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Carnival Triumph to get ultimate $200m makeover and emerge as Carnival Sunrise

A $200m top-to-toe makeover for Carnival Triumph in spring 2019 was revealed today including renaming the ship Carnival Sunrise to reflect its significant transformation.

The ship will join Carnival’s Sunshine class after a two-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, starting on 1 March.

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Carnival Triumph will emerge from her $200m makeover as Carnival Sunrise

The makeover will add all of Carnival Cruise Line’s popular branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations, as well as update all staterooms in a broad spectrum of new accommodations providing guests fresh seagoing vacation choices.

Following a renaming ceremony, Carnival Sunrise will re-enter service with a series of five- to seven-day voyages from Norfolk, Virginia., beginning 29 April, a summer schedule of four- to 14-day departures from New York commencing 23 May, then move to Fort Lauderdale in October.

“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.

Sunrise’s 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 colors and soothing pastels inspired by the line’s Caribbean itineraries.

Other new features will include:

Food

:: Cucina del Capitano: offering Italian favourites and new Carnival classics served family-style in an engaging atmosphere reminiscent of a cosy Italian home.
:: JavaBlue Café: this expanded version of the line’s popular coffee bars will offer lattes, cappuccinos and other caffeinated favourites, as well as “spiked” coffees made with liqueurs, and decadent confections.
:: Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse: offering mouth-watering steaks, gourmet appetisers, entrees and desserts.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
Mouth-watering steaks will be on the menu at The Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

:: Bonsai Express: the success of the full-service Bonsai Sushi restaurants has spawned this casual spot, featuring a mouth-watering array of sushi, sashimi, rolls and more.
:: The Chef’s Table: a new multi-course dining experience hosted in a special glass-enclosed venue in the forward dining room.
:: Cherry on Top: The “sweetest spot on board”, an expanded Cherry on Top features bulk candy, fanciful gifts, custom apparel and a Carnival Adventures shop.
:: Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse: a casual open-air eatery featuring “real deal” BBQ favourites created by Food Network star Guy Fieri.
:: Lido Marketplace: A casual poolside eatery boasting favourites like Seafood Shack offering lobster rolls and other New England-inspired fare; The Deli with sandwiches and paninis; Pizzeria del Capitano serving hand-tossed artisanal-style pies free of charge 24/7, and an expanded Swirls venue with complimentary ice cream and frozen yogurt.

Drink

:: RedFrog Pub: Featuring the Caribbean’s best rums and beers – including Carnival’s own ThirstyFrog Red – enjoyed in a distinct British-West-Indies-meets-Key-West atmosphere.
:: Piano Bar 88: A new twist on Carnival’s popular piano bar concept that amps up the excitement with themed nights, engaging new décor and spontaneous sing-along fun.
:: Limelight Lounge: Home to the Punchliner Comedy Club featuring a ine-up of comics which later transforms into a sizzling night club where guests can dance the night away.
:: Liquid Lounge: an expansive theater that’s home to captivating daytime and nighttime entertainment, including the line’s high-tech Playlist Productions revues and audience participation favorite Hasbro, The Game Show.

Open-Air Fun and Relaxation

:: SportSquare: A suspended ropes course offering heart-racing views to the sea 150 feet below, basketball court, jogging track, ping pong, foosball, pool tables, and a nine-hole miniature golf course highlight this open-area recreation complex.
:: WaterWorks: Featuring a 203-foot-long AquaTunnel slide and Carnival’s signature 212-foot-long Twister slide along with a 75-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket and kiddie area.
:: Serenity Adult Only Retreat: An adult only oasis offering plush chaise lounges, whirlpools and oversized umbrellas, enhanced by dramatic sea views.

Expanded Cloud 9 Spa and More

:: Cloud 9 Spa:  Designed as the ultimate refuge for rest and relaxation, the health and wellness center offers an elaborate thermal suite, private treatment rooms, and the latest cardio and weight-training equipment.
:: Modern, Spacious Facilities for Kids and Teens: including a new Camp Ocean, a colorful marine-inspired play area designed for kids ages 2-11, along with new spaces for Circle “C” aimed at 12- to 14-year olds and Club O2 geared to those 15-17.
:: The Warehouse: promising fun for all ages with a variety of the latest video and arcade games.
:: Expanded Retail Spaces: a mall-style shopping area lined with retail outlets offering fine jewelry, watches, fragrances, and more along with the line’s own branded spaces like Hip Fish and The Carnival Store.

“These new dining spaces and features complement many of Carnival’s signature food and beverage outlets that were added during previous renovations, including Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Guy Fieri,” said Gus Antorcha, Carnival’s chief operating officer, who has led the reimagination of Carnival Sunrise and many other ships in the fleet.

“Carnival’s investments are part of an overall plan that is raising the bar on ship amenities and features, itineraries and offshore excursions that our guests are loving.”

Posted on 31st July 2018 at 03:01 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Ships | New Ships | Cruise Lines | Carnival Cruise Line |

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