Carnival Announces New Home for Carnival Sunshine in Charleston, South Carolina

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced Carnival Sunshine will homeport in Charleston, South Carolina beginning in May 2019.

Carnival Sunshine’s 4- and 5-day programs sailing out of Charleston, SC will begin on May 18, 2019, and she is expected to carry approximately over 200,000 passengers annually from the port.

“With its convenient location and strong tourism appeal, Charleston is one of our most popular homeports and we’re delighted to build upon this success with the deployment of Carnival Sunshine,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Sunshine not only provides guests sailing from Charleston with a newer, larger ship with so much to see and do but also underscores our commitment to our year-round operations from this port,” she added.

Charleston, South Carolina will be the new home for Carnival Sunshine beginning in May 2019..

The scheduled 4-day sailings will visit Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, while 5-day sailings will visit the private island Half Moon Cay as well as Nassau. Both of these destinations offer top-notch beaches and numerous water sports opportunities – including kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle-boarding.

Carnival Sunshine was recently refurbished in 2016, and now has many exciting features for every member of the family. For meal times, cruisers aboard Carnival Sunshine can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink choices, including JiJi Asian Kitchen with a Far East inspired menu, Havana Bar with Cuban cocktails, Alchemy Bar with pharmacy-themed drinks, RedFrog Pub with a Caribbean flair, the family-style Italian restaurant Cucina del Capitano, Guy’s Burger Joint developed with Food Network Star Guy Fieri, and more!

For families, Carnival Sunshine features entertainment perfect for everyone! There’s WaterWorks aqua park with dual-racing slides, SportSquare with a ropes course with amazing sea views 150 feet below, a mini-golf course, and of course, something just for the grown-ups – a three-deck, adult-only retreat with umbrellas, lounges, chairs, its own pool, and a waterfall.

Carnival Sunshine will homeport in Charleston beginning in 2019.

Carnival Sunshine won’t just be sailing the shorter itineraries, she will also begin an 11-day Carnival Journeys cruise round-trip from Charleston on December 3 – 14, 2019. She is scheduled to call on St. Thomas, Aruba, Bonaire, Grand Turk, and Half Moon Cay.  In addition to visiting these beautiful destinations, the Carnival Journey sailings have unique activities where guests will enjoy cuisine, entertainment, and cultural experiences from each of the ports.

Currently Carnival Ecstasy sails out of Charleston and is scheduled to move to Jacksonville, Florida to begin 4- and 5-day sailings beginning in May 2019. Carnival Elation which currently calls Jacksonville home will move to Port Canaveral, Florida in May 2019.

For more information about Carnival Sunshine’s sailings out of Charleston, and all other Carnival sailings, call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with an expert cruise consultant.

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