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 2-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, starting March 1. The dry dock makeover will add all of Carnival’s popular branded food, beverage and entertainment options, as well as update all staterooms with island-inspired interiors, bright colors and pastels. Included in the update of all accommodations will also be the redesign of two luxury Captain’s Suites adjacent to the navigational bridge offering floor-to-ceiling windows and extended balconies.
“The introduction of Carnival Sunrise will provide our guests with an array of exciting dining, bar and entertainment choices. The new Carnival Sunrise is part of our multi-billion-dollar ship enhancement program that is transforming our fleet on an unprecedented scale,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, in press materials.
Following the refurbishment and a renaming ceremony, Carnival Sunrise will re-enter service with a series of 5- to 7-day voyages from Norfolk, Virginia beginning April 29, 2019, followed by a summer schedule of 4- to 14-day departures starting May 23, 2019 from New York. The ship will then move to Fort Lauderdale to begin its 4- and 5-day itineraries starting on Oct. 28, 2019 calling at Half Moon Cay, Princess Cays, Grand Turk and Nassau. In addition, 5-day sailings from Fort Lauderdale will visit Cuba, as well as The Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Grand Turk.