Cruise News Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Sunrise Departs on Maiden Voyage Today

Carnival Sunrise Departs on Maiden Voyage Today

After a $200 million renovation, Carnival Cruise Line’s “newest” cruise ship, Carnival Sunrise, will depart on her maiden voyage this afternoon from Norfolk.

Carnival Sunrise is kicking off an exciting inaugural season of four to 14 day cruises that visit destinations in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, the Panama Canal, New England and Canada with the first four cruises from Norfolk.

Part of Carnival Cruise Line’s $2 billion cruise ship enhancement program that saw Carnival Triumph turn into Carnival Sunrise, the cruise ship now includes popular features, such as:

Casual F&B options: Poolside venues like Guy’s Burger Joint and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, in collaboration with Food Network star and longtime partner Guy Fieri, BlueIguana Cantina & Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, as well as upgrades to the Lido Marketplace, an expanded ice cream station, the Java Blue coffee bar and 24-hour Pizzeria del Capitano.

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Specialty dining: The Chef’s Table fine dining experience, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, as well as Italian, sushi and seafood options.

Shopping and Personal Care: A Cherry on Top sweet shop, Pixels photo gallery, expanded retail outlets and renovated fitness and spa facilities.

Outdoor Decks and Attractions: A new water park with slides and a kiddie splash zone, a Serenity adults-only retreat, and a SportSquare recreation area with ropes course and mini golf.

Youth & Family Entertainment: Dedicated Camp Ocean, Circle “C” and Club O2 facilities hosting supervised children’s programming for kids 2-17, as well as an arcade.

Theater & Live Entertainment: The Punchliner Comedy Club in the new Limelight Lounge, Playlist Productions shows in the Liquid Lounge, live entertainment, deck parties, onboard programming and the popular sing-along piano bar.

Staterooms and Suites: Two redesigned Captain’s Suites and updates to all staterooms.

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Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, gave the following statement: “The introduction of Carnival Sunrise brings an incredibly enhanced ship to our guests with all of the popular features from across our fleet. We couldn’t be more proud to introduce Carnival Sunrise in Norfolk.”

Beginning May 23, Carnival Sunrise will set sail from New York through mid-October on a series of four to 14 day voyages. An invitation-only naming ceremony will be held on board prior to the May 23 departure with Kelly Arison, daughter of Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine, serving as the ship’s godmother.

Carnival Sunrise will return to Norfolk in October for two six day cruises then reposition to Fort Lauderdale for four and five day cruises beginning October 28.

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