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The Carnival Sunshine started sailing in 1996 . Former names: Carnival Destiny. The Carnival Sunshine is registered in Panama City, Panama. The Carnival Sunshine has 1506 cabins. 37 percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

You can expect between 3012 to 3765 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Carnival Sunshine has a space ratio of 27.3 . (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 34.1.

The Carnival Sunshine has 1150 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

The ship last major refurbishment was in May 2016 .

There are 13 decks on this ship. The highest deck number is 14. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 11.

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
1996 - Carnival Destiny
1996 - Carnival Sunshine

There are 32 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

Formerly Carnival Destiny. In May 2016 drydock routine hotel maintenance, cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work and reupholstering in public areas, Sports bar re-branded as SKYBOX Sports Bar.

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Smoking Policy     smoking
  • All staterooms and suite accommodations are entirely smoke-free, including balconies
  • Cigarette and electronic cigarette smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas, in the nightclub and in certain areas within the casino and casino bar
  • Cigar and pipe smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas.
  • Click here for smoking areas on Carnival Ships
  • Carnvial Vista will allow smoking in the casino and casino bar and also on deck 11 port side aft.
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  • 3 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 7 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • Waterslide
  • Water Park
  • Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • No Golf Simulator
  • Sports Court
  • No Boxing Ring
  • Jogging Track
  • WIFI Ship Wide casino
  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • No Cinema
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • No Passenger Promenade
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Carnival Sunshine

You are viewing deck Deck 12

Deck 12

Suite SS
Balcony 8T
Interior 4S

The cruise line seperates the different categories (Inside, Oceanview, Balcony) into subcategories. The only difference in the subcategories is usually location on the ship. The detail above shows subcategory color, category name, and subcategory name. For detailed information, mouse over a cabin on the deck plans and a pop up window will appear. You will find diagrams, pictures and information about that cabin category including square footage and features.

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Adults-only area with bar, hot tubs, loungers, and pool.

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Mini Golf

Mini Golf course on deck 12

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The following is a listing of all the cabins we have pictures or videos for on this deck for this ship and also on the sister ships. Click on any highlighted link to view pictures and/or videos (youtube for this cabin = video available). Links for cabins pictures are a membership feature and are limited on the public site

Click links below to view cabin categories details.

Here are some tips that you should keep in mind when looking for cabins on this deck. There may be other issues that we haven't noted, and if you are aware of any issues we have not listed, please contact us and let us know so that we can add it to the list.

Deck: Deck 12
* The inside cabins on this deck are smaller than regular inside cabins and have limited closet space.
* Balcony cabins on this deck look down on the balconies of cabins on deck 10 below.

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Carnival Sunshine Cruise Deck Plan Key
1 Upper Bed symbol

= 1 Upper Bed

2 upper beds symbol

= 2 upper beds

Balcony with obstructed views symbol

= Balcony with obstructed views

Connecting Staterooms symbol

= Connecting Staterooms

Extended balcony (50% larger) symbol

= Extended balcony (50% larger)

Stateroom with 2 portholes symbol

= Stateroom with 2 portholes

Twin beds do not convert symbol

= Twin beds do not convert

Twin/king w double sofa symbol

= Twin/king w double sofa

Twin/King w single sofa symbol

= Twin/King w single sofa

Twin/king, single sofa & upper symbol

= Twin/king, single sofa & upper

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Cloud 9 Spa Balcony

Similar to cabin 6116

*Cabin is 185 ft2 , Balcony is 35 ft2


- Twin beds that convert to king
- balcony
- private bath with shower
- closet
- safe
- phone
- television
- sitting area with sofa and coffee table
- hair dryer
- some cabins have mini-fridges.

Category 8G has 60 square foot balcony.
*Cabin size and layout may differ from size, diagrams and pictures shown.

Similar to cabin 5342

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Cloud 9 Spa Interior

Similar to cabin 6200

*Cabin is 170 ft2


- Twin beds that convert to king
- television
- private bath with shower
- safe
- phone
- television
- sitting area with chair and coffee table
- hair dryer
- some cabins have mini-fridges.

*Cabin size and layout may differ from size, diagrams and pictures shown.

Similar to cabin 3138

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Cabin: 5322

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Cabin: 5322


Cloud 9 Spa Suite

Similar to cabn 7165

*Cabin is 275 ft2 , Balcony is 65 ft2

Ocean Suite

- Twin beds that convert to king
- large balcony
- sitting area with armchair and coffee table
- sofa
- dressing area with vanity
- two large closets
- wall safe
- refrigerator
- mini bar
- private bath with whirlpool tub and shower
- phone
- television
- hair dryer.

*Cabin size and layout may differ from size, diagrams and pictures shown.

Similar to cabin 5341

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Cabin: 7178