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Carnival Sunrise recently launched a schedule of 4- to 11-day voyages from the Port of Charleston, becoming the newest ship to operate year-round cruises from that port.

Carnival Sunshine’s schedule from Charleston includes 4- and 5-day sailings to the Bahamas, 6- and 7-day voyages to Bermuda and the Caribbean, and the first-ever Cuba cruises from Charleston with a series of 5-day sailings calling at Havana. Also offered are longer 10- and 11-day Carnival Journeys sailings to the Caribbean with day-long calls at tropical islands, opportunities to sample local cuisine and activities like a retro Throwback Sea Day.

“Carnival launched Charleston’s first year-round cruise program nearly a decade ago and we’re delighted to homeport Carnival Sunshine, which offers our guests so many wonderful onboard features and amenities,” said Terry Thornton, senior v.p. of nautical and port operations for Carnival Cruise Line, in press materials.

In addition to featuring more than 500 balcony staterooms and nearly 50 suites, Carnival Sunshine offers a wide range of onboard amenities that include several outdoor spaces such as the 3-level Serenity—an adults-only retreat—and a suspended ropes course, plus Speedway Splash, the dual racing slides that are part of the WaterWorks aqua park. A variety of food and beverage options such as Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub and the pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar are also featured on board.

With Carnival Sunshine repositioning to Charleston, Carnival Ecstasy was deployed to Jacksonville for year-round 4- to 7-day cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean. In turn, Carnival Elation, previously based in Jacksonville, shifted to Port Canaveral for a new 4- and 5-day Caribbean/Bahamas schedule from the Space Coast.

For more information, visit Carnival Cruise Line also recently launched its Most Trusted Travel Advisor Contest with a free trip aboard the new Mardi Gras up for grabs as the grand prize; click here to get the details on how you can win.