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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.

External Website - www.carnival.com www.carnival.com.au

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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Activities
  • 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
Features
  • 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

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Suite OS
Balcony 8M
Oceanview 6D
Interior 4D


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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Alchemy Bar

Serves a range of cocktails served at the unique vintage-themed cocktail pharmacyŁ. Seats 30 guests.

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Taste Bar

Pick up a complimentary appetizer before dinner for a taste of something different.

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Shake Spot

With a variety of tempting, handcrafted shakes and indulgent floats, Shake Spot is your cool spot for something sweet.

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RedFrog Pub

Sample Caribbean fare, dominate at the foosball table, enjoy some sweet tunes from live musicians and sip our tasty signature private-label brew, ThirstyFrog Red.

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JavaBlue Cafe

Featuring fun twists on the hot and cold drinks you enjoy.

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Ocean Plaza

Enjoy live music, coffee and snacks, and dancing.

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Cherry on Top

Well stocked candy and more store with confectionary favourites, cupcakes, chocolate bars, branded Cherry On Top gear, tuxedo rentals, and gifts for special occasions such as flowers and wine. Includes a premium ice cream counter with goodies for mixing and topping.

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Skybox Sports Bar

Replaced EA Sports Bar in May 2016. Sports bar that offers beverage service and snacks. Has big screen TV's showing live sports events and real-time scores from across the sports world.

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The Fun Shops

A selection of boutiques and duty free shops with items ranging from clothes, jewelry and spa products to souvenirs and duty free alcohol.

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Liquid Lounge

Stages the ship's main productions featuring dancers, musicians and performers as well as audience participation game shows and bingo amongst other entertainment.

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Sunshine Casino

Casino with bar, slot machines and gaming tables.

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Warehouse Video Arcade

Video Arcade open 24 hours.

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Sunshine Atrium

Main ship atrium. On first level is guest services and shore excursion desk.

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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.

Click the Cabin Check Tool to check what is on the deck above or below your stateroom:

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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 5
* Aft facing cabin balconies are semi-private. The divider between the balconies comes down at a slant which allows people on the balcony next to yours to view your balcony when standing at the railing.
* Balconies that face aft of ship tend to be warmer than other balconies during cold weather crusing.

Handicap Cabins on this deck

5310- Category 4D Interior
5311- Category 4D Interior
5344- Category 8M Balcony
5345- Category 8M Balcony

Have a 35" entry door and a 32" bathroom door, both doorways have no threshold. The bathrooms have roll-in showers with hand held shower head, grab bars and fold down seat. The toilets are 18" high and have grab bars and the sink is 26.5" high with knee clearance underneath.

Carnival has alert kits for guests with hearing impairments which can be fitted to any cabin. These kits include visual notification of the door knocker and smoke alarm and there is a vibrating alarm and phone amplifier. Please notify in advance if this equipment is needed. Service dogs are permitted with the required documentation but may not be allowed to disembark at all ports.

See category list for special needs cabin numbers.

There are two types of special needs cabins on this ship:

Modified Cabins: these cabins are designed for guests who may utilize a wheelchair or similar assistance device (e.g. for distance) (and include features such as grab bars and shower seats in the bathrooms).

Fully Accessible Cabins: these cabins are designed for guest with highly limited or no mobility who utilize wheelchairs or other similar assistive devices (and include features such as turning space; accessible routes throughout the cabin; and accessible bathrooms).



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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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8M

Aft-View Extended Balcony

Similar to cabin 6116


*Cabin is 185 ft2 , Balcony is 35 ft2

Balcony

- 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

Similar to cabin 10109

Similar to cabin 11026

Similar to cabin 7324

4D

Interior

Similar to cabin 6200


*Cabin is 170 ft2

Interior

- 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

Similar to cabin 12003

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Cabin: 10128

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Cabin: 10128

6D

Ocean Vew

Similar to cabin 5307


*Cabin is 220 ft2

Oceanview

- Twin beds that convert to king
- picture window
- television
- private bath with shower
- safe
- phone
- television
- sitting area with coffee table
- sofa
- hair dryer
- Two Porthole windows for category 5A
- some cabins have mini-fridges.


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

Similar to cabin 2346

Similar to cabin 2163

Similar to cabin 2344

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Cabin: 1492

OS

Ocean 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

Similar to cabin 10107

Similar to cabin 12001

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Cabin: 5341