Carnival Cruise Line has 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 two-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, starting March next year.
The dry dock makeover will add all of Carnival’s wildly popular branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations, as well as update all staterooms in a broad spectrum of new accommodations providing guests fresh and exciting seagoing holiday choices.
Following a renaming ceremony, Carnival Sunrise will re-enter service with a series of five- to seven-day voyages beginning April 29th, a summer schedule of four- to 14-day departures from New York commencing May 23rd, then move to Fort Lauderdale in October.
“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 programme that is transforming our fleet on an unprecedented scale,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
Carnival Sunrise enhancements include the redesign of two luxurious Captain’s Suites adjacent to the navigational bridge offering floor-to-ceiling windows and extended balcony grand suites.
All of the ship’s staterooms will be updated to offer island-inspired interiors with bright colours and soothing pastels inspired by the line’s Caribbean itineraries.