Carnival Sunshine Resumes Service, Plenty To Do

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 […]

Video: Carnival Sunshine Starting to Take Shape

It’s about a little over a month since Carnival Destiny entered a shipyard in Italy to undergo a $155-million renovation, transforming her to Carnival Sunshine. Fast forward to April, things are really starting to take shape. The drydock process includes over 3,000 employees working round-the-clock. This week’s video features a lot of the public areas […]

Cruise Ship Order Book for 2013

Compared to the past, 2013 is shaping up to be a relatively  slow year for cranking out new  builds. With exception of Viking River Cruises, which aren’t considered cruise ships, we’ll see three noteworthy new builds and one major refurbishment. Here is the cruise ship order book for 2013: Norwegian Cruise Line will take delivery […]

Carnival Breeze: Disembarkation in Barcelona, Spain

Well it finally comes to an end. Carnival Breeze’s 12- night sailing through the Med is officially over and done. We had baggage tags put in our room last night and the bags had to be out by 10:30 if we wanted to check them and pick them up pierside. I carried mine off the […]

Carnival Breeze: Sea Day + Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ

Being a BBQ freak and living in the south I was excited for today, getting to try Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ. Yes, it can be done, a cruise ship can make great BBQ, just like they do in the South and I was actually impressed. Going into the whole thing I was trying to figure […]

Episode: Goodbye Carnival Destiny, Hello Carnival Sunshine 2012

[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Goodbye Carnival Destiny” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]On this episode Lania Rittenhouse, VP of Product Development for Carnival Cruise Line joins us to talk about the big transformation announcement on Tuesday morning. Carnival Destiny turns into Carnival Sunshine, hear all about it. Cruise Guy is giving us the Cruise News for the week: New Royal […]

Carnival Destiny transforms to Carnival Sunshine, biggest refurb yet

Carnival Cruise Lines announced on Tuesday morning that Carnival Destiny will undergo a 49-day $155-million dollar refit in April 2013, a refit so dramatic that it’ll change the ships name from Carnival Destiny to Carnival Sunshine. Along with adding the lines current Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements, the line will also add even more food, entertainment, staterooms, […]

Carnival Victory exits San Juan market, Valor enters

Carnival Cruise Lines announced today that Carnival Victory will leave San Juan, Puerto Rico, effective February 2013, to reposition to Miami, while Carnival Valor leaves Miami and heads to San Juan. Also announced, Carnival Destiny will move to the European market spring 2013. Here’s the scoop: Carnival Victory will head to Miami offering guests four and […]