Carnival Sunshine Returns From Inaugural 12-Day Voyage Following Massive $155 Million Makeover

Carnival Sunshine Returns From Inaugural 12-Day Voyage Following Massive $155
                               Million Makeover

PR Newswire

MIAMI, May 17, 2013

MIAMI, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Carnival Sunshine – which recently
underwent a groundbreaking $155 million renovation that added a host of new
features and facilities – arrived today in Barcelona, Spain, following its
inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice, Italy.

The unprecedented transformation added all of the line's Fun Ship 2.0 dining,
bar and entertainment features, along with a host of unique and exciting
innovations and an additional 182 staterooms.

Today's voyage from Barcelona represents Carnival Sunshine's first-ever
departure from the Spanish port and continues the ship's summer schedule of
nine- and 12-day Mediterranean voyages that will run through October.

Here's a look at some of the many innovations added to the 3,006-passenger
vessel during its comprehensive makeover:

Delicious Dining Choices

  oJi Ji Asian Kitchen, a stunning new full-service restaurant  featuring an
    extensive menu of delicacies from the Far East, all enjoyed amidst
    striking Asian-inspired interiors
  oGuy's Burger Joint, a  free-of-charge  poolside venue developed in
    partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri  serving hand-crafted
    burgers and fresh-cut fries
  oCucina del Capitano, offering Italian favorites and new Carnival classics
    served family-style in an engaging atmosphere reminiscent of a cozy
    Italian home
  oBlueIguana Cantina, a complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests
    can enjoy authentic, freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas
  oJavaBlue Cafe, offering lattes, cappuccinos and other caffeinated
    favorites, as well as "spiked" coffees made with liqueurs, and deliciously
    decadent confections
  oPizzeria del Capitano, an expansion of Cucina del Capitano offering five
    varieties of hand-tossed artisanal-style pizza, all available free of
    charge 24 hours a day
  oFahrenheit 555, a classic American steakhouse offering mouth-watering
    steaks, gourmet appetizers, entrees and desserts, with impeccable service
    and understated ambiance 
  oShake Spot, the ideal "chill" spot where guests can enjoy hand-crafted
    milkshakes and floats, including "adult versions" of the frozen
    confections, available with fun toppings

Outdoor Fun and Relaxation

  oCarnival's first three-deck-high Serenity adults-only retreat, offering
    plush chaise lounges and chairs, a whirlpool, a waterfall, a pool, and, of
    course, magnificent sea views
  oSportSquare, an open-air recreation complex that includes a ropes course,
    mini-golf course, a basketball court, jogging track, ping pong, foosball
    and pool tables, and more
  oWaterWorks, an expansive water park with 40 interactive water features, a
    gigantic drenching bucket, five different slides including the new
    racing-themed Speedway Splash, and a 334-foot-long Twister slide, the
    longest in the "Fun Ship" fleet
  oCarnival's Seaside Theatre, a 270-square-foot LED screen displaying
    nightly movies, concerts, sporting events and other programming

Raising the Bar

  oRedFrog 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
  oBlueIguana Tequila Bar, a fun and festive outdoor watering hole offering a
    laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and
  oEA SPORTS Bar, where guests can catch live sporting events, check out
    scores on the real-time 24/7 sports ticker, and play the latest EA SPORTS
    video games
  oAlchemy Bar, a vintage-themed cocktail "pharmacy" with mixologists who
    "prescribe" concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients
  oRedFrog Rum Bar, a poolside adaptation of the RedFrog Pub offering the
    quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based
    frozen drinks and beers
  oThe Library Bar, a warm and cozy venue offering self-serve wine dispensers
    and full bar service for those seeking a more intimate spot for before- or
    after-dinner drinks
  oHavana Bar, which by day serves as a gathering spot for Cuban coffee and
    snacks, then at night transforms into a Latin-inspired courtyard for
    classic Cuban cocktails, music and dancing

Captivating Entertainment

  oPlaylist Productions, which combines captivating live performances of
    recognizable pop and rock songs and spectacular special effects to create
    enthralling music revues
  oHasbro, The Game Show, featuring larger-than-life adaptations of the
    company's iconic and popular games and presented in the totally
    transformed Liquid Lounge
  oThe Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez, featuring a line-up
    of hilarious, laugh-out-loud comedians, part of the line's partnership
    with the popular comedian, who serves as Carnival's "curator of comedy"

Additional Information and Reservations

For additional information and reservations on the Carnival Sunshine or any of
the line's "Fun Ship" vacations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL
or visit

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