Carnival Sunshine, Behind the Name

Carnival Sunshine
Interviewing Carnival ceo Gerry Cahill after the session.

Why change the name from Carnival Destiny to Carnival Sunshine? That was asked to Carnival’s ceo Gerry Cahill this week in a question and answer session aboard Carnival Sunshine.

“We felt like what we were taking was so signifigant that we had to communicate the idea that it’s a new ship, it represents the direction we are taking the Carnival brand in,” Cahill said.

The massive $155-million undertaking has over a million man hours invested which involved gutting the ship and having it rebuilt.

Interesting statistics

Carnival Sunshine added:

  • 12% more capacity
  • 12% more deck chairs
  • 19% more dining capacity
  • 25% more space in kids area
  • 32% bar seats
  • 58% more fitness

Besides adding 24 branded areas on Carnival Sunshine, they installed 182 more cabins, added partial deck and expanded two decks.

“Not one part of this ship went untouched during the dry dock,” Cahill added.

From the revitalized main atrium to the expanded three-story serenity deck, Carnival Sunshine really does have something for everyone.

After spending the summer in the Med., Carnival Sunshine will go to New Orleans until April 2014, before moving one last time to Port Canaveral – giving her three homeports in on year time.

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