Guests who were booked on Carnival Sunrise from PortMiami next spring will now have to make other plans. The ship will be heading to dry dock in late April, forcing the line to cancel four sailings from April 23 to May 21, 2022.
In a letter to travel agents, Carnival wrote, “In our continuous efforts to enhance our product, Carnival Sunrise has now been scheduled for her annual maintenance. As a result, we’re sorry to inform you that we will not be operating your clients’ cruise and their reservation will be cancelled.”
Carnival is offering impacted guests a comparable sailing in similar accommodations and a $25 per person onboard credit for the inconvenience. If the guest doesn’t want to reschedule their voyage, they will refund the cruise fare and any pre-purchased items to the original form of payment.
After becoming famous for all the wrong reasons in 2013, Carnival Triumph underwent a $200 million makeover in 2019 and was transformed to Carnival Sunrise.
Part of the enhancements included Alchemy Bar, RedFrog Pub, Limelight Lounge As part of the Sunshine class, the ship joins Carnival Sunshine (formerly Carnival Destiny) and Carnival Radiance (formerly Carnival Victory).
The ship is currently sailing from PortMiami on four- and five-night Bahamas and Western Caribbean itineraries.
After suspending service in March 2020, Carnival Sunrise was the seventh ship from the operator to return to cruising in August 2021.
During her return voyage, she made the line’s first call to Ocho Rios, Jamaica in 17-months. Carnival recently announced that all 22 of its ships will be in operation by March 2022, which aligns with its 50th anniversary.
In line with the latest CDC Conditional Sailing Order, Carnival’s current health and safety protocols require guests 12 years and older to be fully vaccinated within 14 days of embarkation date. Guests under 12 have to apply for an exemption in order to sail.