcher, and even a special Mexican beer cocktail.

Alchemy Bar

You don't need to be a mix master to appreciate Alchemy. Carnival produces a tasty series of all-new cocktails served at this vintage-themed cocktail pharmacy. Let the mixologists prescribe you something from the bar, with both nonalcoholic and alcoholic elixirs to remedy what ails you. Or create your own custom concoction from a variety of ingredients.

Piano Bar

Pull up a seat, order your favorite cocktail and let your friendly piano player play the songs you'd like to hear. Don’t be afraid to join the sing-along for a hand-clapping, foot-tapping, finger-snapping good time.

Hollywood Dance Club

Dance the night away and make new friends at this up-all-night dance club on board.

Spa & fitness

Spa Carnival

Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps.

Fitness Center

There’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land with the fitness equipment available on board in the fitness center. Plus, there are also fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates and indoor cycling.

City Sports Park

Carnival Sunrise's Sun deck features a nine-hole, mini-golf course, as well as a jogging track, ping pong and shuffle board.

Family-friendly options

Camp Carnival

Camp Carnival is the place where the youngest cruisers (ages 2 to 11) will experience games, finger painting, story time, movies and more in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. Carnival's babysitting program also offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 am.

Circle “C”

Youths ages 12 to 14 can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts and dance parties at “Circle C” as well as enjoy getting outside with sports, pool parties and special shore excursions. Plus, they can enjoy all of this excitement with kids their own age.

Club O2

Teens 15 to 17 can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties at Club O2, as well as video games and movies from the club's comfy seating and video monitors all over the place. They'll even have fun outside of the club, with pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

Of note

  • Carnival Sunshine has 3,758 passengers at full capacity.
  • You should know that Carnival Sunrise started out as Carnival Triumph and had some troubles under that name, including an engine room fire in 2013 and a mooring accident in Mobile, Ala., in 2013 in which a worker on the dock was killed. 

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: South Beach Club
  • Where: Carnival Sunrise

  • What: Carnival Sunrise
  • Where: Caribbean port

  • What: Capitol Atrium
  • Where: Carnival Sunrise
  • Four swimming pools — one with a sliding dome and one especially for the children
  • Shuffleboard, volleyball and ping pong at City Sports Park
  • Relaxation at Spa Carnival

Top dining options on board

Chef's Table

  • Style: Gourmet
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

BlueIguana Cantina

  • Style: Mexican
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast & lunch

Guy's Burger Joint

  • Style: American
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Lunch

Fast facts

3,002 Passengers [?]
1,040 Crew
14 Decks
2015 Maiden voyage
102,853 Tonnage [?]
892 Length in feet
116 Width in feet (max beam)
26 speed (mph) [?]

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