After one of Carnival Cruise Line’s largest transformations yet, Carnival Sunrise has spent the past week in the Caribbean on her maiden voyage.
The totally transformed Carnival Sunrise (formally Carnival Triumph) embarked on its maiden voyage on Monday, a seven-day cruise from Norfolk, Virginia.
A highlight of the week-long cruise was a day-long visit to tropical Grand Turk where guests enjoyed a variety of exciting landside experiences, from snorkeling and kayaking to, of course, beautiful white-sand beaches.
Carnival Sunrise debuted earlier this week following a $200 million renovation in Cadiz, Spain, that added all of the cruise line’s popular culinary, beverage and entertainment innovations.
The ship will operate a series of voyages from Norfolk’s Decker Half Moone Cruise Center before repositioning to New York for a summer schedule of four-to eight-day cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean.
While in New York, the ship will be officially named with Kelly Arison, daughter of Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine, during a special invitation-only ceremony May 23. Following its New York program, Carnival Sunrise will shift to Fort Lauderdale for a winter season of Caribbean cruises.